John Chamberlain

(1553—1628) letter writer

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(1553–1627), scholar and letter-writer. After fire destroyed Shakespeare's Globe in June 1613, the theatre was rebuilt. A letter which Chamberlain, a Londoner, sent to Alice Carleton establishes that the ‘new’ Globe, the ‘fairest’ playhouse ‘that ever was in England’, had opened its doors by 30 June 1614.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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