1645 Comus Title Page

Earle of Bridgewater. John Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater, in whose honor A Maske was composed and performed in 1634.

Comus was first performed for John Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater, at Ludlow Castle in Shropshire, in honour of his installation as Lord President of Wales on the 29th of September 1634. It featured his two sons and their sister, Alice, as the Elder Brother, Second Brother, and Lady, respectively.