Sunday, 20 March 2016

20 March, 1592 - Hieronimo

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

Henslowe writes: R at Joronymo the 20 marche 1591 ... xxxviijs 

In modern English: Received at Hieronimo, 20th March, 1592 ... 38 shillings

Woodcut from the 1615 edition of The Spanish Tragedy.
Today, Lord Strange's Men gave another performance of Hieronimo, which is almost certainly an alternate title for Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, a play that they had previously performed just under a week ago. You can read more about this play in the entry for the 14th of March.

The Spanish Tragedy made spectacular box office back on the 14th, but it made only half that amount this time. As with the performances on the 16th and 18th, we appear to be seeing audiences losing interest when a very popular play is revived too soon after a blockbuster performance.

Henslowe links


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