COURT PERFORMANCES
BY CHILDREN'S ACTING COMPANIES

1559-1605

1559-69
Aug. 7: Paul's.
Dec. 31: Chapel (?)

1560-61
Christmas: Paul's.

1561-62
Christmas: Paul's.
Feb. 2-10.

1562-63
Christmas: Paul's.

1564-65
Christmas: Chapel. (Edwards) Damon and Pithias. See site map.
Christmas: Paul's.
January: Westminster Grammar School. .Miles Gloriosus; Heautontimorumenus (?).
Feb. 2: Paul's.

1565-66
Before Jan. 3: Paul's (3 performances).
Jan. 17: Westminster Grammar School. Sapienta Solomonis.

1566-67
Dec. 25-Jan. 1: Paul's (2 performances).
Dec. 25-Jan. 1: Westminster Choristers.
Dec. 25-Jan. 1: Windsor.

1567-68
Christmas: Westminster Choristers.
Christmas: Paul's (2 performances). Wit and Will; Prodigality (?).
Feb. 29-March 2: Chapel. King of Scots (?).
Feb. 29-March 2: Windsor.

1568-69
Jan. 1: Paul's.
Feb. 22: Windsor.

1569-70
Dec. 27: Windsor.
Jan. 6: Chapel.

1570-71
Dec. 28: Paul's.
Feb. 25-27: Chapel.
Feb. 25-27: Windsor.
Feb. 25-27: Paul's.

1571-72
Dec. 28: Paul's. Iphigenia.
Jan. 1: Windsor. Ajax and Ulysses.
Jan. 6: Chapel. Narcissus.
Feb. 19: Westminster Choristers. Paris and Vienne.

1572-73
Christmas: Paul's.
Jan. 1: Windsor.
Jan. 6: Eton.
Feb. 3: Merchant Taylors'.

1573-74
Dec. 27: Paul's. Alcmeon.
Jan. 2: Westminster Choristers. Truth, Faithfulness and Mercy.
Jan. 6: Windsor. Quintus Fabius.
Feb. 2: Merchant Taylors'. Timoclea at the Siege of Thebes.
Feb. 23: Merchant Taylors'. Perseus and Andromeda.

1574-75
Jan. 6: Windsor. Xerxes (?).
Feb. 2: Paul's. Prodigality (?).
Feb. 13: Chapel.
Feb. 15: Merchant Taylors'.

1575-76
Dec. 27: Windsor.
Jan. 6: Paul's.
March 5: Merchant Taylors'.

1576-77
Jan. 1: Paul's. The History of Error.
Jan. 6: Chapel and Windsor. Mutius Scaevola.
Feb. 19: Paul's. Titus and Gisippus <1>.

1577-78
Dec. 27: Chapel.
Dec. 29. Paul's.

1578-79
Dec. 27: Chapel.
Jan. 1: Paul's. Marriage of Mind and Measure.
March 2: Chapel. Loyalty and Beauty.

1579-80
Dec. 27: Chapel. Alucius.
Jan. 3: Paul's. Scipio Africanus.

1580-81
Jan. 6: Paul's. Pompey.
Feb. 5: Chapel.

1581-82
Dec. 26: Paul's.
Dec. 31: Chapel.
Feb. 27: Chapel.

1582-83
Dec. 26: Chapel. A Game of Cards.
Feb. 12: Merchant Taylors'. Ariodante and Genevora.

1583-84
Jan. 1: Oxford's Boys. (Lyly) Campaspe (?). See site map.
Jan. 6: Chapel.
Feb. 2: Chapel.
March 3: Oxford's Boys. (Lyly) Sapho and Phao (?). See site map.

1584-85
Dec. 27: Oxford's Boys. Agamemnon and Ulysses.
Jan. 1: L. Oxford's Boys.

1585-86
Jan. 9: Stanley's Boys.

1586-87
Feb. 26: Paul's.

1586-87
Feb. 26: Paul's.

1587-88
Jan. 1: Paul's. (Lyly) Gallathea (?). See site map.
Feb. 2: Paul's. (Lyly) Endymion (?). See site map.

1588-89
Dec. 27: Paul's.
Jan. 1: Paul's.
Jan. 12: Paul's.

1589-90
Dec. 28: Paul's.
Jan. 1: Paul's.
Jan. 6: Paul's. (Lyly) Midas (?). See site map.

1600-01
Jan. 1: Paul's.
Jan. 6: Chapel. (Jonson) Cynthia's Revels (?).
Feb.22: Chapel. The Contention Between Liberality and Prodigality.

1601-02
Jan. 6: Chapel.
Jan. 10: Chapel.
Feb. 14: Chapel.

1602-03
Jan. 1: Paul's.

1603-04
Feb. 20: Paul's. (Middleton) The Phoenix.
Feb. 21: Queen's Revels.

1604-05
Jan. 1: Queen's Revels. All Fools.
Jan. 3: Queen's Revels.

1606
July 30: Paul's. Abuses.


Source: Michael Shapiro. Children of the Revels. New York: Columbia University Press, 1977.
Note: Titus and Gisippus was a "friendship play", a prototype of plays such as The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

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