Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 683. Friday, 29 October 1993.
Date: Thursday, 28 Oct 1993 14:32:49 -0500
Subject: 4.0667 Q: Costuming
Comment: Re: SHK 4.0667 Q: Costuming
The reference you have from Queen Henrietta Maria is actually found on
p. 10 of Theatre Notebook, vol. 23 (1968). It is given in the context
of concern voiced by William Laud of Christ Church College, Oxford,
concerning stage materials and "apparel" which were being sent up to
Hampton Court for a production of "The Royal Slave" in January 1636/37.
He wanted to protect the University property, and the Queen writes
back to reassure him. Laud's comments are taken from his "Works"
edited by J. Bliss (1853), vol. v, pp. 144-6, and 153-4. The Queen's
remarks are from "Bodleian Quarterly Record," 1918, II, pp. 151-2.