Tuesday, 12 April 2016

12 April, 1592 - Bindo and Ricciardo

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

Henslowe writes: R at byndo & Richardo the 12 of aprell 1591 ... xxiijs

In modern English: Received at Bindo and Ricciardo, 12th April ... 23 shillings

Today, Lord Strange's Men returned to their risque Italian comedy Bindo and Ricciardo. Although lost, the story on which it is based survives, revealing it to be a bizarre comedy about the cunning thief Ricciardo's escape from justice. You can read more about this play in the entry for 4th March.

The company had last performed the play nearly five weeks ago. It made 7 shillings more this time around, but remained one of the less popular plays in the repertory.

Doge's Palace 3

Henslowe links


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