London Companies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...Lowin and Joseph Taylor, servants to his late majesty; and by them dedicated to the honoured few lovers of dramatic poesy: wherein they modestly intimate their wants, and that with sufficient cause; for whatever they were before the wars, they were after reduced to a necessitous condition. Lowin, in his latter days, kept an inn, the Three Pigeons, at Brentford, where he died very old.... Taylor died at Richmond, and was there buried. Pollard, who lived single, and had a competent estate, retired to some relations he had in the country, and there ended his life. Perkins and Summer of the Cock-pit, kept house together at Clerkenwell, and were there buried. These all died some years before the restoration, etc.' (Historia Histrionica). To this account the following details may be added: William Trigg joined the Kings army and became a captain (Collier, ii. 39); on Sept. 22, 1645, the King's players threw themselves ' on the mercy of Parliament, ' and offered to take the covenant and enter the service of Parliament (Collier, ii. 40 n.); in 1647 a folio edition of Beaumont and Fletcher's plays was published by a company of players consisting of Lowin, Taylor, Robinson, Benfield, Swanston, Pollard, Hammerton, and Clark of the King's men, and William Allen and Theophilus Bird or Bourne, who had in 1642 belonged to either Queen Henrietta's men or Beest0n's boys; in 1647 ( '1 or possibly 1644) while A King and no King, a former King's men's play, was being acted at Salisbury Court, probably by the above company, the sheriffs of London interrupted the performance and took 'Tim Reade the Fool' (about 1642 pretty surely a Queen's man) into custody (Collier, ii. 37-40; Stage, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684551X
  • 9781236845511