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By Neil Carson

Henslowe's 'diary' is a distinct resource of knowledge concerning the day by day operating of the Elizabethan repertory theatre. Philip Henslowe, a theatrical entrepreneur, stored documents of his monetary dealings with London businesses and actors from 1592-1604. The diary itself is tough to decipher. Neil Carson's research is predicated on a way more thorough correlation of Henslowe's entries than has been tried earlier than, breaking down into transparent tabular shape the most goods of source of revenue and expenditure and drawing conclusions concerning the administration strategies of the firms, the pro relationships of actors and playwrights and the ways that performs have been written, rehearsed and programmed. past hypothesis has pushed aside Henslowe himself as ignorant, disorderly and greedy. Carson indicates him to were a benign and effective businessman whose regulate over the actors' expert actions was once less wide than has frequently been intended.

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A second question is whether or not the newly constituted Admiral's Men inherited the debt of £30 incurred by the previous Company under Alleyn's leadership. Once again, there is no evidence in the present accounts, although Henslowe's later calculations suggest that the debt was assumed. Beginning with the Spring—Summer season of 1598, Henslowe seems to have provided most of the money spent on playbooks, costumes, and properties by the Admiral's Men. The accounts run more or less continuously from 13 March 1598 (f.

According to its terms, Henslowe and Meade were to provide playing premises, and to supply the actors with costumes and properties (both in London and on tour) from Henslowe's private stock. In addition, Henslowe and Meade were to choose 'ffower or ffive Shareres', who would act as a kind of management committee, and to pay out money approved by this body to purchase 'apparrelP or plays. They also undertook to arbitrate in matters of dispute between members of the Company, expelling disobedient or recalcitrant actors at the request of the majority, and turning over to the players any fines collected for infractions of Company rules or discipline.

On at least one occasion Henslowe included what he called 'forberance of my mony' in a loan to the Company. On 6 December 1602, he bought from Robert Shaa 'iiij clothe clockes layd with cope lace for iiij li a clocke' (f. 118). The cloaks were for the use of the Company, so Henslowe added the sum to the players' account. As he explained, however, he included a sum of five shillings 'vpon euery clocke' which meant that the amount entered in the diary was £17. It is not impossible that similar interest charges are hidden elsewhere in the diary.

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