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Anthony Munday, Thomas Dekker (1602)


Historical Records

Payments to Playwrights (Henslowe's Diary)

Fol. 105v (Greg I.168)

Lent vnto the companye the 5 of maye 1602
to geue vnto antoney monday & thomas deckers
J earnest of a Bocke called Jeffae
as may apeare the some of . . . . vll


Payments, Miscellaneous (Henslowe's Diary)

Fol. 105v (Greg I.168)

Layd owt for the companye when they
Read the playe of Jeffa for wine at
the tavern dd vnto thomas downton . . . . .ijs


Payments for Properties and Apparel (Henslowe's Diary)

Fol. 106v (Greg I.170)

Lent vnto Thomas downton the 8 of
maye 1602 to bye cottes for the
playe of Jeffa the some of . . . . vjll


Lent vnto thomas downton the 12
of June 1602 to by Rebatous & other
thinges for the playe of Jeffa the some
of . . . . iiijll


pd at the apoynt of thomas downton
vnto the tayller for mackynge of sewtes
for Jeffa the 25 of June 1602 some of . . . . xxxs


Lent vnto the company 1602 the 27 of
June to paye vnto hime wch made ther
propertyes for Jeffa the some of . . . . xxvs


Lent vnto thomas downton the
5 of July 1602 to paye the cvter
for the play of Jeffa the some of . . . . xxijs


Acquittance from William Playstowe (Henslowe Papers)


Receved of mr Henslowe the iiijth of Agust 1602
for one monthes pay due vnto my mr mr Edmund
Tylney vppon the xxxjth day of July last past
the som of iijll J say R[eceived] . . . . iijll
per mei Will Playstowe
bookes owinge for /5/
baxsters tragedy
Tobias Comedy
Jepha Judg of Jsrael & the Cardinall
loue parts frendshipp


(Dulwich College, MSS I, article 37; qtd. Greg, Henslowe Papers, 58-59)



Theatrical Provenance

Performed by the Admiral's Men at the Fortune, perhaps in July.


Probable Genre(s)

Biblical History (Harbage).


Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

Judges 11-12; ballads.


References to the Play

None known.


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