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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).
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An original member of the Queen's men in 1583, John Singer was famous for clown parts (but not as famous as his fellow in the company, Richard Tarlton). He was an active participant in the "affray" at Norwich at the Red Lion Inn in June of 1583, in which the Queen's men got in a fight with some spectators. As Eccles puts it, "Singer as gatekeeper argued with a man about his entrance fee, pursued him with a stage sword and wounded him, and a blow struck by either Singer or a companion killed him" (p. 169). Eccles adds, I find that John Bentley and John Singer of London, gentlemen, and Henry Browne of Norwich, yeoman, were convicted of homicide in Queen's Bench, but Bentley and singer were pardoned, while Browne escaped and was outlawed (p. 169). By 1594, Singer was with the Admiral's men at the Rose. 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 for which he was paid £5 on 13 January 1603: "Syngers vallentarey" ("Singer's Voluntary") (Fol. 109). He lived in St, Stephen, Coleman Street when he married Alice Holden in 1578; after her death, he married Joan Burtone on 17 November 1583 (Eccles, p. 169). In the 1590s he lived in Shoreditch in St. Saviour's parish, and by 1597 he lived at the residence of "Awstens Rents."
  
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."
 
  
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by Alice @ St. Stephen, Coleman Street<br>
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:Mark, christened 14 December 1578<br>
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:Robert, christened 11 December 1580<br>
  
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by Joan @ St. Saviour's, Shoreditch <br>
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:Thomas, christened 7 August 1597 <br>
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:William, christened 17 June 1599 <br>
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:John, christened 21 September 1600 <br>
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:Elizabeth, christened 30 August 1601 <br>
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:Jane, christened 1 May 1603 <br>
 
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====Works Cited====
 
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<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">Eccles, Mark. "Elizabethan Actors IV: S to end," ‘’Notes and Queries’’ 40.2 (1993): 165-76.</div>
 
<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">Nungezer, Edwin. ''A Dictionary of Actors''. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 (orig. Yale University Press, 1929).</div>
 
<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">Nungezer, Edwin. ''A Dictionary of Actors''. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 (orig. Yale University Press, 1929).</div>
  
  
 
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Revision as of 12:24, 22 April 2022

An original member of the Queen's men in 1583, John Singer was famous for clown parts (but not as famous as his fellow in the company, Richard Tarlton). He was an active participant in the "affray" at Norwich at the Red Lion Inn in June of 1583, in which the Queen's men got in a fight with some spectators. As Eccles puts it, "Singer as gatekeeper argued with a man about his entrance fee, pursued him with a stage sword and wounded him, and a blow struck by either Singer or a companion killed him" (p. 169). Eccles adds, I find that John Bentley and John Singer of London, gentlemen, and Henry Browne of Norwich, yeoman, were convicted of homicide in Queen's Bench, but Bentley and singer were pardoned, while Browne escaped and was outlawed (p. 169). By 1594, Singer was with the Admiral's men at the Rose. 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 for which he was paid £5 on 13 January 1603: "Syngers vallentarey" ("Singer's Voluntary") (Fol. 109). He lived in St, Stephen, Coleman Street when he married Alice Holden in 1578; after her death, he married Joan Burtone on 17 November 1583 (Eccles, p. 169). In the 1590s he lived in Shoreditch in St. Saviour's parish, and by 1597 he lived at the residence of "Awstens Rents."


Family
by Alice @ St. Stephen, Coleman Street

Mark, christened 14 December 1578
Robert, christened 11 December 1580

by Joan @ St. Saviour's, Shoreditch

Thomas, christened 7 August 1597
William, christened 17 June 1599
John, christened 21 September 1600
Elizabeth, christened 30 August 1601
Jane, christened 1 May 1603



Works Cited

Eccles, Mark. "Elizabethan Actors IV: S to end," ‘’Notes and Queries’’ 40.2 (1993): 165-76.
Nungezer, Edwin. A Dictionary of Actors. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 (orig. Yale University Press, 1929).




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