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25. Did the Queen ever attend plays at any of the London Theatres such as Shakespeare's Globe Theatre?


No, as far as we know, she never attended any of the London Theatres. It would have been too dangerous, not only because of the danger of assassination, but because of disease. The Queen had her own company of actors called The Queen's Men and these performed plays at court.

Robert Dudley also had his own company of actors and these came to the palaces to perform aswell. The Master of the Revels was in charge of all courtly entertainment.



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