The Kings Men

By: Josh Herndon & Rebecca Nelson

7 Facts about The Kings Men

Their creativity began to flourish and they are credited with starting the new style of Jacobean drama.


The role of women had to be played by young boys who had not hit puberty yet.


King James insisted that Shakespeare's troupe came under his own patonage. They were granted royal patient and change their name to the Kings men, in honour of James.


By 1608 Kings men had a permanent winter home at the Blackfriar rich and well-educated audience.


King James gave the kings men work after all the theaters had been closed down in 1603.


The kings men performed the greatest plays at court by special requests.

The kings men performed 11 of the greatest plays in front of the king from November 1, 1604 to October 31, 1605.