Thursday, 31 March 2016

31 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 Jeronymo the 31 marche 1591 ... iijll

In modern English: Received at Hieronimo, 31st March, 1592 ... £3

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 a week and a half ago. You can read more about this play in the entry for the 14th of March. They performed it as part two of a diptych, following their staging of the preceding play, The Spanish Comedy of Don Horatio, yesterday.

The Spanish Tragedy was a well-established and popular play and had produced spectacular box office back on the 14th. It had disappointed on the 20th, but now it seemed to be back to normal, in tune with the general tenor of this week's performances; Easter Week still seems to be a great week for Henslowe's Rose.

14th March - 71 shillings
20th March - 38 shillings
31st March - 60 shillings

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