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Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs Knight. Mainpiece: Not acted these 20 years [acted 1 Oct. 1779]. Times, 1 May: Tickets to be had of Mr and Mrs Knight, No. 47, Rathbone-place. Receipts: #270 11s. 6d. (138.19.6; 4.9.6; tickets: 127.2.6)


Mainpiece Title: Every Man In His Humour

Performance Comment: Kitely-Holman; Justice Clement-Munden; Old Knowell-Murray; Master Stephen-Knight; Brain@Worm-Townsend; Young Knowell-Clarke; Wellbred-Whitfield; Master Matthew-Simmons; Cash-Farley; Downright-Waddy; Formal-Rees; Cob-Thompson; Captain Bobadil (for that night only)-Cubitt (1st appearance on this stage these 3 [recte 4] years); Bridget-Miss Mansel; Tib-Mrs Gilbert; Mrs Kitely-Miss Betterton.
Role: Kitely Actor: Holman
Role: Justice Clement Actor: Munden
Role: Old Knowell Actor: Murray
Role: Master Stephen Actor: Knight
Role: Brain@Worm Actor: Townsend
Role: Young Knowell Actor: Clarke
Role: Wellbred Actor: Whitfield
Role: Master Matthew Actor: Simmons
Role: Cash Actor: Farley
Role: Downright Actor: Waddy
Role: Formal Actor: Rees
Role: Cob Actor: Thompson
Role: Captain Bobadil Actor: Cubitt
Role: Bridget Actor: Miss Mansel
Role: Tib Actor: Mrs Gilbert
Role: Mrs Kitely Actor: Miss Betterton.

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

Performance Comment: Lord Duke-Lewis; Lovel-Munden; Sir Harry-Knight; Freeman-Clarke; Phillip-Davenport; Kitty (with a song)-Mrs Knight.
Role: Lord Duke Actor: Lewis
Role: Lovel Actor: Munden
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Knight
Role: Freeman Actor: Clarke
Role: Phillip Actor: Davenport
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Knight.

Dance: In afterpiece: Mock Minuet-Mr and Mrs Knight

Entertainment: Singing and Monologues.End: a Dialogue Duet (1st time), The Pledge of Love; or, British Tar's Farewell-Incledon, Mrs Mountain (the Music entirely New); The Barber's Petition, with a song in character, Wigs (including his Own Wig, The Doctor's Wig, Counsellor's Wig, The Lover's Wig, Coachman's Wig, etc.)-Knight; Ode on the Passions-Mrs Pope; Old Towler-Incledon

Performance Comment: End: a Dialogue Duet (1st time), The Pledge of Love; or, British Tar's Farewell-Incledon, Mrs Mountain (the Music entirely New); The Barber's Petition, with a song in character, Wigs (including his Own Wig, The Doctor's Wig, Counsellor's Wig, The Lover's Wig, Coachman's Wig, etc.)-Knight; Ode on the Passions-Mrs Pope; Old Towler-Incledon.


Mainpiece Title: The Miser

Performance Comment: Lovegold-Norris, the first time of his appearing on any stage since the Union of the Companies (Daily Advertiser, 30 May); Frederick-Wignel; Clerimont-Richardson; James-Topham; Ramilie-Miss Beckington; Mariana-Miss Mann; Harriet-Mrs Achurch; Mrs Wisely-Mrs Herle; Wheedle-Miss Hughes; Lappet-Miss H. Hughes. A new Prologue and Epilogue, both by Norris .

Dance: I: Scotch Dance by Mr and Mrs Davenport. III: Minuet by Mrs Grognet and Mrs Sanderson. V: Dutch Skipper by Mr and Mrs Davenport. Black Joak by Smith and Miss Mann

Performance Comment: III: Minuet by Mrs Grognet and Mrs Sanderson. V: Dutch Skipper by Mr and Mrs Davenport. Black Joak by Smith and Miss Mann .

Song: II: Italian Song by Miss Young. IV: Italian Song by Mrs Mason

Performance Comment: IV: Italian Song by Mrs Mason .
Event Comment: Benefit for Farley, Waddy & Mrs Chapman. Afterpiece: To conclude with the Ceremony Usual at the Death of a Deserter. Receipts: #412 18s. (78.5; 4.4; tickets: 330.9)


Mainpiece Title: Wild Oats

Performance Comment: Rover-Lewis; Harry-Holman; Sir George Thunder-Waddy; Ephraim Smooth (with A Bundle of Proverbs)-Munden; John Dory-Fawcett; Sim-Knight; Banks-Murray; Midge-Claremont; Gammon-Thompson; Lamp-Simmons; Landlord-Atkins; Trap-Whitmore; Twitch-Wilde; Waiter-Curties; Jane-Mrs Chapman; Amelia-Miss Chapman; Lady Amaranth-Mrs Pope.
Role: Rover Actor: Lewis
Role: Harry Actor: Holman
Role: Sir George Thunder Actor: Waddy
Role: Ephraim Smooth Actor: Munden
Role: John Dory Actor: Fawcett
Role: Sim Actor: Knight
Role: Banks Actor: Murray
Role: Midge Actor: Claremont
Role: Gammon Actor: Thompson
Role: Lamp Actor: Simmons
Role: Landlord Actor: Atkins
Role: Trap Actor: Whitmore
Role: Twitch Actor: Wilde
Role: Waiter Actor: Curties
Role: Jane Actor: Mrs Chapman
Role: Amelia Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Lady Amaranth Actor: Mrs Pope.

Afterpiece Title: The Deserter of Naples

Performance Comment: As18000429, but Henry-Farley (1st appearance in that character); added: Simpkin (2nd time)-Bologna Jun.; King-Bologna; Officers-Atkins, Curties, Lee; Country Lads-_Curties, _Lee, Howell, +Whitmore, +Klanert, +Webb; Lasses-Mrs +Dibdin.
Role: Henry Actor: Farley
Role: Simpkin Actor: Bologna Jun.
Role: King Actor: Bologna
Role: Officers Actor: Atkins, Curties, Lee
Role: Country Lads Actor:
Role: Lasses Actor: Mrs +Dibdin.
Role: Jacintha Actor: Mrs H. Johnston
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Leserve
Role: Leonora Actor: the Late Miss Betterton
Role: Sancho Actor: Fawcett
Role: Don Carlos Actor: Holman
Role: Lopez Actor: Munden
Role: Don Lorenzo Actor: Claremont
Role: Don Alvarez Actor: Davenport
Role: Don Felix Actor: Thompson
Role: Angelina Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Simpkin Actor: Bologna Jun.
Role: Louisa's Father Actor: Lewiss
Role: Jailer Actor: Hawtin
Role: Skirmish Actor: Delpini
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Louisa's Mother Actor: Mrs Whitmore
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs H. Johnston

Dance: After Singing at end: A New Dance- (By Permission of the Proprietors of the Royal Circus) composed by Byrne, in which Mr Byrne, Mrs Byrne, will make their 1st appearance on this stage these 4 years, assisted by the three Miss Adams', Master Byrne (Their 1st appearance on this stage), Blurton, Platt, Wilde, L. Bologna, Lewiss, Klanert, Mrs Watts, Mrs Follett, Mrs Bologna, Miss Cox, Miss Bologna, Miss Dibdin

Performance Comment: Bologna, Lewiss, Klanert, Mrs Watts, Mrs Follett, Mrs Bologna, Miss Cox, Miss Bologna, Miss Dibdin.

Song: End II: Black Ey'd Susan-Incledon; End IV: The Anchor Smiths-Townsend; End: Boxing the Compass-Fawcett; Old Towler-Incledon

Event Comment: Mr Aickin, Evander well receiv'd (Hopkins Diary). Benefit for Mrs Barry. Pit and Boxes laid together. Send servants by 4 o'clock. Othello and Irish Widow deferr'd, for Barry's Illness. Paid salary list (4 days) #348 5s.; Mr Lutherberg on Acct, #80; Mr J. French's Draft on the managers, #50 (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #281 18s. 6d. Charges: #65 19s. Profits to Mrs Barry: #215 19s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Grecian Daughter

Performance Comment: As17721126, but Evander-Aickin, first time; Melanthon-Packer; Herold-Wright; With a New Occasional Epilogue-Mrs Barry.
Role: Evander Actor: Aickin, first time
Role: Melanthon Actor: Packer
Role: Herold Actor: Wright
Role: With a New Occasional Epilogue Actor: Mrs Barry.
Role: Herald Actor: Wright.
Role: Calippus Actor: J. Bannister
Role: Philotas Actor: Reddish
Role: Dionysius Actor: Palmer
Role: Phocion Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Arcas Actor: Hurst
Role: Greek Officer Actor: Davies
Role: Euphrasia Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Erixene Actor: Miss Platt.

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.

Dance: V: Comic Dance, as17720922

Event Comment: Mrs Barry--Imogen (first time) not so well as was expected (Hopkins Diary). Mrs Barry, Imogen (Cross Diary)


Mainpiece Title: Cymbeline

Performance Comment: As17700922, but Belarius-J. Aickin; Imogen-Mrs Barry, first time; dancing-Sga Daigville, Sga _Giorgi.
Role: Belarius Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Imogen Actor: Mrs Barry, first time
Role: dancing Actor: Sga Daigville, Sga _Giorgi.
Role: Posthumus Actor: Reddish
Role: Iachimo Actor: Palmer
Role: Cymbeline Actor: Hurst
Role: Cloten Actor: Dodd
Role: Pisanio Actor: Packer
Role: Guiderius Actor: Cautherly
Role: Arviragus Actor: Brereton
Role: Frenchman Actor: Fawcett
Role: Philario Actor: Parsons
Role: Lucius Actor: Bransby
Role: Courtier Actor: Ackman
Role: Captain Actor: Keen
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: a Masquerade Scene Actor:
Role: with dancing Actor: Giorgi, Atkins, Sga Giorgi
Role: Singing Actor: Mrs Scott.

Dance: III: Comic Dance, as17701025

Event Comment: Mrs Barry, not being yet sufficiently recover'd of her Indisposition to undertake a Character of so much Exertion as Alicia, The Play of Jane Shore is oblig'd to be deferr'd till Saturday


Mainpiece Title: Othello

Performance Comment: Othello-Barry; Iago-Bensley; Roderigo-Woodward; Cassio-Lewis, first time; Brabantio-Hull; Lodovico-Whitefield; Montano-Davis; Duke-L'Estrange; Gratiano-Fearon; Emilia-Mrs Mattocks, first time; Desdemona-Mrs Barry.
Role: Othello Actor: Barry
Role: Iago Actor: Bensley
Role: Roderigo Actor: Woodward
Role: Cassio Actor: Lewis, first time
Role: Brabantio Actor: Hull
Role: Lodovico Actor: Whitefield
Role: Montano Actor: Davis
Role: Duke Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Gratiano Actor: Fearon
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Mattocks, first time
Role: Desdemona Actor: Mrs Barry.

Afterpiece Title: The Golden Pippin

Role: with Venus Actor: Miss Brown.
Role: Venus Actor: Miss Brown
Role: Venus Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Jupiter Actor: Reinhold
Role: Paris Actor: Mattocks
Role: Momus Actor: Quick
Role: Mercury Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Pallas Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Iris Actor: Miss Valois
Role: Juno Actor: Miss Catley.


Mainpiece Title: The Twin Rivals

Performance Comment: Elder Woudbe-Este; Young Woudbe-Cross; Trueman-Turbutt; Richmore-Woodburn; Subtleman-Cole; Alderman-Salway; Clear-account-Wright; Fairbank-Dove; Teague-Jones; Jack-Leigh; Constable-Gray; Mrs Midnight-Topham; Aurelia-Mrs Pritchard; Constance-Mrs Cantrell; Steward's Wife-Mrs Cross; Maid-Miss Jones .
Role: Elder Woudbe Actor: Este
Role: Young Woudbe Actor: Cross
Role: Trueman Actor: Turbutt
Role: Richmore Actor: Woodburn
Role: Subtleman Actor: Cole
Role: Alderman Actor: Salway
Role: Clear Actor: account-Wright
Role: account Actor: Wright
Role: Fairbank Actor: Dove
Role: Teague Actor: Jones
Role: Jack Actor: Leigh
Role: Constable Actor: Gray
Role: Mrs Midnight Actor: Topham
Role: Aurelia Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Constance Actor: Mrs Cantrell
Role: Steward's Wife Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Maid Actor: Miss Jones

Afterpiece Title: The Honest Yorkshireman

Performance Comment: AS15 July. Prologue and Epilogue, as17350715.

Music: As17350715

Dance: French Peasant by Vallois and Mrs Woodward. Two Pierrots by Vallois and Davenport. Le Gout Anglois by Mr and Mrs Davenport

Performance Comment: Two Pierrots by Vallois and Davenport. Le Gout Anglois by Mr and Mrs Davenport .

Song: As17350718

Event Comment: Benefit Este and Wright. Mainpiece: Written by Mr Farquhar. [Tickets for Cross, Raftor, and Arne taken.]


Mainpiece Title: The Twin Rivals

Role: Elder Woudbe Actor: Mills
Role: Young Woudbe Actor: W. Mills
Role: Trueman Actor: Cibber
Role: Teague Actor: Miller
Role: Richmore Actor: Berry
Role: Subtleman Actor: Bardin
Role: Alderman Actor: Johnson
Role: Balderdash Actor: Shepard
Role: Clearaccount Actor: Winstone
Role: Frisure Actor: Cross
Role: Comic Actor: Oates
Role: Captain Actor: Cole
Role: Fairbank Actor: Turbutt
Role: Squire Actor: Este
Role: Mrs Clearaccount Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Villeneuve
Role: Aurelia Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Constance Actor: Miss Holliday
Role: Mrs Midnight Actor: Harper

Afterpiece Title: The Livery Rake and Country Lass

Performance Comment: Livery Rake-Este; Phillis (Country Lass)-Mrs Clive; Landlord Toby-Salway; Phillis (Chambermaid)-Mrs Pritchard; Harry-Turbutt; James-Raftor; Lucy-Mrs Villeneuve; Dorcas-Mrs Cross. With an Epilogue (wrote by Jo. Haines, Comedian, of facetious Memory), to be spoke by Mr Cibber, riding on an Ass .
Role: Livery Rake Actor: Este
Role: Phillis Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Landlord Toby Actor: Salway
Role: Phillis Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Harry Actor: Turbutt
Role: James Actor: Raftor
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Villeneuve
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Cross. With an Epilogue

Music: Select Pieces between the Acts, composed by Arne, particularly the March in Zara

Dance: I: English Maggot by Villeneuve and Mrs Walter. II: Scot's Dance by Mr and Mrs Davenport. III: Drunken Peasant by Phillips. IV: Minuet by Villeneuve and Mrs Anderson. V: Grand Ballet by Essex, Mrs Walter, &c

Performance Comment: II: Scot's Dance by Mr and Mrs Davenport. III: Drunken Peasant by Phillips. IV: Minuet by Villeneuve and Mrs Anderson. V: Grand Ballet by Essex, Mrs Walter, &c .


Event Comment: At Bridges, Cross, Burton and Vaughan's Great Theatrical Booth in the George Inn Yard, will be presented an Historical Drama never acted before call'd The Northern Heroes; or, The Bloody Contest between Charles XII, King of Sweden, and Peter the Great, Czar of Muscovy, with the Loves of Count Gillensternia, a Swedish General and the Fair Elimira, a Russian Princess, Containing the most remarkable Events of that Time; and concluding with the Memorable Battle of Pultowav, and Charles's Retreat into the Turkish Dominionv. Interspers'd with a Comic Interlude (never perform'd before) called The Volunteers; or, the Adventures of Roderick Random and his Friend Strap. Also the Comical Humours and Amours of Corporal Garbage and Serjeant Slim, with Mrs Vanspriggen the Swedish Sutler's Widow; the merry Pranks of her foolish son Janny, and several other diverting incidents. Boxes 2s. 6d. Pit 1s. 6d. First Gallery 1s. Upper Gallery 6d. To begin each Day at Twelve o'clock. [This notice repeated during "the short Time of the Fair." Notice repeated 24, 26, 27 Aug.


Mainpiece Title: The Northern Heros

Performance Comment: Charles XII-Usher; Prince of Wurtemburgh-Jackson; Gillensternia-Hazard; Count Piper-Thomson; Mazeppa-Reid; Czar-Burton; Dolgoruki-Paget; Menzikoif-Jones; Ivan-Shawford; Elimira-Mrs Cross.
Role: Charles XII Actor: Usher
Role: Prince of Wurtemburgh Actor: Jackson
Role: Gillensternia Actor: Hazard
Role: Count Piper Actor: Thomson
Role: Mazeppa Actor: Reid
Role: Czar Actor: Burton
Role: Dolgoruki Actor: Paget
Role: Menzikoif Actor: Jones
Role: Ivan Actor: Shawford
Role: Elimira Actor: Mrs Cross.

Afterpiece Title: The Volunteers; or, The Adventures of Roderick Random and his Friend Strap

Performance Comment: Roderick Random-Cross; Garbage-Bridges; Slim-Storer; Strap-Paddick; Widow Vanspriggen-Mrs Bridges; Moll-Mrs Vaughan; Mrs Rank-Miss Ferguson; Mrs File-Mrs Shawford; Mrs Machegogan-Mrs Paddick; Madge-Miss Tyler; Janny-Vaughan.
Role: Roderick Random Actor: Cross
Role: Garbage Actor: Bridges
Role: Slim Actor: Storer
Role: Strap Actor: Paddick
Role: Widow Vanspriggen Actor: Mrs Bridges
Role: Moll Actor: Mrs Vaughan
Role: Mrs Rank Actor: Miss Ferguson
Role: Mrs File Actor: Mrs Shawford
Role: Mrs Machegogan Actor: Mrs Paddick
Role: Madge Actor: Miss Tyler
Role: Janny Actor: Vaughan.

Dance: Mr Shawford, Mrs Shawford, Master Cross, Mrs Vaughan


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband

Performance Comment: Townly-Cross; Lady Townly-Mrs Pritchard; Lady Grace-Mrs Cross; Lady Wronghead-Mrs Cantrell; Manly-Woodburn; Basset-Este; Sir Francis-Jones; Richard-Master Green; Myrtilla-Mrs Davenport; Jenny-Miss Brunette; Trusty-Miss Jones; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Miller .
Role: Townly Actor: Cross
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs Cantrell
Role: Manly Actor: Woodburn
Role: Basset Actor: Este
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Jones
Role: Richard Actor: Master Green
Role: Myrtilla Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Jenny Actor: Miss Brunette
Role: Trusty Actor: Miss Jones
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Miller

Afterpiece Title: The Honest Yorkshireman

Performance Comment: As17350715 Prologue and Epilogue, as17350715.

Music: As17350715

Dance: Louvre and Minuet by Vallois and Mrs Anderson. Two Pierrots by Vallois and Davenport. Scotch Dance by Mr and Mrs Davenport

Performance Comment: Two Pierrots by Vallois and Davenport. Scotch Dance by Mr and Mrs Davenport .

Song: English Cantata by a Scholar of Carey's

Event Comment: This Tragedy written by Mr Hume was receiv'd with very great Applause Indeed Mrs Barry Seem'd inspir'd She never Appeard to moor Advantage uncommon Applause (Hopkins Diary). New Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. Paid 4 Day's salary list #348 5s.; Tallow chandler's 6th bill #44 14s. Mr Reddish's draft #10 10s.; Mr Racket for Women's cloaths #12; Mr Dibdin Draft #70 (Treasurer's Book). [Westminster Magazine for March gives a long, and unfavorable review of the new tragedy, concluding Home's genius lies not in the tragic way.] Receipts: #237 11s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Alonzo

Performance Comment: Parts by: Reddish, Aickin, Palmer, Clinch, Jefferson, J. Aickin, Wright, J. Bannister, Miss Mansell, Mrs Barry. Prologue-Palmer; Epilogue-Mrs Barry; Alonzo-Reddish; Alberto-Clinch; King of Asturia-Aickin; Costolo-J. Aickin; Velasco-Jefferson; Sebastian-Palmer; Messenger-J. Bannister; Orisminda-Mrs Barry; Teresa-Miss Mansell; Hamet-Wright (Genest, V, 351-52).
Role: Prologue Actor: Palmer
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Barry
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: The Anatomist

Performance Comment: M Le Medicin-Baddeley; Crispin-Dodd; Old Gerald-Parsons; Young Gerald-Wheeler; Martin-W. Palmer; Doctor's Wife-Mrs Bradshaw; Angelica-Miss Platt; Beatrice-Mrs Love.
Role: M Le Medicin Actor: Baddeley
Role: Crispin Actor: Dodd
Role: Old Gerald Actor: Parsons
Role: Young Gerald Actor: Wheeler
Role: Martin Actor: W. Palmer
Role: Doctor's Wife Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Angelica Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Love.
Event Comment: The United Company. The date of the first performance is not certain, but it lies between Saturday 9 and Saturday 16 April. Luttrell, A Brief Relation (II, 413) stated on 9 April that the Queen had prohibited its being acted; on 16 April (II, 422) he reports that it has been acted. Luttrell, A Brief Relation, II, 422, 16 April: Mr Dryden s play has been acted with applause, the reflecting passages upon this government being left out. The Gentleman's Journal, May 1692 (licensed 14 May): I told you in my last, that none could then tell when Mr Dryden's Cleomenes would appear; since that time, the Innocence and Merit of the Play have rais'd it several eminent Advocates, who have prevailed to have it Acted, and you need not doubt but it has been with great applause. Preface, Edition of 1692: Mrs Barry, always Excellent, has, in this tragedy, excell'd Herself, and gain'd a Reputation beyond any Woman whom I have ever seen on the Theatre. [See also Cibber, Apology, I, 160, for a discussion of Mrs Barry in Cleomenes.] A song, No, no, poor suffering heart no change endeavour, the music by Henry Purcell, is in Comes Amoris, The Fourth Book, 1693, and also, with the notice that it was sung by Mrs Butler, in Joyful Cuckoldom, ca. 1695. See also Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XVI (1906), xviii-xix; Epistolary Essay to Mr Dryden upon his Cleomenes, in Gentleman's Journal, May 1692, pp. 17-21. When the play was revived at Drury Lane, 8 Aug. 1721, the bill bore the heading: Not Acted these Twenty-Five Years


Mainpiece Title: Cleomenes, The Spartan Heroe

Performance Comment: Edition of 1692: Prologue-Mr Mountfort; Cleomenes-Betterton; Cleonidas-Lee; Ptolomy-Alexander [Verbruggen]; Sosybius-Sandford; Cleanthes-Mountford; Pantheus-Kynaston; Coenus-Hudson; Cratisiclea-Mrs Betterton; Cleora-Mrs Bracegirdle; Cassandra-Mrs Barry; Epilogue-Mrs Bracegirdle.
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Mountfort
Role: Cleomenes Actor: Betterton
Role: Cleonidas Actor: Lee
Role: Ptolomy Actor: Alexander
Role: Sosybius Actor: Sandford
Role: Cleanthes Actor: Mountford
Role: Pantheus Actor: Kynaston
Role: Coenus Actor: Hudson
Role: Cratisiclea Actor: Mrs Betterton
Role: Cleora Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Cassandra Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle.
Event Comment: This play is alter'd by Mr Cumberland was very well receiv'd Mr & Mrs Barry play'd very well Alcibiades was perform'd by Mr Crofts being his first appearance upon any Stage bad figure bad voice & Play'd bad (Hopkins Diary). New Scenes, Decorations &c. Mr Crofts-a stationer in the Temple (Winston MS 10). Theatrical Review, 4 Dec.: We think ourselves oblig'd to declare that this gentleman (Crofts), by no means answered the expectations we had formed, from the accounts we had heard of him.--His voice is not bad, though it is not much above the level of common conservation; --his deportment is aukward and void of grace to an extreme; and he labors under the disadvantage of having a face destitute of expression. His gestures are extremely ungraceful, and the whole of his execution is glaringly untutored, and misconceived. His persons is very ill formed, and therefore it makes greatly against him, especially as he is the representative of Alcibiades, who was the handsomest man in all Athens, and we never remember any one's attempting to set out as a capital performer with so few requisites for the support of such an undertaking as this gentleman appears to have. Paid Dr Nares & Mr Cooke's 8 boys in the Garter, 12 nights (30th ult. incl.) #36; Master Brown 7 nights (2nd inst. incl.) #2 12s 6d.; Licence for Timon, #2 2s. (Treasurer's Book). [Larpent MS 328 of Cumberland's Timon, is one of the earliest to include scenic descriptions: "A Hall in Timon's House. The Flat Scene represents stately Folding Doors. Scene two, the Back scene is hastily drawn back and discovers a magnificent Levee Room or Salon. &c."] Receipts: #243 1s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Timon Of Athens

Performance Comment: Timon-Barry; Apemantus-Bannister; Alcibiades-Crofts, 1st appearance on the stage; Flavius-Packer; Lucius-Palmer; Lucullus-Hurst; Senators-J. Aickin, Inchbald, Keen; Poet-Jefferson; Painter-Davies; Jeweler-Wright; Merchant-Fawcett; Flaminius-Brereton; Caphis-Ackman; Soldier-Baddeley; Servilius-Wrighten; Lucilius-Wheeler; Hortensius-Griffith; Titus-J. Burton; Varro-Master Cape; Philotus-Jacobs; Messenger-Follett; Evanthe-Mrs Barry; In Act I: will be introduced a Grand Dance-Daigville, Atkins, Giorgi, Sga Vidini, Sga Giorgi, Miss Rogers.
Role: Timon Actor: Barry
Role: Apemantus Actor: Bannister
Role: Alcibiades Actor: Crofts, 1st appearance on the stage
Role: Flavius Actor: Packer
Role: Lucius Actor: Palmer
Role: Lucullus Actor: Hurst
Role: Senators Actor: J. Aickin, Inchbald, Keen
Role: Poet Actor: Jefferson
Role: Painter Actor: Davies
Role: Jeweler Actor: Wright
Role: Merchant Actor: Fawcett
Role: Flaminius Actor: Brereton
Role: Caphis Actor: Ackman
Role: Soldier Actor: Baddeley
Role: Servilius Actor: Wrighten
Role: Lucilius Actor: Wheeler
Role: Hortensius Actor: Griffith
Role: Titus Actor: J. Burton
Role: Varro Actor: Master Cape
Role: Philotus Actor: Jacobs
Role: Messenger Actor: Follett
Role: Evanthe Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: will be introduced a Grand Dance Actor: Daigville, Atkins, Giorgi, Sga Vidini, Sga Giorgi, Miss Rogers.
Related Works
Related Work: Timon of Athens Author(s): Richard Cumberland

Afterpiece Title: The Musical Lady

Performance Comment: Mask-Dodd; Musical Lady-Miss Pope; Freeman-Fawcett; Lady Scrape-Mrs Johnston; Old Mask-Baddeley; Laundress-Mrs Bradshaw; To conclude with a Country Dance-.
Role: Mask Actor: Dodd
Role: Musical Lady Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Freeman Actor: Fawcett
Role: Lady Scrape Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Old Mask Actor: Baddeley
Role: Laundress Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: To conclude with a Country Dance Actor: .
Event Comment: Mainpiece: A New Tragedy never performed before. This Tragedy was written by Mr Murphy & has great Merit, it is very carefully got up & well perform'd, & receiv'd uncommon Applause Mrs Barry Display great Tragick powers & receiv'd the vast Applause She merited--She will gain great Reputation in the part (Hopkins Diary). New Scenes, Dresses, Decorations. Theatrical Review, 26 Feb.: Mrs Barry rose beyond herself, if we may be allowed the expression, in the laborious Character of Euphrasia....The scenes and decorations were well adapted to the importance of the piece. The representation of the city of Syracusev, with a view of the sea; and the Temple scene, with the mausoleum, in particular are extremely well executed, and do credit to the theatre, and honor to the artists who designed and painted them. Paid two notes for Mr J. Aickin, per order #12 1s. 8d. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #251 7s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Grecian Daughter

Performance Comment: Parts by Barry, Reddish, Aickin, Palmer, J. Aickin, Paker, Hurst, Davies, Inchbald, Wheeler, Griffith, Miss Platt, Mrs Barry. Prologue-; Epilogue-; Evander-Barry; Dionysius-Palmer; Philotus-Reddish; Melanthon-Aickin; Phocion-J. Aickin; Euphrasia-Mrs Barry; Greek Herald-Packer; Arcas-Hurst; Greek Soldier-Davies; Calippus-Inchbald; Officers-Wheeler, Griffith; Erixene-Miss Platt (Genest, V, 323).
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Evander Actor: Barry
Role: Dionysius Actor: Palmer
Role: Philotus Actor: Reddish
Role: Melanthon Actor: Aickin
Role: Phocion Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Euphrasia Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Greek Herald Actor: Packer
Role: Arcas Actor: Hurst
Role: Greek Soldier Actor: Davies
Role: Calippus Actor: Inchbald
Role: Officers Actor: Wheeler, Griffith
Role: Erixene Actor: Miss Platt

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Role: Thomas Actor: Bannister.
Role: Squire Actor: Davies
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Sally Actor: Mrs Scott
Role: To conclude with a dance Actor: incidental to the Piece.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Barry. King Arthur oblig'd to be deferr'd on account of Mr Barry's illness. Tickets deliver'd for The Distressed Mother will be taken. Pit and Boxes are laid together. Send servants by Four o'clock. Afterpiece: Not acted these seven years. [See 21 April 1760.] The Farce hiss'd. Mrs Barry Sir Harry (Hopkins Diary). Paid Salary list #333 19s.; Mrs Abington's Cloaths Acct, #1; Mr S. French 6 days, #1 10s. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #296 14s. Charges: #65. Profit to Mrs Barry: #231 14s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple

Performance Comment: Sir Harry Wildair-Mrs Barry (being positively the last time of her appearing in that character); Col. Standard-Aickin; Beau Clincher-King; Smuggler-Parsons; Clincher Jr-Weston; Vizard-Packer; Dicky-Waldron; Tom Errand-Ackman; Angelica-Miss Rogers; Lady Darling-Mrs Cross; Parley-Mrs Love; Lady Lurewell-Mrs Egerton; 1st time. New Epilogue in character of Sir Harry Wildair spoken-Mrs Barry.
Role: Sir Harry Wildair Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Standard Actor: Aickin
Role: Beau Clincher Actor: King
Role: Smuggler Actor: Parsons
Role: Clincher Jr Actor: Weston
Role: Vizard Actor: Packer
Role: Dicky Actor: Waldron
Role: Tom Errand Actor: Ackman
Role: Angelica Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Lady Darling Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Parley Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Egerton
Role: New Epilogue in character of Sir Harry W Actor: Mrs Barry.

Afterpiece Title: The Upholsterer

Performance Comment: Quidnunc-Baddeley; Pamphlet-Moody; Razor-Weston; Feeble-Parsons; Rovewell-Davies; Bellmour-Wheeler; Harriet-Mrs Davies; Termagant-Mrs Egerton.
Role: Quidnunc Actor: Baddeley
Role: Pamphlet Actor: Moody
Role: Razor Actor: Weston
Role: Feeble Actor: Parsons
Role: Rovewell Actor: Davies
Role: Bellmour Actor: Wheeler
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Termagant Actor: Mrs Egerton.

Music: II: The Amusements of Strasburgh-Daigville, Sga Vidini, Daigvilles scholars, as17711118

Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the first performance is not certain, but the evidence points to this day as a strong Possibility. Downes, Roscius Anglicanus (p. 44) states that it was given thirteen days consecutively, and John Coke (see 16 March 1696@7) states that it was acted "till Saturday" (16 March 1696@7). If the tragedy was acted on Wednesdays but not Fridays, as was often the practice in Lent, and if the farce alluded to for Saturday, 16 March 1696@7, comprised the entire program, this day was probably the premiere. The following sequence of performances is based on these premises. Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, p. 44: The Mourning Bride...had such Success, that it continu'd Acting Uninterrupted 13 Days together. Gildon, English Dramatick Poets, p. 23: This Play had the greatest Success, not only of all Mr Congreve's, but indeed of all the Plays that ever I can remember on the English Stage, excepting some of the incomparable Otway's. Aston, A Brief Supplement (in Cibber, Apology, II, 302): His [Betterton's] Favourite, Mrs Barry, claims the next in Estimation. They were both never better pleas'd, than in Playing together.--Mrs Barry outshin'd Mrs Bracegirdle in the Character of Zara in the Mourning Bride, altho' Mr Congreve design'd Almeria for that Favour


Mainpiece Title: The Mourning Bride

Performance Comment: Edition of 1697: Prologue-Mr Betterton; Epilogue-Mrs Bracegirdle; Manuel-Verbruggen; Gonsalez-Sanford; Garcia-Scudamour; Perez-Freeman; Alonzo-Arnold; Osmyn-Betterton; Heli-Boman; Selim-Baily; Almeria-Mrs Bracegirdle; Zara-Mrs Barry; Leonora-Mrs Boman.
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Betterton
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Manuel Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Gonsalez Actor: Sanford
Role: Garcia Actor: Scudamour
Role: Perez Actor: Freeman
Role: Alonzo Actor: Arnold
Role: Osmyn Actor: Betterton
Role: Heli Actor: Boman
Role: Selim Actor: Baily
Role: Almeria Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Zara Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Boman.
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

Performance Comment: Edition of 1697: Prologue-Mr Hodgson; Epilogue-Miss Howard; Sir Geo. Grumble-Bright; Bevis-Underhill; Bellardin-Bowman; Lovebright-Hodgson; Pedanty-Harris; Burgersditius-Freeman; Brassby-Scudamore; Flash-Baily; Cash-Arnold; Jasper-Bowen; Lady Grumble-Mrs Barry; Lucinda-Mrs Bowman; Formosa-Mrs Prince; Secreta-Mrs Leigh; Fidget-Mrs Lawson; Biddy-Mrs Robinson.
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.
Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of this performance, which coincides with the opening of the playhouse in Lincoln's Inn Fields by Betterton's Company, is established by Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 43-44: [Betterton, Mrs Bracegirdle, Mrs Barry, and others] set up a new Company, calling it the New Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields; and the House being fitted up from a Tennis-Court, they Open'd it the last Day of April 1695, with a new Comedy: Call'd, Love for Love....This Comedy being Extraordinary well Acted, chiefly the Part of Ben the Sailor, it took 13 Days Successively. Three songs in the play were published separately: I tell thee, Charmion, the music by Finger, sung by Pate and Reading, is in Thesaurus Musicus, 1696, The Fifth Book. A Nymph and a Swain, the music by John Eccles and sung by Pate; and A Soldier and a Saylour, the music by John Eccles, and sung by Dogget, are in Thesaurus Musicus, The Fourth Book, 1695. Cibber, Apology, I, 196-97: After we had stolen some few Days March upon them, the Forces of Betterton came up with us in terrible Order: In about three Weeks following, the new Theatre was open'd against us with veteran Company and a new Train of Artillery; or in plainer English, the old Actors in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields began with a new Comedy of Mr Congreve's, call'd Love for Love, which ran on with such extraordinary Success that they had seldom occasion to act any other Play 'till the End of the Season. This valuable Play had a narrow Escape from falling into the Hands of the Patentees; for before the Division of the Company it had been read and accepted of at the Theatre-Royal: But while the Articles of Agreement for it were preparing, the Rupture in the Theatrical State was so far advanced that the Author took time to pause before he sign'd them; when finding that all Hopes of Accomodation were impracticable, he thought it advisable to let it takes its Fortune with those Actors for whom he had first intended the Parts. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 10: Ramble: You know the New-house opened with an extraordinary good Comedy, the like has scarce been heard of. Critick: I allow that Play contributed not a little to their Reputation and Profit; it was the Work of a popular Author; but that was not all, the Town was ingag'd in its favour, and in favour of the Actors long before the Play was Acted. Sullen: I've heard as much; and I don't grudge 'em that happy beginning, to compensate some part of their Expence and Toil: But the assistance they receiv'd from some Noble Persons did 'em eminent Credit; and their appearance in the Boxes, gave the House as much Advantage as their Contributions. Ramble: Faith if their Boxes had not been well crowded, their Galleries wou'd ha' fallen down on their Heads. Sullen: The good Humour those Noble Patrons were in, gave that Comedy such infinite Applause; and what the Quality approve, the lower sort take upon trust. Gildon, The Lives and Characters (ca. 1698), p. 22: This Play, tho' a very good Comedy in it self, had this Advantage, that it was Acted at the Opening of the New House, when the Town was so prepossess'd in Favour of the very Actors, that before a Word was spoke, each Actor was clapt for a considerable Time. And yet all this got it not more Applause than it really deserv'd. An Essay on Acting (London, 1744), p. 10: The late celebrated Mr Dogget, before he perform'd the Character of Ben in Love for Love, took Lodgings in Wapping, and gather'd thence a Nosegay for the whole Town


Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

Performance Comment: Edition of 1695: A Prologue for the opening of the New Play-House-Mrs Bracegirdle in Man's Cloaths; Sent from an unknown Hand; Prologue Spoken at the opening of the New House-Mr Betterton; Epilogue Spoken at the opening of the New House-Mrs Bracegirdle; Sir Sampson Legend-Underhill; Valentine-Betterton; Scandal-Smith; Tattle-Boman; Ben-Dogget; Foresight-Sanford; Jeremy-Bowen; Trapland-Triffusis; Buckram-Freeman; Angelica-Mrs Bracegirdle; Mrs Foresight-Mrs Bowman; Mrs Frail-Mrs Barry; Miss Prue-Mrs Ayliff; Nurse-Mrs Leigh; Jenny-Mrs Lawson.
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted in 7 years. [See 20 Feb. 1767.] Mr Barry being ill Mr Palmer play'd the Bastard--with applause $Mrs Barry not so well in Constance as was expected (Hopkins Diary). Paid properties #2 8d. Receipts: #162 18s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: King John

Performance Comment: King John-Reddish; Hubert-Aickin; Pembroke-Brereton; Essex-J. Bannister; Prince Henry-Everard; Faulconbridge-W. Palmer; Bastard-Palmer; King Philip-J. Aickin; Dauphin-Diamond; Prince Arthur-Master Blanchard; Chatillon-Davies; Duke of Austria-Keen; Citizen-Hurst; Heralds-Ackman, Wright; Queen Eleanor-Miss Sherry; Blanch of Spain-Miss Jarratt; Lady Faulconbridge-Mrs Johnston; Constance-Mrs Barry; Pandulph-Bransby; Salisbury-Packer.
Role: King John Actor: Reddish
Role: Hubert Actor: Aickin
Role: Pembroke Actor: Brereton
Role: Essex Actor: J. Bannister
Role: Prince Henry Actor: Everard
Role: Faulconbridge Actor: W. Palmer
Role: Bastard Actor: Palmer
Role: King Philip Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Dauphin Actor: Diamond
Role: Prince Arthur Actor: Master Blanchard
Role: Chatillon Actor: Davies
Role: Duke of Austria Actor: Keen
Role: Citizen Actor: Hurst
Role: Heralds Actor: Ackman, Wright
Role: Queen Eleanor Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Blanch of Spain Actor: Miss Jarratt
Role: Lady Faulconbridge Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Constance Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Pandulph Actor: Bransby
Role: Salisbury Actor: Packer.

Afterpiece Title: The Male Coquette

Performance Comment: Daffodil-Dodd; Dizzy-Waldron; Spinner-Everard; Tukely-Davies; Lord Racket-Wrighten; Sir William Wright; Sir Tan Tivy-Wheeler; Rustle-Burton; Harry-Jacobs; Waiters-Ackman, W. Palmer; Mrs Dotteral-Mrs Davies; Widow Damply-Mrs Johnston; Lady Pewit-Mrs Bradshaw; Sophia-Mrs Greville, first time; Arabella-Miss Hopkins.
Role: Daffodil Actor: Dodd
Role: Dizzy Actor: Waldron
Role: Spinner Actor: Everard
Role: Tukely Actor: Davies
Role: Lord Racket Actor: Wrighten
Role: Sir Tan Tivy Actor: Wheeler
Role: Rustle Actor: Burton
Role: Harry Actor: Jacobs
Role: Waiters Actor: Ackman, W. Palmer
Role: Mrs Dotteral Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Widow Damply Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Lady Pewit Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Sophia Actor: Mrs Greville, first time
Role: Arabella Actor: Miss Hopkins.
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This performance is known by the separately printed Prologue and Epilogue: Prologue. By Mr Otway to his Play call'd Venice preserv'd or the Plot discover'd. Acted at His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorks Theatre, the 9th of February, 1681. [These have been reprinted in Wiley, Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 61-66.] Luttrell dated his copy of the Prologue and Epilogue 11 Feb. 1681@2 (Huntington Library). It is not certain that 9 Feb. 1681@2 represents the first performance, but it may well be. For a comment by Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, on Mrs Barry, see The Orphan, February 1679@80


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd; Or, A Plot Discover'd

Performance Comment: Edition of 1682: Prologue-Mr Smith; Epilogue-Mr Betterton; Duke of Venice-D. Williams; Priuli-Boman; Antonio-Leigh; Jaffeir-Betterton; Pierre-Smith; Renault-Wilshire; Bedamar-Gillo; Spinosa-Percival; Belvidera-Mrs Barry; Aquilina-Mrs Currer.
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Smith
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mr Betterton
Role: Duke of Venice Actor: D. Williams
Role: Priuli Actor: Boman
Role: Antonio Actor: Leigh
Role: Jaffeir Actor: Betterton
Role: Pierre Actor: Smith
Role: Renault Actor: Wilshire
Role: Bedamar Actor: Gillo
Role: Spinosa Actor: Percival
Role: Belvidera Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Aquilina Actor: Mrs Currer.
Event Comment: Mainpiece: [a tragedy by Alexander Dow]: Never acted before. New Scenes, Dresses and Decorations. This Play was receiv'd with very great Applause Mrs Barry Play'd finely & the Scenes were applauded (Hopkins Diary). Rec'd Stopages #4 12s. 6d. Paid 4 days salary list #348 14s. 8d. Mr King's extra salary #2 (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #238 19s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Sethona

Performance Comment: Principal parts by Barry, Reddish, J. Aickin, Davies, Wheeler, Aickin, Packer, Wright, Keen, Mrs Barry. Prologue-Reddish; Epilogue-Mrs Barry; Serapis-Barry; Menes-Reddish; Amasis-Aickin; Orus-J. Aickin; Otanes-Packer; Myrtaeus-Davies; Officers-Wright, Wheeler, Keen; Sethona-Mrs Barry (Genest V, 403).
Role: Prologue Actor: Reddish
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Serapis Actor: Barry
Role: Menes Actor: Reddish
Role: Amasis Actor: Aickin
Role: Orus Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Otanes Actor: Packer
Role: Myrtaeus Actor: Davies
Role: Officers Actor: Wright, Wheeler, Keen
Role: Sethona Actor: Mrs Barry
Related Works
Related Work: Sethona Author(s): Alexander Dow

Afterpiece Title: The Mayor of Garratt

Role: Sneak Actor: Weston.
Role: Major Sturgeon Actor: Bannister
Role: Jerry Sneak Actor: Weston
Role: Bruin Actor: Wright
Role: Lint Actor: Castle
Role: Heel@Tap Actor: Bransby
Role: Sir Jacob Jollup Actor: Waldron
Role: Mrs Bruin Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Mrs Sneak Actor: Miss Pope.
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


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-.
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: .
Event Comment: This Farce was wrote on purpose to Shew Mrs Barry in an Irish part. She did not succeed so well in it as was expected but upon the Whole the Farce was well perform'd & met with great Applause (Hopkins Diary). [Macmillan note from Kemble differs slightly. See Account of the Irish Widow" in British Theatre article, London Magazine, Oct. 1772.] Paid Mr Rochfort for men's cloaths #7 7s. (Treasurer's Book). [The account in Town and Country Magazine of the afterpiece: "Upon the whole it is very indifferent production and as it did not meet with the applause that was expected, no one has adopted the bantling. The many are of opinion that Garrick had a hand in it, as it is got up to the best advantage, and a new dance is introduc'd between the acts to put the audience in a good humour for the succeeding scenes. Mrs Sutton is the principal dancer in the Irish Fair, in which she displayed great spirit and activity. The piece concludes with a song sung by Mrs Barry, which we think injudiciously alloted to her, as her forte does not consist in singing."] Receipts: #200 9s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Gamester

Performance Comment: Gamester-Reddish; Stukely-Palmer; Jarvis-Aickin; Bates-Packer; Dawson-J. Aickin; Lewson-Cautherly; Mrs Beverly-Miss Younge; Charlotte-Miss Mansell.
Role: Gamester Actor: Reddish
Role: Stukely Actor: Palmer
Role: Jarvis Actor: Aickin
Role: Bates Actor: Packer
Role: Dawson Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Lewson Actor: Cautherly
Role: Mrs Beverly Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Mansell.

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Performance Comment: Parts by Moody, Dodd, Baddeley, Parsons, Cautherly, Weston, Wrighten, Griffith, Mas. Cape; Irish Widow with an Epilogue Song-Mrs Barry; Sir Patrick O'Neale-Moody; Whittle-Parsons; Kecksy-Dodd; Nephew-Cautherly; Bates-Baddeley; Thomas-Weston; Footmen-Griffith, Wrighten; Black boy-Mas. Cape; Widow Brady-Mrs Barry (Genest, V, 340).
Role: Irish Widow with an Epilogue Song Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neale Actor: Moody
Role: Whittle Actor: Parsons
Role: Kecksy Actor: Dodd
Role: Nephew Actor: Cautherly
Role: Bates Actor: Baddeley
Role: Thomas Actor: Weston
Role: Footmen Actor: Griffith, Wrighten
Role: Black boy Actor: Mas. Cape
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Barry

Dance: End Act I of the Farce: A New Dance call'd The Irish Fair-Atkins, Mrs Sutton, being her first appearance that stage

Event Comment: MMr Barry's 1st appearance this season.--A quarrel in the Green Room between Mrs Barry and Mr Aickin (Hopkins Diary)


Mainpiece Title: The Countess Of Salisbury

Performance Comment: Alwin-Barry; Raymond-Packer; Grey-Aickin; Morton-Palmer; Sir Ardolf-Hurst; Laroches-Strange; Lord William-Miss Collett; Peasant-Ackman; Knights-Keen, Fawcett, Fox; Eleanor-Mrs Reddish; Countess of Salisbury-Mrs Barry.
Role: Alwin Actor: Barry
Role: Raymond Actor: Packer
Role: Grey Actor: Aickin
Role: Morton Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Ardolf Actor: Hurst
Role: Laroches Actor: Strange
Role: Lord William Actor: Miss Collett
Role: Peasant Actor: Ackman
Role: Knights Actor: Keen, Fawcett, Fox
Role: Eleanor Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: Countess of Salisbury Actor: Mrs Barry.

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Role: with Milliner Actor: Mrs Smith.
Role: Harlequin Actor: Rooker
Role: Doctor Actor: Grimaldi
Role: Doctor's Man Actor: Ackman
Role: Drunken Servant Actor: Moody
Role: Squire Actor: Messink
Role: Scaramouch Actor: Keen
Role: Orange Woman Actor: Walker
Role: Watchman Actor: Hartry
Role: Milk Woman Actor: T. Hurst
Role: Servants Actor: Strange, J. Burton, Watkins
Role: Milliners Actor: Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Millidge
Role: Bride Maids Actor: Miss Young, Mrs Dorman
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs King
Role: with Proper Dances Actor: .
Event Comment: KKing of Denmark--Macbeth, Mr Garrick (Cross Diary). For the King of Denmark--put in by Particular desire (Hopkins Diary). Lady Macbeth-Mrs Barry, late Mrs Dancer. The doors (by Particular Desire) will be opened at half past 5 o'clock. The Play to begin exactly at 7 o'clock


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: Macbeth-Garrick; MacDuff-Reddish; Ross-Aickin; Malcolm-Cautherly; Banquo-Packer; Hecate-Champness; Witches-Burton, Love, Baddeley; Lady MacDuff-Mrs Reddish; Lady Macbeth-Mrs Barry; Duncan-Bransby; Vocal Parts-Vernon, Champness, Dibdin, Bannister, Kear, Miss Young, Mrs Dorman; With Proper Dances-Grimaldi, Giorgi, Mrs King.
Role: Macbeth Actor: Garrick
Role: MacDuff Actor: Reddish
Role: Ross Actor: Aickin
Role: Malcolm Actor: Cautherly
Role: Banquo Actor: Packer
Role: Hecate Actor: Champness
Role: Witches Actor: Burton, Love, Baddeley
Role: Lady MacDuff Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Duncan Actor: Bransby
Role: Vocal Parts Actor: Vernon, Champness, Dibdin, Bannister, Kear, Miss Young, Mrs Dorman
Role: With Proper Dances Actor: Grimaldi, Giorgi, Mrs King.

Dance: TThe Lilliputian Camp-