Friday, 7 June 2019

7 June, 1595 - Seleo and Olympo

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

Henslowe writes: ye 7 of June 1595 ... R at  olimpio ... xvs 

In modern English: 7th June, 1595 ... Received at Olympo ... 15 shillings

Portrait of Two Friends by Pontormo (1524)
Today, the Admiral's Men revived Seleo and Olympo, a lost play about which we know nothing at all except that it must have been about two men.You can learn more in the entry for 5 March.

The company seems to be falling into a groove of performing Seleo and Olympo every ten days or so. But today's terrible box office does not seem to warrant the effort.

What's next?

There will be no blog entry tomorrow because 8 June was a Sunday in 1595 and the players did not perform. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on the 9th for the holiday week of Whitsuntide - see you then!

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