Tuesday, 7 January 2020

7 January, 1596 - A Knack to Know an Honest Man

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

Henslowe writes: ye 7 of Jenewary ... R at a knack to know & onest man ... xxs
In modern English: 7th January, [1596] ... Received at A Knack to Know an Honest Man ... 20 shillings

Two  Young Venetian Men (anon., 1515)
Today, the Admiral's Men chose to revive A Knack to Know an Honest Man, their comical moral romance set in Venice. You can read more about this play in the entry for 23rd October, 1594.

Here is a blast from the past! The players have been ignoring this once-popular comedy since September, but they are now experimenting with bringing it back. The box office is not very encouraging, however.



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