Monday, 13 June 2016

13th June, 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 mvlemvloco the 13 of June 1592 ... xxs  

In modern English: Received at Muly Molocco, 13th June, 1592 ... 20 shillings 

1629 Portuguese illustration of the Battle of Alcazar
Today, Lord Strange's Men returned again to Muly Molocco, which they had last performed a week and a half 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 company continues to perform Muly Molocco every ten days or so. Normally, the play produces reliably average box office, but the last two performances have seen a notable slump toward the lower end of the spectrum. Is this just a blip or is Muly Molocco on the way out?

  • 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
  • Friday, 19th May - 36 shillings
  • Saturday, 3rd June - 24 shillings
  • Tuesday, 13th June - 20 shillings

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