Wednesday, 24 April 2019

24 April, 1595 - The Wise Man of West Chester

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

Henslowe writes: ye 25 of aprell 1595 ... R at the wissman ... lviijs 
In modern English: [24th] April, 1595 ... Received at The Wise Man ... 58 shillings

A man, who might possibly be
wise, carved on the choir
stalls of Chester Cathedral
Today, the Admiral's Men returned The Wise Man of West Chester to the stage. This lost play appears to have been about a wizard in the English city of Chester; you can read more about it in the entry for 3 December.

The Wise Man of West Chester has been one of the greatest ever success stories of the Rose playhouse, and the holiday season is boosting its ability to attract large crowds.

Henslowe links


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