Short Biography of
the life of William Ostler - Elizabethan actor
The following biography information
provides basic facts about the life William Ostler:
Nationality - English
William Ostler started his
career as an acting apprentice to the principal actors at the Globe
Acting Troupes: Member of the
Chamberlain's Men and the King's Men
Career - Actor
In 1611 William Ostler joined
as a co-owner of the Globe Theatre
He specialised in playing
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"
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 William Ostler was a founder 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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