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Patrick Stewart on the Stratford Broker
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1038  Wednesday, 22 November 2006

From: 		John Briggs <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 21 Nov 2006 21:40:25 -0000
Subject: 17.1029 Patrick Stewart on the Stratford Broker
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.1029 Patrick Stewart on the Stratford Broker

Tom Reedy quotes Patrick Stewart:

>Shakespeare made some money as a writer over the course of his
>career.

Actually, it's not at all clear how much money he made from writing.  He 
may not, for example, have been rewarded directly for writing for his own 
company.  On the other hand, he may have commissioned himself!

>But longtime Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart notes that
>his real wealth seems to have come from owning shares in The Globe
>Theater, as well as a substantial amount of property.

The key to success was being a sharer in both the theatre and its resident 
acting company.  He invested heavily in property, as many do today - 
including, one presumes, successful actors.

John Briggs

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