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What was Shakespeare's theater company called?

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William Shakespeare's theater company was called the Lord Chamberlain's Men. Lord Chamberlain's Men ran under the patronage of Henry Carey, as he was Lord Chamberlain at the time. It was established in 1594 under the rule of Elizabeth I.

The company was also called Lord Hunsdon's Men after the death of Henry Carey. Lord Hunsdon's Men was named after the son and successor of Henry Carey, George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon. However, the name was changed back to Lord Chamberlain's Men after George Carey was designated as Lord Chamberlain.

The theater company's name was eventually changed to King's Men in 1603 during the reign of King James. Lord Chamberlain's Men staged their plays in a theater called The Theater, an outdoor theater known as the Globe Theater and a private indoor theater named the Blackfriars.

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