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Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but Dryden, on 14 Dec. 1699, indicated that the run of the play had been completed by that day. A copy in the Folger Shakespeare Library has a notice of its publication. Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, p. 45: Iphigenia a Tragedy, wrote by Mr Dennis, a good Tragedy and well Acted; but answer'd not the Expences they were at in Cloathing it. [In The Life of Mr John Dennis (London, 1734) the author states that Colonel Codrington prevailed on all his friends to take tickets for the dramatist's third night.] Preface, Edition of 1700: And from the first representations I expected all the success that I could reasonably desire. I never in my life at any Play took notice of a more strict attention, or, a more profound silence. And there was something like what happen'd at the Representation of Pacuvius his Tragedy. For upon Orestes discovering his passion to Iphigenia in the fourth Act, there was a general murmur through the Pit, which is what I had never seen before. But after three or four representations, several people, who during that time had wholly abandon'd themselves to the Impression which Nature had made on them, began to study how to be discontented by Art; and repented heartily at having been pleas'd with what Athens and Rome and Paris had been pleas'd before. A Comparison between the Two Stages (1702), p. 23: Critick: I must needs Complement him [Dennis] with the Success of his laborious Iphigenia: Ay, here's a Tragedy with a witness--show a more tragick Poet if you can--'twas a smart Epilogue. But I marvel a Man of Mr Dennis's Penetration wou'd suffer, nay beg his Friend to Burlesque him at that unreasonable rate: But the Author was conscious the Audience might mistake it for a Comedy, and so he gets Colonel C-(he was sure his Word wou'd be taken) to tell 'em it was not a Comedy but a Tragedy: The hint was good and necessary, for o' my word very few knew what to make of it before, tho' there were many Tremendous things in't. [The dialogue continues to examine Dennis' Preface, and Dennis's assertions there concerning his play.


Mainpiece Title: Iphigenia

Performance Comment: Edition of 1700: Prologue-Mr Verbruggen as the Genius of England; Epilogue by Coll. Codrington-; Orestes-Betterton; Pilades-Williams; Queen-Mrs Barry; Iphigenia-Mrs Bracegirdle; Euphrosine-Mrs Martin.
Role: Codrington Actor:


Mainpiece Title: The Fate Of Capua

Performance Comment: Edition of 1700: Prologue by Charles Boyle-; Epilogue by Coll. Codrington-Mrs Barry; Pacuvius Calavius-Hodgson; Virginius-Betterton; Marius Blosius-Berry; Vibius Virius-Bayly; Decius Magius-Boman; Perolla-Scudamore; Junius-Verbruggen; Favonia-Mrs Barry.
Role: Codrington Actor: Mrs Barry


Mainpiece Title: The Volunteers; Or, The Stock-jobbers

Performance Comment: Edition of 1693: A Prologue [by Mr Shadwell and designed to be Spoken, but was lost when the Play was Acted-; The Prologue [by Mr Durfey-Mrs Bracegirdle; The Epilogue-one in deep Mourning; Major General Blunt-Lee; Coll. Hackwell Sr-Dogget; Coll. Hackwell Jr-Powell; Welford-Hodgson; Sir NicholasDainty-Bowman; Sir Timothy Kastril-Bowen; Nickum-Alexander [Verbruggen]; Ding@boy-Freeman; Teresia-Mrs Knight; Eugenia-Mrs Mountford; Winifred-Mrs Rogers; Clara-Mrs Bracegirdle; Mrs Hackwell-Mrs Lee; Stitchum-Penkethman.
Event Comment: John Dryden to Mrs Steward, 26 Nov. 1699: If you come up next Week, you will be entertaind with a New Tragedy; which the Author of it, one Mr Dennis, cryes up at an Excessive rate, & Colonel Codrington, who has seen it, prepares the world to give it loud Applauses. Tis calld Iphigenia, & Imitated from Eurypides, an old Greek poet. This is to be Acted at Betterton's House, & another play of the same name, is very shortly to come on the stage in Drury Lane (The Letters of John Dryden, p. 129)


Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Kemble. 1st piece [1st time; M. PREL 1; at its 2nd performance, 10 Aug., acted under its 2nd title, and published as such]: Written by Thomas? Bellamy. [The Address by--Codrington, of Exeter (European Magazine, Sept. 1789, p. 218).] World, 1 Aug.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Kemble, No. 26, Villiers-street, York-Buildings. Diary, 1 Sept. 1789: This Day is published The Benevolent Planters (1s.)


Mainpiece Title: The Friends; Or, The Benevolent Planters

Afterpiece Title: The Prisoner at Large

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Dance: In: a new dance, Liberty or We Slaves Rejoice-

Entertainment: Monologues End 2nd piece: As17890617 Preceding: An Address to the Humane Society on the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the character of a Negro , by-Kemble; End 3rd piece: Belles have at Ye All-Mrs Kemble

Event Comment: To the Public: An Impartial Account of Cibber's Impromptu, by a Spectator: @In a frolicsome humour I went t'other day@To see the Diversions collected by THE',@When seen -from Amazement I could not refrain@That such an odd Oglio should come in his brain;@That from Chaos, Confusion and Visible night@He could bring such a queer group of figures to light:@I went-with a critical spleen that disdained@This project -but found myself well entertained.@For the English there's ships; for the Scots a good song;@[what] He sought to provide for Hibernia was Wrong@When this I observ'd to aworthy dear Honey -@He reply'd -"Blurr and Houns? there's enough for your money.@But to state the affair without laughter or fun@All agreed -my shift was superior to none;@With new Scenes, new Machines, Music, Dancing and all,@To risk our Diversions THE' ventured a fall@And if his last trump should unluckily fail,@[Brain?] must lay a scheme to keep out of a jail.@A few trivial errors we ought to forgive@Pay to Merit reward and let Industry live,@For your Candor alone must determine his fate@For the sake of Old Coll', let Theophilus eat.@ His Benefit tomorrow, Wednesday, the 14th Instant, at the Theatre in The Haymarket