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Alleyn, Edward

(ăl`ĭn), 1566–1626, English actor. He was the foremost member of the Admiral's MenAdmiral's Men,
theatrical company of players, officially designated the Admiral's Men in 1585. They were rivals of the Chamberlain's Men and performed at the theaters of Philip Henslowe. Their leading actor was Edward Alleyn.
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, joining the group c.1587, and was the only rival of Richard Burbage. An exceptionally large man, he gained fame for his portrayals in Marlowe's Tamburlaine, Jew of Malta, and Doctor Faustus. He married the stepdaughter of Philip Henslowe and with Henslowe owned the Rose and Fortune theaters. His popularity brought him wealth, which he employed in the founding of Dulwich College in 1613 and in aiding contemporary writers. After his wife's death, he married a daughter of John Donne.
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Edward Alleyn, from the portrait preserved at [78] his noble foundation at Dulwich, like a fine Holbein, figures, in blent strength and delicacy, as a genial, or perhaps jovial, soul, finding time for sentiment,--Prynne (included, we suppose, in this company, like the skull at the feast) as a likable if somewhat melancholic young man; while Garrick and his wife playing cards, after Zoffany, present a pair of just very nice young people.
In the following note, I present evidence of a relationship between Edward Alleyn and the Sherley family of Wiston in Sussex.
And, yes, her detective was named after Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn, one of England's first dramatic "stars," an actor rich enough to endow the still-operating Dulwich College.
Shakespeare would not have attempted to compete with the two star actors of his time, Edward Alleyn and Richard Burbage.
Edward Alleyn is one such subject who seems most knowable in the middle of his life when he was working on the stage and living in London.
3) But despite Alleyn signing the Fortune site lease on December 22, 1599, Middlesex justices continued to oppose and contest the new theater's construction up until April 1600--when the Lord Admiral himself forced the move through with his monarch's decisive backing: Elizabeth I "having been well pleased heretofore at tymes of recreacion with the sevices of Edward Alleyn and his Companie.
She served her first curacy in Peckham, southeast London, at Copleston Centre Church (a Local Ecumenical Partnership) and second curacy at St Barnabas, Dulwich, before applying for, and being appointed Vicar of St Barnabas and Foundation Chaplain of Edward Alleyn s Foundation in 1999.
Chapter 1, though entitled "The Company's Unique Features," is largely about Edward Alleyn and Philip Henslowe.
Edward Alleyn is known to have bound a boy to a shorter covenant servant contract in the same period, and to have been the "master" of John Pig, a boy in the Lord Admiral's Men (Kathman "Grocers" 18), for whom Alleyn bought a "lytell jacket" in 1598 (Foakes 317).
IN LATE SEPTEMBER 1626, just two months before Edward Alleyn died, he wrote a lengthy "Memorandum" relating to Dulwich College.
My principal problem with Alan Shepard's book is that even Edward Alleyn barely gets a mention, never mind Sher, and genre fares little better.
That Law attended a South London school, Alleyn's, named for the first Faustus, Edward Alleyn, merely adds to the sense of appropriateness.