Other Plays by George Attowell
Attowell, George (English playwright, actor, flourished 1590-1595), "Attowell’s Jig,"
a __-minute jig in English, with songs, set in London, England, 1593,
© 1971 by Arthur H. Nethercot, Charles R. Baskervill, and Virgil B. Heltzel;
• in Arthur H. Nethercot, Charles R. Baskervill, and Virgil B. Heltzel’s Elizabethan Plays, revised by Arthur H. Nethercot (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1971), SBN 03-083030-3.
Frauncis [sic] (m), a gentleman; Richard/Dick/Dickie (m), a farmer; _____ (f), farmer’s faithful wife; _____ (f), gentleman’s wife.
"Gentleman attempts to seduce farmer’s faithful wife, who pretends to succumb but informs gentleman’s wife who takes her place in disguise.
—Citation Pepys 1.226-227, http://emc.english.ucsb.edu/ballad_project/citation.asp?id=20102, accessed June 24, 2007.
• "Brief domestic comedy in English, with songs in ballad style." —Play Index 1968-1972: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1973), p. 15.
• Possibly produced by the Lord Strange’s Men in London, England, 1593.
• Research could include The Early Modern Drama Database, http://www.columbia.edu/~tdk3/earlymodern.html, accessed June 24, 2007.
• Also, research could include Diana Poulton’s “The Black-Letter Broadside Ballad and Its Music,” Early Music, Vol. 9, No. 4, Plucked-String Issue 2 (October, 1981), pp. 427-437. The material is included in JSTOR, an online journal archive made available to researchers through participating libraries and institutions. The publisher of this journal has not yet elected to make single articles available for purchase via the Publisher Sales Service, a publisher opt-in service facilitated by JSTOR. Discuss this source with a knowledgeable reference librarian.
• The Annals of English Drama, 975-1700, edited by Alfred Harbage and Sylvia Stoler Wagonheim (____, Routledge, 1989), ISBN 0415010993, is an analytical record of all plays, extant or lost, from this time period. This revised edition takes into account the large amount of material that has subsequently appeared since the original Alfred Harbage publication. The format has been slightly altered for ease of reference and a selective list of medieval texts has been added. Also included are the results of recently published research, suggesting alternative possibilities concerning dates and authorships. [It contains] nearly one thousand new entries, clarifications, corrections and deletions . . . .”—The Annals of English Drama 975-1700: An Analytical Record of All Plays, Extant Or Lost ..., http://books.google.com/books?id=NL4X5uzf26wC&dq=attowell+english+playwright, accessed June 24, 2007.
• “Notes: tune, stanzaic structure, rhyme scheme and meter change with different speakers within the ballad. stanzas: 6 x 8, 7 x 12.”—Citation Pepys 1.226-227, http://emc.english.ucsb.edu/ballad_project/citation.asp?id=20102, accessed , accessed June 24, 2007.
bed trick, blood, craving, desire, disguise, farmer, farming, fidelity, gentleman, gold, husband, Jewish dance, jig, knight, lover, mistaken identity, money, pilgrim, praise, pretense, promise, riches, seduction, shrine, silver, vow, widow, wife.