20 March 1760

Event Information
Theatre: Covent Garden
Theatrical Season: 1759-1760
Volume: 4
Comments: Benefit for Shuter. Mainpiece: Not acted in 10 years. Receipts: #194 10s. in cash, plus #147 18s. from tickets (Boxes 378; Pit 356). Charges #64 5s. Advanced to Mrs Ward #30. [Shuter called for imaginative participation of his audience in his Medley Skit (see Larpent MS 171): @"Suppose my dress alter'd with each exhibition....@If I speak like a Dutchman, or Brogue it like Paddy,@Or mimic Monsieur, or lisp like a Lady"@ Parts for The English Sailors in America (by G. A. Steevens) are listed in Larpent MS 172: Indian King , English Captain , Irishman , Sailor Ned and Sailor Ben , a Black Messenger , Guards , White Savage Lady , Black Woman , Image .

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  • Original Data

    Source: London Stage Information Bank

    *p??cg The Royal Merchant; or, The Beggar's Bush. Florenz-Ross[, 1st time%; Clause-Ridout; Woolfort-Sparks; Hubert-Clarke; Hemskirk-Gibson; Orator Higgen-Dunstall; Vandunck-Marten; Prince Prigg-Shuter; Jaqueline-Mrs Baker; Bertha-Mrs Lee. *d??cg <i>TThe Dutch Skipper</i>-Poitier. *e??cg [<i>E+Extravaganza</i>. $Shuter= will entertain the audience in an Oratorical, Poetical, Operatical Method (never befoer attempted) with a Comic Extravaganza call'd% <i>A Day of Taste</i>[; or, <i>London Raree Show</i>%-Shuter [being a <i>Ranelagh Breakfast</i>, a Coffee House Conversation, An Auction at Noon, and the Choice Spirits at Night%; conclude with: <i>The Cries of London</i>-. *u??cg [TTo which will (By Desire) be added (for this Night only) $Mr Shuter='s Droll that was perform'd at <i>Bartholomew Fair</i>, call'd % <i>The English Sailors in America</i>. Mackfinnen (the Irish Volunteer)-Shuter; Princess-Miss Dawson[, her first Time of speaking on the stage%. *c??cg Benefit for $Shuter=. Mainpiece: Not acted in 10 years. Receipts: #194 10s. in cash, plus #147 18s. from tickets (Boxes 378; Pit 356). Charges #64 5s. Advanced to $Mrs Ward= #30. [$Shuter= called for imaginative participation of his audience in his Medley Skit (see <i>Larpent MS 171</i>): @"Suppose my dress alter'd with each exhibition....@If I speak like a Dutchman, or Brogue it like Paddy,@Or mimic Monsieur, or lisp like a Lady"@ Parts for <i>The English Sailors in America</i> (by $G. A. Steevens=) are listed in <i>Larpent MS 172</i>: <i>Indian King</i>r , <i>English Captain</i>r , <i>Irishman</i>r , <i>Sailor Ned</i>r and <i>Sailor Ben</i>r , a <i>Black Messenger</i>r , <i>Guards</i>r , <i>White Savage Lady</i>r , <i>Black Woman</i>r , <i>Image</i>r .]
  • Cleaned Data

    *p1760 03 20 cg The Royal Merchant; or, The Beggar's Bush. Florenz-Ross, 1st time; Clause-Ridout; Woolfort-Sparks; Hubert-Clarke; Hemskirk-Gibson; Orator Higgen-Dunstall; Vandunck-Marten; Prince Prigg-Shuter; Jaqueline-Mrs Baker; Bertha-Mrs Lee.*d1760 03 20 cg <i>TThe Dutch Skipper</i>-Poitier.*e1760 03 20 cg <i>E+Extravaganza</i>. $Shuter= will entertain the audience in an Oratorical, Poetical, Operatical Method (never befoer attempted) with a Comic Extravaganza call'd <i>A Day of Taste</i>; or, <i>London Raree Show</i>-Shuter being a <i>Ranelagh Breakfast</i>, a Coffee House Conversation, An Auction at Noon, and the Choice Spirits at Night; conclude with: <i>The Cries of London</i>-. *u�cg To which will (By Desire) be added (for this Night only) $Mr Shuter='s Droll that was perform'd at <i>Bartholomew Fair</i>, call'd <i>The English Sailors in America</i>. Mackfinnen (the Irish Volunteer)-Shuter; Princess-Miss Dawson, her first Time of speaking on the stage.*c1760 03 20 cg Benefit for $Shuter=. Mainpiece: Not acted in 10 years. Receipts: #194 10s. in cash, plus #147 18s. from tickets (Boxes 378; Pit 356). Charges #64 5s. Advanced to $Mrs Ward= #30. [$Shuter= called for imaginative participation of his audience in his Medley Skit (see <i>Larpent MS 171</i>): @"Suppose my dress alter'd with each exhibition....@If I speak like a Dutchman, or Brogue it like Paddy,@Or mimic Monsieur, or lisp like a Lady"@ Parts for <i>The English Sailors in America</i> (by $G. A. Steevens=) are listed in <i>Larpent MS 172</i>: <i>Indian King</i>r , <i>English Captain</i>r , <i>Irishman</i>r , <i>Sailor Ned</i>r and <i>Sailor Ben</i>r , a <i>Black Messenger</i>r , <i>Guards</i>r , <i>White Savage Lady</i>r , <i>Black Woman</i>r , <i>Image</i>r .]
  • Parsed Data

    Event: 30037 | 17600320 | cg | Benefit for $Shuter=. Mainpiece: Not acted in 10 years. Receipts: #194 10s. in cash, plus #147 18s. from tickets (Boxes 378; Pit 356). Charges #64 5s. Advanced to $Mrs Ward= #30. [$Shuter= called for imaginative participation of his audience in his Medley Skit (see <i>Larpent MS 171</i>): @"Suppose my dress alter'd with each exhibition....@If I speak like a Dutchman, or Brogue it like Paddy,@Or mimic Monsieur, or lisp like a Lady"@ Parts for <i>The English Sailors in America</i> (by $G. A. Steevens=) are listed in <i>Larpent MS 172</i>: <i>Indian King</i> , <i>English Captain</i> , <i>Irishman</i> , <i>Sailor Ned</i> and <i>Sailor Ben</i> , a <i>Black Messenger</i> , <i>Guards</i> , <i>White Savage Lady</i> , <i>Black Woman</i> , <i>Image</i> .
    Performance: 60844 | 30037 | p | The Royal Merchant; Or, The Beggar's Bush | Florenz-Ross, 1st time; Clause-Ridout; Woolfort-Sparks; Hubert-Clarke; Hemskirk-Gibson; Orator Higgen-Dunstall; Vandunck-Marten; Prince Prigg-Shuter; Jaqueline-Mrs Baker; Bertha-Mrs Lee.
    Cast:
    101031 | 60844 | Florenz | Ross, 1st time
    101032 | 60844 | Clause | Ridout
    101033 | 60844 | Woolfort | Sparks
    101034 | 60844 | Hubert | Clarke
    101035 | 60844 | Hemskirk | Gibson
    101036 | 60844 | Orator Higgen | Dunstall
    101037 | 60844 | Vandunck | Marten
    101038 | 60844 | Prince Prigg | Shuter
    101039 | 60844 | Jaqueline | Mrs Baker
    101040 | 60844 | Bertha | Mrs Lee.
    Performance: 60845 | 30037 | d | <i>TThe Dutch Skipper</i>-Poitier
    Performance: 60846 | 30037 | e | <i>E+Extravaganza</i> | $Shuter= will entertain the audience in an Oratorical, Poetical, Operatical Method (never befoer attempted) with a Comic Extravaganza call'd <i>A Day of Taste</i>; or, <i>London Raree Show</i>-Shuter being a <i>Ranelagh Breakfast</i>, a Coffee House Conversation, An Auction at Noon, and the Choice Spirits at Night; conclude with: <i>The Cries of London</i>-. *u�cg To which will (By Desire) be added (for this Night only) $Mr Shuter='s Droll that was perform'd at <i>Bartholomew Fair</i>, call'd <i>The English Sailors in America</i>. Mackfinnen (the Irish Volunteer)-Shuter; Princess-Miss Dawson, her first Time of speaking on the stage.
    Cast:
    101041 | 60846 | <i>London Raree Show</i> | Shuter being a <i>Ranelagh Breakfast</i>, a Coffee House Conversation, An Auction at Noon, and the Choice Spirits at Night
    101042 | 60846 | <i>The Cries of London</i> | . *u�cg To which will
    101043 | 60846 | Mackfinnen | Shuter
    101044 | 60846 | Princess | Miss Dawson, her first Time of speaking on the stage.

Mainpiece

Comments:
Florenz-Ross, 1st time; Clause-Ridout; Woolfort-Sparks; Hubert-Clarke; Hemskirk-Gibson; Orator Higgen-Dunstall; Vandunck-Marten; Prince Prigg-Shuter; Jaqueline-Mrs Baker; Bertha-Mrs Lee.
Cast:

Dance

Comment: TThe Dutch Skipper-Poitier

Entertainment

Comment: E+Extravaganza. Shuter will entertain the audience in an Oratorical, Poetical, Operatical Method (never befoer attempted) with a Comic Extravaganza call'd A Day of Taste; or, London Raree Show-Shuter being a Ranelagh Breakfast, a Coffee House Conversation, An Auction at Noon, and the Choice Spirits at Night; conclude with: The Cries of London-. *ucg To which will (By Desire) be added (for this Night only) Mr Shuter's Droll that was perform'd at Bartholomew Fair, call'd The English Sailors in America. Mackfinnen (the Irish Volunteer)-Shuter; Princess-Miss Dawson, her first Time of speaking on the stage

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