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Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the Prologue to Bonduca refers to She Ventures and He Wins. As Bonduca was advertised in the London Gazette, No. 3126, 24-28 Oct. 1695, the play was certainly not acted later than early October 1695, probably not later than September 1695. The Edition of 1696 includes on the titlepage: With A New Entertainment of Musick, Vocal and Instrumental. [The music was composed by Henry Purcell. See Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XVI, vii-xiii.] Those songs for which a performer is named are as follows: O lead me to some peaceful gloom, sung by Miss Cross, and Sing ye Druids, all your voices raise, sung by Mrs Ayliff, both in Songs in the Tragedy of Bonduca, ca. 1696. To arms, sung by Freeman and Edwards, is in Thesaurus Musicus, The Fifth Book, 1696


Mainpiece Title: Bonduca; Or, The British Worthy

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue-Mr Powel; Suetonius-Verbruggen; Petilius-Harland; Junius-Hill; Decius-Eldred; Macer-Mic. Lee; Caratach-Powel Jr; Venutius-Horden; Hengo-Miss Allison; Nennius-Mills; Macquaire-Simpson; Bonduca-Mrs Knight; Claudia-Mrs Rogers; Bonvica-Miss Cross; Epilogue-Miss Dennychock (But Six Years Old).
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Powel
Role: Suetonius Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Petilius Actor: Harland
Role: Junius Actor: Hill
Role: Decius Actor: Eldred
Role: Macer Actor: Mic. Lee
Role: Caratach Actor: Powel Jr
Role: Venutius Actor: Horden
Role: Hengo Actor: Miss Allison
Role: Nennius Actor: Mills
Role: Macquaire Actor: Simpson
Role: Bonduca Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Claudia Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Bonvica Actor: Miss Cross
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Dennychock
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first production is not known, but the fact that it was advertised in the London Gazette, No. 3122, 10-14 Oct. 1695, indicates that it was probably acted not later than September 1695. Three songs were published separately: O how you protest, possibly set by Henry Purcell and sung by Mrs Knight; 'Twas within a Furlong, the words by Thomas D'Urfey, set by Henry Purcell, and sung by the Girl [Miss Cross]; and Man is for the woman made, the words by Pierre Motteux and set by Henry Purcell, are in Deliciae Musicae, The Third Book, 1696. See also Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XX (1916), xix-xx. Preface, Edition of 1696: Notwithstanding the many Accidents that concurr'd to the Ruin of this Play, it succeeded above my Expectations: And I must own my self infinitely oblig'd to the Town, in receiving so favourably, what I at first never design'd for the Stage. Gildon, English Dramatick Poets, p. 121: This particular Play met with pretty good Success, for the Season of the Year, considering it the first Essay by a Young Writer, unacquainted with the Town. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 18: Sullen: Mock-Marriage, a young Fellows of the Town, a Retainer, and kind of Pensioner to the Stage. Ramble: What was it's Fate? Sullen: Damn'd, Damn'd


Mainpiece Title: The Mock-marriage

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue-Miss Cross; Epilogue-Mrs Knight; Lord Goodland-Disney; Fairly-Horden; Willmot-Powell; Belfont-Verbruggen; Sir Simon Barter-Johnson; Sir Arthur Stately-Lee; Lady Barter-Mrs Knight; Marina-Mrs Rogers; Clarinda-Mrs Verbrugen; Flavia-Mrs Finch; Betty-Mrs Newman; Alice-Mrs Clark; Landlady-Bullock; Quaker-Mrs Powell; Daughter-Mrs Urwin.
Role: Prologue Actor: Miss Cross
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Lord Goodland Actor: Disney
Role: Fairly Actor: Horden
Role: Willmot Actor: Powell
Role: Belfont Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Sir Simon Barter Actor: Johnson
Role: Sir Arthur Stately Actor: Lee
Role: Lady Barter Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Marina Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Verbrugen
Role: Flavia Actor: Mrs Finch
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Newman
Role: Alice Actor: Mrs Clark
Role: Landlady Actor: Bullock
Role: Quaker Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Daughter Actor: Mrs Urwin.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the London Gazette, No. 3130, 7-11 Nov. 1695, suggests that it was acted not later than October 1695, although the first production may have been earlier than that. Part of the music was composed by Henry Purcell: Celia has a thousand charms, sung by Young Bowen; Take not a woman's anger ill, sung by Leveridge; and How happy is she, sung by Miss Cross; all are in Deliciae Musicae, The Third Book, 1696. See also Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XXI (1917), x-xi. Another song, To me you made a thousand vows, set by John Blow, is in Amphion Anglicus, 1700. Dedication, Edition of 1696: I...found so much interrutpion and discouragement from some prejudic'd Gentlemen, who ought to have us'd me better, or, at least, had no reason to use me ill, that I repented I had bestow'd any time upon it....In spite of 'em, my Lord, it was kindly receiv'd, and that too, at a time when the Town was never thinner of Nobility and Gentry


Mainpiece Title: The Rival Sisters; Or, The Violence Of Love

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue by Mr D'Urfey-Mr Horden; Epilogue by Mr D'Urfey-Mr Verbruggen who enters laughing; Vilarezo-Dizny; Sebastian-Verbruggen; Antonio-Powel Jr; Alonzo-Williams; Vilander-Horden; Gerardo-Johnson; Diego-Tho. Kent; Catalina-Mrs Knight; Berinthia-Mrs Rogers; Alphanta-Miss Cross; Ansilva-Mrs Verbruggen; Julia-Mrs Seagrove; Clara-Mrs Newman.
Role: Mr D'Urfey Actor: Mr Horden
Role: Mr D'Urfey Actor: Mr Verbruggen who enters laughing
Role: Vilarezo Actor: Dizny
Role: Sebastian Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Antonio Actor: Powel Jr
Role: Alonzo Actor: Williams
Role: Vilander Actor: Horden
Role: Gerardo Actor: Johnson
Role: Diego Actor: Tho. Kent
Role: Catalina Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Berinthia Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Alphanta Actor: Miss Cross
Role: Ansilva Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Seagrove
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Newman.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but Cibber (see below) states that it was acted in January; the Dedication was signed 7 Feb. 1695@6, and the play was advertised in the London Gazette, No 3157, 10-13 Feb. 1695@6. Two songs were published separately: Go home, unhappy wench, set by Francks and sung by Mrs Cross and the Boy (in Thesaurus Musicus, The Fifth Book, 1696) and What an ungratefull devil moves you, set by Daniel Purcell (in Deliciae Musicae, The First Book of the Second Volume, 1696). A separately-printed sheet of the second song states that it was sung by "The Boy", Cibber, Apology, I, 212-14: The next Year I produc'd the Comedy of Love's last Shift; yet the Difficulty of getting it to the Stage was not easily surmounted; for, at that time, as little was expected from me, as an Author, as had been from my Pretensions to be an Actor. However, Mr Southern, the Author of Oroonoko, having had the Patience to hear me read it to him, happened to like it so well that he immediately recommended it to the Patentees, and it was accordingly acted in January 1695 [i.e., 1695@6]. In this Play I gave myself the Part of Sir Novelty, which was thought a good Portrait of the Foppery then in fashion. Here, too, Mr Southern, though he had approv'd my approv'd my Play, came into the common Diffidence of me as an Actor: For, when on the first Day of it I was standing, myself, to prompt the Prologue, he took me by the Hand and said, Young Man! I pronounce they Play a good one; I will answer for its Success, if thou dost not spoil it by thy own Action....I succeeded so well in both, that People seem'd at a loss which they should give the Preference to. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 16: Ramble: Ay, marry, that Play was the Philosopher's Stone; I think it did wonders. Sullen: It did so, and very deservedly; there being few Comedies that came up to 't for purity of Plot, Manners and Moral: It's often acted now a daies, and by the help of the Author's own good action, it pleases to this Day


Mainpiece Title: Love's Last Shift; Or, The Fool In Fashion

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue By a Friend-Mr Verbruggen; Epilogue-Miss Cross who Sung Cupid; Sir Will Wisewoud-Johnson; Loveless-Verbruggen; Sir Novelty Fashion-Cibber; Elder Worthy-Williams; Young Worthy-Horden; Snap-Penkethman; Sly-Bullock; Lawyer-Mills; Amanda-Mrs Rogers; Narcissa-Mrs Verbruggen; Hillaria-Mrs Cibber; Flareit-Mrs Kent; Woman to Amanda-Mrs Lucas.
Role: Prologue By a Friend Actor: Mr Verbruggen
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Cross who Sung Cupid
Role: Sir Will Wisewoud Actor: Johnson
Role: Loveless Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Sir Novelty Fashion Actor: Cibber
Role: Elder Worthy Actor: Williams
Role: Young Worthy Actor: Horden
Role: Snap Actor: Penkethman
Role: Sly Actor: Bullock
Role: Lawyer Actor: Mills
Role: Amanda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Narcissa Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Hillaria Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Flareit Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Woman to Amanda Actor: Mrs Lucas.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known. A contract between Cibber and Rich was signed on 29 Oct. 1696 (L. C. 3@73, in Nicoll, Restoration Drama, pp. 381-82), with an agreement that it was not to be printed until a month after it was acted. Since the play was advertised in the Post Man, 20-23 March 1696@7, it may have been acted as early as January 1697, certainly not later than February 1697. Possibly Leveridge set the music for a song, Tell me, Belinda, prithee do, which is in A New Book of Songs by Mr Leveridge, advertised in the London Gazette, No. 3293, 3 June 1697. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 18: Lady in Fashion, by a Player, Damn'd. Preface, Edition of 1697: Not to miss the Advantage of Mr Doggett's Excellent Action; I prepar'd a low Character


Mainpiece Title: Woman's Wit; Or, The Lady In Fashion

Performance Comment: Edition of 1697: Prologue-; Epilogue-Miss Cross; Lord Lovemore-Harland; Longville-Cibber; Major Rakish-Penkethman; Jack Rakish-Powel; Mas. Johnny-Dogget; Father Benedic-Smeaton; Lady Manlove-Mrs Powel; Leonora-Mrs Knight; Emilia-Mrs Rogers; Olivia-Mrs Cibber; Lettice-Mrs Kent.
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Cross
Role: Lord Lovemore Actor: Harland
Role: Longville Actor: Cibber
Role: Major Rakish Actor: Penkethman
Role: Jack Rakish Actor: Powel
Role: Johnny Actor: Dogget
Role: Father Benedic Actor: Smeaton
Role: Lady Manlove Actor: Mrs Powel
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Olivia Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Kent.


Mainpiece Title: The Tempest

Performance Comment: Trinculo-Estcourt; Dorinda-Miss Cross; with her Original Song of Dear Pretty Youth-Miss Cross; Hippolito-Mrs Mountfort.

Music: With the songs and music for the play-; especially the Dialogue Between Cupid and Bacchus-

Dance: As17061227


Mainpiece Title: The Lost Lover; Or, The Jealous Husband

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue-Mr Horden; Epilogue-Miss Cross; Sir Rustick Good Heart-Johnson; Wilmore-Verbrugen; Wildman-Horden; Sir Amorous Courtall-Powell; Smyrna-Cibber; Pulse-Penkethman; Knowlittle-Haynes; Lady Young Love-Mrs Kent; Marina-Mrs Rogers; Belira-Mrs Knight; Orinda-Mrs Cibber; Olivia-Mrs Verbrugen; Isabella-Mrs Cole; Phoebe-Mrs Mills.
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Horden
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Cross
Role: Sir Rustick Good Heart Actor: Johnson
Role: Wilmore Actor: Verbrugen
Role: Wildman Actor: Horden
Role: Sir Amorous Courtall Actor: Powell
Role: Smyrna Actor: Cibber
Role: Pulse Actor: Penkethman
Role: Knowlittle Actor: Haynes
Role: Lady Young Love Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Marina Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Belira Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Orinda Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Olivia Actor: Mrs Verbrugen
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Cole
Role: Phoebe Actor: Mrs Mills.


Mainpiece Title: Love For Money; Or, The Boarding School

Performance Comment: Lady Addleplot-Estcourt; Jiltall-Miss Cross.
Role: Lady Addleplot Actor: Estcourt
Role: Jiltall Actor: Miss Cross.

Song: As17070317

Dance: As17070303

Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, for the play was apparently not printed until 1704. Nevertheless, some details indicate a performance early in the early in the season of 1696-97. In the first place, the presence of Verbruggen in the cast indicates that it must have been acted before 1 Jan. 1696@7, when Verbruggen was permitted to act at Lincoln's Inn Fields. The play also parodies the works of Mrs Manley, whose The Royal Mischief had been staged (probably) in April 1696, and it is likely that the company would emphasize the pertinence of the parody by presenting it soon after the appearance of the original. Although The Female Wits may not have been acted until later in the autumn, it seems likely that it was acted first in the late summer or early autumn. Preface, Edition of 1704: [The] Success of this Play has been such...having been Acted six Days running without intermission....Among the rest, Mr Powel and his Wife excell'd in the Characters they represented, as did Mrs Verbruggen, who play'd the Chief Character....The Lady whose Play is rehears'd, personated one Mrs M-ly [Manley]


Mainpiece Title: The Female Wits; Or, The Triumvirate Of Poets At Rehearsal

Performance Comment: [The author is not known, but the title page states that it was written by W. M.] Edition of 1704: Prologue-; Epilogue-; Mr Aw'dwell-Mills; Praiseall-Cibber; Fastin-Powell; Amorous-Pinkethman; Lord Whiffle-Thomas; Lord Whimsical-Verbruggen; Marsillia-Mrs Verbruggen; Patience-Mrs Essex; Mrs Wellfed-Mrs Powell; Calista-Mrs Temple; Isabella-Mrs Cross; Lady Loveall-Mrs Knight; Betty Useful-Mrs Kent; Players-Johnson, Pinkethman, Mrs Lucas, Miss Cross; Singers-Mrs Cross, Pate; Dancers-Mrs Cross, Mrs Lucas.
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Mr Aw'dwell Actor: Mills
Role: Praiseall Actor: Cibber
Role: Fastin Actor: Powell
Role: Amorous Actor: Pinkethman
Role: Lord Whiffle Actor: Thomas
Role: Lord Whimsical Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Marsillia Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Patience Actor: Mrs Essex
Role: Mrs Wellfed Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Calista Actor: Mrs Temple
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lady Loveall Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Betty Useful Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Players Actor: Johnson, Pinkethman, Mrs Lucas, Miss Cross
Role: Singers Actor: Mrs Cross, Pate
Role: Dancers Actor: Mrs Cross, Mrs Lucas.
Event Comment: Miss Biddy by Miss Jarratt (an apprentice to Mr Jefferson) a pretty little figure & met with Applause. Not much of an Actress (Hopkins Diary). [Macmillan note from Kemble differs slightly.] Paid Mr L. Frederick for sattin, #57 18s. 6d.; Mrs Sykes for women's cloaths #13; Mr Vernon on note #9 9s. (Treasurer's Book). [Reviewer for Town and Country Magazine (Treatre, XL) writes of Miss Jarratt, she has been under the tuition of Mr Jefferson and promises to be become an agreeable actress in parts (such as Biddy").] Receipts: #224 11s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Much Ado About Nothing

Performance Comment: Benedick-Garrick; Leonato-Aickin; Friar-Wright; Clodio-Cautherly; Balthazar (with Song)-Vernon; Don John-J. Aickin; Antonio-Hurst; Dogberry-Parsons; Don Pedro-Packer; Town Clerk-Baddeley; Verges-Hartry; Borachio-Ackman; Margaret-Mrs Bradshaw; Hero-Miss Mansell, first time; Beatrice-Miss Pope; Ursula-Mrs Millidge; In Act II a Masquerade Dance- proper to the play; To conclude with a Country Dance-.
Role: Benedick Actor: Garrick
Role: Leonato Actor: Aickin
Role: Friar Actor: Wright
Role: Clodio Actor: Cautherly
Role: Balthazar Actor: Vernon
Role: Don John Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Antonio Actor: Hurst
Role: Dogberry Actor: Parsons
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Packer
Role: Town Clerk Actor: Baddeley
Role: Verges Actor: Hartry
Role: Borachio Actor: Ackman
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Hero Actor: Miss Mansell, first time
Role: Beatrice Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Ursula Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: In Act II a Masquerade Dance Actor: proper to the play
Role: To conclude with a Country Dance Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17720922, but Capt. Loveit-Davies; Miss Biddy-a young Gentlewoman [Miss Jarratt], first appearance.Miss Jarratt], first appearance.
Role: Loveit Actor: Davies
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: a young Gentlewoman
Role: Fribble Actor: Dodd
Role: Flash Actor: Palmer
Role: Puff Actor: Moody
Role: Jasper Actor: Ackman
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Love.
Event Comment: [Miss Harper is identified in playbill of 8 June.


Mainpiece Title: Love In A Village

Performance Comment: Hawthorn-Bannister; Justice Woodcock-Parsons; Sir William Meadows-Gardner; Hodge-Massey; Eustace-Lamash; Young Meadows-Mattocks; Lucinda-Mrs Jewell; Margery-Miss Twist; Deborah Woodcock-Mrs Love; Rosetta-A Young Gentlewoman (1st appearance on any stage [Miss Harper]).Miss Harper]).
Role: Hawthorn Actor: Bannister
Role: Justice Woodcock Actor: Parsons
Role: Sir William Meadows Actor: Gardner
Role: Hodge Actor: Massey
Role: Eustace Actor: Lamash
Role: Young Meadows Actor: Mattocks
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Jewell
Role: Margery Actor: Miss Twist
Role: Deborah Woodcock Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Rosetta Actor: A Young Gentlewoman

Afterpiece Title: Miss in her Teens

Performance Comment: Captain Flash-Palmer; Captain Loveit-Gardner; Jasper-Stevens; Puff-Massey; Fribble-Lamash; with a song-Lamash; Tag-Mrs Poussin; Miss Biddy-Mrs Hitchcock.
Role: Captain Flash Actor: Palmer
Role: Captain Loveit Actor: Gardner
Role: Jasper Actor: Stevens
Role: Puff Actor: Massey
Role: Fribble Actor: Lamash
Role: with a song Actor: Lamash
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Mrs Hitchcock.

Dance: End II: The Merry Lasses-, as17780518

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, ascribed variously to Elizabeth Inchbald and to Miss Griffiths, based on L'Amour Use, by Philippe Nericault, dit Destouches. Prologue and Epilogue by George Colman, ynger (see text)]. Morning Herald, 4 Sept. 1792: This Day is published Cross Partners (1s. 6d.)


Mainpiece Title: All In Good Humour

Role: Scene Carpenters Actor: R. Palmer, Cubitt
Role: Prompter Actor: Wrighten
Role: Project Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Parsons Actor: Parsons
Role: Mrs Edwin Actor: Mrs Edwin
Role: Mrs Powell Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Mrs Gaudry Actor: Mrs Gaudry
Role: Miss Hale Actor: Miss Hale
Role: Mrs Webb Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: unassigned Actor: Wewitzer, Evatt, Wilson
Role: Messenger Actor:
Role: Man in the Pit Actor:
Role: Short Lady Actor:
Role: Actresses Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Cross Partners

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Wilson, King, Williamson, Palmer, Wewitzer, Farley, Johnson, Lyons, Mrs Webb, Mrs Goodall, Miss Heard, Miss Fontenelle. Cast from text (C. and G. Kearsley, 1792): Sir Charles Cullender-Wilson; General Touchwood-King; George Cleveland-Williamson; Captain Herbert-Palmer; Corporal Smack-Wewitzer; Pompey-Farley; Thomas-Johnson; Servant-Lyons; Lady Diana Dupely-Mrs Webb; Maria Sydney (formerly Sophia Hobson)-Mrs Goodall; Louisa Fairfax-Miss Heard; Mrs Mutter-Miss Fontenelle; Prologue-Palmer; Epilogue-Mrs Goodall.
Role: Sir Charles Cullender Actor: Wilson
Role: General Touchwood Actor: King
Role: George Cleveland Actor: Williamson
Role: Captain Herbert Actor: Palmer
Role: Corporal Smack Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Pompey Actor: Farley
Role: Thomas Actor: Johnson
Role: Servant Actor: Lyons
Role: Lady Diana Dupely Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Maria Sydney Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Louisa Fairfax Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Mrs Mutter Actor: Miss Fontenelle
Role: Prologue Actor: Palmer
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Goodall.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the London Gazette, No. 3140, 12-16 Dec. 1695, to be published 17 Dec. 1695, suggests that its first appearance was not later than November 1695. According to the Edition of 1695, the music was set by the late Henry Purcell, Courteville, Samuel? Aykerod, and other composers. For Purcell's music, see Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XVI (1906), xxix-xxxi. The songs were sung by Miss Cross and Mrs Verbruggen. Preface, Edition of 1696: I must inform the Reader, that this Third Part before it came upon the Stage was acknowledg'd and believ'd by all that saw it, and were concern'd (as well those that heard it read, as those that were Actors, who certainly, every one must own, are in their Affairs skilful enough to know the value of things of this Nature) to be much the best of all the Three Parts;...tho prepar'd by my indefatigable Diligence, Care, Pains, nay, the variety which I thought could not possibly miss the expected Success, yet by some Accidents happening in the Presentment, was disliked and explored; The Songish part which I used to succeed so well in, by the indifferent performance the first day, and the hurrying it on so soon, being streightned in time through ill management--(tho extreamly well set to Musick, and I'm sure the just Critick will say not ill Writ) yet being imperfectly performed, was consequently not pleasing; and the Dances too, for want of some good Performers, also disliked; all which, tho impossible for me to avoid, and not reasonably to be attributed any way to a fault in me, yet the noisy Party endeavour'd to use me as ill as if it were, till the generous Opposition of my Friends gave me as much reason to thank them for their Justice, as to despise the others Malice.... As to the Poppet Shew in the Fourth Act, the Accident of its being plac'd so far from the Audience, which hindred them from hearing what either they or the Prolocutor said, was the main and only reason of its diverting no better. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702) p. 17: Sullen: The third Part of Don Quixote. Ramble: Oh the ever-running Streams of Helicon! by all that's Poetical, my Friend Durfey; good lack! I thought I shou'd meet with him before we got half way: Well, in the name of Impudence, what luck? Sullen: Damn'd, Damn'd to all intents and purposes. Ramble: His first and second Part did well


Mainpiece Title: The Comical History Of Don Quixote, The Third Part; With The Marriage Of Mary The Buxome

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue-[Enter Mr Horden, [After eight lines] Miss Cross [enters; Epilogue-Mary the Buxome; Don Quixote-Powell; Sancho-Newth; Basilius-Horden; Camacho-Bullock; Jaques-Pinkeman; Carrasco-Verbrugen; Gines de Passamonte-Lee; Puppets (design'd to be Acted by)-Children; Carter to the Lyon-Smeaton; Quitteria-Mrs Finch; Dulcinea del Toboso-Smeaton; Teresa-Mrs Powell; Mary the Buxome-Mrs Verbruggen; Altisidora-Mrs Cross.
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mary the Buxome
Role: Don Quixote Actor: Powell
Role: Sancho Actor: Newth
Role: Basilius Actor: Horden
Role: Camacho Actor: Bullock
Role: Jaques Actor: Pinkeman
Role: Carrasco Actor: Verbrugen
Role: Gines de Passamonte Actor: Lee
Role: Puppets Actor: Children
Role: Carter to the Lyon Actor: Smeaton
Role: Quitteria Actor: Mrs Finch
Role: Dulcinea del Toboso Actor: Smeaton
Role: Teresa Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Mary the Buxome Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Altisidora Actor: Mrs Cross.
Event Comment: Benefit for Cross, and Burton. Rec'd cash #36 15s., plus #116 6s. from tickets. Total #153 1s.; Paid Norton 6 Chorus #1 10s.; Paid Mr Dolmain (Embroiderer) #3 (Treasurer's Book). Tickets to be had of Mr Page at the Stage Door. Tickets deliver'd out by Grandchamps will be taken. Publish'd this day, the third edn. of Colley Cibber's Apology for his Life at 6s. With an Historical view of the stage during his own time, to which is now added A short account of the Rise and Progress of English Stage: also a dialogue on old plays and old players. Printed for R. Dodsley (General Advertiser). Receipts: #154 (Cross); charges, #63 (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: As17500129, but Duncan-Barnet; Lennox-Ackman; The Vocal Parts-Miss Norris.
Role: Duncan Actor: Barnet
Role: Lennox Actor: Ackman
Role: The Vocal Parts Actor: Miss Norris.
Role: Witches Actor: Shuter,in place of Neale_
Role: Macbeth Actor: Barry
Role: Macduff Actor: Havard
Role: Malcolm Actor: Blakes
Role: Banquo Actor: Sowdon
Role: Rosse Actor: King
Role: Lenox Actor: Barnet
Role: Seyward Actor: Winstone
Role: Donalbain Actor: Master Mattocks
Role: Hecate Actor: Berry
Role: Young Seyward Actor: Palmer
Role: Fleance Actor: Master Cross
Role: Seyton Actor: Ray
Role: Angus Actor: Simpson
Role: Doctor Actor: Taswell
Role: Lady Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Lady Macduff Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Pritchard

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17500417 but Fribble-Master Cross 1st time.
Role: Fribble Actor: Master Cross 1st time.
Role: Puff Actor: James.
Role: Flash Actor: Shuter
Role: Biddy Actor: Miss Cole.
Role: Loveit Actor: Palmer
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Cole.
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs James
Role: Capt Loveit Actor: Havard

Music: II: Concerto on Violincello-Cervetti

Dance: I: Black Joke, as17500420 II: Comic Dance-Grandchamps; III: L'Entree de Flore, as17491024; V: Venetian Gardeners-Grandchamps, Mlle Auretti

Event Comment: Afterpiece: A Farce in 2 Acts [by Garrick] never perform'd there before. The characters new Dress'd. [For comment on this piece, see Fugitive Pieces on Various Subjects, printed by Dodsley, 1761, I, pp. 194 ff.: "The Pretty Gentlemen; or Softness of Manners Vindicated from the False ridicule under the Character of William Fribble, First printed in the year 1747."] Receipts: #140 (Cross); #149 (Powel)


Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple; Or, A Trip To The Jubilee

Performance Comment: Sir Harry Wildair (by Desire)-Mrs Woffington; Col Standard-Delane; Smuggler-Taswell; Beau Clincher-Yates; Clincher Jun-Neale; Vizard-Havard; Dickey-Ray; Tom Errand-Leigh; Constable-Winstone; Angelica-Mrs Mills; Lady Darling-Mrs Cross; Parley-Mrs Green; Lady Lurewell-Mrs Clive.
Role: Sir Harry Wildair Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: Col Standard Actor: Delane
Role: Smuggler Actor: Taswell
Role: Beau Clincher Actor: Yates
Role: Clincher Jun Actor: Neale
Role: Vizard Actor: Havard
Role: Dickey Actor: Ray
Role: Tom Errand Actor: Leigh
Role: Constable Actor: Winstone
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Lady Darling Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Parley Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Clive.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: Fribble-Garrick; Flash-Macklin; Sir Simon Loveit-Arthur; Capt. Loveit-Havard; Puff-Yates; Jasper-Blakes; Tag-Mrs Clive; Aunt-Mrs Cross; Miss Biddy-Mrs Green.
Role: Fribble Actor: Garrick
Role: Flash Actor: Macklin
Role: Sir Simon Loveit Actor: Arthur
Role: Loveit Actor: Havard
Role: Puff Actor: Yates
Role: Jasper Actor: Blakes
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Aunt Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Mrs Green.
Event Comment: Benefit for Sowdon. Last time of performing the Mainpiece this season. A Gent: play'd Puff in the farce--Bug (Cross). [Seems to have been a clear benefit, as Treasurer's Book lists no charges.] Cash #65 8s. 6d., plus tickets #95; Paid Reynolds for wax & [brickdust] 3s. 9d. Paid Mr Pope a Bill #7 14s. [wigmaker] (Treasurer's Book). Tickets of Sowdon at his lodgings, the Sign of the Sun, a Milliner's facing Exeter exchange in the strand, and of Hobson at the stage door. Tickets otherwise to be had at Will's Coffee House in Cornhill, and of Mr Thomas Sowdon in Blackman St., Southwark. We hear William Mills, Comedian, lies at the point of death, at his lodgings in Russell St., Covent Garden. Receipts: #170 (Cross); #160 3s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Penitent

Performance Comment: As17491021, but Altamont-Sowdon 1st time; Lucilla-Miss Cole.
Role: Altamont Actor: Sowdon 1st time
Role: Lucilla Actor: Miss Cole.
Role: Lothario Actor: Garrick
Role: Horatio Actor: Barry
Role: Sciolto Actor: Berry
Role: Rossano Actor: Blakes
Role: Lavinai Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Calista Actor: Mrs Ward.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17500319 but Fribble-Yates; Capt. Loveit-Palmer; Puff-a young Gentleman who never appeared; Miss Biddy-Miss Cole.
Role: Fribble Actor: Yates
Role: Loveit Actor: Palmer
Role: Puff Actor: a young Gentleman who never appeared
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Cole.
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs James
Role: Flash Actor: Woodward
Role: Capt Loveit Actor: Havard
Role: Biddy Actor: Mrs Green.

Dance: CComic Dance, as17500221; Venetian Gardeners-Grandchamps, Mlle Auretti

Event Comment: Benefit for Simson and Wife and Mas. Simson. Tickets of Simson in Wild Passage, Wild St., near Lincoln's Inn Fields; at Grigsbys Coffee House, behind the Royal Exchange, and at stage door. Afterpiece: By particular Desire. Receipts: #210 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Careless Husband

Role: Sir Charles Easy Actor: Ross first time.
Role: Lord Foppington Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir Charles Actor: Havard
Role: Morelove Actor: Palmer
Role: Lady Easy Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Lady Graveairs Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Edging Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Lady Betty Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: By Children-(Cross). Jasper-Mas. Cautherley; Fribble-Mas. Simson; Capt. Flash-Mas. Moore; Puff-Mas. Wallace; Miss Biddy-Miss Simson; Occasional Prologue-Mas. Simson; Concluding with a Country Dance-characters.
Role: By Children Actor:
Role: Jasper Actor: Mas. Cautherley
Role: Fribble Actor: Mas. Simson
Role: Flash Actor: Mas. Moore
Role: Puff Actor: Mas. Wallace
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Simson
Role: Occasional Prologue Actor: Mas. Simson
Role: Concluding with a Country Dance Actor: characters.

Song: I: Hooly and Fairly-Beard

Dance: III: A Minuet-Mas. Simson, Miss Simson

Performance Comment: Simson, Miss Simson.
Event Comment: Benefit for ye encrease of a fund for ye support of a publick Charity [Lock Hospital] (Cross(. Rec'd cash #76 17s. 6d., plus #123 16s. from tickets; Total #200 13s. 6d. Paid Moor for pair breeches for Garrick #1 5s.; Paid 1 year's subscription to H. Park Hospital #10 10s.; To Garrick by George Garrick #7 10s.; Paid King playing S. Doctor #1 1s. by order of Lacy (Treasurer's Book). Last time of performing till the Holidays. Receipts: #160 (Cross); charges, #63 (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan

Role: Florella Actor: Mrs Bennet.
Role: Acasto Actor: Berry.
Role: Monimia Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Castalio Actor: Barry
Role: Polydore Actor: Havard
Role: Chamont Actor: Garrick
Role: Chaplain Actor: Blakes
Role: Serina Actor: Miss Cole
Role: Page Actor: Miss Yates

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17500326 but Puff-_; Flash-Shuter; Biddy-Miss Cole.
Role: Flash Actor: Shuter
Role: Biddy Actor: Miss Cole.
Role: Puff Actor: James
Role: Fribble Actor: Yates
Role: Loveit Actor: Palmer
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Cole.
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs James
Role: Capt Loveit Actor: Havard

Dance: Grandchamps, Mlle Auretti

Event Comment: Benfit for Master Moor, Berrisford, Palmer, Broad (Cross). Mainpiece: Not acted this season. Receipts: #260 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Performance Comment: Ford-Havard; Mistress Page-Mrs Cowper; Sir Hugh-Yates; Falstaff-Berry; Slender-H. Vaughan; Shallow-Taswell; Dr Caius-Blakes; Page-Burton; Fenton-Scrape; Host-W. Vaughan; Robin-Mas. Simson; Ann Page-Miss Minors; Mrs Quickly-Mrs Macklin; Mrs Ford-Mrs Pritchard.
Role: Ford Actor: Havard
Role: Mistress Page Actor: Mrs Cowper
Role: Sir Hugh Actor: Yates
Role: Falstaff Actor: Berry
Role: Slender Actor: H. Vaughan
Role: Shallow Actor: Taswell
Role: Dr Caius Actor: Blakes
Role: Page Actor: Burton
Role: Fenton Actor: Scrape
Role: Host Actor: W. Vaughan
Role: Robin Actor: Mas. Simson
Role: Ann Page Actor: Miss Minors
Role: Mrs Quickly Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Mrs Ford Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17560115 By Children (Cross).

Dance: II: Hornpipe-Harrison

Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs Davies. Tickets of Davies at No 16 in New Crown Court, Russel St., Covent Garden; and at the Stage Door. Receipts: #170 (Cross); charges #63 (Winston MS 8)


Mainpiece Title: The Suspicious Husband

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: By Children (Cross). As17590405.
Role: Loveit Actor: Miss Bride
Role: Fribble Actor: Master Simson
Role: Flash Actor: Master Atkins
Role: Puff Actor: Master Hurst
Role: Jasper Actor: Master Pope
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Simson
Role: Tag Actor: Miss Mathews
Role: Louvre Actor: Master Simson, Miss Simson.
Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Particular desire. Afterpiece: Never Acted Before. [The Farce by Fielding is a sequel to The Virgin Unmasked.] Forbidden soon by the Lord Chamberlain. It being supposed that a particular man of quality was pointed at in one of the characters. The prohibition short of duration (Genest, III, 652). See A Letter to a Noble Lord to whom it alone belongs, occasioned by a representation at Drury Lane of a Farce call'd Miss Lucy in Town (1742), [a 20 page pamphlet criticizing the Lord Chamberlain for allowing this farce. Author gives a scene by scene account emphasizing the bawdry and discounting the pious conclusion. He concludes with remarks on theatrical dancing]: As to Dances, I think your province of prohibition does not extend; so the Public cannot owe their gratitude to you for several. I appeal to those who have been on the coast of Malabar and the banks of the Ganges whether we have not had some that have exceeded on posture, or anything of that kind so common amongst the polite Indians of Indostan. Afterpiece: Mrs Clive mimics the Muscovita admirably, and Beard Amorevoli intolerably (H. Walpole to H. Mann, 26 May).-Horace Walpole Correspondence with Sir Horace Mann, I, 435. Receipts: #70


Mainpiece Title: Othello

Role: Othello Actor: Delane, 1st appearance on that stage
Role: Iago Actor: Mills
Role: Cassio Actor: Winstone
Role: Brabantio Actor: Berry
Role: Roderigo Actor: Neale
Role: Lodovico Actor: Turbutt
Role: Montano Actor: Havard
Role: Duke Actor: Taswell
Role: Desdemona Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Butler.

Afterpiece Title: Miss Lucy in Town

Performance Comment: Lucy-Mrs Clive; Zorobabel-Macklin; Signor Cantileno-Beard; Ballad-Ray; Thomas-Neale; Lord Bawble-Cross; Goodwill-Taswell; Mrs Haycock-Mrs Macklin; Tawdry-Mrs Bennet[from edition of 1742, but listed in the order of the actors' names given in London Daily Post and General Advertiser].from edition of 1742, but listed in the order of the actors' names given in London Daily Post and General Advertiser].
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Zorobabel Actor: Macklin
Role: Signor Cantileno Actor: Beard
Role: Ballad Actor: Ray
Role: Thomas Actor: Neale
Role: Lord Bawble Actor: Cross
Role: Goodwill Actor: Taswell
Role: Mrs Haycock Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Tawdry Actor: Mrs Bennet
Event Comment: Benefit for Baker, Bride, Robinson, J. Robinson. Receipts: #210 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Miser

Performance Comment: Miser-Yates; Frederick-Havard; Clerimont-Bransby; Ramilie-Palmer; Decoy-Simson; James-Clough; List-Marr; Furnish-Raftor; Mariana-Mrs Cowper; Harriet-Mrs Davies; Mrs Wisely-Mrs Cross; Wheedle-Mrs Bennet; Lappet-Mrs Clive (with song The Life of a Beau).
Role: Miser Actor: Yates
Role: Frederick Actor: Havard
Role: Clerimont Actor: Bransby
Role: Ramilie Actor: Palmer
Role: Decoy Actor: Simson
Role: James Actor: Clough
Role: List Actor: Marr
Role: Furnish Actor: Raftor
Role: Mariana Actor: Mrs Cowper
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mrs Wisely Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Wheedle Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Lappet Actor: Mrs Clive

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17560115 Kids (Cross).

Dance: HHornpipe-Harrison

Event Comment: Benefit for Havard. Afterpiece: Not acted these 6 years [btt see 16 March 1758]. Tickets deliver'd out for 31 March will be taken. The ode will be printed and deliver'd (Gratis) at the Doors. Part of Pit rail'd into Boxes. Ladies send Servants by 3 o'clock. Receipts: #240 (Cross); Charges #63 (Winston MS 8)


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: Loveit-Miss Bride; Fribble-Master Simson; Flash-Master Atkins; Puff-Master Hurst; Jasper-Master Pope; Miss Biddy-Miss Simson; Tag-Miss Mathews; Minuet, Louvre-Master Simson, Miss Simson.
Role: Loveit Actor: Miss Bride
Role: Fribble Actor: Master Simson
Role: Flash Actor: Master Atkins
Role: Puff Actor: Master Hurst
Role: Jasper Actor: Master Pope
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Simson
Role: Tag Actor: Miss Mathews
Role: Louvre Actor: Master Simson, Miss Simson.

Entertainment: S+Specialty Anniversary Ode in Commemoration of Shakespeare set to music by Dr Boyce; The Vocal Parts-Champnes, Beard

Related Works
Related Work: The Genoese Pirate; or, Black-Beard Author(s): John Cartwright Cross
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Clive. Mainpiece: Not acted in seven years [see 7 May 47]. Altered from Dryden by Colley Cibber, Esq. Part of Pit laid into boxes. Amphitheatre on Stage. Receipts: #220 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Comical Lovers

Performance Comment: Palamede-Ross; Rhodophil-Palmer; Celadon-Woodward first time; Sabrina-Mrs Simson; Florimel-Mrs Pritchard, first time; Doralice-Mrs Willoughby; Flavia-Miss Minors; Melissa-Mrs James; Philotas-Mrs Cross; Olinda-Mrs Bennett; Melantha, with songs proper to the part and an Italian Mimic Song-Mrs Clive; Beleza-Mrs Toogood.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: Fribble the only time this season-Garrick; Flash-Woodward; Loveit-Palmer; Puff-Yates; Tag-Mrs Clive; Miss Biddy-Miss Minors.
Role: Fribble the only time this season Actor: Garrick
Role: Flash Actor: Woodward
Role: Loveit Actor: Palmer
Role: Puff Actor: Yates
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Minors.

Song: III: Mattocks

Dance: IV: Mad Auretti

Event Comment: Benefit for Yates. Afterpiece: By Desire. Not acted this season. [Cross lists no Receipts.


Mainpiece Title: The Gamester

Role: Beverly Actor: Garrick
Role: Stukely Actor: Davies
Role: Lewson Actor: Mossop
Role: Jarvis Actor: Berry
Role: Mrs Beverly Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Haughton
Role: Bates Actor: Burton
Role: Dawson Actor: Blakes
Role: Waiter Actor: Ackman
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Price.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: Fribble-Yates; Miss Biddy-Miss Minors; Flash-Woodward; Loveit-Palmer; Tag-Mrs Clive.
Role: Fribble Actor: Yates
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Minors
Role: Flash Actor: Woodward
Role: Loveit Actor: Palmer
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Clive.

Dance: II: A Comic Dance, as17530402 V: L'Entree de Flore, as17530324

Song: III: Beard