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An original member of the Queen's men in 1583, John Singer was famous for clown parts; his career extended into the 1590s, by which time he was playing with the Admiral's men. Entries in Philip Henslowe's diary indicate that he handled a variety of business for the company such as "witnessing transactions, acknowledging company debts, borrowing various sums of money, and ... authorizing a payment" (Nungezer, p. 327). He accompanied Thomas Towne on the the business trip in 1597 that took them "into the contrey" (Fol. 235). He contributed at least one entertainment to the Admiral's men's offerings: "Syngers vallentarey" ("Singer's Voluntary") (Fol. 109).
 
An original member of the Queen's men in 1583, John Singer was famous for clown parts; his career extended into the 1590s, by which time he was playing with the Admiral's men. Entries in Philip Henslowe's diary indicate that he handled a variety of business for the company such as "witnessing transactions, acknowledging company debts, borrowing various sums of money, and ... authorizing a payment" (Nungezer, p. 327). He accompanied Thomas Towne on the the business trip in 1597 that took them "into the contrey" (Fol. 235). He contributed at least one entertainment to the Admiral's men's offerings: "Syngers vallentarey" ("Singer's Voluntary") (Fol. 109).
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He lived in St. Saviour's parish where children of his were christened on 7 August 1597 (Thomas); 17 June 1599 (William); 21 September 1600 (John); 30 August 1601 (Elizabeth); 1 May 1603 (Jane). His residence was in "Awstens Rents."
  
  

Revision as of 12:09, 28 February 2022

An original member of the Queen's men in 1583, John Singer was famous for clown parts; his career extended into the 1590s, by which time he was playing with the Admiral's men. Entries in Philip Henslowe's diary indicate that he handled a variety of business for the company such as "witnessing transactions, acknowledging company debts, borrowing various sums of money, and ... authorizing a payment" (Nungezer, p. 327). He accompanied Thomas Towne on the the business trip in 1597 that took them "into the contrey" (Fol. 235). He contributed at least one entertainment to the Admiral's men's offerings: "Syngers vallentarey" ("Singer's Voluntary") (Fol. 109).

He lived in St. Saviour's parish where children of his were christened on 7 August 1597 (Thomas); 17 June 1599 (William); 21 September 1600 (John); 30 August 1601 (Elizabeth); 1 May 1603 (Jane). His residence was in "Awstens Rents."




Works Cited

Nungezer, Edwin. A Dictionary of Actors. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 (orig. Yale University Press, 1929).




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