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== Theatrical Provenance  ==
 
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The Admiral's players paid Henry Chettle 20s. for "The Wooing of Death" sometime between 27 April and 6 May 1600, which was during their final season at the Rose playhouse before a move to the Fortune in late summer or early fall. The uniform opinion of scholars is that the play was never completed.
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The Admiral's players paid Henry Chettle 20s. for "The Wooing of Death" sometime between 27 April and 6 May 1600, which was during their final season at the Rose playhouse before a move to the Fortune in late summer or early fall. [[WorksCited|Greg II (#203, p. 213)]] suggested that a 5s loan to Chettle on May 6 1600 might have been toward the composition of this play. [[WorksCited|Chambers, ES (3.266) suggested that the play was "apparently not finished." Knutson finds no reason to consider it finished (p. 163). [[WorksCited|Wiggins, ''Catalogue'' (#1252)]] decides that it was "presumably performed" and agrees with Greg that the 5s loan on May 6 might have been for this play.
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Revision as of 13:14, 10 December 2020

Henry Chettle (1600)


Historical Records

Payments

To playwrights in Philip Henslowe's diary


Fol. 69 (Greg I.121)

Receaued by me Henry Chettle of mr Henshlowe }
in earnest of a booke Called the wooinge of deathe } xxs
                                     By me henry chettle./



Theatrical Provenance

The Admiral's players paid Henry Chettle 20s. for "The Wooing of Death" sometime between 27 April and 6 May 1600, which was during their final season at the Rose playhouse before a move to the Fortune in late summer or early fall. Greg II (#203, p. 213) suggested that a 5s loan to Chettle on May 6 1600 might have been toward the composition of this play. [[WorksCited|Chambers, ES (3.266) suggested that the play was "apparently not finished." Knutson finds no reason to consider it finished (p. 163). Wiggins, Catalogue (#1252) decides that it was "presumably performed" and agrees with Greg that the 5s loan on May 6 might have been for this play.



Probable Genre(s)

Tragedy ? (Harbage)



Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

None known.


References to the Play

None known.


Critical Commentary

Greg has no suggestions as to the content of this play (II. Item #203, p. 213).



For What It's Worth



Works Cited


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