Short Biography of
the life of Joseph Taylor - Elizabethan actor
The following biography information
provides basic facts about the life Joseph Taylor:
Nationality - English
Lifespan - Joseph Taylor
(1586 - 1652)
Acting Troupes: Member of the
Chamberlain's Men and the Kings Men. He then joined the Duke of York's
Men in 1610 and the Lady Elizabeth's Men in 1611 and then returned to
the King's Men acting troupe
Career - Actor. He was
famous for playing the character Iago
Famous for : He was named as one of the 26 actors who performed in the plays which were listed in William
Shakespeare's First Folio
The First Folio
was published in 1623 and contained approximately 900 pages
containing 36 of the plays by William Shakespeare. It was entitled
"Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories & Tragedies"
He died on 4 November
1652 in London
The reputation of the early
Elizabethan Actors was not good and any were viewed as no better than
rogues and vagabonds - actors were not trusted. The standing of actors
improved when the purpose-built theatres were introduced and some
Elizabethan actors became the equivalent of today's superstars.
The Chamberlain's Men Acting Troupe
The Chamberlain's Men, of which Joseph Taylor was a member, were the most
important company of players in Elizabethan England and led by the
Burbage family and William Shakespeare. Initially known as known as
Hunsdon's Men, whose patron was Henry Carey the first Lord Hunsdon.
Hunsdon then took office as the Lord Chamberlain. The Chamberlain's Men
were taken under the royal patronage of James I in March 1603 and were
then known as the King's Men. The main rivals of the Chamberlain's Men
were the Admiral's Men Acting Troupe
led by Edward Alleyn and Phillip Henslowe.
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