a play by W. Bartley
About the Play
A play by this title is listed in several old catalogues, attributed to a William Bartley or Berkeley. The play was likely not published and does not survive.
From the title, the most likely subject is Cornelia Metella, wife of Pompey the Great. The war between Caesar and Pompey was a popular subject for early English playwrights; for a complete list of plays published or attested to on the subject, see the entry for Caesar and Pompey (1607).
References from Secondary Sources
- James O. Halliwell, A Dictionary of Old English Plays (1860)
CORNELIA. A play by Sir W. Bartley, acted in Gibbon's Tennis Court Vere Street, Clare Market, June 1st, 1662. Not printed.
- William Carew Hazlitt, The Play-Collector's Manual (1892)
Cornelia. A play by Sir W. Bartley, acted in Gibbon's Tennis Court, Vere Street, Clare Market, June 1st, 1662. Not printed.