Viewing Event Record: Chancery, Browne vs Woodliffe and Langley: Marsh answers


Robert Browne sues Oliver Woodliffe and Richard Langley in Chancery Court. Marsh answers Browne's interrogatories: in Autumn 1601, Francis Langley broke in to the playhouse with his gang, some of whom threatened to kill anyone who resisted them. One of the company had a halberd or similar weapon, with which he almost injured Marsh in the thigh. Marsh specifies that there were galleries in the Boar's Head over the stage (presumably to the side) and at one end of the stage.

Date Event Recorded

From: 25 July 1603 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: Autumn 1601 (Source of claim: original)


Boar's Head


Name Role
Langley, Richard defendant
Woodliffe, Oliver defendant
Marsh, John deponent
Browne, Robert (III) plaintiff
Langley, Francis playhouse inhabitant

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business
  • public disturbance