“Family Friendly!” – S. Pepys


Portrait of Thomas Betterton by Sir Godfrey Kneller

Samuel Pepys, 17th Century Theater Critic
The Mad Lover – John Fletcher – ★★★☆☆

Thursday February 18, 1669:

“Up, and to the Office, and at noon home, expecting to have this day seen Bab. and Betty Pepys here, but they come not; and so after dinner my wife and I to the Duke of York’s house, to a play, and there saw “The Mad Lover,” which do not please me so well as it used to do, only Betterton’s part still pleases me. But here who should we have come to us but Bab. and Betty and Talbot, the first play they were yet at…”

via The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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