Pepys’ Shows, via Theatricaliafreshen anew

In reference to a production of The Slighted Maid on 23rd February 1663, Samuel Pepys noted:

“While my wife dressed herself, Creed and I walked out to see what play was acted to-day, and we find it “The Slighted Mayde.” By and by took coach, and to the Duke’s house, where we saw it well acted, though the play hath little good in it, being most pleased to see the little girl dance in boy’s apparel, she having very fine legs, only bends in the hams, as I perceive all women do.”