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William Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616, his 52nd birthday
him to perform duties at court regularly; and only a substantial record of service would explain why, eventually, he was granted an annuity under James I. Numerous manuscript sources external to Henslowe’s Diary, as well as aspects of the Diary’s physical and material content, support the conclusion that Henslowe’s active court service began around 1592 and extended to 1611.

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But the pattern of city performances and court performances, as recorded in Henslowe’s Diary, does not work out as neatly as we might like. Although Henslowe entered receipts from Rose playhouse performances for two years during which the Admiral’s Men performed at court (1594–95 and 1595–96), he made no note in his account book of any receipts when they were at court on two occasions (28 December 1594 and 6 January 1595); but on 1 January 1595, when the company was supposedly performing at Greenwich, Henslowe entered a receipt of £3 2s. for a performance of 2 Tamburlaine the Great at the Rose. And Henslowe’s annotations for the following season (1595–96) seem to create similar confusion. When the Admiral’s Men played before the court at Richmond (4 January 1596), Henslowe did not enter a receipt for a Rose playhouse performance; but on both 1 January and 24 February, when the company performed at Richmond, he entered receipts for the days before and after the court performances. It would appear that on some days the acting company performed at more than one venue, while on other occasions they performed only at court; such a inference would make it easy to question the relationship between travel time and performing at court.


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of mapping. Henslowe’s diary is replete not only with overt references that locate various activities, but with more subtle references. Indeed, tracing the geographies of theatrical and nontheatrical business within the diary—as well as the processes through which Henslowe’s book was created—alters our fundamental understanding of it. The manuscript that we call “Henslowe’s diary”—which has traditionally been conceived of as a record of uninspired details concerning the Elizabethan theater—is not a static entity but a much more dynamic artifact, a map of sorts.5

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Though its usefulness as a record of theatrical affairs is obvious, the full significance of Henslowe’s Diary can be understood only if we map the origins of the Diary—as a manuscript—within the travels of its two earliest owners. The actual book that became Henslowe’s Diary belonged initially to Philip’s older brother John, who used it to record forestry accounts that related to a local iron-mining business where he worked as a clerk and probably also as part-manager.9 The business was located on the southern edge of Ashdown Forest, where Edmond Henslowe, their father, had served the Crown as Master of the Royal Game, and it was the marriage of their sister Margaret to Ralph Hogge that formed the link to the mining industry. At the time, this business not only was lucrative but also brought the Henslowe-Hogge family political privileges from the Crown. Hogge was one of the few individuals who were licensed by the government to provide iron for the Royal Ordnance, and he was granted royal patents that allowed him to produce gunshot and to sell surplus cannons to a thriving Continental market.10

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In ways both obvious and not, diaries of the early modern period, such as that kept by the theater owner and financier Philip Henslowe, manifest various kinds

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You may have thought that 2012, the UK’s ‘Year of Shakespeare’, offered enough celebration of the life and career of the world’s greatest playwright, but Shakespearean scholars, students, directors, actors, audiences, readers and fans are preparing for two more exciting years of commemoration. The year , usually assumed to have been on April 23rd 1564, three days before the first extant record of his life — his baptism at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon Avon on April 26th.


The year 2016 will mark the 400th anniversary of his death on April 23rd 1616, which occurred, as one story relates, on the day after he had been out drinking in Stratford-upon-Avon with his old friends and fellow poets Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton. That the date of April 23rd apparently marks both his birth and death shows that Shakespeare’s sense of timing was as impeccable in his life as in his plays.

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Early in 1596 the second three books of the were entered in the register of Stationers' Hall, and in the course of the same year were published his , his , and his , a pastoral lament for Sir Philip Sidney, which he dedicated to the countess of Essex.

That Spenser wrote more of the during the last two years of his life, and that the MS.