4 Oct 2007, 10:23 p.m. - Terry Foreman

"The Parson's Wedding,...a pre-restoration play,...[and very popular during the Restoration] is a comedy of almost unexampled coarseness, a quality which the author had not found in his source, Calderon's Dama Duende." http://www.bartleby.com/218/0506.html

4 Oct 2007, 10:31 p.m. - Michael Robinson

According to L&M written circa 1640 and published first in a collected edition of 1664:- Comedies, and tragedies. Written by Thomas Killigrew, Page of Honour to King Charles the First. And Groom of the Bed-Chamber to King Charles the Second. London : printed [by John Macock] for Henry Herringman, at the sign of the Anchor in the lower walk of the New-Exchange, 1664. [4], 576, 80 p., [1] leaf of plates: port. ; 4⁰. Frontis. portrait (plate) of the author signed; W: Sheppard pinx: W: Faithorne sculp. Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), K450 There is no copy in the Pepys' library.

10 Mar 2012, 11:45 p.m. - Terry Foreman

"The Parson's Wedding is a Caroline era stage play, a comedy written by Thomas Killigrew. Often regarded as the author's best play, the drama has sometimes been considered an anticipation of Restoration comedy, written a generation before the Restoration; "its general tone foreshadows the comedy of the Restoration from which the play is in many respects indistinguishable." [ Link to the text online. ] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Parson%27s_Wedding

References

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

1664