Wednesday, 8 June 2016

8th June, 1592 - Tamar Cam

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

Henslowe writes: R at the tambercame the 8 of June 1592 ... xxxxs

In modern English: Received at Tamar Cam, 8th June, 1592 ... 40 shillings

Today, Lord Strange's Men performed one of their plays about Tamar Cam, a lost pair of plays about the Mongol conqueror Hulagu Khan; you can read more about them in the entry for 28th April. As with the performance on 30th May, we do not know whether this was the first or second part of Tamar Cam.

Whichever of the two it was, the play did fairly well at the box office today, achieving takings that were slightly higher than the average Rose production.

Persian illustration of Hulagu Khan (the likely inspiration for Tamar Cam) and his Christian wife

Henslowe links


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