Viewing Event Record: Privy Council vs Prince Charles' Men: The complaint and order concerning 'The Whore New Vamped'

Abstract

The players at the Red Bull are accused of having performed a scandalous play, which libelled 'some persons of quality' and reflectedly on the civil courts and government. The play, now lost, was called 'The Whore New Vamped.' The Privy Council orders the Attorney General to summon and examine the playwright, company and individual responsible for licensing the play so that exemplary punishment will deter others.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 29 September 1639 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: before 29 September 1639 (Source of claim: transcription)

Venues

Name
Red Bull

People

Name Role
Banks, John Attorney General

Event Type

  • company business
  • play censorship
  • playhouse business