Viewing Event Record: Chamberlain's Office, 'Sharers' Papers': The ruling

Abstract

The Lord Chamberlain decides in the case of the Robert Benfield, Elliard Swanston and Thomas Pollard's petition over shares in the Globe and Blackfriars. The actors are to be "admitted to the purchase of the shares desired . . . for the four years remaining of the lease of the house in Blackfriars, and for five years in that of the Globe." The members of the consortium who choose to disregard the order are to be suspended from playing, if they are actors, or left out of the lease, if they are not.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 12 July 1635 (Source of claim: original)

Venues

Name
Blackfriars (II)
Name
Globe (II)

Troupes

Name
King's Men (1625-1642)

People

Name Role
Benfield, Robert player
Swanston, Elliard player
Pollard, Thomas player

Event Type

  • company business
  • court case
  • playhouse business