Monday, 23 May 2016

23 May, 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 mallta the 11 20 maye 1592 ... liiijs

In modern English: Received at The Jew of Malta, 23rd May, 1592 ... 54 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.

After the disappointing response to the last performance of The Jew of Malta, the company has returned to its habit of performing the play once every two weeks. They've been rewarded with an excellent turnout, yet another reminder that this play has a higher-than-average popularity compared to the others in the repertory.

  • Saturday, 26th February - 50 shillings
  • Friday, 10th March - 56 shillings
  • Saturday, 18th March - 39 shillings
  • Tuesday, 4th April, 43 shillings
  • Tuesday,  18th April, 48 shillings and sixpence
  • Friday, 5th May, 41 shillings
  • Saturday, 13th May, 34 shillings
  • Tuesday, 23rd May, 54 shillings

    Henslowe links


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