Hot Anger Soon Cold
Payments to Playwrights (Henslowe’s Diary)
lent vnto the company the 18 of aguste 1598 to } bye a Boocke called hoote anger sone cowld of } mr porter mr cheattell & bengemen Johnson in } vjli fulle payment the some of }
Presumably performed by the Admiral's Men at the Rose in the summer or autumn of 1598.
Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues
References to the Play
None known; information welcome.
Carson speculates that the play was "almost certainly completed" (49) and that Jonson may have been "brought in as 'coadjutor' in a relatively subordinate role to help Wilson and Chettle, who had recently collaborated on "Black Bateman Part 2" (62).
Donaldson points out hos "[a]nger was a subject of some interest to Jonson, whose surviging commedies often depict wrathful eruptions of the kind indicated by this title...; and also to Porter"(1:110).
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