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Event Comment: Benefit for Havard. [See Theatrical Review; or, Annals of the Drama, 1 May 1763 for a critique on the afterpiece (pp. 196-99).


Mainpiece Title: Cymbeline

Role: Belarius Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Performance Comment: Principals by: Havard, Packer, Lee, Mrs Davies, Miss Haughton, Mrs Hopkins, Miss Pope. Thoughtless-Havard; Sensible-Packer; Lord Loveall-Lee; Lady Candid-Mrs Hopkins; Mrs Thoughtless-Mrs Davies; Pompone-Miss Pope; Miss Thoughtless-Miss Haughton; farce attributed to Havard, not printed (London Magazine, April 1763). farce attributed to Havard, not printed (London Magazine, April 1763).
Role: Thoughtless Actor: Havard
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Related Work: The Elopement Author(s): William Havard
Event Comment: A New Comedy Written by Mrs Sheridan. This play was well Acted, but the subject seem'd to displease. The three first Acts pass'd off tolerably; in 4 Act they begun to hiss, & continued it to the End of the play. When Mr Havard went forward & Address'd the Audience &c. as follows Ladies & Gentn as Some passages in the play had given offence, they should be omitted the Next Night. Much hissing, & many Cry'd out No more! no more &c. (Hopkins). Much Hiss'd (Cross Diary). A new Comedy (The Dupe) wrote by Mrs Sheridan.--This play was very well acted,--but the subject much displeased.--in 4th act much hissing, and so on to the end. When Mr Havard told the audience as some passages in the play had given offence, they should be omitted the next night, much hissing and many cried out, "No more, No more." (Hopkins Diary-MacMillan). Receipts: #167 18s. (MacMillan)


Mainpiece Title: The Dupe

Performance Comment: Characters-Yates, Havard, King, Packer, Watkins, Strange, Mrs Clive, Mrs Palmer, Mrs Lee, Mrs Pritchard Sir John Woodall-Yates; Sharply-King; Friendly-Havard; Wellford-Packer; Mrs Etherdown-Mrs Pritchard; Mrs Friendly-Mrs Clive; Emily-Mrs Palmer; Rose-Mrs Lee; Servants-Watkins, Strange; Prologue-Havard; Epilogue-Mrs Clive (Genest, V, 41).

Dance: III: The Irish Lilt, as17630922

Event Comment: Never before acted [by William Havard, who inserted a long advertisement in the Daily Post with quotations from Roman history and the comment: thus much I think is necessary to be known by everybody who designs to see the play.] Last night the Tragedy of Regulus was perform' a numerous and polite Audience, and met with great Applause.-London Daily Post and General Advertiser, 22 Feb


Mainpiece Title: Regulus

Performance Comment: Corvus-Delane; Decius-Havard; Metullus-Mills; Mutius-Bridges; Manlius-Berry; Quintus-Blakes; First Cartheginian Ambassador-Turbutt; 2nd Ambassador-Usher; Attilus Regulus-Taswell; Scaurus-Green; Emilius-Woodburn; Mantia-Mrs Giffard; Clelia-Miss Budgell; Regulus-Garrick; Prologue-Havard; Epilogue (by Garrick)-Miss Woffington. [From 1st edition, but listed in order of actors given in London Daily Post and General Advertiser.]From 1st edition, but listed in order of actors given in London Daily Post and General Advertiser.]
Role: Decius Actor: Havard
Role: Prologue Actor: Havard
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Related Work: Regulus Author(s): William Havard
Event Comment: Benefit for Havard and Mrs Havard. Tickets and places of Hobson at the stage door. Being the last time but one of Acting till the Holidays. [The following financial analysis appears in the page reproduced from the Clay MS, in the Oct. 1926 issue of the Connoisseur, p. 93.] @Cash #101 17s.@Tickets #61 6s.@#163 3s.@Stage #15 17s.@#3 1s. 6d.@#18 18s. 6d.@ Receipts: #170 (Cross); house charges, #63 (Powel)


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan

Performance Comment: As17480120, but Polydore-Havard.
Role: Polydore Actor: Havard.

Afterpiece Title: A Will and No Will

Dance: Cooke, Anne Auretti

Event Comment: Benefit for Mr Havard (Cross). Last time of performing the Mainpiece this season. Tickets of Havard at his house in Broad Court, Bow St., Covent Garden, and at the Bedford Coffee House and the Stage Door. [The Public Advertiser lists Old Knowell this night as Berry.] Receipts: #190 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Every Man In His Humour

Performance Comment: As17550317 but Old Knowell-Havard; Mrs Kitely-Mrs Davies.
Role: Old Knowell Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman in Paris

Dance: III: New Comic Dance-Three Sabatinis, as17550203

Song: B$Beard particularly at the End: Rule Britannia, as17550402 Britons Strike Home in character and accompanied with a Chorus, as17550402 Concluding with: a Hornpipe-Mathews

Event Comment: Benefit for Havard. Tickets to be had of Havard in Broad Court, Bow Street; at Tom's Coffee House in Russel St.; at the Bedford, Covent Garden, and at the Stage door of the Theatre. Receipts: #180 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Performance Comment: As17561007, but Aimwell-Havard.
Role: Aimwell Actor: Havard.

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Entertainment: I: The Ode in Commemoration of Shakespeare, written by Havard, set to music by Dr Boyce.-Beard, Champnes

Dance: II: A Dance-Mrs Vernon; IV: A Minuet by Desire-Miss Macklin

Event Comment: Benefit for Powell. Ladies send Servants by 3 o'clock (playbill). Othello (for first time) Mr Powell. This Night there was the greatest over flow ever known. the Crowd was so great it prevented the Ladies from coming into the Boxes till near Seven o clock at half past Six begun the play. As the Ladies were not come into the Boxes, being prevented by passage being Stopt up by the Crowd the Gentlemen Cry'd out. off off &c. Mr King & Mr Havard remaind on the Stage some time but the Noise increasing. Mr King address'd the Audience & told them it would be equally agreeable to the performers to stay half an hour longer, upon which there was a great Clap & the Curtain was drop'd & a quarter before Seven begun the play again. N.B. The Farce was hiss'd all thro'(Hopkins). This night one of the greatest overflows that ever was known. The crowd was so great it preventdd the ladies from coming to their places in the boxes till near seven o'clock-At half past six the play began, and in the first scene they cried Off, off.' Mr King and Mr Havard remained on the Stage some time; but the noise increasing, Mr King went forward and said, It would be equally agreeable to the performers to stay half an hour longer, before they began-upon which there was a great clap, and the curtain was dropped; and in about a Quarter of an hour began the play again (Hopkins Diary-MacMillan). Receipts: #268 11s. (MacMillan). charges. #64 9s. [Profit to Powell: #204 2s.


Mainpiece Title: Othello

Performance Comment: Othello-Powell (first time); Iago-Havard; Cassio-Palmer; Roderigo-King (first time); Desdemona-Mrs Yates (first time); Emelia-Mrs Hopkins; Ludovico-Packer; Montano-Mozeen; Gratiano-Parsons; Messenger-Ackman; Brabantio-Burton; Duke-Bransby.
Role: Iago Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Dance: The Irish Lilt, as17630922

Event Comment: Benefit for Havard. Fairy Tale deferr'd, Miss Wright ill. This morning Mr Obrien was married to Lady Susan Strangeways. Mr Powell made an Apology & Mr King play'd his part in the Farce. N.B. This Night Mrs Yates sent me word She could play no more this Season (Hopkins). Mr Obrien married, cou'd not come. Mr King play'd his Part Mr I. Palmer King's (Cross Diary). Mr O'Brien being married this morning to Lady Susan Strangeways [sic] after the Play Mr Powell made apology that Mr O'Brien had sent word he was not able to do his part [Lovel], and that Mr King had undertaken it at every short warning, and hoped for their indulgence.-Mr J. Palmer did Mr King's part [Sir Harry's Servant]. This Night Mrs Yates gave notice she could play no more this season (Hopkins Diary-MacMillan). Receipts: #214 2s. (MacMillan); charges: #64 4s. [Profit to Havard: #149 18s.


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan

Performance Comment: As17640214, but Acasto-Havard.
Role: Acasto Actor: Havard.

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

Dance: End: The Irish Lilt, as17630922

Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. Afterpiece: By Desire. Benefit for Holland. Part of Pit laid into Boxes. House Charges #67 1s. 6d. [Profit to Holland #201 8s. 6d.] Tragedy (never performed) written in the manner of Shakespeare [by Joseph Reed]. Rec'd stopages 16s. 6d. Paid salary list #294 2s. 8d.; Chorus singers 1 night #2 5s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #268 10s. (Treasurer's Book). To see Dido, a Tragedy in Shakespere's style, performed for the first time, with Daphne and Amintor. This piece is the production of a Ropemaker of Chadwick, and being refused by the managers, was given to Holland to be played for his benefit. It went off with considerable applause and is by desire to be performed again. Powel and Yates were good in Aeneas and Dido. Holland played Narbel, Havard Bilias, and Bensley Anchises. We had a prologue spoken by King and an Epilogue spoken by Mrs Abington. Before the play began, by the light of my wax taper read No. 1564 of the London Chronicle, in which was Night' a pretty good ode (Neville MS Diary)


Mainpiece Title: Dido

Performance Comment: Parts-Holland, Powell, Havard, Bensley, Bransby, Strange, A Young Gentlewoman, Mrs Lee, Mrs Yates, Packer, Aickin, Fawcett; Prologue-King; Epilogue-Mrs Abington Aeneas-Powell; Cephales-Bensley; Gyas-Bransby; Sagertus-Fox; Norbal-Holland; Bilius-Havard; Adoam-Strange; Dido-Mrs Yates; Anna-Mrs Lee; Barce-Miss Simson (Winston MS 9, from Burney's News Cuttings).

Afterpiece Title: Daphne and Amintor

Event Comment: Benefit Havard and Boucher, Prompter. Daily Advertiser, 2 June: We hear Mr Odel, Master.., Goodman's-Fields, intends to decline to concern himself any longer with the Management of that Theatre


Mainpiece Title: The Tempest

Performance Comment: Duke-Smith; Ferdinand-Bardin; Prospero-Havard; Antonio-Worsley; Gonzalo-Machen; Hippolito-Mrs Thomas; Stephano-Rosco; Mustacho-R. Williams; Ventoso-Collet; Trincalo-Morgan; Ariel-Master Woodward; Miranda-Mrs Palmer; Dorinda-Mrs Morgan; Caliban-W. Giffard; Sycorax-Collet; Waterman's Dance-Sandham, Rosco, R. Williams, Pearce, Bowcher; Neptune-a Gentleman; Amphitrite-Mrs Palmer.
Role: Prospero Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The Biter Bit; or, The Humours of Harlequin and Scaramouch

Afterpiece Title: The Throwsters Opera

Event Comment: Benefit Havard. For the Entertainment of the Foreign Ministers and several other Persons of Quality


Mainpiece Title: The Double Gallant

Performance Comment: Lady Dainty-Mrs Giffard;Atall-Giffard; Sir Solomon-Norris; Clerimont-Rosco; Careless-Havard; Strut-Bardin; Clarinda-Mrs Morgan; Sylvia-Mrs Haughton; Finder-Bullock; Old Wilful-Miller; Lady Sadlife-Mrs Roberts; Wishwell-Mrs Palmer; Situp-Mrs Norris; A New Prologue on the Occasion-.
Role: Careless Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The Sailor's Wedding; or, The Humours of Wapping

Music: II: Trumpet Concerto-Burk Thumouth; IV: Solo on German Flute-Thumouth

Song: IV: Favourite Cantata of Mr Hayden's-Excel

Dance: III: Tambourine-Miss Wherrit

Event Comment: Benefit Norris and Havard. Tickets for Touchbury and Mrs M. Giffard taken also


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Performance Comment: Bevil Jr-Johnson; Myrtle-Havard; Cimberton-Norris; Sealand-Rosco; Indiana-Mrs Giffard; Sir John-W. Giffard; Humphrey-Lyon; Daniel-Woodward; Phillis-Mrs Roberts; Mrs Sealand-Mrs Wetherilt; Isabella-Mrs Haughton; Lucinda-Miss Hughes; Tom-Giffard .
Role: Myrtle Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The Lover His Own Rival



Event Comment: In Imitation of Shakespear [By William Havard]. The Characters Dress'd After the Manner of the Time


Mainpiece Title: King Charles The First; An Historical Play

Performance Comment: Edition of 1737 lists: King Charles-Giffard; Duke of York-Master Giffard; Duke of Gloucester-Master W. Hamilton; Bishop Juxon-Havard; Duke of Richmond-Bardin; Marquis of Lindsey-Richardson; Oliver Cromwell-Wright; Fairfax-Johnson; Bardshaw-Rosco; Ireton-W. Giffard; Colonel Tomlinson-Hamilton; Queen-Mrs Giffard; Princess Elizabeth-Miss Norris; Lady Fairfax-Mrs Roberts; Prologue-Giffard; Epilogue-Mrs Giffard.
Role: Bishop Juxon Actor: Havard
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Related Work: An Historical Play Author(s): William Havard
Event Comment: Benefit Havard, the Author. Mainpiece: Written in Imitation of Shakespear


Mainpiece Title: An Historical Play [king Charles I]

Performance Comment: Fairfax-Havard; King-Giffard; Oliver Cromwell-Wright; Bishop Juxon-Ridout; Richmond-Woodward; Marquis of Lindsey-Green; Bradshaw-Marten; Ireton-Taswell; Tomlinson-Leigh; Duke of York-Miss Thynne; Gloster-Miss Edwards; Queen-Mrs Giffard; Lady Fairfax-Mrs Roberts; Princess Elizabeth-Miss Cole.
Role: Fairfax Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmask'd

Dance: II: Le Tambourine-Mlle Chateauneuf; III: Muilment; IV: Pierots-Lalauze, Livier; D: Muilment

Song: I: The Noon Tide Air (Comus)-Miss Edwards

Event Comment: Benefit Shepard, Havard, Winstone


Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

Afterpiece Title: The King and the Miller of Mansfield

Performance Comment: See17410224, but King-Winstone; Miller-Shepard; Dick-Havard; Joe-Raftor; Peggy-Mrs Wright.
Role: Dick Actor: Havard

Dance: II: Grand Ballet-Maltere, Mlle Maltere; V: La Tambourin Matelote-Maltere, Mlle Maltere

Song: III: Blow Blow-Lowe

Event Comment: Benefit of Havard, Arthur, and Ridout. Tickets deliver'd by the two Miss Scotts will be taken, Receipts: #70


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Performance Comment: As17420315 but Hamlet-Havard; Polonius-Arthur; Horatio-Cross; Player King-Taswell.
Role: Hamlet Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The King and Miller of Mansfield

Song: IV: Bumper Squire Jones-Beard

Dance: I: a New Scots Dance-Miss Scott; II: a New Comic Dance-Froment, Miss Scott; III: Running Footman's Dance, as17420428

Event Comment: Benefit Havard. Tickets to be had at Mr Hobson's (Stage Door-Keeper); at the King's Arms in Russel Street; at Gregg's Coffee House in York Street; and at the Bedford Coffee-House, Covent Garden. Tickets delivered out by Winstone and Leigh will be taken this day


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Penitent

Performance Comment: As17430324, but Horatio-Havard; Sciolto-Winstone.
Role: Horatio Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Song: As17430413

Music: As17430416

Event Comment: Benefit Stevens, Waters, Brook, Hussey. As we could not have our Benefit on Saturday Last, the Company are so kind to pay for us at us at the Theatre Royal in Lincoln's Inn Fields; we humbly hope that our friends will excuse the Disappointment (it not being in our power to avoid it) and favour us on Friday, 3 June, when tickets deliver'd out for the 28th of May for Drury-Lane will be taken this night at Lincolns Inn Fields..-London Daily Post and General Advertiser. This was not acted at dl. Fleetwood refused and they acted at lif, Friday 3 June. Yates, Taswell, Mrs Macklin, Mrs Pritchard, Mrs Hale of cg and Havard Played. N.B. there was an execution on dl at the time.-Winston MS. from Dyer MS


Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Performance Comment: Marplot-Macklin; Sir George-Mills; Sir Francis-Taswell; Sir Jealous-Turbutt; Charles-Havard; Butler-Wright; Isabinda-Mrs Ridout; Scentwell-Mrs Horsington; Whisper-Woodburn; Patch-Mrs Macklin; Miranda-Mrs Clive.
Role: Charles Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Song: Beard, Lowe

Event Comment: By particular Desire. Mainpiece written by Shakespear. Benefit Havard and Berry. Not acted in six years [see 12 April 1738]


Mainpiece Title: Measure For Measure

Performance Comment: Duke-Berry; Lucio-Macklin; Clown-Barrington; Isabella-Mrs Woffington; Angelo-Havard; Escalus-Winstone; Claudio-Mills; Father Peter-Bridges; Father Thomas-Simpson; Provost-Blakes; Abhorson-Collins; Elbow-I. Sparks; Barnardine-Ray; Mariana-Mrs Bennet; Juliet-Miss Pitt; Midnight-Mrs Bridges; Nun-Miss Cole.
Role: Angelo Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The Double Disappointment

Song: III: Lowe; IV: Scotch Dialogue, as17460310

Dance: II: Muilment; V: Italian Peasants, as17460206

Event Comment: Not acted in 30 years. Principal Characters new Dress'd. Written by Otway (General Advertiser). Mr Woodward did ye part of Malagene in which he took off Mr Foote & would have many of ye Actors but the Audience grew so outragious, that he was forc'd to desist ye 4th & 5th Acts were much hooted, Mr Havard in a part where he says Whir was severely treated, nor could he ever appear after in ye play, but the whole Audience echoed that Word--it was given out again, wch so enrag'd the Audience yt they call'd loudly for Garrick, but as he was not this Night at the House, they pull'd up the Benches, tore down ye King's Arms, & wou'd have done much more mischief had not Mr Lacy qone into the Pit, & talk'd to 'em, what they resented was giving out a piece again after they had damn'd it--the Gallery resented ye Guards being sent in--Mr Lacy was oblig'd to go upon the Stage after & tell 'em I had given out the play again, as ne'er a Manager was present to give other Directions--In his Argument Mr Lacy call'd a Witness in ye pit, saying that Gent: next to ye painter knows I was in ye pit when ye Guards went into the Gallery, so I cou'd not send 'em this painter after ye rout came behind the scenes & was angry for being call'd painter (his name was Hudson) but at length he as well as ye rest was pacified--and we gave out Provok'd Husband (Cross). [See Foote's retaliation in Daily Advertiser, 26 Jan.] Paid Capt. Turber 1!2 year's rent #11 3s. 4d. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #140 (Cross); #137 12s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Friendship In Fashion (reviv'd)

Performance Comment: Goodville-Havard; Malagene-Woodward; Sir Noble Clumsey-Winstone; Truman-Palmer; Valentine-Usher; Caper-Shuter; Saunter-King; Mrs Goodville-Mrs Pritchard; Lady Squeamish-Mrs Clive; Victoria-Mrs Bennett; Camilla-Mrs Willoughby; Lettice-Miss Pitt; Page-Master Cross; Bridge-Mrs Simpson; Harry-Marr.
Role: Goodville Actor: Havard
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Horton, an old Actress, & ye Sub: Treasurer (Cross). Positively the last time of Mr Garrick's performing the character of Fribble this season. Tickets deliver'd out for the Fatal Marriage will be taken. Tickets to be had of Mrs Horton at Mr Havard's in Broad Court, Bow-Street, Covent Garden; and of the Sub-treasurer at Mrs Quaker's in Broad St., Soho, and at the Stage Door (playbill). On Monday next The Recruiting Officer with several entertainments for the Benefit of Mr George Burton, Mr Harvey and Mrs Addison. Receipts: #175 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Earl Of Essex; Or, The Unhappy Favorite

Performance Comment: Essex-Ross; Queen Elizabeth-Mrs Horton, her first appearance on the stage in 2 years; Rutland-Miss Bellamy; Southampton-Berry; Burleigh-Havard; Raleigh-Blakes; Nottingham-Mrs Bennet.
Role: Burleigh Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Song: Master Vernon

Event Comment: Benefit for Havard. Receipts: #230 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Performance Comment: As17530124, but Friar Lawrence-Havard; Juliet-Miss Bellamy; Escalus-_; Paris-_; Benvolio-_; Tibalt-_.
Role: Friar Lawrence Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The Chaplet

Song: II: By Particular Desire, the Lass of the Mill-Beard; accompany'd on the Harp-Parry, and a piece by him on the same instrument

Dance: Devisse, Mlle Auretti

Event Comment: Benefit for Havard. Garrick's last time of performing Lord Chalkstone this season. Send servants by 3 O'clock


Mainpiece Title: Zara

Performance Comment: As17591224, but Zara-Mrs Yates; Nerestan-Havard.
Role: Nerestan Actor: Havard.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Dance: II: The Cow Keepers, as17600313

Event Comment: [R+Rich's Register lists The English Merchant.] Paid Blandford (tallow chandler) #49 8s. 10d. Paid George Garrick for use of the managers #15 15s.; Paid French on account #20; Advanced to Granier on note #4 2s. 10d.; to Keen on note #4 4s. Rec'd stopages 16s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book). Sylas Neville (Neville MS Diary): With difficulty got into the Pit at Drury Lane, where I stood at the side so jambed up that I could not read the newspaper I carried: But I saw the play very well. It was Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, with the Farce of the Devil to Pay. Duke by Havard, Cacafago by Love, very well. Copper Capt. by Palmer, pretty well. Old woman pretty well by Mrs Baddeley, Astifania by Mrs Pritchard excellently, tho she is too old for the first part of this character. Leon inimitably by Garrick. I think he shows a good deal of Abel drugger, [both published and unpublished portions of the Neville Diary.] Receipts: #261 15s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Rule A Wife And Have A Wife

Performance Comment: Leon-Garrick; Duke-Havard; Cacafoggo-Love; Juan-Packer; Sancho-Aickin; Copper Captain-Palmer; Alonzo-Ackman; Altea-Mrs Lee; Margaretta-Mrs Hopkins; Old Woman-Baddeley; Maid-Weston; Estifania-Mrs Pritchard.
Role: Duke Actor: Havard

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Event Comment: Benefit Havard, J. Delagarde, Miss Wherrit. At the particular Desire of several Persons of Distinction


Mainpiece Title: Love Makes A Man

Performance Comment: As17340406 but Cholerick-Penkehtman; Angelina-Giffard. The Prologue address'd to the Merchants of London, with Additions, spoke by Havard .

Afterpiece Title: The Lovers Opera

Dance: I: Dutch Boor by Sandham and Miss Wherrit. III: A new Dance by Delagarde and Miss Wherrit. IV: Pierrots by Vallois and Delagarde. V: Milk-Pail Dance