Pepys’ Shows, via Theatricaliafreshen anew

In reference to a production of Bartholomew Fair on 12th November 1661, Samuel Pepys noted:

“My wife and I to “Bartholomew Fayre,” with puppets which I had seen once before, and the play without puppets often, but though I love the play as much as ever I did, yet I do not like the puppets at all, but think it to be a lessening to it.”