Monday, 20 January 2020

20 January, 1596 - Harry V

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

Henslowe writes: ye 19 of Jenewary 1595 ... R at harye the v ... xxs 

In modern English: [20th] January, [1596] ... Received at Harry V ... 20 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.

The box office for this play continues to decline as it gets further and further away from its November premiere.

Henslowe links


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