Viewing Event Record: John Chamberlain reports to Dudley Carleton on the controversy over Middleton's 'A Game at Chess'

Abstract

John Chamberlain writes to Sir Dudley Carleton of the 'famous play of Gondomar' [Middleton's 'A Game at Chess'], describing the multitudes of different people who flock to see it and the necessity of arriving 'before one a'clocke at farthest' to secure a place in the playhouse. He reports that after nine days of performances, the players are 'forbidden to play that or any other play' until the King passes further judgment.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 21 August 1624 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 6 August 1624 To: 17 August 1624 (Source of claim: externally supplied)

Venues

Name
Globe (II)

Troupes

Name
King's Men (1603-1625)

People

Name Role
Chamberlain, John correspondent
Carleton, Dudley correspondent

Event Type

  • audience context
  • company context
  • cultural context
  • performance context
  • playhouse context