Thursday, 21 April 2016

21 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 21 of aprell 1591 ... xxxiijs

In modern English: Received at Harry VI, 21st April, 1592 ... 33 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.

Since the premiere of Harry VI in early March, the company has settled into a groove of performing it approximately once a week. But last week's outing was its weakest-ever showing at the box office, and today's was not much better. Harry VI is no longer a blockbuster, and can best be described as reliably solid.

  • 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
  • Friday, 21st April - 33 shillings

Henslowe links


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