The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare: And Annals of the Stage to the Restoration (Classic Reprint)

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On an occasion of this kind it was usual for the companies to proceed to the provinces and, besides the authority they possessed under their patents, and the commission of the Master of the Revels, it seems to have been sometimes thought necessary to obtain from the Lord Chamberlain what was termed a Player's Pass'. That which was granted to the King's company on 17th of May (within five days after the temporary closing of the theatres in the metropolis) is extant, in a ms., in the Office of the Lord Chamberlain hence we learn, that at this date the body consisted Of eighteen performers; and as Taylor, Lowen, and Swanston, Holland, and the Lady Elizabeth Fielding. Mrs. Basse, the law-woman, led in this royal citizen and her company.

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