Difference between revisions of "Famous Wars of Henry I and the Prince of Wales"

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==Theatrical Provenance==
 
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Having paid for the play in full in March 1598, the Admiral's company most likely mounted a production in late spring, following the collective reading at the tavern on New Fish Street.
 
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==Probable Genre(s)==
 
==Probable Genre(s)==

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Henry Chettle, Thomas Dekker, and Michael Drayton (1598)


Historical Records

Payments to Playwrights (Henslowe's Diary)


F. 45 (Greg, I.85)

Lent vnto drayton & cheattell the 13 of marche 1598
in parte payments of a boocke wher in is a parte of
a weallche man written wch they have promysed to delyuer
by the xx day next followinge J saye lent R money ............. } xxxxs


lent vnto the company to paye drayton & dyckers
& chetell ther full payment for the boocke called
the famos wares of henry the first & the prynce
of walles the some of ........................................ } iiili vs


Payments, Miscellaneous (Henslowe's Diary)


F. 45 (Greg, I.85)

lent at that tyme vnto the company for to spend
at the Readynge of that boocke at the sonne in
new fyshstreate ................................................. } vs



Theatrical Provenance


Having paid for the play in full in March 1598, the Admiral's company most likely mounted a production in late spring, following the collective reading at the tavern on New Fish Street.

Probable Genre(s)

Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

References to the Play

Critical Commentary


Greg assumed that the play addressed the conflicts of Henry I with either Gruffydd ab Rhys, Prince of South Wales, or Gruffydd ab Cynan, Prince of North Wales (II.191-2, #130). He was inclined to follow Fleay's lead


For What It's Worth

Works Cited

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