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'''Collier''', in his edition of Henslowe's diary, added a note to the initial entry of "Friar Spendleton" in which he identifies lines from a ballad as evidence that the play was popular: "Friar Spendleton, the play,/Carried it away." He claimed to have found this snippet in an undated Elizabethan publication by E. Allde entitled "Medley Ballad" (91).
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[[WorksCited|'''Greg, II''']] cites Collier's notation of the "Spendleton" ballad, but he was not able to locate the contemporary source (p. 187, #114). Freeman and Freeman make no mention of "Medlay Ballad," the "Spendleton" citation, or Collier's note of it.
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[[WorksCited|'''Wiggins, ''Catalogue''''']] conjectures from Henslowe's inventory of friars' gowns in March 1598 that the apparently hoodless "freyers gowne of graye" ([https://archive.org/details/henslowepapersbe00hensuoft/page/121 Greg, ''Papers'', Apx.I.1. 121]) might belong to Friar Spendleton and might thus identify him as a Franciscan (#1084).
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Historical Records

F. 27v (Greg, I, p. 54)

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31 ne .. tt at fryer spendelton . . . . . . . . . . 02|00|00 — 014 — 00
novembʒ 1597
5 tt at fryer spendelton . . . . . . . . . . 00|14|01 — 14 — 01



Henslowe's Inventory of Playbooks


Greg, Papers (Appx. I, art. 1, p. 121. l. 192)

Under the heading “A Note of all suche bookes as belong to the Stocke, and such as I have bought since the 3d of Marche 1598:
Frier Pendelton.



Theatrical Provenance

Probable Genre(s)

Comedy (Harbage)

Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

Information welcome.

References to the Play

None known.

Critical Commentary


Collier, in his edition of Henslowe's diary, added a note to the initial entry of "Friar Spendleton" in which he identifies lines from a ballad as evidence that the play was popular: "Friar Spendleton, the play,/Carried it away." He claimed to have found this snippet in an undated Elizabethan publication by E. Allde entitled "Medley Ballad" (91).

Greg, II cites Collier's notation of the "Spendleton" ballad, but he was not able to locate the contemporary source (p. 187, #114). Freeman and Freeman make no mention of "Medlay Ballad," the "Spendleton" citation, or Collier's note of it.

Wiggins, Catalogue conjectures from Henslowe's inventory of friars' gowns in March 1598 that the apparently hoodless "freyers gowne of graye" (Greg, Papers, Apx.I.1. 121) might belong to Friar Spendleton and might thus identify him as a Franciscan (#1084).




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Works Cited

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