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== Critical Commentary ==
 
== Critical Commentary ==
  
[[WorksCited|Malone]] observed that "The Mac," like "The Set at Maw," named a game of cards (p. 296).
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[[WorksCited|Malone]] observed that "The Mac," like "The Set at Maw," named a card game (p. 296).
  
[[WorksCited|Collier]]
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[[WorksCited|Collier]] repeated Malone's observation, then added his own guess that it "was perhaps written in consequence of the success of the Maw, already many times represented" (p. 49).
 
 
[[WorksCited|Fleay, ''BCED'']]
 
  
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[[WorksCited|Fleay, ''BCED'']], as he had for "The Set at Maw," identified "The Mack" with a much later play by John Day, ''Come see a Wonder,'' 1623. He believed that Day's play was the second generation of Thomas Dekker's ''The Wonder of a Kingdom'' (1623), and that at some deeper level was the lost "Mack": "The original Dekker play was a "Card play" (see the last nine lines), probably ''The Mack'', an Admiral's play of 1595" (1.136). Fleay further surmised a revival "at the Bull," by which he apparently meant not "The Mack" but the Dekker play, with its incorporated bits of "The Mack."
 
[[WorksCited|Greg II]]
 
[[WorksCited|Greg II]]
  

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Historical Records

Performance Records

Playlists in Philip Henslowe's diary

Fol. 11v (Greg I.22)
ye 21 of febreary 1594 . . . . ne . . . . Rd at the macke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iijll



Theatrical Provenance

"The Mack" enjoyed a single performance by the Admiral's men at the Rose (its debut, according to Henslowe's "ne"); it appears in no other extant theater records.



Probable Genre(s)

Comedy? Harbage

Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

Information welcome.



References to the Play

None known.



Critical Commentary

Malone observed that "The Mac," like "The Set at Maw," named a card game (p. 296).

Collier repeated Malone's observation, then added his own guess that it "was perhaps written in consequence of the success of the Maw, already many times represented" (p. 49).

Fleay, BCED, as he had for "The Set at Maw," identified "The Mack" with a much later play by John Day, Come see a Wonder, 1623. He believed that Day's play was the second generation of Thomas Dekker's The Wonder of a Kingdom (1623), and that at some deeper level was the lost "Mack": "The original Dekker play was a "Card play" (see the last nine lines), probably The Mack, an Admiral's play of 1595" (1.136). Fleay further surmised a revival "at the Bull," by which he apparently meant not "The Mack" but the Dekker play, with its incorporated bits of "The Mack." Greg II

Gurr

Knutson

Wiggins, Catalogue (#990)



For What It's Worth

(repeat here Cash's description of "maw")



Works Cited