Monday, 25 June 2018

25 June, 1594 - The Jew of Malta

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

Henslowe writes: ye 23 of June 1594 ... R at the Jewe ... xxiijs

In modern English: 25th June, 1594 ... Received at The Jew ... 23 shillings

Caravaggio's portrait of the Grand
Master of the Knights of Malta,
Today, the players performed once again The Jew of Malta, Christopher Marlowe's satirical comic tragedy; you can read more about this play in the blog entry for 26th February 1592.

This was the first outing for the ever-popular Jew of Malta following the Admiral's Men's return to the Rose. However, the company may have been disappointed that it drew a fairly small crowd today. Clearly the actors would not be able to rest on their laurels if they wanted success

Henslowe links


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