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Event Comment: Benefit Devonshire Girl


Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple

Song: A New Song written by Mr Durfey, Set and-Mr Leveridge

Dance: Irish Dance-Claxton; five dances (two new)-Devonshire Girl

Event Comment: Benefit Devonshire Girl


Mainpiece Title: The Maid's Tragedy

Music: As17040203 A Sonata-Gasperini

Dance: A new Entry compos'd-Monsieur Cherrier and perform'd by him, six others; a new Dance-Mrs Mayers; And also several Dances-the Devonshire Girl, a young Gentlewoman who never appear'd on the Stage before

Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Downes (p. 25) states that it was acted eight days successively, but as Pepys does not indicate whether he saw its first performance, the sequence of playing it is not known. Pepys, Diary: We [Mrs Pepys and Pepys] took coach and to the Duke's playhouse, where we saw The Duchess of Malfy well performed, but Betterton and Ianthe [Mrs Saunderson] to admiration. Downes (p. 25): This Play was so exceeding Excellently Acted in all Parts; chiefly, Duke Ferdinand and Bosola: It fill'd the House 8 Days Successively, it proving one of the Best of Stock Tragedies


Mainpiece Title: The Duchess Of Malfy

Role: Duke Ferdinand Actor: Harris
Role: Bosola Actor: Betterton
Role: Antonio Actor: Smith
Role: Cardinal Actor: Young
Role: Dutchess of Malfey Actor: Mrs Betterton
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Delio Actor: Midburn?
Role: Castruchio Actor: Richards?
Role: Sylvio Actor: Cademan?
Role: Pescara Actor: Norris?
Role: Molateste Actor: Price?
Role: Cariolo Actor: Mrs Norris?.
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. It is not certain that this play was revived at this time, but Tom Essence, which was probably acted toward the end of August or in early September (it was licensed 4 Nov. 1676) contains a scene in "Malfey's Chamber," suggesting that a revival of The Duchess of Malfi had occurred not long before the production of Tom Essence. On the other hand, it should be noted that the cast in the edition of 1678 contains names which point to a much earlier production; for example, Cademan probably acted little after his injury in the summer of 1673 and Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 35) states that Cogan and Price died ca. 1673-74


Mainpiece Title: The Duchess Of Malfy

Role: Ferdinand Actor: Harris
Role: Cardinal Actor: Young
Role: Antonio Actor: Smith
Role: Delio Actor: Midburn
Role: Bosola Actor: Betterton
Role: Castruchio Actor: Richards
Role: Sylvio Actor: Cademan probably not acting now
Role: Pescara Actor: Norris
Role: Malateste Actor: Price
Role: Roderigo Actor: Cogun
Role: Grisolan Actor: Percival
Role: Dutchess of Malfey Actor: Mrs Betterton
Role: Cariola Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Old Lady Actor: Mrs Osborn
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Shadwell.
Event Comment: Under the Patronage of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of York. Benefit for Roselli. Tickets, 10s. 6d. each, to be had of Roselli, No. 6, King-street, St. James's-square


Mainpiece Title: La Bella Arsene

Role: Alcindoro Actor: Roselli
Role: Arturo Actor: Rovedino
Role: Carbonaro Actor: Morelli
Role: Arsene Actor: Mme Banti
Role: Eugenia Actor: Sga Pastorelli
Role: Alina Actor: Sga Colombati.

Dance: End I: Divertissement- [see17960308 End Opera: Les Trois Sultanes-Didelot, Onorati, Gentili, Mme Rose, Mlle Parisot, Mme Bossi, Mlle Berry, Mme Hilligsberg

Song: In Opera: a new trio by Mazzinghi-Mme Banti, Rovedino, Roselli; In I: an Air-Mme Banti which was erased on account of the length of the Opera; a new additional Air-Roselli

Music: End II: a concerto on the violin composed by Jarnowick,-Master Juliano (a child of only 8 years old, patronised by the Duchess of York.

Event Comment: Under the Patronage of their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales, Duke of York, Duke of Clarence, Duke of Cumberland, and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York [and] the Duchess of Devonshire and the Duchess of Gordon. Benefit for O'Keeffe, the Unfortunate Author of the following successful Dramatic Pieces: The Son in Law, Agreeable Surprise, Peeping Tom, Dead Alive, Young Quaker, Life's Vagaries, Castle of Andalusia, Czar, Tony Lumpkin in Town, Poor Soldier, Modern Antiques, Basket Maker, Wild Oats, Wicklow Mountains, French Grenadier [never acted], Positive Man, Love in a Camp, Tantara Rara Rogues all, Beggar on Horseback, Toy, London Hermit, Highland Reel, Blacksmith of Antwerp, Man Milliner, Irish Mimic, Little Hunchback, World in a Village, Fontainbleau, Magic Banner, Farmer, Doldrum, Sprigs of Laurel, Birth Day, Prisoner at Large, &c. &c. Tickets delivered for The Belle's Stratagem will be admitted. [O'Keeffe is referred to as being unfortunate because he was totally blind. In delivering his Poetical Composition, which is printed in Dramatic Censor, II, 265-67, the Monthly Mirror, June 1800, p. 367, reports that he was led on and off the stage by Lewis. It also notes that "Mrs Jordan...came from Drury-Lane, where she had performed the Child of Nature, to officiate at Covent-Garden as the handmaid of charity."] The Last Night of the Company's performing this season. Receipts: none listed


Mainpiece Title: The Lie Of The Day

Role: Aircourt Actor: Lewis
Role: Alibi Actor: Quick
Role: Metheglin Actor: Fawcett
Role: Larry Kavanagh Actor: Knight
Role: Sir Carrol O'Donnovan Actor: Waddy
Role: Young O'Donnovan Actor: Claremont
Role: Lady Arable Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Katty Kavanagh Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Fib Actor: Mrs Watts
Role: Sophia Actor: A Young Lady

Afterpiece Title: Three Weeks after Marriage

Role: Sir Charles Racket Actor: Lewis
Role: Woodly Actor: Claremont
Role: Lovelace Actor: Farley
Role: Drugget Actor: Quick
Role: Dimity Actor: Mrs Litchfield
Role: Mrs Drugget Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Nancy Actor: Miss Sims
Role: Lady Racket Actor: Mrs Jordan

Afterpiece Title: Paul and Virginia

Role: unassigned Actor: _Atkins, _Abbot.
Role: Paul Actor: Incledon
Role: Alambra Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Tropic Actor: Townsend
Role: Don Antonio Actor: Hill
Role: Diego Actor: Emery
Role: Sebastian Actor: Claremont
Role: Dominique Actor: Munden
Role: Jacintha Actor: Mrs Atkins
Role: Mary Actor: Miss Sims
Role: Virginia Actor: Mrs H. Johnston
Role: Friars and Muleteers Actor: _Gardner
Role: Choral Boys Actor: Master _Ramage.
Role: Claire Actor: Miss? _Bologna, Mrs _Blurton.
Role: added to Domestics Actor:
Role: Count of Lindenbergh Actor: Howell
Role: Annette Actor: Miss Burnett.
Role: Don Raymond Actor: Farley
Role: Robert and Jaques Actor: Bologna Jun., Blurton
Role: Baptist Actor: Delpini
Role: Claud Actor: King
Role: Don Felix Actor: Hawtin
Role: Theodore Actor: Simmons
Role: Antonio Actor: Miss Sims
Role: Father Ansellum Actor: Whitmore
Role: Master of Hotel Actor: Atkins
Role: Old Steward Actor: Wilde
Role: Domestics Actor: Platt, L. Bologna, Lewiss, Webb, Abbot, Goostree, Howell, Vials, Letteney
Role: Maugerette Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: mother of Agnes Actor: Mrs Watts
Role: Step Actor:
Role: Countess of Lindenbergh Actor: Mrs Follett
Role: Agnes Actor: Mrs Parker

Song: In Course Evening: The Storm-Incledon

Entertainment: Monologue End II: personal address to the Audience in a Poetical Composition-O'Keeffe (written by Himself for the Occasion); End: Imitations-Rees

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time at a public theatre; C 3, by Elizabeth Craven, Baroness Craven, afterwards Margravine of Anspach, 1st acted privately at the Town-Hall, Newbury, 6 Apr. 1780. Text (G. Riley, 1781) assigns no parts. Prologue by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Epilogue by Joseph Jekyll (see text)]: With new Dresses, &c. "The Prologue [the first 30 lines and the concluding couplet of which were used by Sheridan as the Prologue to Pizarro (see dl, 24 May 1799)] was so much admired that at the request of the Duchess of Devonshire and several other of the nobility it was respoken after the piece; but as King was absent from the theatre, it was delivered by Palmer" (Town and Country Magazine, May 1780, p. 23 ). "The chief singularity was that [Lady Craven] went to it herself the second night, in form; sat in the middle of the front row of the stage-box, much dressed, with a profusion of white bugles and plumes, to receive the public homage due to her sex and loveliness. The Duchess of Richmond, Lady Harcourt,...Mrs Damer, Lord Craven,...and I were with her. It was amazing to see so young a woman entirely possess herself-but there is such an integrity and frankness in her consciousness of her own beauty and talents, that she speaks of them with a naivete as if she had no property in them, but only wore them as gifts of the gods. Lord Craven on the contrary was quite agitated by his fondness for her and with impatience at the bad performance of the actors, which was wretched indeed, yet the address of the plot, which is the chief merit of the piece, and some lively pencilling carried it off very well, though Parsons murdered the Scotch lord, and Mrs Robinson (who is supposed to be the favourite of the Prince of Wales) thought on nothing but her own charms, or him. There is a very good though endless prologue written by Sheridan and spoken in perfection by King, which was encored (an entire novelty) the first night: and an epilogue that I liked still better and which was full as well delivered by Mrs Abington, written by Mr. Jekyl. The audience, though very civil, missed a fair opportunity of being gallant, for in one of those ----logues, I forget which, the noble authoress was mentioned, and they did not applaud as they ought to have done, especially when she condescended to avow her pretty child and was there looking so very pretty...Yet Lady Craven's tranquillity had nothing displeasing;...and it was tempered by her infinite good nature, which made her make excuses for the actors instead of being provoked at them" (Walpole [28 May 1780], XI, 178-80). Public Advertiser, 14 July 1781: This Day at Noon will be published The Miniature Picture (price not listed). Receipts: #144 9s. (94.9; 48.3; 1.17)


Mainpiece Title: The Winter's Tale

Role: Hermione Actor: Miss Farren
Role: Leontes Actor: Smith
Role: Polixenes Actor: Bensley
Role: Florizel Actor: Brereton
Role: Camillo Actor: Aickin
Role: Old Shepherd Actor: Packer
Role: Autolicus Actor: Vernon
Role: Cleomines Actor: Hurst
Role: Gentleman Actor: Williams
Role: Clown Actor: Yates
Role: Perdita Actor: Mrs Robinson
Role: Paulina Actor: Mrs Hopkins

Afterpiece Title: The Miniature Picture

Role: Mr Belvil Actor: Palmer
Role: Lord Macgrinnon Actor: Parsons
Role: Mr Camply Actor: Brereton
Role: John Actor: Wrighten
Role: Susan Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Miss Loveless Actor: Miss Farren
Role: Mrs Arabella Loveless Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Eliza Camply Actor: Mrs Robinson
Role: Prologue Actor: King
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Abington.

Dance: II: New Dance, as17791126; End II afterpiece: The Coopers, as17800224


Mainpiece Title: Cambro-britons

Afterpiece Title: The Shipwreck

Role: Selwyn Actor: D'Arcy
Role: Harry Hawser Actor: Wathen
Role: Michael Goto Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Stave Actor: Suett
Role: Dick Actor: Mrs Edward
Role: Angelica Goto Actor: Miss Griffiths
Role: Fanny Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Sally Shamrock Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: There stood Jonas Actor:
Role: Marguerite sic] Actor: Mrs Bland.

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

Performance Comment: 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: Mainpiece [1st time; T 5, by Joanna Baillie. "Adapted to the stage by J. P. Kemble" (note in his hand on Kemble playbill), Text in the author's A Series of Plays (T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1798). Prologue by the Hon. Francis North; Epilogue by Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (Larpent MS 1287)]: The Scenery, Musick, Dresses, and Decorations entirely new. The Musick of the Third Act composed by Shaw [and sung by Sedgwick (Dramatic Censor, II, 162)] and of the Second and Fourth Acts by Kelly. The Scenes designed by Greenwood? Jun and Capon, and executed by them, Banks, &c. The Dresses and Decorations designed by Johnston, and executed under his direction by Gay and Underwood. The Female Dresses designed and executed by Miss Rein. Receipts: #308 12s. 6d. (264.3.0; 43.15.6; 0.14.0)


Mainpiece Title: De Montfort

Role: De Montfort Actor: Kemble
Role: Rezenvelt Actor: Talbot
Role: Count Freberg Actor: Barrymore
Role: Jerome Actor: Dowton
Role: Manuel Actor: Powell
Role: Grimbald Actor: Caulfield
Role: Jane De Montfort Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Countess Freberg Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Abbess Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Nuns Actor: Miss DeCamp, Miss Stephens
Role: Maid Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: unassigned Actor: Cory, Packer, Holland, Archer, Maddocks, Clarke, Sparks, Trueman, Surmont, Fisher, Chippendale, Ryder
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Siddons.

Afterpiece Title: The Purse

Role: Will Steady Actor: Wathen
Role: Sally Actor: Miss Leak.

Song: Mainpiece: Vocal Parts-Sedgwick, Dignum, Danby, Wentworth, Maddocks, Evans, Cook, Danby Jun., Tett, Caulfield Jun., Sawyer, Aylmer, Willoughby, Bardoleau, Clark, Mead, Elliot, Ms Stephens, Ms Leak, Ms Arne, Ms Menage, Ms B. Menage, Ms Wentworth, Ms Roffey, Ms Jacobs, Ms Saunders, Ms Maddocks, Ms Bristow, Ms Butler, Ms Gawdry


Mainpiece Title: Love's Last Shift

Music: As17031222

Dance: Devonshire Girl, Claxton, others; Night Scene between Scaramouch Harlequin and Punchanello-

Song: As17031227

Event Comment: [Mrs Siddons's 1st appearance as the Duchess of Braganza was at Bath, 8 Feb. 1780.] Receipts: #239 10s. (216/12/0; 22/0/6; 0/17/6)


Mainpiece Title: Braganza

Performance Comment: Valasquez-Smith; Ribiro-Palmer; Almada-Aickin; Mendoza-Barrymore; Lemos-Chaplin; Corea-Fawcctt; Antonio-Wrighten; Pizarro-R. Palmer; Ramirez-Packer; Duke of Braganza-Kemble; Duchess of Braganza-Mrs Siddons (1st appearance in that character [in London]) .in London]) .
Role: Valasquez Actor: Smith
Role: Ribiro Actor: Palmer
Role: Almada Actor: Aickin
Role: Mendoza Actor: Barrymore
Role: Lemos Actor: Chaplin
Role: Corea Actor: Fawcctt
Role: Antonio Actor: Wrighten
Role: Pizarro Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Ramirez Actor: Packer
Role: Duke of Braganza Actor: Kemble
Role: Duchess of Braganza Actor: Mrs Siddons

Afterpiece Title: The Flitch of Bacon

Role: Captain Wilson Actor: Bannister
Role: Captain Greville Actor: Dignum
Role: Tipple Actor: Suett
Role: Justice Benbow Actor: Packer
Role: Kilderkin Actor: Chaplin
Role: Ned Actor: Phillimore
Role: Putty Actor: Alfred
Role: Major Benbow Actor: Parsons
Role: Eliza Actor: Mrs Crouch


Song: Let the dreadful Engines-Leveridge; Since the Times are so Bad-Leveridge, Mrs Lindsey; Sing Sing All Ye Muses-Laroone, Hughs; A Scotch Song-Leveridge

Dance: Between every Act: Genteel Round-a Devonshire Girl never seen on the Stage before, to the Harp alone; an Irish Humour, The Whip of Dunboyne-Devonshire Girl, her Master; another genteel dance-Devonshire Girl; a Highland Lilt-Devonshire Girl, her Master; A Country Farmer's Daughter-Devonshire Girl all in Natural Habits


Mainpiece Title: The Cheats Of Scapin

Afterpiece Title: The Comical Rivals; or, The School Boy

Music: As17030423

Dance: The Devonshire Girl, being now upon her Return to the City of Exeter, will perform three several Dances, particularly her last New Entry in Imitation of Mademoiselle Subligni, Whip of Dunboyn by Mr Claxton, her Master-The Devonshire Girl; ...And at the desire of several Persons of Quality (hearing that Mr Pinkeman hath hired the two famous French Girls lately arriv'd from the Emperor's Court), They will perform several Dances on the Rope upon the Stage, being improv'd to that Degree, far exceeding all others in that Art.-two famous French Girls; Newest Humours of Harlequin , as perform'd by him before the Grand Signior at Constantinople-father of two famous French Girls; Also the Famous Mr Evans, lately arriv'd from Vienna, will shew you Wonders of another kind, Vaulting on the Manag'd Horse, being the greatest Master of that kind in the World-Mr Evans


Mainpiece Title: The Miser

Song: A gentleman, his first on the stage

Dance: Harlequin Man and Woman-Laforest, Devonshire Girl; Quaker's Dance, Country Farmer's Daughter-Devonshire Girl


Mainpiece Title: Tunbridge Walks

Music: A piece of Instrumental Musick- to be perform'd on the Stage

Song: Mr Laroon, Mrs Hughs; particularly a Two/part Song-Mr Laroon, Mrs Hughs compos'd by the late Mr Henry Purcell

Song: Country Farmer's Daughter, Highland Lilt-the Devonshire Girl; The Whip of Dunbyn-Claxton; a new Entry-Mrs Campion, others; A Scotch Dance-Mrs Bicknell; a new Scaramouch Man and Scaramouch Woman-Laferry, Mrs Lucas


Mainpiece Title: The Old Mode And The New

Song: Leveridge

Music: Several Entertainments on the Violin-Gasperini

Dance: The Devonshire Girl-; particularly a Quaker's Dance-


Mainpiece Title: The Emperor Of The Moon

Music: Sonatas-Gasperini; A New Entertainment-the whole Band; in which some extraordinary Parts upon the Flute Violin and Hautboy-Paisible, Banister, Latour

Song: Leveridge

Dance: DuRuel, Mrs Campion; with a new dance-the Devonshire Girl in imitation of Mlle Subligne


Mainpiece Title: The True And Ancient History Of King Lear

Dance: The Devonshire Girl, Mr Claxton, her Master


Mainpiece Title: The Rover; Or, The Banish'd Cavaliers

Dance: Comic dances-the Devonshire Girl, Mrs Bicknell


Mainpiece Title: The Fatal Marriage; Or, The Innocent Adultery

Song: Henry Purcell's Bess of Bedlam, a Mad Song,-Shaw

Dance: The Devonshire Girl, Mrs Bicknell, Laferry


Mainpiece Title: Tunbridge Walks

Song: As17031023

Dance: Mrs Bicknell, the Devonshire Girl


Mainpiece Title: Love's Last Shift; Or, The Fool In Fashion

Song: As17031023

Dance: Mrs Bicknell, Mrs Lucas, the Devonshire Girl


Mainpiece Title: The Funeral; Or, Grief A La Mode

Song: As17031023

Dance: Comic Dances-Laferry, Mrs Bicknell, Mrs Lucas, Devonshire Girl


Mainpiece Title: Don John; Or, The Libertine Destroy'd

Dance: Comic dances-Essex, Mrs Bicknell, Mrs Lucas, Devonshire Girl


Mainpiece Title: The Rover

Music: Italian sonatas on the violin-Gasperini

Dance: Dancing in imitation of Mlle de Subligny-Devonshire Girl