Tuesday, 20 April 2021

20 April, 1597 - Five Plays in One

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

Henslowe writes: 20 | tt at v playes in one | 00 | 19
In modern English: 20th [April, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One ... 19 shillings

The number 5 in a
column of figures
in Henslowe's Diary
Today, the Admiral's Men revived their lost piece Five Plays in One, which was probably a collection of one-act plays, perhaps linked by a narrative device; you can read more about it in the entry for 7 April

This is the third outing for Five Plays in One just a few days after the last one and its box office is already poor. No chance of a sleeper hit here, it would seem.

Henslowe links


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