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Notes on the History of the Revels Office Under the Tudors
Edmund Kerchever Chambers
No preview available - 1967
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Page 72 - Enterludes or what other showes soever from tyme to tyme and at all tymes to appeare before him with all suche plaies Tragedies Comedies or showes as they shall have in readines or meane to sett forth and them to presente and recite before our said Servant or his sufficient deputie...
Page 75 - Nashe, writing to a friend in 1596, complains that the players . . . are piteously persecuted by the Lord Mayor and the Aldermen; and however in their old Lord's time they thought their estate settled, it is now so uncertain they cannot build upon it.2 The "old Lord" here referred to was lord Hunsdon, lord chamberlain, a staunch supporter of the players' interests in the privy council.
Page 23 - All whiche vi playes being chosen owte of many, and founde to be the best that then were to be had 5, the same also being often perused and necessarely corrected and amended...
Page 2 - Carden knight, beinge of the kingw maiesties pryvie Chamber, beinge skilfull and delightinge in matters of devise, preferred to that office, did mislyke to be tearmed a Seriaunt because of his better countenaunce of roome and place beinge of the kingw maiesties privye Chamber.
Page 72 - Deputie, whom wee ordeyne, appointe, and authorise by these presentes of all suche Showes, Plaies, Plaiers, and Playmakers, together with their playinge places, to order and reforme, auctorise and put downe, as shalbe thought meete or unmeete unto himselfe, or his said Deputie, in that behalfe.
Page 13 - S. Johnes, where he accustomed to see the citty actors : and since then that house, by the prince's free gift, hath belonged to the Office of the Revels, where our court playes have beene in late daies yearely rehersed, perfected, and corrected before they come to the publike view of the prince and...
Page 77 - ... the severall companies of players (whose servaunts soever they be) and to require them by authorytie hereof to deliver unto them their books, that they may consider of the matters of their Comedyes and Tragedyes, and thereuppon to stryke out or reforme such parte and matters, as they shall fynd unfytt and undecent to be handled in playes both for Divinitie and State...
Page 77 - State, comaunding the said companies of players, in her Majesties name, that they forbeare to present and playe publickly anie comedy or tragedy other then suche as they three shall have seene and allowed, which if they shall not observe, they shall then knowe. from their Lordships that they shalbe not onely sevearely punished, but made [injcapable of the exercise of their profession forever hereafter.
Page 77 - London, in [that] the players take upon themselves to handle in their plaies certen matters of Divinytie and of State unfitt to be suffred, for redresse whereof their Lordships have thought good to appointe some persones of judgement and understanding to viewe and examine their playes before they be permitted to present them publickly.