Tuesday, 26 June 2018

26 June, 1594 - Cutlack

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

Henslowe writes: ye 24 of June 1594 ... R at cvtlacke ... xxvs

In modern English: 26th June, 1594 ... Received at Cutlack ... 25 shillings.

Illustration of Belinus (or Brennius, it's not clear)
from Holinshed's Chronicles (1577)
Today, the Admiral's Men revived Cutlack, their 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.

The company had last peformed Cutlack only a week ago to a half-full theatre. Today's crowd was smaller still, suggesting that the play's appeal was already dwindling .

Henslowe links


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