Summary

A theatre for training young actors, this one was based at the theatre on Vere Street which had been the headquarters of the King’s Company from 1660-1663.

See also the Nursery Theatre.

9 Aug 2017, 10:25 a.m. - Chris Squire UK

‘nursery, n. and adj. < Middle French . . . .2.c. A theatre established in London for the training of actors. Obs. 1664 S. Pepys Diary 2 Aug. (1971) V. 230 Tom Killigrew..is setting up a Nursery; that is, is going to build a house in Moore fields wherein he will have common plays acted . . ‘ (OED)

13 Dec 2020, 6:20 p.m. - Terry Foreman

Specifically a theatre for training young actors, this one was based at the theatre on Vere Street which had been the headquarters of the King’s Company from 8 November1660 - 7 May 1663.: see https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/05/07/#c551167

References

Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.

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