Untitled play by Francis White

Francis White (1617)

Historical Records

Peter Heylyn refers to an untitled play by White in his memoirs when he writes that on 08 March 1616/17, "My English Tragedy cald Spurius was acted privatly (as Mr Whites & Mr Bernards plaies were) in the presidents Lodgings" (Bodleian, MS Wood E.4, art.4, fo. 22v; REED Oxford 1.422).

Theatrical Provenance

Performed in the president's house in Magdalen College, sometime prior to 08 March 1617.

Probable Genre(s)


Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

(Information welcome)

References to the Play

Only Heylyn's reference, above.

Critical Commentary

See Wiggins (1820), who refers to it as "Academic Play".

For What It's Worth

(Information welcome)

Works Cited

REED Oxford 1

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