Viewing Event Record: Nashe praises Edward Alleyn and other players


In his 'Pierce Penniless his Supplication to the Devil,' Thomas Nashe praises the acting of Edward Alleyn. He promises that if he ever writes in Latin, he will make Richard Tarlton, Edward Alleyn, William Knell, and John Bentley famous in France, Spain and Italy, and will list every part they played and record 'the manner of their habites and attyre.'

Date Event Recorded

From: 1592 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: circa 1570 To: 1592 (Source of claim: externally supplied)



Name Event Role(s) Document Role(s)
Alleyn, Edward player
Bentley, John player
Tarlton, Richard player
Knell, William player

Event Type

  • cultural context
  • player context