Play by Alice Mustian
Depositions in Roberts v. Mustian
The evidence concerning this play comes from the depositions of eye-witnesses in the defamation suit that Mary Roberts brought against Alice Mustian in 1614. This evidence is summarized by McInnis, Steggle and Teramura.
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, D/1/42/29D/1/42/29 (Bishop of Salisbury, Court Records, Deposition Book 29, 1614–1615), fols. 11a–23a, reproduced by permission.
Performed on 4 September 1614 in Salisbury, in the backyard of Alice and Roger Mustian's home on Catherine Street.
Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues
The play dramatized an alleged adulterous tryst between Mary Roberts, the wife of a joiner, and the baker Robert Humphries.
References to the Play