Thursday, 7 November 2019

7 November, 1595 - Barnardo and Philametta

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

Henslowe writes: ye 6 of novmbȝ  1595 ... R at barnardo ... xvijs 

In modern English: [7th] November, 1595  ... Received at Barnardo ... 17 shillings

Portrait of a couple by an unknown French artist, c.1610
Today, the Admiral's Men revived Barnardo and Philametta, a lost play on an unknown subject; you can read more about it in the entry for 30 October.

The company has returned to Barnardo and Philametta a week after its premiere, but the box office is disastrous. The company is not having any luck with its new plays this season. I don't know who's writing this stuff but they may need to be fired.

Henslowe links


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