Fairy Knight

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Dekker (?) & Ford (1624)

Historical Records

Dramatic Records of Sir Henry Herbert

Revels Documents to 1642 (Bawcutt 152, item 104):

*A new play, called the Fairy Knight, written by Forde and Decker, alld 11 June 1624. Ili.

Theatrical Provenance

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Probable Genre(s)

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Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

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References to the Play

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Critical Commentary


In the context of Dekker's possible authorship of the 1661 Guy of Warwick play, Helen Moore (in her Malone Society edition) builds on Fleay's conjectural association of "The Fairy Knight" with "Huon of Bordeaux" and notes that "since Huon is the source for the Oberon elements of Guy, it is potentially significant that Dekker wrote a lost play that may have been a version of the Huon story" (xxiii).

For What It's Worth

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Works Cited

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