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==Historical Records==
 
==Historical Records==
 
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'''F. 27<sup>v</sup> ([http://www.archive.org/stream/henslowesdiary00unkngoog#page/n114/mode/1up Greg, I, p. 54])
 
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==Theatrical Provenance==
 
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Henslowe recorded the maiden performance of "Friar Spendleton" at the Rose playhouse in the same month that he noted in the margin of his playlist that the Admiral's men and Pembroke's men had begun to play at his house. It therefore appears to be the first new repertory item performed by the merged company.
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==Probable Genre(s)==
 
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Comedy ([[WorksCited|'''Harbage''')]]
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==Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues==
 
==Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues==
 
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Information welcome.
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==References to the Play==
 
==References to the Play==
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None known.
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==Critical Commentary==
 
==Critical Commentary==
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See also [[WorksCited|Wiggins]] serial number 1084.
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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 "Medley 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 [[WorksCited|'''Greg, ''Papers''''']], Apx. I. 1. 121]) might belong to Friar Spendleton and might thus identify him as a Franciscan (#1084).
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==For What It's Worth==
 
==For What It's Worth==
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==Works Cited==
 
==Works Cited==
  
Site created and maintained by [[Christopher Matusiak]], updated 7 March 2011. Updated by Roslyn L. Knutson, 5 July 2019.
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<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">Collier, John Payne. ''The Diary of Philip Henslowe''. London::Shakespeare Society, 1845. </div>
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<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">Freeman, Arthur & Janet Ing Freeman. ''John Payne Collier: Scholarship and Forgery in the Nineteenth Century''. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.</div>
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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

Henslowe recorded the maiden performance of "Friar Spendleton" at the Rose playhouse in the same month that he noted in the margin of his playlist that the Admiral's men and Pembroke's men had begun to play at his house. It therefore appears to be the first new repertory item performed by the merged company.


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 "Medley 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).




For What It's Worth

Information welcome.


Works Cited

Collier, John Payne. The Diary of Philip Henslowe. London::Shakespeare Society, 1845.
Freeman, Arthur & Janet Ing Freeman. John Payne Collier: Scholarship and Forgery in the Nineteenth Century. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.




Site created and maintained by Christopher Matusiak, updated 7 March 2011. Updated by Roslyn L. Knutson, 5 July and October 11, 2019.