Monday, 19 July 2021

19 July, 1597 - Hieronimo and a short hiatus

Here's what Lord Strange's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago...
Henslowe writes: 19 | tt at Jeronemo ... | 01 | 00

In modern English: 19th [July, 1597] ... total at Hieronimo ... 
£1 [i.e. 20 shillings]

Woodcut from the 1615 edition of The Spanish Tragedy.
Today, the Admiral's Men revived Hieronimo, which is almost certainly an alternate title for Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, a famous and much-loved old play about the revenge of a grieving father for his son's death. You can read more about this play in the entry for 14th March, 1592.

Today's performance relatively good box office for the old play. However, it is all for naught. Tomorrow will begin a short pause in playing at the Rose, perhaps caused by the departure yesterday of actor Martin Slater. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on the 27th; see you then!

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