Pepys’ Shows, via Theatricaliafreshen anew

In reference to a production of The Wits on 15th August 1661, Samuel Pepys noted:

“Thence to the Opera, which begins again to-day with “The Witts,” never acted yet with scenes; and the King and Duke and Duchess were there (who dined to-day with Sir H. Finch, reader at the Temple, in great state); and indeed it is a most excellent play, and admirable scenes.”