Wednesday, 27 November 2019

27 November, 1595 - The New World's Tragedy

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

Henslowe writes: ye 27 of novmbȝ 1595 ... R at the new wordles tragedy ... xviijs 

In modern English: 27th November, 1595 ... Received at The New World's Tragedy ... 18 shillings

Walter Raleigh attacking Trinidad, by
Theodore de Bry (1595)
Today, the Admiral's Men revived their lost play The New World's Tragedy, which may have been about a calamitous event in the Americas. You can read more about this play in the entry for 17 September.

The company has waited two an a half weeks to revive The New World's Tragedy. Its box office shows a sudden decline to well below the average for the Rose.

Henslowe links


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