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William Shakespeare's name appears among the actors in a list of the King's Men       
List of the King's Men in 1604, including Shakespeare
National Archives, Kew
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Ben Jonson writes The Masque of Blackness, the first of his many masques for the court of James I        
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The satirical voice of the English playwright Ben Jonson is heard to powerful effect in Volpone       
Benjamin Jonson, by van Blyenberch, c.1617
National Portrait Gallery, London

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c. 1611
Shakespeare's last completed play, The Tempest, is performed       
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The Globe catches fire during a performance of Shakespeare's last play, Henry VIII        
William Shakespeare dies at New Place, his home in Stratford-upon-Avon, and is buried in Holy Trinity Church        
Shakespeare's Will
National Archives, Kew

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The Teatro Farnese in Parma is the first to have a proscenium arch, framing perspective scenery painted on flat wings       
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A Passion play is performed for the first time at Oberammergau, in the spirit of the Counter-Reformation       
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Pierre Corneille's play Le Cid, popular with Paris audiences, hinges on the conflict between duty and love       
c. 1650
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Japan's popular theatre, kabuki, develops as a form of café entertainment