Viewing Event Record: William Davenant becomes director of the Phœnix company and playhouse

Abstract

The Lord Chamberlain appoints William Davenant director of the Phœnix playhouse and company. The company is enjoined to obey Davenant and follow his orders. Davenant is to continue as director for the term of Elizabeth Beeston's lease on the playhouse, provided he remains accountable to the Lord Chamberlain for his actions.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 27 June 1640 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 27 June 1640 (Source of claim: original)

Venues

Name
Phoenix/Cockpit

Troupes

Name
Beeston's Boys

People

Name Role
d'Avenant, William company manager
Beeston, Elizabeth playhouse owner

Event Type

  • company business
  • playhouse business