Viewing Event Record: Alleyn leases part of the Fortune to Henslowe


The terms of Philip Henslowe's and Edward Alleyn's agreement of 4 April 1601 over the Fortune property are recorded in a later document of 15 February 1616, an unexecuted assignment of Henslowe's leases by his widow Agnes. Alleyn leased Henslowe a moiety of the playhouse and 'a certain plot of ground' on which the playhouse was built. Henslowe was also to receive one-half of the profits of the playhouse. The items excepted from the agreement were 'the allowance and part of the company which for the time being shall play there' and the grounds and properties adjoining the playhouse.

Date Event Recorded

From: 15 February 1616 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: 4 April 1601 (Source of claim: original)


Fortune (I)


Admiral's Men


Name Event Role(s) Document Role(s)
Alleyn, Edward playhouse owner
Henslowe, Philip playhouse owner
Henslowe, Agnes widow

Event Type

  • company business
  • deed
  • playhouse business
  • playhouse context

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