Sir John Oldcastle, Part 2

Revision as of 14:46, 8 February 2010 by Rlknutson (talk | contribs)

Michael Drayton, Richard Hathaway, Anthony Munday, Robert Wilson (1600)

Historical Records

Henslowe's Diary, Payments

F. 65 (Greg I.113):

this 16 of october 99
Receved by me Thomas downton of phillipp
Henchlow to pay mr monday mr drayton & mr wilsson
& haythway for the first parte of the lyfe of
Sr Jhon Ouldcasstell & in earnest of the
Second parte for the vse of the compayny
ten pownd J say receved ... 10li

Theatrical Provenance

<Enter information about which company performed the play, and where/when it was performed, etc.>

Probable Genre(s)

<List possible genres of the play: if noted by a critic, cite them, e.g. "Comedy (Harbage)". If an original speculation, simply list the genre.>

Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

John Foxe describes the execution of Sir John Oldcastle in Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1419 (Actes and Monuments... or Booke of Martyrs. The Variorum Edition. Sheffield: hriOnline, 2004. Web).

The Oxford DNB includes the life of Oldcastle.

References to the Play

<List any known or conjectured references to the lost play here.>

Critical Commentary

<Summarise any critical commentary that may have been published by scholars. Please maintain an objective tone!>

For What It's Worth

<Enter any miscellaneous points that may be relevant, but don't fit into the above categories. This is the best place for highly conjectural thoughts.>


Michael Drayton, Richard Hathaway, Anthony Munday, Robert Wilson

Works Cited

<List all texts cited throughout the entry, except those staple texts whose full bibliographical details have been provided in the masterlist of Works Cited found on the sidebar menu.>

Site created and maintained by [your name, affiliation; updated 30 October 2009.