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Queen Elizabeth's Magician

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From the work of Joy Hancox, who concluded that Dee was the most likely channel for the sophisticated geometry of the original Elizabethan theatres, we can place Dee and Shakespeare roughly in the same milieu, that of the Bur­bages and the Globe Theatre. However, even though Dee was in London during Shakespeare's meteoric rise to fame in the early 1590s, and kept many journals and diaries of visitors and events, there is no mention of the name Shake­speare. If Dee knew Shakespeare, then he knew him under another name and from very different circumstances.