Viewing Event Record: Star Chamber, 'Widow Waking' case: Thomas Dekker deposes

Abstract

Thomas Dekker deposes that his only guilt in the matricide at Whitechapel is to have written the first act and a speech in the final scene of 'The Late Murder in Whitechapel, or Keep the Widow Waking,' a play based on the crime. He observes that the play was licensed and approved by Sir Henry Herbert, the Master of Revels.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 3 February 1626 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 3 September 1624 To: 15 September 1624 (Source of claim: transcription)

Venues

Name
Red Bull

People

Name Role
Herbert, Henry Master of the Revels
Dekker, Thomas playwright

Event Type

  • court case
  • playwright context