Friday, 3 June 2016

3 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 22 31 of maye 1592 ... xxiiijs  

In modern English: Received at Muly Molocco, 3rd June, 1592 ... 24 shillings 

1629 Portuguese illustration of the Battle of Alcazar
Today, Lord Strange's Men returned again to Muly Molocco, after two weeks. 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.

Muly Molocco continues to make reliably average box office, although today's performance was on the lower end of its spectrum. Thus ends a rather flat week for Henslowe. He needs a blockbuster next week. Will he get one...?

  • 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

What's next?

There will be no blog post tomorrow because 4th June was a Sunday in 1592. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on 5th June for a week that will include a new play along with the usual suspects.

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