Thursday, 2 January 2020

2 January, 1596 - 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 2 of Jenewary 1595 ... R at cracke me this nvtt ... ixs

In modern English: 2nd January, [1596] ... Received at Crack Me This Nut ... 9 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.

After yesterday's very successful performance of The Seven Days of the Week on New Year's Day, one might have expected today's performance to be well-attended too; in fact, this is a catastrophically small audience, suggesting that the average Londoner was back at work, with no time for festive theatregoing.

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