The diary of Philip Henslowe from 1591 to1609; printed from the original manuscript preserved at Dulwich college
by Philip Henslowe
ISBN 1231041463 (1-231-04146-3)
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 Excerpt: ... 95. From the correspondence of dates it may perhaps be set down as Henslowe's error; but Thomas Lodge had printed a novel, in 1593, on the story of W'illiam Longbeard, and this play by Drayton might be founded upon it. Lodge's tract bears this title: "The Life and Death of VVilliam Long beard, the most famous and witty English Traitor, borne in the Citty of London. Accompanied with manye other most pleasant and prettie histories: by T. L. of Lincolns Inne, Gent. Et nuga: seria ducunt. Printed at London by Rychard Yardley and Peter Short, &c. 1593." 4to, B.L. It is in prose, but interspersed with much poetry; and it contains so many materials adapted to stage representation, that it may appear strange that, in their eagerness to find subjects, it had not yet been taken up by Lodge himself, or some other dramatists of that day. 2 Probably this Christian name should be Edward, not William: Edward J uby has been frequently spoken of. 3 The civil wars of France had already, as has been shown (see pp. 134, 137, and 139) furnished three plays to Henslowe's company, and this seems to have been a fourth, in which Dekker took up the story anterior to its commencement by his fellow dramatists. ' Alleyn was perhaps the medium of conveying the money to the author of Vayvode. Lent unto Thomas Downton, the 22 of Jane-' wary 1598, to leand unto M' Chapman, in, earneste of a boocke called the world rones a whelles,1 the some of..............................J Lent unto Robart Shawe, the 26 of Janewary' 1598, to paye Thomas Hawode in full payment for his boocke called Vare without blowes and love withowt stryf'e,2 the some of......... _ Lent unto thomas Downton, the 26 of Janewaryi 1598, to bye the skyrtes of a womoans...
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