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William Combe’s answer to the complaint of Richard Lane, William Shakespeare and Thomas Green that, as holding a leasehold interest in a portion of the Stratford tithes, he should contribute to an annual payment to Henry Barker
Late in 1610 Richard Lane, William Shakespeare and Thomas Greene had filed a complaint in Chancery seeking to ensure that all those with interests in property (principally the Stratford tithes) formerly belonging to the Stratford College should be required to contribute to
ca. late 1610 - early 1611
William Shakespeare joins Richard Lane and Thomas Greene in a suit against George Baron Carew, Sir Edward Conway, and others concerning the annual payment of a rent to Henry Barker for leasehold interests in parts of the Stratford tithes
This document is a draft of a bill of complaint to be submitted to the Court of Chancery regarding annuity payments on property relating to the 1544 lease of the Stratford tithes.
The Troublesome Reign of King John was first published anonymously in 1591, but the second quarto of 1611 includes the attribution “Written by W.Sh.” In 1622, a third quarto expanded this to “W.
In the last year of his life, the astrologer Simon Forman (1552-1611) recorded his impressions of the plots and lessons of four plays he saw at the Globe, three of which were by Shakespeare: Macbeth on April 20, 1611 (he mistakenly writes 1610), a production of Richard II by an
This book is the only surviving play manuscript used by Shakespeare’s company, the King’s Men. It is also the only surviving copy of the play itself, which became known as The Second Maiden’s Tragedy.
undated, possibly 1611?
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The playwright John Webster included Shakespeare in the list of dramatists he admired in his preface to The White Devil, printed in 1612 by Nicholas Okes for Thomas Archer. Webster asserts his support of his contemporaries (image 3: A2v):
In 1612, William Jaggard published a third edition of The Passionate Pilgrim. Like the second edition, the third edition asserts “By W. Shakespeare.” on its title page.
May 15, 1612
Bellott v. Mountjoy: Order to publish first set of depositions on Bellott's behalf and for the case hearing
Shown here is the first of three orders given by the Court of Requests, dated May 15, 1612, in Bellott v. Mountjoy.
June 15, 1612
Bellott v. Mountjoy: Order for postponing the publication and hearing, and to examine further witnesses
Shown here is the second of three orders given by the Court of Requests, dated June 15, 1612, in Bellott v. Mountjoy.