Calista Lucy: Edward Alleyn – Life After The Rose

The Rose Playhouse

Using Edward Alleyn’s Diary (MS IX 1617–1622), letters and other documents from the Archive at Dulwich College, Calista Lucy, Keeper of the Archive, will consider some ideas around why and how Edward Alleyn turned himself from actor to gentleman farmer and philanthropist.

There will be an opportunity at the end of the talk to look at Henslowe’s Diary, the Fortune Playhouse contract and the ‘platte’ (plot) for The Second Part of the Seven Deadly Sins.



Calista Lucy has worked at Dulwich College since 2001 and has been Keeper of the Archive since 2007. Through her work she has built up an extensive knowledge about the life of the Founder, Edward Alleyn. Since 2017 she has been using his diary (MS IX) as a source for an ’On this day’ feed to Twitter. This has entailed research which has led to a greater knowledge of Alleyn’s life and business interests after he retired from the stage.


Tickets are £6 (£5 for Friends of The Rose) and can be booked through TryBooking by clicking here. You will receive a link to this Zoom event via email. Any additional contributions for The Rose Playhouse will be much appreciated and go towards funding the Rose Revealed Project.

Please note that booking for this event will close at 6.00 pm on 11 May.


The Rose is an indoor archaeological site; it is advisable to dress warmly because there is no heating. There are no toilets, so please use those at Shakespeare’s Globe, which is 200 metres away.

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