Mack, The

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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 game of cards (p. 296).

Collier

Fleay, BCED

Greg II

Gurr

Knutson

Wiggins, Catalogue (#990)



For What It's Worth

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



Works Cited