Monday, 4 April 2016

4 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 4 of aprell 1591 ... xxxxiijs 

In modern English: Received at The Jew of Malta, 4th April, 1592 ... 43 shillings

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 and a half weeks ago, receiving disappointing box office returns. On this outing, the play was a bit more successful, but still not as much as it had been in the past. As with yesterday's performance, we are not seeing the surprise hits that we saw during Easter Week.

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

Henslowe links


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