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"b samme" is the inscription given to an apparently boy player named Sam by whoever annotated the plot of [[Dead Man's Fortune, The|"Dead Man's Fortune"]] ("b" for "boy").
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"b samme" is the inscription given to a player named Sam by whoever annotated the plot of [[Dead Man's Fortune, The|"Dead Man's Fortune"]] ("b" for "boy"). The tendency in theater history has been to consider the "b" to indicate a boy player. Greg, however, Greg sees a conflict between interpreting the "b" as "boy" given that the actor (Sam) appears to have been assigned to the part of Euphrodore. He considers that "Euphrodore" might be a female character, though he finds "no reason to suppose" so (p. 101, n. 6). He then considers whether the "b" might stand for "black" as in the character of Black Dick in [[Frederick and Basilea|"Frederick and Basilea"]]. McMillin appears inclined to consider "'samme'" as one of the "regular supernumeraries" ([. 239).
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'''Roles'''<br>
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Attendant, Validore's man, and possibly Euphrodore in [[Dead Man's Fortune, The|"The Dead Man's Fortune"]]<br>
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==Works Cited==
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<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">Greg, W. W. ‘’Dramatic Documents from the Elizabethan Playhouses’’. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, rpt. 1969.</div>
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<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">Nungezer, Edwin. ‘’A Dictionary of Actors’’. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 (orig. Yale University Press, 1929).</div>
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<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">McMillin, Scott. "The Plots of ''The Dead Man's Fortune'' and ''2 Seven Deadly Sins'': Inferences for Theatre Historians," ''Studies in Bibliography'' 26 (1973): 235-43.</div>

Revision as of 13:25, 19 April 2022

"b samme" is the inscription given to a player named Sam by whoever annotated the plot of "Dead Man's Fortune" ("b" for "boy"). The tendency in theater history has been to consider the "b" to indicate a boy player. Greg, however, Greg sees a conflict between interpreting the "b" as "boy" given that the actor (Sam) appears to have been assigned to the part of Euphrodore. He considers that "Euphrodore" might be a female character, though he finds "no reason to suppose" so (p. 101, n. 6). He then considers whether the "b" might stand for "black" as in the character of Black Dick in "Frederick and Basilea". McMillin appears inclined to consider "'samme'" as one of the "regular supernumeraries" ([. 239).

Roles
Attendant, Validore's man, and possibly Euphrodore in "The Dead Man's Fortune"


Works Cited

Greg, W. W. ‘’Dramatic Documents from the Elizabethan Playhouses’’. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, rpt. 1969.
Nungezer, Edwin. ‘’A Dictionary of Actors’’. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 (orig. Yale University Press, 1929).
McMillin, Scott. "The Plots of The Dead Man's Fortune and 2 Seven Deadly Sins: Inferences for Theatre Historians," Studies in Bibliography 26 (1973): 235-43.

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