, from the portrait preserved at  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.
Shakespeare would not have attempted to compete with the two star actors of his time, Edward Alleyn
and Richard Burbage.
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.
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.
IN LATE SEPTEMBER 1626, just two months before Edward Alleyn
died, he wrote a lengthy "Memorandum" relating to Dulwich College.
In the early 1600s, bearbaiting had been run at Bankside by the actor Edward Alleyn
After Pembroke's Men had performed The Contention and True Tragedy, versions of the plays given the titles 2 and 3 Henry VI in the 1623 Folio, Strange's Men commissioned a history play on a related subject with a leading role designed for Edward Alleyn
and parts for several actors later associated with Shakespeare in the Chamberlain's Men.
was Dick Burbage's greatest rival; some said he was the greater, more sensitive actor.
The college was founded by Edward Alleyn
, who was Marlowe's leading actor,' says Shawe-Taylor.
The actor Edward Alleyn
became famous as a result of his performances of Tamburlaine, and many of his other roles--such as the leads in Tamar Chain and Orlando Furioso, and Muly Mahomett in Peele's The Battle of Alcazar--seem to have been custommade for his legendary style of "scenicall strutting, and furious vociferation" (46) Other plays followed Tamburlaine's--and Alleyn's--hyperbolic example.
, Burbage's only rival for the actor's crown, leased this newly-built theatre and Nick liked it.