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Alan Bedford   Link to this

"The Bondman" - Sam saw this play back on March 1. http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/03/01/

Clearly, he knows what he likes (Betterton in the leading role.)

vincent   Link to this

"'The Bondman' acted most excellently, and though I have seen it often, yet I am every time more and more pleased with Betterton's action…”
Here he references more one attendance yet He did not go to Plays before the the start of the Journal,[they were a no no][only one previous ref: to the Bondman] so I’m a little confused{shush}, does he not record all his doings?
He has seen Betteton on more than two occassions so he may be referring to the actor rather than the play.
Is Betterton is the subject, not the bondman?
Seen here[ may be] for the first time on Saturday 18 August 1660
then
Cockpitt to see "The Moore of Venice," which was well done
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/10/11/#7793
Whitefriars to the Play-house, and there saw "The Changeling," the first time it hath been acted these twenty years, and it takes exceedingly
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/02/23/#11864

vincent   Link to this

"...young Mr. Jones ..." Coll: Jones? I would have thought the Rank would have been in vogue?

Kevin Sheerstone   Link to this

Young Mr Jones. It does seem unlike Sam to drop a title: perhaps this Mr Jones is Col. Phillip Jones' son who was mentioned on 9th. February this year as being a friend of Mr Creed.

Eric Rowley   Link to this

I realize I am ten years too late for most posters, but I have a question for any still out there. What is the age difference between Pepys and Creed? I always assumed they were approximately the same age, or possibly Pepys younger than Creed (Creed being the favorite of My Lord before Pepys' arrival). The mention of Creed's friendship with Young Mister Jones makes me wonder if Pepys is the eldest of the group. That would make sense regarding Pepys' quickly taking over the favoritism.

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