Jesus College Audit Book (1581-82) JEA: A/C 1.2, p.818 (Necessary and external expenses):
- Item to mr Murgetrod for puer vapulans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v s x d
Produced at Jesus College, Cambridge, 1581-2. Written in Latin.
Latin Comedy (Harbage)
Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues
The title, Puer Vapulans, means "the beaten boy", but this provides little clue to the content. As Martin Wiggins notes, there must have been a boy actor available at Cambridge to "to take the unenviable title role" (528).
References to the Play
See Wiggins serial number 728.
For What It's Worth
Nelson, Alan H. REED Cambridge 1.
Wiggins, Martin. "When did Marlowe Write Dido, Queen of Carthage?" Review of English Studies 59 (2008): 521-41. Print.
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