Sunday, 8 July 2018

8 July, 1594 - The Massacre at Paris

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

Henslowe writes: ye 8 of Julye 1594 ... R at the masacer ... xxvijs

In modern English: 8th July, 1594 ... Received at The Massacre ... 27 shillings.

Henri, Duke of Guise, the villain of the play. 
Today, the Admiral's Men revived again Christopher Marlowe's drama about the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 16th century Paris; you can read more about this play in the entry for 26 January, 1593.

As with its previous outing last week and the week before, The Massacre at Paris seems to be holding steady as a reliable if unspectacular guarantee of a fairly average audience at the Rose.

Henslowe links


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