Argalus and Parthenia

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“Argalus and Parthenia (printed 1639), [was] based upon Sidney’s Arcadia….Henry Glapthorne (flourished 1635 – 1642) was a Caroline dramatist, about whom nothing is known, other than what can be inferred from his works.”

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  1. On 31st January 1661 at 11:00 p.m., Samuel Pepys noted:

    thence to the Theatre, and there sat in the pit among the company of fine ladys, &c.; and the house was exceeding full, to see Argalus and Parthenia, the first time that it hath been acted: and indeed it is good, though wronged by my over great expectations, as all things else are.

  2. On 5th February 1661 at 11:00 p.m., Samuel Pepys noted:

    I went by coach to the play-house at the Theatre, our coach in King Street breaking, and so took another. Here we saw Argalus and Parthenia, which I lately saw, but though pleasant for the dancing and singing, I do not find good for any wit or design therein.

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