Viewing Event Record: The inhabitants of the Blackfriars object to plans for a new playhouse

Abstract

A petition of 1618-19 to have the Blackfriars closed down recalls this earlier petition against Burbage's plans to convert the building to a theatre. Noting that Burbage has recently bought the property with the intention of opening a new theatre, the inhabitants of the Blackfriars precinct raise the following objections: the theatre will attract lewd people to the precinct, who in turn will carry infection and sickness; the playhouse is too close to the church, and the noise of performance will disturb the parishioners.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: circa November 1596 (Source of claim: externally supplied)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: circa November 1596 (Source of claim: externally supplied)

People

Name Role
Smith, petitioner
Edwards, John petitioner
Robinson, John petitioner
Clarke, John petitioner
Burbage, Richard playhouse builder

Event Type

  • playhouse context
  • playhouse restraint