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

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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

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

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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.