Robert Armin

(c. 1568—1615) actor and comic writer

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An actor and writer who seems to have joined Shakespeare's company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, by 1599. The author of a book called Foole upon Foole (1600), he specialized in comic roles, and may have succeeded Will Kemp. No Shakespearian roles can certainly be assigned to him, but it seems likely that he played Dogberry, Touchstone, Feste, and Lear's Fool.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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