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Robert Gough

(c. 1593—1625) actor


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(d. 1624), actor (King's Men by 1611 to 1624), brother-in-law of Augustine Phillips. Gough was probably the ‘R. Go’ named in the plot of 2 Seven Deadly Sins (performed before 1594, possibly by Strange's Men) and his being called ‘Mr’ Gough in a stage direction in The Second Maiden's Tragedy (first performed 1611) suggests that he was by then a King's Men sharer. Gough played Peregrine in Jonson's Volpone and is named in the 1619 King's Men patent and in the 1623 Folio list of actors.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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