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Shakespeare's Acting Company
Many theater companies at the time required a wealthy benefactor or patron to pay their bills. Because of this, Shakespeare's acting troupe had more than one name depending on who their patron was at the time. They were originally formed under the patronage of a Lord Strange, but soon enough grew to fame as Lord Chamberlain's Men under Henry Carey, the Lord Chamberlain. Later, when King James I became their patron, they change their name to The King's Men.
William Kempe, Clown of the Chamberlain's Men
Image of English Elizabethan clown Will Kempe dancing a jig.
Henry Carey, the Lord Chamberlain
Image of Henry Carey, the Lord Chamberlain, courtesy of University of Victoria's Internet Shakespeare page.
Ted X Talk that covers the players, accents, and culture of Shakespeare's theatre
Original Practice - Shakespeare's Craft | Ben Crystal | TEDxBergen
"Ben Crystal is fascinated not only with the writing, producing, and performing of Shakespeare plays but also with how the theatres built 400 years ago might contribute to our entertainment experience today. English actor, author, producer and linguistic expert, most famous for performing and promoting William Shakespeare. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community."