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Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: With my wife and Deb. to the King's houae, to see Aglaura, which hath been always mightily cried up and so I went with mighty expectation, but do find nothing extraordinary in it at all, and but hardly good in any degree

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Mainpiece Title: Aglaura

Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: And wife and Deb. to the King's house, there to see The Wild-goose Chase, which I never saw, but have long longed to see it, being a famous play, but as it was yesterday I do find that where I expect most I find least satisfaction, for in this play I met with nothing extraordinary at all, but very dull inventions and designs. Knepp come and sat by us, and her talk pleased me a little, she telling me how Mis Davis is for certain going away from the Duke's house, the King being in love with her; and a house is taken for her, and furnishing; and she hath a ring given her already worth #600: that the King did send several times for Nelly, and she was with him, but what he did she knows not; this was a good while ago, and she says that the King first spoiled Mrs Weaver, which is very mean, methinks, in a prince, and I am sorry for it, and can hope for no good to the State from having a Prince so devoted to his pleasure. She told me also of a play shortly coming upon the stage, of Sir Charles Sidly's, which, she thinks, will be called The Wandering Ladys, a comedy that, she thinks, will be more pleasant; and also another play, called The Duke of Lerma; besides Catelin, which she thinks, for want of the clothes which the King promised them, will not be acted for a good while

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Mainpiece Title: The Wild Goose Chace

Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Jean Chappuzeau, Le Theatre Francois (Paris, 1675), states that he saw a revival of this play in 1668. Pepys, Diary: Sent my wife and Deb. to see Mustapha acted...and so to the Duke of York's playhouse, and there saw the last act for nothing. Where I never saw such good acting of any creature as Smith's part of Zanger; and I do also, though it was excellently acted by [...], do yet want Betterton mightily

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Mainpiece Title: Mustapha

Event Comment: Pepys, Diary: I took them [Mrs Pepys and Deb.] to the Nursery, where none of us ever were before; where the house is better and the musique better than we looked for, and the acting not much worse, because I expected as bad as could be: and I was not much mistaken, for it was so. However, I was pleased well to see it once, it being worth a man's seeing to discover the different ability and understanding of people, and the different growth of people's abilities by practise. Their play was a bad one, called Jeronimo is Mad Again, a tragedy. Here was some good company by us, who did make mighty sport at the folly of their acting, which I could not neither refrain from sometimes, though I was sorry for it.... I was pretthly served this day at the playhouse-door, where, giving six shillings into the fellow's hand for us three, the fellow by legerdemain did convey one away, and with so much grace faced me down that I did give him but five, that, though I knew the contrary, yet I was overpowered by his so grave and serious demanding the other shilling, that I could not deny him, but was forced by myself to give it him

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Mainpiece Title: Jeronimo Is Mad Again

Event Comment: The King's Company. For this cast, see John Harold Wilson, Notes and Queries, 21 Feb. 1948, pp. 71-72. Pepys, Diary: My wide and Deb. to the King's House, to see The Virgin Martyr, the first time it hath been acted a great while: and it is mighty pleasant; not that the play is worth much, but it is finely acted by Becke Marshal. But that which did please me beyond any thing 1n the whole world was the wind-musique when the angel comes down, which is so sweet that it ravished me, and indeed, in a word, did wrap up my soul so that it made me really sick, just as I have formerly been when in love with my wife

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Mainpiece Title: The Virgin Martyr

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Role: Dorothea? Actor: Rebecca Marshall
Role: Angelo? Actor: Nell Gwyn?.
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Downes (p. 30): This Comedy in general was very well Perform'd. Pepys, Diary: I alone to the Duke of York's house, to see the new play, called The Man is the Master, where the house was, it being not above one o'clock, very full. But my wife and Deb. being there before, with Mrs Pierce and Corbet and Betty Turner, whom my Wife carried with her, they made me room; and there I sat, it costing me 8s. upon them in oranges, at 6d. apiece. By and by the King come; and we sat just under him, so that I durst not turn my back all the play. The play is a translation out of French, and the plot Spanish, but not anything extraordinary at all in it, though translated by Sir W. Davenant, and so I found the King and his company did think meanly of it, though there was here and there something Pretty: but the most of the mirth was sorry, poor stuffe, of eating of sack posset and slabbering themselves, and mirth fit for clownes; the prologue but poor, and the epilogue little in it but the extraordinariness of it, it being sung by Harris and another in the form of a ballet

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Mainpiece Title: The Man's The Master

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Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue in a Ballad Actor: Two
Role: Master Actor: Harris
Role: The Man Actor: Underhill
Role: like two Street Ballad Actor: Singers-Mr Harris, Mr Sandford.
Role: Singers Actor: Mr Harris, Mr Sandford.
Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: With my wife and Deb., to the King's house, and there saw the Indian Emperour, a very good play indeed

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Mainpiece Title: The Indian Emperour

Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: By and by comes my wife and Deb. home, have been at the King's playhouse to-day, thinking to spy me there; and saw the new play, Evening Love, of Dryden's, which, though the world commends, she likes not. Evelyn, Diary: To a new play, with severeall of my Relations, the Evening Lover, a foolish plot, & very Prophane, so as it afflicted me to see how the stage was. degenerated & poluted by the licentious times

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Mainpiece Title: An Evening's Love

Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: With wife, Mercer, Deb., and W. Hewer to the Duke of York's playhouse, and there saw The Impertinents, a pretty good play

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Mainpiece Title: The Sullen Lovers; Or, The Impertinents

Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: My wife, and Deb., and I to the King's playhouse, and saw The Indian Queene, but do not doat upon Nan Marshall's acting therein, as the world talks of her excellence therein

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Mainpiece Title: The Indian Queen

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Role: Zempoalla? Actor: Anne Marshall
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: With my wife and Deb. to the Duke of York's playhouse, and there saw The Slighted Maid, but a mean play; and thence home, there being little pleasure now in a play, the company being but little. Here we saw Gosnell, who is become very homely, and sings meanly, I think

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Mainpiece Title: The Slighted Maid

Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: My wife, and Deb., and I, to the King's house again, coming too late yesterday to hear the prologue, and do like the play better now than before; and, indeed, there is a good deal of true wit in it, more than in the common sort of plays

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Mainpiece Title: The Old Troop; Or, Monsieur Raggou

Event Comment: Pepys, Diary: [After leaving lif] met my wife in a coach, and stopped her going thither [lif] to meet me; and took her, and Mercer, and Deb., to Bartholomew Fair, and there did see a ridiculous, obscene little stage-play, called Marry Andrey; a foolish thing, but seen by every body; and so to Jacob Hall's dancing of the ropes; a thing worth seeing, and mightily followed

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Mainpiece Title: Merry Andrew

Event Comment: Pepys, Diary: To the Duke of York's playhouse, and there met my wife and Deb. and Mary Mercer and Batelier, where also W. Hewer was, and saw Hamlet, which we have not seen this year before, or more; and mightily pleased with it; but, above all, with Betterton, the best part, I believe, that ever man acted

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Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Event Comment: [The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: My wife and Mercer, and W. Hewer and Deb., to the King's playhouse, and I afterwards by water with them, and there we did hear the Eunuch (who, it seems, is a Frenchman, but long bred in Italy) sing, which I seemed to take as new to me, though I saw him on Saturday last [see 10 Oct. 1668], but said nothing of it; but such action and singing I could never have imagined to have heard, and do make good whatever Tom Hill used to tell me. [The Eunuch may be Baldassare Ferri.

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Mainpiece Title: The Faithful Shepherdess

Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: My wife and I to the Duke of York's playhouse; and there saw, the first time acted, The Queene of Arragon, an old Blackfriars' play, but an admirable one, so good that I am astonished at it, and wonder where it hath lain asleep all this while, that I have never heard of it before. Here met W. Batelier and Mrs Hunt, Deb's aunt; and saw her home--a very witty woman, and one that knows this play, and understands a play mighty well

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Mainpiece Title: The Queen Of Arragon

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Role: See16681014 Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .