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Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog!

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Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog!

30 December 2021

This site preserves a 5-year project to present in blog format the day-by-day records of an Elizabethan theatre. From 2016 to 2021, I posted the daily entries from Philip Henslowe's...


10 November 2021

This blog has traced the performances at the Rose playhouse from 1592 to 1597. It would not have been possible without the work of many amazing scholars, to whom I would like to say...

What won the Diary?

8 November 2021

We have completed our journey through Philip Henslowe's diary of performances at the Rose playhouse! On the way, we have seen a great many plays rise and fall in popularity. So, which...

Where are they now?

6 November 2021

Edward Alleyn (portraitof unknown date)Henslowe's list of performances at the Rose may be over, but that does not mean that his story is done. He will continue to make Diary entries...