Extracts from the accounts of the revels at court, in the reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James I.: from the original office books of the masters and yeomen (Google eBook)

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AMS Press, 1842 - Business & Economics - 228 pages
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Page v - COUNCIL THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY. THE MOST NOBLE THE MARQUESS OF NORMANBY. RT. HON. LORD BRAYBROOKE, FSA RT. HON. LORD F. EGERTON, MP RT. HON. THE EARL OF GLENGALL. RT. HON. EARL HOWE.
Page 224 - was played before Queen Elizabeth, by " Mulcaster's children," in 1582-3. How far Shakespeare might be indebted to this production we cannot at all determine ; but it is certain that the serious incidents he employed in his comedy had at an early date formed the subject of a...
Page 223 - Or, to speake of a London Comedie, How much good matter, yea and matter of state, is there in that Comedie cald the play of the Cards, in which it is showed how foure Parasiticall knaues robbe the foure principall vocations of the Realme, videl.
Page 222 - Britannicum, at court, on the 18th Feb., 1633. " In the lower part," he says, " was seen afarre off the prospect of Windsor Castell, the famous seat of the most Honourable Order of the Garter." " The Curtaine," Carew tells us, " was watchet and a pale yellow in paines which flying up on the sudden, discovered the scene. " Among the Lansdowne MSS. (No. 1171) are few ground-plots, or profiles of scenes, by Inigo Jones, for the production of masques at the Masquing House at Whitehall. The first is a...
Page xxiv - Playes acted before the Kinge and Queene this present yeare of the Lord 1636. 1. Easter munday at the Cockpitt the firste parte of Arviragus.* 2. Easter tuesday at the Cockpitt the second parte of Arviragus.
Page 223 - Pedantiusl and the Oxford Bellum Grammaffcale? or, to speake of a London Comedie, how much good matter, yea and matter of state, is there in that Comedie cald the play ; of the Cards, in which it is showed how foure Parasiticall knaues robbe the foure principal!
Page 221 - Lucrece; the guerdon of luxury in the death of Sardanapalus; Appius destroyed in the ravishing of Virginia, and the destruction of Troy in the lust of Helena. Art thou proud? our scene presents thee with the fall of Phaeton; Narcissus pining in the love of his shadow; ambitious Hamon, now calling himselfe a God, and by and by thrust headlong among the divels.
Page xl - March last past at twenty nobles a play xiij11. vj8. viijd. To John Heminges for himselfe and his fellowes upon a Warrant dated 1 June 1612 for presenting vj severall Playes before his Maty viz one upon the laste of October one upon the first of November the fields at Hoxton that Ben Jonson killed in a duel Gabriel Spenser, the player. I find entries of several payments made to this Henry Reynolds in the accounts of the Treasurer of the Chambers. I believe him to be the Henry Reynolds to whom Drayton...
Page xxvii - Imprests. The extracts that follow are derived from the original Office Books of the Treasurers of the Chamber during a part of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. It is to be regretted that the set is very incomplete...
Page xliv - To Joseph Taylor for himselfe and the reste of his fellowes servauntes to the Lady Eliz. her grace upon the Councells Warraunt dated at Whitehall 21 June 1614 for presenting before his Ma'^ a Comedy called Eastward Howe on the xxvth of January last past vj1'. xiij'. iiijd. and by way of his Ma

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