Sunday, 8 December 2019

8 December, 1595 - Harry V

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

Henslowe writes: ye 8 of desembȝ 1595 ... R at hary the v ... xxixs 

In modern English: 8th December, 1595 ... Received at Harry V ... 29 shillings

King Henry V, posthumous portrait
(late 16th or early 17th century)
Today, the Admiral's Men returned to Harry V, their play about King Henry V of England, who, according to legend, gave up a dissolute lifestyle and led his country to victory against the French at the Battle of Agincourt before his untimely death. You can read more about this play in the entry for 28 November.

For its third performance, the players have quickly returned Harry V to the stage in under a week. Its box office is again merely average, but that is still good enough in this lean time of the year.

What's next?

For some reason, Henslowe records no performance tomorrow. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on the 10th. See you then!

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