Henslowe writes: R at mandevell the 31 of Jenewary 1593 ... xiijs
In modern English: Received at Mandeville, 27th January, 1593 ... 13 shillings
Mandevillian monster from
the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493)
Mandeville is simply not hitting the spot for the Rose audience and it continues to earn dismal box office. The company appear to have experimented with leaving it unperformed for a couple of weeks to drum up enthusiasm, but has had almost no effect on the box office, which remains in the doldrums. I remain baffled as to why the company keeps on performing this play.
- Transcript of this page of the Diary (from W.W. Greg's 1904 edition)
- Facsimile of this page of the Diary (from the Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project)
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