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Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the first production is not known, but the Songs were advertised in the Flying Post, 6-8 Dec. 1698, and the play in the London Gazette, 19-22 Dec. 1698; hence, the premiere was certainly not later than early December and was probably not later than November. In fact, on 5 Dec. 1698 Dr. William Aglionby wrote Matthew Prior, referring to Dennis, "a poor poet who has made us a fine entertainment of Rinaldo and Armida" (quoted in The Works of John Dennis, II, 489). In a dialogue written by John Oldmixon (Reflections on the Stage [London, 1699], p. 101) Savage, referring to Rinaldo and Armida, states: I have seen it 3 or 4 times already, but the Musick is so fine, and the Play pleases me so well, that I shall not think it a burthen [to see it again] (in The Works of John Dennis, I, 479). The Musical Entertainments in the Tragedy of Rinaldo and Armida (1699) is reprinted, with an introduction by Herbert Davis, in Theatre Miscellany (Luttrell Society Reprints, No 14, Oxford, 1953), pp. 103-15. One song, Ah queen, ah wretched queen, give o'er, sung by Gouge, is in Mercurius Musicus, 1699; and another, Jolly breeze that comes whistling, sung by Gouge, is in Twelve New Songs, 1699. A Comparison between the Two Stages (1702), p. 22: Critick: At last, (as you say) the old Stagers moulded a piece of Pastry work of their own, and made a kind of Lenten Feast with their Rinaldo and Armida; this surpriz'd not only Drury-lane, but indeed all the Town, no body ever dreaming of an Opera there; 'tis true they had heard of Homer's Illiads in a Nut-shel, and Jack in a Box, and what not?...Sullen: Well, with this Vagary they tug'd a while, and The Jolly-Jolly breeze-came whistling thro'-all the Town, and not a Fop but ran to see the Celebrated Virgin in a Machine; there she shin'd in a full Zodiack, the brightest Constellation there; 'twas a pleasant Reflection all this time to see her scituated among the Bulls, Capricorns, Sagittaries, and yet the Virgo still remain itacta....Critick: But this merry Time lasted not always; every thing has an end, and at length down goes Rinaldo's inchanted Mountain; it sunk as a Mole-hill seen on't: What a severity was this? that the Labour of such a gigantick Poet, nay Critick, shou'd give up the Ghost so soon: The renown'd Author thought himself immortal in that Work, and that the World was to last no longer than his Rinaldo; and tho' he stole every thing from the Italian, yet he said, what the Italian did was but Grub-street to his. See also 5 Jan. 1698@9 for a letter written by Mrs Barry, in part concerning Rinaldo and Armida

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Rinaldo And Armida

Performance Comment: Edition of 1699: Prologue-; Rinaldo-Betterton; Ubaldo-Thurman; Carlo-Scudamore; Armida-Mrs Barry; Urania-Mrs Boman; Phenissa-Mrs Lee; Epilogue-; The Musical Entertainment ...All Compos'd by Mr John Eccles, and Writ by Mr Dennis-.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Rinaldo Actor: Betterton
Role: Ubaldo Actor: Thurman
Role: Carlo Actor: Scudamore
Role: Armida Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Urania Actor: Mrs Boman
Role: Phenissa Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Mr Dennis Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: Rinaldo and Armida Author(s): John Dennis
Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but Dryden, on 14 Dec. 1699, indicated that the run of the play had been completed by that day. A copy in the Folger Shakespeare Library has a notice of its publication. Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, p. 45: Iphigenia a Tragedy, wrote by Mr Dennis, a good Tragedy and well Acted; but answer'd not the Expences they were at in Cloathing it. [In The Life of Mr John Dennis (London, 1734) the author states that Colonel Codrington prevailed on all his friends to take tickets for the dramatist's third night.] Preface, Edition of 1700: And from the first representations I expected all the success that I could reasonably desire. I never in my life at any Play took notice of a more strict attention, or, a more profound silence. And there was something like what happen'd at the Representation of Pacuvius his Tragedy. For upon Orestes discovering his passion to Iphigenia in the fourth Act, there was a general murmur through the Pit, which is what I had never seen before. But after three or four representations, several people, who during that time had wholly abandon'd themselves to the Impression which Nature had made on them, began to study how to be discontented by Art; and repented heartily at having been pleas'd with what Athens and Rome and Paris had been pleas'd before. A Comparison between the Two Stages (1702), p. 23: Critick: I must needs Complement him [Dennis] with the Success of his laborious Iphigenia: Ay, here's a Tragedy with a witness--show a more tragick Poet if you can--'twas a smart Epilogue. But I marvel a Man of Mr Dennis's Penetration wou'd suffer, nay beg his Friend to Burlesque him at that unreasonable rate: But the Author was conscious the Audience might mistake it for a Comedy, and so he gets Colonel C-(he was sure his Word wou'd be taken) to tell 'em it was not a Comedy but a Tragedy: The hint was good and necessary, for o' my word very few knew what to make of it before, tho' there were many Tremendous things in't. [The dialogue continues to examine Dennis' Preface, and Dennis's assertions there concerning his play.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Iphigenia

Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Verbruggen as the Genius of England
Role: Codrington Actor:
Role: Orestes Actor: Betterton
Role: Pilades Actor: Williams
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Iphigenia Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Euphrosine Actor: Mrs Martin.
Related Works
Related Work: Iphigenia Author(s): John Dennis

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Concert

Entertainment: Divine Musick in Praise of Religion and Vertue-; both Vocal and instrumental, with new Anthems compos'd by Mr Blow; an Oration by Mr Collier; Pieces by Mr Tate, her Majesty's Poet Laureat. The edition of 1702 lists: The Introductory Poem Upon the Reformation of Poetry-Mr Tate Poet-Laureat to her Majesty; The First Anthem-, Compos'd by Dr Blow, and Sung in Westminster-Abbey, at Her Majesty's Coronation; The Oration-J. Collier/M.A.; The Second Anthem, Compos'd by Dr Blow: Te Deum Laudamus-; A Poem in Praise of Virtue- , Written by Mr Tate

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: A Solo and several Pieces on the French Horn by Mr Charles. And several Songs and Duets by the two Miss Youngs. The German Flute by Mr Pelicour [Balicourt in Daily Advertiser], lately arrived from abroad; Being the first Time of his Performing in England

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mr Anthony

Cast
Role: Mr Anthony Actor: Nokes
Role: Mr Plot Actor: Hains
Role: Mr Art Actor: Batterton
Role: Pedagog Actor: Underhil
Role: Mr Cudden Actor: Angel
Role: Trick Actor: Samford
Role: Mrs Philadelphia Actor: Mrs Jennings
Role: Mrs Isabella Actor: Mrs Batterton
Role: Mrs Betty Actor: Mrs Long
Role: Goody Winifred Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mr Turbulent; Or, The Melanchollicks

Cast
Role: Timothy Turbulent Actor: Underhil
Role: Furnish Actor: Jevon
Role: Hangby Actor: Gillow
Role: Grin Sneak Actor: Norris
Role: Finical Cringe Actor: Nokes
Role: Rabsheka Sly Actor: Bowman
Role: Abednego Suck Thumb Actor: Anthony Leigh
Role: Fairlove Actor: Williams
Role: Friendly Actor: Wiltsher
Role: Dr Quibus Actor: Peircival
Role: Pollux Actor: Richards
Role: Mrs Turbulent Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Lady Medler Actor: Mrs Currer
Role: Lucia Actor: Lady Slingsby
Role: Priscilla Actor: Mrs Price
Role: Mrs Sly Actor: Mrs Osborn
Role: The Prologue Actor: Lady Slingsby
Role: The Epilogue Actor: Mr Turbulent.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Mr Abell; having had the Honour lately, to Sing to the Nobility and Gentry of Richmond and the Neighbouring Towns, thinks himself bound in Gratitude...to return his most Humble Thanks with a Performance of New Musick, in English, Latin, Italian, French-Mr Abell; &c....being Honour'd and Accompany'd-the Greatest Masters of Europe

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Concert

Afterpiece Title: Britain's Happiness

Song: Singing in Italian and English-Mrs Tofts

Dance: l'Abbe, duRuel, Cherrier, Mrs Elford, Mrs Campion, Mrs Mayers, Devonshire Girl

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mad Tom Of Bedlam; Or, The Distress'd Lovers: With The Comical Humours Of squire Numscul

Cast
Role: Numscul Actor: Penkethman
Role: Mad Tom Actor: Wm. Giffard
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Haughton
Role: Sir William Friendly Actor: Huddy
Role: Jeremy Actor: R. Williams
Role: Cook Actor: Pearce
Role: Butler Actor: Machen
Role: Gardener Actor: W. Williams
Role: Robin Actor: Eaton
Role: Lady Numscul Actor: Mrs Thomas
Role: Lady Friendly Actor: Mrs Mountfort
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Justice Gripeall Actor: Collett.

Song: Mr Corse, age 12

Dance: DDutch Skipper-Sandham; Drunken Man-Wilcox; (On 8 Aug. and there after:) Mad Dance, Pierrot-Le Sieur Labisle, from France

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Champnes
Role: Amintas Actor: Vernon
Role: Eliza Actor: Signora Cremonini
Role: Thamiris Actor: Miss Young
Role: Camilla Actor: Miss Wright
Role: Agenor Actor: Mrs Dorman

Dance: I: A New Dance call'd The Hunters-Mas. Clinton, Miss Street, Miss Ford; II: The Faggot Binders-Aldridge, Miss Baker; End Opera: A Dance-Grimaldi, Lauchery, Miss Baker

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Champnes
Role: Amintas Actor: Vernon
Role: Eliza Actor: Signora Cremonini
Role: Thamiris Actor: Miss Young
Role: Camilla Actor: Miss Wright
Role: Agenor Actor: Mrs Dorman

Dance: I: The Sheep Shearers, as17640308 II: The Shepherdesses, as17640113; End Opera: Dance, as17640301

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Sir Courtly Nice

Afterpiece Title: La Guinquette; or, Harlequin Turned Tapster

Cast
Role: Apparently Parts Actor: Sorin, Baxter.

Dance: An Entertainment of Mimick Dancing, call'd, La Caprice-Harlequin (in Imitation of Mlle Provost, the Famous Dancer in the Opera at Paris)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Connoisseur; Or, Every Man In His Folly

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Champnes
Role: Amintas Actor: Vernon
Role: Eliza Actor: Signora Cremonini
Role: Thamiris Actor: Miss Young
Role: Camilla Actor: Miss Wright
Role: Agenor Actor: Mrs Dorman

Dance: I: The Hunters, as17640224; The Faggot Binders, as17640224; End Opera: A Dance, as17640224

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Champnes
Role: Amintas Actor: Vernon
Role: Eliza Actor: Signora Cremonini
Role: Thamiris Actor: Miss Young
Role: Camilla Actor: Miss Wright
Role: Agenor Actor: Mrs Dorman

Dance: II: The Faggot Binders, as17640224; End Opera: A Dance, as17640224

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Champnes
Role: Amintas Actor: Vernon
Role: Eliza Actor: Signora Cremonini
Role: Thamiris Actor: Miss Young
Role: Camilla Actor: Miss Wright
Role: Agenor Actor: Mrs Dorman

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Cast
Role: Fribble Actor: Obrien
Role: Flash Actor: King
Role: Loveit Actor: Packer
Role: Puff Actor: Moody
Role: Jasper Actor: Ackman
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Biddy Actor: Miss Pope.

Dance: I: The Sheep Shearers-Lauchery, Miss Baker; II: The Faggot Binders, as17640224; End Opera: A Dance, as17640319

Event Comment: Dennis (Dedication to 1720 edition): an Audience of between Fifty and Threescore Pounds

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Invader Of His Country

Related Works
Related Work: The Invader of His Country: or, The Fatal Resentment Author(s): John Dennis

Performances

Afterpiece Title: The Chaplet

Cast
Role: Damon Actor: Vernon
Role: Palemon Actor: Davies
Role: Pastora Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Scott
Role: To conclude with a Dance Actor: .

Dance: V: A Comic Dance-Daigville, Sga Vidini

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Cast
Role: Romeo Actor: Young Gentleman, first appearance on any stage.
Role: Mercutio Actor: Dodd
Role: Friar Lawrence Actor: Packer
Role: Benvolio Actor: Davies
Role: Capulet Actor: Inchbald
Role: Tybalt Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Peter Actor: Burton
Role: Lady Capulet Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Juliet Actor: Miss Mansell
Role: Apothecary Actor: Castle
Role: Paris Actor: Fawcett
Role: Prince Actor: Keen
Role: Balthazar Actor: Wheeler
Role: With the Funeral Procession Actor:
Role: the Vocal Parts Actor: Champnes, Davies, Kear, Mrs Scott, Mrs Wrighten, Mrs Hunt
Role: a Masquerade Actor:
Role: a Dance Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin's Invasion

Cast
Role: Harlequin Actor: Wright
Role: Mercury Actor: Davies
Role: Abram Actor: W. Palmer
Role: Gasconade Actor: Baddeley
Role: Snip Actor: Parsons
Role: Old Woman Actor: Dodd
Role: Bounce Actor: Bransby
Role: Simon Actor: Moody
Role: Justice Actor: Hartry
Role: Constable Actor: Griffith
Role: Forge Actor: Ackman
Role: Welshman Actor: Waldron
Role: Irishman Actor: Messink
Role: Dolly Snip Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Mrs Snip Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Sukey Chitterlin Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: To Conclude with a Grand Chorus Actor: Champness, Mrs Wrighten, Bannister, Dibdin, Davies, Kear, Fawcett, Wheeler, Mrs Scott, Mrs Hunt.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Every Man In His Humour

Cast
Role: Kitely Actor: Garrick
Role: Young Knowell Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Wellbred Actor: Jefferson
Role: Cash Actor: Brereton, first time
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Bobadil Actor: King
Role: Justice Clement Actor: Hartry
Role: Cob Actor: Moody
Role: Mrs Kitely Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Brainworm Actor: Baddeley
Role: Downright Actor: Bransby
Role: Tib Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mr Stephen Actor: Weston
Role: Mr Matthew Actor: W. Palmer
Role: Old Knowell Actor: Hurst.

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycomb

Cast
Role: Mr Honeycomb Actor: Parsons
Role: Scribble Actor: Dodd
Role: Ledger Actor: Bransby
Role: Mrs Honeycomb Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Bradshaw.

Dance: End: The Mountaineers, as17730930 Como, Sga Crespi (2nd appearance)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: New Brooms

Cast
Role: Sprightly Actor: King
Role: Phelim Actor: Moody
Role: Catcall Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Dulcimer Dunder Actor: Parsons
Role: Sailor Actor: Bannister
Role: Mezzetin Actor: Baddeley
Role: Furrow Actor: Wrighten
Role: Dripping Actor: Griffiths
Role: Musician Actor: Wright
Role: Frank Furrow Actor: Burton
Role: Lad Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Crotchet Actor: Dodd
Role: Mrs Dripping Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Furrow Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Doxy Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Miss Dripping Actor: Miss Stageldoir
Role: Miss Quaver Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: unassigned Actor: Carpenter
Role: not listed on playbill, Actor: King

Afterpiece Title: Matilda

Cast
Role: Morcar Actor: Reddish
Role: Siward Actor: Palmer
Role: Oswald Actor: Chaplin
Role: Harold Actor: Wrighten
Role: Edwin Actor: Smith
Role: Bertha Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Matilda Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: The Mayor of Garratt

Cast
Role: Jerry Sneak Actor: A Young Gentleman
Role: Sir Jacob Jollup Actor: Waldron
Role: Mr Bruin Actor: Wright
Role: Lint Actor: Wrighten
Role: Heeltap Actor: Bransby
Role: Major Sturgeon Actor: Bannister
Role: Mrs Bruin Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Mrs Sneak Actor: Mrs Wrighten.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: At Hay The Recruiting Officer

Cast
Role: Mr Ballance Actor: Packer
Role: Scale Actor: Fawcett
Role: Scruple Actor: Maddocks
Role: Mr Worthy Actor: read byWhitfield
Role: Captain Plume Actor: Wroughton
Role: Captain Brazen Actor: Dodd
Role: Serjeant Kite Actor: Caulfield
Role: Bullock Actor: Moody
Role: Coster Pearmain Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Appletree Actor: Burton
Role: Welch Collier Actor: Suett
Role: Constable Actor: Banks
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Melinda Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Rose Actor: Miss Pope.

Afterpiece Title: The Mariners

Cast
Role: Mr Indigo Actor: Suett
Role: Charles Actor: Bland
Role: Henry Actor: Dignum
Role: Clover Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Mizin Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Flintbourg Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Sea Boys Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Landlord Actor: Burton
Role: Chequer Actor: Fawcett
Role: Trusty Actor: Maddocks
Role: Caustic Actor: Webb
Role: Sophia Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Susan Actor: Miss Collins
Role: Bell Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Julia Actor: Miss Menage
Role: Rest of the Vocal Characters Actor: Caulfield, Danby, Welsh, Shaw

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Mourning Bride

Cast
Role: Osmyn Actor: a young gentleman
Role: King Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Gonzales Actor: Packer
Role: Garcia Actor: Palmer
Role: Heli Actor: Hurst
Role: Selim Actor: Fawcett
Role: Alonzo Actor: Ackman
Role: Perez Actor: Keen
Role: Zara Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Almeria Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Johnson.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Alchymist

Cast
Role: Subtle Actor: Burton
Role: Sir Epicure Mammon Actor: Love
Role: Kastril Actor: J. Burton
Role: Face Actor: Palmer
Role: Tribulation Actor: Hartry
Role: Surly Actor: Baddeley
Role: Ananias Actor: Parsons
Role: Doll Common Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Dame Pliant Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Abel Drugger Actor: Garrick
Role: Lovewit Actor: Packer
Role: Dapper Actor: W. Palmer.

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycomb

Cast
Role: Mr Honeycombe Actor: Parsons
Role: Scribble Actor: Dodd
Role: Ledger Actor: Bransby
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Honeycomb Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Pope.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Cast
Role: Hamlet Actor: Holman
Role: Gertrude Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Osric Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Ghost of Hamlet's father Actor: Palmer
Role: Claudius Actor: Packer
Role: Polonius Actor: Dodd
Role: Horatio Actor: Whitfield
Role: Laertes Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Rosencrantz Actor: Caulfield
Role: Guildenstern Actor: Trueman
Role: Osrick Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Marcellus Actor: Benson
Role: Bernardo Actor: Phillimore
Role: Players Actor: Maddocks, Hollingsworth
Role: 1st Grave@digger Actor: King
Role: 2nd Grave@digger Actor: Burton
Role: Ophelia Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: in which she will introduce an additional Air Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Actress Actor: Miss Tidswell.

Afterpiece Title: The Phoenix; or, Anacreontics Renovated [i

Afterpiece Title: Rosina

Cast
Role: Mr Belville Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Captain Belville Actor: Dignum
Role: William Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Rustick Actor: Cooke
Role: Irishman Actor: Caulfield
Role: Rosina Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Phebe Actor: Mrs Bland.

Entertainment: In 2nd piece: Imitations-Caulfield