Viewing Event Record: Exchequer, Crown vs William Henslowe and Jacob Meade: John Baxter deposes concerning the construction of the Hope

Abstract

John Baxter's deposition in a 1620 lawsuit provides information concerning progress on the construction of the new Hope theatre in 1613. The foundation of the building had at first encroached on the Bishop of Winchester's property. Having been informed that this would 'breed discord thereafter,' Edward Alleyn approached Philip Henslowe and advised him to change the layout of the playhouse so that it fell entirely within the King's lands.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 19 September 1620 To: 10 October 1620 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: Summer 1613 (Source of claim: transcription)

Venues

Name
Hope
Name
Bear Garden

People

Name Role
Baxter, John deponent
Henslowe, Philip playhouse owner
Alleyn, Edward playhouse sharer

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse context