First Introduction of the Civil Wars of France, The
Payments to Playwrights (Henslowe's Diary)
F. 52v (Greg, I.100)
- Lent vnto wm Jube the 20 of Janewary 1598 }
- to lend mr dickers in earneste of his playe } iijli
- called the firste Introducyon of the syvell }
- wares of france the some of }
At the Rose playhouse until September 1600, the Admiral's men purchased "The First Introduction" after having bought (and presumably staged) a three-part serial on that same civil war (parts 1, 2, and 3 of "The Civil Wars of France') during the winter of 1598-99. They also still had Christopher Marlowe's Massacre at Paris, which they revived during the winter of 1601-2 after their move to the Fortune.