Thursday 26 September 1661

At the office all the morning, so dined at home, and then abroad with my wife by coach to the Theatre to shew her “King and no King,” it being very well done. And so by coach, though hard to get it, being rainy, home. So to my chamber to write letters and the journal for these six last days past.

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Louis  •  Link

Shakespeare may not pass muster, but Fletcher (this time assisted by Beaumont, c. 1611) seems to please every time.

daniel  •  Link


Sam seems only to have a conflict of conscience when seeing Shakespeare pieces. hmmmm...........

Todd Bernhardt  •  Link

re: conscience

Or, when he sees plays by himself...?

David Ross McIrvine  •  Link


Stephan P. Flores has an article,

""I am Arbaces, we all fellow subjects": the political appeal of Beaumont and Fletcher's 'A King and No King' on the restoration stage."

on the appeal of this play to Restoration audiences.

gerry  •  Link

Of late, Sam's life is deja view all over again. The other day road works at Charing Cross, today a hard time getting a cab in the rain. This could be straight out of Manhattan Diary.

Kevin Peter  •  Link

We can certainly see that Sam will sometimes wait quite a few days before writing in his journal about the previous ones. Six days is quite a bit of writing to do.

I seem the recall that he mentions making notes about what he is going to write, so as to not forget.

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