Viewing Event Record: The Lord Mayor of London asks Walsingham to forbid plays at playhouses in the liberties because of plague

Abstract

The Lord Mayor writes to Sir Francis Walsingham that theatres and bear-baiting rings -- the Theatre and Curtain specifically -- are a great threat to spread of plague. He asks Walsingham to convince the Privy Council to close the places outside the Mayor's jurisdiction.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 3 May To: 1583 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 3 May 1583 (Source of claim: original)

Venues

Name
Theatre
Name
Curtain
Name
Bear Garden
Name
Newington Butts

People

Name Role
Blanke, Thomas Lord Mayor of London
Walsingham, Francis Principal Secretary