Friday, 29 April 2016

29 April, 1592 - Harry of Cornwall

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

Henslowe writes: R at harey of cornwell the 29 of aprell 15912 ... xxvjs

In modern English: Received at Harry of Cornwall, 29th April, 1592 ... 26 shillings

Gustav Doré's 1875 illustration
of the murder of Henry
Today, Lord Strange's Men returned to Harry of Cornwall, a play that they have been performing only once a month. This lost play was about the revenge of the De Montfort brothers upon the eponymous Henry; you can read more about it in the entry for 25th February.

Harry of Cornwall had received disappointing audiences on its last outing, but that was most likely due to its being staged during Holy Week. This time, it was back to a similar level as its first outing, proving itself a reliably solid but unspectacular performer.

  • Friday, 25th February - 33 shillings
  • Thursday, 23rd March - 13 shillings and sixpence
  • Saturday, 29th April - 26 shillings

What's next?

There will be no blog entry tomorrow because 30 April was a Sunday in 1592. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on 1 May...

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