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Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: I went [to the Opera] and there saw The Law Against Lovers, a good play and well performed especially the little girl's [Viola?-Moll Davis] (whom I never saw act before) dancing and singing; and were it not for her, the loss of $Roxalana [Hester Davenport] would spoil the house

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Law Against Lovers

Performance Comment: Viola-Moll Davis. See16620215 .

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Calisto; Or, The Chaste Nimph

Performance Comment: Edition of 1675: Prologue-; Calisto-The Lady Mary; Nyphe-The Lady Anne; Jupiter-The Lady Henrietta Wentworth; Juno-The Countess of Sussex; Psecas-The Lady Mary Mordaunt; Diana-Mrs [Margaret] Blagge; Mercury-Mrs Jennings; Nymphs attending Diana-The Countess of Darby, The Countess of Pembroke, The Lady Katherine Herbert, Mrs Fitz-Gerald, Mrs Frazier; [The Persons of Quality of the Men that Danced-His Grace the Duke of Monmouth, The Viscount Dunblaine, The Lord Daincourt, Mr Trevor, Mr Harpe, Mr Lane[, Mr Leonard, Mr Franshaw]; [In the Prologue were Represented, The River Thames-Mrs Moll? Davis; Peace-Mrs Mary? Knight; Plenty-Mrs Charlotte? Butler; The Genius of England-Mr Turner; Europe-Mr Hart; Asia-Mr Richardson; Africa-Mr Marsh Jun; America-Mr Ford; [In the Chorusses betwixt the Acts: Strephon-Mr Hart; Coridon-Mr Turner; Sylvia-Mrs Davis; Daphne-Mrs Knight; Two African Women-Mrs Butler, Mrs Hunt; The Epilogue-Jupiter.
Cast
Role: The River Thames Actor: Mrs Moll? Davis
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Davis

Afterpiece Title: Calisto's Additional performers

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Haunted Tower

Afterpiece Title: Don Juan; or, The Libertine Destroyed

Dance: In afterpiece: under the Direction of D'Egville, Hamoir, Bourk, Miss Blanchet, Miss DeCamp, Edition of 1790 adds: Fairbrother, Whittow, Kirk, Whitmell, Walker, Bidotti, Nicolini, Mrs Davis, Mrs Brooker, Mrs Haskey, Mrs Brigg, Mrs Barrett, Mrs Harris, Mrs K. Davis, Miss Bourk

Performance Comment: Davis, Miss Bourk.
Event Comment: Benefit for Holtom, Davis, Buck, Perry. No Building on Stage. Receipts: #41 15s. 6d. plus income from tickets: Holtom #27 9s. (Box 10; Pit 89; Gallery 116); Davis #75 2s. (Box 70; Pit 300; Gallery 126); Buck #32 13s. (Box 28; Pit 115; Gallery 84); Perry #57 19s. (Box 17; Pit 202; Gallery 234). [The beneficiaries in this joint operation delivered 1,391 tickets (Account Book).] Charges: #64 6s. 6d. (Account Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: As17610330 but Richmond-Davis; Tressel-Perry; Norfolk-Buck; Stanley-Anderson; Lieut-R. Smith; Ratcliff-Bennet; Lord@Mayor-Marten; Catesby-Holtom; Oxford-Weller.
Cast
Role: Richmond Actor: Davis

Afterpiece Title: Flora

Dance: A Comic Dance-Granier, Mrs Granier. *ucg Lady Pentweazle Scene. Lady Pentweazle-Hartry, 1st appearance on the stage; Carmine-Davis

Performance Comment: *ucg Lady Pentweazle Scene. Lady Pentweazle-Hartry, 1st appearance on the stage; Carmine-Davis.
Cast
Role: Carmine Actor: Davis.

Entertainment: EEpilogue to the Minor-Davis

Event Comment: At Cushing's Booth, facing the King's Head, Smithfield. The tragedy contains the barbarous contrivances of King John against his nephew Prince Arthur; his method of persuading Hubert to undertake the cruel murder of that youth; the sufferings of Arthur in his confinement, where Hubert attempts to put out eyes with a red-hot iron, til moved to compassion by the tender entreating of the young prince, he quits his horrid purpose. The manner of Arthur's leaping from the battlements of the tower where he was imprisoned, when by attempting to escape his severe treatment he loses his life. The terrors that attended the villainous Uncle King John, and at length his dreadful death, who is poisoned in the midst of all his glory, and in terrible anguish and distraction, pays his nephew's blood with the price of his own. The comic contains the exquisite drolleries of Sir Lubberly and his man, their whimsical journey from Cumberland, and no less whimsical exploits in London; the odd reception they met with from their three faithful friends, Tom Rash the Porter, Jeffrey Holdfast the Constable, and Moll Tatter the Beggar Woman, the one getting a wife, the other a bastard

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Life And Death Of King John

Afterpiece Title: The Adventures of Sir Lubberly Lackbrains and His Man Blunderbuss

Performance Comment: Sir Thomas Rash-Malone; Ramble-Singleton; Merry-Jenkins; Tom Rash-Beckham; Jeffery Holdfast-Middleton; Moll-Mrs Beckham; Blunderbuss-Costollo; Sir Luberrly-Cushing (from the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden); Christina-Mrs Peters; Pert-Mrs Simon.
Cast
Role: Moll Actor: Mrs Beckham
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: So resolved to take my wife to a play at court to-night, and the rather because it is my birthday....While my wife dressed herself, Creed and I walked out to see what play was acted to-day, and we find it The Slighted Mayde. But, Lord! to see that though I did know myself to be out of danger, yet I durst not go through the street, but round by the garden into Tower Street. By and by took coach, and to the Duke's house, where we saw it well acted, thought the play hath little good in it, being most pleased to see the little girl [Moll Davis] dance in boy's apparel, she having very fine legs, only bends in the hams, as I perceive all women do

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Slighted Maid

Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This play is on the L. C. list at Harvard. See VanLennep, "Plays on the English Stage," p. 13. Pepys, Diary: To the Duke's playhouse, and saw Macbeth. The King and Court there; and we sat just under them and my Lady Castlemayne, and close to the woman that comes into the pit, a kind of a loose gossip, that pretends to be like her, and is so, something...The King and Duke of York minded me, and smiled upon me, at the handsome woman near me: but it vexed me to see Moll Davis, in the box over the King's and my Lady Castlemayne's head, look down upon the King, and he up to her; and so did my Lady Castlemayne once, to see who it was; but when she saw her, she looked like fire; which troubled me

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: To the Duke of York's house...and there saw The Tempest; but it is but ill done by Gosnell, in lieu of Moll Davis

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Tempest

Event Comment: Benefit for Davis, Holtom and Merrifield. Afterpiece: By Particular Desire. Charges: half house charge to Davis #32 5s. minus half Receipts, deficit to Davis #18 12s. 9d.; half house charge to Holtom and Merrifield 32 5s. minus half Receipts, deficit to Holtom #9 6s. 4 1!2d.; deficit to Merrifield #9 6s. 4 1!2d.; covered by income from tickets: Davis #76 10s. (Box 97; Pit 259; Gallery 134); Holtom #28 17s. (Box 25; Pit 110; Gallery 61); Merrifield #45 16s. (Box 93; Pit 114; Gallery 57) (Account Book). Receipts: #27 4s. 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Measure For Measure

Performance Comment: As17700222, but Claudio-Wroughton; Escalus-Davis; Elbow-Holtom; Mariana-Miss Ogilvie; Juliet-Miss Garman.
Cast
Role: Escalus Actor: Davis

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17700510, but Flash-Davis; Loveit-Perry; Biddy-Miss Ogilvie; Add Jasper-Holtom.
Cast
Role: Flash Actor: Davis

Ballet: End: The Wapping Landlady, Double Hornpipe,. As17700420

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, by Frederick Reynolds. Prologue by William Thomas Fitzgerald. Epilogue by Miles Peter Andrews (see text)]: With new Scenes and Dresses. [In mainpiece the playbill lists Mrs Esten, but "Previous to the play an apology was made in behalf of Mrs Davis, who had undertaken Mrs Esten's character in consequence of the indisposition of the latter lady. [After considerable objection] Mrs Davis was well received in the part" (Thespian Magazine, June 1793, p. 4).] Public Advertiser, 3 May 1793: This Day is published How to Grow Rich (1s. 6d.). Receipts: #257 17s. 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: How To Grow Rich

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Lewis, Quick, Pope, Munden, Farren, Blanchard, Fawcett, Cubitt, Mrs Davis, Miss Chapman, Mrs Pope. Cast from text T. N. Longman, 1793): Pave-Lewis; Smalltrade-Quick; Warford-Pope; Sir ThomasRoundhead-Munden; Sir Charles Dazzle-Farren; Hippy-Blanchard; Latitat-Fawcett; Nab-Cubitt; Plainly-Powel; Formal-Thompson; Servant-Rees; Sir Charles's Servant-Ledger; Sir Thomas's Servant-Simmons; Smalltrade's Servant-Blurton; Rosa-Mrs Davis [in text: Mrs Esten]; Miss Dazzle-Miss Chapman; Lady Henrietta-Mrs Pope; Betty-Miss Stuart; Prologue-Pope; Epilogue-Lewis. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]
Cast
Role: Rosa Actor: Mrs Davis

Afterpiece Title: The Poor Soldier

Dance: End: The Bouquet, as17930415

Event Comment: Benefit for Wignel, Davis. Receipts: #28 2s. 6d., in cash. Charges #64 5s. Deficit to each #17 8s. 9d. covered by tickets: Wignell #99 9s. (Boxes 58; Pit 401; Gallery 248); Davis #68 19s. (Boxes 90; Pit 199; Gallery 166). Total income #196 10s. 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love Makes A Man; Or, The Fop's Fortune

Performance Comment: Carlos-Ross; Clodio-Dyer; Don Antonio-Dunstall; Don Charino-Collins; Don Lewis-Shuter; Governor-Anderson; Jaques-Bennet; Don Manuel-Cresswick; Monsieur-Holtom; Don Duart-Davis; Sancho-Wignel; Priest-Weller; Lawyer-Redman; Page-Miss Vallois; Honoria-Mrs Stephens; Angelina-Mrs Dyer; Elvira-Mrs Vincent; Louisa-Mrs Hamilton.
Cast
Role: Don Duart Actor: Davis

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Performance Comment: As17591008, but Gayless-Davis; Guttle-Wignel; Kitty Pry-Mrs Pitt? (playbill) or Mrs Green (Public Advertiser).
Cast
Role: Gayless Actor: Davis

Dance: III: A new Comic Dance-Granier, Miss Hilliard; End: The Knife Grinders, as17600417

Event Comment: Benefit for Davis and Costollo

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love Makes A Man

Performance Comment: As17650927, but Carlos-Davis; Sancho-Costollo; Honoria-Mrs Stephens; Clodio- announced as alias Don Dismallo Thickscullo de Halfwitto; Don Lewis announced as alias-Don Choleric Snapshorto de Testy.
Cast
Role: Carlos Actor: Davis
Role: Duart Actor: Davis

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Performance Comment: As17660408 but Dick-Davis; for first time and with the Original Prologue-Davis; Spouters-Perry, R. Smith, Murden, Morgan (playbill).

Dance: I: A Hornpipe-Miss Twist; III: The Venetian Gardeners, as17650925; End: The Village Romps, as17651019

Event Comment: Benefit for Davis and Dibdin. Cato cannot be perform'd on account of the indisposition of Mrs Mattocks. Tickets for Cato will taken. Charges #64 10s. [Profit to each beneficiary #4 5s. 6d. plus income from tickets. Davis #67 11s. (Box 65; Pit 272; Gallery 105); Dibdin #41 7s. (Box 46; Pit 97; Gallery 153).] (Account Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Performance Comment: As17670428 but Charles-Hull; Sir George-Davis.
Cast
Role: Sir George Actor: Davis.

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Dance: II: Rural Love, as17661120; End: Double Hornpipe, as17670427

Ballet: End: The Wapping Landlady. As17670427

Event Comment: Benefit for Davis and Perry. Charges #64 5s. Deficit to actors #25 7s. 6d. covered by income from tickets: Davis #77 7s. (Box 80; Pit 291; Gallery 137); Perry #53 19s. (Box 27; Pit 158; Gallery 235) (Account Book). Receipts: #38 17s. 6d. (Account Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Performance Comment: As17690405 but Gloster-Clarke; Shore-Perry; Catesby-Fox; Belmour-Davis; Ratcliffe-R. Smith; Derby-Wignell.
Cast
Role: Belmour Actor: Davis
Role: Ratcliff Actor: Davis

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: Flash-Davis; Fribble-a Gentleman (who never appeared on this stage); Rhodophil-Perry; Jasper-Holtom; Puff-Dunstall; Tag-Mrs Green; Miss Biddy-Miss Ogilvie.
Cast
Role: Flash Actor: Davis

Dance: End: The Merry Sailors, as17680920

Event Comment: Benefit for Wignell and Davis. Charges #64 10s. Deficit to each #7 12s. 3d., cover'd by income from tickets: Wignell #83 1s. (Box 80; Pit 311; Gallery 164); Davis, #61 5s. (Box 26; Pit 287; Gallery 117). Receipts: #49 5s. 6d. (Account Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Performance Comment: As17711214, but Dick-Davis; Charlotte-Mrs Evans.
Cast
Role: Dick Actor: Davis

Dance: II: The Lilt, as17720326

Event Comment: By Order of the Grand Buck for the Benefit of Wignell and Davis. N.B. Places will be kept in the front boxes for the brethren of the Mcst Noble Order, who are desired to meet the Grand Buck and His Council at the Shakespeare's Head in the Great Piazza, by 5 o'clock, from thence to proceed to the theatre, and bring the ensigns of the Order with them (playbill). Charges #66 3s. 6d. Deficit to beneficiaries #4 6s. 3d. apiece, cover'd by income from tickets: Wignell #78 4s. (Box 82; Pit 290; Gallery 142); Davis #74 4s. (Box 59; Pit 281; Gallery 173) (Account Book). Receipts: #57 11s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: As17721019, but Richmond-Davis; Tressel-Wroughton; King Henry-Younger; Norfolk-Perry; Catesby-Fox; Lord Mayor-Wignell; Dutchess of York-Mrs Ferguson; Lady Anne-Miss Ogilvie; Queen-Mrs Vincent.
Cast
Role: Richmond Actor: Davis

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Cast
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Davis

Dance: End: The Whim, as17730426

Event Comment: Benefit for Gardner and Davis. Charges #66 16s. 6d. Profit to each #2 19s. 9d., plus income from tickets: Gardner #59 (Box 87; Pit 139; Gallery 164); Davis #55 4s. (Box 44; Pit 208; Gallery 130). Receipts: #72 16s. (Account Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Henry Iv, Part I

Performance Comment: As17740315 but Vernon-Davis; Bardolph-Baker.
Cast
Role: Vernon Actor: Davis

Afterpiece Title: The Padlock

Monologue: Interlude.End: True Blue. As 26 March, but Principal Parts-_Reinhold, Owenson; Dance-Blurton

Event Comment: By Permission [of the Lord Chamberlain]. Benefit for Davis. 1st piece: Altered from [The Soldier's Fortune, by] Otway, by John Brownsmith. [not in Larpent MS; not published.] 2nd piece: A Poetical Interlude altered from Prior's Nut-brown Maid. 3rd piece: Altered to 3 acts. [Prologue by Shatford Jones. Author of Epilogue unknown. For authorship of 1st piece and prologue see Morning Chronicle, 25 Oct.] Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30. Tickets delivered for Davis and Wright will be admitted

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Touchstone Of Invention; Or, The Soldier's Fortune

Afterpiece Title: Henry And Emma

Afterpiece Title: The Busy Body

Performance Comment: Marplot-Mills; Sir George Airy-Davis; Sir Francis Gripe-Blanchard; Sir Jealous Traffic-Bates; Whisper-Dugdale; Servant-Master Woodward; Charles-Miller (1st appearance); Isabinda-Miss Dudley; Patch-Mrs Barnard; Scentwell-Miss Mitchell; Miranda-Miss Brangin (1st appearance); Prologue-Haynes; Epilogue-.
Cast
Role: Sir George Airy Actor: Davis

Dance: 2nd piece: With a Hornpipe-Lonsdale

Song: End I: two part song, Damon and Clora-Leach, Miss Mitchell (1st appearance); End III: My sweet pretty Mogg-Wright

Event Comment: [The Duke's Company. For Harris' role, see Pepys, 11 May 1668. For Angel as Stephano, see An Elegy Upon...Mr Edward Angell, reprinted in A Little Ark, pp. 38-39: @Who shall play Stephano now? your Tempest's gone@To raise new Storms i' th' hearts of every one.@ For Underhill as Trincalo, note his nickname of Prince Trincalo. (For Mary Davis as Ariel and Mrs Long as Hypolito, see J. H. Wilson, All the King's Ladies, pp. 140, 166.) Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 33): The Tempest...Acted in Lincolns-Inn-Fields...alter'd by Sir William Davenant and Mr Dryden before 'twas made into an Opera. Pepys, Diary: At noon resolved with Sir W. Pen to go see The Tempest, an old play of Shakespeare's, acted, I hear, the first day; and so my wife, and girl, and W. Hewer by themselves, and Sir W. Pen and I afterwards by ourselves; and forced to sit in the side balcone over against the musique-room at the Duke's house, close by my Lady Dorset and a great many great ones. The house mighty full; the King and Court there: and the most innocent play that ever I saw; and a curious piece of musique in an echo of half sentences, the echo repeating the former half, while the man goes on the latter, which is mighty pretty. The play [has] no great wit, but yet good, above ordinary plays. Thence home with Sir W. Pen, and there all mightily pleased with the play

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Tempest

Performance Comment: Adapted by Sir William Davenant and John Dryden. A possible cast: Ferdinand-Harris?; Stephano-Angel?; Trincalo-Underhill?; Ariel-Mary Davis?; Hypolito-Mrs Long?.
Cast
Role: Ariel Actor: Mary Davis?
Event Comment: Benefit for Driscol, Banks, Barnard, Miss Davis, and Trott (Lobby Doorkeeper). Tickets deliver'd by Mlle Huette, Mrs Hanmeuze, Mrs Griffith will be taken. Tomorrow the Fair Penitent and on Friday Romeo and Juliet, being the last time of the Company's performing this season

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: As17510215, but abbreviated cast only listed: Polly-Miss Davis; Macheath-Lowe; Peachum-Arthur; Lockit-Dunstall; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Dunstall; Lucy-Miss Young; Hornpipe-Atkins.
Cast
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Davis
Role: Molly Brazen Actor: Miss Morrison

Afterpiece Title: The King and Miller

Dance: As17510511

Event Comment: Benefit for Wignell, Stoppelaer, Davis

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Othello

Cast
Role: Montano Actor: Davis

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: Fribble (with song in character)-Shuter; Loveit-Anderson; Flash-Davis; Puff-Wignell; Tagg-Mrs Vincent; Biddy-Mrs Green.
Cast
Role: Flash Actor: Davis

Dance: TThe Threshers, as17581016; Hornpipe-Master Cartwright, a Child nine years old

Event Comment: Benefit for Davis, Holtom, Buck, Miss Sledge. Tickets for the Inconstant will be taken. Afterpiece By Desire, but not acted this season. Posivitely the last time of performing the mainpiece this season

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Jovial Crew

Afterpiece Title: The Knights

Performance Comment: Hartop-Shuter; Jenkins-Davis; Sir Gregory-Bennet; Tim-Costollo.
Cast
Role: Jenkins Actor: Davis

Dance: End Opera: A Hornpipe-Manesiere

Event Comment: Benefit for Hallam, Davis, Perry. Afterpiece: Not acted this season

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: As17631226, but King Henry-Hallam; Richmond-Davis; Duke of York-Mas. Besford; Tressel-White; Catesby-Wignel; Oxford-Weller; Forest-Holtom.
Cast
Role: Richmond Actor: Davis

Afterpiece Title: The Intriguing Chambermaid

Event Comment: Benefit for Weston and Davis

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Every Man In His Humour

Performance Comment: Kitely-Wilkinson; Young Knowell-Davis; Old Knowell-Granger; Bobadil-Young Gentleman, first time on any stage; Downright-Francis; Brainworm-Lewis; Matthew-Parsons; Wellbred-Death; Cobb-Brown; Cash-C. Lewis; Formal-Pierce; Justice Clement-Moor; Servant-Taylor; Master Stephen-Weston; Bridget-Mrs Granger; Cobb's Wife-Mrs Parsons; Dame Kitely-Mrs Jeffreys.
Cast
Role: Young Knowell Actor: Davis

Afterpiece Title: Tragedy a la Mode

Dance: II: New Dance-Gherardi, Master Clinton, Miss Street; III: Hornpipe-Rogier

Song: IV: A young Gentleman, Mrs Weston, being their first Appearance

Event Comment: Benefit for Davis, Hallam, Mrs Dyer. None admitted behind Scenes. Afterpiece: Not acted these three years. [See 2 May 1763.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love Makes A Man

Performance Comment: As17650129, but Carlos-Davis; Don Duart-White; Don Charino-Hallam; Angelina-Mrs Dyer; Don Manuel-Gardner; Governor-_.
Cast
Role: Carlos Actor: Davis
Role: Duart Actor: Davis

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Statue; or, The Jealous Farmer Outwitted

Dance: I: A New Scotch Dance, as17650429 II: A New Hornpipe-Miss Snow (in character of a sailor) 1st appearance on any stage; End: The Jealous Woodcutter, as17641101