Monday, 28 June 2021

28 June, 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: 28 | tt at v playes in one | 01 | 00
In modern English: 28th [June, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One ... £1 [i.e. 20 shillings]

The number 5 in a
column of figures
in Henslowe's Diary
Today is St Peter's Eve, a day on which the Midsummer's Eve bonfires and festivities were traditionally repeated. On this day, the Admiral's Men have 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 again waited two and a half weeks to return the five plays to the stage. Perhaps owing to the festive summer atmosphere, the box office is somewhat improved.

Henslowe links


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