Elizabeth Pepys et al. in London - 17 August, 1667

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 17 August 1667, pages 819-820:

At noon home to dinner; and presently my wife and I and Sir W. Penn to the King’s playhouse, where the house extraordinary full; and there was the King and Duke of York to see the new play, Queen Elizabeths Troubles, and the History of Eighty-Eight. I confess I have sucked in so much of the sad story of Queen Elizabeth from my cradle, that I was ready to weep for her sometimes. But the play is the most ridiculous that sure ever came upon the stage, and, endeed is merely a show; only, shows the true garbe of the queens in those days, just as we see Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth painted - but…   more >>
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Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 17 August 1667. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 819-820. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408030239153 accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Elizabeth Pepys
William Penn
Naval officer
Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Song in the play “Queen Elizabeth’s Troubles and the History of Eighty Eight” performed by Elizabeth Knepp

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 August, 1667
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:30:39 +0100