Thomas Killigrew in London - the 1660's

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 12 February 1667, pages 722-723:

...T. Killigrew and I to talk... He tells me that he hath gone several times, eight or ten times he tells me, hence to Rome to hear good musique; so much he loves it, though he never did sing or play a note. That he hath ever endeavoured, in the last King’s time and in this, to introduce good Musique; but he never could do it, there never having been any musique here better than ballads. Nay, [he] says, “Hermitt poore and Chivy chase was all the musique we had - and yet no ordinary Fidlers get so much money as ours do here, which speaks our rudeness still." That he hath gathered nine …   more >>
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 12 February 1667. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 722-723. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Thomas Killigrew
theatre manager, Playwright

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1660's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:36:44 +0100