“A sorry play!”- S. Pepys

Samuel Pepys, 17th Century Theater Critic
The Duchess of Malfy by John Webster – ★☆☆☆☆

Wednesday November 25, 1668:

“…My wife and I to the Duke of York’s house, to see “The Duchesse of Malfy,” a sorry play, and sat with little pleasure, for fear of my wife’s seeing me look about, and so I was uneasy all the while, though I desire and resolve never to give her trouble of that kind more. So home, and there busy at the Office a while, and then home, where my wife to read to me, and so to supper, and to bed. This evening, to my great content, I got Sir Richard Ford to give me leave to set my coach in his yard.”

via The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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