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Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the London Gazette, No. 3140, 12-16 Dec. 1695, to be published 17 Dec. 1695, suggests that its first appearance was not later than November 1695. According to the Edition of 1695, the music was set by the late Henry Purcell, Courteville, Samuel? Aykerod, and other composers. For Purcell's music, see Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XVI (1906), xxix-xxxi. The songs were sung by Miss Cross and Mrs Verbruggen. Preface, Edition of 1696: I must inform the Reader, that this Third Part before it came upon the Stage was acknowledg'd and believ'd by all that saw it, and were concern'd (as well those that heard it read, as those that were Actors, who certainly, every one must own, are in their Affairs skilful enough to know the value of things of this Nature) to be much the best of all the Three Parts;...tho prepar'd by my indefatigable Diligence, Care, Pains, nay, the variety which I thought could not possibly miss the expected Success, yet by some Accidents happening in the Presentment, was disliked and explored; The Songish part which I used to succeed so well in, by the indifferent performance the first day, and the hurrying it on so soon, being streightned in time through ill management--(tho extreamly well set to Musick, and I'm sure the just Critick will say not ill Writ) yet being imperfectly performed, was consequently not pleasing; and the Dances too, for want of some good Performers, also disliked; all which, tho impossible for me to avoid, and not reasonably to be attributed any way to a fault in me, yet the noisy Party endeavour'd to use me as ill as if it were, till the generous Opposition of my Friends gave me as much reason to thank them for their Justice, as to despise the others Malice.... As to the Poppet Shew in the Fourth Act, the Accident of its being plac'd so far from the Audience, which hindred them from hearing what either they or the Prolocutor said, was the main and only reason of its diverting no better. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702) p. 17: Sullen: The third Part of Don Quixote. Ramble: Oh the ever-running Streams of Helicon! by all that's Poetical, my Friend Durfey; good lack! I thought I shou'd meet with him before we got half way: Well, in the name of Impudence, what luck? Sullen: Damn'd, Damn'd to all intents and purposes. Ramble: His first and second Part did well


Mainpiece Title: The Comical History Of Don Quixote, The Third Part; With The Marriage Of Mary The Buxome

Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mary the Buxome
Role: Don Quixote Actor: Powell
Role: Sancho Actor: Newth
Role: Basilius Actor: Horden
Role: Camacho Actor: Bullock
Role: Jaques Actor: Pinkeman
Role: Carrasco Actor: Verbrugen
Role: Gines de Passamonte Actor: Lee
Role: Puppets Actor: Children
Role: Carter to the Lyon Actor: Smeaton
Role: Quitteria Actor: Mrs Finch
Role: Dulcinea del Toboso Actor: Smeaton
Role: Teresa Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Mary the Buxome Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Altisidora Actor: Mrs Cross.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the Post Boy, 12-16 Dec. 1695, suggests that it was probably first acted not later than November 1695. The edition of 1696 mentions two songs and their performers: A lass there lives upon the green, the words by an unknown hand, set by Courteville, and sung by the Boy to Miss Cross; and Bright Cynthia's pow'r divinely great, words by Mr Cheek, set by Courtevill, sung by Leveridge. These two songs are also in Deliciae Musicae, The Fourth Book, 1696, as is a third, Celemene, pray tell me, set by Henry Purcell and sung by the Boy and Girl. The words were written by D'Urfey; and the Boy presumably was Bowen, and the Girl, Miss Cross. See Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XXI (1917), v-vi. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 19: Sullen: Oronooko. Ramble: Oh! the Favourite of the Ladies. Sullen: It had indeed uncommon Success, and the Quality of both Sexes were very kind to the Play, and to the Poet: No doubt it has Merit, particularly the last Scene; but 'tis as certain, that the Comick Part is below that Author's usual Genius. Ramble: I have a particular regard for Mr Southern's Stile and agreeable Manner; there's a Spirit of Conversation in every thing he writes. Sullen: I think very few exceed him in the Dialogue; his Gallantry is natural, and after the real manner of the Town; his acquaintance with the best Company entered him into the secrets of their Intrigues, and no Man knew better the Way and Disposition of Mankind. But yet I must say, his Diction is commonly the best part of him, especially in Comedy; but in Tragedy he has once in this, and in one other, Drawn the Passions very well


Mainpiece Title: Oroonoko

Role: Sent by an Unknown Hand, Actor: Mr Powell
Role: Oroonoko Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Aboan Actor: Powell
Role: Lieutenant Governor Actor: Williams
Role: Blanford Actor: Harland
Role: Stanmore Actor: Horden
Role: Jack Stanmore Actor: Mills
Role: Captain Driver Actor: Ben Johnson
Role: Daniel Actor: Mich. Lee
Role: Hottman Actor: Sympson
Role: Imoinda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Widow Lackit Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Charlot Welldon Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Lucy Welldon Actor: Mrs Lucas
Role: edition of 1699] Actor: Mrs Verbruggen.