Thursday, 14 April 2016

14 April, 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 14 aprelle 1591 ... xxxiijs 

In modern English: Received at Hieronimo, 14th April, 1592 ... 33 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 over a week ago. You can read more about this play in the entry for the 14th of March. As with the previous performance, they performed it alone, rather than as a follow-up to The Spanish Comedy of Don Horatio.

The Spanish Tragedy was capable of producing  spectacular box office, and had done so back on the 14th and 31st March. But, as with the performance on the 7th, today's was relatively unimpressive. The company's weekly performances of the play seem to be producing solid rather than exceptional results.

14th March - 71 shillings
20th March - 38 shillings
31st March - 60 shillings
7th April - 26 shillings 

14th April - 33 shillings

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