Friday, 6 December 2019

6 December, 1595 - Crack Me This Nut

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

Henslowe writes: ye 6 of desembȝ 1595 ... R at Crack me this nvtt ... xv shillings

In modern English: 6th December, 1595 ... Received at Crack Me This Nut ... 15 shillings

Dessert Still Life by Georg Flegel (1566-1638)
Today, the Admiral's Men returned to Crack Me This Nut. We know nothing about the content of this lost play, but you can read more about it in the entry for 5th September.

The company has waited a week and a half to revive Crack Me This Nut. It box office had plateaued at around 25 shillings for a while, but has now started to decline.

What's next?

There will be no blog entry tomorrow because 7 December was a Sunday in 1595 and the players did not perform. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on the 8th - see you then!

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