chapter  6
For love not money: community-making in non-commercial drama
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I At the end of a household entertainment mounted by Sir John Crofts for King James’s visit to Little Saxham in c. 1619, Venus addresses the King in terms typical for this genre of drama. She promises:

she will give thee leave to love Where thyne owne heart doth best approue. And that thy loue where it is layd, With so much faith shall be repayd. And he thou lou’st [Sir John Crofts] shall allways stand Most worthey still of that command.1