SELECT * FROM london_stages WHERE MATCH('(@(authnameclean,perftitleclean,commentcclean,commentpclean) "Elizabeth Griffith"/1) | (@(roleclean,performerclean) "Elizabeth Griffith")') GROUP BY eventid ORDER BY weight() desc, eventdate asc OPTION field_weights=(perftitleclean=100, commentpclean=75, commentcclean=75, roleclean=100, performerclean=100, authnameclean=100), ranker=sph04

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We found 617 matches on Performance Comments, 529 matches on Author, 153 matches on Event Comments, 14 matches on Performance Title, and 0 matches on Roles/Actors.
Event Comment: [This New Comedy (by Mrs Elizabeth Griffith) seems not to have been performed this night, according to the author's Preface to her Edition of 1772. Shuter had been unattentive and absent from many rehearsals]: At length though late [in the season] a day was appointed for the representation, and on that morning Mr Shuter appeared at rehearsal, pretty much in the same state as before, and confessed himself incapable of performing his part, that night. Upon which the play was oblig'd to be further postponed, and handbills were sent about at noon, to advertise town of the disappointment....A further final day was afterwards determined on, but the audience being out of humour at their former disappointment, called Mr Shuter to account for it, on his first appearance; which threw him into such confusion, that he was not able to get the better of it, throughtout the whole performance...in the hurry of his spirits the actor not only forgot his part, the deficiency of which he endeavoured to supply with his own dialect, but also seemed to lose all idea of the character he was to perform; and made the Governor appear in a light which the author never intended: that of a mean, ridiculous buffoon. [Mrs Griffith concluded her preface by relating how her friends stood by the piece, but two or three in the gallery, when it was given out again objected and threw an apple at the chandeliers, which so perturbed the management that the play was withdrawn. She therefore published it by subscription, prefixing the names of about 440 subscribers, persons of the first quality, including James Boswell, Edmund Burke, Col. Burgoyne, the Duke of Devonshire, David Garrick, Mrs Montague, William Richardson, and a host of writers, players, and people of fashion. This list provides a pretty good roster of those who filled the boxes and part of the pit of both theatres at the time.] Paid Younger #2 2s. for the license for A Wife in the Right (Account Book). Receipts: #218 12s. (Account Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Wife In The Right

Cast
Role: Lord Seaton Actor: Smith
Role: Ramsay Actor: Bensley
Role: Governor Anderson Actor: Shuter
Role: Bull Actor: Quick
Role: Squeezem Actor: Kniveton
Role: Varnish Actor: Morris
Role: Nicholas Actor: Wignell
Role: Lady Seaton Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Mrs Frankly Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Miss Melville Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Mrs Markam Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Related Works
Related Work: A Wife in the Right Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: The Intriguing Chambermaid

Cast
Role: Drunken Col. Actor: Yates
Role: Goodall Actor: Dunstall
Role: Oldcastle Actor: Quick
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Helme
Role: Mrs Highman Actor: Mrs Ferguson
Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Green.
Event Comment: Comedy by Mrs Griffith, never before acted. [Not well received the first night, but clarified and improved the second Victor, History of the Theatres, III, 59. Prologue and Epilogue printed in Public Advertiser, 28 Jan.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Platonic Wife

Performance Comment: Parts by: Powell, Holland, Griffith, Lee, Havard, Moody, Parsons, Ackman, Mrs Clive, Miss Pope, Mrs Hopkins, Mrs Cross, Mrs Lee, Mrs Hippisley, Mrs Yates. With a Prologue and an Epilogue. Prologue-; Lord Frankland-Powell; Sir William Belville-Holland; Sir Harry Wilmot-Griffith; Mr Frankland-Lee; Ambrose-Havard; Patrick-Moody; Nicodemus Nicodemus-Parsons; Footman-Ackman; Lady Fanshaw-Mrs Clive; Emilia-Miss Pope; Clarinda-Mrs Hopkins; Frontage-Mrs Cross; Betty-Mrs Lee; Lucy-Mrs Hippisley; Lady Frankland-Mrs Yates; Epilogue-Mrs Clive (Genest, V, 65, suggests the character Fantange instead of Frontage), Published edn., 1765, lists the character Fontange.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Lord Frankland Actor: Powell
Role: Sir William Belville Actor: Holland
Role: Sir Harry Wilmot Actor: Griffith
Role: Mr Frankland Actor: Lee
Role: Ambrose Actor: Havard
Role: Patrick Actor: Moody
Role: Nicodemus Nicodemus Actor: Parsons
Role: Footman Actor: Ackman
Role: Lady Fanshaw Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Emilia Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Frontage Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Lady Frankland Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Clive
Related Works
Related Work: The Platonic Wife Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, by Elizabeth Griffith, based on Le Bourru Bienfaisant, by Carlo Goldoni. Author of Prologue unknown; Epilogue by Horace Walpole (Works, 1798, IV, 402-3)]: With new Dresses and Scenes. Receipts: #199 16s. (184.17.0: 14.11.6; 0.7.6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Times

Cast
Role: Sir William Woodley Actor: King
Role: Counsellor Belford Actor: Bensley
Role: Mr Woodley Actor: Brereton
Role: Mr Bromley Actor: Aickin
Role: Forward Actor: Baddeley
Role: Sir Harry Granger Actor: Lamash
Role: Waters Actor: Wrighten
Role: James Actor: Burton
Role: Colonel Mountfort Actor: Palmer
Role: Mrs Bromley Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Brereton
Role: Spitfire Actor: Miss Collett
Role: Mrs Williams Actor: Mrs Colles
Role: Mrs Henpeck Actor: Miss Kirby
Role: Lady Mary Woodley Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Prologue Actor: King
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Farren.
Related Works
Related Work: The Times Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: The Padlock

Cast
Role: Mungo Actor: Holcroft.
Role: Leander Actor: Vernon
Role: Don Diego Actor: Gaudry
Role: Ursula Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Leonora Actor: Miss Wright.
Event Comment: New Comedy Never Perform'd. [Attributed to Mrs Griffith. For Contemporary account see Gentleman's Magazine, January 1766, p 19.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Dance: III: The Village Romps, as17651019

Event Comment: Mainpiece: A Comedy by Mrs E. Griffith, acted for first time. New Scenes, Dresses, Decorations, etc. Neville MS Diary: While I stood at the Pit door of Drury Lane Playhouse, took occasion to say that now they (meaning the present venal House of Commons) had expelled Mr Wilkes they would proceed to do everything that is bad. For which one present (I suppose a friend of the Court) said they would proceed to send me to Newgate if it should come to their ears

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The School For Rakes

Cast
Role: Frampton Actor: Reddish
Role: Lord Eustace Actor: Cautherly
Role: Sir William Evans Actor: Holland
Role: Willis Actor: Dodd
Role: Loyd Actor: King
Role: Evans Actor: Palmer
Role: Robert Actor: Baddeley
Role: Mrs Winifred Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Prologue Actor: King
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Clive
Related Works
Related Work: The School for Rakes Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Cast
Role: Loverule Actor: Vernon
Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Jobson Actor: Love
Role: Nell Actor: Miss Pope.

Dance: I: The Wake, as17680929

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Platonic Wife

Cast
Role: Lord Frankland Actor: Powell
Role: Sir William Belville Actor: Holland
Role: Sir Harry Wilmot Actor: Griffith
Role: Mr Frankland Actor: Lee
Role: Ambrose Actor: Havard
Role: Patrick Actor: Moody
Role: Nicodemus Nicodemus Actor: Parsons
Role: Footman Actor: Ackman
Role: Lady Fanshaw Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Emilia Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Frontage Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Lady Frankland Actor: Mrs Yates
Related Works
Related Work: The Platonic Wife Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Platonic Wife

Cast
Role: Lord Frankland Actor: Powell
Role: Sir William Belville Actor: Holland
Role: Sir Harry Wilmot Actor: Griffith
Role: Mr Frankland Actor: Lee
Role: Ambrose Actor: Havard
Role: Patrick Actor: Moody
Role: Nicodemus Nicodemus Actor: Parsons
Role: Footman Actor: Ackman
Role: Lady Fanshaw Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Emilia Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Frontage Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Lady Frankland Actor: Mrs Yates
Related Works
Related Work: The Platonic Wife Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Dance: III: The Millers, as17650118; End: New Tambourine, as17640929

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Platonic Wife

Cast
Role: Lord Frankland Actor: Powell
Role: Sir William Belville Actor: Holland
Role: Sir Harry Wilmot Actor: Griffith
Role: Mr Frankland Actor: Lee
Role: Ambrose Actor: Havard
Role: Patrick Actor: Moody
Role: Nicodemus Nicodemus Actor: Parsons
Role: Footman Actor: Ackman
Role: Lady Fanshaw Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Emilia Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Frontage Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Lady Frankland Actor: Mrs Yates
Related Works
Related Work: The Platonic Wife Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: The Fairy Tale

Dance: II: A Comic Dance, as17641213; IV: New Tambourine, as17640929

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Platonic Wife

Cast
Role: Lord Frankland Actor: Powell
Role: Sir William Belville Actor: Holland
Role: Sir Harry Wilmot Actor: Griffith
Role: Mr Frankland Actor: Lee
Role: Ambrose Actor: Havard
Role: Patrick Actor: Moody
Role: Nicodemus Nicodemus Actor: Parsons
Role: Footman Actor: Ackman
Role: Lady Fanshaw Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Emilia Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Frontage Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Lady Frankland Actor: Mrs Yates
Related Works
Related Work: The Platonic Wife Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Cast
Role: Sharp Actor: Yates.
Role: Cook Actor: Clough
Role: Melissa Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Kitty Pry Actor: Mrs Bennett
Role: Gayless Actor: Ackman
Role: Guttle Actor: Philips.

Dance: II: A Comic Dance, as17641213; IV: The Medley, as17641120

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Platonic Wife

Cast
Role: Lord Frankland Actor: Powell
Role: Sir William Belville Actor: Holland
Role: Sir Harry Wilmot Actor: Griffith
Role: Mr Frankland Actor: Lee
Role: Ambrose Actor: Havard
Role: Patrick Actor: Moody
Role: Nicodemus Nicodemus Actor: Parsons
Role: Footman Actor: Ackman
Role: Lady Fanshaw Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Emilia Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Frontage Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Lady Frankland Actor: Mrs Yates
Related Works
Related Work: The Platonic Wife Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Dance: II: A Comic Dance, as17641213; IV: New Tambourine, as17640929

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Dance: TThe Village Romps, as17651019

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Dance: The Village Romps, as17660109

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: Catherine and Petruchio

Cast
Role: Petruchio Actor: Woodward
Role: Grumio Actor: Shuter
Role: Catherine Actor: Mrs Green.

Dance: TThe Village Romps, as17660109

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: The Upholsterer

Cast
Role: Watchman Actor: Weller.
Role: Barber Actor: Woodward
Role: Rovewell Actor: Davis
Role: Bellmour Actor: Perry
Role: Quidnunc Actor: Dunstall
Role: Pamphlet Actor: Shuter
Role: Feeble Actor: Murden
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Termagant Actor: Mrs Green.

Dance: The Village Romps, as17660109

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman in Paris

Cast
Role: Buck Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir John Buck Actor: Gibson
Role: Classic Actor: Anderson
Role: Subtle Actor: Costollo
Role: Mrs Subtle Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Marquis Actor: Holtom
Role: Dauphin Actor: Wignel
Role: Peroquet Actor: White
Role: Roger Actor: Weller
Role: Gamut Actor: Baker
Role: Kitteau Actor: Bennet
Role: Lucinda Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Minuet Actor: Fichar, Miss Macklin.

Dance: The Village Romps, as17660109

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Cast
Role: Citizen Actor: Woodward
Role: Old Philpot Actor: Shuter
Role: Sir Jasper Actor: Dunstall
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Dyer
Role: Beaufort Actor: Baker
Role: Corinna Actor: Miss Cokayne
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Mattocks

Dance: TThe Venetian Gardeners, as17650925

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Cast
Role: Sir John Loverule Actor: Mattocks
Role: Jobson Actor: Dunstall
Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Green.

Dance: TThe Venetian Gardeners, as17650925

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Cast
Role: Apprentice Actor: Woodward
Role: Wingate Actor: Dunstall
Role: Gargle Actor: Anderson
Role: Scotchman Actor: Bennet
Role: Irishman Actor: Barrington
Role: Catchpole Actor: Buck
Role: Simon Actor: Cushing
Role: Watchman Actor: Weller
Role: Porter Actor: Gardner
Role: President Actor: Perry
Role: Three members Actor: Holtom, Murden, Mas. Morgan
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Evans.

Dance: TThe Venetian Gardeners, as17650925

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Cast
Role: Flash Actor: Woodward
Role: Fribble Actor: Shuter
Role: Loveit Actor: Perry
Role: Pugg Actor: Dunstall
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Biddy Actor: Miss Vincent.

Dance: As17660125

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: Midas

Cast
Role: Midas Actor: Shuter
Role: Sileno Actor: Beard
Role: Damaetas Actor: Dibdin
Role: Jupiter Actor: Legg
Role: Pan Actor: Dunstall
Role: Apollo Actor: Mattocks
Role: Juno Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Nysa Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Daphne Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Mysis Actor: Mrs Poitier

Dance: TThe Venetian Gardeners, as17650925

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Mistake

Related Works
Related Work: The Double Mistake Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: Midas

Cast
Role: Midas Actor: Shuter
Role: Sileno Actor: Beard
Role: Damaetas Actor: Dibdin
Role: Jupiter Actor: Legg
Role: Pan Actor: Dunstall
Role: Apollo Actor: Mattocks
Role: Juno Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Nysa Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Daphne Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Mysis Actor: Mrs Poitier

Dance: IV: The Village Romps, as17651019

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The School For Rakes

Cast
Role: Frampton Actor: Reddish
Role: Lord Eustace Actor: Cautherly
Role: Sir William Evans Actor: Holland
Role: Willis Actor: Dodd
Role: Loyd Actor: King
Role: Evans Actor: Palmer
Role: Robert Actor: Baddeley
Role: Mrs Winifred Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Smith
Related Works
Related Work: The School for Rakes Author(s): Elizabeth Griffith

Afterpiece Title: Wit's Last Stake

Cast
Role: Saville Actor: J. Aickin.
Role: Item Actor: Wright.
Role: Martin Actor: King
Role: Boy Actor: Mas. Cape
Role: Myra Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Linger Actor: Parsons
Role: Lucetta Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Mrs Watchly Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Caveat Actor: Hartry

Dance: End Act I: The Wake, as17680929