Monday, 18 April 2016

18 April, 1592 - The Jew of Malta

Here's what Lord Strange's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago...
Henslowe writes: R at the Jewe of malta the 18 of aprell 1591 ... xxxxviijs vjd

In modern English: Received at The Jew of Malta, 18th April, 1592 ... 48 shillings and sixpence 

Caravaggio's portrait of the Grand
Master of the Knights of Malta,
Today, Lord Strange's Men performed their satirical comic tragedy The Jew of Malta again. You can read more about this play in the blog entry for 26th February.

The company had last performed this play two weeks ago, receiving relatively disappointing box office returns. On this outing, the play was a bit more successful, although still not as quite as much as it had been in the past. Still, its receipts are nothing to sneeze at: The Jew of Malta has consistently performed better than the average play in the repertory.

  • Saturday, 26th February - 50 shillings
  • Friday, 10th March - 56 shillings
  • Saturday, 18th March - 39 shillings
  • Tuesday, 4th April, 43 shillings
  • Tuesday,  18th April, 48 shillings and sixpence

    Henslowe links


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