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Mainpiece Title: Camilla

Performance Comment: Edition of 1717 lists: Latinus-Jones; Prenesto-Mrs Margarita; Turnus-Mrs Barbier; Metius-Armstrong; Linco-Leveridge; Camilla-Mrs Fletcher; Lavinia-Mrs Aubert; Tullia-Pack.
Role: Prenesto Actor: Mrs Margarita
Role: Turnus Actor: Mrs Barbier
Role: Camilla Actor: Mrs Fletcher
Role: Lavinia Actor: Mrs Aubert


Mainpiece Title: Calypso And Telemachus

Performance Comment: Edition of 1717 lists: Calypso-Mrs Aubert; Eucharis-Mrs Fletcher; Telemachus-Mrs Barbier; Mentor-Mrs deL'Epine; Proteus-Leveridge.
Role: Calypso Actor: Mrs Aubert
Role: Eucharis Actor: Mrs Fletcher
Role: Telemachus Actor: Mrs Barbier
Role: Mentor Actor: Mrs deL'Epine


Mainpiece Title: Thomyris

Performance Comment: Thomyris-Mrs Aubert; Orontes-Mrs Barbier; Cleora-Mrs Fletcher; Tigranes-Mrs Margarita del'Epine; Baldo-Leveridge; Medea-Pack.
Role: Thomyris Actor: Mrs Aubert
Role: Orontes Actor: Mrs Barbier
Role: Cleora Actor: Mrs Fletcher
Role: Tigranes Actor: Mrs Margarita del'Epine

Dance: Moreau, Kellom's Scholar, Mrs Schoolding, Miss Smith, Salle, Mlle Salle


Mainpiece Title: Camilla

Performance Comment: Edition of 1726 lists: Latinus-Pearson; Prenesto-Rochetti; Turnus-Mrs Barbier; Metius-Legar; Linco-Leveridge; Camilla-Mrs Fletcher; Lavinai-Mrs Chambers; Tallia-Salway; Prologue-Mrs Younger.
Role: Turnus Actor: Mrs Barbier
Role: Camilla Actor: Mrs Fletcher
Role: Lavinai Actor: Mrs Chambers
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Younger.


Mainpiece Title: Thomyris

Performance Comment: Thomyris-Mrs Pulmon, who never performed on any Stage before; Orontes-Mrs Barbier; Cleora-Mrs Fletcher; Tigranes-Signora del'Epine; Media-Pack; Baldo-Leveridge [who may not have performed; see17181211].who may not have performed; see17181211].

Dance: delaGarde, Moreau, Mrs Bullock, Mrs Moreau

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Fletcher


Mainpiece Title: Oroonoko

Role: Imoinda Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Widow Lackit Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Cook
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Gulick.

Song: Leveridge, Mrs Fletcher; Trumpet Song-Mrs Fletcher; accompanied-Grano; The Tippling Philosophers-

Dance: As17200120

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Fletcher. By His Majesty's Command. [The King present.


Mainpiece Title: Julius Caesar

Song: A new Cantata by Dr Pepusch-Mrs Fletcher; Signora Margarita, Mrs Pulmon

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Fletcher. Receipts: money, #17 10s.; tickets #29 7s. Probable attendance: boxes, 20 by money and 50 by tickets; stage, 6 by money; balcony, 2 by money; pit, 35 by money and 87 by tickets; first gallery, 25 by money and 38 by tickets; second gallery, 30 by money


Mainpiece Title: The Double Dealer

Performance Comment: Maskwell-Quin; Sir Paul-Hippisley; Mellefont-Walker; Careless-Ryan; Froth-Morgan; Touchwood-Ogden; Saygrace-H. Bullock; Brisk-W. Bullock; Lady Touchwood-Mrs Berriman; Lady Froth-Mrs Bullock; Lady Plyant-Mrs Cook; Cynthia-Mrs Rice.
Role: Lady Touchwood Actor: Mrs Berriman
Role: Lady Froth Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Lady Plyant Actor: Mrs Cook
Role: Cynthia Actor: Mrs Rice.

Song: Singing in Italian-Mrs Fletcher

Dance: TTwo Pierrots-Nivelon, Poitier; French Peasant-Poitier, Mrs Bullock


Mainpiece Title: Circe

Performance Comment: Circe-Mrs Bullock; Vocal parts-Mrs Margerita, Mrs Barbier, Mrs Pulmon, Mrs Fletcher, Leveridge, Pack.


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark

Afterpiece Title: The Happy Shepherd

Performance Comment: Parts-Leveridge, Mrs Fletcher.
Role: Parts Actor: Leveridge, Mrs Fletcher.

Song: The Tippling Philosophers at the Request of several Persons of Quality-

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs White, Mrs Carter, Mrs Hanson, Mrs Pack. Tickets for Sir Walter Raleigh taken


Mainpiece Title: The Committee

Song: Mrs Margarita, Mrs Barbier, Mrs Fletcher, Mrs Pulmon

Dance: Sandham, Pelling, Newhouse, Cook Jr, Miss Schoolding, Miss Francis, delaGarde's Two Sons

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Hamilton. At the particular Desire of several Ladies of Quality


Mainpiece Title: Don Sebastian, King Of Portugal

Song: Mrs Barbier, Mrs Fletcher

Dance: As17190430

Event Comment: [Mainpiece in place of NOTORIETY, advertised on playbill of 23 Oct.] Afterpiece [1st time; CO 2 , by Mrs Burke. MS: Larpent 992; not published]: With new Music [by Tommaso Giordani (Morning Herald, 25 Oct.)). Scenery, Dresses and Decorations. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Receipts: #228 0s. 6d. (206/10/6; 21/10/0)


Mainpiece Title: How To Grow Rich

Role: Rosa Actor: Mrs Esten
Role: Lady Henrietta Actor: Mrs Pollock

Afterpiece Title: THE WARD OF THE CASTLE

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Incledon, Johnstone, Munden// Mrs Clendining, Mrs Martyr. [Cast from Songs (T. Cadell, 1793): Sir Bertram-Incledon; Duke of Alberossa-Johnstone; Geoffrey-Munden// Matilda-Mrs Clendining; Jacquenetta-Mrs Martyr.] hathi. hathi.
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Related Work: The Ward of the Castle Author(s): Mrs. Burke

Song: In afterpiece Chorusses by Linton, Tett, Sawyer, Little, Street, Kendrick//Miss Stuart, Mrs Watts, Mrs Follett, Mrs Castelle, Miss Kirton, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Paye, Miss Leserve, Mrs Bayzand, Mrs Blurton

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Related Work: The Little French Lawyer Author(s): John Fletcher
Related Work: The Night Walker; or, The Little Thief Author(s): John Fletcher
Related Work: The Little Thief Author(s): John Fletcher
Event Comment: 3rd piece [Ist time; MF 2, attributed to Mrs Rainsford, for whom see Morning Herald, 9 May; London Chronicle, 23 May, states that it was written by "A Lady," but gives no name. MS: Larpent 1025; not published]: The Music composed by Webbe. Receipts: #118 4s. (109/3; 9/1)


Mainpiece Title: Netley Abbey

Afterpiece Title: THE SIEGE OF MEAUX


Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Quick, Incledon, Munden, Cubitt, Richardson, Rees, Campbell// Miss Poole, Miss Stuart, Mrs Martyr. [Cast from Songs (W. Woodfall, 1794): William-Quick; Colin-Incledon; Hodge-Munden; Moody-Cubitt; Parchment-Richardson; Dick-Recs; Mercury-Campbell//Susan-Miss Poole; Alice-Miss Stuart; Margaret-Mrs Martyr .
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Martyr
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Related Work: The Speechless Wife Author(s): Mrs. Rainford
Event Comment: [By Mrs Aubert.] Never Acted before. In Daily Courant, 26 May: Never acted before, being unfortunately prevented on Friday last, by the unexpected Arrest of the Person who was to have played the Doctor


Mainpiece Title: Harlequin Hydaspes; Or, The Greshamite

Performance Comment: Harlequin the Author,-Mrs Aubert; Doctor-C. Bullock.
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Related Work: Harlequin Hydaspes: or, The Greshamite Author(s): Mrs. Aubert
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Manina Fletcher. At the particular Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Receipts: money #18 3s. 6d. and tickets #24 14s


Mainpiece Title: The Plain Dealer

Song: New songs-Mrs Fletcher

Music: A Lesson upon the Harpsichord-an Eminent Master

Dance: As17151217

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Barbier. With Two Rows of the Pit rail'd into Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. Gallery 2s


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Wife

Music: A Grand Entertainment of Vocal and Instrumental Music-Mrs Barbier, Mrs Margarita, Mrs Pulman, Mrs Fletcher

Event Comment: Mrs Mills, a Drury Lane actress, died on this day


Mainpiece Title: The Double Gallant; Or, The Sick Lady's Cure

Performance Comment: Sir Solomon-Johnson; Clerimont-Booth; Atall-Cibber; Careless-Wilks Jr; Old Wilful-Miller; Lady Dainty-Mrs Oldfield; Lady Sadlife-Mrs Bicknell; Clarinda-Mrs Mountfort; Silvia-Mrs Santlow; Wishwell-Mrs Saunders.
Role: Lady Dainty Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Lady Sadlife Actor: Mrs Bicknell
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Mountfort
Role: Silvia Actor: Mrs Santlow
Role: Wishwell Actor: Mrs Saunders.

Dance: Mrs Santlow; New Dance-Miss Lindar

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Jordan. Part of the Pit will be laid into the Boxes. To prevent Confusion Ladies are desired to send their Servants by half past Four. Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, by Richard (later) Sir Richard? Ford. Kemble Mem.: Altered by R. Ford from the Humourous Lieutenant. Epilogue by Henry William? Bunbury. Larpent MS 894; not published]: Altered from Beaumont and Fletcher (recte Fletcher alone). Oracle, 25 Feb.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Jordan at her house, No. 14, Somerset-street, Portman-square. Receipts: #346 8s. 6d. (102.18.0; 13.5.0; 3.6.6; tickets: 226.19.0) (charge: free)


Mainpiece Title: The Greek Slave; Or, The School For Cowards

Performance Comment: Characters-Williames, Palmer, Aickin, Bannister Jun., Suett, Burton, Bland, R. Palmer, Haymes, Phillimore, Fawcett, Webb, Mrs Jordan, Mrs Booth, Miss Palmer, Mrs Gawdry; Partial cast suggested by Genest, VII, 18: Antigonus-Williames; Demetrius-Palmer; Leontius-Aickin; Humourous Lieutenant[in Larpent MS: Vertigo]-Bannister Jun.; Celia-Mrs Jordan; Leucippe-Mrs Booth;[. Larpent MS lists the other parts: Charinthus, Timon, Ambassador, Varus, Clodius, Physician., but no other female parts; Epilogue-Mrs Jordan.
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Related Work: The Greek Slave; or, The School for Cowards Author(s): John Fletcher

Afterpiece Title: The Pannel

Role: Marcella Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Aurora Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Leonarda Actor: Mrs Booth.
Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Beaumont and Fletcher, reviv'd. Afterpiece: Not acted these three years. [See 8 Aug. 1761.] Mr Powell made his first appearance this Night in Philaster. His Reception was very great, he play'd the part amazingly well, & Seems to have Requisites to make a very Capital Performer. N.B. Covent Garden Theater begun to play every Night (Hopkins). Philaster by Mr Powell. Prodigious applause (Cross Diary). This play [Philaster] was wrote by Beaumont and Fletcher, and is now altered by Mr Colman. Mr Powell, a young gentleman clerk to Sir Robert Ladbrook, made his first appearance in the character of Philaster.--A greater reception was never shown to anybody,--he was so very much frightened, he could not speak for some time, and, when he did, the tears ran fast down his cheeks,--but he soon recovered himself, and went through the part with a great deal of nature and feeling,--Continued claps and huzza of bravo! &c. &c. Upon the whole I think him possessed of every requisite necessary to make him an ornament to the stage.--N.B. Mr D. Garrick instructed him in this part--when I see him in another shall be able to judge better of his capabilities.--Miss Pope appeared this Night in the character of Maria in the Citizen,--by endeavoring to be very fine she overdid it,--and it was plain to see she wanted her master. N.B.--Covent Garden began to play of our nights--the first time they ever begin first since Mr Garrick was manager (Hopkins Diary--MacMillan). Receipts: #258 11s. 6d. (MacMillan)


Mainpiece Title: Philaster

Performance Comment: Philaster-a young Gentleman, first appearance on any stage; others-Bransby, Lee, Burton, Ackman, Baddeley, Castle, Parsons, Fox, Marr, Watkins, Strange, Miss Bride, Mrs Lee, Mrs Hippisley, Miss Mills, Mrs Yates; Prologue-. Philaster-Powell, first appearance on any stage; Pharamond-Lee; King-Bransby; Dion-Burton; Old Captain-Baddeley; Countryman-Parsons; Euphrasia-Mrs Yates; Arethusa-Miss Bride; Megra-Mrs Lee; Thrasaline-Ackman; Claremont-Castle; Galatea-Miss Mills; Messengers-Fox, Marr; Woodmen-Watkins, Strange; Lady-Mrs Hippisley; Prologue- (Genest, V, 36; MacMillan). MacMillan).
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Related Work: Philaster; or, Love Lies a Bleeding Author(s): John Fletcher
Related Work: Philaster Author(s): John Fletcher
Related Work: The Restoration; or, Right Will Take Place Author(s): John Fletcher

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Performance Comment: Old Philpot-Baddeley; the Citizen-King; Jasper-Burton; Wilding-Lee; Dapper-Parsons; Beaufort-Packer; Quildrive-Castle; Corinna-Mrs Hippisley; Maria-Miss Pope.
Role: Corinna Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Event Comment: Never Perform'd. Founded on Beaumont and Fletcher. Music by Thomas Linley. A Comic Opera the Music entirely new. [By Thomas Hull altered from The Royal Merchant; or the Beggar's Bush (Biographia Dramatica). See 19 Dec. 1767 for further note on Music.] Paid Mr Horne for 4 Tambourines #1 10s. (Account Book). Went into the Pit to see the opera founded on Beaumont and Fletcher, performed for the first time....The music may be good, but the piece is trifling and childish, barren of incident and character except that of Clause played by Bensley and the frightened peasant. The performers are in the Flemish dresses of the times, and do the piece much justice. At the beginning of the 2nd act some fellows in the 2s. Gallery began a disturbance, but were turn'd out and carried before Sir John Fielding, where they confessed that they were hired to disturb this performance by a publican, but refused to say whom....Stood in the well (Neville MS Diary). Receipts: #225 1s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Royal Merchant

Performance Comment: Parts by: Mattocks, Shuter, Bensley' Mahoon, Yates, Dunstall, Gardner, Davis, Cushing, Mrs Mattocks, and Mrs Pinto, Merchants, Boors, Beggars by the rest of the company. Harrol-Mattocks; Clause-Bensley; Wolfort-Gardner; Hubert-Mahoon; Hempskirke-Davis; Vandunk-Shuter; Prig, Frighted Boor-Yates; Higgen-Dunstall; Ferret-Quick; Gertrude-Mrs Mattocks; Jaquelin-Mrs Pinto (Genest, V, 188).
Role: Gertrude Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Jaquelin Actor: Mrs Pinto
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Related Work: The Royal Merchant Author(s): John Fletcher

Dance: I: A New Comic Dance, as17671021; II: A Grand Ballet The Garland-Fishar, Mrs Bulkley. [See17651003.

Event Comment: Benefit for Edwin. Public Advertiser, 29 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Edwin, No. 19, Piazza, Covent Garden. Mainpiece: Altered from Beaumont and Fletcher [i.e. from Fletcher alone]. Afterpiece: Not acted these 6 years [acted 28 May 1782]


Mainpiece Title: Women Pleas'd

Performance Comment: Silvio-Wroughton; Soto-Quick; Claudio-Farren; Duke-Davies; Lopez-Booth; Bartello-Fearon; Penurio-Edwin; Duchess-Mrs Inchbald; Isabella-Mrs T. Kennedy; Rodophe-Mrs Webb; Belvidere-Mrs Bates .
Role: Duchess Actor: Mrs Inchbald
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs T. Kennedy
Role: Rodophe Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Belvidere Actor: Mrs Bates
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Related Work: Women Pleas'd Author(s): John Fletcher

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Performance Comment: Sir John Loverule-Johnstone; Jobson (with The Cook in the Coal Hole)-Edwin; Lady Loverule-Miss Platt; Nell-Mrs Wilson .
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Wilson

Song: In Act IV of mainpiece a song by Mrs Martyr; End of Mainpiece Four and Twenty Fidlers all on a Row by Edwin

Monologue: 1785 04 11 End of Act II of mainpiece A Description of the Curiosities of the Tower of London by Edwin

Event Comment: A Dramatic Opera [by Betterton altered from Beaumont and Fletcher; music by Purcell. Not acted these 30 years. New Cloaths, Scenes, and other Decorations incident to the Opera. Nothing under full prices will be taken. To prevent any obstruction either in the Music or Decorations, no persons can be admitted behind the scenes. [Notices repeated for this play this season.] Receipts: #190 18s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Prophetess; Or, The History Of Dioclesian

Performance Comment: Diocles-Ross; Charinus-Sparks; Maximinian-Smith; Cosroe-Clarke; Aper-Gibson; Niger-Ridout; Camurius-Anderson; Persian Ambassador-White; Suitors-Collins, Costollo, Stoppelaer; Countrymen-Dunstall, Barrington; Geta-Shuter; Aurelia-Mrs Vincent; Cassana-Mrs Stephens; Drusilla-Miss Condill; Delphia-Mrs Hamilton; With the Original Dances-Gallini, Granier, Lucas, Miles, Leppie, Desse, Rochford, Gosley, Mlle Capdeville, Miss Hilliard, Mrs Granier, Mrs Viviez, Mrs Leppie, Mrs Jansolet, Miss Dawson, Miss Viviez, Mrs Guerin; With several New Songs adapted to the Opera, set to music by Arne. The Vocal Parts-Lowe, Mattocks, Howard, Legg, Baker, Mrs Lampe, Mrs Chambers, Miss Younge, others.
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Related Work: The Prophetess; or, The History of Dioclesian Author(s): John Fletcher
Event Comment: The United Company. An order, 9 Feb. 1683@4, in L. C. 5@145, p. 14 (Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 356), and another, L. C. I, specify requirements for a play to be acted at Whitehall on 11 Feb. 1683@4, and name Valentinian as the drama. The first Prologue and the Epilogue Written by a Person of Quality were printed separately; Luttrell's copy (Bindley Collection, William Andrews Clark@Jr@Library) is dated 20 Feb. 1683@4. They are reprinted in Wiley, Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 249-51. It is not certain on what date the first performance occurred, for premieres at court are quite rare in the Restoration period. In Nahum Tate's Poems by Several Hands (1685): Sir Francis Fane: A Masque Made at the Request of the Earl of Rochester, for the Tragedy of Vadentinian. Downes (p. 40): The well performance, and the vast Interest the Author made in Town, Crown'd the Play, with great Gain of Reputation; and Profit to the Actors. For an intended cast of Rochester's alteration of the play by John Fletcher, see the introductory note to the season of 1675-76. In A Pastoral in French by Lewis Grabu (published in 1684; advertised in the London Gazette, No. 1947, 17 July 1684) are two songs for this play for which Grabu apparently composed the music: Injurious charmer of my vanquished heart and Kindness hath resistless charms. In Choice Ayres and Songs, The Fourth Book, 1684, is: A new Song in the late reviv'd Play, call'd Valentinian: Where would coy Aminta run [the composer of the music not being indicated]


Mainpiece Title: Valentinian

Performance Comment: Edition of 1685: Prologue written by Mrs Behn-Mrs Cook (the first Day); Prologue to Valentinian-Mrs Cook (the second Day); Prologue intended for Valentinian-Mrs Barry; Epilogue by a Person of Quality-Mrs Barry; Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 40): Valentinian-Goodman; Aecius-Betterton; Maximus-Kynaston; Pontius-Griffin; Lucina-Mrs Barry.
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Related Work: Valentinian Author(s): John Fletcher
Event Comment: Not Acted these Twenty Years. Written by those Ingenious Authors, Beaumont and Fletcher. Preface:... Revived in its own Native and Original Simplicity, without being dismembred, curtail'd, or passing the Index Expurgatorius of any of our Modern Refiners


Mainpiece Title: The Loyal Subject

Performance Comment: Edition of 1706 lists: Czar-Williams; Archas-Mills; Theodore-Wilks; Putsky-Griffin; Alinda-Mrs Rogers; Burris-Bickerstaff; Borosky-Keen; Ensign-Johnson; Olimpia-Mrs Finch; Honoria-Mrs Temple; Viola-Mrs Norris; Petesca-Mrs Cox; Lady-Mrs Tapsford [Mrs Sapsford?].Mrs Sapsford?].
Role: Alinda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Olimpia Actor: Mrs Finch
Role: Honoria Actor: Mrs Temple
Role: Viola Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Petesca Actor: Mrs Cox
Role: Lady Actor: Mrs Tapsford
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Related Work: The Loyal Subject Author(s): John Fletcher

Song: Ramondon

Dance: As17050718