Sir Walter Cope

(c. 1553—1614) administrator

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(d. 1614), politician. Cope, then MP for Westminster, wrote to Lord Cranbrooke in 1604 of the difficulty of finding a play which the Queen Consort had not seen. However, the actors ‘have revived an old one called Love's Labour's Lost, which for wit and mirth’, as Cope has heard, ‘will please her exceedingly’.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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