Henslowe writes: R at the Jewe of malta the j of Febreary 1593 ... xxxvs
In modern English: Received at The Jew of Malta, 1st February, 1593 ... 35 shillings
Caravaggio's portrait of the Grand
Master of the Knights of Malta,
After several days of disappointing box office following the smash premiere of Christopher Marlowe's Massacre at Paris, the company has revived Marlowe's reliable favourite, which they had last performed just over a fortnight ago. Even The Jew of Malta is not pulling in the crowds though, producing only a half-full theatre.
Whether or not they knew it, Lord Strange's Men's time at the Rose was about to come to a sudden end. Tune in tomorrow to find out why!
- 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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