Tuesday, 10 April 2018

10 April, 1594 - the closure of the Rose

On this day, 424 years ago, the Rose playhouse fell silent once again. We do not know whether this was due to yet another plague outbreak, or whether it had something to do with the movements of London's playing companies, who seem to be have been rearranging themselves in complicated and confusing ways of late.

Regardless, the Rose will be closed for a month, and this blog will return on 14 May when yet another company, the Admiral's Men, will be installed. See you then!


Map of Bankside in 1593. The Rose is labelled "The play howse". On the right, you can see St Mary Overie (now Southwark Cathedral) and a bit of London Bridge.

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