Sunday, 5 June 2016

5 June, 1592 - Bindo and Ricciardo

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

Henslowe writes: R at Bendo & Richardo the 2 5 4 of maye June ... xxxijs

In modern English: Received at Bindo and Ricciardo, 5th June ... 32 shillings

Today, Lord Strange's Men returned to their risque Italian comedy Bindo and Ricciardo. Although this play is lost, the story on which it is based survives, revealing it to be a bizarre comedy about the cunning thief Ricciardo's escape from justice. You can read more about this play in the entry for 4th March.

The company has been performing this play only rarely, and last staged it more than a month and a half ago. Today's box office was rather better than the play had previously achieved, although it remained merely average for the Rose repertory as a whole.

In more exciting news, Henslowe began a new page of his diary today and finally managed to write the date correctly, so he's back in sync with reality again. That's a relief.

Doge's Palace 3

Henslowe links


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