'You see the times are dangerous': The Political and Theatrical Situation of The Humorous Magistrate

Polito, Mary; Windle, Jean-Sébastien
June 2009
Early Theatre;2009, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p93
Academic Journal
The article discusses the political and theatrical difficulties of the anonymous play "The Humorous Magistrate." According to the authors, two copies of the manuscript are available at the University of Calgary Library and at the Arbury Hall Warwickshire. The authors argue that evidence in the manuscripts indicate that it was written after 1632 for the Aubry version and after 1640 for the Calgary version. They highlight that the play is responding to the political tensions during the rule of Charles I and can be linked to Richard Brome's "A Jovial Crew."


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