CONTENTS: E. Giddens. The Captives: Three Fragments of an Early Seventeenth-Century Theatrical adaptation of Plautusʼ Captivi, New College Archives 14999. 1-43 D. Salkeld, Theatrical Refences from Bridewell Minute Books, 46-64 N. Akkerman, References to Luminalia From the Correspondence of Sir Thomas Roe and Elizabeth Stuart, 66-77.
Collections XVI contains new documentary evidence concerning Luminalia, the anonymous Shrovetide masque of 1638, and theatrical references in the Bridewell Hospital Court of Governors' Minute Books. The volume also includes editions of fragments from an early seventeenth-century adaptation of Plautus' Captivi, held in the archives of New College, Oxford, and the part of Amarath from Harvard University manuscript Thr.10.1. The volume is edited by Eugene Giddens with contributions from Nadine N. W. Akkerman, William Poole, Abigail Rokison, and Duncan Salkeld. It is part of the Malone Society's ongoing Collections series, which gathers together documents relating to the drama of the period.
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