Dekker's Accession Pageant for James I

Lancashire, Anne
June 2009
Early Theatre;2009, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p39
Academic Journal
The article presents a reassessment of the "The Magnificent Entertainment," by Thomas Dekker. It resolves the problems of earlier studies regarding its date of composition and circumstances of performance. The festival book chronicled the royal entry on the various pageants located along the processional route of King James I. According to the author, the printed text of the pageant was written not for the 1604 coronation entry but rather for the May 1603 accession entry of King James I into London as stated in the details supplied by Dekker himself.


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