Thursday, 8 April 2021

8 April, 1597 - A Woman Hard to Please

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

Henslowe writes: 8 | tt at womon hard to pleasse | 00 | 05 

In  modern English: 8th [April, 1597] ... total at Woman Hard to Please ... 5 shillings

A woman looks deeply unimpressed by her
rescuer in Paolo Uccello's St George and
the Dragon
Today, the Admiral's Men revived their enigmatic lost play, A Woman Hard to Please. You can read more about this play in the entry for 27 January.

Today's performance attracted only a tiny audience and is one of several such disasters this week. Perhaps people are staying away having visiting the theatres a lot during Easter Week.

What's next?

For unknown reasons, Henslowe records no performances for the next few days. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on the 11th. See you then!

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