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Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Ryan
Role: Medley Actor: Sparks
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Arthur
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Gibson
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Collins
Role: Smirk Actor: Cushing
Role: Handy Actor: Anderson
Role: Fopling's Page Actor: Miss Mullart
Role: Townley's Page Actor: Miss Morrison
Role: Orange Woman Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Miss Copen
Role: Lady Woodville Actor: Mrs Bambridge
Role: Busy Actor: Miss Haughton
Role: Bullies Actor: Dunstall, Bencraft, Oates
Role: Aemilia Actor: Mrs Copen
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Ridout
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Bellamy
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: The Gentleman Gardiner

Dance: Mr J. Granier, J. Granier's sister


Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Fryar

Role: Torrismond Actor: Booth
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Wilks
Role: Gomez Actor: Norris
Role: Dominic Actor: Shepard
Role: Elvira Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Thurmond.

Dance: II: Harlequin-Young Rainton; V: Muzette-Young Rainton, Miss Johnson

Song: III: Hunting Song-Ray; IV: Song in The Fair Penitent , Words by Mr Congreve, Musick by Mr J. Eccles to be sung-Ray

Performance Comment: Eccles= to be sung-Ray.
Role: to be sung Actor: Ray.
Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the Post Boy, 18-21 Dec. 1697, suggests that the premiere occurred not later than late November. This play was originally given to the company in Drury Lane, but withdrawn. See G. Thorn-Drury, An Unrecorded Play Title, Review of English Studies, VI (1930), 316-18. Edition of 1698: A Dialogue in the fourth Act, between Mr Bowman and Mrs Bracegirdle; The words by Mr Durfey and set by Mr Eccles: When will Stella kind and tendre. A Dialogue in the fifth Act, between a Boy and a Girl, and an Old Man, Written by Mr Motteux, set to the Musick by Mr J. Eccles. Preface: I look upon those that endeavour'd to discountenance this Play as Enemys to me


Mainpiece Title: The Deceiver Deceived

Role: Meleto Bondi Actor: Betterton
Role: Gonsalvo Actor: Arnold
Role: Count Andrea Actor: Hodgson
Role: Fidelio Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Count Insulls Actor: Bowman
Role: Gervatio Actor: Bowen
Role: Actwell Actor: Trafuse
Role: Hiordouble Actor: Knap
Role: Strechwell Actor: Watson
Role: Olivio Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Ariana Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Lady Temptyouth Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Prince
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Bowen
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Bradshaw.
Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the Post Man, 8-10 June 1697, suggests a first performance in late May or the beginning of June. Preface: I [Motteux] write the Masque of Hercules, and Mr Eccles, having set it with his usual Success, and yet more masterly than my Mars and Venus, if possible, I prevail'd with the ingenious Mr J. Oldmixon to give me a short Pastoral, while I scribbled over a Farce after the Italian Manner, and an Imitation of part of a diverting French Comedy of one Act (for such Plays are very common in Foreign Parts). Then I wanted nothing but a Tragedy....At last I bethought myself of one already studied, called The Unnatural Brother, written by an ingenious Gentleman and acted 6 Months ago, tho not with the success it deserv'd. Yet the latter Part was extremely applauded: So I was persuaded to make bold with it, as I do....I could easily contract the most moving Part of the Story into the Compass of one Act, with some Additions....All this was done in a very short time, the warm Season threatening me with your Absence....The foregoing Lines were published as a Preface to that Masque, some few copies of which were printed for the use of the Audience, the first day of the Novelty's being Acted. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 20: Every Word stolen, and then Damn'd


Mainpiece Title: The Novelty 0

Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Bowen.

Afterpiece Title: The Novelty 1; Thyrsis, A Pastoral

Role: Shepherds Actor:
Role: Thyrsis Actor: Scudamore
Role: Damon Actor: Bayle
Role: Montano Actor: Arnold
Role: Shepherdesses Actor:
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Lassells
Role: Cleomira Actor: Mrs Boman.

Afterpiece Title: The Novelty 2; All Without Money

Role: A Short Comedy Needmore Actor: Scudamore
Role: Speedwell Actor: Bowen
Role: Theodosia Actor: Mrs Prince
Role: Brother to Theodosia Actor: Bayle
Role: Freeman Actor: Arnold
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Bud
Role: Dorothy Actor: Mrs Lawson
Role: Le Soupe Actor: Freeman.

Afterpiece Title: The Novelty 3; Hercules [By Peter Motteux

Performance Comment: ]. A Masque; Set to Musick- [by Mr John Eccles; Hercules-Redding; Omphale-Mrs Boman; Dejanira-Mrs Willis; Two of Hercules' Children-Miss Bradshaw, Jemmy Laroche; Nesica-Mrs Perrin.
Role: Set to Musick Actor:
Role: Hercules Actor: Redding
Role: Omphale Actor: Mrs Boman
Role: Dejanira Actor: Mrs Willis
Role: Two of Hercules' Children Actor: Miss Bradshaw, Jemmy Laroche
Role: Nesica Actor: Mrs Perrin.

Afterpiece Title: The Novelty 4; The Unfortunate Couple

Role: Grammont Actor: Betterton
Role: Elvira Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Dampierre Actor: Freeman
Role: Lysette Actor: Mrs Lawson
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Boman.

Afterpiece Title: The Novelty 5; Natural Magick

Role: Pantalone Actor: Trefuses
Role: Cynthio Actor: Arnold
Role: Pasquarel Actor: Sorin
Role: Mezzetin Actor: Knap
Role: Nicholas Actor: Trout
Role: Columbina Actor: Mrs Lawson
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Prince.


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 Henry Eccles, Jr. At 6 p.m. Tickets 2s. 6d. The Dancing Room is in Crosby Square in Bishopsgate Street


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Vocal and Instrumental Music-several Eminent Masters; with several Italian Sonatas perform'd on the Violin-Mr Henry Eccles


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: An Extraordinary Consort of Vocal and Instrumental Musick-; Particularly, the Instrumental Musick, Composed by Mr John Eccles for the Coronation-; With several of Mr Weldon's Songs made for his Consort in York-Buildings. To be Perform'd-Mr Hughs, the Boy; Entertainment on the Violin-Mr Deane (not perform'd there before)


Mainpiece Title: Alonzo

Role: Alonzo Actor: Reddish
Role: Alberto Actor: Clinch
Role: King of Asturia Actor: Aickin
Role: Costolo Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Velasco Actor: Jefferson
Role: Sebastian Actor: Palmer
Role: Messenger Actor: J. Bannister
Role: Orisminda Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Teresa Actor: Miss Mansell
Role: Hamet Actor: Wright

Afterpiece Title: A Peep behind the Curtain

Role: Lady Fuz Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Glib Actor: King
Role: Macaroni Actor: Dodd
Role: Sir Toby Actor: Bransby
Role: Orpheus Actor: Vernon
Role: Rhodope Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Miss Fuz Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Others Actor: Packer, Palmer, Moody, J. Aickin, Wright, Johnston, Mrs Love, Mrs Bradshaw.


Mainpiece Title: Alexander The Great; Or, The Rival Queens

Role: Alexander Actor: a Young Gentleman, first appearance on this stage
Role: Clytus Actor: Jefferson
Role: Lysimachus Actor: Brereton
Role: Cassander Actor: Palmer
Role: Hephestion Actor: Davies
Role: Thessalus Actor: Wright
Role: Perdiccas Actor: Wheeler
Role: Parisatis Actor: Miss Hopkins
Role: Polyperchon Actor: Bransby
Role: Eumenes Actor: Keen
Role: Sysigambis Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Statira Actor: Mrs Baddeley, first time
Role: Roxana Actor: Miss Young
Role: With the Triumphal Entry Actor:
Role: and an Occasional Prologue Actor: King.

Afterpiece Title: The Miller of Mansfield

Role: King Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Miller Actor: Moody
Role: Richard Actor: Palmer
Role: Joe Actor: Kear
Role: Kate Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: Margery Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Lord Lurewell Actor: Lamash.


Mainpiece Title: Every Man In His Humour

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

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)

Event Comment: Benefit Robinson and Mrs Willis. At the particular Desire of several Persons of Quality. Mainpiece: Written by Shakespear. With all the Song, Dances, and other Decorations proper to the Play. Afterp1ece: Compos'd by Mr John Eccles, Master of the King's Musick


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Role: Witches Actor: Penkethman, Norris, Griffin.
Role: Macbeth Actor: Mills
Role: Macduff Actor: Wilks
Role: Banquo Actor: Booth
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Lady Macduff Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Hecate Actor: Johnson

Afterpiece Title: Acis and Galatea

Related Works
Related Work: Acis and Galatea Author(s): John Eccles


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Several choiceConcertos-the Youth [J. Clegg][, never perform'd in Publick; [particularly, Concert of Vivaldi's called La Temista di Mare-; Solo-Mr Kitch; Solo Song [out of the Opera of Julius Caesar. Song Part-Mr Kitch; Violin-the Youth; [as done by Sig Castrucci in the Opera, Solo [of Sig Germiniani's-the Youth

Role: 's called La Temista di Mare Actor:
Role: Solo Actor: Mr Kitch
Role: Song Part Actor: Mr Kitch
Role: Violin Actor: the Youth
Role: 's Actor: the Youth.


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

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

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

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

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


Mainpiece Title: Love Makes A Man

Role: Angelina Actor: Mrs Cowper
Role: Don Cholerick Actor: Waistkum
Role: Clodio Actor: Cibber
Role: Carlos Actor: Delane
Role: Antonio Actor: Dunstall
Role: Charino Actor: Arthur
Role: Manuel Actor: Ridout
Role: Governor Actor: Sparks
Role: Duart Actor: Ryan
Role: Sanchio Actor: Collins
Role: Monsieur Actor: Bencraft
Role: Jacques Actor: Oates
Role: Honoria Actor: Miss Haughton
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Elvira Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: Colombine Courtezan

Role: Harlequin Actor: Phillips
Role: Spaniard Actor: Bencraft
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Phillips
Role: Pierot Actor: LaLauze.

Dance: Phillips, J. Granier, J. Granier's Sister, others; particularly (by desire) a Minuet-LaLauze, two of LaLauze's scholars


Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Role: Busy Body Actor: Cibber
Role: Isabinda Actor: Mrs Cowper
Role: Scentwell Actor: Miss Ferguson.
Role: Sir George Actor: Ryan
Role: Charles Actor: Gibson
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Collins
Role: Sir Jealous Actor: Marten
Role: Patch Actor: Mrs Hale
Role: Miranda Actor: Mrs Ward.

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

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

Song: A Dialogue of Jack and Jenny-Wilder, Miss Falkner

Dance: CComic Dance-J. Granier, J. Granier's Sister


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: Betterton's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the Post Man, 7-9 July 1696, suggests that it was first presented not later than June 1696. The cast also has a large number of relatively new players, suggesting a performance in the early summer, when the young actors had more opportunities to act. Several Songs, with the names of the singers, were published separately: Hark you, madam, can't I move you, set by John Eccles, and sung by Bowman and Mrs Bracegirdle; Shou'd I not lead a happy life, set by John Eccles and sung by Reading and M. Lee; From Aberdeen to Edinburgh, set by Ackeroyd and sung by Mrs Hudson; all in Deliciae Musicae, The Second Book of the Second Volume, 1696. Preface, Edition of 1696: I am almost asham'd to mention the extraordinary Success of a Play which I myself must condemn....Let me leave this ungrateful Subject to acknowledge my obligations to Mr John Eccles, who not only set my three Dialogues to most charming Notes, but honour'd the Words to Admiration. Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, p. 44: Love's a Jest, a Comedy, done by Mr Mateox; succeeded well, being well Acted, and got the Company Reputation and Money


Mainpiece Title: Love's A Jest

Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Bowen in a Riding-Dress
Role: Mr Bowen in a Riding Actor: Dress
Role: The Epilogue Actor: Underhil, Bowen
Role: Gypsies Actor: Mr Mynns
Role: Lord Lovewel Actor: Hodgson
Role: Sir ThomasGaymood Actor: Freeman
Role: Sam Gaymood Actor: Bowen
Role: Railmore Actor: Betterton
Role: Airy Actor: Bowman
Role: Sir Topewel Clownish Actor: Underhil
Role: Squire Illbred Actor: Trefusis
Role: Humphrey Doddipole Actor: Trout
Role: Humdrum Actor: Eldred
Role: Major Buff Actor: Harris
Role: Plot Actor: Bright
Role: Frankly Actor: Bailey
Role: Lady Single Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Howard
Role: Francilia Actor: Mrs Bowtell
Role: Christina Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Doll Hoyden Actor: Mrs Perrin.
Event Comment: The United Company. The date of the first performance is not precisely known, but by 9 May 1693 it had been acted four times (see Dryden's letter, below); on the other hand, the Gentleman's Journal, February 1692@3 (issued in March) had stated that D'Urfey's new farce would not appear until after Easter. Hence, it may well have been the first new play after Passion Week. A dialogue, Behold, the man with that gigantick might, the music by Henry Purcell and sung by Mr Reading and Mrs Ayliff, is in Orpheus Britannicus, 1690. See Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XXI (1917), viii-x. A dialogue, By these pigsnes eyes that stars do seem, the music by John Eccles and sung by Dogget and Mrs Bracegirdle, is in Joyful Cuckoldom, ca. 1695. Another, Stubborn church division, folly, and ambition, to a Ground of Mr Solomon Eccles, is in Thesaurus Musicus, 1694. And Maiden fresh as a rose, the verse by D'Urfey and sung by Pack, but not printed in the play, is in The Merry Musician, I (1716), 56-57. This last song may have been for a later revival. Gentleman's Journal, April 1693 (issued in May 1693): Since my last we have had a Comedy by Mr Durfey; 'tis called the Richmond Heiress or a Woman once in the right (p. 130). Dryden to Walsh, 9 May 1693: Durfey has brought another farce upon the Stage: but his luck has left him: it was sufferd but foure dayes; and then kickd off for ever. Yet his Second Act, was wonderfully diverting; where the scene was in Bedlam: & Mrs Bracegirdle and Solon [Dogget] were both mad: the Singing was wonderfully good, And the two whom I nam'd, sung better than Redding and Mrs Ayloff, whose trade it was: at least our partiality carryed it for them. The rest was woeful stuff, & concluded with Catcalls; for which the two noble Dukes of Richmond and St@Albans were chief managers (The Letters of John Dryden, pp. 52-53)


Mainpiece Title: The Richmond Heiress; Or, A Woman Once In The Right

Role: Sir Charles Romance Actor: Freeman
Role: Sir Quibble Quere Actor: Bright
Role: Tom Romance Actor: Powel
Role: Dr Guiacum Actor: Sandford
Role: Frederick Actor: Williams
Role: Rice ap Shinken Actor: Bowman
Role: Dick Stockjobb Actor: Underhill
Role: Hotspur Actor: Hudson
Role: Quickwit Actor: Dogget
Role: Cummington Actor: Bowen
Role: Fulvia Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Sophronia Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Mrs Stockjobb Actor: Mrs Bowman
Role: Madam Squeamish Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Marmalette Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Dogget
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the fact that the Dedication of the play is dated 15 Jan. 1696@7 suggests that it was probably first acted not later than December 1696. The play was advertised in the Post Man, 21-23 Jan. 1696@7. The music was set by John Eccles. Dedication, Edition of 1697: I make you a Present of a Play, that miscarri'd on the first Nights Performance; tho' afterwards, without any farther Discouragement, it kept it self alive till the third day was over, and then I must confess the City Lady expir'd....This I am confident on, that the like Unfortunate Accidents which attended this Comedy, wou'd have been sufficient to have Dam'd a much better Play. The tedious waiting to have the Curtain drawn, after the Prologue was spoke, occasion'd by Mr Underhill's violent Bleeding, put the Audience out of Humour, and made it susceptible of the least Disgust; and when once the Torrent of its Displeasure break bounds, nothing cou'd put a stop to his Vehemence. After Mr Underhill was no longer able to come upon the Stage, scarce any thing was done but by Halves, and in much Confusion; in the midst of which, I think my self oblig'd to applaud the Justice I receiv'd from the Incomparable Mrs Barry. I very well know that the Ode in the third Act seems to be introduc'd something unseasonably. It was made and set long since, in hopes of having it perform'd before the King, at his return from Flanders; and the Music being so finely compos'd by Mr John Eccles, I was loath it shou'd be wholly lost to the Town. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 20: Damn'd


Mainpiece Title: The City Lady; Or, Folly Reclaim'd

Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Hodgson
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Howard
Role: Grumble Actor: Bright
Role: Bevis Actor: Underhill
Role: Bellardin Actor: Bowman
Role: Lovebright Actor: Hodgson
Role: Pedanty Actor: Harris
Role: Burgersditius Actor: Freeman
Role: Brassby Actor: Scudamore
Role: Flash Actor: Baily
Role: Cash Actor: Arnold
Role: Jasper Actor: Bowen
Role: Lady Grumble Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Bowman
Role: Formosa Actor: Mrs Prince
Role: Secreta Actor: Mrs Leigh
Role: Fidget Actor: Mrs Lawson
Role: Biddy Actor: Mrs Robinson.


Mainpiece Title: Love In A Village

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

Afterpiece Title: The Register Office

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

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

Entertainment: End Opera: Bannister's Imitations-Bannister

Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the Post Boy, 25-28 April 1696, suggests that it was acted not later than the period preceding Passion Week (6-11 April 1696). In addition, the large number of minor performers in the cast suggests a Lenten performance by the young actors. In Act I, Scene i, there is an Entertainment of Instrumental Musick, Compos'd by Signior Finger: Then a Song, set by Mr John Eccles, and Sung by Young La Roche. In III, iii: A Dialogue set by Seignior Baptist. The play is an adaptation of John Webster's Cure for a Cuckold. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702): The City Bride, by another Player, Damn'd


Mainpiece Title: The City Bride; Or, The Merry Cuckold

Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Thurmond
Role: Bonvile Actor: Boman
Role: Friendly Actor: Thurmond
Role: Justice Merryman Actor: Bright
Role: Summerfield Actor: Scudemore
Role: Mr Ventre Actor: Arnold
Role: Mr Spruce Actor: Bayly
Role: Compasse Actor: Freeman
Role: A Councellor Actor: Davis
Role: Pettifog Actor: Trefusis
Role: Dodge Actor: Eldred
Role: Arabella Actor: Mrs Boman
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Boutell
Role: Mrs Ventre Actor: Mrs Lacy
Role: Peg Actor: Mrs Perin
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Lawson
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Prince
Role: Epilogue Actor: the City-Bride.
Role: the City Actor: Bride.


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan

Role: Acasto Actor: Havard.
Role: Castalio Actor: Powell, first time
Role: Chamont Actor: Holland
Role: Polydore Actor: Jackson, first time
Role: Chaplain Actor: Love
Role: Monimia Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Page Actor: Miss Rogers, first time
Role: Serina Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Ernesto Actor: Castle
Role: Florella Actor: Mrs Bennet

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

Role: Lovel Actor: King
Role: Sir Harry's Servt Actor: J. Palmer.
Role: Freeman Actor: Packer
Role: Duke's Servant Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Harry's Servant Actor: King
Role: Philip Actor: Yates
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Clive.

Dance: End: The Irish Lilt, as17630922


Mainpiece Title: The Earl Of Warwick

Afterpiece Title: The Pantheonites

Dance: V: The Sailors Revels, as17730928


Mainpiece Title: The Revenge

Role: Zanga Actor: Holland, 1st time
Role: Alonzo Actor: Reddish, 1st time
Role: Carlos Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Don Manuel Actor: Hurst
Role: Alvarez Actor: Burton
Role: Lenora Actor: Mrs Baddeley, 1st time
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Reddish.

Afterpiece Title: The Padlock

Role: Mungo Actor: Dibdin
Role: Don Diego Actor: Bannister
Role: Leander Actor: Vernon
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Arne
Role: Ursula Actor: Mrs Dorman
Role: Scholars Actor: Fawcett, J. Burton
Role: suggested Mungo Actor: Moody.


Mainpiece Title: The Committee; Or, The Faithful Irishman

Role: Abel Actor: Burton
Role: First Committeeman Actor: Hartry
Role: Second Committeeman Actor: Griffith
Role: Teague Actor: Moody
Role: Careless Actor: Jefferson
Role: Blunt Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Lt Story Actor: Fawcett
Role: Mr Day Actor: Baddeley
Role: Obadiah Actor: Love
Role: Arabella Actor: Miss Ambrose
Role: Mrs Day Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Ruth Actor: Mrs Egerton.