The Humorous Magistrate (Arbury MS)
The Humorous Magistrate is a seventeenth-century satiric comedy extant in two highly distinctive manuscripts. The earliest and clearly working draft of the play, presented in this edition, is bound with three other plays (including The Emperor’s Favourite, published by the Malone Society in 2010) in a volume in the library of the Newdigate family of Arbury Hall, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. The play has been attributed to John Newdigate III (1600-1642). Like The Emperor’s Favourite, it takes aim at the court; its particular object of satire is governmental strategies under the Personal Rule of Charles I.
|Dimensions||32 × 22 × 2 cm|