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Was Shakespeare a member of a guild?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0623  Sunday, 27 December 2009

From:       William Sutton <
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Date:       Monday, 21 Dec 2009 13:25:58 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:    Was Shakespeare a member of a guild?

Hi All,

We know that actors in Elizabethan time had to be a member of a guild, 
as acting was not an accepted profession. Therefore, the question: to 
which guild did Shakespeare belong?

And of course this begs the question has anyone ever looked for his 
membership of a guild? Or was he exempted as a writer of plays and 
poems? Assuming that is that writers didn't need to be members of a guild.

Curiously yours,
William S.
http://blog.iloveshakespeare.com

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