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.
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References to the Play
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In the context of Dekker's possible authorship of the Guy of Warwick play printed in 1661, 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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