Viewing Event Record: The Privy Council restrains playing spaces, troupes and performance times

Abstract

The Privy Council decrees that only two playhouses shall be allowed in the city, one in Surrey and the other in Middlesex. It forbids the performance of plays in any common Inn, and orders that the companies of the two playhouses shall each play in their respective houses no more than twice a week. The companies will refrain from playing on the Sabbath, during Lent, or during times of plague.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 22 June 1600 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 22 June 1600 (Source of claim: original)

Venues

Name
Fortune (I)
Name
Curtain
Name
Globe (I)
Name
Boar's Head
Name
Rose
Name
Swan

People

Name Role
Radcliffe, Thomas, Earl of Sussex Lord Chamberlain
Tilney, Edmund Master of the Revels
Tudor, Elizabeth Queen
Howard, Charles, Earl of Nottingham patron
Alleyn, Edward player

Event Type

  • company restraint
  • performance restraint
  • playhouse restraint