Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 667. Sunday, 24 October 1993.
Date: Saturday, 23 Oct 1993 17:09:02 +0200
I'm doing research upon costuming in Caroline masque and drama. I'm
particularly interested in costumes that were given by the court or by patrons
to the public companies. If anyone has any suggestions I should follow up on,
I would deeply appreciate it.
Related to this topic I found in Andrew Gurr's The Shakespearian Stage (192)
the following quotation from a letter from Henrietta Maria to Archbishop Laud
"you may be confident that no Part of these thing yt are come to our hands,
shall be suffered to bee prostituted upon any Mercenary Stage, but shall bee
carefully Reserv'd for our owne Occasion and particular Entertainments att
Court." The citation is to an article by Kenneth R. Richards called
"Changeable Scenery" in Theatre Notebook 23, (1968) on p. 18, and doesn't
indicate the possible original source. Any ideas? There are no copies of this
journal at UW-Madison.