F. G. Fleay catalogued Moore's Masque in his Biographical Chronicle of English Drama (2.358):
- Acted near Eastgate. Anon. 8. 1636. Moore's Mask. Mr. Moore was one of the six Moors in the Anti-Mask. MS. Exhibited twice in public; once in private for gentlewomen.
Fleay did not divulge the whereabouts of the manuscript in which it survived. Later scholars, including Bentley (5.1375), who catalogued it as The Moor's Masque, could not find the manuscript and therefore categorized it as a lost play. The manuscript is now in print, edited in an article by John R. Elliott, jr. (see Works Cited).
Amateur; performed in Oxford
Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues
See Elliott's edition
References to the Play
See "Historical records".
For What It's Worth
Elliott, John R., jr. "Mr. Moore's Revels: A 'Lost' Oxford Masque", Renaissance Quarterly 37 (1984): 411-420.
Fleay, F. G. A Biographical Chronicle of the English Drama, 1559-1642. London: Reeves and Turner, 1891. Print. Internet Archive
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