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==Historical Records==
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== Historical Records ==
  
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F. 63 (Greg I.110)
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Lent vnto Robart shawe the 1 of aguste
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1599 to paye m<sup>r</sup> deckers for a boocke
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:beare a braine
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called [bettr latte then never] the some
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of xxxx<sup>s</sup> in fulle payment lent vnto m<sup>r</sup>
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deckers at that time xx<sup>s</sup> so all is ... iij<sup>li</sup>  
  
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==Theatrical Provenance==
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''Bear a Brain, or Better Late than Never'' was acquired by the Admiral's Men in the summer of 1599, as the Globe was being built across Maid Lane.
  
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== Probable Genre(s) ==
  
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Comedy (Harbage)  
  
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None known.
  
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== References to the Play ==
  
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Greg repeats F. G. Fleay's identification of ''Bear a Brain'' with ''Look About You'' (along with offering synonyms for the title including "have care," and "look about you"). Greg  then offers objections to the connection based mainly on his rejection of Dekker as author of ''Look About You''. Greg prefers to identify the payment for Bear a Brain with ''The Shoemakers Holiday'', but he cannot find a good reason to do so (II.Item #179, pp. 204-5).
  
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Thomas Dekker [[category:Thomas Dekker]], ''Look About You'' [[category:Look About You]]
 
Thomas Dekker [[category:Thomas Dekker]], ''Look About You'' [[category:Look About You]]
  
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Revision as of 18:41, 31 October 2009

Thomas Dekker (1599)


Historical Records

F. 63 (Greg I.110) Lent vnto Robart shawe the 1 of aguste 1599 to paye mr deckers for a boocke

beare a braine

called [bettr latte then never] the some of xxxxs in fulle payment lent vnto mr deckers at that time xxs so all is ... iijli



Theatrical Provenance

Bear a Brain, or Better Late than Never was acquired by the Admiral's Men in the summer of 1599, as the Globe was being built across Maid Lane.


Probable Genre(s)

Comedy (Harbage)


Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

None known.


References to the Play

None known.


Critical Commentary

Greg repeats F. G. Fleay's identification of Bear a Brain with Look About You (along with offering synonyms for the title including "have care," and "look about you"). Greg then offers objections to the connection based mainly on his rejection of Dekker as author of Look About You. Greg prefers to identify the payment for Bear a Brain with The Shoemakers Holiday, but he cannot find a good reason to do so (II.Item #179, pp. 204-5).


For What It's Worth

<Enter any miscellaneous points that may be relevant, but don't fit into the above categories. This is the best place for highly conjectural thoughts.>


Keywords

Thomas Dekker, Look About You


Works Cited

<List all texts cited throughout the entry, except those staple texts whose full bibliographical details have been provided in the masterlist of Works Cited found on the sidebar menu.>


Site created and maintained by Roslyn L. Knutson, Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; updated 31 October 2009.