Sir Henry Herbert

(c. 1594—1673) master of the revels

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(1595–1673), Master of the Revels (1623–73). Herbert bought his mastership from Sir John Astley, and his collection of papers (extant until 1818) is an important source of information concerning the Caroline stage. (See censorship.)

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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