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Sir George Buck

(c. 1560—1622) master of the revels and historian


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(d. 1623). He acted as deputy to Edmund Tilney, first regular Master of Revels, from about 1606, succeeding to Tilney's position in 1610. As Revels Master, Buck licensed plays, playhouses, and companies; censored plays; and enforced regulations against playing during Lent and plague periods. Buck was discharged in 1622 due to mental instability.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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