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    the Cowboy Way

    Dear teachers,

    No.1
    Supporters of the Cowboy Way are making preparing for celebration of the even in all parts of the country.
    Since “Cowboy Way” is a proper noun it must have special meaning but I can’t find it on the Internet. Could you please explain it to me?

    No.2
    I am reading an introduction to Shakespeare and I get confuse by the names of the theatre companies.
    Names of the theatre companies mentioned are as follows:
    a. The Queen’s Men came to Stratford in June, and we went to see the play.
    b. One day we met Burbage, an actor with Lord Strange’s Men.
    If I understood them as name of theatre companies the following confused me:
    Will now belonged to the Lord Chamberlain’s men. The Lord Chamberlain was a very important man, close to the Queen.
    What I don’t understand is “The Lord Chamberlain was a very important man”. Does this mean the company was the Lord Chamberlain’s?
    If this is so then “the Queen’s Men” means the Queen’s company and “the Lord Strange’s Men” is Lord Strange’s company?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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    Re: comprehension

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Supporters of the Cowboy Way are making preparing for celebration of the event in all parts of the country.
    Since “Cowboy Way” is a proper noun it must have special meaning but I can’t find it on the Internet. Could you please explain it to me?

    It would help if you gave more context. What is the event referred to?

    Please:
    1. give your threads more helpful titles. 'The Cowboy Way?' would have been perfect for this question.
    2. Do not ask completely unrelated questions in one thread.

    Thank you
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    Re: comprehension

    Dear Jiang,

    FiveJedJon is absolutely correct. Please pay more attention to providing context. I have also asked you to do this in the past.

    The Cowboy Way is a film, a book, a magazine, a foundation's journal, a clothing store in Nova Scotia, a bar, a restaurant, and even what some refer to as "a way of life" (the cowboy way of life is rugged and adventurous in the spirit of America's pioneers). So, how can we possibly help you if you don't (at least) point us in the right direction?

    You are correct regarding theater companies. Kings (and Queens), politicians (the Lord Chamberlain) and many wealthy nobles each had their own acting groups during the reigns of several monarchs. They acted as patrons of the arts and subsidized the costs of producing theatrical productions.

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    Cowboy Way

    Hi, fivejedjon,

    Thank you very much for your help. I am trying to provide a complete piece of information.

    This year's ovservance of the National Day of the American Cowboy falls on July 22, and all across this nation and even beyond this land supporters of the Cowboy Way are making preparing for celebration of the even in all parts of the country.

    Jiang



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    Re: comprehension

    Read the text of the US Senate Resolution declaring a National Day of the American Cowboy. This should clarify what is meant by "the cowboy way."

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    Re: comprehension

    Dear riquecohen,

    Thank you so much for your help. I am going to read immediately.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Read the text of the US Senate Resolution declaring a National Day of the American Cowboy. This should clarify what is meant by "the cowboy way."

    News Releases - News Room - United States Senator Mike Enzi

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