Viewing Event Record: The Privy Council repeats an order to limit London playhouses

Abstract

The Privy Council writes to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen concerning the restraint of playing in and around the City. It acknowledges the receipt of a letter complaining of the abuses generated by plays and playhouses, and notes that such abuses would have ceased had their order of the preceding summer been followed. The Council blames the continuing problems primarily on the negligence of the Middlesex and Surrey justices, but also notes that it would like to see more evidence that the Lord Mayor and Aldermen have obeyed the order. The Council reiterates the order, first given 22 June 1600, to limit the number of allowed playhouses to two.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 31 December 1601 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 16 June 1600 To: 31 December 1601 (Source of claim: externally supplied)

Venues

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

People

Name Role
Whitgift, John Archbishop of Canterbury
Knollys, William Comptroller of the Household
Howard, Charles, Earl of Nottingham Lord Admiral
Popham, John Lord Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench
Egerton, Thomas Lord Keeper
Garrard, John Lord Mayor of London
Sackville, Thomas, Baron Buckhurst Lord Treasurer
Somerset, Edward, Earl of Worcester Master of the Horse
Cecil, Robert, Earl of Salisbury Principal Secretary
Herbert, John Second Secretary
Stanhope, John Vice-Chamberlain
Talbot, Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury councillor

Event Type

  • performance restraint
  • playhouse restraint