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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
Event Comment: Receipts: #157 15s. [The Account Book lists the payment of 2s. per acting night to each shareholder: @Shareholder Mrs Martha Bedwell No. Share 1@No. Nights 36@Payment #3 12s.@Shareholder Mrs Creighton No. Shares 1@No. Nights 36@Payment #3 12s.@Shareholder Mr Francis Bedwell No. Shares 1@No. Nights 37@Payment #3 14s.@Shareholder Mr Robert Griffin No. Share 1@No. Nights 37@Payment #3 14s.@Shareholder Mr John Mitchell No. Shares 1@No. Nights 87@Payment #8 14s.@Shareholder Mrs Mary Michell No. Shares 1@No. Nights 87@Payment #8 14s.@Shareholder Mr John Walsh No. Shares 1@No. Nights 86@Payment #8 12s.@Shareholder Mr Lucuss No. Shares 1@No. Nights 54@Payment #5 8s.@Shareholder Col. Wade No. Shares 1@No. Nights 8@Payment 16s.@Shareholder Sir Arthur Croft No Shares 1@No. Nights 8@Payment 16s.@Shareholder Mr John White No. Shares 1@No. Nights 5@Payment 10s.@Shareholder Mr John Croft, Esq</a> No. Shares 1@No. Nights 5@Payment 10s.@Shareholder Mr Rubin Adolphus No. Shares 1@No. Nights 5@Payment 10s.@Shareholder Mr Henry Woodfall No. Shares 1@No. Nights 3@Payment 6s.@Total No. Shares 14@No. Nights 494@Payment #49 8s.@ Winston MS 8 notes that on 1 Feb. dl had only 20 renters at 2s. a night.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Prophetess

Related Works
Related Work: The Prophetess; or, The History of Dioclesian Author(s): John Fletcher
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Written by the late J. Addison, Esq

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Cato

Cast
Role: Cato Actor: Quin
Role: Juba Actor: W. Mills
Role: Sempronius Actor: Mills
Role: Syphax Actor: Cibber
Role: Portius Actor: Milward
Role: Marcus Actor: Cross
Role: Lucius Actor: Winstone
Role: Decius Actor: Hewitt
Role: Marcia Actor: Mrs Thurmond
Role: Lucia Actor: Mrs Butler
Related Works
Related Work: Cato Author(s): John Ozell

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay; or, The Wives Metamorphos'd

Performance Comment: Jobson-Harper; Nell-Mrs Clive; Sir John-Salway; Lady Loverule-Mrs Pritchard .
Cast
Role: Jobson Actor: Harper
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Sir John Actor: Salway
Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Related Works
Related Work: The Devil to Pay; or, The Wives Metamorphos'd Author(s): John Mottley
Event Comment: Benefit for Harley. Mainpiece: As altered from Beaumont and Fletcher by the Duke of Buckingham and D. Garrick, Esq. Not acted these 7 years. Morning Chronicle, 20 May: Tickets to be had of Harley, No. 22, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields. Receipts: #242 1s. 6d. (84.10.6; 7.5.0; tickets: 150.6.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Chances

Performance Comment: Don John-Harley (1st appearance in that character); Don Frederick-Marshall; Duke-Davies; Petruchio-Macready; Peter-Blanchard; Anthony-Cubitt; Surgeon-Powel; Antonio's Man-Rock; Antonio-Quick; First Constantia-Miss Chapman; Mother-Mrs Webb; Landlady-Mrs Pitt; Niece-Mrs Platt; Second Constantia-Mrs Pope.
Cast
Role: Don John Actor: Harley
Role: Don Frederick Actor: Marshall
Role: Duke Actor: Davies
Role: Petruchio Actor: Macready
Role: Peter Actor: Blanchard
Role: Anthony Actor: Cubitt
Role: Surgeon Actor: Powel
Role: Antonio's Man Actor: Rock
Role: Antonio Actor: Quick
Role: First Constantia Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Mother Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Landlady Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Niece Actor: Mrs Platt
Role: Second Constantia Actor: Mrs Pope.
Related Works
Related Work: The Chances Author(s): John Fletcher

Afterpiece Title: Love in a Camp

Cast
Role: Darby Actor: Munden
Role: Rupert Actor: Reeve.
Role: Captain Patrick Actor: Johnstone
Role: Quiz Actor: Quick
Role: Marshall Ferbelin Actor: Davies
Role: Father Luke Actor: Rock
Role: Olmutz Actor: Cubitt
Role: Adjutant Actor: Macready
Role: Mabel Flourish Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Norah Actor: Miss Francis
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Martyr.
Related Works
Related Work: Love in a Camp; or, Patrick in Prussia Author(s): John O'Keeffe

Dance: As17901204

Song: End I: The Group of Lovers-Munden; End II: a favourite Sea Song-Incledon

Performances

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Performance Comment: Sir Felix Friendly-Suett; Compton-Bannister; Eugene-Dignum; Chicane-Benson; Lingo-Bannister Jun.; Thomas-Burton; John-Bland; Stump-Alfred; Cudden-Banks; Laura-Mrs Crouch; Mrs Cheshire-Mrs Edwin; Fringe-Mrs Edwards; Cowslip-Mrs Bland.
Cast
Role: Sir Felix Friendly Actor: Suett
Role: Compton Actor: Bannister
Role: Eugene Actor: Dignum
Role: Chicane Actor: Benson
Role: Lingo Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Thomas Actor: Burton
Role: John Actor: Bland
Role: Stump Actor: Alfred
Role: Cudden Actor: Banks
Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Mrs Cheshire Actor: Mrs Edwin
Role: Fringe Actor: Mrs Edwards
Role: Cowslip Actor: Mrs Bland.
Related Works
Related Work: The Agreeable Surprise Author(s): John O'Keeffe

Dance: As17921121, but The Dances-Miss _Prevot

Song: In the course of the Evening The Little Farthing Rushlight-Bannister Jun

Event Comment: Benefit for Wild, prompter. 1st piece: Not acted these 20 years; altered from Dryden (by Joseph George Holman (Not. Dram.)]. 2nd piece [Ist time; M.INT 1, probably by John Cartwright Cross. MS: Larpent 1028; not published]. 3rd piece: In which an Engagement between an English and a French Man of War, a Shipwreck, and a Grand Military Procession as it pass'd, when the French Colours taken by the British Army were conveyed from St. James's to St. Paul's Cathedral [on 17 May 1794]. The above Procession is represented by Moving Figures, in which the Horse and Foot Guards, the Band of Music, the French Colours, &c. are seen to pass in the exact order they appeared on that memorable occasion. Morning Herald, 17 May: Tickets to be had of Wild, No. 46, Drury-lane. Receipts: #293 2s. 6d. (112/17/6; 14/2/0; tickets: 166/3/0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Don Sebastian

Cast
Role: Don Sebastian Actor: Pope
Role: Muley Moluch Actor: Harley
Role: Muley Zeydan Actor: Middleton
Role: Don Antonio Actor: Lewis
Role: Abdallah Actor: Fawcett
Role: Don Alvarez Actor: Thompson
Role: M ustapha Actor: Quick
Role: Dorax Actor: HolmanMorayma-Mrs Mattocks
Role: HolmanMorayma Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Johayma Actor: Mrs Henley
Role: Almeyda Actor: Mrs Pope
Related Works
Related Work: Don Sebastian Author(s): John Dryden
Related Work: Don Sebastian, King of Portual Author(s): John Dryden
Related Work: The Captive Author(s): John Dryden

Afterpiece Title: THE NEW DIVERTISEMENT

Performance Comment: Cast not listed. [Larpent MS lists the parts: Palate, Fieldtree, Ensign Hardy//Patty, Jenny.] Written to introduce the following favorite Songs: Mary's Dream, The moon had climbed the highest hill (composed by Ralph [recte Relfe]), by Miss Poole; The Vestry Dinner, Churchwarden I have been (written by Cross, composed by Reeve), by Rees; The High Mettled Racer, See the course throng'd with gazers (composed by Dibdin), by Incledon (1st time); The Gipsey Ballad, A wand'ring Gipsey, Sir, am I (words and melody by Peter Pindar, Esq. [pseud. for John Wolcot], accompaniments by Shield), by Mrs Clendining; Kitty Grogan, Tho' I'm no Dancing Master (written by Collins, composed by Reeve), by Johnstone; The Storm, Cease, rude Boreas (written by George Alexander Stevens), by Incledon; [Auld] Robin Gray, Young Jamie lov'd me well, by Mrs Clendining; From morn till night I take my glass, by Incledon and Johnstone; Vo sol cando (composed by Vinci), by Miss Poole; The Triumph of Wine, What tho' from Venus Cupid sprung (composed by Dibdin), by Johnstone; Father, Mother and Suke (composed by Dibdin), by Fawcett. To conclude with the following Selection of Catches and Glees from Harrison and Knyvett's Vocal Concert: as17940523, but God preserve his Majesty in place of Water parted from the sea .
Cast
Role: Angelina Actor: Miss Hopkins
Role: Leonora Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Sir Gregory Forrester Actor: Quick
Role: Peregrine Forrester Actor: Munden
Role: Fieldair Actor: Incledon
Role: Peter Actor: Blanchard
Role: Cartridge Actor: Fawcett
Role: Forrester Actor: Macready
Role: Waiter Actor: Farley
Role: Susan Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Bar Maid Actor: Miss Stuart
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Clendining.
Role: Principal Pantomimic Characters Actor: Hawtin in place of _Simpson, Ledger of Hawtin
Role: Vocal Characters Actor: Miss +Kirton, in place of Mrs _Masters.
Role: Harlequin Actor: Simpson
Role: Clown Actor: Follett
Role: Lover Actor: Farley
Role: Woodcutter Actor: Rock
Role: Bricklayers Actor: Evatt, Thompson
Role: Lover's Servant Actor: Rees
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Claremont
Role: Gardener Actor: Hawtin
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Watts
Role: Shepherdess Actor: Mrs Martyr, Mrs Mountain
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Colloony Actor: Middleton
Role: Murtoch Delany Actor: Johnstone
Role: Cymon Actor: Blanchard
Role: Frost Actor: Munden
Role: Edward Actor: Fawcett
Role: Captain Seymour Actor: Harley
Role: Caroline Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Cubba Actor: Mrs Fawcett
Related Works
Related Work: The New Divertisement Author(s): John Cartwright Cross

Music: End of Act II of 1st piece a Solo on the Union Pipes by Courtney; In the course of the Evening a Duetto on the Union Pipes and Harp by Courtney and Weippert

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Clendining. 2nd piece: Not acted these 10 years [acted 25 Apr. 1788]. 3rd piece [1st time; M 1, altered by John Gretton from his Ode performed at the Pantheon, 4 May. Larpent MS 1087; text printed in Morning Chronicle, 2 May 1795, with parts as above]: The Words by John Gretton, Esq. The Music by Spofforth; the Dances by Byrn. Books containing the Words of the Masque will be delivered gratis at the different Doors. Morning Herald, 5 June: Tickets to be had of Mrs Clendining, No. 13, King-street, Covent Garden. Receipts: #204 5s. (72.17; 7.15; tickets: 123.13)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Follies Of A Day

Cast
Role: Antonio Actor: Munden
Role: The Page Actor: Mrs Clendining
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Johnstone
Role: Spado Actor: Quick
Role: Pedrillo Actor: Munden
Role: Don Caesar Actor: Bowden
Role: Philippo Actor: Townsend
Role: Don Scipio Actor: Powel
Role: Rapino Actor: Rock
Role: Sanguino Actor: Thompson
Role: Don Juan Actor: Rees
Role: Vasquez Actor: Farley
Role: Calvette Actor: Ledger
Role: Alphonso Actor: Incledon
Role: Victoria Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Catalina Actor: Mrs Arnold
Role: Isabel Actor: Mrs Platt
Role: Lorenza Actor: Mrs Martyr.

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Cast
Role: Thomas Actor: Munden
Role: Nephew Actor: Macready
Role: Whittle Actor: Powel
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neal Actor: Rock
Role: Bates Actor: Davenport
Role: Servants Actor: Abbot, Blurton, Simmons
Role: Kecksey Actor: Bernard
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Greville

Afterpiece Title: A Masque, In Honor of the Nuptials of His Royal Highness [the Prince of Wales with Caroline Princess of Brunswick on 8 April 1795]

Related Works
Related Work: Alfred, a Masque Author(s): James Thomson
Related Work: Harlequin Doctor Faustus Author(s): John Thurmond

Afterpiece Title: The Poor Soldier

Cast
Role: Dermot Actor: Mrs Clendining
Role: Fitzroy Actor: Incledon.
Role: Patrick Actor: Johnstone
Role: Father Luke Actor: Rock
Role: Bagatelle Actor: Farley
Role: Darby Actor: Munden
Role: Norah Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Kathlane Actor: Mrs Martyr.
Related Works
Related Work: The Poor Soldier Author(s): John O'Keeffe

Dance: In 3rd piece: a Grand Dance-Byrn, Holland, Mlle St.Amand, Mme Rossi

Song: End I 2nd piece: The Richmond Primrose Girl (Music by Spofforth-Poetry by William Pearce, Esq.) sung in character-Mrs Clendining

Event Comment: Written by the late famous Poet Laureat John Dryden, Esq. Note, The Subscribers' Tickets Pass every Night there is Acting at Greenwich, tho' it be on a Benefit Night

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Aurengzebe

Cast
Role: Aurengzebe Actor: Powell
Role: Morat Actor: Elrington
Role: Emperor Actor: Shepherd
Role: Arimant Actor: Pendry
Role: Dinant Actor: Freeman
Role: Nourmahal Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Indamora Actor: Mrs Shepherd
Role: Melesinda Actor: Mrs Baxter.
Related Works
Related Work: Aureng Zebe; or, The Great Mogul Author(s): John Dryden

Song:

Dance:

Event Comment: Benefit for the Author of the Prologue, Epilogue and Pastoral Dialogue. Mainpiece: Written by Mr Addison. A New Pastoral Dialogue for the benefit of ye Author of ye Dialogue, Cook ye Poet (Cross). [The Prologue was on comic poetry (spoken by Ryan); the Epilogue was on the Comic Characters of Women (spoken by Mrs Bland). See published version (London, 1753 "to which is prefixed an Ode to John Rich, Esq</a>:"--British Museum 11795 K 31).

Performances

Afterpiece Title: The What D'ye Call It

Cast
Role: Peter Actor: Paddick
Role: Corporal Actor: Holtom.
Role: Timothy Actor: Collins
Role: Sir Roger Actor: Marten
Role: Sir Humphrey Actor: Bransby
Role: Statue Actor: Redman
Role: Peter Nettle Actor: Cushing
Role: Filbert Actor: Arthur
Role: Steward Actor: Anderson
Role: Constable Actor: Dunstall
Role: Stave Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Kitty Carrot Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Parish Girl Actor: Miss Hallam.
Related Works
Related Work: The What D'Ye Call It Author(s): John Gay

Entertainment: NNew Prologue, Epilogue, likewise a New Pastoral Dialogue (never perform'd before)-Lowe, Mrs Lampe; The music by Mr Arne-

Dance: LLes Chasseurs Allemandes, as17521207

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: The King's Company. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 16) refers to Hart's acting Don John. Wilson (All the King's Ladies, p. 170) lists Rebecca Marshall as possibly play1ng First Constantia. The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher (1711), p. ix: Mr Hart played the Part of Don John to the highest Satisfaction of the Audience, the Play had a great run, and ever since has been follow'd as one of the best Entertainments of the Stage. Pepys, Diary: And took them [Mrs Pepys and Betty Michell] against my vowes, but I will make good my forfeit, to the King's house, to show them a play, The Chances. A good play I find it, and the actors most good in it; and pretty to hear Knipp sing in the play very properly, All night I weepe; and sung it admirably. The whole play pleases me well; and most of all, the sight of many fine ladies--among others, my Lady Castlemayne and Mrs Middleton

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Chances

Performance Comment: Don John-Hart?; First Constantia-Rebecca Marshall?.
Cast
Role: Don John Actor: Hart?
Role: First Constantia Actor: Rebecca Marshall?.
Related Works
Related Work: The Chances Author(s): John Fletcher
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: [By Sir John Vanbrugh and Colley Cibber.] All the Characters new drest. Mist's 13 Jan.: On Wednesday last a most horrid, barbarous, and cruel Murder was committed...upon a posthumous Child of the late Sir John Vanbroog, by one who, for some Time past, has gone by the Name of Keyber. It was a fine Child born, and would certainly have lived long, had it not fallen into such cruel Hands. Davies (Dramatic Miscellanies, III, 260-61): In all the tumults and isturbances of the theatre on the first night of a new play, which was formerly a time of more dangerous service, to the actors, than it has been of late, Mrs Oldfield was entirely mistress of herself; she thought it her duty, amidst the most violent opposition and uproar, to exert the utmost of her abilities to serve the author. In the comedy of uproar, to exert the utmost of her abilities to serve the author. In the comedy of the Provoked Husband, Cibber's enemies tried all their power to get the play condemned. The reconciliation scene wrought so effectually upon the sensible and generous part of the audience, that the conclusion was greatly and generously approved. Amidst a thousand applauses, Mrs Oldfield came forward to speak the epilogue; but when she had pronounced the first line,-Methinks I hear some powder'd critic say-a man, of no distinguished appearance, from the seat next to tne orchestra, saluted her with a hiss. She fixed her eye upon him immediately, made a very short pause, and spoke the words poor creature! loud enough to be heard by the audience, with such a look of mingled scorn, pit, and contempt, that the most uncommon applause justified her conduct in this particular, and the poor reptile sunk down with fear and trembling. See also Cibber, Apology, I, 310-11; Victor, History of the Theatres, II, 105

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband; Or, A Journey To London

Performance Comment: Edition of 1728 lists: Lord Townly-Wilks; Lady Townly-Mrs Oldfield; Lady Grace-Mrs Porter; Manly-Mills; Sir Francis Wronghead-Cibber; Lady Wronghead-Mrs Thurmond; Squire Richard-Young Wetherilt; Jenny-Mrs Cibber; John Moody-Miller; Count Basset-Bridgwater; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Moore; Myrtilla-Mrs Grace; Mrs Trusty-Mrs Mills; Prologue-Wilks; Epilogue-Mrs Oldfield.
Cast
Role: Lord Townly Actor: Wilks
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Manly Actor: Mills
Role: Sir Francis Wronghead Actor: Cibber
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs Thurmond
Role: Squire Richard Actor: Young Wetherilt
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: John Moody Actor: Miller
Role: Count Basset Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Moore
Role: Myrtilla Actor: Mrs Grace
Role: Mrs Trusty Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Prologue Actor: Wilks
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Oldfield.
Related Works
Related Work: The Provok'd Husband; or, A Journey to London Author(s): John Vanbrugh
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Written by Sir John Vanburgh [sic], with Alterations [by John Philip Kemble]. [Afterpiece in place of Arthur and Emmeline, advertised on playbill of 22 Oct.] Receipts: #176 1s. (140.1.0; 31.9.6; 4.10.6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The False Friend

Performance Comment: Characters by Kemble, Bannister Jun., Barrymore, R. Palmer, Packer, Wroughton, Miss Pope, Mrs Goodall, Miss Farren. Cast from European Magazine, Nov. 1789, p. 378: Don John-Kemble; Lopez-Bannister Jun.; Don Guzman-Barrymore; Galindo-R. Palmer; Don Felix-Packer; Don Pedro-Wroughton; Jacintha-Miss Pope; Isabella-Mrs Goodall; Leonora-Miss Farren.
Cast
Role: Don John Actor: Kemble
Role: Lopez Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Don Guzman Actor: Barrymore
Role: Galindo Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Don Felix Actor: Packer
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Wroughton
Role: Jacintha Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Leonora Actor: Miss Farren.
Related Works
Related Work: The False Friend Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Afterpiece Title: The Doctor and the Apothecary

Cast
Role: Carlos Actor: Dignum
Role: Doctor Bilioso Actor: Suett
Role: Thomaso Actor: Waldron
Role: Sturmwald Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Guzman Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Perez Actor: Burton
Role: Juan Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Romanzini
Role: Theresa Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Anna Actor: Mrs Crouch.
Event Comment: The United Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but according to the Gentleman's Journal, May 1694, it followed Have at All: the other call'd The married Beau, or the Curious Impertinent, by Mr Crown, already acted many times (p. 134). The manuscript of a song composed by John Eccles and sung by Doggett is in Bodleian, School of Music Collection, c. 95, f 102. One by Henry Purcell, See, where repenting Celia lyes, sung by Mrs Ayliff, is in Thesaurus Musicus, 1695. See also Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XX (1916), xvii-xviii

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Married Beau; Or, The Curious Impertinent

Performance Comment: Edition of 1694. The Prologue-; see Epilogue; The Epilogue-Mr Dogget who Acts Thorneback. A copy of the 1694 quarto in the Folger Shakespeare Library has a manuscript cast which appears to be the original one; Loveley-Powell; Polidor-Betterton; Thorneback-Dogget; Sir John-Bowen; Mrs Loveley-Mrs Barry; Cecilia-Mrs Bowman; Camilla-Mrs Bracegirdle; Lionell-Mrs Verbruggen; Prologue-Mr Powell?.
Related Works
Related Work: The Married Beau; or, The Curious Impertinent Author(s): John Crowne
Event Comment: [By John Vanbrugh. Date of premiere unknown. Published 10 Feb.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The False Friend

Performance Comment: Edition of 1702 lists: Don Felix-Griffin; Don Pedro-Wilks; Don Guzman-Mills; Don John-Cibber; Lopez-Penkithman; Galindo-Bullock; Leonora-Mrs Rogers; Isabella-Mrs Kent; Jacinta-Mrs Oldfield; Prologue-Griffin; Epilogue-Mrs Oldfield.
Cast
Role: Don Felix Actor: Griffin
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Wilks
Role: Don Guzman Actor: Mills
Role: Don John Actor: Cibber
Role: Lopez Actor: Penkithman
Role: Galindo Actor: Bullock
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Jacinta Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Prologue Actor: Griffin
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Oldfield.
Related Works
Related Work: The False Friend Author(s): John Vanbrugh
Event Comment: Written by Sir John Vanbrugh. Receipts: #15 2s. 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Wife

Performance Comment: Sir John-Quin; Heartfree-Leigh; Constant-C. Bullock; Razor-Spiller; Lady Brute-Mrs Seymour; Lady Fanciful-Mrs Cross; Mademoiselle-Mrs Egleton; Belinda-Mrs Bullock.
Cast
Role: Sir John Actor: Quin
Role: Heartfree Actor: Leigh
Role: Constant Actor: C. Bullock
Role: Razor Actor: Spiller
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Seymour
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Egleton
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Bullock.
Related Works
Related Work: The Provok'd Wife Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Dance:

Event Comment: Not Acted these Ten Years. Written by Sir John Vanbrug. Receipts: #22 9s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The False Friend

Performance Comment: Felix-Boheme; Pedro-Ryan; John-Quin; Guzman-Walker; Lopez-Egleton; Galindo-Hippisley; Leonora-Mrs Bullock; Isabella-Mrs Moffat; Jacinta-Mrs Egleton.
Cast
Role: Felix Actor: Boheme
Role: Pedro Actor: Ryan
Role: John Actor: Quin
Role: Guzman Actor: Walker
Role: Lopez Actor: Egleton
Role: Galindo Actor: Hippisley
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Moffat
Role: Jacinta Actor: Mrs Egleton.
Related Works
Related Work: The False Friend Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Dance: PPastoral-Mrs Wall; Peasant-Nivelon; Passacaile-Mrs Wall

Event Comment: Benefit Quin. Written by Sir John Vanbrugh. Receipts: money #48 4s.; tickets #93 9s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Wife

Performance Comment: Sir John-Quin; Constant-Walker; Heartfree-Ryan; Razor-Egleton; Lady Brute-Mrs Parker; Belinda-Mrs Bullock; Mademoiselle-Mrs Legare; Lady Fanciful-Mrs Younger.
Cast
Role: Sir John Actor: Quin
Role: Constant Actor: Walker
Role: Heartfree Actor: Ryan
Role: Razor Actor: Egleton
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Parker
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Legare
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Younger.
Related Works
Related Work: The Provok'd Wife Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Song: With new Songs proper to the Play-Leveridge, Legare

Dance: Nivelon, Salle, Mlle Salle, Mrs Bullock

Event Comment: Benefit Lesac and Miss Latour. Written by the late Sir John Vanbrugh. Receipts: money #12 10s. 6d.; tickets #54 2s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The False Friend

Performance Comment: Felix-Boheme; Pedro-Ryan; John-Quin; Guzman-Walker; Lopez-Egleton; Galindo-Hippisley; Leonora-Mrs Bullock; Isabella-Mrs Moffet; Jacinta-Mrs Egleton.
Cast
Role: Felix Actor: Boheme
Role: Pedro Actor: Ryan
Role: John Actor: Quin
Role: Guzman Actor: Walker
Role: Lopez Actor: Egleton
Role: Galindo Actor: Hippisley
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Moffet
Role: Jacinta Actor: Mrs Egleton.
Related Works
Related Work: The False Friend Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Dance: SSpanish Dance-Young Lesac; Chacone-Miss Latour Dupre's Scholar; Shepherd and Shepherdess representing Acis and Galatea -Young Lesac, Miss Latour

Song: Mrs Barbier

Music: Set of Mr Hendel's Lessons on Harpsicord-Miss Latour , Scholar of Mr Troas

Event Comment: Written by the late Sir John Vanbrugh

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Wife

Performance Comment: Sir John-Cibber; Lady Brute-Mrs Oldfield; Constant-Wilks; Belinda-Mrs Booth; Rake-Bridgwater; Bully-Harper; Justice-Shepard; Taylor-Griffin; Heartfree-Booth; Lady Fanciful-Mrs Cibber; Razor-Miller; Mademoiselle-Mrs Brett.
Cast
Role: Sir John Actor: Cibber
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Constant Actor: Wilks
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Rake Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Bully Actor: Harper
Role: Justice Actor: Shepard
Role: Taylor Actor: Griffin
Role: Heartfree Actor: Booth
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Razor Actor: Miller
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Brett.
Related Works
Related Work: The Provok'd Wife Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Dance: Mr Lally's young son, a little Girl (who have never appear'd upon any Stage before)

Event Comment: Benefit Rowland and Widow Atkins. Written by the late Sir John Vanbrugh. Receipts: money #9 9s.; tickets #108 8s. Probable attendance: boxes, 13 by money and 200 by tickets; stage, 2 by money; pit, 8 by money and 256 by tickets; first gallery, 15 by money and 200 by tickets; second gallery, 19 by money

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Wife

Performance Comment: Sir John-Quin; Constant-Walker; Heartfree-Ryan; Razor-Chapman; Lady Brute-Mrs Berriman; Belinda-Mrs Bullock; Mademoiselle-Mrs Legare; Lady Fanciful-Mrs Younger.
Cast
Role: Sir John Actor: Quin
Role: Constant Actor: Walker
Role: Heartfree Actor: Ryan
Role: Razor Actor: Chapman
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Berriman
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Legare
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Younger.
Related Works
Related Work: The Provok'd Wife Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Song: LL'Amor Che Parte Sento, Gently Touch the Warbling Lyre-Miss Warren; two part Song-Leveridge, Laguerre

Dance: TTwo Pierrots-Poitier, Pelling; Dutch Burgomaster and His Frow-Newhouse, Mrs Ogden

Event Comment: Written by Sir John Vanbrugh. Receipts: #18 10s. Probable attendance: boxes, 6 paid and 9 orders; pit, 58 paid and 32 orders; slips, 11 paid and 7 orders; first gallery, 75 paid and 23 orders; second gallery, 46 paid and 4 orders

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Wife

Performance Comment: Sir John-Quin; Constant-Walker; Heartfree-Ryan; Razor-Chapman; Lady Brute-Mrs Berriman; Belinda-Mrs Bullock; Mademoiselle-Mrs Moreau; Lady Fanciful-Mrs Younger.
Cast
Role: Sir John Actor: Quin
Role: Constant Actor: Walker
Role: Heartfree Actor: Ryan
Role: Razor Actor: Chapman
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Berriman
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Moreau
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Younger.
Related Works
Related Work: The Provok'd Wife Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Song: Singing Proper to the Play-Leveridge, Legare

Dance: TTwo Pierrots-Salle, Pelling; Pastoral-DuPre, Pelling

Event Comment: Written by the late Sir John Vanbrugh

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Wife

Performance Comment: Lady Brute-Mrs Oldfield; Lady Fanciful-Mrs Horton; Sir John-Cibber; Constant-Wilks; Heartfree-W. Mills; Rake-Bridgwater; Bully-Harper; Justice-Shepard; Razor-Miller; Taylor-Griffin; Belinda-Mrs Booth; Mademoiselle-Miss Shireburn.
Cast
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Sir John Actor: Cibber
Role: Constant Actor: Wilks
Role: Heartfree Actor: W. Mills
Role: Rake Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Bully Actor: Harper
Role: Justice Actor: Shepard
Role: Razor Actor: Miller
Role: Taylor Actor: Griffin
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Miss Shireburn.
Related Works
Related Work: The Provok'd Wife Author(s): John Vanbrugh

Dance: Roger, Mrs Mills, Essex, Miss Robinson, Master Lally, Miss Brett; particularly The Pieraite-

Related Works
Related Work: The Unhappy Favourite; or, The Earl of Essex Author(s): John Banks