Tuesday, 19 June 2018

19 June, 1594 - Cutlack

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

Henslowe writes: ye 17 of June 1594 ... R at cutlacke ... xxxvs

In modern English: 19th June, 1594 ... Received at Cutlack ... 35 shillings.

Illustration of Belinus (or Brennius, it's not clear)
from Holinshed's Chronicles (1577)
Today, as the the Admiral's Men settled back into the Rose playhouse, they revived Cutlack, a play about a bombastic Danish king and his intervention in the civil war between Brennius and Belinus in ancient Britain. You can read more about this play in the entry for 16 May, 1594.

Yesterday, the company had attracted a packed theatre for their first play at the Rose. But today's performance produced only an average-sized crowd with a half-full theatre. The public's appetite for theatre at the Rose appears to have returned to normal very rapidly.

Henslowe links


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