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Performances

Mainpiece Title: Rule A Wife And Have A Wife

Performance Comment: See17291004, but Estifania-Mrs Oldfield; Copper Captain-Wilks.
Cast
Role: Estifania Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Copper Captain Actor: Wilks.

Afterpiece Title: Diana and Acteon

Performance Comment: Diana-Mrs Booth; Acteon-Lally; Companions of Acteon-Essex, Rainton, Boval, Houghton; Followers of Acteon-Burnet, Grey, Wright, Wetherilt Jr; Followers of Diana-Mrs Roger, Mrs Walter, Mrs Delorme, Miss Williams.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The evidence for this date as the premiere of The Relapse is Jennens' report on 19 Nov. 1696 that Drury Lane expected to produce a new play on this date, coupled with the fact that Lady Morley saw this play on 25 Nov. 1696. The play was advertised in the Post Boy, 26-29 Dec. 1696. Preface, Edition of 1697: One word more about the Bawdy, and I have done. I own the first Night this thing was acted, some indecencies had like to have happen'd, but 'twas not my Fault. The fine Gentleman of the Play, drinking his Mistress's Health in Nants Brandy, from six in the Morning, to the time he wadled upon the Stage in the Evening, had toasted himself up, to such a pitch of Vigor, I confess I once gave Amanda for gone, and am since (with all due Respect to Mrs Rogers) very sorry she scap'd; for I am confident a certain Lady (let no one take it to herself that is handsome) who highly blames the Play, for the barenness of the conclusion, wou'd then have allowed it, a very natural Close. Gildon, English Dramatick Poets, p. 145: This Play was received with mighty applause. Cibber, Apology, I, 216: This Play (the Relapse) from its new and easy Turn of Wit, had great Success, and gave me, as a Comedian, a second Flight of Reputation along with it

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Relapse; Or, Virtue In Danger

Performance Comment: Edition of 1697: First Prologue-Mrs Cross; Prologue on the Third Day-Mrs Verbruggen; Epilogue-Lord Foppington; Sir Novelty Fashion-Cibber; Young Fashion-Mrs Kent; Loveless-Verbruggen; Worthy-Powell; Sir Tunbelly Clumsey-Bullock; Sir John Friendly-Mills; Coupler-Johnson; Bull-Simson; Serringe-Haynes; Lory-Dogget; Amanda-Mrs Rogers; Berinthia-Mrs Verbruggen; Hoyden-Mrs Cross; Nurse-Mrs Powell.
Cast
Role: First Prologue Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Prologue on the Third Day Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Epilogue Actor: Lord Foppington
Role: Sir Novelty Fashion Actor: Cibber
Role: Young Fashion Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Loveless Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Worthy Actor: Powell
Role: Sir Tunbelly Clumsey Actor: Bullock
Role: Sir John Friendly Actor: Mills
Role: Coupler Actor: Johnson
Role: Bull Actor: Simson
Role: Serringe Actor: Haynes
Role: Lory Actor: Dogget
Role: Amanda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Berinthia Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Hoyden Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Powell.
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Rogers. Written by Mr Steele. N.B. The Tickets deliver'd out for King Lear will be taken at this Play

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Funeral

Performance Comment: Brumpton-Keene; Hardy-Cibber; Campley-Wilks; Trusty-Mills; Sable-Johnson; Trim-Penkethman; Lady Brumpton-Mrs Rogers; Lady Sharlot-Mrs Porter; Lady Harriet-Mrs Bradshaw; Mrs d'Epingle-Mrs Bicknell; Fardingale-Norris.
Cast
Role: Brumpton Actor: Keene
Role: Hardy Actor: Cibber
Role: Campley Actor: Wilks
Role: Trusty Actor: Mills
Role: Sable Actor: Johnson
Role: Trim Actor: Penkethman
Role: Lady Brumpton Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Lady Sharlot Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Lady Harriet Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs d'Epingle Actor: Mrs Bicknell
Role: Fardingale Actor: Norris.
Event Comment: At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. Benefit Mrs Rogers

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple; Or, A Trip To The Jubilee

Performance Comment: Sir Harry-Wilks; Colonel Standard-Mills; Clincher Sr-Pinkethman; Clincher Jr-Bullock; Smuggler-Johnson; Dicky-Norris; Lady Lurewell-Mrs Oldfield; Angelina-Mrs Rogers.
Cast
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Wilks
Role: Colonel Standard Actor: Mills
Role: Clincher Sr Actor: Pinkethman
Role: Clincher Jr Actor: Bullock
Role: Smuggler Actor: Johnson
Role: Dicky Actor: Norris
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Angelina Actor: Mrs Rogers.
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Rogers. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple

Performance Comment: See17100227, but Sir Harry-Wilks; Lady Lurewell-Mrs Oldfield; Angelica-Mrs Rogers.
Cast
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Wilks
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Rogers.

Afterpiece Title: The Stage Coach

Cast
Role: Squire Somebody Actor: Dogget.

Song: Dogget, Leveridge

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Rogers. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Written by Mr Otway

Performances

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

Performance Comment: Belvidera-Mrs Rogers.
Cast
Role: Belvidera Actor: Mrs Rogers.
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Rogers. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Rover

Performance Comment: Rover-Wilks; Hellena-Mrs Rogers.
Cast
Role: Rover Actor: Wilks
Role: Hellena Actor: Mrs Rogers.
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Rogers. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Not Acted these Six Years. Receipts: #130 2s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Ibrahim, The 13th Emperor Of The Turks

Performance Comment: Marina-Mrs Rogers' Daughter , who never yet appear'd upon any Stage.

Dance: As17150310 Also a Scaramouch-a Gentleman for his own Diversion

Song: The New Girl; A Dialogue-Leveridge, Pack

Event Comment: The United Company. The date of this production is determined by a letter (see below). For a discussion of the origin and development of this play, see Hotson, Commonwealth and Restoration Stage, pp. 274-76. A song, Why shou'd the world mistake, the music composed by John Eccles and sung by Mrs Hudson, is in Thesaurus Musicus, 1695. An unidentified letter, 22 March 1693@4: We had another new play yesterday, called The Ambitious Slave, or a Generous Revenge. Elkanah Settle is the author of it, and the success is answerable to his reputation. I never saw a piece so wretched, nor worse contrived. He pretends 'tis a Persian story, but not one body in the whole audience could make any thing of it; 'tis a mere babel, and will sink for ever. The poor poet, seeing the house would not act it for him, and give him the benefit of the third day, made a present of it to the women in tie house, who act it, but without profit or incouragement (Edmond Malone, An Historical Account of the Stage in Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare [London, 1821], III, 163-64). Gentleman's Journal, March 1694: 'Tis not altogether strange for a Play to be less kindly receiv'd, immediately after one that has deservedly ingross'd all the Applause which the Town can well bestow in some time on new Dramatic Entertainments. Perhaps Mr Settle may partly impute to this, the want of success of a new Tragedy of his which was lately acted, 'tis called, The Ambitious Slave; or, The Generous Revenge. [This play followed Southerne's The Fatal Marriage.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Ambitious Slave; Or, A Generous Revenge

Performance Comment: Edition of 1694: Prologue-Mrs Knight; King of Persia-Bowman; Tygranes-Verbruggen; Orontes-Powell; Briomar-Freeman; Mirvan-Mrs Rogers; Amorin-Sybars [Cibber]; Herminia-Mrs Knight; Clarismunda-Mrs Bracegirdle; Celestina-Mrs Barry; Rosalin-Mrs Leigh; Epilogue-Mrs Rogers.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: King of Persia Actor: Bowman
Role: Tygranes Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Orontes Actor: Powell
Role: Briomar Actor: Freeman
Role: Mirvan Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Amorin Actor: Sybars
Role: Herminia Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Clarismunda Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Celestina Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Rosalin Actor: Mrs Leigh
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Rogers.
Event Comment: The United Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but it had been acted by the time the January 1692@3 issue of the Gentleman's Journal appeared in March (on page 1 of that issue, the editor states that We are now in March): Mr Southerne's New Comedy, call'd, The Maid's last Prayer, or Any rather than fail, was acted the 3d time this evening, and is to be acted again to morrow. It discovers much knowledge of the Town in its Author; and its Wit and purity of Diction are particularly commended (p. 28). The first song in the play, Tho you make no return to my passion, composed by Henry Purcell, was sung, according to the printed play, by Mrs Hodgson; by Mrs Dyer, according to Thesaurus Musicus, First Book, 1693. The second song, composed by Samuel? Akeroyd, was sung by Mrs Ayliff (Thesaurus Musicus, The First Book, 1693). Another song, No, no, no, no, resistance is but vain, written by Anthony Henley, composed by Henry Purcell, and sung by Mrs Ayliff and Mrs Hodgson, Act IV, is in Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XX (1916), xiv-xv. A song, Tell me no more I am deceiv'd, written by William Congreve, set by Henry Purcell, and sung by Mrs Ayliff, is in Works, XX (1916), xv-xvi. According to the London Gazette, No. 2852, 9-13 March 1692@3, the play was published "this day" (13 March 1692@3)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Maid's Last Prayer; Or, Any Rather Than Fail

Performance Comment: Edition of 1693: Prologue-Mrs Barry; Granger-Powell; Gayman-Boman; Garnish-Alexander [Verbruggen]; Lord Malepert-Doggett; Sir Ruff Rancounter-Bright; Sir Symphony-Bowen; Capt. Drydrubb-Underhill; Jano-Betty Allinson; Lady Malepert-Mrs Barry; Lady Trickitt-Mrs Bracegirdle; Lady Susan Malepert-Mrs Montford; Maria-Mrs Rogers; Wishwell-Mrs Betterton; Siam-Mrs Leigh; Florence-Mrs Kent; Judy-Mrs Rachel Lee; Christian-Perin; Footman, Porter-Pinkyman.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Granger Actor: Powell
Role: Gayman Actor: Boman
Role: Garnish Actor: Alexander
Role: Lord Malepert Actor: Doggett
Role: Sir Ruff Rancounter Actor: Bright
Role: Sir Symphony Actor: Bowen
Role: Drydrubb Actor: Underhill
Role: Jano Actor: Betty Allinson
Role: Lady Malepert Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Lady Trickitt Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Lady Susan Malepert Actor: Mrs Montford
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Wishwell Actor: Mrs Betterton
Role: Siam Actor: Mrs Leigh
Role: Florence Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Judy Actor: Mrs Rachel Lee
Role: Christian Actor: Perin
Role: Porter Actor: Pinkyman.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first production is not known, but the fact that it was advertised in the London Gazette, No. 3122, 10-14 Oct. 1695, indicates that it was probably acted not later than September 1695. Three songs were published separately: O how you protest, possibly set by Henry Purcell and sung by Mrs Knight; 'Twas within a Furlong, the words by Thomas D'Urfey, set by Henry Purcell, and sung by the Girl [Miss Cross]; and Man is for the woman made, the words by Pierre Motteux and set by Henry Purcell, are in Deliciae Musicae, The Third Book, 1696. See also Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XX (1916), xix-xx. Preface, Edition of 1696: Notwithstanding the many Accidents that concurr'd to the Ruin of this Play, it succeeded above my Expectations: And I must own my self infinitely oblig'd to the Town, in receiving so favourably, what I at first never design'd for the Stage. Gildon, English Dramatick Poets, p. 121: This particular Play met with pretty good Success, for the Season of the Year, considering it the first Essay by a Young Writer, unacquainted with the Town. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 18: Sullen: Mock-Marriage, a young Fellows of the Town, a Retainer, and kind of Pensioner to the Stage. Ramble: What was it's Fate? Sullen: Damn'd, Damn'd

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Mock-marriage

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue-Miss Cross; Epilogue-Mrs Knight; Lord Goodland-Disney; Fairly-Horden; Willmot-Powell; Belfont-Verbruggen; Sir Simon Barter-Johnson; Sir Arthur Stately-Lee; Lady Barter-Mrs Knight; Marina-Mrs Rogers; Clarinda-Mrs Verbrugen; Flavia-Mrs Finch; Betty-Mrs Newman; Alice-Mrs Clark; Landlady-Bullock; Quaker-Mrs Powell; Daughter-Mrs Urwin.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Miss Cross
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Lord Goodland Actor: Disney
Role: Fairly Actor: Horden
Role: Willmot Actor: Powell
Role: Belfont Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Sir Simon Barter Actor: Johnson
Role: Sir Arthur Stately Actor: Lee
Role: Lady Barter Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Marina Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Verbrugen
Role: Flavia Actor: Mrs Finch
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Newman
Role: Alice Actor: Mrs Clark
Role: Landlady Actor: Bullock
Role: Quaker Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Daughter Actor: Mrs Urwin.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but the second edition (1700) states: The first appearance of this Play was on a Wednesday in Lent; for then (it seems) the Town look for a bad Entertainment. [As the play was advertised in the Flying Post, 2 April 1700, the first performance probably occurred in early March.] A Prologue by Sir Charles Sedley which may have been intended for this play is in Sedley's Works, ed. V. de Sola Pinto (London, 1928), I, 46-47, 288-89. A song in this play, separately printed ca. 1700, indicates that the music was composed by Daniel Purcell and that the song was sung by Mrs Erwin

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Reform'd Wife

Performance Comment: Edition of 1700: Sir Solomon Empty-Johnson; Freeman-Wilks; Careless-Toms; Clerimont-Mills; Doctor-Haines; Astrologer-Fairbank; Astra-Mrs Knight; Clarinda-Mrs Rogers; Sylvia-Mrs Temple; Lady Dainty-Mrs Verbruggen; Mrs Friendly-Mrs Powell; Fidelia-Mrs Moor; Cloe-Mrs Stephens; Pert-Mrs Baker; Prologue-; Epilogue-the Sickly Lady.
Cast
Role: Sir Solomon Empty Actor: Johnson
Role: Freeman Actor: Wilks
Role: Careless Actor: Toms
Role: Clerimont Actor: Mills
Role: Doctor Actor: Haines
Role: Astrologer Actor: Fairbank
Role: Astra Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Temple
Role: Lady Dainty Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Mrs Friendly Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Fidelia Actor: Mrs Moor
Role: Cloe Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: the Sickly Lady.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the Post Boy, 27-30 June 1696, suggests that it was first acted not later than early June 1696 and probably not later than late May 1696. A dialogue, Fly, fly from my sight, between a Eunuch Boyr and a Virgin, set by Daniel Purcell and sung by Bowen and Mrs Cross, is in Deliciae Musicae, The Second Book of the Second Volume, 1696. This was also printed separately, without a date, by Thomas Cross, with the statement that the dialogue was written by Thomas D'Urfey. Gildon, English Dramatick Poets, ca. 1698, p. 111: For the Distress of Morena never fail'd to bring Tears into the Eyes of the Audience

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Ibrahim, The Thirteenth Emperour Of The Turks

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue-Mrs Cross; Sultan Ibrahim-Verbruggen; Azema-Disney; Mufti-Simpson; Mustapha-Mills; Amurat-Powell Jr; Solyman-Harland; Achmet-Mrs Verbruggen; Morena-Mrs Rogers; Sheker Para-Mrs Knight; Zada-Mrs Mills; Mirva-Mrs Cole; Epilogue-.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Sultan Ibrahim Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Azema Actor: Disney
Role: Mufti Actor: Simpson
Role: Mustapha Actor: Mills
Role: Amurat Actor: Powell Jr
Role: Solyman Actor: Harland
Role: Achmet Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Morena Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Sheker Para Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Zada Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Mirva Actor: Mrs Cole
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but Cibber (see below) states that it was acted in January; the Dedication was signed 7 Feb. 1695@6, and the play was advertised in the London Gazette, No 3157, 10-13 Feb. 1695@6. Two songs were published separately: Go home, unhappy wench, set by Francks and sung by Mrs Cross and the Boy (in Thesaurus Musicus, The Fifth Book, 1696) and What an ungratefull devil moves you, set by Daniel Purcell (in Deliciae Musicae, The First Book of the Second Volume, 1696). A separately-printed sheet of the second song states that it was sung by "The Boy", Cibber, Apology, I, 212-14: The next Year I produc'd the Comedy of Love's last Shift; yet the Difficulty of getting it to the Stage was not easily surmounted; for, at that time, as little was expected from me, as an Author, as had been from my Pretensions to be an Actor. However, Mr Southern, the Author of Oroonoko, having had the Patience to hear me read it to him, happened to like it so well that he immediately recommended it to the Patentees, and it was accordingly acted in January 1695 [i.e., 1695@6]. In this Play I gave myself the Part of Sir Novelty, which was thought a good Portrait of the Foppery then in fashion. Here, too, Mr Southern, though he had approv'd my approv'd my Play, came into the common Diffidence of me as an Actor: For, when on the first Day of it I was standing, myself, to prompt the Prologue, he took me by the Hand and said, Young Man! I pronounce they Play a good one; I will answer for its Success, if thou dost not spoil it by thy own Action....I succeeded so well in both, that People seem'd at a loss which they should give the Preference to. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 16: Ramble: Ay, marry, that Play was the Philosopher's Stone; I think it did wonders. Sullen: It did so, and very deservedly; there being few Comedies that came up to 't for purity of Plot, Manners and Moral: It's often acted now a daies, and by the help of the Author's own good action, it pleases to this Day

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love's Last Shift; Or, The Fool In Fashion

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue By a Friend-Mr Verbruggen; Epilogue-Miss Cross who Sung Cupid; Sir Will Wisewoud-Johnson; Loveless-Verbruggen; Sir Novelty Fashion-Cibber; Elder Worthy-Williams; Young Worthy-Horden; Snap-Penkethman; Sly-Bullock; Lawyer-Mills; Amanda-Mrs Rogers; Narcissa-Mrs Verbruggen; Hillaria-Mrs Cibber; Flareit-Mrs Kent; Woman to Amanda-Mrs Lucas.
Cast
Role: Prologue By a Friend Actor: Mr Verbruggen
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Cross who Sung Cupid
Role: Sir Will Wisewoud Actor: Johnson
Role: Loveless Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Sir Novelty Fashion Actor: Cibber
Role: Elder Worthy Actor: Williams
Role: Young Worthy Actor: Horden
Role: Snap Actor: Penkethman
Role: Sly Actor: Bullock
Role: Lawyer Actor: Mills
Role: Amanda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Narcissa Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Hillaria Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Flareit Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Woman to Amanda Actor: Mrs Lucas.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the Post Boy, 9-12 May 1696, suggests that it was first acted not later than April 1696. It may, however, have been first performed sometime earlier, for two songs for it were set by Henry Purcell, who had died in November 1695. See Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XXI (1917), vi-vii. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 18: Pausanias, or Lover of his Country, Damn'd, tho writ by a person of Quality, and protected by Southern. One song, My dearest, my fairest, is a dialogue between Mr Cooke and Mrs Hodgson

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Pausanius, The Betrayer Of His Country

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue-Mr Horden; Epilogue-Mrs Verbruggen; Pausanius-Verbruggen; Aquilius-Powell; Artabazus-Cibber; Polaemon-Pinkeman; Lysander-Horden; Anchilthea-Mrs Rogers; Pandora-Mrs Knight; Demetria-Mrs Verbruggen; Maukine-Mrs Lucas.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Horden
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Pausanius Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Aquilius Actor: Powell
Role: Artabazus Actor: Cibber
Role: Polaemon Actor: Pinkeman
Role: Lysander Actor: Horden
Role: Anchilthea Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Pandora Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Demetria Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Maukine Actor: Mrs Lucas.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. Lady Morley attended this performance: Lady Morley and one in the Box at the Grove an Opera. 10s. See Hotson, Commonwealth and Restoration Drama, p. 378. It is not known whether this performance was the premiere, but the publication of this work on 16 March 1699@1700 (Post Man, 14-16 March 1699@1700) suggests that if the usual month between premiere and publication intervened for this work, the premiere may have been in mid-February. On the other hand, a letter-see 20 Jan. 1699@1700-may refer to this work. The music was composed by Daniel Purcell. In Songs in the New Opera Called The Grove or Love's Paradice (1700) the following singers are listed: Mrs Irwin, Freeman, The Boy, Hughes, Mrs Lindsey, Pate, and Mrs Shaw. The Preface implies that the opera was a failure: As for the Persons who were not so generous...who thought the Catastrophe was not enough prepar'd, and that the discovery in the last Act was huddled and in confusion, they will now see if what he had writ had been spoken, every thing would have appear's clear and natural, which, to shorten the Entertainment had been before broken and disorder'd

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Grove; Or, Love's Paradice

Performance Comment: Edition of 1700: Arcadius-Mills; Eudosius-Powel; Adrastus-Tomms; Parmenio-Cibber; Nicias-Thomas; Aurelia-Mrs Rogers; Phylante-Mrs Temple; Sylvia-Mrs Oldfield; Prologue-; Epilogue by Mr Farquhar-.
Cast
Role: Arcadius Actor: Mills
Role: Eudosius Actor: Powel
Role: Adrastus Actor: Tomms
Role: Parmenio Actor: Cibber
Role: Nicias Actor: Thomas
Role: Aurelia Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Phylante Actor: Mrs Temple
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Mr Farquhar Actor: .
Event Comment: Benefit of a Young Orphan-Child of the late Mr Verbruggen and Mrs Verbruggen

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Squire Of Alsatia

Performance Comment: See17071106, but Sir William-Penkethman; Sir Edward-Keene; Belfond Sr-Bullock; Belfond Jr-Wilks; Trueman-Mills; Scrapeall-Norris; Isabella-Mrs Rogers; Teresia-Mrs Oldfield; Mrs Termagent-Mrs Knight; Ruth-Mrs Powell.
Cast
Role: Sir William Actor: Penkethman
Role: Sir Edward Actor: Keene
Role: Belfond Sr Actor: Bullock
Role: Belfond Jr Actor: Wilks
Role: Trueman Actor: Mills
Role: Scrapeall Actor: Norris
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Teresia Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Mrs Termagent Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Ruth Actor: Mrs Powell.
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Powell and Cross. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. Written by the late Ingenious Mr Shadwell

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Squire Of Alsatia

Performance Comment: Squire-Bullock; Sir William-Penkethman; Young Belfond-Wilks; Sir Edward-Keene; Trueman-Mills; Cheatly-Bickerstaff; Shamwell-Bullock Jr; Lolpoop-Cross; Scrapeall-Norris; Isabella-Mrs Rogers; Teresa-Mrs Oldfield; Mrs Termagent-Mrs Knight; Lucy-Miss Sherburn; Ruth-Mrs Powell.
Cast
Role: Squire Actor: Bullock
Role: Sir William Actor: Penkethman
Role: Young Belfond Actor: Wilks
Role: Sir Edward Actor: Keene
Role: Trueman Actor: Mills
Role: Cheatly Actor: Bickerstaff
Role: Shamwell Actor: Bullock Jr
Role: Lolpoop Actor: Cross
Role: Scrapeall Actor: Norris
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Teresa Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Mrs Termagent Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Sherburn
Role: Ruth Actor: Mrs Powell.

Dance: Mrs Bicknell

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Knight

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Oroonoko

Performance Comment: Oroonoko-Wilks; Aboan-Powell; Governor-Keene; Blandford-Bickerstaffe; Driver-Johnson; Stanmore-Smith; Jack Stanmore-Fairbank; Daniel-Pinkethman; Hotman-Corey; Widow Lackit-Mrs Knight; Imoinda-Mrs Rogers; Charlot-Mrs Bradshaw; Lucy-Mrs Bicknell.
Cast
Role: Oroonoko Actor: Wilks
Role: Aboan Actor: Powell
Role: Governor Actor: Keene
Role: Blandford Actor: Bickerstaffe
Role: Driver Actor: Johnson
Role: Stanmore Actor: Smith
Role: Jack Stanmore Actor: Fairbank
Role: Daniel Actor: Pinkethman
Role: Hotman Actor: Corey
Role: Widow Lackit Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Imoinda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Charlot Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Bicknell.
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Bradshaw

Performances

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

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-Wilks; Medley-Mills; Old Bellair-Norris; Young Bellair-Booth; Shoemaker-Bowen; Loveit-Mrs Barry; Harriet-Mrs Bradshaw; Belinda-Mrs Rogers; Pert-Mrs Bicknell; Orangewoman-Cross.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Wilks
Role: Medley Actor: Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Norris
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Booth
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Bowen
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Bicknell
Role: Orangewoman Actor: Cross.
Event Comment: Benefit Corey and Mrs Mills. At the Desire of several Laides of Quality. Wirtten by Sir George Etheridge

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Comical Revenge; Or, Love In A Tub

Performance Comment: Sir Frederick-Wilks; Beaufort-Mills; Bruce-Booth; Lovis-Bickerstaffe; Wheadle-Keene; Sir Nicholas-Norris; Palmer-Estcourt; Dufoy-Bowen; Graciana-Mrs Rogers; Aurelia-Mrs Porter; Widow Rich-Mrs Knight; Betty-Mrs Mills; With a new Epilogue-Wilks.
Cast
Role: Sir Frederick Actor: Wilks
Role: Beaufort Actor: Mills
Role: Bruce Actor: Booth
Role: Lovis Actor: Bickerstaffe
Role: Wheadle Actor: Keene
Role: Sir Nicholas Actor: Norris
Role: Palmer Actor: Estcourt
Role: Dufoy Actor: Bowen
Role: Graciana Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Aurelia Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Widow Rich Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: With a new Epilogue Actor: Wilks.
Event Comment: Christopher Rich's Company. The date of this revival is not certain. Apparently the revival was in preparation before the division of the company, but the publication of the Songs in 1695 confines the production to the period between mid-April and the late autumn. For the opera, see The Works of John Dryden, Vol. VIII: The Plays, edited by John Harrington Smith and Dougald MacMillan (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1692), pp. 325-30; Moore, Henry Purcell and the Restoration Theatre, Chapter VI;and Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, Vol. XIX. The Songs (1695), the music by Henry Purcell, lists the following pieces and singers: I, Wake, wake, Quivera, sung by Freeman. I, Why shou'd men quarrel, sung by The Boy, with Flutes. Their looks are such that mercy flows, sung by Freeman. II, I come to sing, sung by Freeman. Scorn'd Envy here's nothing, sung by Freeman. Begone, curst Feinds of Hell, sung by Freeman. III, Ah, how happy we are, sung by Freeman and Church. I attempt from Love's sickness to fly, sung by Mrs Cross. IV, They tell us that you mighty powers above, sung by Mrs Cross. In addition, other parts of the opera appeared elsewhere: Act V, a Masque, set by Daniel Purcell, O Bless the Genial Bed with chast delights, in Deliciae Musicae, First Book of the Second Volume, 1696. [The others, since they do not name the performers, are omitted here.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Indian Queen

Performance Comment: BM Add. Mss. 31,449, contains a cast (possibly a proposed cast): The Ynca of Peru-Mills; Montezuma-Powell; Acacis-Harland; Garrucca-Disney; God of Dreams-Bowen; Ismeron-Leveridge; Zempoalla-Mrs Knight?; Orazia-Mrs Rogers; Prologue-Indian Boy and Girl; Epilogue-.
Cast
Role: The Ynca of Peru Actor: Mills
Role: Montezuma Actor: Powell
Role: Acacis Actor: Harland
Role: Garrucca Actor: Disney
Role: God of Dreams Actor: Bowen
Role: Ismeron Actor: Leveridge
Role: Zempoalla Actor: Mrs Knight?
Role: Orazia Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Prologue Actor: Indian Boy and Girl
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Barry. Not Acted there these 13 Years

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Aurengzebe; Or, The Great Mogul

Performance Comment: Emperor-Betterton; Aurengzebe-Powell; Morat-Booth; Nourmahal-Mrs Barry; Indamora-Mrs Rogers; Melesinda-Mrs Porter.
Cast
Role: Emperor Actor: Betterton
Role: Aurengzebe Actor: Powell
Role: Morat Actor: Booth
Role: Nourmahal Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Indamora Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Melesinda Actor: Mrs Porter.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the Prologue to Bonduca refers to She Ventures and He Wins. As Bonduca was advertised in the London Gazette, No. 3126, 24-28 Oct. 1695, the play was certainly not acted later than early October 1695, probably not later than September 1695. The Edition of 1696 includes on the titlepage: With A New Entertainment of Musick, Vocal and Instrumental. [The music was composed by Henry Purcell. See Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XVI, vii-xiii.] Those songs for which a performer is named are as follows: O lead me to some peaceful gloom, sung by Miss Cross, and Sing ye Druids, all your voices raise, sung by Mrs Ayliff, both in Songs in the Tragedy of Bonduca, ca. 1696. To arms, sung by Freeman and Edwards, is in Thesaurus Musicus, The Fifth Book, 1696

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Bonduca; Or, The British Worthy

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue-Mr Powel; Suetonius-Verbruggen; Petilius-Harland; Junius-Hill; Decius-Eldred; Macer-Mic. Lee; Caratach-Powel Jr; Venutius-Horden; Hengo-Miss Allison; Nennius-Mills; Macquaire-Simpson; Bonduca-Mrs Knight; Claudia-Mrs Rogers; Bonvica-Miss Cross; Epilogue-Miss Dennychock (But Six Years Old).
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Powel
Role: Suetonius Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Petilius Actor: Harland
Role: Junius Actor: Hill
Role: Decius Actor: Eldred
Role: Macer Actor: Mic. Lee
Role: Caratach Actor: Powel Jr
Role: Venutius Actor: Horden
Role: Hengo Actor: Miss Allison
Role: Nennius Actor: Mills
Role: Macquaire Actor: Simpson
Role: Bonduca Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Claudia Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Bonvica Actor: Miss Cross
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Dennychock
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Porter. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Richard Iii

Performance Comment: Richard III-Cibber; King Henry-Wilks; Queen-Mrs Porter; Lady Anne-Mrs Rogers [in Daily Courant, 20 March, not later].in Daily Courant, 20 March, not later].
Cast
Role: Richard III Actor: Cibber
Role: King Henry Actor: Wilks
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Rogers