The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1038 Wednesday, 22 November 2006
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
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.
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