Category:Edward Dutton

Edward Dutton turns up in theatrical records as a player with the Admiral's men when they performed "Frederick and Basilea" in 1597. His part, Philippo, indicates that he was an adult player; also in the plot is a line implying that Dutton had an apprentice: "To them Philipo Basilea E Dutton his boye." Nungezer calls this boy "Dick" (p. 123). On 14 March 1597 (Henslowe's date), Edward Alleyn loaned Edward Dutton £4 (Foakes, p. 236); in July of 1597 he received additional loans (Foakes, p. 238.. A resident of St. Saviour Southwark, Dutton had three daughters who were christened at the parish church: Sara (16 January 1600), Susan (2 October 1600), and Prudence (16 April 1602). At some later date Dutton and his family moved to st. Botolph, Bishopsgate, and another two of his children were christened at the parish church: William (21 November 1604) and Elizabeth (15 February 1608/9) (Eccles, p. 47).

Dutton had several encounters with the law. In "1599 Thomas Fox sought sureties of the peace for fear of death against William Kempe" and Dutton (Eccles, p. 47). He and Kempe "were both indicted for trespasses and contempts and outlawed in Husting Court at the Guildhall in October, and they were summoned by venire facias to appear in January before the Justices of the Queen's Bench" (Eccles, p. 47). Dutton bailed William Perrie, a draper, out of jail in November 1611 (Eccles, p. 47).



Works Cited

Eccles, Mark. "Elizabethan Actors I: A-D," Notes and Queries 236.1 (1991): 38-48.
Nungezer, Edwin. A Dictionary of Actors. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 (orig. Yale University Press, 1929).



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