Was Shakespeare a member of a guild?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0623 Sunday, 27 December 2009
From: William Sutton <
Date: Monday, 21 Dec 2009 13:25:58 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Was Shakespeare a member of a guild?
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.
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