07 Carew Survey of Cornwall 1602 f72

Image of two pages from an antiquarian book.

No eyewitness accounts survive of the performances in the manuscripts in the exhibition, but in 1602 Richard Carew recorded: “they raise an earthen Amphitheatre, in some open field…The Country people flock from all sides…to heare & see it: for they have therein, devils and devices, to delight as well the eye as the eare”

(Richard Carew, The Survey of Cornwall, 1602)

Ny dreusvyw derivas vyth a dhustunier a berformyans a skrifedhow an diskedhyans mes yn 1602 y skrifas Richard Carew: “i a dhrehav gwariji a dhor yn neb park ygor… A bub tu y stev tus an pow… rag y glewes ha’y weles: awos bos ynna dyowlow ha devisyow rag didhana ha’n lagas ha’n skovarn”

(Richard Carew, The Survey of Cornwall, 1602)