Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
"Mustapha," performed in 1665 at the Duke's Company playhouse, co-starring Thomas Betterton and Mary Saunderson Betterton [whom Samuel Pepys called "Ianthe"]. The 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica said this was among several of the rhymed-verse tragedies by Orrery that were "of some literary but no dramatic merit." Pepys reported it "not good" which "made Betterton’s part and Ianthe’s but ordinary too, so that we were not contented with it at all."
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Four new plays ... [electronic resource] / written by ... the Earl of OrreryUniform title: Plays. Selectionsby Orrery, Roger Boyle, Earl of, 1621-1679at Adelaide u/ S.Au for subscribers only?
Edition alluded to by SP on August 10 1667:
Orrery, Roger Boyle, Earl of, 1621-1679.The history of Henry the Fifth. And The tragedy of Mustapha, son of Solyman the Magnificent. As they were acted at his Highness, the Duke of York’s Theatre. Written by the right honourable, the Earl of Orrery.London : printed by T[homas]. N[ewcomb]. for Henry Herringman, at the sign of the Blew Anchor in the lower walk of the New Exchange, 1677.
fo. , 118 p. ; In verse. "The tragedy of Mustapha, the son of Solyman the Magnificent." has separate dated title page on leaf O1r.Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), O483
No copy of any work by Orrery, Roger Boyle, in the Pepsyan Library.
As I am a member of staff at a university I have access to many online works through our library. I have access to the full version of Mustapha but, unfortunately, I am unable to upload even part of it, due to copyright restrictions.
So, just a teaser, I'm sorry.
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