Friday, 18 March 2016

18 March, 1592 - The Jew of Malta

Here's what Lord Strange's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago...

Henslowe writes: R at the Jewe of malta the 18 of marche 1591 ... xxxixs 

In modern English: Received at The Jew of Malta, 18th March, 1592 ... 39 shillings

Caravaggio's portrait of the Grand
Master of the Knights of Malta,
Today, Lord Strange's Men performed their satirical comic tragedy The Jew of Malta again. You can read more about this play in the blog entry for 26th February.

The company had last performed this play just over a week ago, receiving very strong box office returns. On this outing, the play was much less successful, making a full 17 shillings less this time. As with yesterday's production, it's hard not to suspect that the company had returned to this play too soon.

  • Saturday, 26th February - 50 shillings
  • Friday, 10th March - 56 shillings
  • Saturday, 18th March - 39 shillings

What's next?

There will be no blog entry tomorrow because 19th March was a Sunday in 1592. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on 20th March for a week that will include two new plays alongside some familiar faces.

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