Tuesday, 5 April 2016

5 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 5 of aprell 1591 ... xxxxjs

In modern English: Received at Harry VI, 5th April, 1592 ... 41 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.

The company last performed Harry VI just over a week ago; since its premiere in early March, it has been their most frequently-performed play. However, today's production did not repeat its spectacular takings during Easter Week, returning to a merely moderate intake similar to that of The Jew of Malta yesterday. This lower-but-still-not-bad intake is proving to be typical of this week.

  • 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

Henslowe links


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