Monday, 4 November 2019

4 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 3 of novembȝ 1595 ... R at the new worldes tragedy ... xxixs 

In modern English: [4th] November, 1595 ... Received at The New World's Tragedy ... 29 shillings

Walter Raleigh attacking Trinidad, by
Theodore de Bry (1595)
Today, the Admiral's Men revived a lost play that Henslowe has previously calls The World's Tragedy, but now has begun to call The New World's Tragedy; it 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 a week and a half to revive The New World's Tragedy. Its box office shows a gentle decline but is still solid.

Henslowe links


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