Law Case, The

Anon. (1653)

Historical Records

Marriott's List (1653)

In late 1653, the printer Richard Marriott entered a group of twenty-one plays on the Stationers' Register. Among the titles is:

The Law Case

Theatrical Provenance


Probable Genre(s)


Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

None known

References to the Play

None known

Critical Commentary

"The only evidence for the existence of a play of this name is Marriott's entry of the play in the Stationers' Register ... The title brings to mind Webster's The Devil's Law Case (q.v.), but that play had been printed for John Grismand in 1623, and it does not seem likely that Marriott would have entered it on the Stationers' Register in 1653". (Bentley, 5.1364).

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