Thursday, 24 January 2019

24 January, 1595 - Doctor Faustus

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

Henslowe writes: ye 24 of Jenewary  1594 ... R at docter fostes ... xxiiijs 

In modern English: 24th January, 1595 ... Received at Dr Faustus ... 24 shillings

Faustus summoning Mephistopheles: from the
1616 text of the play 
Today, Admiral's Men returned to Christopher Marlowe's famous tragedy Dr Faustus, in which a scholar summons a demon and sells his soul to the devil. You can read more about this play in the entry for 2 October.

The players have revived Dr Faustus two weeks after its last performance. Unlike some other plays that have seen an improvement this week, Faustus continues to chug along with below-average audiences.

Henslowe links


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