Thursday, 2 June 2016

2 June, 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 21 30 of maye 1592 ... xxxiijs

In modern English: Received at The Jew of Malta, 2nd June, 1592 ... 33 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 excellent response to the last performance of The Jew of Malta, the company has revived it after only a week and a half. As was the case back on 13th May, an overly-soon revival of this play has once again produced a disappointing box office (this time, the lowest the play has ever received). The Jew of Malta continues to be most popular after it has been left alone for a while.

  • 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
  • Friday, 2nd June, 33 shillings

    Henslowe links


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