Viewing Event Record: Playhouses proliferate: only the Fortune and Globe are to be allowed

Abstract

The privy council chides the justices of Middlesex and Surrey for their failure to control the playhouses as the council has ordered. They note that the 'multitude of playhouses is much increased,' and that not a day passes without several performances taking place at one or another place in the city. The council has heard of no action taken by the justices to prevent or proceed against such abuses. The council exempts the two allowed playhouses from their charges.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 31 December 1601 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 22 June 1600 To: 31 December 1601 (Source of claim: transcription)

Venues

Name
Boar's Head
Name
Curtain
Name
Fortune (I)
Name
Globe (I)
Name
Rose
Name
Swan

Event Type

  • playhouse context
  • playhouse restraint