Sunday, 25 April 2021

25 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: 25 | tt at v playes in one | 01 | 13
In modern English: 25th [April, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One ... £1 and 13 shillings [i.e. 33 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

The company has returned these plays to the stage after only five days and the result is surprisingly strong - there may be life in the five plays yet.

Henslowe links


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