Viewing Event Record: Chancery, Queen's Men vs Beeston: Heywood deposes

Abstract

Thomas Heywood's deposition in a lawsuit of 1623 provides evidence that the Queen's Men ran into financial difficulties at the Red Bull in 1615. Heywood testifies that, after the death of Thomas Green in 1612, the company reposed their trust in Christopher Beeston, who attended to their affairs for three years. Beeston did not, however, make any account of his transactions to the company during this time, even though the doors and galleries brought in £8 or £9 a day.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 1623 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 1612 To: 1615 (Source of claim: original)

Venues

Name
Red Bull

Troupes

Name
Queen Anne's Men

People

Name Role
Beeston, Christopher company manager
Heywood, Thomas deponent
Greene, Thomas player

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Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business