Prince Charles's Men was a Jacobean playing company that operated between 1608 and 1625. At present, twenty-six plays have been listed as belonging to this company, of which only eight have survived. However, additional plays may plausibly be added to the company's repertory if the available evidence is looked at in a new light. By demonstrating the likelihood that dramatist William Rowley wrote exclusively for the company between 1608 and 1622, and by reinterpreting a fragmentary document from the Revel's Office, I argue that fifteen more plays, eight of which are extant, may be added to the company's repertory.
David Nicol is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Dalhousie University. He has published articles on the plays of William Rowley in Comparative Drama and Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England. He is currently working on a stage and music history of A Midsummer Night's Dream for the New Variorum Shakespeare edition.
'The Repertory of Prince Charles's (I) Company, 1608-1625'.
9.2 (2006): 57-72 (paper). Article 4.
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