Monday, 12 July 2021

12 July, 1597 - 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: July 1597 | 12 | tt at wismane of weschester | 00 | 18 
In modern English: 12th July, 1597 ... total at Wise Man of West Chester ... 18 shillings

A man, who might possibly be
wise, carved on the choir
stalls of Chester Cathedral
Today, the Admiral's Men revived The Wise Man of West Chester, a lost play that 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, 1594.

The company seems to be experimenting with returning The Wise Man of West Chester to the Rose after its lengthy absence,  but the box office is already low on the second performance of this revival.

Henslowe links


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