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Chamberlain's Men Explained

Chamberlain's Men at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

English theatrical company, the most important in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. It was based at the Globe Theatre 1599-1608. In 1603 it was taken under royal patronage as the King's Men. W. Shakespeare was connected with it for most of his career; it also presented works by B. Jonson, Thomas Dekker, and F. Beaumont and J. Fletcher. It ceased to exist when the theaters were closed at the outbreak of the English Civil Wars in 1642.