Difference between revisions of "Alice Pierce"

Line 97: Line 97:

Revision as of 13:07, 18 May 2019

Historical Records

Performance Records (Henslowe's Diary)

F. 37v (Greg, I. 70)

Layd owt for the company of my lord admeralles }
men for to by tafetie & tynsell to macke a payer }
of bodeyes for a womones gowne to playe allece perce } xxs
for wch I dellyuered vnto the littell tayller Jn Redey }
money the 8 of desembʒ 1597 the some of }
wittnes E Alleyn
lente vnto Robart shawe for to by cop lace }
of [gowne] sylver to lace a payer of hosse for alles perce } xvjs
the 10 desembʒ 1597 the some of }
wittnes wm Borne Jube
& gabrell spencer

F. 43v (Greg, I. 82)

layd owt for the companye to by tafetie & tynssell }
for the bodeyes of a womones gowne to playe allce perce } xxs
wch J dd vnto the litell tayller the 8 of desembʒ 1597 }
wittnes E Alleyn

Henslowe Papers

Greg, Papers (Appx. I, art. 1, p. 116. l. 53)

Under the heading “The Enventary of all the aparell for my Lord Admeralles men, tacken the 10 of Marche 1598. —Leaft above in the tier-house in the cheast.

Item, ... j payer of bodeyes for Alles Pearce

Greg, Papers (Appx. I, art. 1, p. 121. l. 193)

Under the heading “A Note of all suche bookes as belong to the Stocke, and such as I have bought since the 3d of Marche 1598

Alls Perce.

Theatrical Provenance

acquisition (timing) in context of Swan/Isle of Dogs/breakup of Pembroke's men Greg supposes that this (and other) play had previously been in the repertory of that company at the Swan (Greg, HD, I.122). The purchase of apparell (as well as the listing of the book among others purchased by the company) implies that the play was brought to the stage at the Rose shortly after December 1597.

Probable Genre(s)

Harbage considers the play a history, as does Wiggins (#1091)

Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

x x x x x

References to the Play

Information welcome.

Critical Commentary

Malone, Collier, Fleay, and Greg


???Bill Lloyd???


For What It's Worth

Information welcome.

Works Cited

Site created and maintained by Christopher Matusiak, updated 16 March 2011. Additions by Roslyn L. Knutson 18 May 2019.