'Suggesting a New Philip Henslowe’ by Prof. Susan Cerasano

The Rose Playhouse

Online at 7 pm

Philip Henslowe has, for years, been thought of as a one-dimensional character whose image has changed, over time, from that of a shady moneylender to a financier to an entrepreneur.  In this webinar, Prof. Cerasano will discuss a few of the ways in which her research fleshes out and recasts Henslowe’s biography beyond this narrow image.

(The image of Henslowe’s signature above is reproduced with the kind permission of the Governors of Dulwich College.)


SP Cerasano is the Edgar W. B. Fairchild Professor of Literature at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and Editor-in-Chief, Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England journal. The author of many books and essays on theatre history of the early modern period, she has been working on Henslowe and his son-in-law Edward Alleyn for many years.     


Tickets are £5 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 29 September.

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.

Booking Information

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