Friday, 13 July 2018

13 July, 1594 - Philippo and Hippolito

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

Henslowe writes: ye 13 of Julye 1594 ... R at phillipo & hewpolyto ... xxxxs

In modern English: 13th July, 1594 ... Received at Philippo and Hippolito ... 40 shillings.

Two Young Men by Crispin van den Broeck, c.1590
Today, the Admiral's Men quickly returned to the stage Philippo and Hippolito, their enigmatic lost play about two men of that name. You can read more about this play in the entry for 9 July.

The players were obviously pleased with the debut performance of Philippo and Hippolito four days ago. Unlike Galiaso, which languished a fortnight after its premiere, this play has been rushed back to the Rose, and has been rewarded with  handsome, if not jaw-dropping, box office.

What's next?

There will be no blog entry tomorrow because 14 July was a Sunday in 1594 and the players did not perform. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on 15 July, for a week that will include another new play alongside the old favourites.

Henslowe links


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