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Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays$
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Lawrence Manley and Sally-Beth MacLean

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300191998

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300191998.001.0001

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Origins of Lord Strange’s Men

Origins of Lord Strange’s Men

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(p.12) 1 Origins of Lord Strange’s Men
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Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays
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Lawrence Manley

Sally-Beth MacLean

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300191998.003.0002

This chapter provides a historical background of Lord Strange’s Men. Family tradition was fundamental to the creation and patronage of Lord Strange’s Men. From the standpoint of the company’s patron, Ferdinando Stanley, a key motive for his backing of players lay in a tradition of patronage developed through previous generations of the family. The chapter discusses the family’s interest in theatrical patronage and what motivated Ferdinando Stanley, Lord Strange, to launch his career as patron of his own troupe.

Keywords:   Lord Strange’s Men, patronage, theatrical patronage, Ferdinando Stanley, Lord Strange

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