Caesar and Pompey Part Two

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an anonymous play

About the Play

This lost play, one of several on the subject of Caesar and Pompey, is attested only in Henslowe's Diaries. It is the sequel to the previous year’s Part One, also lost.

Caesar and Pompey was a popular subject, and a popular title, for early English playwrights; for a complete list of plays published or attested to on the subject of Pompey and his war against Caesar, see the entry for Caesar and Pompey (1607).

References from Secondary Sources

  • James O. Halliwell, A Dictionary of Old English Plays (1860)

    CESAR AND POMPEY. The Tragedy of Caesar and Pompey; or Caesar's Revenge. Acted by the Students of Trinity College, in Oxford. 4to. 1607. Of this play there is, in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire, another edition, apparently an earlier one, without a date, and with no mention of its having been acted by the students of Trinity College. There was also a very ancient play on this subject, entitled, the History of Caesar and Pompey, exhibited before 15S0. See Gosson's School of Abuse. A new play, under the same title, was produced by Henslowe's company in 1594, and a second part in the following year.

  • William Carew Hazlitt, The Play-Collector's Manual (1892)

    Caesar and Pompey: A play, in two parts, acted at the Rose Theatre in 1594-5.

  • Philip Henslowe, Henslowe's Diary (1904)

    ye 18 of June 1595, ne, Rd at the 2 pte of sesore lv s

    ye 26 of June 1595, ne, Rd at the 2 pte of seaser xx s

    The second performance, on June 26, 2595, was preceded on the 25th by a performance of Part One.