Friday, 10 January 2020

10 January, 1596 - A Toy to Please Chaste Ladies

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

Henslowe writes: ye 10 of Jenewary 1595 ... R at a toye to please chaste ladeys ... xviijs 

In modern English: 10th January, [1596] ... Received at A Toy to Please Chaste Ladies ... 18 shillings

Two Women at a Window by Murillo (1655-60)
Today, the Admiral's Men returned to A Toy to Please Chaste Ladies, an enigmatic lost play; you can read more about it in the entry for 14 November.

It has been more than a month since the players have staged this play, which has always been unpopular, and remains so today.

What's next?

There will be no blog entry tomorrow because 11th January was a Sunday in 1596 and the players did not perform. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on the 12th for a week that will include a new play. See you then!

Henslowe links


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