Viewing Event Record: The Cockpit/Phoenix company is ordered to cease playing because they performed an unlicensed play

Abstract

The Lord Chamberlain charges William Beeston and his company with having performed a new play without license, and with having disregarded a command to forbear playing, 'to the prejudice of his majesty's service and in contempt of the Office of the Revels.' They are ordered to cease playing entirely until restored to their former liberty.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 3 May 1640 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 1 May 1640 To: 2 May 1640 (Source of claim: transcription)

Venues

Name
Phoenix/Cockpit

Troupes

Name
Beeston's Boys

People

Name Role
Beeston, William company manager
Stutville, George player

Event Type

  • company context
  • company restraint
  • illicit performance
  • performance
  • performance restraint
  • playhouse restraint