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Event Comment: [Cast taken from 1st edn. The bill merely lists actors and notes "With proper Music, Scenes, and Decorations. Never acted before." It mentions no Prologue or Epilogue.] This Masque was wrote about eleven years ago, by Mr Malet & Mr Thomson, & play'd in the Garden at Clifden before the P. of Wales &c.--Mr Malet has now alter'd it, & it was play'd with great Applause, only some of the Dances, being too long were dislik'd, & some of the Songs had ye same reception (Cross). Receipts: #180 (Cross)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Alfred, A Masque

Performance Comment: Alfred-Garrick; Earl of Devon-Lee; Hermit-Berry; Edwin-Burton; Corin-Blakes; Danish King-Sowdon; First Dane-Palmer; Eltruda-Miss Bellamy; Emma-Mrs Bennet; Vocal Parts-Mrs Clive, Miss Norris, Beard, Reinhold, Wilder, Master Vernon; Second Dane-Mozeen; Shepherdess-Miss Minors; Dances-Devisse, Mad Auretti, Mathews, Madam Camargo; Prologue-Garrick; Epilogue-Mrs Clive.
Cast
Role: Alfred Actor: Garrick
Role: Earl of Devon Actor: Lee
Role: Hermit Actor: Berry
Role: Edwin Actor: Burton
Role: Corin Actor: Blakes
Role: Danish King Actor: Sowdon
Role: First Dane Actor: Palmer
Role: Eltruda Actor: Miss Bellamy
Role: Emma Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Vocal Parts Actor: Mrs Clive, Miss Norris, Beard, Reinhold, Wilder, Master Vernon
Role: Second Dane Actor: Mozeen
Role: Shepherdess Actor: Miss Minors
Role: Dances Actor: Devisse, Mad Auretti, Mathews, Madam Camargo
Role: Prologue Actor: Garrick
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Clive.
Related Works
Related Work: Alfred, a Masque Author(s): James Thomson
Related Work: Alfred the Great, King of England Author(s): James Thomson
Event Comment: Benefit for Jacobs, Griffith, Mrs Cross and Mrs Millidge. Paid Master Thomson 11 nights (23rd Inst. incl.) #2 15s.; Black Lyon Bill #3 19s. 2d. (Treasurer's Book). Tickets deliver'd for Benefit of Follett, Mas. Cape, Costin and Miss Berkly will be taken. Receipts: #233 18s. 6d. Charges: #74 14s. Profits to Jacobs, Griffith, Mrs Cross, Mrs Millage: #159 4s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Way To Keep Him

Cast
Role: Sideboard Actor: Jacobs
Role: William Actor: Griffith
Role: Mrs Lovemore Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Muslin Actor: Mrs Millidge.
Role: Lovemore Actor: Reddish, 1st time
Role: Lady Constant Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: Sir Bashful Constant Actor: King
Role: Sir Brilliant Fashion Actor: Dodd
Role: Widow Bellmour Actor: Mrs Abington,
Role: Mignionet Actor: Mrs Bradshaw.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin's Invasion

Cast
Role: Forge Actor: Griffith
Role: Harrow Actor: Ackman.
Role: Sukey Chitterlin Actor: Mrs Davies.
Role: Snip Actor: Parsons.
Role: Harlequin Actor: Wright
Role: Mercury Actor: Dodd
Role: Abram Actor: Weston
Role: Gasconade Actor: Baddeley
Role: Corporal Bounce Actor: Bransby
Role: Simon Actor: Moody
Role: Justice Actor: Hartry
Role: Joseph Harrow Actor: Ackman
Role: Bogg Actor: Messink
Role: Welchman Actor: Waldron
Role: Crib Actor: Castle
Role: Mrs Snip Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Sukey Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Dolly Snip Actor: Miss Pope.

Song: II: The Soldier Tir'd-Mrs Wrighten

Entertainment: V: Bucks Have at Ye All-Master Cape

Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: To the Theatre to The French Dancing Master, and there with much pleasure gazed upon her (Lady Castlemaine); but it troubles us to see her look dejectedly and slighted by People already. The play pleased us [Pepys and Mrs Pepys] very well; but Lacy's part, the Dancing Master, the best in the world

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The French Dancing Master

Performance Comment: [For authorship, see16610311@2.] Dancing Master-Lacy.
Cast
Role: Dancing Master Actor: Lacy.
Event Comment: The King's Company. See Herbert, Dramatic Records, p. 118. See also The Variety, in Bentley, Jacobean and Caroline Stage, III, 149-51; and James Shirley's The Ball; or, French Dancing Master, in Bentley, V, 1079. See also 10 Nov. 1661

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The French Dancing Master

Performance Comment: [The Variety? by William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle.] Dancing Master-Lacy?. See16620521.
Cast
Role: Dancing Master Actor: Lacy?. See16620521.
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Downes (p. 30): This Comedy in general was very well Perform'd. Pepys, Diary: I alone to the Duke of York's house, to see the new play, called The Man is the Master, where the house was, it being not above one o'clock, very full. But my wife and Deb. being there before, with Mrs Pierce and Corbet and Betty Turner, whom my Wife carried with her, they made me room; and there I sat, it costing me 8s. upon them in oranges, at 6d. apiece. By and by the King come; and we sat just under him, so that I durst not turn my back all the play. The play is a translation out of French, and the plot Spanish, but not anything extraordinary at all in it, though translated by Sir W. Davenant, and so I found the King and his company did think meanly of it, though there was here and there something Pretty: but the most of the mirth was sorry, poor stuffe, of eating of sack posset and slabbering themselves, and mirth fit for clownes; the prologue but poor, and the epilogue little in it but the extraordinariness of it, it being sung by Harris and another in the form of a ballet

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man's The Master

Performance Comment: Edition of 1669: Prologue-; Epilogue in a Ballad-Two; [Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 30): Master-Harris; The Man-Underhill; Singing the Epilogue [like two Street Ballad-Singers-Mr Harris, Mr Sandford. [According to the Catalogue of the MS Music, Christ Church, John Bannister set a song for this play.]According to the Catalogue of the MS Music, Christ Church, John Bannister set a song for this play.]
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue in a Ballad Actor: Two
Role: Master Actor: Harris
Role: The Man Actor: Underhill
Role: like two Street Ballad Actor: Singers-Mr Harris, Mr Sandford.
Role: Singers Actor: Mr Harris, Mr Sandford.
Event Comment: For the Benefit of the Editor of Shakespear. For the Entertainment of the Grand Master, and the Antient and Honourable Society of the Free and Accepted Masons. N.B. By Appointment of the Grand Master, the Brethren are desir'd to meet at the Castle Tavern, Drury-Lane, cloath'd; thence to go in Procession, as usual, to the Play

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Henry Iv, Part Ii

Cast
Role: King Actor: Mills
Role: Prince Actor: W. Mills
Role: Shallow Actor: Johnson
Role: Silence Actor: Miller
Role: Feeble Actor: Griffin
Role: Falstaff Actor: Harper
Role: Pistol Actor: Cibber
Role: Lancaster Actor: A. Hallam
Role: Gloster Actor: Cross
Role: York Actor: Mil ward
Role: Justice Actor: Boman
Role: Poins Actor: Oates
Role: Bardolph Actor: Shepard
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Shireburn
Role: Doll Actor: Miss Mann. A new Prologue upon the Company's Return to the Theatre Royal, spoken by Mills

Dance: I: Irish Trot by Young Master Oates. II: A new Comic Dance by Master Oates and Miss Oates Jr. V: Grand Dance of Momus, as17340426

Performance Comment: II: A new Comic Dance by Master Oates and Miss Oates Jr. V: Grand Dance of Momus, as17340426.
Cast
Role: : Sailor Actor: Nivelon
Role: Lively Lass Actor: Miss Man

Song: The usual Songs, adapted to the Subject of Masonry. II: The Enter'd Prentice's Song. IV: On, On, my dear Brethren. V: Let Matrimony be now my Theme

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Cast
Role: Aimwell Actor: Delane.
Role: Archer Actor: Ryan
Role: Sullen Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Bonniface Actor: Marten
Role: Sir Charles Actor: Anderson
Role: Foigard Actor: Arthur
Role: Gibbet Actor: Bencraft
Role: Scrub Actor: Collins
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs Bambridge
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Hale
Role: Cherry Actor: Miss Hippisley
Role: Gipsy Actor: Miss Young
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: To conclude with a Country Dance Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

Cast
Role: Phillida Actor: Miss Young.
Role: Damon Actor: Lowe
Role: Arcas Actor: Anderson
Role: Corydon Actor: Arthur
Role: Cymon Actor: Collins
Role: Mopsus Actor: Dunstall

Dance: Master J. Granier, Master J. Granier's Sister

Performance Comment: Granier, Master J. Granier's Sister.
Event Comment: [Query: Is Master Jonno the little Swiss?] Paid 1!2 year's Window Tax #3 14s. 9d.; and 1!2 year's Land tax #45 16s.; Paid Mrs Rogers for wax & Brick dust 4s. 8d. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #130 (Cross); #122 14s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband

Cast
Role: Townly Actor: Barry
Role: Manly Actor: Havard
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Yates
Role: Basset Actor: Woodward
Role: Squire Richard Actor: Blakes
Role: Poundage Actor: Usher
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Myrtilla Actor: Miss Cole
Role: Trusty Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Miss Jenny Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Song: Master Mattocks

Ballet: SSavoyard Travellers. As17491109, but Children Savoyards-Little Swiss, Master _Jonno

Performance Comment: As17491109, but Children Savoyards-Little Swiss, Master _Jonno.
Event Comment: A Tragedy for Warm Weather. Written after the manner of the Worst, as well as the Best of the English Poets, containing amongst a Variety of Particulars, curious, entertaining, and pathetic, the Rebellion of the Journeymen Taylors on the Score of Wages, etc. Neville MS Diary: Half past Six went to ye Haymarket Theatre but could not get into ye Pit or first Gallery, so stood on ye last row of the shilling Gallery, tho' I could see little, to see how ye Taylors, a new tragedy for warm weather, would go off, being the first night of its performance. 3rd Act hiss'd-ye Gods in ye shilling Gallery called for ye Builder's Prologue-hissed off ye part of ye Old Maid twice and Davies who came to make an excuse. The Gentlemen, many of whom were there, cried No Prologue" but to no purpose. At last Foote said if he knew their demands he would be ready to comply with them. The noise ceasing, after some time he was told the Builder's Prologue was desired. He said he had done all in his power to get the performers, having seen them. After some time he came and informed them he had got the performers together, and if the House would be pleased to accept of ye Prologue in our dresses as we are you shall have it." This was followed by great clapping which shows the Genius of our English mobility ever generous after victory. Left ye House after ye Farce began. [Flints were journeymen tailors who refused to comply with the masters' terms and the regulations of the magistrate, in contradistinction to those who submitted and were in derision stiled Dungs. The term dates from 1764-OED. An extract from the Occasional Prologue (the Builder's Prologue) in prose on the opening of the Theatre Royal in the Haymarket, by Foote published in the London Magazine July 1767, p. 351. Foote, Scaffold, and Prompter are the three participants. Foote tells Scaffold he will be paid by the audience. Scaffold notes that the audience must in that case be pleased at all times. Foote promises no long processions [will] crowd my narrow scenes." He assumes that any of the reforms he plans will but echo the public voice. The Prompter then calls the actors on.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Taylors

Performance Comment: Master Taylors: Francisco-Foote; Campbello-Bannister; Regniades-Castle; Pearcy-Gardner; Higgleston-Newton; Flints: Abrahamides (Chief Flint)-Shuter; Bernardo Bernardo-Davis; Isaacos-Palmer; Jackiades-Weston; Bartholomeau-Smith; Humphreymingos-Loveman; Dungs: Zacharides-Thompson; Phillippominos-Keen; Timotheus-Pynn; Taylors Ladies-Mrs Jeffries, Mrs Burden, Mrs Gardner; Attendants to the Ladies-Mrs Denton, Mrs Kirby, Mrs Palmer; New Prologue-Foote.
Cast
Role: Francisco Actor: Foote
Role: Campbello Actor: Bannister
Role: Regniades Actor: Castle
Role: Pearcy Actor: Gardner
Role: Higgleston Actor: Newton
Role: Abrahamides Actor: Shuter
Role: Bernardo Bernardo Actor: Davis
Role: Isaacos Actor: Palmer
Role: Jackiades Actor: Weston
Role: Bartholomeau Actor: Smith
Role: Humphreymingos Actor: Loveman
Role: Zacharides Actor: Thompson
Role: Phillippominos Actor: Keen
Role: Timotheus Actor: Pynn
Role: Taylors Ladies Actor: Mrs Jeffries, Mrs Burden, Mrs Gardner
Role: Attendants to the Ladies Actor: Mrs Denton, Mrs Kirby, Mrs Palmer
Role: New Prologue Actor: Foote.

Afterpiece Title: The Old Maid

Event Comment: Benefit for Bannister. This Benefit was given to Mr B. after the Season Clos'd on Account of Some trouble he was in (Hopkins Diary). Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. [June 2 by Treasurer's Book.] Profits to Bannister after all charges #106 6s. 5d. This month was publish'd Theatrical Portraits, epigrammatically delineated, &c. 4to. Price 1s. 6d. (Gentleman's Magazine Catalogue). Receipts: #210 6d. (Treasurer's Book). AFTER SEASON RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES (Treasurer's Book). Rec'd: 15 June: Mr Parsonage's (late Williams) Rent 1 yr to Lady day last with 4s. 10d. deducted, #43 10s.; Mr Harrison's Rent 1 yr to ditto with #7 17s. 6d. Land Tax deducted, #38 2s. 6d.; for candles, oil & lampmen on Theatrical Fund Night #3 18s. 6d. 18 June: From Public Advertiser this season #50; from Daily Gazetteer #50; from Mr Pope 1 yrs. rent to Lady Day last with #1 13s. land tax deducted, #28 7s. 23 June: From New Additional Sinking Fund #241 13s.; Patentees' Draft on Mr Clutterbuck #50; Music forfeits this season, Mr D. Richards included, #25 14s. 7d. 25 June: Their Majesties Account 8 nights #80, the Queen's Ladies 2 nights #6. 29 June: Mr Rowland's Rent 1 year to Lady Day last with #2 2s. land tax deducted #40 18s. 30 June: Mr Evans (wardrobe?) sundry forfeips this season #47 8s. Paid: 4 June: Tallow chandler's 9th & last Bill (#37 12s. 9d., but with a discount at 8 on #350 16s. amount of this season's Bills) #9 11s. 6d. Mr Page in full of #25 this season, #1 10s.; Rector & Watch Covent Garden parish 1 year to Lady Day last #1 8s. 4d. 10 June: Two Housekeeper's Bills #11 3s.; half yrs, paving &c. St Martin to Lady Day last #17 13s. 15 June: Messrs Barrow & Co., Oil, #191 14s. 6d.; Messrs Marshall & Co. (plumbers) #55 3s.; Mr Cropley (linen draper) #15 13s. 6d.; Mr Cole (turner) #12 15s.; Mr Dalmaine (embroiderer) #3 13s. 6d.; Mr Landall (Undertaker) #3 4s. Mr Hatsell (mercer) #37 7s.; Mr Carpue (silk dyer)#7 7s. 6d.; Mr Barrett (wax chandler) #27 1s. 6d.; Mrs Vaughan (haberdasher) #7 16s. 6d.; Messrs Sandys & Co. (colourmen) #72 6d.; Mr Carter (scowrer) #20 6s.; Messrs Hewetson & Co. (lacemen) #27 3s.; Mr Stephens (mason) #4 6s.; Mr Cubit (tinman) #12 4s. 6d.; Mr Hopkins & Co. (ironmongers) #10 18s.; Mr Powney (stationer) #4 7s. 16 June: Miss Berkley on note #5 5s.; half yrs rent to Duke of Bedford to Lady Day last #165 2d.; Loss on sale of 330 and 1!2 light Guineas, #17; Mr Pope's Bill for Wigs, &c. #14 2s.; Mr Pope for 69 nights extra dressing this season #6 18s.; Mr J. Johnston's Music Bill, #16 12s. 6d. 23 June: Lowe & Co. (glaziers) #4 7s. 6d.; Scott & Co. (lacemen) #17 11s.; Waller & Co. (hosiers) #7 10s.; Mrs Chitty (coals) #28 10s.; Bibb (sword cutler) #1 5s.; Gardner (shoemaker) #6; Thomson (smith) #23 7s.; Chettell (timber) #40 17s.; Ireland (upholsterer) #35 1s.; Blakes (hatter) #3 1s.; Palmer (spermacetti candles) #124; Dorman (coals) #27 15s.; Dorman for attending practices of dances this season, #10 10s.; A. Johnston's Bill for sundrys #47 11s.; Mrs Garwood (laundress) #12 15s. 29 June: Black Lyon Bills for Wardrobe, Carpenters & Surveyors Dinners #25 14s.; Mr J. French on Acct #9 10s. 30 June: One yrs paving &c. to Covent Garden Parish to Lady Day last #3; Hopkins' Prompter's Bills #30 17s.; Victor's gratuity #30., and extra salary 2 weeks #5; Evans in lieu of Benefit #42, and extra salary 2 weeks #3. Books closed 30 June 1774: @Total Receipts #33,075 1s. 11d.@Total Expense #30,153 15s. 10d.@Profits #2,921 6s. 1d. divided as follows:@To Patentees #1840@To Mr Clutterbuck #1,081 6s. 1d.@*c1774 06 02 dl Benefit for Bannister. This Benefit was given to Mr B. after the Season Clos'd on Account of Some trouble he was in (Hopkins Diary). Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. [June 2 by Treasurer's Book.] Profits to Bannister after all charges #106 6s. 5d. This month was publish'd Theatrical Portraits, epigrammatically delineated, &c. 4to. Price 1s. 6d. (Gentleman's Magazine Catalogue). Receipts: #210 6d. (Treasurer's Book). AFTER SEASON RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES (Treasurer's Book). Rec'd: 15 June: Mr Parsonage's (late Williams) Rent 1 yr to Lady day last with 4s. 10d. deducted, #43 10s.; Mr Harrison's Rent 1 yr to ditto with #7 17s. 6d. Land Tax deducted, #38 2s. 6d.; for candles, oil & lampmen on Theatrical Fund Night #3 18s. 6d. 18 June: From Public Advertiser this season #50; from Daily Gazetteer #50; from Mr Pope 1 yrs. rent to Lady Day last with #1 13s. land tax deducted, #28 7s. 23 June: From New Additional Sinking Fund #241 13s.; Patentees' Draft on Mr Clutterbuck #50; Music forfeits this season, Mr D. Richards included, #25 14s. 7d. 25 June: Their Majesties Account 8 nights #80, the Queen's Ladies 2 nights #6. 29 June: Mr Rowland's Rent 1 year to Lady Day last with #2 2s. land tax deducted #40 18s. 30 June: Mr Evans (wardrobe?) sundry forfeips this season #47 8s. Paid: 4 June: Tallow chandler's 9th & last Bill (#37 12s. 9d., but with a discount at 8 on #350 16s. amount of this season's Bills) #9 11s. 6d. Mr Page in full of #25 this season, #1 10s.; Rector & Watch Covent Garden parish 1 year to Lady Day last #1 8s. 4d. 10 June: Two Housekeeper's Bills #11 3s.; half yrs, paving &c. St Martin to Lady Day last #17 13s. 15 June: Messrs Barrow & Co., Oil, #191 14s. 6d.; Messrs Marshall & Co. (plumbers) #55 3s.; Mr Cropley (linen draper) #15 13s. 6d.; Mr Cole (turner) #12 15s.; Mr Dalmaine (embroiderer) #3 13s. 6d.; Mr Landall (Undertaker) #3 4s. Mr Hatsell (mercer) #37 7s.; Mr Carpue (silk dyer)#7 7s. 6d.; Mr Barrett (wax chandler) #27 1s. 6d.; Mrs Vaughan (haberdasher) #7 16s. 6d.; Messrs Sandys & Co. (colourmen) #72 6d.; Mr Carter (scowrer) #20 6s.; Messrs Hewetson & Co. (lacemen) #27 3s.; Mr Stephens (mason) #4 6s.; Mr Cubit (tinman) #12 4s. 6d.; Mr Hopkins & Co. (ironmongers) #10 18s.; Mr Powney (stationer) #4 7s. 16 June: Miss Berkley on note #5 5s.; half yrs rent to Duke of Bedford to Lady Day last #165 2d.; Loss on sale of 330 and 1!2 light Guineas, #17; Mr Pope's Bill for Wigs, &c. #14 2s.; Mr Pope for 69 nights extra dressing this season #6 18s.; Mr J. Johnston's Music Bill, #16 12s. 6d. 23 June: Lowe & Co. (glaziers) #4 7s. 6d.; Scott & Co. (lacemen) #17 11s.; Waller & Co. (hosiers) #7 10s.; Mrs Chitty (coals) #28 10s.; Bibb (sword cutler) #1 5s.; Gardner (shoemaker) #6; Thomson (smith) #23 7s.; Chettell (timber) #40 17s.; Ireland (upholsterer) #35 1s.; Blakes (hatter) #3 1s.; Palmer (spermacetti candles) #124; Dorman (coals) #27 15s.; Dorman for attending practices of dances this season, #10 10s.; A. Johnston's Bill for sundrys #47 11s.; Mrs Garwood (laundress) #12 15s. 29 June: Black Lyon Bills for Wardrobe, Carpenters & Surveyors Dinners #25 14s.; Mr J. French on Acct #9 10s. 30 June: One yrs paving &c. to Covent Garden Parish to Lady Day last #3; Hopkins' Prompter's Bills #30 17s.; Victor's gratuity #30., and extra salary 2 weeks #5; Evans in lieu of Benefit #42, and extra salary 2 weeks #3. Books closed 30 June 1774: @Total Receipts #33,075 1s. 11d.@Total Expense #30,153 15s. 10d.@Profits #2,921 6s. 1d. divided as follows:@To Patentees #1840@To Mr Clutterbuck #1,081 6s. 1d.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love In A Village

Cast
Role: Hawthorn Actor: Bannister
Role: Woodcock Actor: Weston
Role: first time Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Young Meadows Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Eustace Actor: Owenson
Role: Rosetta Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Hodge Actor: King
Role: Margery Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Scott
Role: Deborah Woodcock Actor: Mrs Love
Role: incidental to the opera Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The Register Office

Cast
Role: LeBrush Actor: King
Role: Gulwell Actor: Fearon
Role: Scotchman Actor: Moody
Role: Frenchman Actor: Burton
Role: Frankly Actor: Courtney.
Role: Le Brush Actor: Palmer
Role: Song in Love Actor: a-la-Mode-Moody
Role: a Actor: la-Mode-Moody
Role: la Actor: Mode-Moody
Role: Mode Actor: Moody
Role: to conclude with the Description of a Man of Wa Actor: Moody.
Role: Harwood Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Lord Brilliant Actor: Fawcett
Role: Williams Actor: Ackman
Role: Mrs Doggerel Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Margery Moorpout Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Irishman Actor: Moody

Dance: II: The Haymakers-Giorgi's Scholars; End Opera: Hornpipe-Master Burn

Entertainment: End Opera: Bannister's Imitations-Bannister

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Sophonisba

Performance Comment: As17310521, But Scipio-W. Giffard; Lelius-W. Williams; Trebellius-Havard; Rosalinda-Mrs Morgan; Priestesses of Bellona-Pearce, Master Woodward; Massinissa-Smith; Massina-Mrs Thomas; Menander-Collett; Sophonisba-Mrs Haughton; Merna-Mrs Palmer; Maherbal-Bardin; Bomilcar-R. Williams.
Cast
Role: But Scipio Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Lelius Actor: W. Williams
Role: Trebellius Actor: Havard
Role: Rosalinda Actor: Mrs Morgan
Role: Priestesses of Bellona Actor: Pearce, Master Woodward
Role: Massinissa Actor: Smith
Role: Massina Actor: Mrs Thomas
Role: Menander Actor: Collett
Role: Sophonisba Actor: Mrs Haughton
Role: Merna Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Maherbal Actor: Bardin
Role: Bomilcar Actor: R. Williams.
Role: Hannibal Actor: Morgan.
Related Works
Related Work: Sophonisba Author(s): James Thomson

Song: Singing in Scotch and English-the two Misses Hambleton, who n ever appeared on any Stage before

Event Comment: [Written by James Thomson.] With New Habits

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Sophonisba

Cast
Role: Masinissa Actor: Wilks
Role: Syphax Actor: Mills
Role: Narva Actor: Roberts
Role: Scipio Actor: Williams
Role: Laelius Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Sophonisba Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Phoenissa Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Prologue Actor: Williams
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Cibber.
Related Works
Related Work: Sophonisba Author(s): James Thomson
Event Comment: Never Acted before. [By James Thomson.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Agamemnon

Cast
Role: Parts Actor: Quin, Milward, Cibber, Wright, Hill, Mrs Porter, Mrs Cibber, Miss Brett
Role: Agamemnon Actor: Quin
Role: Egisthus Actor: Milward
Role: Melisander Actor: Cibber
Role: Arcas Actor: Wright
Role: Orestes Actor: Green
Role: Talthybius Herald Actor: Havard
Role: Clytemnestra Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Cassandra Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Electra Actor: Miss Brett
Role: Attendant on Clytemnestra Actor: Mrs Furnival
Role: Prologue by the Author of Eurydice Actor: Quin
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: unassigned Actor: Hill.
Related Works
Related Work: Agamemnon Author(s): James Thomson
Event Comment: Tragedy never acted. By James Thomson. Characters New Dress'd. But as it is rather more fashionable to run mad about Mr Thomsons's play, I will change my theme and talk to you of Tancred. I want much to know how you like it, at this distance I would lay any wager you do not like it so well as your sister does, who certainly cannot be your sister and not have been to see it long ago. Everybody agrees that no play was ever so much improved in acting, at least since the Booths and Bettertons. That first scene expecially, where Siffredi discovers to Tancred who he is, pleased me almost beyond anything I ever saw, indeed even before I saw it, that scene was my favourite. But what do you think of the story, and what of the style?-A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, I, 60 (dated strangely 2 March). [On 26 April, the Daily Post published a letter by Bellario on Tancred and Sigismunda, discussing the kind of support it received]: A very remarkable new Lord of the Treasury was proud of appearing its Foster Father, and attended at the public rehearsals; the first night of the performance this celebrated person and his friends in the Box with him (all very lately most flaming Patriots) were seen clapping their hands at the following remarkable speech: First of You All...To Quit Mistakes. [The letter also discussed political aspects of the play, then the poetry of the lines. The author heard that three hundred lines were cut out after the first performance, and was of opinion that double that amount would have been beneficial.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tancred And Sigismunda

Cast
Role: Tancred Actor: Garrick
Role: Siffredi Actor: Sheridan
Role: Osmond Actor: Delane
Role: Rodolpho Actor: Havard
Role: Sigismunda Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Laura Actor: Miss Budgell
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Budgell, Mrs Cibber
Related Works
Related Work: Tancred and Sigismunda Author(s): James Thomson
Event Comment: HHorace Walpole to Sir Horace Mann, 29 March: The Town flocks to a new play of Thomson's call'd Tancred and Sigismunda: it is very dull: I have read it. I cannot bear modern poetry; these refiners of the purity of the stage, and of the incorrectness of English verse, are most woefully insipid. -Toynbee, Letters of Horace Walpole, II, 82

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tancred And Sigismunda

Related Works
Related Work: Tancred and Sigismunda Author(s): James Thomson
Event Comment: Benefit for Mattocks. Mainpiece: Written by Thomson. Not acted these 7 years. Receipts: #224 0s. 6d. (163.16.6; tickets: 60.4.0) (charge: #66 6s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tancred And Sigismunda

Cast
Role: Tancred Actor: Lewis
Role: Osmond Actor: Clarke
Role: Rhodolpho Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Attendant Actor: Thompson
Role: Siffredi Actor: Hull
Role: Laura Actor: Miss Ambrose
Role: Sigismunda Actor: Mrs Barry.
Related Works
Related Work: Tancred and Sigismunda Author(s): James Thomson

Afterpiece Title: True-Blue

Cast
Role: Principal Parts Actor: Mattocks, Reinhold, Baker, Miss Dayes.
Role: Lieutenant Dreadnought Actor: Mattocks
Role: Careful Actor: Reinhold
Role: True Actor: Blue-Baker
Role: Blue Actor: Baker
Role: Nancy Actor: Miss Dayes.
Role: Sparkish Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Harcourt Actor: Ward
Role: Dorilant Actor: Whitefield
Role: Alithea Actor: Miss Ambrose.
Role: Pinchwife Actor: Lee
Role: The Country Wife Actor: Mrs Wilson. see17761221 .

Afterpiece Title: The Country Mad-Cap

Cast
Role: Ballad Actor: Mattocks
Role: Cantileno Actor: Reinhold
Role: Zorobabel Actor: Quick
Role: Lord Bawble Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Goodwill Actor: Fearon
Role: Thomas Actor: Whitefield
Role: Mrs Midnight Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: The Country Mad@Cap Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Dance: As17761223

Event Comment: Tickets delivered by Dagueville (ballet-master), Cushing, Simpkinson, Master Jackson, J. Bates and Mrs Ackman for Tuesday the 25th instant will be admitted this Night. Brunsdon's outstanding Tickets for Cymbeline will also be received

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Comedy Of Errors

Cast
Role: Antipholis of Syracuse Actor: Lewis
Role: Antipholis of Ephesus Actor: Whitfield
Role: Duke Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Angelo Actor: Fearon
Role: Balthazar Actor: Egan
Role: Dr Pinch Actor: Wewitzer
Role: AEgeon Actor: Hull
Role: Officer Actor: Jones
Role: Merchants Actor: Robson, Thompson
Role: Dromio of Syracuse Actor: Brunsdon
Role: Dromio of Ephesus Actor: Quick
Role: Adriana Actor: Mrs Jackson
Role: Luciana Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Lesbia Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Abbess Actor: Mrs Hartley.

Afterpiece Title: The Liverpool Prize

Dance: End I: La Chasse de Diane-Dagueville's Pupils, Master Holland, Master Dagueville, Miss Dagueville, Miss Armstrong, with a new Minuet and Gavot; End IV: The Embarkment for Cytherea=, as17781125, but Master _Dagueville, Master _Holland, Langrish, Miss +Ross; End I afterpiece: +The Burgomaster, as17790216

Song: As17790127

Event Comment: Benefit for Master Welsh. Morning Herald, 18 May: Tickets to be had of Master Welsh, No. 9, Margaret-street, Westminster. Receipts: #355 9s. 6d. (72.13.6; 58.13.0; 4.12.0; tickets: 219.11.0) (charge: free)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl

Cast
Role: Sparkish Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Moody Actor: King
Role: Harcourt Actor: Palmer
Role: Belville Actor: C. Kemble
Role: William Actor: Maddocks
Role: Countryman Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Servant Actor: Webb
Role: Alithea Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Miss Peggy Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Heard.

Afterpiece Title: The Prisoner

Performance Comment: As17961203, but Juliana-Master Chatterley; Chorus of Soldiers-_Evans, _Welsh, _Atkins, _Burrows, _Meyers, _Caulfield Jun., _Denman, _Fisher, _Tett, _Aylmer, _Dibble, _Gallot, _Potts.
Cast
Role: Juliana Actor: Master Chatterley
Role: Chorus of Soldiers Actor: _Evans, _Welsh, _Atkins, _Burrows, _Meyers, _Caulfield Jun., _Denman, _Fisher, _Tett, _Aylmer, _Dibble, _Gallot, _Potts.
Role: Don Guzman Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Don Ferdinand Actor: Barrymore
Role: Don Carlos Actor: Whitfield
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Caulfield
Role: Octavio Actor: Trueman
Role: Muskato Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Lazarillo Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Lawyer Actor: Phillimore
Role: Notary Actor: Maddocks
Role: Servant Actor: Evans
Role: Alguaziles Actor: Cooke, Webb
Role: Marcella Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Aurora Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Leonarda Actor: Mrs Booth.
Role: Sir Bertrand Actor: Trueman
Role: Le Sage Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Record Actor: Suett
Role: Michael Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Spruce Actor: Russell
Role: Flint Actor: Phillimore
Role: Boy Actor: Mast. Welsh
Role: Clara Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Jannette Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Bland.

Song: End IV: Listen to the Voice of Love-Master Welsh

Music: End: A Lilliputian Performance-; consisting of a Quintetto for First Violin-Master Pinto, aged 11 years; Second Violin-Master Sharp, aged 11; Violoncello-Master Ware, aged 10; Piano Forte-Miss Hoffman, aged 9; Voice-Master Welsh. The Musick composed expressly for the Occasion by Dr Arnold

Event Comment: Benefit Master Ferg and Miss Wright,the Lilliputian Burgomaster and Colombine. As 27 Nov. 1738

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Beaux Stratagem

Cast
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Bonniface Actor: Turbutt.
Role: Old Woman Actor: Mrs Marshall.
Role: Scrub Actor: Griffin
Role: Aimwell Actor: Milward
Role: Archer Actor: Mills
Role: Foigard Actor: Macklin
Role: Sullen Actor: Winstone
Role: Gibbet Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir Charles Actor: Cross
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Cherry Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Gypsy Actor: Mrs Bennet

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Music: Second Musick:A Concertoby Henry Burgess Jr-; The Overture: The First Concerto of Signor Corelli-; Preamble on the Kettle Drums-Master Ferg

Dance: I: Punches-Master Ferg, Miss Wright; II: By Desire, French Peasants-Poitier, Mlle Roland; III: Pierots-Master Ferg, Miss Wright; IV: Wooden Shoe Dance-Master Ferg; V: A new dance-Miss Wright

Song: a G Grand Chorus-, out of Alexander's Feast, for Trumpets, French-Horns, Kettle-Drums

Event Comment: Benefit for Master Mattocks and Mlle L'Contri. Paid Salary List #296 10s. 6d.; Mrs Hobson a bill 3s. (Treasurer's Book). [The George Garrick Treasurer's Book breaks off at this point. It records for 165 nights, a total income of #17,296 9s. as against a total outlay of #12,055 14s. 5d. Cross, who jots down receipts in round figures, and is almost always high, indicates the income from the 164th to the 174th and last night to be #1,446, but since all except one night (11 May) were benefits, the theatre probably received only about #800 (At #63 per benefit). Total income for this season is estimated to be, therefore, #18,096 9s. It is difficult to estimate end of season expenditures. At least #789 10s. 6d. went out in the three final pay days of the season and probably another #500 went out in bills before the books were closed at Midsummer. From this it appears that the profits to the managers that year came to about #4,600.] This day is Publish'd The Actor at 3s. In One Volume (dedicated to the Managers of the British Theatre. A treatise on the art of playing, interspersed with theatrical anecdotes, critical remarks on plays and occasional observations on audiences Printed for R. Griffiths (General Advertiser). Receipts: #120 (Cross). [Income missing from Treasurer's Book.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Careless Husband

Cast
Role: Lord Fopington Actor: Woodward
Role: Lord Morelove Actor: Palmer
Role: Lady Betty Modish Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Lady Easy Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Edging Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Charles Easy Actor: Havard
Role: Lady Graveairs Actor: Mrs Bennet.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Performance Comment: As17500425 but Fine Gentleman-King; Mercury-Master Mattocks; Tattoo-_ .
Cast
Role: Fine Gentleman Actor: King
Role: Mercury Actor: Master Mattocks
Role: Tattoo Actor: _ .
Role: Frenchman Actor: Blakes
Role: Mrs Tattoo Actor: Miss Cole.
Role: Old Man Actor: Taswell
Role: Charon Actor: Winstone.
Role: Aesop Actor: Bridges
Role: Drunken Man Actor: Yates
Role: Mrs Riot Actor: Mrs Clive.

Song: I: The Highland Lad (set by Master Arne)-Master Mattocks; III: Singing-Master Mattocks

Dance: II: La Sabotiere-Master Maltere, Miss Foulcade; IV: Les Fantasies de la Dance-Mlle DelaContri; End: Minuet-Mathews, Mlle Contri

Event Comment: Benefit for Master Welsh. [2nd piece in place of The Sultan, advertised on playbill of 10 May. Medley is identified in MS list in Kemble playbills of new performers for this season.] "A riot took place this evening, occasioned by the performance of Skirmish by a new actor. This person, wanting every quality requisite for the stage, performed so very much to the dissatisfaction of the audience, that the piece was mutilated in such a manner that for some time it was insisted on that the whole should be repeated more perfectly and by another actor. This being impossible, some mischief was threatened, but after a short time the disturbance ceased" (European Magazine, June 1796, p. 396). Morning Herald, 30 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Master Welsh, No. 9, St. Margaret-street, Westminster. Receipts: #292 4s. (84.11.6; 47.15.6; 12.14.0; tickets: 146.19.6; odd money: 0.3.6). (charge: free)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Smugglers

Cast
Role: Captain Actor: Packer in place of Aickin
Role: Valentine Actor: Trueman in place of Dignum.
Role: Captain Pendant Actor: Aickin
Role: Shingle Actor: Suett
Role: Sample Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Trim Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Beacon Actor: Phillimore
Role: Edward Actor: Master Welsh
Role: Stella Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Phillis Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Margery Actor: Miss Mellon.

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmask'd

Cast
Role: Abraham Actor: Waldron
Role: Mrs Snip Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Dolly Snip Actor: Miss Pope.
Role: Goodwill Actor: Packer
Role: Blister Actor: Suett
Role: Coupee Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Quaver Actor: Dignum
Role: Miss Lucy Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Timothy Actor: Mrs Jordan.

Afterpiece Title: The Deserter

Cast
Role: Henry Actor: Kelly
Role: Russet Actor: Bannister
Role: Simpkin Actor: Suett
Role: Skirmish Actor: A Gentleman
Role: Flint Actor: Burton
Role: Serjeant Actor: Phillimore
Role: Louisa Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Maddocks.

Song: End: the favourite duett from Sampson, My Faith and Truth-Miss Leak, Master Welsh; End 2nd piece: Listen to the Voice of Love (composed by Hook)-Master Welsh

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Antigona

Cast
Role: Emone Actor: A. Roselli
Role: Creonte Actor: G. Viganoni
Role: Adrasto Actor: P. Braghetti
Role: Nearco Actor: P. DeGiovanni
Role: Antigona Actor: Mme Brigida Banti
Role: Ismene Actor: Sga Bigi.

Dance: End I: a new Ballet in one act, Flore et Zephire-Didelot, Gentili, Fialon, Lahante, Hamoir, Giani, Roffey, Simpson, Master Menage, Mme Rose, Mme Hilligsberg, Mme Bossi, Mlle Parisot, Mme Vidi, Mlle Cabanel [Cast from Beaumont (see below): Cleonise-Mme Hilligsberg; +Flore-Mme Rose; +Bergeres-Mlle Parisot, Mme Bossi; +Zephire-Didelot; +L'Amour-Master Menage; +Un Petit Amour-Miss Hill.]; End Opera: [a new grand Dramatic Ballet in 3 acts, in the +Scotch style, L'Heureux Naufrage [; or, Les Sorcieres Ecossoises; Principal Performers in both dances-Didelot, Gentili, Fialon, Lahante, Hamoir, Giani, Roffey, Simpson, Master Menage, Mme Rose, Mme Hilligsberg, Mme Bossi, Mlle Parisot, Mme Vidi, Mlle Cabanel

Performance Comment: ]; End Opera: [a new grand Dramatic Ballet in 3 acts, in the +Scotch style
, L'Heureux Naufrage [; or, Les Sorcieres Ecossoises; Principal Performers in both dances-Didelot, Gentili, Fialon, Lahante, Hamoir, Giani, Roffey, Simpson, Master Menage, Mme Rose, Mme Hilligsberg, Mme Bossi, Mlle Parisot, Mme Vidi, Mlle Cabanel.
Event Comment: At the Academy of Vocal and Instrumental Musick, Mr Gates, Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal being Director for the Night

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: A Madrigal for 5 Voices by Abbot Stefani, late President of the Academy-; A Piece of Vocal and Instrumental Musick by Sig Faux, Chapel Master to the Emperor-; A Madrigal for 5 Voices by Sig Antonio Lotti, Chapel Master to the Doge of Venice-; Mr Handell's Great Te Deum, J`bilate-

Event Comment: Benefit Hamilton, Mlle Roland, Miss Norris. Tickets for Deshaln, Temple, Master Nansan also taken. Mainpiece: In Imitation of Shakespear

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Charles The First

Afterpiece Title: The Honest Yorkshireman

Song: I: Dialogue (composed by Purcell)-the Masters Hamilton; III: A Song of Lord Flame's out of the Opera of All Alive and Merry-Master W. Hamilton

Dance: II: Tambourine-Mlle Roland; V: A new Serious Dance-Mlle Roland

Event Comment: Benefit Master Ferg, who performs the Punch and Burgomaster, Scholar to Mons Livier. 5s., 3s., 2s., 1s. 6 p.m

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Consisting of several Select Pieces by Mr Handel and other Eminent Masters, and taken from the most favourite Operas-; The Vocal Parts-Mr Beard, Mrs Clive; being several Favourite Songs in Italian and English-Mr Beard, Mrs Clive; A Preamble on the Kettle@Drums-Master Ferg; with two New Minuets-; Chorus out of Atalanta for French@Horns and Trumpets-, the two French-Horns two little Negro-Boys (Scholars to Mr Charles, who never perform'd before); Concluding with the Anthem, God save the King-

Dance: WWooden Shoe Dance-Master Ferg; Shepherd's Mount (a ballet)-