King's Company


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Performance of text Frances Boothby
FB 's Marcelia; or, The Treacherous Friend, a tragicomedy, was performed by the King's Company at Bridges Street, Drury Lane, before Aphra Behn began her theatrical career.
Milling, Jane. “’In the Female Coasts of Fame’: women’s dramatic writing on the public stage, 1669-71”. Women’s Writing, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 267-93.
Reception Margaret Cavendish
These verse eulogies or testimonials came from distinguished persons and institutions to whom she had presented copies of her work. It circulated widely: the Dutch poet Constantijn Huygens owned one of her books.
Smith, Emma. Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book. Oxford University Press, 2016.
Textual Production Marie-Catherine de Villedieu
For her third and last play, the tragi-comedy Le Favory (not translated into English until the twentieth century), Marie-Catherine Desjardins turned to Molière 's company (the Troupe du Roi ). This play (whose title means...


8 November 1660
Thomas Killigrew left Davenant and opened his own theatre company, the King's , at Gibbons' Tennis Court, Vere Street.
7 May 1663
The King's Company (managed by Thomas Killigrew and formerly of Vere Street) opened at a new theatre in Bridges Street,Drury Lane.
29-30 August 1663
The Lord Chamberlain ordered the arrest of all actors performing without affiliation with the two patent houses (the King's Company , managed by Thomas Killigrew , and the Duke's Company , managed by Sir William Davenant ).
25 January 1672
The theatre in Bridges Street,Drury Lane, home of the King's Company (managed by Thomas Killigrew ), was destroyed by fire.
26 March 1674
The King's Company opened at its new Drury Lane Theatre , in Drury Lane, still under the management of Thomas Killigrew .
16 November 1682
The recently-formed United Company gave its first stage performance at Drury Lane Theatre .


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