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Event Comment: Mainpiece: In I a Masquerade Scene incident to the Play. [This was included in all subsequent performances.] No Money to be returned. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Brandon at the Theatre. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30 [see 2 Nov.]. [No playbill this season lists the various prices of admission; they were probably, as usual: Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s.] Receipts: #255 6s. (253.11.6; 1.14.6)


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Performance Comment: Romeo-Holman (1st appearance at this theatre these 2 years); Capulet-Powel; Benvolio-Davies; Friar Lawrence-Hull; Paris-Macready; Tibalt-Cubitt; Prince-Gardner; Peter-C. Powell; Mercutio-Lewis; Lady Capulet-Mrs Platt; Nurse-Mrs Pitt; Juliet-Mrs Achmet (from the Theatre Royal Crow Street, Dublin]; 1st appearance on this stage).; 1st appearance on this stage).

Afterpiece Title: The Farmer

Song: End IV: Juliet's Funeral Procession-; With Dirge-; Vocal Parts-Bannister, Johnstone, Cubitt, Darley, Rock, Letteney, Reeve, W. Thompson, Mrs Mountain, Miss Stuart, Mrs Davenett, Mrs Watts, Mrs Gray, Miss Rowson, Miss Francis, Mrs Masters, Mrs Powell, Mrs Byrne, Mrs Martyr

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Elmy. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. Afterpiece: Taken from Mrs Centlivre's Sequel to the Busy Body. [Afterpiece is Woodward's adaptation (Crow St. Theatre, Dublin 1760) pruned to three acts (Biographia Dramatica).


Mainpiece Title: Comus

Afterpiece Title: Marplot in Lisbon

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Billington. Mainpiece: 1st time at this Theatre [1st performed at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, 3 Jan. 1784]. The Music by Gluck [whose opera this actually was, with additions by] Handel, Bach, Sacchini, Reeve, and Mazzinghi. With an entire new Overture composed by Gyrowetz. In II Weichsel will accompany an obligato song on the violin. Dances by Byrne and Mlle St.Amand. With new Scenery, Dresses, and Decorations. Afterpiece: Not acted these 2 years [acted 27 May 1791]. Morning Herald, 9 Feb.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Billington, No. 53, Poland-street. Receipts: #371 15s. (257.18.6; 8.15.6; tickets: 105.1.0) (charge: #105)


Mainpiece Title: Orpheus And Eurydice

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Incledon, Gray, Darley, Mrs Mountain, Mrs Billington. Cast from libretto (T. Cadell, 1792): Orpheus-Incledon; Hymen-Gray; Pluto-Darley; Cupid-Mrs Mountain; Eurydice-Mrs Billington; Shepherds Furies and Shades of departed Heroes-Linton, Rowson, Tett, Kenrick, Street, Watson, Clark, Hart, Dixon, Letteney, Dawes, Rowe, Master Craig, Master Davis, Master Pulley; Principal Shepherdesses Furies and Shades of departed Heroines-Miss Stuart, Mrs Watts, Mrs Powell, Miss Francis, Mrs Arnold, Miss Leserve, Mrs Masters, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Barnett, Mrs Cross, Mrs Davenett, Mrs Gray, Miss Broadhurst.

Afterpiece Title: Rosina

Song: Sweet Bird(by Handel)-Mrs Billington; accompanied on the violin-Weichsel

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Mattocks. [As afterpiece Genest, VI, 25, lists The Romp, "1st time," with partial cast. In an advance notice of Mrs Mattocks' benefit in Public Advertiser, 20 Mar., the farce advertised for 28 Mar. is The Romp, "1st time," with full cast; this appears to have been Genest's source. But in the same newspaper for 25, 26, 27 Mar. the farce advertised is Three Weeks after Marriage. The Romp was 1st acted at the Capel Street Theatre, Dublin, 23 Jan. 1771, and in London at the hay, 12 Nov. 1781. See also dl, 21 Nov. 1785.] Public Advertiser, 17 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Mattocks at her house in Covent Garden. Receipts: #160 9s. (101.19; tickets: 58.10) (charge: #64 10s.)


Mainpiece Title: Percy

Afterpiece Title: Three Weeks after Marriage

Dance: After Epilogue: All in the Downs; or, Farewell to Deal, as17780309but _Besford, Mrs White

Event Comment: Benefit for the Author of the Farce [who is named in Kemble Mem., but not on the playbill. Kemble's 1st appearance as Leon was at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin (Genest, VI, 295); Palmer's as the Copper Captain at hay, 15 July 1777]. Receipts: #133 15s. (94.17; 37.3; 1.15; tickets; none listed) (charge: #105)


Mainpiece Title: Rule A Wife And Have A Wife

Performance Comment: Leon-Kemble (1st appearance in that character [in London]); Duke-Barrymore; Cacafogo-Moody; Don Juan-Packer; Sanchio-Phillimore; Alonzo-R. Palmer; Lorenzo-Lamash; Copper Captain-Palmer (1st appearance in that character [at this theatre]); Margaretta-Mrs Ward; Old Woman-Mr Baddeley; Maid-Mr Waldron; Altea-Miss Tidswell; Estifania-Miss Farren. [Edition of 1792 (William Jones) adds: Clara-$Miss Barnes.]

Afterpiece Title: The Doctor and the Apothecary

Event Comment: "It is apprehended that...on Account of the Bridge's-street [see 2 Feb.], the Avenues to the Theatre will be...impassable, for which Reason there will not be any Performance" (Public Advertiser, 3 Feb.). [Cymbeline and The First Floor were announced on playbill of 2 Jan.


Mainpiece Title: None

Performance Comment: [Theatre dark] .
Event Comment: Mainpiece: With new Scenery, Dresses and Decorations. [This was the version, altered probably by Joseph George Holman, in which he appeared in Dublin on 29 July 1794, on which occasion the playbill reads, "Dressed in the Habits of the Times, and with other Alterations, adopted in its Representations 19 [recte 11] Nights last Winter, at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden." It further states that the part of Ophelia would be performed "without the Airs, and with a considerable Restoration of the Text." No record of what these alterations consisted of has come to light. In III.iv Hamlet's father was represented by a life-sized portrait that hung over the chimney, and the Queen wore a large miniature of Claudius on her arm as a bracelet (London Chronicle, 10 Oct.). The words of the Dirge are printed in European Magazine, Nov. 1793, p. 393; they are stanza X of Shakespeare's Passionate Pilgrim. Miss Poole had appeared as a singer at king's and at Vauxhall in 1787 and at the cg oratories in 1791.] Afterpiece: Not acted these 2 years [and in place of The Prisoner at Large, advertised on playbill of 8 Oct.]. Receipts: #332 4s. (330.3; 2.1)


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Afterpiece Title: Three Weeks after Marriage

Song: In V: a Dirge set to music by Shield, the words from Shakespeare; Vocal Parts-Mrs Martyr, Mrs Mountain, Mrs Clendining, Miss Hopkins, Miss Stuart, Miss Barnett, Mrs Watts, Mrs Follett, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Masters, Miss Paye, Mrs Blurton, Mrs Castelle, Miss Leserve, Williamson, Linton, Street, Gray

Event Comment: 2nd piece [1st time; MF 2, by James Cobb. Text (unauthorized), Dublin: P. Byrne [1800]; synopsis of plot in Dramatic Censor, II, 135-36]: With new Scenes, Dresses and Decorations. The Overture composed by Mazzinghi, and the Music by Mazzinghi and Reeve. The Scenes painted by Phillips, Lupino, Hollogan, Hodgins, &c. Books of the Songs to be had in the Theatre. Receipts: #132 17s. (128.7.6; 4.9.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Miser

Afterpiece Title: Paul and Virginia

Afterpiece Title: Raymond and Agnes

Dance: In 2nd piece: Dances-Blurton, Wilde, Platt, Lewiss, Klanert, L. Bologna, J. Whitmore, Mrs Watts, Mrs Follett, Mrs Bologna, Mrs Norton, Miss Bologna, Miss Dibdin, Miss Burnett

Song: In 2nd piece: Chorusses-Linton, Street, Denman, Oddwell, Thomas, Little, Curties, Lee, Ms Trevor, Ms Leserve, Ms Castelle, Ms Norton, Ms Masters, Ms Iliff, Ms Lloyd

Event Comment: Benefit for Cooke. By Particular Desire. Tickets delivered for the Busy Body will be taken. [Account Book indicates Receipts: #26 1s. 6d. plus #53 14s. from tickets: (Box 61; Pit 165; Gallery 137). A staff of 22 servants, plus the women dressers and charwomen were paid #3 13s. 2d. for operating the theatre this night. The deficit carried into the summer after this night was #216 19s. 10d. This deficit plus summer expenses produced an encumbrance of #359 12s. 9d. to be met at the start of the 1761-62 season. Rich upon ten occasions withdrew under Account I from the treasury #2743. From this account he put back into the treasury upon three occasions (May 8, 31; June 23) #600. So over and above the #6 which the Rich family received daily in Account 76, Rich tucked away #2143 in Account I. In addition his carpentry bills to Mr Gom for work at Cowley were paid from theatrical funds. His cut from Account 76 at #5 per night was #810. So apparently Rich cleared #2953 this season despite the fact that it ran only 162 nights, and that George II's death occurred in a money-making part of the season.] Charges: #42 (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Othello

Afterpiece Title: The Upholsterer

Song: Between Acts: a Gentleman (who never appeared upon any Stage before)

Dance: HHornpipe-Mrs Blake(, from the theatre in Dublin)

Event Comment: Benefit for Ryder. Public Advertiser, 20 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Ryder at his house, No. 5, Bow-street, Covent-garden. 1st piece: The Overture, Airs, &c. by Dr Arnold. The selected by Handel, Vento, Giordani, Giardini, Bertoni, Dr Arne, Carolan the Irish Bard. 2nd piece: 1st time Here. Translated from the French of La Bonne Mere, by Horatio Edgar? Robson, and at this Time reading with great success and general applause by LeTexier in Lisle-Street [and 1st acted at the hay, 22 Aug. 1788]. 3rd piece [1st time; F 2, by Thomas Ryder, altered from The Man of Parts, by Isaac Jackman; not published]. Receipts: #271 0s. 6d. (191.15.6; 5.7.0; tickets: 73.18.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Castle Of Andalusia

Afterpiece Title: Look before You Leap

Afterpiece Title: Such Things Have Been

Song: End 3rd piece: Paddy's Ramble from Dublin to Londonwritten and to be sung-Ryder

Entertainment: Monologue. In course of Entertainments: Bucks have at Ye All-Ryder

Event Comment: At the New Theatre, Bowling Green, Southwark. A Concert, etc. Benefit for Mrs Morgan. Never acted there. Being positively the last Night of Acting in the Borough (Daily Advertiser)


Mainpiece Title: King Lear And His Three Daughters

Afterpiece Title: The King and Miller of Mansfield

Music: solo on the violin called Ellen@a@Roon-Santhilla first Time of performing in Public

Song: V: Roratorio@or a Medley of the Cries of Dublin-Morgan

Dance: A Hornpipe-a Gentleman for his diversion

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; MF 2, by Charles Stuart and John O'Keene. Text 1st published, unauthorized, Dublin: For the Booksellers [1783]. Prologue by George Colman, the elder (O'Keeffe, I, 140)]: With a new Overture by Dr Arnold. With Italian, French, Irish, Scotch, Welsh and English


Mainpiece Title: The Separate Maintenance

Afterpiece Title: GRETNA GREEN

Music: Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre

Song: As17830613

Event Comment: Afterpiece: 9th Time [i.e. in continuation of the reckoning for the previous season]. A New Room has been prepared on the Bow Street side of the Theatre for the Accomodation of the Frequenters of the Boxes at Half Price. They will be admitted into the New Room at Half past Seven, and from thence into the Theatre at the end of the Third Act, as usual. Boxes 6s. Second Price 3s. Pit 3s. 6d. Second Price 2s. Gallery 2s. Second Price 1s. Upper Gallery 1s. Places for the Boxes to be had of Brandon (only) at the Office in Hart-street. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30 [see 7 Nov.]. No Money to be returned. Receipts: #281 1s. 6d. (278.5.6; 2.16.0)


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Afterpiece Title: The Doldrum; or, 1803

Song: V: a Dirge-, to music by Shield; Vocal Parts-Mrs Martyr, Mrs Clendining, Mrs Watts, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Blurton, Miss Walcup, Mrs Masters, Mrs Norton, Mrs Follett, Mrs Castelle, Miss Leserve, Haymes, Linton, Street

Event Comment: No Money to be returned. Places for the Boxes to be had of Brandon (only) at the office in Hart-street. Boxes 6s. 2nd price 3s. Pit 3s. 6d. 2nd price 2s. Gallery 2s. 2nd price 1s. Upper Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 5:30.To begin at 6:30 [see 2 Nov.]. Many complaints having been made respecting the taking and securing Places in the Boxes, the following Regulations it is humbly presumed will effectually prevent all such Misconduct in future. Servants admitted to keep Places as usual, and Ladies and Gentleeen are requested to order them to attend at the Theatre not later than Five o'Clock. For such Places as are ordered to be kept by the Place-Keepers of the Theatre, One Shilling is to be paid at the Time of taking them, and no Place-Keeper or Box-Keeper is to demand, or to receive any further Gratuity on any pretence whatever. Every Place-Keeper to wear a Number. It is respectfully desired that Information may be given to Brandon, at the Box-office, of any Irregularity or Imposition, which will be immediately redressed. Receipts: #267 3s. (261.7; 5.16)


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Afterpiece Title: The Farmer

Song: Mainpiece: Vocal Parts-Johnstone, Incledon, Bowden, Haymes, Linton, Williamson, Blurton, Street, Abbot, Holland, Rees, Lee, Mrs Mountain, Mrs Davenport, Miss Stuart, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Follett, Mrs Castelle, Miss Kirton, Mrs Masters, Miss Ives, Mrs Norton, Mrs Watts, Miss Leserve, Miss Walcup, Mrs Martyr

Event Comment: Benefit for Fawcett 1st piece: By permission of G. Colman, Esq. Never performed at that Theatre. As performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, with universal Applause. With new Scenery, Dresses and Decorations. Written by the Author of The Way to Get Married [Thomas Morton]. 2nd piece [1st time; M. INT 1]. Oracle, 8 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Fawcett at his house, No. 9, Tottenham-Court-Road, opposite Howland-street. Receipts: #507 9s. 6d. (185.7.6; 10.0.0; tickets: 312.2.0)


Mainpiece Title: Zorinski

Afterpiece Title: A Nicknackatory

Afterpiece Title: Lock and Key

Dance: 2nd piece to conclude with: Highland Festivity, as17951125

Song: 1st piece: Vocal Parts-Linton, Williamson, Blurton, Street, Abbot, Holland, Rees, Lee, Little, Miss Logan, Miss Ives, Miss Leserve, Miss Walcup, Mrs Castelle, Mrs Masters, Mrs Watts

Entertainment: Monologue.End: Monsieur Tonson (Founded on Fact, and recited at Free-Mason's Hall, last Winter, with universal Applause)-Fawcett

Event Comment: MMiss Baker from Dublin Danc'd (Well). Receipts: #130 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmask'd

Dance: II: The Shepherd's Holiday-Miss Baker from Dublin, Giorgi; End: A Pantomime Dance, The Italian Gardiner-Sg Grimaldi, Miss Baker

Event Comment: Benefit for Munden. 2nd piece hst time; MF 2 , by Samuel Birch. MS: Larpent 1011; not published]: The Overture and Music composed by Attwood. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Murning Chronicle, 28 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Munden, No. 6, Frith-street, Soho. Receipts: #423 5s. (132/12/6; 6/18/0; tickets: 283/14/6)


Mainpiece Title: The School For Wives

Performance Comment: As17940122, but Leeson-Farren//Mrs Belville-Miss Chapman; omitted: Capt. Savage, Conolly, Leech, Crow, Wolfe, Mrs Tempest . omitted: Capt. Savage, Conolly, Leech, Crow, Wolfe, Mrs Tempest .
Role: Crow Actor: Thompson

Afterpiece Title: THE PACKET-BOAT; or, A Peep behind the Veil

Monologue: 1794 05 13 End of Act I of 1st piece A Plague on both your Houses; or, A Peep into New Drury and Covent-Garden Theatres, to conclude with a Comic Song, in the Character of an Old Woman of Eighty, by Munden

Event Comment: Benefit for the Relief of the Widows and Orphans of the brave Men who fell in the late Glorious Actions [on 1 June 1794], under Earl Howe. The Whole Receipt of the Night to be applied to the above Fund. Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence. The Tickets for the Boxes at Half-a-Guinea each, are issued under the Direction of a Committee consisting of the following Noblemen and Gentlemen, who have obligingly undertaken to attend to the arrangements of the Evening: The Duke of Leeds, The Duke of Bedford, The Earl of Lauderdale, Lord Mulgrave, Lord William Russel, The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor [Paul Le Mesurier], Mr Alderman Coombe, Hon. Thos. Erskine, J. Nesbit Esq., I. B. Church Esq., W. Devaynes Esq., J. Taylor Vaughan Esq., J. J. Angerstein Esq., R. B. Sheridan Esq. Tickets and Places for the Boxes, not disposed of by the Committee, to be had of Fosbrook, at the Box-Office, Little Russel-Street. Tickets also to be had at the Bar of Lloyd's Coffee House. Afterpiece [1st time; ENT 2, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan and James Cobb; with songs written by the Duke of Leeds, the Earl of Mulgrave, Mary Robinson, Joseph Richardson, &c. In 1797 altered as CAPE ST. VINCENT. Prologue by Joseph Richardson (London Chronicle, 4 July). Epilogue by Richard Brinsley Sheridan]: The Music composed and selected by Storace [with one song each by Reeve. Linley Sen., Michael Kelly]. The Dresses, Scenery and Machinery entirely New. "This piece is a sort of continuation of No Song No Supper...hastily put together for the occasion" (European Magazine, July 1794, p. 60). "The Theatre this Evening was crowded in every Part, the receipt amounting to something better than 1300 Guineas" (Powell). Powell, 1 July: Country Girl rehearsed at 10; Glorious First at 12 and at night. 2 July: Glorious First rehearsed at 10. Receipts: #1,526 11s. (450/6/0; 41/13/0; 0/12/6; tickets in boxes: 954/0/0; tickets in pit: 80/0/0) (charge: free)


Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl


Dance: In afterpiece the Ballets composed by James D'Egville; the Principal Dancers-D'Egville, Gentili, and also by permission of the Proprietor of the King's Theatre, Mme Del Caro, Mlle E. Hilligsberg, Mlle Hilligsberg

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Bland. Afterpiece: By permission of the Proprietors of the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane. Times, 18 Aug.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Bland, No. 25, King-street, Covent-garden


Mainpiece Title: Cambro-britons

Afterpiece Title: The Shipwreck

Song: End II: (by permission of the Proprietors of the Theatre-Royal Drury-Lane) the favourite song in The Stranger I have a silent sorrow here (The Words by R. B. Sheridan, Esq., the Air by her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire)-Mrs Bland; End: A Musical Elegy on the late Mr Palmer- (composed by The Earl of Abingdon; the words from The Stranger); The United Englishmen-Munden; A favourite song-Mrs Hindmarsh; Little Taffline ; or, The silken sash-Mrs Bland

Event Comment: A new comedy of three acts. Places to be taken of Mr Jewell at the Theatre. No Admittance behind the Scenes. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. No money to be returned after the Curtain is drawn up. Pit and Galleries to be open at 5:30 p.m.; Boxes at 6 p.m. To begin exactly at seven. Vivant Rex et Regina. [Repeated in the bills.


Mainpiece Title: The Devil Upon Two Sticks

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Dance: Between the acts: Duquesnay, Miss Street, scholars of Gherardi

Event Comment: Places to be taken of Mr Jewell at the Theatre. No admittance behind the Scenes. Box 5s. Pit 3s. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. No money to be returned after the Curtain is drawn up. The doors will be opened at Six, to begin at seven. Vivant Rex et Regina. [Repeated on bills.


Mainpiece Title: The Devil Upon Two Sticks

Performance Comment: Principal Characters-Foote, Arthur (from Bath, his first appearance on this Stage), Davis, Bannister, Castle, Hamilton, Vandermere, DuBellamy, Weston, Sharpless, Summers, Wheeler, Jacobs, Pierce, Lings, Sparks (from Dublin, being his first appearance on this Stage), Mrs Gardner, Mrs Arthur (her first appearance on this Stage).

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmasked

Dance: Tassoni, Miss Street

Event Comment: [Mainpiece in place of NOTORIETY, advertised on playbill of 23 Oct.] Afterpiece [1st time; CO 2 , by Mrs Burke. MS: Larpent 992; not published]: With new Music [by Tommaso Giordani (Morning Herald, 25 Oct.)). Scenery, Dresses and Decorations. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Receipts: #228 0s. 6d. (206/10/6; 21/10/0)


Mainpiece Title: How To Grow Rich

Afterpiece Title: THE WARD OF THE CASTLE

Song: In afterpiece Chorusses by Linton, Tett, Sawyer, Little, Street, Kendrick//Miss Stuart, Mrs Watts, Mrs Follett, Mrs Castelle, Miss Kirton, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Paye, Miss Leserve, Mrs Bayzand, Mrs Blurton

Event Comment: Afterpiece [in place of THREE WEEKS AFTER MARRIAGE, advertised on playbill of 18 Nov.]: Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. [Occasional Address by Miles Peter Andrews (see 23 Mar. 1793).] THE SIEGE OF BERWICK [advertised on playbill of 18 Nov.] is unavoidably postponed till Thursday next on account of Mrs Pope's sudden Indisposition. Receipts: #233 2s. (216/19/6; 16/2/6)


Mainpiece Title: The Road To Ruin

Afterpiece Title: MOTHER SHIPTON TRIUMPHANT; or, Harlequin's Museum

Dance: In afterpiece The Burlesque Pas de Russe by Byrn and Miss Smith; Hornpipe by Holland

Song: In afterpiece God save the King by Gray, Linton, Street, Kendrick, Little, Miss Barnett, Miss Stuart, &c

Monologue: 1793 11 19 End of mainpiece An Occasional Address, in the character of Goldfinch, by Lewis

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; BALL. P 2]: Composed by Charles? Farley; Founded chiefly on a principal Episode ["The History of Don Raymond," Vol. I, chaps. III, IV] in the Romance of The Monk [by Matthew Gregory Lewis]. With entire new Music, Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. The Music by Reeve. The Scenery designed by Phillips, and executed by him, the assistance of Hollogan, Blackmore, Thorne, Byrn, &c. The Machinery by Cresswell and Sloper. The Dresses and Decorations by Dick, Goostree and Mrs Egan. Books of the Songs and Chorusses [T. N. Longman, 1797] to be had at the Theatre. Receipts: #377 17s. (364.3.6; 13.13.6)


Mainpiece Title: Wives As They Were, And Maids As They Are

Afterpiece Title: Raymond and Agnes; or, The Castle of Lindenbergh

Song: Afterpiece: Vocal Parts-Gray, Linton, Street, Mrs Henley, Mrs Castelle, Miss Leserve. [Not listed on playbill, but in Songs (see below).

Event Comment: Mainpiece: In Act I incidental to the Tragedy, a Grand Masquerade. [This was included in all subsequent performances.] Afterpiece: With the Fantoccini, as 30 Oct. ["In the late performance of this play at Covent Garden theatre, we perceive that this objection [i.e. Romeo and Juliet in III. v standing on the stage] is removed; the principal part of the scene is spoken from a balcony...The grand funeral dirge is introduced with magnificence and ostentation. A long procession of monks, friars, &c., accompanied with music, is made to passover the stage. But what end is all this farce and shew to answer?...We must rather laugh at so much pomp and expence bestowed on Juliet. If there is any distress stirring, the candle-snuffers and scene-shifters, who assist as chief mourners, have it all to themselves" (Monthly Mirror, Nov. 1797, p. 293). Receipts: #197 3s. 6d. (193.5.6; 3.18.0)


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Song: End IV: the Funeral Procession of Juliet to the Monument of the Capulets, and a Solemn Dirge-; Vocal Parts-Johnston, Incledon, Townsend, Linton, Blurton, Gray, Street, Abbot, Lee, Little, Sawyer, Tett, Mrs Mountain, Mrs Clendining, Miss Wheatley, Miss Sims, Mrs Henley, Mrs Watts, Mrs Follett, Miss Leserve, Mrs Castelle, Mrs Norton, Mrs Gilbert, Mrs Masters, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Blurton, Miss Walcup, Miss Gray, Miss Burnett, Mrs Martyr