Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
The Adventures of Five Hours, is comedy translated from the Spanish of Calderon, [printed /written 1662]by Samuel Tuke, Quotes:A fop? In this brave, licentious age To bring his musty morals on the stage? Rhime us to reason? and our lives redress In metre, as Druids did the savages. Topic: Foppery Source: The Adventures of Five Hours (act V) He is a fool who thinks by force or skill, To turn the current of a woman's will. Topic: Proverbs Source: Adventures of Five Hours (act V, sc. 3, l. 483), (translated from Calderonhttp://www.worldofquotes.com/author/Sir-Samuel-...
see Sir S: Tuke Baronet : http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/5803/
Actually by Coello — not Calderón.
“Antonio Coello (October 26th 1611, Madrid - October 20th 1652, Madrid) was a Spanish dramatist and poet. […] The best of his original plays, “Los Empenos de seis horas”, has been wrongly ascribed to Calderón; it was adapted by Samuel Tuke, under the title of The Adventures of five Hours, and was described by Pepys as superior to Othello. - It is an excellent example of stagecraft and animated dialogue. Coello died on the 20th of October 1652.”From:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Coello
The Adventures of Five Hours text is available to subscribers to Early English Books Online (EEBO) http://www.lib.umich.edu/tcp/eebo/texts/letterT...
The advertures of five houresa tragi-comedy. As it is acted at His Royal Highness the Duke of York's theatre.by Tuke, Samuel SirPublished in 1671, Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringman (London) Contributions: Coello, Antonio, 1611-1652., Betterton, Thomas, 1635?-1710.http://openlibrary.org/b/OL13600281M/advertures...
In the diary period SP would have handled or owned either:
The adventures of five hours. A tragi-comedy. Febr. 21 1662. Imprimatur John Berkenhead.London : printed [by William Wilson] for Henry Herringman, at the Anchor in the lower walk of the New Exchange, 1663., 72 p. ; 2⁰. Wing T3229
The adventures of five hours· A tragi-comedy. The second edition. Febr. 12. 1662. Imprimatur John Berkenhead.London : printed for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at his shop at the sign of the Anchor in the lower walk of the New Exchange, 1664. p. ; 4to. Wing T3230
No copy of either survives in the PL.
[The third edition of 1671 contains Tuke's 'revised and corrected' text]
The Adventures of Sir Samuel Tuke: Full Authentic Text of Tuke's Play and Suggestions for Staging the Adventures of Five HoursGoogle scan (some pages omitted)
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