An Evening's Love


An Evening's Love

"An Evening's Love, or The Mock Astrologer" is a comedy in prose by John Dryden. It was first performed before Charles II and Queen Catherine by the King's Company at the Theatre Royal on Bridges Street, London, on Friday, 12 June 1668. Samuel Pepys saw the play on 20 June of that year, but didn't like it; in his Diary he called it "very smutty." [Helen McAfee, ed., "Pepys on the Restoration Stage", New Haven, Yale University Press, 1916; p. 148.]

The play was first published in 1671 by Henry Herringman; Dryden dedicated to work to William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle.

Dryden's sources for "An Evening's Love" include Thomas Corneille's comedy "Le Feint Astrologue", Madeleine de Scudéry's novel "Ibrahim, ou l'Illustre Bassa", and Calderón's comedy "El Astrologo fingido", as well as several other French, Spanish, Italian, and English works.

The action of the play takes place in Madrid on the last night before Lent, 1665, and involves two young English gentlemen, Wildblood and Bellamy, and their comic servant Maskall, who fall in love with two beautiful young Spanish ladies, Donna Theodosia and Donna Jacinta, and their clever servant Beatrix.

The original production featured Charles Hart as Wildblood, Michael Mohun as Bellamy, Nell Gwyn as Jacinta, Nicholas Burt as Don Lopez, William Wintershall as Don Alonzo, Robert Shatterell as Maskal, Anne Marshall as Aurelia, and Mary Knep as Beatrix.

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