Henry VII established the King's Players, a royal household troupe of interluders
, in 1494.
Munday is thus frequently cited as an authority for both emerging anti-theatrical sentiments and the argued link between professional players and the traveling interluders and halls.
After all, the primary texts informing Bevington's analysis of the link between professional players and the traveling interluders and halls is the late Elizabethan play The Book of Sir Thomas More (ca.
At Edward's accession he formed the King's Players, probably simply upgraded from the prince's players and combined with Henry's interluders. At Mary's accession, his players (George Birche, Richard Cooke, Richard Skinner, John Birch, Thomas Sowthey, and John Browne) became hers; two players in the Edwardian records (Robert Hynstock and Henry Harryot) disappear by 1553, and Cooke, Sowthey, and John Birch vanished after 1556.
The King's Interluders were also active entertainers at court.
Although the term 'interlude' remains contested, by the early Tudor period interludes were typically short plays performed by troupes of four to six players--often termed 'interluders
'--who worked under the auspices of the court, noble households, and even ecclesiastical households.