Category:Thomas Parsons

Thomas Parsons, a "boy" of Thomas Downton in Philip Henslowe's accounts, had the part of a Fury in the Admiral's revival of The Battle of Alcazar in 1602; in this same time frame, he played "an attendant, a Persian, a guard, a messenger, a nurse, and an Hermaphrodite in the processof of "1 Tamar Cham" (Nungezer, p. 266). According to Kathman, the fact that Downtown bound apprentices to the Vintners is not a guarantee that Parsons was "probably not bound in a livery company" too (pp. 23-24).

Works Cited

Kathman, David. "Grocers, Goldsmiths, and Drapers: Freemen and Apprentices in the Elizabethan Theater," Shakespeare Quarterly" 55.1 (2004): 1-49.
Nungezer, Edwin. A Dictionary of Actors. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 (orig. Yale University Press, 1929).

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