The Perlustration of Great Yarmouth, with Gorleston and Southtown Volume 2

The Perlustration of Great Yarmouth, with Gorleston and Southtown Volume 2

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...i., p. 353), but a few more notes may here be added. Garrick made his debut under the name of Liddel, in the character of Othello at the Ipswich Theatre, which stands on the site of the Duke of Suffolk's house, in which Lady Jane Grey was born. In Humphrey Repton's Odd Whims and Miscellanies, vol. ii., p. 135, there is a prologue spoken at the opening of the Yarmouth Theatre in 1786 by Scraggs the manager, in the character of a pilot. It is not worth inserting.f William Capon, Among tho M.S.S. possessed by tho Town Council of Norwich, is a petition of the 16th century from the mayor, sheriffs, and others of that city to the Lords and Commons, praying that an Act might be passed to prevent players of interludes from coming there, as they took a largo portion of the earnings of the poor operatives, so as to cause groat want to their families and a heavy charge to the city; and about the same time, Richard Jackson of Nottingham was committed for allowing players to sound their trumpets and play within his house without a license. In 1623 the Corporation of Norwich complained to the Privy Council that the city was " much pestered and disquieted " by several companies of " players, tumblers, dancers upon ropes, and tho like;" whereupon the council considering that by such "means and "devices the purses of poor servants and apprentices, and of the meaner sort of peoplo "were drained and emptied," authorised tho Mayor of Norwich not to suffer any such companies to exercise their feats and devices within tho city; and in 1640, being informed that tho city was " much offended and molested with players," the mayor was empowered to cause them " to forbear playing and depart the city," and...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832957
  • 9781236832955