Wednesday, 13 April 2016

13 April, 1592 - Harry VI

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

Henslowe writes: R at harey the vj the 13 of aprell 1591 ... xxvjs

In modern English: Received at Harry VI, 13th April, 1592 ... 26 shillings

1540s portrait of King
Henry VI
Today, Lord Strange's Men performed Harry VI again. This play was almost certainly Shakespeare's First Part of Henry VIyou can read more about it in the blog entry for 3rd March.

The company last performed Harry VI just over a week ago; since its premiere in early March, it has been their most frequently-performed play. However, today's performance was its weakest so far, faring not much better than that of Bindo and Ricciardo yesterday. Harry VI appears to have officially become just another play.

  • Friday, 3rd March - 75 shillings
  • Tuesday, 7th March - 60 shillings
  • Saturday, 11th March - 47 shillings
  • Thursday, 16th March - 31 shillings
  • Tuesday, 28th March - 68 shillings
  • Wednesday, 5th April - 41 shillings
  • Thursday, 13th April - 26 shillings

Henslowe links


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