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The Elizabethan Star Chamber
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0424  Tuesday, 8 March 2005

From:           Sam Small <
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Date:           Sunday, 6 Mar 2005 14:22:38 -0000
Subject:        The Elizabethan Star Chamber

Annoyingly I lost the reference and hesitate to even post this request
but the idea intrigues me.  I read somewhere on a website that there was
a secret group of writers and other Elizabethan worthies dedicated to
the spiritual betterment of the population of London and beyond.  They
decided that the way to propagate Christian values was through the
common theatres.   They remained in secret so as not to appear to be
sermonising.  Shakespeare, Bacon, Marlowe (possibly Oxford) and others
were part of this agreement.  My questions are: did this group have a
name?  Was it a formal group that met in secret at times?  Is it true
that this group existed at all?  This also merges with Marvin Krims
enquiry about Shakespeare's personal faith.

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