Provincial companies. Appendices

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Constable limited, 1910 - Theater
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Page 402 - He again posteth it over, as fast as he can gallop. For either he hath two places to serve, or else there are some games to be played in the afternoon, as lying for the whetstone...
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Page 174 - L doe permitt and suffer the three Companies of Plaiers to the King, Queene and Prince, publicklie to exercise ther plaies in ther severall usuall howses for that purpose and noe other; viz the Globe, scituate in Maiden Lane on the Banckside in the Countie of Surrey, the Fortune, in...
Page 160 - ... per annum from the tap houses and a tenement and a garden belonging to the premisses, &c., and are at noe other charges whatsoever, excepting the ordinary reparations of the houses. Soe that upon a medium made of the gaynes of the howskeepers and those of the actors one day with another throughout the yeere, the petitioners will make it apparent that when some of the hous[267. 'share.'] kepers share 12 s. a day at the Globe, the actors share not above 3 s.
Page 175 - Players ? by the mass, they are welcome ; they'll grace my entertainment well : but for certain players, there thou liest, boy ; they were never more uncertain in their lives ; now up, and now down ; they know not when to play, where to play, nor what to play : not when to play, for fearful fools ; where to play, for puritan fools ; nor what to play, for critical fools.
Page 127 - Highnes to commaund us. And for that the use of our plaiehowse on the Banckside, by reason of the passage to and frome the same by water, is a greate releif to the poore Watermen theare, and our dismission thence, nowe in this longe vacation, is to those poore men a greate hindraunce and in manner an undoeinge, as they generallie complaine, both our and theire humble petition and suite thearefore to your good Honnors is that you wilbe pleased, of your speciall favour, to recall this our restrainte,...
Page 122 - March, 1586, and in the nyne and twentie yere of the raigne of our soveraigne ladie Elizabeth, by the grace of God Quene of England, Fraunce, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Page 120 - Servaunts and daylie wayters, not that we meane to crave any further stipend or benefite at your Lordshippes hands but our lyveries as we have had, and also your honors License to certifye that we are your houshold Servaunts...
Page 330 - And you may be asured by me that you are the first Mayor or other officer that ever did dispute the authority, or the extent of it, for to confine it to the verge of the court, is such a sense as was never imposed upon it before, and contrary to the constant practice for several grantes have been made by me, since the happy restoration of our gracious sovereign, to persons in the like quality, * The actor Wambus, being a stranger in Norwich, found it hard to bail himself out of prison.

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