Queen Anne's Men

Definition

Theater

  • A 17th-century English theater company, commonly known as theQueen's Men, who appeared successfully in both London and the provinces.The company was created by former members of Worcester's Men and Oxford'sMen on the accession of James I in 1603. Among the actors were ThomasHeywood and Christopher Beeston (see the Beestons), whobecame their business manager in 1612. They performed regularly atLondon's curtain Theatre and at the Red Bull Inn until 1616, whenthey moved to Beeston's new Cockpit Theatre. The companydisbanded on the death of Queen Anne in 1619.
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