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Singer, John (fl. 1583-1603), actor

Herbert Berry

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/25639

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Singer, John (fl. 1583-1603), actor, may have owed money to a Canterbury man in 1571; otherwise his origins are unknown. He was a clown and one of eight experienced actors first chosen in March 1583 to form Queen Elizabeth's Men. At a play of theirs in Norwich on 15 June ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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