Viewing Event Record: The plague threatens: Theatres must close until Michaelmas

Abstract

So as to avoid the threat of plague during the hot weather, the privy council orders that the Theatre 'and such like' close until at least Michaelmas.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 1 August 1577 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 1 August 1577 (Source of claim: original)

Venues

Name
Theatre
Name
Curtain
Name
Newington Butts
Name
Bel Savage
Name
Bell
Name
Bull
Name
Cross Keys
Name
Blackfriars (I)
Name
Bear Garden

People

Name Role
Clinton, Edward Fiennes de, Earl of Lincoln Lieutenant of the Tower
Cecil, William, Baron Burghley Lord Treasurer
Wentworth, Thomas Master of the Rolls
Walsingham, Francis Principal Secretary
Croft, James comptroller