Sunday, 26 September 2010

24th September 1761

Went to Drury Lane King Henry 8 with the Corronation Entertainment 2s

This play by Shakespeare is relatively unpopular today, but was loved by 18th & 19th century audiences for its spectacular pageantry.

The Coronation Entertainment was almost certainly the Ben Jonson play usually called the Coronation Triumph, though there is another tragicomedy by James Shirley, the Coronation, which might have been what Thomas saw.

Sadly, I can't find anything to illustrate this outing.