Thursday, 19 May 2016

19 May, 1592 - Muly Molocco

Here's what Lord Strange's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago...
Henslowe writes: R at mvllomvloco the 17 of maye 1592 ... xxxvjs vjd 

In modern English: Received at Muly Molocco, 19th May, 1592 ... 36 shillings and sixpence 

1629 Portuguese illustration of the Battle of Alcazar
Today, Lord Strange's Men returned again to Muly Molocco, after its popular performance on May Day two and a half weeks ago. This play was about Abd el-Malik's struggle for the throne of Morocco; you can read more about it in the blog entry for 21st February.

The big Whitsuntide audiences that we have observed for the last few days seem to have ended, for Muly Molocco is back to its normal so-so box office.

Monday, 21st February - 29 shillings
Tuesday, 29th February - 34 shillings
Friday, 17th March - 29 shillings
Wednesday, 29th March - 62 shillings

Saturday, 8th April - 23 shillings
Monday, 17th April - 30 shillings
Thursday, 27th April, 26 shillings
Monday, 1st May, 58 shillings (May Day)
Friday, 19th May, 36 shillings

Henslowe links


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