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.


26 Sep 2004, 11:38 p.m. - Louis

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

27 Sep 2004, 12:44 a.m. - daniel

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

27 Sep 2004, 1:28 a.m. - Todd Bernhardt

re: conscience Or, when he sees plays by himself...?

27 Sep 2004, 3:45 a.m. - David Ross McIrvine

A KING AND NO KING 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. http://www.geocities.com/milleldred/fletcherflores.html

27 Sep 2004, 3:08 p.m. - gerry

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.

27 Sep 2004, 6:02 p.m. - Pedro.

Shakespeare First Folio. Talking of Shakespeare have you got one of the above in your attic it could be worth above £4.0m see… http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/3687658.stm

29 Sep 2004, 11:04 p.m. - Kevin Peter

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.