A Biographical Chronicle of the English Drama, 1559-1642
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Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC
By: Frederick Gard Fleay
Excerpt from book: ANONYMOUS PLAYS. I. 1559-1583. Non-extant Pl A Ys. A. Court Performances. a. Paul's Choir Boys. 1. Effiginia (Ipkigenia), T., 1571, Dec. 28. [Translation from Euripides.] 2. Alemcon, 1573, Dec. 27. [Euripides restored.] 3. Error, H., 1577, Jan. 1. [Query from Plautus' Mencechmi." 4. Titus and Gisippus, H., 1577, Feb. 17. [Query Ralph Radcliff's Friendship of Titus and Gysippus, revived from Edward VI.' time.] 5. The Marriage of Mind and Measure, Moral, 1579, Jan. 4. [Is this a mistake for The Marriage of Wit and Wisdom, which in the MS. transcript made for printing is dated 1579? It was written in Edward VI.' time: see " King," p. 43, in the Sh. Soc. reprint. The colophon is " Amen quod Fra Merbury." It is the same as Hit the nail o' the head, mentioned in Sir T. More. See the concluding lines.] 6. Scipio Afrieanus, H., 1580, Jan. 3. 7. Pompey, a story, 1581, Jan, 6. [Alluded to by Gosson in his School of Abuse.'] b. Chapel Choir Boys. 8. Narcissus, 1572, Jan. 6. Cf. Heywood, Apology for Actors. g. Mutius Sctmola, H., 1577, Jan. 6. (with the Windsor boys). 10. Loyalty and Beauty, H., 1579, Mar. 2. 11. Alucius, H., 1579, Dec. 27. 12. A game of the Cards, C. or Moral, 1582, Dec. 26. [Perhaps The play of Cards mentioned by Harington in his Apology of Poetry, 1591: but see Terminus et non, Nash.] c. Westminster Schoolboys. 13. Paris and Vienna, 1572, Feb. 19. [These are characters, not towns.] 14. Truth, Faithfulness, and Merey, 1574, Jan. 1. d. Merchant Taylors' Schoolboys. 15. Timoclea, at the Siege of Thebes by Alexander, 1574. Feb. 2. 16. Perseus and Andromeda, 1574, Feb. 23. 17. Ariodanto and Geneuora, 1582, Jan. 12. [From Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, v.] e. Windsor Choir Boys. 18. Ajax and Ulysses, 1572, Jan....