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Mainpiece Title: Italian Interludes

Dance: Some mimical Entertainments a Famous-Scaramouch, Harlequin , who lately perform'd before the Court of Hanover and their Prussian Majesties, now arriv'd in England

Entertainment: Vaulting. An extraordinary Performance on the Manag'd Horse-the greatest Master of the Age , exceeding whatever has been done by any other, especially his resting on one hand with his whole Body extended while he drinks several Glasses of Wine, and then throwing himself a Somerset over the Horse's head; Rope/dancing With and without a Pole,-the two famous French Maids so much admir'd, for surpassing all others in their Art, that they have been presented with Medals at most of the Courts in Europe

Performance Comment: An extraordinary Performance on the Manag'd Horse-the greatest Master of the Age , exceeding whatever has been done by any other, especially his resting on one hand with his whole Body extended while he drinks several Glasses of Wine, and then throwing himself a Somerset over the Horse's head; Rope/dancing With and without a Pole,-the two famous French Maids so much admir'd, for surpassing all others in their Art, that they have been presented with Medals at most of the Courts in Europe.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Martyr. 3rd piece [1st time; M. INT 1, by John Cartwright Cross. Larpent MS 1124; not published]: Founded on the recent and glorious Achievement, at the above French Fort, of Sir Sydney Smith. [On 17 Mar. 1796 a force under Sir William Sydney Smith had destroyed six French vessels in the Bay of Herqui.] To conclude with the British striking the French Colours on the Fort, burning their Corvettes in the Harbour. The new Music by Shield. Oracle, 29 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Martyr at her house, No. 16, Martlett-court, Bow-street, Covent-Garden. Receipts: #384 11s. 6d. (192.14.0; 10.1.0; tickets: 181.16.6)


Mainpiece Title: Inkle And Yarico

Afterpiece Title: Three Weeks after Marriage

Afterpiece Title: The Point at Herqui; or, British Bravery Triumphant

Dance: II: a Negro Dance-; 3rd piece: a new incidental Dance by Byrn-Mlle St.Amand, Holland, Byrn

Song: End I: Sweet Bird-Mrs Serres; accompanied on the German Flute (for this night only)-Ashe, from the Hanover-Square Concert; In Evening: Admiral Benbow-Incledon; 3rd piece: the following songs: The Mid Watch-Incledon; Tippy Bob-Munden; The Waiter-Fawcett; Irish Song-Johnstone; New Loyal Song-Mrs Martyr; Rondo-Mrs Clendining; Ye Gentlemen of England-Linton, Street, Incledon; Rule Britannia-Incledon, Johnstone, Chorus


Mainpiece Title: Gloriana; Or, The Court Of Augustus Caesar

Performance Comment: Prologue to the Court of Augustus Caesar-Mrs Roch; Epilogue to the Court of Augustus Caesar-Mr Haynes; Augustus Caesar-Mohun; Caesario-Hart; Marcellus-Kenaston; Tiberius-Lydall; Agrippa-Cartwrite; Mecaenas-Griffin; Ovid-Clarke; Leander-Powell; Araspes-Harris; Gloriana-Mrs Marshall; Julia-Mrs James; Narcissa-Mrs Corbet.
Event Comment: The King's Company, presumably. For a version of this play, see R. G. Howarth, "A Manuscript of James Shirley's Court Secret," Review of English Studies, VII (1931), 302-13. The manuscript is in the Worcester College Library (Plays 9. 21). Pepys, Diary: My wife going to-day to dine with Mrs Pierce, and thence with her and Mrs Clerke to see a new play, The Court Secret. [The play had not been acted before the Restoration.


Mainpiece Title: The Court Secret

Event Comment: At Hickford's Dancing Room in James's-street in the Hay-Market, over against the Tennis Court. At 7 p.m. Tickets 21s


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: By direction of Sig Francisco Conti, the Consort of Musick-Sig Francisco Conti for her Majesty, and which he had the Honour to perform at court upon the Union-day; Singing-La Signiora Margaretta the Baroness, Il Signior Valentino; and there is to be several Instrumetns, and the said Great Theorbo, La Mandelitta an Instrument hitherto unknown-Signior Conti

Event Comment: At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. N.B. The Tickets deliver'd to Subscribers will be taken at this Play, or on Monday Night, which is the last time of Acting till after Southwark Fair. Original Weekly Journal, 30 Aug.: The King hath order'd the Comedians gf the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane to perform at Hampton-Court, during his Majesty's stay there, for which Service they are to be allow'd 100l. extraordinary each Night they Act


Mainpiece Title: Oroonoko

Dance: As17180802

Entertainment: The diverting Entertainment of the Dancing Dogs, newly arriv'd from France, who had been shewn at Court with much success

Event Comment: By Command of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales. Benefit the Author of Sir John Cockle at Court. Mainpiece: Written by the late Sir Richard Steele


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Afterpiece Title: Sir John Cockle at Court

Event Comment: [See note for 9 Jan. 1770 of a mild riot this night during best scene of The Orphan.] Afterpiece: A New Opera [by George Alexander Stevens] the Music composed by Mr Fisher. Books of the entertainment to be had at the theatre. Gave Duke of Glocester's Footmen #2 2s. (Account Book). [Afterpiece a roaring burlesque of Lee's Rival Queens. Larpent MS 302 includes Semi Chorus, Grand Chorus, and Perdiccas, not listed in the Playbill. The Court awakes with total hangover. Alexander orders a pot of coffee to clear his head. Thais begs him to leave the gout giving juice-Retire with me @ In my Chinese pavilion, drink some Tea." Afterpiece reviewed inthe Freeholder's Magazine for Jan.] Mr Shuter and Mrs Mattocks gave great satisfaction in their different characters; the words of the songs were written by Mr George Alexander Stephens, author of the celebrated Lecture upon Heads, and several other whimsical productions; and the airs which had Uncommon merit, were composed by Mr Fisher, a young genius, who has hitherto been but little known in the musical world. Receipts: #215 8s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan

Afterpiece Title: The Court of Alexander

Event Comment: TThe Freeholder's Magazine, Jan. (p. 247): A Card to the Managers of Covent Garden Theatre. A Citizen whose circumstances will not allow him often to attend Theatrical amusements, and who wishes to be entertained for his money, desires a nuisance may be removed which has totally deprived him of all satisfaction the few nights that he has been in the first gallery of your house. Of a cool evening the company within generally draw up the wooden shutters of the openings improperly called windows. An when the gentry without, who are admitted at half-price, find them shut, they begin a violent noise with their sticks, while those within as obstinately insist, that being in a violent heat, they will not let them down to the endangering their healths, by sudden letting in the cold air. Thus a riot is commenced, which frequently stops the play. It was the case in the Best Scene in the Orphan, the first night the Court of Alexander was performed. N.B. The orange girls shamefully encourage it. But the covetousness of the managers is the origin of the evil, by suffering intruders at half-price, after the inside of the gallery is completely filled. If this remonstrance fails, you may expect worse effects, from the injured parties. [See performance of 5 Jan.


Mainpiece Title: The Brothers

Afterpiece Title: The Court of Alexander

Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@141, p. 216. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 348. There is considerable uncertainty as to when the first performance occurred, but it appears to have been acted first at court. See Boswell, Restoration Court Stage, pp. 131-34. The first Prologue, written by Lord Mulgrove, and the second, written by Lord Rochester, are in A Collection of Poems Written upon several Occasions by several Persons (1673). Roger North: And now we turne to the Publik theatres. It had bin strange if they had not observed this promiscuous tendency to musick, and not have taken it into their scenes and profited by it. The first proffer of theirs, as I take it, was in a play of the thick-sculd-poetaster Elkanah Settle, called The Empress of Morocco; which had a sort of masque poem of Orfeus and Euridice, set by Mr M. Lock, but scandalously performed. It begins The Groans of Ghosts, &c. and may be had in print (Roger North on Music, ed. John Wilson [London, 1959], p. 306)


Mainpiece Title: The Empress Of Morocco

Performance Comment: Edition of 1673: The first Prologue at Court-Lady Elizabeth Howard; The second Prologue at Court-Lady Elizabeth Howard; Prologue at the Play House-; Muly Labas-Harris; Muly Hamet-Smith; Grimalhaz-Batterton; Hametalhaz-Medbourne; Abdelcador-Crosby; Laula-Mrs Batterton; Mariamne-Mrs Mary Lee; Morena-Mrs Johnson; Epilogue-.
Event Comment: Evelyn, Diary: Saw a fine Mask at court perform'd by 6 Gent: & 6 Ladys surprizing his Majestie, it being Candlemas day. Pepys, Diary, 3 Feb.: Then Mrs Pickering...did, at my Lady's command, tell me the manner of a masquerade before the King and Court the other day. Where six women (my Lady Castlemayne and Duchesse of Monmouth being two of them) and six men (the Duke of Monmouth and Lord Arran and Monsieur Blanfort, being three of them) in vizards, but most rich and antique dresses, did dance admirably and most gloriously. God give us cause to continue the mirthe!


Mainpiece Title: A Masque

Performance Comment: Persons of the Court.
Event Comment: This performance was recorded by Count Dona of Sweden (Seaton, Literary Relationships, pp. 337-38). Evelyn, Diary: This Evening I saw the Trajedie of Horace (written by the virtuous Mrs Philips) acted before their Majesties: 'twixt each act a Masque & Antique: daunced: The excessive galantry of the Ladies was infinite, Those especially on that...Castlemaine esteemed at 40,000 pounds & more: & far out shining the Queene &c. BM Add. Mss. 36916, folio 62: This night there is a play Acted at court by the Dutchess of Monmouth Countess of Castlemain and others. The Countess is adorned with Jewells to the Value of #200,000 the Crowne Jewells being taken from the Tower for her. There are none but the Nobility admitted to see it. The play is Madam Phillips translation of Corneiles Horace, finished by Sr John Denham


Mainpiece Title: Horace

Performance Comment: MS cast in the Harvard Library copy of Horace (1667): Tullus-H. Savill; Old Horace-Tho. Howard; Horace-James Hamilton; Curtius-Ed. Griffin; Valerius-Obryan; Sabina-Dutches [of] Monmouth; Camilla-Lady Castlemaine; Julia-Mrs Cornewallis; Flavia-Sir Grenvill Verney; Proclus-Mr Fenton; The Prologue to Horace-Dutches of Monmouth [at court, is in Covent Garden Drollery, 1672, ed. Summers, pp. court, is in Covent Garden Drollery, 1672, ed. Summers, pp. 62-63.
Event Comment: Boswell (Restoration Court Stage, pp. 180-81) believes that a performance occurred on this day, as well as on 16 Feb. 1674@5, Shrove Tuesday, the date often specified in advance statements. For previous notices, see 2 Feb. 1674@5, 15 and 22 Dec. 1674. Edition of 1675:....followed at innumerable Rehearsals, and all the Representations by throngs of Persons of the greatest the 20th or 30th, for near so often it had been Rehearsed and Acted....And the Composer of all the Musick both Vocal and Instrumental Mr Staggins. Langbaine. (English Dramatick Poets, p. 92): a Masque at court, frequently presented there by Persons of great Quality, with the Prologue, and the Songs between the Acts: printed in quarto Lond. 1675....This Masque was writ at the Command of her present Majesty: and was rehearsed near Thirty times, all the Representations being follow'd by throngs of Persons of the greatest Quality, and very often grac'd with their Majesties and Royal Highnesses Presence. John Evelyn (The Life of Mrs Godolphin): [Mrs Blagge] had on her that day near twenty thousand pounds value of Jewells, which were more sett off with her native beauty and luster then any they contributed of their own to hers; in a word, she seemed to me a Saint in Glory, abstracting her from the Stage. For I must tell you, that amidst all this pomp and serious impertinence, whilst the rest were acting, and that her part was sometymes to goe off, as the scenes required, into the tireing roome, where severall Ladyes her companions were railing with the Gallants trifleingly enough till they were called to reenter, she, under pretence of conning her next part, was retired into a Corner, reading a booke of devotion, without att all concerning herself or mingling with the young Company; as if she had no farther part to act, who was the principall person of the Comedy...[With] what a surprizeing and admirable aire she trode the Stage, and performed her Part, because she could doe nothing of this sort, or any thing else she undertooke, indifferently....Thus ended the Play, butt soe did not her affliction, for a disaster happened which extreamly concern'd her, and that was the loss of a Diamond of considerable vallue, which had been lent her by the Countess of Suffolke; the Stage was immediately swept, and dilligent search made to find it, butt without success, soe as probably it had been taken from her, as she was oft inviron'd with that infinite crowd which tis impossible to avoid upon such occasion. Butt the lost was soon repair'd, for his Royall Highness understanding the trouble she was in, generousely sent her the wherewithall to make my Lady Suffolke a present of soe good a Jewell. For the rest of that days triumph I have a particular account still by me of the rich Apparell she had on her, amounting, besides the Pearles and Pretious Stones, to above three hundred pounds (ed. Samuel Lord Bishop of Oxford [London, 1847], pp. 97-100). See also 15 Dec. 1674


Mainpiece Title: Calisto; Or, The Chaste Nimph

Performance Comment: Edition of 1675: Prologue-; Calisto-The Lady Mary; Nyphe-The Lady Anne; Jupiter-The Lady Henrietta Wentworth; Juno-The Countess of Sussex; Psecas-The Lady Mary Mordaunt; Diana-Mrs [Margaret] Blagge; Mercury-Mrs Jennings; Nymphs attending Diana-The Countess of Darby, The Countess of Pembroke, The Lady Katherine Herbert, Mrs Fitz-Gerald, Mrs Frazier; [The Persons of Quality of the Men that Danced-His Grace the Duke of Monmouth, The Viscount Dunblaine, The Lord Daincourt, Mr Trevor, Mr Harpe, Mr Lane[, Mr Leonard, Mr Franshaw]; [In the Prologue were Represented, The River Thames-Mrs Moll? Davis; Peace-Mrs Mary? Knight; Plenty-Mrs Charlotte? Butler; The Genius of England-Mr Turner; Europe-Mr Hart; Asia-Mr Richardson; Africa-Mr Marsh Jun; America-Mr Ford; [In the Chorusses betwixt the Acts: Strephon-Mr Hart; Coridon-Mr Turner; Sylvia-Mrs Davis; Daphne-Mrs Knight; Two African Women-Mrs Butler, Mrs Hunt; The Epilogue-Jupiter.

Afterpiece Title: Calisto's Additional performers

Performance Comment: See Boswell, Restoration Court Stage, pp. 201-2- Singers-Mrs Masters, Mrs Peirce, Robert, Degrang, Shepheard, Maxfield, Preston, Letelier, Bopins, Bury; Boys-Jack, Waters, Coninsby, Smyth; Harpsicals-Corneille, Bartleme; Theorboes-Marsh, Lylly; Bass Violls-Coleman, Stephkins, Bates; Recorders-Paisible, Bootell, DeBreame, Giton; Gittars-Frasico Corbett, Outom, Delony, Delloney; Trumpeters-Bounty, Thompson, Ragway, Christmas; Kettle Drummer-VanBright; Violins-NicholasStaggins, Singleton, Clayton, Tho. Fitz, Hewson, Myres, Tho. Farmer, Aleworth, Jo. Bannister, Lediger, Harris, Theo. Fitz, Greetinge, Ashton, Gamble, Fashions, Flower, Isaack Staggins, John Strong, Finell, Browne, Brookwell, Dorney, Spicer, Price, Pagitt, Duffill, Kidwell, Jo. Farmer, Basrier, Viblett, Hall, Eagles; Dancers-St Andre, Isaacke, Delisle, Herriette, Dyer, Smyth, Motley, Berto, Letang, Muraile, LeRoy, LeDuke.
Event Comment: The Journal of Sir Richard Bulstrode (p. 19): This evening is repeated in the great Hall by foure persons of quality the Indian Emper, but the Company is made very private, soe as few attempt to gett in. Jean Chappuzeau, Le Theatre Francois (Paris, 1675), p. 55, states that in 1668 he saw a revival of The Indian Emperor in London. Pepys, Diary: 14 Jan.: They fell to discourse of last night's work at court, where the ladies and Duke of Monmouth and others acted The IndianEmperour; wherein they told me these things most remarkable: that not any woman but the Duchesse of Monmouth and Mrs Cornwallis did any thing but like fools and stocks, but that these two did do most extraordinary well: that not any man did any thing well but Captain O'Bryan, who spoke and did well, but, above all things, did dance most incomparably. That she did sit near the players of the Duke's house; among the rest, Mis Davis, who is the most impertinent slut, she says, in the world; and the more, now the King do show her countenance; and is reckoned his mistress, even to the scorne of the whole world; the King gazing on her, and my Lady Castlemayne being melancholy and out of humour, all the play, not smiling once. The King, it seems, hath given her a ring of #700, which she shews to every body, and owns that the King did give it her; and he hath furnished a house for her in Suffolke Street most richly, which is a most infinite shame. It seems she is bastard of Colonell Howard, my Lord Berkshire, and that he do pimp to her for the King, and hath got her for him; but Pierce says that she is a most homely jade as ever she saw, though she dances beyond any thing in the world


Mainpiece Title: The Indian Emperour

Performance Comment: Persons of the Court.
Event Comment: All the other Parts being exactly done, and the Court very well pleas'd [Downes, p. 47]


Mainpiece Title: All For Love

Performance Comment: Marc Antony-Betterton; Ventidius-Verbruggen; Dolabella-Wilks; Alexas-Booth; Cleopatra-Mrs Barry; Octavia-Mrs Bracegirdle [Downes, p. 47]; A Prologue to the Court on the Queen's Birthday [1704 [Congreve, IV, 72-73]-.


Mainpiece Title: Court Gallantry; Or, Marriage A La Mode

Song: Several New Songs by D'Urfey-

Dance: Mrs Santlow

Event Comment: Mainpiece: 32nd Night [i.e. in continuation, erroneously, of the reckoning for the preceding season, when it was acted 28 times]. With new Music, Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. The Music (with a few Exceptions) composed entirely new by Shield. And new Scenery designed and chiefly executed by Richards. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. "Covent-garden is the National Theatre. I was there on 10th Dec. and saw an opera called The Woodman. It was the very day on which the life story of Madam Billington, both from the good as well as from the bad sides was announced [i.e. Memoirs of Mrs Billington, and An Answer to the Memoirs of Mrs Billington, both anonymous, both predated 1792]...She sang rather timidly this evening, but very well all the same. The first tenor [Incledon] has a good voice and quite a good style, but he uses the falsetto to excess. He sang a trill on high C and ran up to G. The 2nd tenor [Johnstone] tries to imitate him, but could not make the change from the falsetto to the natural voice, and apart from that is most unmusical...But the cast is entirely used to him. The leader is Herr Baumgartner [sic], a German who, however, has almost forgotten his mother-tongue. The Theatre is very dark and dirty, and is almost as large as the Vienna Court Theatre. The common people in the galleries of all the theatres are very impertinent; they set the fashion with all their unrestrained impetuosity, and whether something is repeated or not is determined by their yells. The parterre and all the boxes sometimes have to applaud a great deal to have something good repeated. That was just what happened this evening, with the Duet in the 3rd Act, which was very beautiful; and the pro's and contra's went on for nearly a quarter of an hour, till finally the parterre and the boxes won, and they repeated the Duet. Both the performers stood on the stage quite terrified, first retiring, then again coming forward. The orchestra is sleepy" (Haydn, 273-74). Receipts: #194 11s. (191.8; 3.3)


Mainpiece Title: The Woodman

Performance Comment: [Principal Characters-Quick, Johnstone, Darley, Blanchard, Incledon, Gray, Cross, Mrs Martyr, Mrs Webb, Miss Barnett, Mrs Billington (with additional music)Together let us range the fields (Crouch, II, 129), a duet with Incledon; Se ti perdo (see17920522); Court me not to scenes of pleasure (BUC, 1089)]; (1st appearance in this opera); Rest of the Vocal Parts-Mrs Mountain, Miss Broadhurst, Mrs Harlowe, Miss Stuart, Mrs Watts, Miss Francis, Mrs Arnold, Mrs Davenett, Mrs Bock, Mrs Cross, Mrs Powell, Mrs Gray, Mrs Masters, Mrs Platt, Mrs Ratchford, Mrs Byrne, Miss Leserve. [Cast adjusted from text (T. Cadell, 1791): Sir Walter Waring-Quick; Capt. O'Donnel-Johnstone; Fairlop-Darley; Medley-Blanchard; Wilford-Incledon; Bob-Gray; Filbert-Cross; Dolly-Mrs Martyr; Miss Di Clackit-Mrs Webb; Polly-Miss Barnett; Emily-Mrs Billington; Kitty Maple-Miss Stuart; Bridget-Mrs Cross.

Afterpiece Title: Modern Antiques


Mainpiece Title: Jepthah's Rash Vow; Or, The Virgin Sacrifice

Entertainment: And to give a general Satisfaction to the Town, Mr Penkethman has hir'd Dance after the New French Mode-the Dancing-Dogs lately arriv'd from France, which have been receiv'd both at Hampton-Court and at Richmond, as well as at most Courts of Europe, with wonderful Applause, to perform on his Stage; their Dresses as well as their Dances being entirely after the New French Mode, and only, at the common Prices of the Droll


Mainpiece Title: The Virtuoso

Music: An Entertainment of Musick, never performed in Publick before, by the famous -Mons Li Rich, lately arrived from the Court of Poland: being the only and last Time of performing the said Entertainment, or any other, by reason of his sudden return to the said Kingdom

Event Comment: Benefit Estcourt. For the Entertainment of several Persons of Quality and Officers of the Army


Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Role: Kite Actor: Estcourt.

Song: Italian Songs, Sonatas, Dialogues-Leveridge, Mrs Lindsey

Dance: The new dance performed at Court on Her Majesty's birthday-duRuel, others; Three French Peasants-deBarques, others


Mainpiece Title: Pyrrhus And Demetrius (acts I And Ii)

Music: That performed before Her Majesty at Court upon her Birthday


Mainpiece Title: Rope Dancing

Entertainment: Mr Gibbons's Company of French Rope Dancers; where you will see stiff Rope-little Child (about two Years and a half old) perform such wonderful things, as is surprising to all that behold him; extraordinary Dancing on the stiff Rope-A Young Maiden who dances to Admiration; Dancing on the Rope, Playing on the Violin-the famous Scaramouch lately come from France, who turns himself as if he was going on the Ground; Walking on the Slack Rope after the Italian manner-A Young Man; Lastly Tumbles-The Famous Gibbon who has had the honour to perform before most of the Courts in Europe, for Lightness, and Agility, far beyond what has ever yet been seen; You will likewise be entertained with good Musick-


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Entertainment: The same Entertainments- that were perform'd yesterday before His Majesty, at Hampton-Court


Mainpiece Title: Sir Courtly Nice

Performance Comment: Sir Courtly-Cibber; Crack-Penkethman; Hothead-Miller; Testimony-Johnson; Surly-Thurmond; Farewell-Booth; Belguard-Mills; Leonora-Mrs Porter; Violante-Mrs Younger.
Role: Sir Courtly Actor: Cibber

Dance: The Entertainments of Dancing that were perform'd Yesterday before His Majesty at Hampton-Court-Shaw, Wade, Topham, Mrs Santlow, Mrs Bicknell


Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple

Dance: As at Hampton Court yesterday Shaw, Mrs Santlow, Mrs Bicknell, Miss Lindar