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RoseHenslowe’s Diary as a blog? Daily life at the Rose Playhouse?

This brilliant idea belongs to David Nicol, a Canadian teacher of Theatre Studies: daily entries from Philip Henslowe’s journal – the single most important document about the workings of an Elizabethan playhouse and playing company – complete with information on plays, thoughts about popularity and box office, and then questions, links and further readings.  A very good introduction to the Diary itself, and to the cogs and wheels of Elizabethan theatre in general.

Nicol aims to provide a sense of what it was like to be a player back then – and to run a company catering for an audience that was as demanding as it was volatile… I’ll say he’s doing an excellent job.

Have a look at the blog here, and you can follow @HensloweAsaBlog on Twitter.

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