Just take a look at this cast of characters:
HENRY CONDELL—40s; feisty friend and actor in the King’s Men.
ELIZABETH CONDELL—Henry’s wife, savvy and fun.
JOHN HEMINGES—50's-60s; financial manager of the King's Men
REBECCA HEMINGES—John’s wife, a good wife.
ALICE HEMINGES—30s, John’s daughter, runs the Globe Tap House with
RICHARD BURBAGE—50s-60s; seasoned lion of the stage, famous across
England, boisterous and fierce.
BEN JONSON—Poet laureate of England, friend/rival of
ED KNIGHT—Manager for the King’s Men.
RALPH CRANE—Humble scrivener of the King’s Men. Shy and quiet.
WILLIAM JAGGARD—Successful publisher
ISAAC JAGGARD—William’s son
MARCUS— printer at the Jaggard print shop.
COMPOSITOR—Works at the Jaggard print shop.
EMILIA BASSANO LANIER— fiery Italian feminist and poet
ANNE HATHAWAY SHAKESPEARE—60s, Shakespeare’s now ailing wife.
SUSANNAH SHAKESPEARE—30s, daughter of Shakespeare.