Friday, 9 July 2021

9 July, 1597 - The Life and Death of Martin Schwartz

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

Henslowe writes: 9 | tt at life & death of marten swarte ... | 01 | 13

In modern English: 9th [July, 1597] ... total at Life and Death of Martin Schwartz ... £1 and 13 shillings [i.e. 33 shillings]

Today, the Admiral's Men revived The Life and Death of Martin Schwartz, their lost historical drama about the bold German mercenary who fought for Lambert Simnel, a pretender to the English crown, during the Wars of the Roses. You can read more about this play in the entry for 30 June

The Siege of Neuss, where Martin
Schwartz made his name
The company has rushed Martin Schwartz back the stage after the promising box office a few days ago, but the audience is much smaller today, albeit still respectable. 

What's next?

There will be no entries for the next few days because Henslowe records no performances, for unknown reasons. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on the 12th - see you then!

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