Monday, 9 January 2017

9 January, 1593 - Muly Molocco

Here's what Lord Strange's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago...
Henslowe writes: R at mvlo mulocko the 9 of Jenewary 1593 ... xxs
In modern English: Received at Muly Molocco, 9th January, 1593 ... 20 shillings 

1629 Portuguese illustration of the Battle of Alcazar
Today, Lord Strange's Men revived again their much-performed play Muly Molocco, which 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 1592.

As with yesterday's performance of The Spanish Tragedy, this second performance of Muly Molocco was a comedown after the huge audience the play had received when the company opened their new season with it last week. The company was now performing to a theatre that was more than half empty, suggesting once again that London may have been excited by the return of their plays, but not excited enough to see them so soon after.

Henslowe links


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