Wednesday, 22 June 2016

22 June, 1592 - A Knack to Know a Knave

Here's what Lord Strange's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago...

Henslowe writes: R at the knacke to knowe a knave the 22 of June 1592 ... xxvijs

In modern English: Received at The Knack to Know a Knave, 22nd June, 1592 ... 27 shillings

The knaves from an Italian
pack of cards, c.1490
Today, Lord Strange's Men revived A Knack to Know a Knave, their new comical morality play; you can read more about it in the entry for 10th June.

This was the company's third performance of A Knack to Know a Knave, but it must have been rather disappointing for them; after the excellent response to the first two shows, the box office today plummeted to below the Rose's average,

But such minor setbacks would soon be out of the company's minds. Tomorrow, their stint at the Rose will come to a sudden end - and so will this blog, at least for a while. Tune in next time to find out why...

Henslowe links


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