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Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Miser

Performance Comment: Miser-Yates, to be attempted after the manner of the late Mr Griffin; Frederick-W. Giffard; Clerimont-Blakes; Ramilie-Peterson; James-Dunstall; List-Marr; Upholsterer-Vaughan; Lawyer-Crofts; Harriet-Miss Hippisley; Lappet-Mrs Yates; Mrs Wisely-Mr Giffard.
Cast
Role: Miser Actor: Yates, to be attempted after the manner of the late Mr Griffin
Role: Frederick Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Clerimont Actor: Blakes
Role: Ramilie Actor: Peterson
Role: James Actor: Dunstall
Role: List Actor: Marr
Role: Upholsterer Actor: Vaughan
Role: Lawyer Actor: Crofts
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Hippisley
Role: Lappet Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Mrs Wisely Actor: Mr Giffard.

Afterpiece Title: The Contrivances

Song: Miss Medina, Mrs Jones

Dance: HHornpipe-Yates

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Miser

Performance Comment: See17410316 but Miser-Yates, to be attempted after the manner of the late Mr Griffin; Clerimont-Blakes; Lappet-Miss Hippisley; Mariana-Mrs Giffard.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Cast
Role: Mercury Actor: Jones
Role: Charon Actor: Dunstall
Role: Attorney Actor: Paget
Role: Beau Actor: Marr
Role: Irishman Actor: Yates
Role: Frenchman Actor: Blakes
Role: 1st Lady Actor: Mrs Dunstall
Role: 2d Lady Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Thomas Actor: Crofts
Role: With a Prologue in Masonry Actor: Blakes
Role: an Epilogue Actor: Miss Hippisley.
Role: Aesop Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Drunken Man Actor: Giffard
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Hippisley
Role: with The Life of a Belle Actor: .

Song: Miss Medina, Mrs Jones; the Masons' Songs-Hemskirk

Dance: DDrunken Peasant-Chettle; Hornpipe-Yates, others

Performances

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

Performance Comment: Parts by Quin, Cibber, Griffin, W. Mills, Mecklin, Salway, Mrs Clive, Miss Holliday, Mrs Pritchard, Mrs Cross; but edition of 1736 lists: Lord Constant-Quin; Lord Modely-Cibber; Sir Godfrey Trinket-Griffin; Sir Harry Gaylove-W. Mills; Cheatly-Mechlin; Signior Bagatelli-Salway; Tom-Turbutt; William-Cross; Flavia-Mrs Clive; Araminta-Miss Holiday; Mrs Freelove-Mrs Pritchard; Lucy-Mrs Cross. Prologue written by Aaron Hill and spoken by Quin. Epilogue spoken by Mrs Clive .

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

Event Comment: Benefit for Goodall. A concert etc. 6 p.m. Afterpiece: Not acted 20 years [See gf 25 Nov. 1745], written by the last celebrated Mr Griffin. Mainpiece: Written by Sir John Vanbrugh

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The False Friend

Afterpiece Title: The Humours of Purgatory

Related Works
Related Work: The Humours of Purgatory Author(s): Benjamin Griffin
Event Comment: Benefit Pit Doorkeepers. At the particular Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Afterpiece: [By Benjamin Griffin.] Never perform'd before. Receipts: #100 12s. 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Valentinian

Afterpiece Title: Love in a Sack

Performance Comment: Edition of 1715 lists: Sir Arthur Addlepate-Griffin; Courtley-Corey; Captain Debonair-Spiller; Phillip-H. Bullock; Olivia-Mrs Vincent; Aurelia-Mrs Finch; Jenny-Mrs Hunt; Prologue-; Epilogue-.
Cast
Role: Sir Arthur Addlepate Actor: Griffin
Role: Courtley Actor: Corey
Role: Captain Debonair Actor: Spiller
Role: Phillip Actor: H. Bullock
Role: Olivia Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Aurelia Actor: Mrs Finch
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Hunt
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: Love in a Sack Author(s): Benjamin Griffin

Song: Cook, Rawlins, Little Boy

Dance: delaGarde, duPre, Mrs Bullock; Scaramouch and French Peasant-a Gentleman for his own Diversion

Event Comment: Afterpiece: [By Benjamin Griffin.] A New Farce of Two Acts. Receipts: #27 4s. 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Comical History Of Don Quixote, Part Ii

Afterpiece Title: The Humours of Purgatory

Performance Comment: Edition of 1716 lists: Don Lopez-Griffin; Don Silvio-Ogden; Guzman-Schoolding; Cardus-Knap; Diego-H. Bullock; Jacomo-Coker; 1st Mob-Godard; 2d Mob-Rogers; 3d Mob-Scot; Julia-Mrs Moore; Constantia-Mrs Robertson.
Cast
Role: Don Lopez Actor: Griffin
Role: Don Silvio Actor: Ogden
Role: Guzman Actor: Schoolding
Role: Cardus Actor: Knap
Role: Diego Actor: H. Bullock
Role: Jacomo Actor: Coker
Role: 1st Mob Actor: Godard
Role: 2d Mob Actor: Rogers
Role: 3d Mob Actor: Scot
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Moore
Role: Constantia Actor: Mrs Robertson.
Related Works
Related Work: The Humours of Purgatory Author(s): Benjamin Griffin

Song: As17160206

Dance: As17151104

Event Comment: [By Benjamin Griffin.] Never Acted before

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Whig And Tory

Performance Comment: Edition of 1720 lists: Sir Rowland Heartfree-Harper; Sir John Indolent-Griffin; Charles Heartfree-Leigh; Ned Indolent-C. Bullock; Reynard-Ryan; Coblecause-Bullock; Philip-Spiller; John-Egleton; Aminta-Mrs Bullock; Charlotte-Mrs Gulick; Maria-Mrs Robertson; Fainwood-Mrs Giffard; Prologue-; Epilogue-.
Cast
Role: Sir Rowland Heartfree Actor: Harper
Role: Sir John Indolent Actor: Griffin
Role: Charles Heartfree Actor: Leigh
Role: Ned Indolent Actor: C. Bullock
Role: Reynard Actor: Ryan
Role: Coblecause Actor: Bullock
Role: Philip Actor: Spiller
Role: John Actor: Egleton
Role: Aminta Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Gulick
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Robertson
Role: Fainwood Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: Whig and Tory Author(s): Benjamin Griffin

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

Event Comment: The United Company. This play was in rehearsal before the death of Charles II-see 6 Feb. 1684@5-and was staged shortly after the playhouse reopened. Luttrell's date of acquisition of the separately-printed Prologue and Epilogue is 9 May 1685 (in possession of Pickering and Chatto, Ltd., 1938), and the play may have been first given on that date or during the week preceding Saturday 9 May 1685. For Cibber's account of Mountfort as Sir Courtly, see Cibber, Apology, ed. Lowe, I, 129. The separately-printed Prologue and Epilogue are reprinted in Wiley, Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 228-30. A separately-printed Three New Songs in Sir Courtley Nice (1685) contains three songs, with the music by Samuel Ackroyde and an unknown composer. In addition, two songs, As I grazed unaware and O be kind my dear be kind, both composed by R. King, are in The Theater of Music, Second Book, 1685. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 40-41): The first new Comedy after King James came to the Crown, was Sir Courtly Nice, wrote by Mr Crown:...The Comedy being justly Acted, and the Characters in't new, Crown'd it with a general Applause: Sir Courtly was so nicely Perform'd, that not any succeeding, but Mr Cyber has Equall'd him. Note, Mr Griffin so Excell'd in Surly, Sir Edward Belfond, The Plain Dealer, none succeeding in the 2 former have Equall'd him, except his Predecessor Mr Hart in the latter. The Lover's Session; In Imitation of Sir John Suckling's Session of Poets (in Poems on Affairs of State, II [1703], 162): @Montrath was in Foppery conceiv'd another@Of Whitehall true Breed, Sir Nices Twin Brother:@None could tell, so alike all their Follies did seem,@Whether he acted Mumford, or Mumford him.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Sir Courtly Nice; Or, It Cannot Be

Performance Comment: Edition of 1685: Prologue-; Epilogue-; Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 40): Sir Courtly-Mountfort; Hothead-Underhill; Testimony-Gillo; Lord Beaugard-Kynaston; Surly-Griffin; Sir NicholasCallico-Anthony Leigh; Leonora-Mrs Barry.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Sir Courtly Actor: Mountfort
Role: Hothead Actor: Underhill
Role: Testimony Actor: Gillo
Role: Lord Beaugard Actor: Kynaston
Role: Surly Actor: Griffin
Role: Sir NicholasCallico Actor: Anthony Leigh
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Barry.
Event Comment: The United Company. There is uncertainty concerning this date; it appears on Luttrell's copy (Huntington Library) of the separately printed Prologue and Epilogue, and the date may represent the time of his purchase rather than a date of performance. The Prologue and Epilogue are reprinted in Wiley, Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 141-45. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 39-40): All the preceding Plays, being the chief that were Acted in Dorset-Garden, from November 1671, to the Year 1682; at which time the Patentees of each Company United Patents; and by so Incorporating the Duke's Company were made the King's Company, and immediately remov'd to the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane. Upon this Union, Mr Hart being the Heart of the Company under Mr Killigrew's Patent never Acted more, by reason of his Malady; being Afflicted with the Stone and Gravel, of which he Dy'd some time after: Having a Sallary of 40 Shillings a Week to the Day of his Death. But the Remnant of that Company; as, Major Mohun, Mr Cartwright, Mr Kynaston, Mr Griffin, Mr Goodman, Mr Duke Watson, Mr Powel, Sr, Mr Wiltshire, Mrs Corey, Mrs Bowtell, Mrs Cook, Mrs Montfort. [Joined the new company]. Note, now Mr Monfort and Mr Carlile, were grown to the Maturity of good Actors. The mixt Company then Reviv'd the several old and Modern Plays, that were the Propriety of Mr Killigrew, as Rule a Wife, and have a Wife: Mr Betterton Acting Michael Perez; Don Leon, Mr Smith, Cacofogo, Mr Cartwright: Margaretta, Mrs Barry: Estiphania, Mrs Cook. Next, @The Scornful Lady.@The Plain Dealer.@The Mock Astrologer.@The Jovial Crew.@The Beggars Bush.@Bartholomew-Fair.@The Moor of Venice.@Rollo.@The Humorous Lieutenant.@The Double Marriage.@ With divers others. George Powell, Preface to The Treacherous Brothers (1690): The Time was, upon the uniting of the Two Theatres, that the Reviveing of the old stock of Plays, so ingrost the study of the House, that the Poets lay dorment; and a new Play cou'd hardly get admittance, amongst the more precious pieces of Antiquity, that then waited to walk the Stage. Cibber, Apology, ed. Lowe, I, 95-96): I shall content myself with telling you that Mohun and Hart now growing old [for, above thirty Years before this Time, they had severally born the King's Commission of Major and Captain in the Civil Wars), and the younger Actors, as Goodman, Clark, and others, being impatient to get into their Parts, and growing intractable, the Audiences too of both Houses then falling off, the Patentees of each, by the King's Advice, which perhaps amounted to a Command, united their Interests and both Companies into one, exclusive of all others in the Year 1682. This Union was, however, so much in favour of the Duke's Company, that Hart left the Stage upon it, and Mohun survived not long after

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Title Unknown

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 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

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)