Both Elizabeth I and her successor, James I were avid fans of Shakespeare’s plays. Indeed, they would often pay for his troupe to come and perform in the courts of London, or they would watch from exclusive royal booths in theaters and opera houses. Despite this, however, Shakespeare was not overly wealthy and did not receive the recognition one might expect for receiving royal favour during those times.
The royals loved his plays (8/10)
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