1603 to 1607 (Early James)

We’re slowly filling in the gaps of the early years of the first Stuart monarch, but we’re getting there. It gets super patchy from 1608, but every little helps…

1603

Hoffman, or a Revenger for a Father by Henry Chettle

The Fairy Chase by William Percy

Antipoe by Francis Verney

The Tragedy of Darius by William Alexander – later published as part of his Monarchick Tragedies, this the first play as written, though you might want to start with Croesus, which comes nearly on top of this text.

Sejanus by Ben Jonson

A Woman Killed With Kindness by Thomas Heywood

The Phoenix by Thomas Middleton

The First Part of Jeronimo (printed 1605) – this is a reasonable date for the play, but opinions vary so it pops up all over the place. Parts of it might survive from a much earlier version of the play. But might not. See, The Spanish Tragedy all the way back in 1587.

The Dutch Courtesan by John Marston – First Look Exploring Session available

1604

The Honest Whore (part 1) by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker

Westward Ho! by various people

The Fair Maid of Bristol – or Bristow. Is this a spoof, or just very short? You decide. First Look Exploring Session available

Law Tricks, or Who Would Have Thought It by John Day

The Wit of a Woman

May Day by George Chapman

The Wise Woman of Hogsdon, Thomas Heywood

Bussy D’Ambois by George Chapman

When You See Me, You Know Me by Samuel Rowley

Philotas by Samuel Daniel

The London Prodigal

All Fools by George Chapman

The Malcontent by John Marston – First Look Exploring Session available

If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody (parts 1 & 2) by Thomas Heywood – these are two very different plays. The first part otherwise is called The Troubles of Queen Elizabeth, and is all about Elizabeth, while the second play which is more properly called If You Know Not Me and is about London life. During the life of these two plays the overall title stuck to both plays which sort of function as a two parter, but part two isn’t really interested in following much of the action of part one. Lot’s of good stuff, but needs attention… First Look available.

Croesus by William Alexander – First Look Exploring Session available

1605

The Queen’s Arcadia by Samuel Daniel

Eastward Ho! by Chapman, Jonson, Marston

Nobody and Somebody

If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody p 2 by Thomas Heywood – see 1604 above or watch the first video here.

The Widow’s Tears by George Chapman

The Honest Whore (part 2) by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker

Claudius Tiberius Nero

A Trick to Catch the Old One by Thomas Middleton

Monsieur D’Olive by George Chapman

Caesar and Pompey – University Play, not the play of the same name by George Chapman

A Mad, Mad World My Masters by Thomas Middleton

Michaelmas Term by Thomas Middleton

Northward Ho! Webster by Thomas Dekker and John Webster

The Fawn, or Parasitaster by John Marston – First Look Exploring Session available.

A Yorkshire Tragedy by Thomas Middleton, and possibly others. Who knows. It’s not very long. Trigger Warning for this exploration – it’s a dark play about domestic abuse and murder.

1605 Lord Mayor’s Show: The Triumphs of Reunited Britannia by Anthony Munday – more to come, see below.

c.1605 The Wonder of Women or The Tragedy of Sophonisba by John Marston – exploring session of this dark and strange play is available.

1606

The Isle of Gulls by John Day

Volpone by Ben Jonson

The Fleer by Edward Sharpham

The Whore of Babylon by Thomas Dekker

Birth of Hercules

The Woman Hater by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

The Puritan by Thomas Middleton

The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton

1607

Cupid’s Whirligig by Edward Sharpham

The Miseries of Enforced Marriage by George Wilkins

The Alexandraen Tragedy by William Alexander

Julius Caesar by William Alexander

The Rape of Lucrece by Thomas Heywood

The Two Maids of Moreclacke by Robert Armin

The Devil’s Charter by Barnabe Barnes

Ram Alley by Lording Barry

The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont

The Travels of Three English Brothers by John Day

Every Woman in Her Humour by Lewis Machin

Humour out of Breath by John Day

The Family of Love by Lording Barry

Fortune by Land and Sea by Thomas Heywood and William Rowley

The Turk by John Mason

The Dumb Knight by Gervase Markham and Lewis Machin

Your Five Gallants by Thomas Middleton

Cupid’s Revenge by Francis Beaumont

We’re slowly edging towards completing our timeline up to 1607 – it gets really patchy round here from 1608 onwards. But we’re working on it.