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Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 5, by Robert Jephson. Prologue by the author (Gentleman's Magazine, Jan, 1782, p. 36). Another Prologue, by the Right Hon. Luke Gardiner, "not arriving in London time enough for the first exhibition of the Count of Narbonne, was not spoken" (ibid.). Epilogue by Richard Josceline Goodenough, but beginning with 20 Nov. it was superseded by a new Epilogue written by Edmond Malone (see text)]: With new Scenery and Dresses. Public Advertiser, 1 Nov.: The Management of The Count of Narbonne is . . . under very good Care: Mr Horace Walpole, with a Fondness nothing less than fatherly, directs that part of the Affair which respects the Scenes and Dresses, while Henderson takes Charge of the Rehearsals and the casting of inferior Parts... [Henderson] is to wear a Dress which is lent him from among the Antiquities at Strawberry Hill. "I have been at the theatre, and compromised the affair of the epilogues: one is to be spoken to-morrow, the friend's on the author's night. I have been tumbling into trap-doors, seeing dresses tried on in the green-room, and directing armour in the painting-room" (Walpole [16 Nov. 1781], XII, 95). "I never saw a more unprejudiced audience, nor more attention. There was not the slightest symptom of disapprobation to any part ... It is impossible to say how much justice Miss Younge did to your writing. She has shown herself a great mistress of her profession, mistress of dignity, passion, and of all the sentiments you have put into her hands. The applause given to her description of Raymond's death lasted some minutes, and recommenced; and her scene in the fourth act, after the Count's ill-usage, was played in the highest perfection. Mr Henderson was far better than I excepted from his weakness, and from his rehearsal yesterday, with which he was much discontented himself. Mr Wroughton was very animated, and played the part of the Count much better than any man now on the stage would have done. I wish I could say Mr Lewis satisfied me; and that poor child Miss Satchell was very inferior to what she appeared at the rehearsals, where the total silence and our nearness deceived us. Her voice has no strength, nor is she yet at all mistress of the stage. I have begged Miss Younge to try what she can do with her by Monday. However, there is no danger to your play: it is fully established" (Walpole [to the author, 18 Nov. 1781], XII, 95-96). Public Advertiser, 28 Nov. 1781: This Day is published The Count of Narbonne (price not listed). Receipts: #164 10s. 6d. (163/0/6; 1/10/0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Count Of Narbonne

Performance Comment: The Characters by Henderson, Wroughton, Lewis, Thompson, Fearon, J. Bates; Miss Satchell, Mrs Morton, Miss Younge. [Cast from text (T. Cadell, 1781), and London Chronicle, 19 Nov.: Austin-Henderson; Raymond-Wroughton; Theodore-Lewis; Fabian-Thompson; Officers of the Count-Fearon, J. Bates, Painter, &c.; Adelaide-Miss Satchell; Jacqueline-Mrs Morton; Hortensia-Miss Younge.] With a new Prologue [spoken by Wroughtton] and Epilogue [spoken by Miss Younge (see text). These were spoken, as here assigned, at the first 13 performances only (see17811215)] . With a new Prologue [spoken by Wroughtton] and Epilogue [spoken by Miss Younge (see text). These were spoken, as here assigned, at the first 13 performances only (see17811215)] .
Cast
Role: : Austin Actor: Henderson
Role: Raymond Actor: Wroughton
Role: Theodore Actor: Lewis
Role: Fabian Actor: Thompson
Role: Officers of the Count Actor: Fearon, J. Bates, Painter, &c.
Role: Adelaide Actor: Miss Satchell
Role: Jacqueline Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Hortensia Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: The Deaf Lover

Cast
Role: : Meadows Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Canteen Actor: Whitfield
Role: Young Wrongward Actor: Robson
Role: Groom Actor: Fearon
Role: John Actor: Thompson
Role: Servants Actor: W. Bates, Jones
Role: Sternhold Actor: Bates
Role: William Actor: Stevens
Role: Old Wrongward Actor: Wilson
Role: Sophia Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Lady Actor: Mrs Whitfield
Role: Betsy Blossom Actor: Mrs Wilson.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The False Count; Or, A New Way To Play An Old Game

Performance Comment: Count-Spiller; An Epilogue-Spiller riding on an Ass.
Cast
Role: Count Actor: Spiller
Role: An Epilogue Actor: Spiller riding on an Ass.

Afterpiece Title: The Jealous Doctor

Music: Flute Solo-John Bastion; accompanied-Pieppo

Song: Since Times Are So Bad-Leveridge, Mrs Fitzgerald

Dance: Moreau, Thurmond Jr, Cook, Mrs Bullock; Chacone-Mrs Bullock; French Peasant-Moreau, Mrs Bullock

Event Comment: The Characters New Dressed. Play never acted before. [See Three Original Letters to a Friend in the Country on the Cause and Manner of the late Riot at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. See also two letters in The Theatrical Review; or, Annals of the Drama, 1 March 1763. This number includes (pp. 117-25) a critique on the Discovery. Critic found it a piece of much merit particularly in the perusal," but on stage frequently tedious and heavy owing to a scarcity of incident and an uncommon lengthening of the acts."

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Discovery

Performance Comment: Principal parts by: Garrick, Holland, O'Brien, Fox, Watkins, Sheridan, Mrs Yates, Miss Pope, Mrs Palmer, Miss Bride, Mrs Pritchard. New overture and new music between the acts. Prologue and Epilogue Lord Medway-Sheridan; Sir Anthony Branville-Garrick; Sir Harry Flutter-Obrien; Col Medway-Holland; Lady Medway-Mrs Pritchard; Lady Flutter-Miss Pope; Mrs Knightly-Mrs Yates; Miss Richly-Mrs Palmer; Louisa Medway-Miss Bride; Servants-Fox, Watkins; Prologue-Garrick; Epilogue-Mrs Pritchard (Edition of 1763).
Related Works
Related Work: The Discovery Author(s): Frances Sheridan
Related Work: The Young Couple Author(s): Frances Sheridan

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The False Count; Or, A New Way To Play An Old Game

Performance Comment: False Count-Spillar; Carlos-Keene; Antonio-John Leigh; Francisco-Hall; Guzman-Bullock Jr; Julia-Mrs Thurmond; Clara-Mrs Vincent; Isabella-Mrs Moor; Jacinta-Mrs Hunt.
Cast
Role: False Count Actor: Spillar
Role: Carlos Actor: Keene
Role: Antonio Actor: John Leigh
Role: Francisco Actor: Hall
Role: Guzman Actor: Bullock Jr
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Thurmond
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Moor
Role: Jacinta Actor: Mrs Hunt.

Song: A Dialogue-Pack, Cook

Dance: Dutch Skipper-Thurmond Jr, Mrs Cross

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The False Count; Or, A New Way To Play An Old Game

Performance Comment: False Count-Spillar; Carlos-Keene; Antonio-J. Leigh; Francisco-Hall; Guzman-Bullock Jr; Baltazar-Knapp; Sebastian-Griffin; Captain-Coker; Julia-Mrs Thurmond; Clara-Mrs Vincent; Isabella-Mrs Moor; Jacinta-Mrs Hunt.
Cast
Role: False Count Actor: Spillar
Role: Carlos Actor: Keene
Role: Antonio Actor: J. Leigh
Role: Francisco Actor: Hall
Role: Guzman Actor: Bullock Jr
Role: Baltazar Actor: Knapp
Role: Sebastian Actor: Griffin
Role: Captain Actor: Coker
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Thurmond
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Moor
Role: Jacinta Actor: Mrs Hunt.

Dance: Thurmond Jr, Shaw

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The False Count

Performance Comment: See Oct., but False Count-Spiller.
Cast
Role: False Count Actor: Spiller.

Afterpiece Title: The Cobler of Preston

Song:

Dance:

Event Comment: Benefit for Brandon, box-book and house-keeper. [The playbill announces as mainpiece King Henry the Eighth, and as afterpiece Barnaby Brittle, but the Account-Book has, "Alter'd to the Count of Narbonne" and "Alter'd to Comus."] Receipts: #300 8s. (66/2; tickets: 234/6) (charge: #105)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Count Of Narbonne

Cast
Role: : Austin Actor: Henderson
Role: Raymond Actor: Wroughton
Role: Theodore Actor: Lewis
Role: Fabian Actor: Thompson
Role: Officers of the Count Actor: Fearon, J. Bates, Painter, &c.
Role: Adelaide Actor: Miss Satchell
Role: Jacqueline Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Hortensia Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Count Of Burgundy

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Pope, Munden, Murray, Hull, Clarke, Davenport, Thompson, Claremont, Abbot, Miss Chapman, Mrs Davenport, Mrs Pope. [Cast from Larpent MS: Henry-Pope; Chevalier Walter von Blonay-Munden; Brother Peter-Murray; Chevalier Cuno von Hallwyl-Hull; Count Hugo von Werdenberg-Clarke [in MS: Whitfield]; Bruno-Davenport; Benedict-Thompson; Guido-Claremont [in MS: Gilbert]; Nicholas-Abbot; Matilda-Miss Chapman; Gertrude-Mrs Davenport; Elizabeth-Mrs Pope.
Cast
Role: Henry Actor: Pope
Role: Chevalier Walter von Blonay Actor: Munden
Role: Brother Peter Actor: Murray
Role: Chevalier Cuno von Hallwyl Actor: Hull
Role: Count Hugo von Werdenberg Actor: Clarke
Role: Bruno Actor: Davenport
Role: Benedict Actor: Thompson
Role: Guido Actor: Claremont
Role: Nicholas Actor: Abbot
Role: Matilda Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Gertrude Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Elizabeth Actor: Mrs Pope.

Afterpiece Title: Three Weeks after Marriage

Cast
Role: Lady Racket Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Sir Charles Racket Actor: Lewis
Role: Woodley Actor: Claremont
Role: Lovelace Actor: Farley
Role: Drugget Actor: Munden
Role: Dimity Actor: Mrs Litchfield
Role: Mrs Drugget Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Nancy Actor: Miss Sims
Role: Grub Actor: Munden
Role: Chapeau Actor: Knight
Role: George Bevil Actor: Clarke
Role: Robin Actor: Farley
Role: Frank Bevil Actor: Claremont
Role: Emily Actor: Miss Mansel
Role: Mrs Grub Actor: Mrs Davenport.
Role: Principal Characters Actor: Incledon, Fawcett, Townsend, Simmons, Dibdin Jun., Wilde, Gray, Linton, Street, Thompson, Miss Walcup, Miss Sims.

Afterpiece Title: Netley Abbey

Cast
Role: Captain Oakland Actor: Incledon
Role: Oakland Actor: Munden
Role: Gunnel Actor: Fawcett
Role: Jeffery Actor: Townsend
Role: Sterling Actor: Abbot
Role: M'Scrape Actor: Johnstone
Role: Ellen Woodbine Actor: Miss Walcup
Role: Lucy Oakland Actor: Mrs Follett
Role: Catherine Actor: Mrs Martyr.

Song: End: Black Ey'd Susan-Incledon; End 2nd piece: The Mid Watch-Incledon

Event Comment: A New Comedy Written by Mrs Sheridan. This play was well Acted, but the subject seem'd to displease. The three first Acts pass'd off tolerably; in 4 Act they begun to hiss, & continued it to the End of the play. When Mr Havard went forward & Address'd the Audience &c. as follows Ladies & Gentn as Some passages in the play had given offence, they should be omitted the Next Night. Much hissing, & many Cry'd out No more! no more &c. (Hopkins). Much Hiss'd (Cross Diary). A new Comedy (The Dupe) wrote by Mrs Sheridan.--This play was very well acted,--but the subject much displeased.--in 4th act much hissing, and so on to the end. When Mr Havard told the audience as some passages in the play had given offence, they should be omitted the next night, much hissing and many cried out, "No more, No more." (Hopkins Diary-MacMillan). Receipts: #167 18s. (MacMillan)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Dupe

Related Works
Related Work: The Dupe Author(s): Frances Sheridan

Dance: III: The Irish Lilt, as17630922

Event Comment: Benefit Banberry. Afterpiece a Farce, never acted there before, wrote by Mr Sheridan, the Player. [No prices in Daily Advertiser or General Advertiser.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark

Afterpiece Title: Captain O'Blunder; or, the Brave Irishman

Related Works
Related Work: Captain O'Blunder; or, The Brave Irishman Author(s): Thomas Sheridan

Dance: The two Masters Granier, Miss Granier; Wooden Shoe Dance, Hornpipe-Banberry

Event Comment: YYeates senior and Bennet's Booth, facing the Hospital Gate, West Smithfield. Wrote by Thomas Sheridan, The Player. Noon to 10 p.m. [Notice repeated 26, 27 Aug.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Captain O'blunder; Or, The Brave Irishman

Related Works
Related Work: Captain O'Blunder; or, The Brave Irishman Author(s): Thomas Sheridan

Dance: JJockey Dance-Adams; Hornpipe-Banberry

Entertainment: A Machine showing the capture of Cape Breton-

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Pope. The Comedy in 2 acts taken by Miss Pope from Mrs Sheridan's Discovery. House charges #64 17s. [Profit to Miss Pope #115 5s.] Paid B. Johnson's Head bill 18s. 7d.; Manager's subscription for St George's #10 10s.; Soldier's practice for Alexander 8s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book). [Neville attended this night and in his Diary compliments all the performers and dancers. I am afraid Vernon's attempt to imitate old Shuter will prove vain. He added something to the introduction to the Cries tonight."] Receipts: #180 2s. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Plain Dealer

Cast
Role: Novel Actor: King.
Role: Fidelia Actor: Mrs Yates.
Role: Manly Actor: Holland
Role: Freeman Actor: Palmer
Role: Lord Plausible Actor: Parsons
Role: Major Oldfox Actor: Love
Role: Vernish Actor: Packer
Role: Jerry Blackacre Actor: Yates
Role: Quillett Actor: Baddeley
Role: Oakum Actor: Moody
Role: Olivia Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Eliza Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Widow Blackacre Actor: Mrs Clive.

Afterpiece Title: The Young Couple

Related Works
Related Work: The Young Couple Author(s): Frances Sheridan

Dance: II: Hearts of Oak-Giorgi, Mrs King

Entertainment: The Cries of London, The Tombs of Westminster-Vernon

Event Comment: Mainpiece: A New Comic Opera [by R. B. Sheridan] never perform'd. The Music partly New and partly selected from the most eminent composers. With a New Overture, Scenes, Dresses, and Other Decorations. Books of the songs in the Opera to be had at the Theatre. [This note repeated on subsequent bills.] Afterpiece: Not acted these 10 years. [See 19 May 1767.] [Reviewed in the Westminster Magazine for Nov. which commented on the witty dialogue and effectiveness of the music. It was "puffed" gently in the Public Advertiser 22 Nov.: "Receiv'd with every mark of approbation that could be given. It will be repeated tomorrow evening with the Farce of the Apprentice."

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Duenna; Or, The Double Elopement

Cast
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Mattocks
Role: Issac Actor: Quick
Role: Jerome Actor: Wilson
Role: Antonio Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Carlos Actor: Leoni
Role: Father Paul Actor: Mahon
Role: Lopez Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Duenna Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Clara Actor: Miss Brown
Role: The Westminster Magazine adds Augustin Actor: Baker
Role: Francis Actor: Fox
Role: Porter Actor: Besford.
Related Works
Related Work: The Duenna; or, The Double Elopement Author(s): Richard B. Sheridan

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Cast
Role: Sharp Actor: Lee Lewes, first time
Role: Gayless Actor: Davies
Role: Guttle Actor: Booth
Role: Dick Actor: Jones
Role: Beau Trippet Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Melissa Actor: Miss Ambrose
Role: Mrs Gadabout Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Trippet Actor: Mrs Masters
Role: Kitty Pry Actor: Mrs Pitt.

Dance: II: A New Spanish Dance-Sg Zuchelli, Sga Zuchelli, Dagueville, Sga Vidini

Event Comment: Alexander the Great? [announced on playbill of 4 Nov.] is obliged to be deferred. [The playbill lists Mrs Yates as Lady Townly, but see following note. Miss Younge's name appears in all subsequent playbills, except on 19 Dec.] Alexander was advertised for this Night, but Lacy being hoarse, who was to have played Alexander, it was obliged to be deferred, and this Play substituted. It was between eleven and twelve o'clock at (Night) before we got it settled. Mr. Sheridan ordered me not to send to Mrs. Yates about (it) till the Morning. About eight o'clock I sent her Notice that the Provoked Husband was to be performed at Night. A little after nine, she sent Word by her Niece that she was never so ill treated in her life, that she was never before asked to play on the fifth of November [which day was traditionally set aside for the acting of Tamerlane], that she would not play Lady Townly that Night, nor would she play any more; and if she had an Inclination to play, she had no Cloaths ready to play it in; and sent back the Part of Semiramis in a new Tragedy that was preparing [see 16 Nov., 14 Dec.]. I got Miss Younge to do Lady Townly, and an Apology was made by Packer that Mrs Yates having refused this Morning to do Lady Townly, Miss Younge at a Minutes' Notice undertook to do it. Miss Younge was much applauded and Yates had a few hisses (Hopkins Diary). Receipts: #179 11s. 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband

Performance Comment: Lord Townly-Smith; Sir Francis Wronghead-Yates; Manly-Packer; John Moody-Moody; Squire Richard-Burton; Count Basset-Dodd; Lady Grace-Miss Sherry; Lady Wronghead-Mrs Hopkins; Miss Jenny-Mrs Davies; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Cross; Trusty-Mrs Johnston; Myrtilla-Miss Platt; Lady Townly-Miss Younge.
Cast
Role: Lord Townly Actor: Smith
Role: Sir Francis Wronghead Actor: Yates
Role: Manly Actor: Packer
Role: John Moody Actor: Moody
Role: Squire Richard Actor: Burton
Role: Count Basset Actor: Dodd
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Miss Jenny Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Trusty Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Myrtilla Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Miss Younge.
Event Comment: [Mainpiece in place of The Force of Ridicule; afterpiece of Richard Coeur de Lion, both advertised on playbill of 28 Nov.] "The new Comedy last night was deferred upon the pretext of Miss Farren's illness...The Manager sent after Mrs Siddons, who was found at Covent-Garden Theatre, seeing Abroad and at Home. Brandon, however, ordered her a chair, and she kindly performed Isabella. Wroughton read the Father" (Oracle, 30 Nov.). "For near an hour the audience waited patiently...At half past seven Palmer addressed the audience" He said that Miss Farren was ill, that to those who preferred to leave the theatre their money would be returned, and that instead of the new play Mrs Siddons would act Isabella, "as soon as the dresses could be prepared for that purpose. This address was by no means favourably received, and hundreds of persons immediately left the house. A few minutes after eight, the Curtain drew up to the tragedy, which was well performed, and much applauded by the few who remained to witness it" (Morning Herald, 30 Nov.). "November 30. Miss Farren last night refused to appear in a new Play at Drury Lane which made much confusion in the House. The cause assigned was indisposition but that was not believed by the audience; and the fact Lysons says is, that as she cannot obtain payment from the Theatre, she resolutely told them she wd. not appear unless her demands were paid...Such is the unprincipled conduct of Sheridan" (Diary of Joseph Farington, 1922, I, 174). [On 1 Dec. Morning Herald prints a letter from Miss Farren, from Green-street, Grosvenor-square. saying that she really was ill. The editor of the paper adds a note in which he affirms his positive knowledge that rumours about a dispute as to Miss Farren's unpaid salary were without foundation.] Receipts: #134 2s. (82.2; 50.18; 1.2)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Isabella

Performance Comment: See17961119, but Count Baldwin-Wroughton.
Cast
Role: Count Baldwin Actor: Wroughton.

Afterpiece Title: The Prisoner

Event Comment: HHenry Carey died. We are informed, General Theophilus Cibber arriv'd in Town on Saturday Morning. He made a Campaign this last summer in Dublin, where he maintained the Field, with great reputation against the illustrious Count Sheridan. We further hear the ioung Gentleman has taken up his Winter Quarters in the Territories of Covent Garden; but his scene of action, 'tis said, will be Drury Lane. Tis rumored he will be soon join'd by some Auxiliaries, draughted from the Forces on the Irish Establishment, who are to supply vacant commissions of the present Theatrical Mutineers and Deserters--Daily Advertiser

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Miser

Cast
Role: Miser Actor: Yates
Role: Mariana Actor: Mrs E. Giffard
Role: Frederick Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Clermont Actor: Cross
Role: Ramilie Actor: Neale
Role: James Actor: Winstone
Role: List Actor: Ray
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Ridout
Role: Mrs Wisely Actor: Mrs Egerton
Role: Wheedle Actor: Miss Bennet
Role: Lappet Actor: Mrs Roberts.

Afterpiece Title: The School Boy

Cast
Role: Schoolboy Actor: Yates
Role: Major Rakish Actor: Bridges
Role: Young Rakish Actor: Cross
Role: Friendly Actor: Anderson
Role: Father Benedict Actor: Taswell
Role: Lady Manlove Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Yates.
Event Comment: Benefit Sheridan. Tickets of Sheridan at his lodgings at Mr Ebral's, Apothecary, in Bridges St., Covent Garden; of Mr Dodsley, Bookseller, in Pall Mall

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Julius Caesar

Performance Comment: As17440103, but Brutus-Sheridan (being the last time of his performing this season); Portia-Mrs Pritchard.
Cast
Role: Brutus Actor: Sheridan
Role: Portia Actor: Mrs Pritchard.
Role: Calphurnia Actor: Mrs James.
Role: Cassius Actor: Ryan
Role: Caesar Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Antony Actor: Hale
Role: Octavius Actor: Gibson
Role: Caska Actor: Cashell
Role: Trebonius Actor: Rosco
Role: Decius Actor: Ridout
Role: Metellus Cimber Actor: Carr
Role: Soothsayer Actor: Marten
Role: Cinna Actor: Anderson
Role: Lepidus Actor: Bencraft
Role: Plebians Actor: Hippisley, Chapman, Stoppelaer, Woodward, James, Vaughan

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmask'd

Event Comment: Benefit Sheridan. As his benefit was not appointed till last Friday, he humbly hopes that such Ladies and Gentlemen, as he shall omit to wait upon, will impute it rather to a want of time, than to a want of respect and knowledge of his duty. Tickets to be had of Sheridan at Mr Grignon's. Watchmaker, in Russell St., Covent Garden; at the Bedford Coffee House; and at Mr Dudley's, Bookseller, in Pall-Mall

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Performance Comment: As17441109, but Hamlet-Sheridan; Marcellus-Usher.
Cast
Role: Hamlet Actor: Sheridan
Role: Marcellus Actor: Usher.
Role: Bernardo Actor: Winstone
Role: King Actor: Bridges
Role: Ghost Actor: Delane
Role: Polonius Actor: Taswell
Role: Laertes Actor: Blakes
Role: Ostrick Actor: Neale
Role: Rosencraus Actor: Woodburn
Role: Guildenstern Actor: Green
Role: Horatio Actor: Havard
Role: Player King Actor: Turbutt
Role: Player Queen Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Grave Diggers Actor: Yates, Ray
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Ophelia Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: The Anatomist

Cast
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: M le Medicin Actor: Blakes
Role: Crispin Actor: Yates
Role: Old Gerald Actor: Collins
Role: Young Gerald Actor: Green
Role: Simon Actor: Turbutt
Role: Martin Actor: Leigh
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Wife Actor: Mrs Bridges
Role: Maid Actor: Miss Cole.

Song: Lowe

Dance: Muilment

Event Comment: Mainpiece: A New Comedy [by R. B. Sheridan] never perform'd. New Scenes and Dresses. [Gentleman's Magazine for Jan. states: "Tuesday 17, Was performed for the first time at Covent Garden a comedy call'd The Rivals, said to be written by Mr Sheridan. Some objections being made both to language and character, the author has thought proper to withdraw his piece for correction, and it has since been played with applause." See 18 and 28 Jan. The Westminster Magazine, Jan., remarked: "This comedy was acted so imperfectly, either from the timidity of the actors on a first night's performance, or from an improper distribution of parts, that it was generally disapproved....The author promised some alterations, which implied that he would be glad the Town would suspend judgment till a farther hearing" See 28 Jan. John Hampden quotes from Lloyd's Evening Post, 18 Jan., the Morning Chronicle and Morning Post of the same date, and the London Chronicle of 19 Jan. articles damning the casting and the imperfectness of the actors, the impudence of Shuter in particular, and the fatigue of the audience.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Rivals

Performance Comment: Parts by Woodward, Shuter, Lee, Lewis, Quick, Lee Lewes, Dunstall, Fearon, Mrs Green, Miss Barsanti, Mrs Lessingham, Mrs Bulkley; With a Prologue and Epilogue. Capt. Absolute-Woodward; Sir Anthony Absolute-Shuter; Sir Lucius O'Trigger-Lee; Faulkland-Lewis; Acres-Quick; Fag-Lee Lewes; David-Dunstall; Coachman-Fearon; Mrs Malaprop-Mrs Green; Lydia Languish-Miss Barsanti; Lucy-Mrs Lessingham; Julia-Mrs Bulkley; Prologue by Sheridan-Woodward, Quick; Epilogue-(Edition of 1775).
Cast
Role: Absolute Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir Anthony Absolute Actor: Shuter
Role: Sir Lucius O'Trigger Actor: Lee
Role: Faulkland Actor: Lewis
Role: Acres Actor: Quick
Role: Fag Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: David Actor: Dunstall
Role: Coachman Actor: Fearon
Role: Mrs Malaprop Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Lydia Languish Actor: Miss Barsanti
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Prologue by Sheridan Actor: Woodward, Quick
Role: Epilogue Actor:

Afterpiece Title: The Chaplet

Cast
Role: Damon Actor: Mattocks
Role: Palemon Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Pastora Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Mattocks.
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: To the Opera, and there saw Romeo and Juliet, the first time it was ever acted; but it is a play of itself the worst that ever I heard in my life, and the worst acted that ever I saw these people do, and I am resolved to go no more to see the first time of acting, for they were all of them out more or less. Downes (p. 22): Note, There being a Fight and Scuffle in this Play, between the House of Capulet, and House of Paris; Mrs Holden Acting his Wife, enter'd in a Hurry, Crying, O my Dear Count! She Inadvertently left out, O, in the pronuntiation of the Word Count! giving it a Vehement Accent, put the House into such a Laughter, that London Bridge at low-water was silence to it. This Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, was made some time after into a Tragi-comedy, by Mr James Howard, he preserving Romeo and Juliet alive; so that when the Tragedy was Reviv'd again, twas Play'd Alternately, Tragical one Day, and Tragicomical another; for several Days together. [No specific notices are known which would indicate when Howard's version appeared.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Performance Comment: Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 22): Romeo-Harris; Mercutio-Betterton; Paris-Price; Fryar-Richards; Sampson-Sandford; Gregory-Underhill; Juliet-Mrs Saunderson; Count Paris' Wife-Mrs Holden. Spencer (Shakespeare Improved, p. 73) thinks that James Nokes acted the Nurse.
Cast
Role: Romeo Actor: Harris
Role: Mercutio Actor: Betterton
Role: Paris Actor: Price
Role: Fryar Actor: Richards
Role: Sampson Actor: Sandford
Role: Gregory Actor: Underhill
Role: Juliet Actor: Mrs Saunderson
Role: Count Paris' Wife Actor: Mrs Holden. Spencer
Event Comment: At Bridges, Cross, Burton, and Vaughan's Great Theatrical Booth on the Bowling Green, Southwark, (with a company from the theatres) during the short time of the Fair will be presented an Historical Drama (lately acted in Bartholemew Fair with universal applause) the Northern Heroes with the Loves of Count Gillensternia, a Swedish General, and the fair Ellimira a Russian Princess, containing the most remarkable events of that time; and concluding with the memorable battle of Putlowav, and Charles's retreat into the Turkish dominionsv. Interspersed with a comic interlude, The Volunteers. Also the comical humours and amours of Corporal Garbage and Serjeant Slim, with Mrs Vanspriggen the Swedish Sutler's widow, the merry pranks of her foolish son Janny, and several other diverting incidents. As the Fair will be of so short continuance, we shall begin very early each day (General Advertiser). [See 24 Aug. 1748, bf]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: He Northern Heroes; Or, The Bloody Contest Between Charles The Twelfth, King Of Sweden, And Peter The Great, Czar Of Muscovy

Performance Comment: Charles XII-Usher; Prince of Wurtemburg-Jackson; Count Gillensternia-Hazard; Count Piper-Thomson; Mazeppa-Reid; Czar-Burton; Prince Dolguruki-Paget; Prince Menzikoif-Jones; Iwan-Shawford; Princess Ellimira-Mrs Cross.
Cast
Role: Charles XII Actor: Usher
Role: Prince of Wurtemburg Actor: Jackson
Role: Count Gillensternia Actor: Hazard
Role: Count Piper Actor: Thomson
Role: Mazeppa Actor: Reid
Role: Czar Actor: Burton
Role: Prince Dolguruki Actor: Paget
Role: Prince Menzikoif Actor: Jones
Role: Iwan Actor: Shawford
Role: Princess Ellimira Actor: Mrs Cross.

Afterpiece Title: The Volunteers; or, The Adventures of Roderick Random and His Friend Strap

Cast
Role: Roderick Actor: Cross
Role: Corporal Garbage Actor: Bridges
Role: Slim Actor: Storer
Role: Strap Actor: Paddick
Role: Widow Vanspriggen Actor: Mrs Bridges
Role: Moll Trotfutter Actor: Mrs Vaughan
Role: Mrs Rank Actor: Miss Ferguson
Role: Mrs File Actor: Mrs Shawford
Role: Mrs Machegogan Actor: Mrs Paddick
Role: Madge Actor: Miss Tyler
Role: Janny Actor: Vaughan.

Dance: Particularly a Hornpipe-

Event Comment: WWilliam Hint in a Letter (Daily Gazetteer, 31 Oct.): Mr Sheridan? was cast most improperly, into the part of Horatio; which naturally call'd for Mr Delane? in that house....but why was Mr Garrick? left out of the play. Would he not have look'd, spoke and acted Lothario?

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Fair Penitent

Performance Comment: Horatio-Sheridan, 1st appearance here; Calista-Mrs Cibber; Lothario-Delane; Sciolto-Bridges; Alamont-Havard; Rossano-Blakes; Lavinia-Miss Budgell; Lucilla-Mrs Bennet.
Cast
Role: Horatio Actor: Sheridan, 1st appearance here
Role: Calista Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Lothario Actor: Delane
Role: Sciolto Actor: Bridges
Role: Alamont Actor: Havard
Role: Rossano Actor: Blakes
Role: Lavinia Actor: Miss Budgell
Role: Lucilla Actor: Mrs Bennet.

Afterpiece Title: The Amorous Goddess

Cast
Role: Pierot Actor: Leviez
Role: Fantastic Spirit Actor: Desse
Role: Shepherdesses Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Shepherds Actor:
Role: Harlequin Actor: Yates
Role: Swiss Actor: Blakes
Role: Harlico Actor: Collins
Role: Swiss Servant Actor: Leviez
Role: Harlequin's Wife Actor: Mrs Mann
Role: Harlequin's Child Actor: Miss Yates
Role: the Goddess Hecate Actor: Mrs Avolio
Role: Attendants on Hecate Actor: Bennet, Morgan
Event Comment: WWilliam Hint in letter (Daily Gazetteer, 31 Oct.): Here again we find Mr Delane ill cast for the sake of casting Mr Sheridan?; Still worse, Need I say how much better this play would have been acted had Mr Delane? play'd Pierre, and Mr Garrick? Jaffier

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserved; Or, A Plot Discovered

Performance Comment: Jaffier-Delane; Pierre-Sheridan; Belvidera-Mrs Cibber; Renault-Berry; Duke-Winstone; Bedamour-Blakes.
Cast
Role: Jaffier Actor: Delane
Role: Pierre Actor: Sheridan
Role: Belvidera Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Renault Actor: Berry
Role: Duke Actor: Winstone
Role: Bedamour Actor: Blakes.

Afterpiece Title: The Amorous Goddess

Cast
Role: Pierot Actor: Leviez
Role: Fantastic Spirit Actor: Desse
Role: Shepherdesses Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Shepherds Actor:
Role: Harlequin Actor: Yates
Role: Swiss Actor: Blakes
Role: Harlico Actor: Collins
Role: Swiss Servant Actor: Leviez
Role: Harlequin's Wife Actor: Mrs Mann
Role: Harlequin's Child Actor: Miss Yates
Role: the Goddess Hecate Actor: Mrs Avolio
Role: Attendants on Hecate Actor: Bennet, Morgan
Event Comment: Benefit Sheridan. Lodgings at Watchmaker's opposite Tom's Coffeehouse, Russell St., cg

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Othello

Performance Comment: As17450307 but Othello-Sheridan.
Cast
Role: Othello Actor: Sheridan.
Role: Iago Actor: Macklin
Role: Cassio Actor: Havard
Role: Brabantio Actor: Berry
Role: Roderigo Actor: Yates
Role: Desdemona Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Emelia Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Duke Actor: Winstone
Role: Lodovico Actor: Blakes
Role: Montano Actor: Mozeen
Role: Gratiano Actor: Woodburn
Role: Senator Actor: Simpson
Role: Officer Actor: Green.

Afterpiece Title: The Anatomist

Cast
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Ridout.
Role: M le Medicin Actor: Blakes
Role: Crispin Actor: Yates
Role: Old Gerald Actor: Collins
Role: Young Gerald Actor: Green
Role: Simon Actor: Turbutt
Role: Martin Actor: Leigh
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Wife Actor: Mrs Bridges
Role: Maid Actor: Miss Cole.

Song: III: O Peace from the Opera Alfred-Mrs Arne; IV: Rise Glory from Rosamond-Lowe; V: Gentle Shepherd-Mrs Arne

Dance: III: Signora Bettini

Event Comment: In a fews days will be reviv'd at Covent Garden, the Tragedy of Phaedra and Hippolytus, in which Mr Sheridan will perform the part of Theseus, and Mrs Woffington that of Phaedra. Sg Francel and Sga Rossina Balbi, two Italian Dancers, arrived on Friday last from the Court of Bareith in Germany, and are engaged to perform at the same theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tamerlane

Performance Comment: Tamerlane-Sheridan; Moneses-Ryan; Axalla-Smith; Omar-Gibson; Prince of Tanais-Anderson; Dervise-Arthur; Hali-White; Stratocles-Stevens; Zama-Redman; Bajazet-Sparks; Selima-Mrs Elmy; Arpasia-Mrs Hamilton; The song To Thee O Gentle Sleep-Lowe; the Usual Prologue-.
Cast
Role: Tamerlane Actor: Sheridan
Role: Moneses Actor: Ryan
Role: Axalla Actor: Smith
Role: Omar Actor: Gibson
Role: Prince of Tanais Actor: Anderson
Role: Dervise Actor: Arthur
Role: Hali Actor: White
Role: Stratocles Actor: Stevens
Role: Zama Actor: Redman
Role: Bajazet Actor: Sparks
Role: Selima Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Arpasia Actor: Mrs Hamilton
Role: The song To Thee O Gentle Sleep Actor: Lowe
Role: the Usual Prologue Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The Schoolboy

Cast
Role: Schoolboy Actor: Shuter
Role: Major Rakish Actor: Dunstall
Role: Young Rakish Actor: Anderson
Role: Benedict Actor: Holtom
Role: Friendly Actor: White
Role: Tom Actor: R. Smith
Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Lady Manlove Actor: Mrs Pitt.