Viewing Event Record: Star Chamber, 'Widow Waking' case: Thomas Dekker deposes a second time

Abstract

Thomas Dekker deposes that he, John Webster, William Rowley and John Ford were "privy, consenting and acquainted" with the composition of "Keep the Widow Waking," and that they wrote the play on the instructions of Ralph Savage. Dekker has seen all or part of the play performed several times; he cannot say how often.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 24 March 1626 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 3 September 1624 To: 15 September 1624 (Source of claim: transcription)

Venues

Name
Red Bull

People

Name Role
Dekker, Thomas deponent
Rowley, William playwright
Webster, John playwright
Ford, John playwright

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse context
  • playwright context