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Performances

Mainpiece Title: Herod And Mariamne

Performance Comment: Edition of 1673: Prologue at the Theatre in Lincolns@Inn@Fields-; Epilogue-Mariamne; Herod-Medburn; Pheroras-Crosby; Alexas-John Lee; Tyridates-Smith; Arsanes-Norris; Polites-Anthony Lee; Sosius-Gillow; Mariamne-Mrs Spencer; Salome-Mrs Mary Lee; Alexandra-Mrs Osborn.
Cast
Role: Prologue at the Theatre in Lincolns@Inn@Fields Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mariamne
Role: Herod Actor: Medburn
Role: Pheroras Actor: Crosby
Role: Alexas Actor: John Lee
Role: Tyridates Actor: Smith
Role: Arsanes Actor: Norris
Role: Polites Actor: Anthony Lee
Role: Sosius Actor: Gillow
Role: Mariamne Actor: Mrs Spencer
Role: Salome Actor: Mrs Mary Lee
Role: Alexandra Actor: Mrs Osborn.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love And Revenge

Performance Comment: Edition of 1675: Prologue-; Epilogue-Nigrello in a Mans Habit, but in a white Wig, and her Face discover'd; Clotair-Smith; Lewis-Crosby; Brisack-Norris; Clarmount-Medbourn; Dumain-John Lee; Lamot-Gillow; Burbon-Purseval; Nigrello-Mrs Mary Lee; Fredigond-Mrs Osborn; Aphelia-Mrs Batterton.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: Nigrello in a Mans Habit, but in a white Wig, and her Face discover'd
Role: Clotair Actor: Smith
Role: Lewis Actor: Crosby
Role: Brisack Actor: Norris
Role: Clarmount Actor: Medbourn
Role: Dumain Actor: John Lee
Role: Lamot Actor: Gillow
Role: Burbon Actor: Purseval
Role: Nigrello Actor: Mrs Mary Lee
Role: Fredigond Actor: Mrs Osborn
Role: Aphelia Actor: Mrs Batterton.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Abdelazer; Or, The Moor's Revenge

Performance Comment: Edition of 1677: Ferdinand-Harris; Philip-Smith; Abdelazer-Betterton; Mendozo-Medburne; Alonzo-Crosbie; Roderigo-Norris; Sebastian-John Lee; Osmin-Percivall; Zarrack-Richards; Isabella-Mrs Mary? Lee; Leonora-Mrs Barrer; Florella-Mrs Betterton; Elvira-Mrs Osborne; Epilogue-little Mis. Ariell [Anne Bracegirdle?].Anne Bracegirdle?].
Cast
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Harris
Role: Philip Actor: Smith
Role: Abdelazer Actor: Betterton
Role: Mendozo Actor: Medburne
Role: Alonzo Actor: Crosbie
Role: Roderigo Actor: Norris
Role: Sebastian Actor: John Lee
Role: Osmin Actor: Percivall
Role: Zarrack Actor: Richards
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Mary? Lee
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Barrer
Role: Florella Actor: Mrs Betterton
Role: Elvira Actor: Mrs Osborne
Role: Epilogue Actor: little Mis. Ariell

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Pastor Fido; Or, The Faithful Shepherd

Performance Comment: Edition of 1677: Prologue-; Montano-Medbourn; Sylvio-Crosby; Mirtillo-Smith; Titiro-John Lee; Sylvano-Batterton; Ergasto-Norris; Carino-Perseval; Dameta-Richards; Lynco-Gillo; Amaryllis-Mrs Batterton; Corisca-Mrs Mary Lee; Dorinda-Mrs Petty; Gerana-Mrs Hughes; Celia-Mrs Napier.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Montano Actor: Medbourn
Role: Sylvio Actor: Crosby
Role: Mirtillo Actor: Smith
Role: Titiro Actor: John Lee
Role: Sylvano Actor: Batterton
Role: Ergasto Actor: Norris
Role: Carino Actor: Perseval
Role: Dameta Actor: Richards
Role: Lynco Actor: Gillo
Role: Amaryllis Actor: Mrs Batterton
Role: Corisca Actor: Mrs Mary Lee
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Petty
Role: Gerana Actor: Mrs Hughes
Role: Celia Actor: Mrs Napier.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Rover; Or, The Banish't Cavaliers

Performance Comment: Edition of 1677: Prologue by a Person of Quality-; Don Antonio-Jevorne; Don Pedro-Medburne; Belvile-Betterton; Willmore-Smith; Frederick-Crosbie; Blunt-Underhill; Stephano-Richards; Philippo-Percivall; Sancho-John Lee; Florinda-Mrs Betterton; Hellena-Mrs Barrer; Valeria-Mrs Hughs; Angellica Bianca-Mrs Gwin [Anne Quin]; Moretta-Mrs Leigh; Callis-Mrs Norris; Lucetta-Mrs Gillo; Epilogue-.
Cast
Role: Prologue by a Person of Quality Actor:
Role: Don Antonio Actor: Jevorne
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Medburne
Role: Belvile Actor: Betterton
Role: Willmore Actor: Smith
Role: Frederick Actor: Crosbie
Role: Blunt Actor: Underhill
Role: Stephano Actor: Richards
Role: Philippo Actor: Percivall
Role: Sancho Actor: John Lee
Role: Florinda Actor: Mrs Betterton
Role: Hellena Actor: Mrs Barrer
Role: Valeria Actor: Mrs Hughs
Role: Angellica Bianca Actor: Mrs Gwin
Role: Moretta Actor: Mrs Leigh
Role: Callis Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Lucetta Actor: Mrs Gillo
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: Love In Many Masks Author(s): John Philip Kemble

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The French Conjuror

Performance Comment: Edition of 1678: Prologue-; Avarito-Jevon; Claudio-Crosby; Dorido-Gillo; Horatio-Norris; Truro-Percival; Monsieur-Anthony Leigh; Audacio-Richards; Pedro-John Lee; Clorinia-Mrs Barry; Leonora-Mrs Hughes; Sabina-Mrs Norris; Scintilla-Mrs Leigh; The Epilogue-.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Avarito Actor: Jevon
Role: Claudio Actor: Crosby
Role: Dorido Actor: Gillo
Role: Horatio Actor: Norris
Role: Truro Actor: Percival
Role: Monsieur Actor: Anthony Leigh
Role: Audacio Actor: Richards
Role: Pedro Actor: John Lee
Role: Clorinia Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Hughes
Role: Sabina Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Scintilla Actor: Mrs Leigh
Role: The Epilogue Actor: .

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Counterfeit Bridegroom; Or, The Defeated Widow

Performance Comment: Possibly by Mrs Aphra Behn or ThomasBetterton. Edition of 1677: Prologue-Mrs Currar; Sir Oliver Santloe-A. Leigh; Peter Santloe-Bowman; Sanders-Gilloe; Noble-Crosby; Hadland-Williams; Sir Gregory Lovemuch-Persivall; Gazer-Norris; Noddy-John Lee; Sam-Richards; Lady Santloe-Mrs Norris; Clarina-Mrs Gibbs; Widow Laudwell-Mrs Osborne; Eugenia-Mrs LeGrand; Mrs Hadland-Mrs Currar.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Currar
Role: Sir Oliver Santloe Actor: A. Leigh
Role: Peter Santloe Actor: Bowman
Role: Sanders Actor: Gilloe
Role: Noble Actor: Crosby
Role: Hadland Actor: Williams
Role: Sir Gregory Lovemuch Actor: Persivall
Role: Gazer Actor: Norris
Role: Noddy Actor: John Lee
Role: Sam Actor: Richards
Role: Lady Santloe Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Clarina Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Widow Laudwell Actor: Mrs Osborne
Role: Eugenia Actor: Mrs LeGrand
Role: Mrs Hadland Actor: Mrs Currar.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Lessingham. Mainpiece: Not acted these 5 years. [See 29 Dec. 1766.] Afterpiece: A Comedy of two acts taken from Vanbrugh's Relapse [by John Lee?]. Tickets by Mas. Harris will be taken. Charges #65 18s.; Profit to Mrs Lessingham #39 18s. 6d., plus #79 13s. from tickets (Box 166; Pit 131; Gallery 185) (Account Book). [The Gentleman who played King Henry was George Savile Carey (Hogan).] Receipts: #105 16s. 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Henry Iv, Part Ii

Performance Comment: King Henry-A Gentleman, first appearance any stage; Prince of Wales (By Particular Desire)-Mrs Lessingham; Achbp York-Clarke; Prince John-Davis; Westmorland-Hull; Chief Justice-Younger; Shallow (that night only)-Woodward; Pistol-Hamilton; Poins-Wroughton; Bullcalf-Dunstall; Hostess-Mrs Pitt; Doll Tearsheet-Mrs Gardner; Falstaff-Shuter.
Cast
Role: King Henry Actor: A Gentleman, first appearance any stage
Role: Prince of Wales Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Achbp York Actor: Clarke
Role: Prince John Actor: Davis
Role: Westmorland Actor: Hull
Role: Chief Justice Actor: Younger
Role: Shallow Actor: Woodward
Role: Pistol Actor: Hamilton
Role: Poins Actor: Wroughton
Role: Bullcalf Actor: Dunstall
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Doll Tearsheet Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Falstaff Actor: Shuter.
Related Works
Related Work: The Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus Vespasian, Part II Author(s): John Crowne
Related Work: The Destruction of Jerusalem, Part II Author(s): John Crowne
Related Work: Aesop, Part II Author(s): John Vanbrugh
Related Work: The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards, Part II Author(s): John Dryden

Afterpiece Title: The Man of Quality

Cast
Role: Lord Foppington Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir Tunbelly Actor: Dunstall
Role: Young Fashion Actor: Lewes
Role: Coupler Actor: Quick
Role: Lory Actor: Cushing
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Miss Hoyden Actor: Mrs Lessingham.
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Quality Author(s): John Lee

Music: End: A Concerto on the Double Mandoline, Royal Guitar-Sg Mussolini, after which he will accompany a young Gentlewoman in a song, being their first appearance in Public

Event Comment: Benefit Chapman. Mainpiece: Written by the late Sir John Vanbrugh. N.B. The afore-nam'd Gentlemen attempt those Characters for their own Diversion (as other Gentlemen have done before 'em) and Mr Chapman's Profit only

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The False Friend

Performance Comment: John-W. Mills; Galindo-Miller .
Cast
Role: John Actor: W. Mills
Role: Galindo Actor: Miller
Related Works
Related Work: The False Friend Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Cast
Role: Mock Doctor Actor: Cibber Jr
Event Comment: Benefit Chapman. Mainpiece: Written by the late Sir John Vanbrugh. N.B. The afore-nam'd Gentlemen attempt those Characters for their own Diversion (as other Gentlemen have done before 'em) and Mr Chapman's Profit only

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The False Friend

Performance Comment: John-W. Mills; Galindo-Miller .
Cast
Role: John Actor: W. Mills
Role: Galindo Actor: Miller
Related Works
Related Work: The False Friend Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Cast
Role: Mock Doctor Actor: Cibber Jr

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Rivals

Cast
Role: Coachman Actor: Fearon
Role: Lydia Actor: Miss Barsanti
Role: The Original Epilogue Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Role: Absolute Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir Anthony Actor: Wilson, first time
Role: Faulkland Actor: Lewis
Role: Sir Lucius Actor: Clinch
Role: Acres Actor: Quick
Role: Fag Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: David Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Mrs Malaprop Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Related Works
Related Work: The Rival Queens; or, The Death of Alexander the Great Author(s): Nathaniel Lee
Related Work: The Rival Ladies Author(s): John Dryden
Related Work: The Rival Kings; or, The Loves of Oroondates and Statira Author(s): John Banks
Related Work: The Modern Wife; or, The Virgin Her Own Rival Author(s): John Stevens

Afterpiece Title: The Man of Quality

Performance Comment: Foppington-Woodward; Young Fashion-Lee Lewes; Sir John Friendly-Young; Bull-Booth; Lory-Cushing; Coupler-Thompson; Porter-Fearon; Shoemaker-Jones; La Varole-Wewitzer; Taylor-Bates; Mendlegs-Ledger; Sir Tunbelly Clumsy-Wilson; Nurse-Mrs Pitt; Sempstress-Mrs White; Miss Hoyden (with a Song)-Mrs Wilson , first appearance that stage.
Cast
Role: Foppington Actor: Woodward
Role: Young Fashion Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Sir John Friendly Actor: Young
Role: Bull Actor: Booth
Role: Lory Actor: Cushing
Role: Coupler Actor: Thompson
Role: Porter Actor: Fearon
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Jones
Role: La Varole Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Taylor Actor: Bates
Role: Mendlegs Actor: Ledger
Role: Sir Tunbelly Clumsy Actor: Wilson
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Sempstress Actor: Mrs White
Role: Miss Hoyden Actor: Mrs Wilson , first appearance that stage.
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Quality Author(s): John Lee

Dance: End: Mirth and Jollity, as17760102

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Abington. Mainpiece: Not acted these 3 years. [See 12 April 1771.] Afterpiece: Taken from Sir John Vanbrugh. Boxes and Pit are laid together. Paid Mr Loutherbourg on acct (per Mr Johnston) #41 13s. 4d.; The Author of the Fair Quaker (vide 23 Nov. last) #78 8s. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #276 15s. 6d. Charges: #65. Profit to Mrs Abingston: #211 15s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Way Of The World

Afterpiece Title: The Man of Quality

Cast
Role: Lord Foppington Actor: Dodd
Role: Young Fashion Actor: Palmer
Role: Lory Actor: Weston
Role: Sir Tunbelly Actor: Hurst
Role: Miss Hoyden Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Quality Author(s): John Lee

Dance: V: The Mountaineers, as17730930

Event Comment: Afterpiece: Altered from Sir John Vanbrugh's The Relapse. Never perform'd here. [Miss Christian is identified in Public Advertiser, 9 Aug.]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Summer Amusement

Cast
Role: : Surat Actor: Bannister
Role: Sir James Juniper Actor: Wilson
Role: Etiquette Actor: Edwin
Role: Melville Actor: Davies
Role: Spruce Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Cathartic Actor: Baddeley
Role: Shuffle Actor: Palmer
Role: Lady Juniper Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Fidget Actor: Miss Hale
Role: Amelia Actor: Mrs Bannister.

Afterpiece Title: The Man of Quality

Cast
Role: Lord Foppington Actor: Palmer
Role: Young Fashion Actor: Williamson
Role: Lory Actor: Egan
Role: Sir Tunbelly Clumsey Actor: Wilson
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Miss Hoyden Actor: A Young Lady
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Quality Author(s): John Lee

Dance: End of Act I of mainpiece, as17840528; End of mainpiece, as17840713

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Brunton. 1st piece [1st time; T 3, by Mariana Starke, based on La Veuve du Malabar, by Antoine Marin LeMierre. Prologue by William Thomas Fitzgerald. Epilogue by Richard John Hughes Starke (see text)]: With new Scenes and Dresses. And a Procession representing the Ceremonies attending the Sacrifice of an Indian Woman on the Funeral Pile of her deceased Hqsband. 2nd piece: Not acted these 18 years [acted 4 May 1776. Miss E. Brunton was from the Norwich theatre]. Morning Chronicle, 1 Feb. 1791: This Day is published The Widow of Malabar (1s. 6d.). Public Advertiser, 21 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Miss Brunton, No. 35, Gerrard-street, Soho. [The mainpiece is sometimes stated to have been 1st acted at Mrs Crespigny's private@theatre@in@Camberwell, 1790, but "'The Widow of Malabar' was not first produced at Mrs Crespigny's Theatre. The Tragedy performed there is called 'The British Orphan' (also by Mariana Starke)" (Gazetteer, 24 Jan. 1791).] Receipts: #338 13s. (208.7; 2.8; tickets: 127.18)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Widow Of Malabar

Cast
Role: Young Bramin Actor: Holman
Role: Raymond Actor: Farren
Role: Narrain Actor: Thompson
Role: 2nd Bramin Actor: Powel
Role: Albert Actor: Evatt
Role: Chief Bramin Actor: Harley
Role: Fatima Actor: Mrs Rock
Role: Indamora Actor: Miss Brunton
Role: Prologue Actor: Holman
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Afterpiece Title: The Man of Quality

Cast
Role: Lord Foppington Actor: Bernard
Role: Sir Tunbelly Clumsey Actor: Ryder
Role: Young Fashion Actor: Macready
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Miss Hoyden Actor: Miss E. Brunton
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Quality Author(s): John Lee

Song: In: Bannister, Johnstone, Darley, Duffey, Mrs Mountain, Miss Stuart, Miss Rowson, Mrs Martyr; The Music by Stevens-

Related Works
Related Work: Musick; or, A Parley of Instruments Author(s): John Bannister
Related Work: Buthred Author(s): Charles Johnstone
Related Work: The Disbanded Officer; or, The Baroness of Bruchsal Author(s): James Johnstone

Entertainment: Monologue. Preceding 2nd piece: Occasional Address-Miss Brunton

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, by John O'Keeffe. Prologue by John Taylor (see text). Address by John Wolcot (Pocket Magazine, supra)]: With new Dresses and Decorations. [Mrs Lee was from the Salisbury theatre.] Morning Chronicle, 11 May 1795: This Day is published Life's Vagaries (2s.). Receipts: #268 3s. 6d. (259.19.6; 8.4.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Life's Vagaries

Performance Comment: Characters by Lewis, Quick, Johnstone, Munden, Fawcett, Bernard, Townsend, Farley, Thompson, Rees, Davenport, Burton, Rock, Follett, Cross, Williamson, Ledger, Wilde, Blurton, Abbot, Miss Wallis, Mrs Lee (1st appearance on this stage), Miss Stuart, Mrs Platt, Mrs Watts, Miss Leserve, Mrs Pope. [Cast from text (T. N. Longman, 1795), and O'Keeffe's Dramatic Works, Vol. I (T. Woodfall, 1798), and playbill of 27 Nov. 1795: Arthur D'Aumerle-Lewis; Dickins-Quick; Timolin-Johnstone; Sir Hans Burgess-Munden; George Burgess-Fawcett; Lord Torrendel-Bernard; Robin Hoofs-Townsend; L'Oeillet-Farley; Coachman-Thompson; Tradesmen-Davenport, Follett, Cross, Williamson; John-Ledger; Constable-Blurton; Robinson-Abbot; Thomas-Simmons; Augusta-Miss Wallis; Fanny-Mrs Lee; Miss Clare-Miss Stuart; Landlady-Mrs Platt; Fruit Woman-Mrs Watts; Martha-Miss Leserve; Lady Torrendel-Mrs Pope; unassigned-Rees, Burton, Rock, Wilde; Prologue-Middleton [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.; An Address by way of Epilogue [not listed on playbill,-Lewis [(Pocket Magazine, Mar. 1795, p. 195. It was probably intended to introduce Mrs Lee.].(Pocket Magazine, Mar. 1795, p. 195. It was probably intended to introduce Mrs Lee.].
Cast
Role: Arthur D'Aumerle Actor: Lewis
Role: Dickins Actor: Quick
Role: Timolin Actor: Johnstone
Role: Sir Hans Burgess Actor: Munden
Role: George Burgess Actor: Fawcett
Role: Lord Torrendel Actor: Bernard
Role: Robin Hoofs Actor: Townsend
Role: L'Oeillet Actor: Farley
Role: Coachman Actor: Thompson
Role: Tradesmen Actor: Davenport, Follett, Cross, Williamson
Role: John Actor: Ledger
Role: Constable Actor: Blurton
Role: Robinson Actor: Abbot
Role: Thomas Actor: Simmons
Role: Augusta Actor: Miss Wallis
Role: Fanny Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Miss Clare Actor: Miss Stuart
Role: Landlady Actor: Mrs Platt
Role: Fruit Woman Actor: Mrs Watts
Role: Martha Actor: Miss Leserve
Role: Lady Torrendel Actor: Mrs Pope
Role: unassigned Actor: Rees, Burton, Rock, Wilde
Role: Prologue Actor: Middleton
Role: not listed on playbill, Actor: Lewis
Related Works
Related Work: Life's Vagaries Author(s): John O'Keeffe

Afterpiece Title: Rosina

Cast
Role: Rosina Actor: Mrs Clendining.
Role: Belville Actor: Johnstone
Role: Belville Actor: Incledon
Role: Shield Actor: Incledon
Role: William Actor: Townsend
Role: Rustic Actor: Davies
Role: Irish Haymaker Actor: Rock
Role: Phoebe Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Davenport

Song: In: I can dance and sing-Mrs Lee. [Not listed on playbill, but see BUC, p. 619.

Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the first production is not known, but the Songs were advertised in the Flying Post, 6-8 Dec. 1698, and the play in the London Gazette, 19-22 Dec. 1698; hence, the premiere was certainly not later than early December and was probably not later than November. In fact, on 5 Dec. 1698 Dr. William Aglionby wrote Matthew Prior, referring to Dennis, "a poor poet who has made us a fine entertainment of Rinaldo and Armida" (quoted in The Works of John Dennis, II, 489). In a dialogue written by John Oldmixon (Reflections on the Stage [London, 1699], p. 101) Savage, referring to Rinaldo and Armida, states: I have seen it 3 or 4 times already, but the Musick is so fine, and the Play pleases me so well, that I shall not think it a burthen [to see it again] (in The Works of John Dennis, I, 479). The Musical Entertainments in the Tragedy of Rinaldo and Armida (1699) is reprinted, with an introduction by Herbert Davis, in Theatre Miscellany (Luttrell Society Reprints, No 14, Oxford, 1953), pp. 103-15. One song, Ah queen, ah wretched queen, give o'er, sung by Gouge, is in Mercurius Musicus, 1699; and another, Jolly breeze that comes whistling, sung by Gouge, is in Twelve New Songs, 1699. A Comparison between the Two Stages (1702), p. 22: Critick: At last, (as you say) the old Stagers moulded a piece of Pastry work of their own, and made a kind of Lenten Feast with their Rinaldo and Armida; this surpriz'd not only Drury-lane, but indeed all the Town, no body ever dreaming of an Opera there; 'tis true they had heard of Homer's Illiads in a Nut-shel, and Jack in a Box, and what not?...Sullen: Well, with this Vagary they tug'd a while, and The Jolly-Jolly breeze-came whistling thro'-all the Town, and not a Fop but ran to see the Celebrated Virgin in a Machine; there she shin'd in a full Zodiack, the brightest Constellation there; 'twas a pleasant Reflection all this time to see her scituated among the Bulls, Capricorns, Sagittaries, and yet the Virgo still remain itacta....Critick: But this merry Time lasted not always; every thing has an end, and at length down goes Rinaldo's inchanted Mountain; it sunk as a Mole-hill seen on't: What a severity was this? that the Labour of such a gigantick Poet, nay Critick, shou'd give up the Ghost so soon: The renown'd Author thought himself immortal in that Work, and that the World was to last no longer than his Rinaldo; and tho' he stole every thing from the Italian, yet he said, what the Italian did was but Grub-street to his. See also 5 Jan. 1698@9 for a letter written by Mrs Barry, in part concerning Rinaldo and Armida

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Rinaldo And Armida

Performance Comment: Edition of 1699: Prologue-; Rinaldo-Betterton; Ubaldo-Thurman; Carlo-Scudamore; Armida-Mrs Barry; Urania-Mrs Boman; Phenissa-Mrs Lee; Epilogue-; The Musical Entertainment ...All Compos'd by Mr John Eccles, and Writ by Mr Dennis-.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Rinaldo Actor: Betterton
Role: Ubaldo Actor: Thurman
Role: Carlo Actor: Scudamore
Role: Armida Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Urania Actor: Mrs Boman
Role: Phenissa Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Mr Dennis Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: Rinaldo and Armida Author(s): John Dennis
Event Comment: Mainpiece: A New Tragedy [by John Hoole] never perform'd. [The author in his Advertisement to the 1775 Edition express "singular obligations to Mrs Hartley, who most readily undertook the part of Cleonice, which she has continued to support, with unremitted assiduity and friendly alacrity, amidst the repeated attacks of severe indisposition." Reviewed, but without praise in the Westminster Magazine, March.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Cleonice, Princess Of Bithynia

Performance Comment: Parts by Barry, Bensley, Lewis, Lee, Hull, Whitefield, L'Estrange, Thompson, Miss Dayes, Mrs Hartley. With a Prologue and Epilogue. Artabasus-Barry; Lycomedes-Bensley; Pharnaces-Lewis; Orontes-Lee; Teramenes-Hull; Agenor-Whitefield; Zopyrus-L'Estrange; Officer-Thompson; Arsinoe-Miss Dayes; Cleonice-Mrs Hartley; With Prologue, written by ThomasVaughan -Bensley; Epilogue-Mrs Bulkley (Edition of 1775).
Cast
Role: Artabasus Actor: Barry
Role: Lycomedes Actor: Bensley
Role: Pharnaces Actor: Lewis
Role: Orontes Actor: Lee
Role: Teramenes Actor: Hull
Role: Agenor Actor: Whitefield
Role: Zopyrus Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Officer Actor: Thompson
Role: Arsinoe Actor: Miss Dayes
Role: Cleonice Actor: Mrs Hartley
Role: Actor: Bensley
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Related Works
Related Work: Cleonice, Princess of Bithynia Author(s): John Hoole

Afterpiece Title: Daphne and Amintor

Cast
Role: Amintor Actor: Mattocks
Role: Mindora Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Daphne Actor: Miss Brown
Role: The Dances Actor: Blurton, Harris, Miss Valois, Miss Besford.
Event Comment: Benefit for Quick. Afterpiece 1st time; F 2, by Ursula Agnes Booth, based on the same, by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger. The playbill lists Death in place of Lee Lewes, but he 'Was not to be found...Hull begged permission for Lee Lewes to read Death's part in his own undress, which [was] granted" (London Chronicle, 28 Apr.).]. Books of the Entertainment to be had at the Theatre. Public Advertiser, 30 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Quick, No. 15, Drury-lane. Receipts: #262 2s. (157.2; tickets: 105.0) (charge: #64 10s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tancred And Sigismunda

Cast
Role: 780307but Tancred Actor: Wroughton
Role: Tancred Actor: Lewis
Role: Osmond Actor: Clarke
Role: Rhodolpho Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Officer Actor: Thompson
Role: Siffredi Actor: Hull
Role: Laura Actor: Miss Ambrose
Role: Sigismunda Actor: Mrs Barry.

Afterpiece Title: The Little French Lawyer

Performance Comment: Characters by Quick, Whitfield, Thompson, Booth, Lee Lewes, L'Estrange, Fearon, Wewitzer, Mrs Poussin, Mrs Willems, Mrs Lessingham. [Cast from text (J. Bell, 1778): Le Writ-Quick; Dupre-Whitfield; Verdone-Thompson; Beaupre-Booth; Mellefont-[read byLee Lewes [in text: Death]; Vertaign-L'Estrange; Champernel-Fearon; Sampson-Wewitzer [in text: Wilson]; Agnes-Mrs Poussin; Viletta-Mrs Willems; Lamira-Mrs Lessingham.
Cast
Role: Le Writ Actor: Quick
Role: Dupre Actor: Whitfield
Role: Verdone Actor: Thompson
Role: Beaupre Actor: Booth
Role: Mellefont Actor:
Role: Vertaign Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Champernel Actor: Fearon
Role: Sampson Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Agnes Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Viletta Actor: Mrs Willems
Role: Lamira Actor: Mrs Lessingham.
Related Works
Related Work: The Little French Lawyer Author(s): John Fletcher

Dance: End monologue: The Poney Races, as17780421

Entertainment: Monologue. End: Cunning Isaac will relate his Escape from the Duenna [with a new song]-Quick

Cast
Role: with a new song] Actor: Quick.
Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; F 2, by John O'KeefFe, altered from his The She Gallant; or, Square-Toes Outwitted, 1st acted at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, 14 Jan. 1767, and in London at the HAY, 13 Oct. 1779. Incidental music by Michael Arne and William Shield. Text 1st published by T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. Prologue by George Colman, the elder (Colman, Prose, m, 231)]. Receipts: #228 10s. 6d. (226/14/6; 1/16/0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of The World

Cast
Role: : Sir Pertinax Macsycophant Actor: Macklin
Role: Lord Lumbercourt Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Sidney Actor: Aickin
Role: Mel vile Actor: Clarke
Role: Counsellor Plausible Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Serjeant Eitherside Actor: Booth
Role: Tomlins Actor: L'Estrange
Role: John Actor: Thompson
Role: Sam Actor: J. Wilson
Role: Egerton Actor: Lewis
Role: Lady Macsycophant Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Constantia Actor: Miss Satchell
Role: Betty Hint Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Nanny Actor: Mrs Davenett
Role: Lady Rodolpha Lumbercourt Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: The Positive Man

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Quick, Edwin, Lee Lewes, Whitfield, Booth, Egan, Fearon, Darley, J. Bates, Bates, Jones; Mrs Webb, Mrs Lessingham, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Martyr, Mrs Kennedy. [Cast from European Magazine, Mar. 1782, p. 211: Sir Toby Tacet-Quick; Rupee-Edwin; Grog-Lee Lewes; Capt. Bellcamp-Whitfield; Lake-Booth; Maurice-Egan; Stern-Fearon; Dolphin [in later seasons, Quid]-Darley; Sailors-J. Bates, Jones; Bowsprit-Bates; Cable-Mrs Kennedy; Lady Tacet-Mrs Webb; Florimel-Mrs Lessingham; Nancy-Mrs Wilson; Cornelia-Mrs Martyr.] With a new Prologue spoken by Edwin. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.] hathi. With a new Prologue spoken by Edwin. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.] hathi.
Cast
Role: : Sir Toby Tacet Actor: Quick
Role: Rupee Actor: Edwin
Role: Grog Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Bellcamp Actor: Whitfield
Role: Lake Actor: Booth
Role: Maurice Actor: Egan
Role: Stern Actor: Fearon
Role: Quid] Actor: Darley
Role: Sailors Actor: J. Bates, Jones
Role: Bowsprit Actor: Bates
Role: Cable Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Lady Tacet Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Florimel Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Nancy Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Cornelia Actor: Mrs Martyr.
Related Works
Related Work: The Positive Man Author(s): John O'Keeffe
Event Comment: [1st piece in place of The Miser, advertised on playbill of 22 Apr.] 2nd piece [1st time; MF 2, by John O'Keeffe]: With new Scenes and Dresses. The Music partly compiled and partly composed by Shield. 3rd piece: Compressed into One Act. Morning Chronicle, 13 June 1795: This Day is published The Irish Mimick (1s.). The Doors to be opened at 5:15. To begin at 6:15 [see 2 May]. Receipts: #173 2s. (140.2; 33.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: England Preserv'd

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Mimick; or, Blunders at Brighton

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Johnstone, Munden, Fawcett, Macready, Farley, Thompson, Mrs Davenport, Mrs Platt, Mrs Lee. [Cast from text (T. N. Longman, 1795), and Larpent MS 1069: Parrots-Johnstone; Cypress-Munden; Colin-Fawcett; Capt. Clifford-Macready; Harry-Farley; Porter-Thompson; Boy-Simmons; Miss Melcombe-Mrs Davenport; Landlady-Mrs Platt; Julia Melcombe-Mrs Lee [in text: Mrs Knight]; .in text: Mrs Knight]; .
Cast
Role: Parrots Actor: Johnstone
Role: Cypress Actor: Munden
Role: Colin Actor: Fawcett
Role: Clifford Actor: Macready
Role: Harry Actor: Farley
Role: Porter Actor: Thompson
Role: Boy Actor: Simmons
Role: Miss Melcombe Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Landlady Actor: Mrs Platt
Role: Julia Melcombe Actor: Mrs Lee
Related Works
Related Work: The Irish Mimick; or, Blunders at Brighton Author(s): John O'Keeffe

Afterpiece Title: Windsor Castle 1

Cast
Role: Edward Prince of Wales Actor: Pope
Role: Sir Ralph Neville Actor: Incledon
Role: King Edward III Actor: Farren
Role: Leveret Actor: Fawcett
Role: Fitz@Alan Actor: Bowden
Role: Lord Edward Spyncer Actor: Macready
Role: Revel Actor: Burton
Role: Ferryman Actor: Rees
Role: Eustace Actor: Linton
Role: Lady Blanche Actor: Miss Hopkins
Role: Countess of Kent Actor: Miss Wallis
Role: Villagers Actor: Mrs Clendining, Mrs Martyr.
Role: representing the Marriage of Peleus and Thetis Actor:
Role: Peleus Actor: Farley
Role: Ganymede Actor: Byrn
Role: Proteus Actor: Holland
Role: Hymen Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Hebe Actor: Mme Rossi
Role: Minerva Actor: Mrs Follett
Role: Thetis Actor: Mme Prevost
Role: Cupid Actor: Mrs Clendining
Role: Terpsichore Actor: Mlle St.Amand
Role: Discord Actor: Mlle Droma
Role: The Masque commences with the View of A Grove Actor:
Role: the Genii of the Morn Actor:
Role: preceded by Aurora Actor:
Role: the Graces Actor:
Role: Groups of Cupids Actor:
Role: Zephyrs Actor:
Role: he is her intended Husband Actor: Peleus approaching, offers her his hand, which she respectfully accepts-the Characters retire, and the Clouds gradually dispersing, discover Mount Olympus-
Role: which she respectfully accepts Actor: the Characters retire, and the Clouds gradually dispersing, discover Mount Olympus-
Role: discover Mount Olympus Actor:
Role: the Temple of Jupiter Actor:
Role: Jupiter Actor:
Role: Juno Actor:
Role: Mars Actor:
Role: Hercules Actor:
Role: Apollo Actor:
Role: Bacchus Actor:
Role: Mercury Actor:
Role: Saturn Actor:
Role: Diana Actor:
Role: Venus Actor:
Role: Ceres Actor:
Role: Victory Actor:
Role: Cybelle Actor:
Role: the Destinies Actor:
Role: Neptune Actor:
Role: and Amphitrite Actor:
Role: arise from the Sea in their Watry Car Pluto Actor:
Role: and Proserpine Actor:
Role: together with Rhadamanthus Actor:
Role: Minos Actor:
Role: and Eacus Actor:
Role: Sylvan Dancers Actor:
Role: Instrumental Performers Actor:
Role: Vocal Performers Actor:
Role: Rural Nymphs Actor:
Role: a Magnificent Column Actor:
Role: Rural Swains Actor:
Role: Virgins bearing Baskets of Flowers Actor:
Role: Nymphs and Swains Actor:
Role: enraged at not being invited to the sacred Festiva Actor: She attempts, in vain, to spread Confusion by throwing an Apple on the stage, inscribed "For the Fairest"-Cupid presents it to the Dieties, who adjudge it to Thetis-Pluto enraged by the menaces of Discord directs her to be bound in Chains, and forced away, after which the Ceremony is concluded
Role: For the Fairest" Actor: Cupid presents it to the Dieties, who adjudge it to Thetis-Pluto enraged by the menaces of Discord directs her to be bound in Chains, and forced away, after which the Ceremony is concluded
Role: who adjudge it to Thetis Actor: Pluto enraged by the menaces of Discord directs her to be bound in Chains, and forced away, after which the Ceremony is concluded
Role: Festoons of Flowers descend Actor: Cupids ascend supporting a Medallion and the Letters G. C.
Role: ] Actor: the Side Scenes draw off and discover Pyramids formed of Variegated Colours, bearing the Order of the Garter, and the Piece is concluded with a
Role: Grand Chorus Actor:
Role: Dance Actor: Ganymede, Proteus, Hebe, Terpsichore
Role: accompanied on the Harp Actor: Weippert.

Afterpiece Title: Windsor Castle 2

Cast
Role: Edward Prince of Wales Actor: Pope
Role: Sir Ralph Neville Actor: Incledon
Role: King Edward III Actor: Farren
Role: Leveret Actor: Fawcett
Role: Fitz@Alan Actor: Bowden
Role: Lord Edward Spyncer Actor: Macready
Role: Revel Actor: Burton
Role: Ferryman Actor: Rees
Role: Eustace Actor: Linton
Role: Lady Blanche Actor: Miss Hopkins
Role: Countess of Kent Actor: Miss Wallis
Role: Villagers Actor: Mrs Clendining, Mrs Martyr.
Role: representing the Marriage of Peleus and Thetis Actor:
Role: Peleus Actor: Farley
Role: Ganymede Actor: Byrn
Role: Proteus Actor: Holland
Role: Hymen Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Hebe Actor: Mme Rossi
Role: Minerva Actor: Mrs Follett
Role: Thetis Actor: Mme Prevost
Role: Cupid Actor: Mrs Clendining
Role: Terpsichore Actor: Mlle St.Amand
Role: Discord Actor: Mlle Droma
Role: The Masque commences with the View of A Grove Actor:
Role: the Genii of the Morn Actor:
Role: preceded by Aurora Actor:
Role: the Graces Actor:
Role: Groups of Cupids Actor:
Role: Zephyrs Actor:
Role: he is her intended Husband Actor: Peleus approaching, offers her his hand, which she respectfully accepts-the Characters retire, and the Clouds gradually dispersing, discover Mount Olympus-
Role: which she respectfully accepts Actor: the Characters retire, and the Clouds gradually dispersing, discover Mount Olympus-
Role: discover Mount Olympus Actor:
Role: the Temple of Jupiter Actor:
Role: Jupiter Actor:
Role: Juno Actor:
Role: Mars Actor:
Role: Hercules Actor:
Role: Apollo Actor:
Role: Bacchus Actor:
Role: Mercury Actor:
Role: Saturn Actor:
Role: Diana Actor:
Role: Venus Actor:
Role: Ceres Actor:
Role: Victory Actor:
Role: Cybelle Actor:
Role: the Destinies Actor:
Role: Neptune Actor:
Role: and Amphitrite Actor:
Role: arise from the Sea in their Watry Car Pluto Actor:
Role: and Proserpine Actor:
Role: together with Rhadamanthus Actor:
Role: Minos Actor:
Role: and Eacus Actor:
Role: Sylvan Dancers Actor:
Role: Instrumental Performers Actor:
Role: Vocal Performers Actor:
Role: Rural Nymphs Actor:
Role: a Magnificent Column Actor:
Role: Rural Swains Actor:
Role: Virgins bearing Baskets of Flowers Actor:
Role: Nymphs and Swains Actor:
Role: enraged at not being invited to the sacred Festiva Actor: She attempts, in vain, to spread Confusion by throwing an Apple on the stage, inscribed "For the Fairest"-Cupid presents it to the Dieties, who adjudge it to Thetis-Pluto enraged by the menaces of Discord directs her to be bound in Chains, and forced away, after which the Ceremony is concluded
Role: For the Fairest" Actor: Cupid presents it to the Dieties, who adjudge it to Thetis-Pluto enraged by the menaces of Discord directs her to be bound in Chains, and forced away, after which the Ceremony is concluded
Role: who adjudge it to Thetis Actor: Pluto enraged by the menaces of Discord directs her to be bound in Chains, and forced away, after which the Ceremony is concluded
Role: Festoons of Flowers descend Actor: Cupids ascend supporting a Medallion and the Letters G. C.
Role: ] Actor: the Side Scenes draw off and discover Pyramids formed of Variegated Colours, bearing the Order of the Garter, and the Piece is concluded with a
Role: Grand Chorus Actor:
Role: Dance Actor: Ganymede, Proteus, Hebe, Terpsichore
Role: accompanied on the Harp Actor: Weippert.
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 6 years [acted 7 Oct. 1791]. Middleton, after performing the first scene of Nerestan, retired abruptly into the wardrobe, pulled off his coat, and telling the dresser he should be back in ten minutes, left the theatre; he did not return, however, according to his appointment, and Davenport read the remainder of the character: a fit of insanity is supposed to have seized him" (Monthly Mirror, Jan. 1797, p. 55). [Middleton did not appear on the stage again until 27 Feb. 1797.] Afterpiece [1st time: P 2 (?), by James Wild and John Follett. MS of Songs only: Larpent MS 1148; synopsis of action in Pocket Magazine, Dec. 1796, p. 412]: With entire new Scenery, Machinery, Music, Dresses. The Overture and Music by Reeve. The Scenery painted by Phillips, Blackmore, Hollogan, Thorne, Byrn. The Machinery, Trick and Changes of Scenery invented and executed by Cresswell and Sloper. The Dresses by Dick, Mrs Egan. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. "Among the changes are a trunk into a gingerbread nut-man's wheel-barrow--a poor man's hut into an old oak, with a group of Gypsies boiling their kettle under it--one of the clowns into a thick candle, and the candle afterwards into a green-house tub, with a large shrub in it" (Oracle, 20 Dec.). Receipts: #193 5s. 6d. (183.4.6; 10.1.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Zara

Cast
Role: Lusignan Actor: Murray
Role: Osman Actor: Hargrave
Role: Nerestan Actor: Middleton
Role: Orasmin Actor: Macready
Role: Chatillon Actor: Hull
Role: Melidor Actor: Thompson
Role: Selima Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Zara Actor: Mrs Pope.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin and Oberon; or, The Chace to Gretna

Performance Comment: Principal Vocal Parts-Incledon, Townsend, Linton, Gray, Street, Blurton, Tett, J. Linton, Lee, Philipps, Master Woodham, Master Platt, Master Goodwin, Master Paul, Master Ramage, Master Speare, Master Bernard, Mrs Henley, Mrs Castelle, Miss Burnett, Miss Leserve, Miss Walcup, Miss Owen, Mrs Masters, Mrs Watts, Miss Gray; Principal Pantomime Characters-Simpson, Follett, Delpini, Hawtin, Simmons, Powers, Wilde, Abbot, Thompson, Lee, Rayner, Cranfield, Claremont, Curties, Lewiss, Davies, Mlle St.Amand, Mrs Gilbert, Mrs Norton, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Blurton; Fantoccini-, executed byMarinelli; Cast from Airs (T. N. Longman, 1796): Postman-Townsend; Lieutenant-Linton; Gypsies-Gray, Street; Oberon-Miss Gray; Harlequin-Simpson; Clown-Follett; Lover-Delpini; Father-Hawtin; Lover's Servant-Simmons; Old Gypsey-Mrs Henley; Colombine-Mlle St.Amand. No other parts assigned.
Event Comment: [Mainpiece in place of The Merry Wives of Windsor, advertised on playbill of 10 Feb.] Afterpiece [1st time; BALL. P 1 (?), by John Cartwright Cross. Airs (T. Woodfall, 1798)]: The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses and Decorations entirely new. The Music by Reeve. The Scenery painted by Richards, Phillips, Lupino, Hollogan, and Blackmore. The Machinery by Cresswell, Sloper, Goostree, &c. The Dresses by Dick, Mrs Egan, &c. Receipts: #294 0s. 6d. (270.16.6; 23.4.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Cast
Role: Sir Francis Gripe Actor: Quick
Role: Miranda Actor: Miss Betterton.
Role: Marplot Actor: Lewis
Role: Sir George Airy Actor: Holman
Role: Charles Gripe Actor: Clarke
Role: Whisper Actor: Farley
Role: Sir Jealous Traffic Actor: Thompson
Role: William Actor: Ledger
Role: Isabinda Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Patch Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Scentwell Actor: Mrs Platt

Afterpiece Title: Joan of Arc; or, The Maid of Orleans

Performance Comment: Ballet Characters. English: Young Talbot-Bologna Jun.; General Talbot-Bologna; Herald-Helme; Officers-Blurton, Wilde, Abbot, L? Bologna; [French: Alenson-Farley; Charles (King of France)-Simpson [in Airs: Claremont (see17980214)]; Cardinal-Powel; Abbot-Thompson; Nobles and Officers-Dyke, Lee, Curties; Joan of Arc-Mrs Parker; [Infernals: Lucifer-Follett; Demons-Goostree, Parsloe, Letteney, Goodwin, Wilkins; [Vocal Characters. British Officer-Incledon; Edwin (the Page) [in Airs: Aerial Spirit, disguised as...(see17980226)]-Miss Sims; French and English Officers and Choristers-Linton, Street, Gray; Minstrel-Mrs Clendining; Female Choristers-Mrs Henley, Mrs Follett, Mrs Watts, Miss D'Evelyn, Mrs Gilbert, Mrs Norton, Mrs Masters, Mrs Castelle, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Walcup, Mrs Ward, Mrs Iliff, Mrs Bologna, Miss Leserve; Blanche-Mrs Mountain; Grand Historical Pageant-. [The Argument. Joan of Arc and her sister Blanche, being placed in the power of the English Troops besieging Orleans, become both enamoured of Young Talbot--he prefers Blanche, which urges Joan to revenge, and then by employing Magic, she is gifted by +Lucifer, for a stated time with supernatural Power, which she employs against the English with success--in the midst of her triumphs her power is crushed by the superior influence of Courage of and Virtue, and she is consigned a Victim to the Fiend whose agency she solicited--Then Britannia seated in the Clouds, attended by Commerce, Plenty and Neptune, beholds A Grand Historical Pageant of the following Illustrations of British Heroism: Caractacus' Magnanimity before the Throne of Claudius. Alfred disguised in the Danish Camp as an Harper, and discovering himself to his desponding Countrymen. Richard Coeur de Lion imprisoned in Germany, & liberated by the Voluntary Contributions of his fair Countrywomen. King John uniting his Kingdom by signing Magna Charta. Henry the Third--The Effects of French Invasion--the +Dauphine subdued, and the magnanimous conduct of England towards him. Edward and Eleanora--The affectionate Wife sucks from her husband's arm the Venom of a poisoned Arrow, by which Edward was wounded in Palestine. +The Black Prince--His taking the French King prisoner at the Battle of Poictiers, and his gallantly serving him at a Banquet. +Henry V--The Triumphs of Agincourt, and his Marriage with +Catherine. Britannia then pays honour to her Heroes--and a Grand Chorus (wherein Englishmen are exhorted to emulate the Glories of their Ancestors) concludes the Piece. [For a more detailed synopsis of the action see17980216] .The Argument. Joan of Arc and her sister Blanche, being placed in the power of the English Troops besieging Orleans, become both enamoured of Young Talbot--he prefers Blanche, which urges Joan to revenge, and then by employing Magic, she is gifted by +Lucifer, for a stated time with supernatural Power, which she employs against the English with success--in the midst of her triumphs her power is crushed by the superior influence of Courage of and Virtue, and she is consigned a Victim to the Fiend whose agency she solicited--Then Britannia seated in the Clouds, attended by Commerce, Plenty and Neptune, beholds A Grand Historical Pageant of the following Illustrations of British Heroism: Caractacus' Magnanimity before the Throne of Claudius. Alfred disguised in the Danish Camp as an Harper, and discovering himself to his desponding Countrymen. Richard Coeur de Lion imprisoned in Germany, & liberated by the Voluntary Contributions of his fair Countrywomen. King John uniting his Kingdom by signing Magna Charta. Henry the Third--The Effects of French Invasion--the +Dauphine subdued, and the magnanimous conduct of England towards him. Edward and Eleanora--The affectionate Wife sucks from her husband's arm the Venom of a poisoned Arrow, by which Edward was wounded in Palestine. +The Black Prince--His taking the French King prisoner at the Battle of Poictiers, and his gallantly serving him at a Banquet. +Henry V--The Triumphs of Agincourt, and his Marriage with +Catherine. Britannia then pays honour to her Heroes--and a Grand Chorus (wherein Englishmen are exhorted to emulate the Glories of their Ancestors) concludes the Piece. [For a more detailed synopsis of the action see17980216] .
Related Works
Related Work: Joan of Arc; or, The Maid of Orleans Author(s): John Cartwright Cross
Event Comment: The United Company. Newdigate newsletters, 20 Jan. 1682@3: Yesterday was acted at the Theatre Royall the first of a new play Entituled the City Politiques the novelty of wch drew a Confluence of Spectators under both Qualifications of Whigg and Tory to hear and behold a Ld Mayor Sheriffs & some Aldermen with their wives in yr usuall formalityes buffoond & Reviled a great Lawyer with his young Lady Jeared and Intreagued Dr Oates pfectly represented berogued & beslaved the papist plott Egregiously Rediculed the Irish Testemonyes Contradictiorily disproved & befoold the Whiggs totally vanquished & undon Law & property men oreruld & there wanted nothing of Artifice in behaviour and discourse to render all those obnoxious & dispised in fine such a medly of occurences intervened that twas a question whether more of Loyalty designe or Rhetorique prvailed but there were mighty clappings among the poeple of both partyes in Expressing either their sattisfaction or displeasure (Wilson, Theatre Notes from the Newdigate Newsletters, p. 81). The Prologue and Epilogue, separately Printed, have 20 Jan. 1682@3 as Luttrell's date of acquisition (Huntington Library) and are reprinted in Wiley's Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 166-69. John Dennis, To Mr --- In which are some Passages of the Life of Mr John Crown, Author of Sir Courtly Nice, June 23, 1719: About that time he writ The City Politicks, on purpose to Satyrize and expose the Whigs; a Comedy so agreeable, that it deserv'd to be writ in a much better Cause: But after he had writ he met with very great Difficulties in the getting it acted. Bennet Lord Arlington, who was then Lord Chamberlain of the King's Houshold, and who had secretly espous'd the Whigs, who were at that time powerful in Parliament, in order to support himself against the Favour and Power of the Lord Treasurer Danby, who was his declared Enemy, us'd all his Authority to suppress it. One While it was prohibited on the account of its being Dangerous, another while it was laid aside on the pretence of its being Falt and Insipid; till Mr Crown at last was forc'd to have Recourse to the king himself, and to engage him to give his absolute Command to the Lord Chamberlain for the acting of it; which Command the King was Pleas'd to give in his own Person (I, 49-50). Morrice Entry Book, Vol.1 1682@3: Mr Crowne [was cudgled on Wednesday last in St Martin's Lane and] hee that beat him said hee did it at the suite of the Earle of Rochester some time since deceased who greatly abused in the play for his penetency &c. (p. 353. I owe this note to the courtesy of Professor David M. Vieth of the University of Kansas and Professor G. H. Jones of Kansas State University)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The City Politiques

Performance Comment: Edition of 1683: The Prologue-Mr Smith; The Epilogue-Mr Lee in the Character of Bartaline the Old Lawyer.
Related Works
Related Work: The City Politiques Author(s): John Crowne
Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the first performance is not certain, but the evidence points toward this day. On Thursday 19 Nov. 1696, Robert Jennens reported that the two pieces had been acted four or five days together. If that day saw the fifth performance, the premiere probably occurred on 14 Nov. 1696. The Single Songs and Dialogue in Mars and Venus, set by John Eccles (Acts I and II) and Godfrey Finger (Act III), was published separately in 1697. The pieces for whom a performer is indicated are as follows: Prologue. The first Song Sung by Mrs Hudson, set by Finger: Come all, with moving songs [it is reproduced opposite page 300 in Wiley, Rare Prologues and Epilogues]. Love alone can here alarm me, sung by Mrs Ayloffe. Scorn tho' Beauty frowns to tremble, sung by Mrs Hudson. To double the sports, sung by Mrs Ayloffe. To treble the pleasures with regular measures, sung by Mrs Ayloffe. To meet her, May, the Queen of Love comes here, set by John Eccles and sung by Mrs Hudson. See Vulcan, Jealousie, Jealousie appears, set by Finger and sung by Mrs Hudson. Yield, no, no, sung by Mrs Bracegirdle and Bowman. Gildon, English Dramatick Poets, p. 115: This Play met with extraordinary Success having the Advantage of the excellent Musick of The Loves of Mars and Venus perform'd with it. Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 44-45: The Anatomist, or Sham Doctor, had prosperous Success, and remains a living Play to this Day; 'twas done by Mr Ravenscroft. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 20: I remember the success of that was owing to the Musick

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Anatomist; Or, The Sham Doctor

Afterpiece Title: The Loves of Mars and Venus

Performance Comment: Prologue or Induction Set to Musick by Mr Finger-; Erato-Mrs Hodgson; Thalia-Mrs Perrin; Terpsichore-Mrs Ayliff; Mars-Bowman; Vulcan-Reading; Gallus-Lee; Cupid-Jemmy Laroche; Momus-Sherburn; Venus-Mrs Bracegirdle; Aglaia-Mrs Hodgson; Euphrosyne-Mrs Ayliff; Hora-Mrs Perrin; Jealousy-Mrs Hudson; Epilogue-Mr Bowen.
Cast
Role: Mr Finger Actor:
Role: Erato Actor: Mrs Hodgson
Role: Thalia Actor: Mrs Perrin
Role: Terpsichore Actor: Mrs Ayliff
Role: Mars Actor: Bowman
Role: Vulcan Actor: Reading
Role: Gallus Actor: Lee
Role: Cupid Actor: Jemmy Laroche
Role: Momus Actor: Sherburn
Role: Venus Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Aglaia Actor: Mrs Hodgson
Role: Euphrosyne Actor: Mrs Ayliff
Role: Hora Actor: Mrs Perrin
Role: Jealousy Actor: Mrs Hudson
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mr Bowen.
Related Works
Related Work: The Loves of Mars and Venus Author(s): John Weaver
Event Comment: Benefit Sir John (General Advertiser). Boxes 3s. Pit 2s. 6d. First Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Provoked Wife

Performance Comment: Sir John-a Gentleman for his benefit; Constant-Cushing; Heartfree-Wignell; Lord Rake-Paget; Razor-L. Hallam; Justice-Furnival; Bully-Lee; Taylor-Shuter; Constable-Dove; Lady Fanciful-Mrs Cushing; Belinda-Mrs Wignell; Mlle-Miss Moreau; Lady Brute-Mrs Hallam.
Cast
Role: Sir John Actor: a Gentleman for his benefit
Role: Constant Actor: Cushing
Role: Heartfree Actor: Wignell
Role: Lord Rake Actor: Paget
Role: Razor Actor: L. Hallam
Role: Justice Actor: Furnival
Role: Bully Actor: Lee
Role: Taylor Actor: Shuter
Role: Constable Actor: Dove
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Cushing
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Wignell
Role: Mlle Actor: Miss Moreau
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Hallam.
Related Works
Related Work: The Provok'd Wife Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Afterpiece Title: The School Boy

Dance: As17461124