Thursday, 12 September 2019

12 September, 1595 - The Seven Days of the Week

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

Henslowe writes: ye 13 of septmbȝ  1595 ... R at the vij dayes ... xxxxvij  
In modern English: [12th] September, 1595 ... Received at The Seven Days ... 47 shillings

Today, the Admiral's Men revived their enigmatic lost play The Seven Days of the Week, about which we know nothing beyond its title. Perhaps it was an anthology of seven short plays, or perhaps it was about the creation of the world. You can read more about it in the entry for 3rd June.

19th-century Italian bracelet illustrating each of the seven days of
the week with a portrait of the deity associated with it.
From the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

The Seven Days of the Week seems to be beginning the gradual slide in audiences that happens to all plays. But it is still doing extremely well, being far above the average for the Rose.

Henslowe links


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