Wednesday, 16 January 2019

16 January, 1595 - The Set at Maw

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

Henslowe writes: ye 17 of Jenewary 1594 ... R at the mawe ... xxvs 

In modern English: [16th] January, 1595 ... Received at The Maw ... 25 shillings

The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs by Georges
de la Tour (1620s)
Today, the Admiral's Men returned to The Set at Maw, a lost play whose content had something to do with the card game known as Maw. You can read more about this play in the entry for 14 December.

After the surprise hit of The West Man of West Chester yesterday, .today's performance of The Set Maw is a lot more in tune with the low-key box office of the rest of this week.

Henslowe links


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