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Event Comment: The Duke's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but a licensing date of 18 Feb. 1677@8 suggests a premiere not later than January 1677@8. It is possible, however, that this play followed Sir Patient Fancy (17 Jan. 1677@8), as the licensing date of Timon follows that for Sir Patient Fancy. Part of the music for Timon was composed by Louis Grabu and was published, without the singers' names, in Choice Ayres and Songs, 1679. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 37): Timon of Athens, alter'd by Mr Shadwell; 'twas very well Acted, and the Musick in't well Perform'd; it wonderfully pleas'd the Court and City; being an Excellent Moral


Mainpiece Title: The History Of Timon Of Athens, The Man-hater

Performance Comment: Edition of 1678: Prologue to Timon-; Timon of Athens-Betterton; Alcibiades-Smith; Apemantus-Harris; Nicias-Sandford; Phaeax-Underhill; Aelius-Leigh; Cleon-Norris; Isander-Percival; Isidore-Gillo; Demetrius-Medburne; Dephilus-Bowman; Old Man-Richards; Poet-Jevon; Evandra-Mrs Betterton; Melissa-Mrs Shadwell; Chloe-Mrs Gibbs; Thais-Mrs Seymour; Phinias-Mrs Le-Grand; Epilogue-.
Role: Prologue to Timon Actor:
Role: Timon of Athens Actor: Betterton
Role: Alcibiades Actor: Smith
Role: Apemantus Actor: Harris
Role: Nicias Actor: Sandford
Role: Phaeax Actor: Underhill
Role: Aelius Actor: Leigh
Role: Cleon Actor: Norris
Role: Isander Actor: Percival
Role: Isidore Actor: Gillo
Role: Demetrius Actor: Medburne
Role: Dephilus Actor: Bowman
Role: Old Man Actor: Richards
Role: Poet Actor: Jevon
Role: Evandra Actor: Mrs Betterton
Role: Melissa Actor: Mrs Shadwell
Role: Chloe Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Thais Actor: Mrs Seymour
Role: Phinias Actor: Mrs Le-Grand
Role: Mrs Le Actor: Grand
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
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Related Work: The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater Author(s): Thomas Shadwell
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@142, p. 81: At the Virtuoso. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 348. Nell Gwyn also attended this performance; see VanLennep, Nell Gwyn's Playgoing, p. 407. The Diary of Robert Hooke, 25 May 1676: Mr Abraham Hill gave J. Hoskins, Aubery and I an account of Vertuoso play. A song, How retched is the slave to love, the music by Francis Forcer, is in Choice Ayres and Songs, The Second Book, 1679. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 37): The Libertine and Virtuoso: Both Wrote by Mr Shadwell; they were both very well Acted, and got the company great Reputation


Mainpiece Title: The Virtuoso

Performance Comment: Edition of 1676: Prologue-; Epilogue-; A copy in the William Andrews Clark Jr Memorial Library, Los Angeles, has the following manuscript cast, which may well be the original cast. (The trimming of the page has sometimes cut off the first letter or two of a name, and these have been supplied.) Sir NicholasGimcrack-Percivall; Sir Formal Trifle-Anthony Leigh; Sir Samuel Hearty-Underhill; Longvill-Betterton; Bruce-Smythe; Hazard-Jevon; Lady Gimcrack-Mrs Shadwell; Clarinda-Mrs Currer; Miranda-Mrs Betterton; unassigned-Mrs Price.
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Sir NicholasGimcrack Actor: Percivall
Role: Sir Formal Trifle Actor: Anthony Leigh
Role: Sir Samuel Hearty Actor: Underhill
Role: Longvill Actor: Betterton
Role: Bruce Actor: Smythe
Role: Hazard Actor: Jevon
Role: Lady Gimcrack Actor: Mrs Shadwell
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Currer
Role: Miranda Actor: Mrs Betterton
Role: unassigned Actor: Mrs Price.
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Related Work: Virtuoso Author(s): Thomas Shadwell


Mainpiece Title: The Sullen Lovers; Or, The Impertinents

Performance Comment: Edition of 1668: Prologue-; Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 29): Sir Positive At@All-Harris; Poet Ninny-Nokes; Woodcock-Angel; Standford-Smith; Emilia-Mrs Shadwell.
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Sir Positive At@All Actor: Harris
Role: Poet Ninny Actor: Nokes
Role: Woodcock Actor: Angel
Role: Standford Actor: Smith
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Shadwell.
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Related Work: The Sullen Lovers; or, The Impertinents Author(s): Thomas Shadwell
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Downes (p. 29): It took well, but Inferior to Love in a Tub. Pepys, Diary: I to the Duke of York's playhouse; where a new play of Etherige's called She Would if she Could; and though I was there by two o'clock, there was 1000 people put back that could not have room in the pit: and I at last, because my wife was there, made shift to get into the 18d. box, and there saw; but, Lord! how full was the house, and how silly the play, there being nothing in the world good in it, and few people pleased in it. The King was there; but I sat mightily behind, and could see but little, and hear not all. The play being was the Duke of Buckingham to-day openly sat in the pit; and there I found him with my Lord Buckhurst, and Sidly, and Etherige, the poet; the last of whom I did hear mightily find fault with the actors, that they were out of humour, and had not their parts perfect, and that Harris did do nothing, nor could so much as sing a ketch in it; and so was mightily concerned: while all the rest did, through the whole pit, blame the play as a silly, dull thing, though there was something very roguish and witty; but the design of the play, and end, mighty insipid. Thomas Shadwell, Preface to The Humorists (1671): The last (viz.) imperfect Action, had like to have destroy'd She Would if she could, which I think (and I have the Authority of some of the best Judges in England for't) is the best Comedy that has been written since the Restauration of the Stage: And even that, for the imperfect representation of it at first, received such prejudice, that, had it not ben for the favour of the Court, in all probability it had never got up again; and it suffers for it, in a great measure, to this very day


Mainpiece Title: She Would If She Could

Performance Comment: Edition of 1668: No actors' names, no prologue, no epilogue. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 28): Courtall-Smith; Freeman-Young; Sir Joslin-Harris; Sir Oliver-Nokes; Ariana-Mrs Jenning; Getty-Mrs Davies; Lady Cockwood-Mrs Shadwell.
Role: Courtall Actor: Smith
Role: Freeman Actor: Young
Role: Sir Joslin Actor: Harris
Role: Sir Oliver Actor: Nokes
Role: Ariana Actor: Mrs Jenning
Role: Getty Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Lady Cockwood Actor: Mrs Shadwell.


Mainpiece Title: The Women's Conquest

Performance Comment: Edition of 1671: The First Prologue. Enter-Angel, Underhill, . Enter Noakes; The Second Prologue-personated like Ben Johnson rising from below.; The Third Prologue-; Tysamnes-Harris; Bassanes-Young; Foscaris-William? Smith; Andrages-Crosby; Toxaris-Standford; Alvanes-Cademan; Araxis-Norris; Draxanes-Adams; Eumenes-Westwood; Parisatis-Mrs Betterton; Mandana-Mrs Long; Statyra-Mrs Johnson; Clarina-Mrs Shadwell; Melvissa-Mrs Dixon; Doranthe-Mrs Lee; Cydanene-Mrs Lilborne; Renone-Mrs Wright; Epilogue-the Queen of Amazons.
Role: Enter Actor: Angel, Underhill, . Enter Noakes
Role: The Second Prologue Actor: personated like Ben Johnson rising from below.
Role: The Third Prologue Actor:
Role: Tysamnes Actor: Harris
Role: Bassanes Actor: Young
Role: Foscaris Actor: William? Smith
Role: Andrages Actor: Crosby
Role: Toxaris Actor: Standford
Role: Alvanes Actor: Cademan
Role: Araxis Actor: Norris
Role: Draxanes Actor: Adams
Role: Eumenes Actor: Westwood
Role: Parisatis Actor: Mrs Betterton
Role: Mandana Actor: Mrs Long
Role: Statyra Actor: Mrs Johnson
Role: Clarina Actor: Mrs Shadwell
Role: Melvissa Actor: Mrs Dixon
Role: Doranthe Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Cydanene Actor: Mrs Lilborne
Role: Renone Actor: Mrs Wright
Role: Epilogue Actor: the Queen of Amazons.


Mainpiece Title: The Loving Enemies

Performance Comment: Edition of 1680: Prologue-; Lorenzo-Betterton; Marcello-Smith; Antonio-Jo. Williams; Paulo-Leigh; Circumstantio-Underhill; Albricio-Richards; Julia-Mrs Mary Lee; Camilla-Mrs Barry; Lucinda-Mrs Shadwell; Paulina-Mrs Leigh; Nuarcha-Mrs Norris; Epilogue-Mrs Barry.
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Betterton
Role: Marcello Actor: Smith
Role: Antonio Actor: Jo. Williams
Role: Paulo Actor: Leigh
Role: Circumstantio Actor: Underhill
Role: Albricio Actor: Richards
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Mary Lee
Role: Camilla Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Shadwell
Role: Paulina Actor: Mrs Leigh
Role: Nuarcha Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Barry.


Mainpiece Title: The History Of Charles The Eighth Of France; Or, The Invasion Of Naples Of The French

Performance Comment: Edition of 1672: The Prologue-; Alphonso-Metbourn; Ferdinand-Harris; Prince of Salerne-Smith; Ascanio-Young; Trivultio-Sandford; Gonsalvo-Burford; Ghost-Cademan; Charles the Eighth-Batterton; Lewis-Crosby; Mompensier-Norris; Isabella-Mrs Batterton; Cornelia-Mrs Slaughter; Irene-Mrs Shadwell; Julia-Mrs Dixon; Epilogue-.
Role: The Prologue Actor:
Role: Alphonso Actor: Metbourn
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Harris
Role: Prince of Salerne Actor: Smith
Role: Ascanio Actor: Young
Role: Trivultio Actor: Sandford
Role: Gonsalvo Actor: Burford
Role: Ghost Actor: Cademan
Role: Charles the Eighth Actor: Batterton
Role: Lewis Actor: Crosby
Role: Mompensier Actor: Norris
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Batterton
Role: Cornelia Actor: Mrs Slaughter
Role: Irene Actor: Mrs Shadwell
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Dixon
Role: Epilogue Actor: .


Mainpiece Title: The Duchess Of Malfi

Performance Comment: The edition of 1678 contains a cast which corresponds to the Duke's Company at this time: Ferdinand-Harris; Cardinal-Young; Antonio-Smith; Delio-Midburn [Medbourne]; Bosola-Betterton; Castruchio-Richards; Sylvio-Cademan; Pescara-Norris; Malateste-Price; Roderigo-Cogun; Grisolan-Percival; Dutchess of Malfey-Mrs Betterton; Cariola-Mrs Norris; Old Lady-Mrs Osborn; Julia-Mrs Shadwell.
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Harris
Role: Cardinal Actor: Young
Role: Antonio Actor: Smith
Role: Delio Actor: Midburn
Role: Bosola Actor: Betterton
Role: Castruchio Actor: Richards
Role: Sylvio Actor: Cademan
Role: Pescara Actor: Norris
Role: Malateste Actor: Price
Role: Roderigo Actor: Cogun
Role: Grisolan Actor: Percival
Role: Dutchess of Malfey Actor: Mrs Betterton
Role: Cariola Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Old Lady Actor: Mrs Osborn
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Shadwell.


Mainpiece Title: The Mourning Ramble; Or, The Town-humours

Performance Comment: Edition of 1673: Prologue-; Townlove-Betterton; Merry-Harris; Ruffle-Smith; Muchland-Medbourn; Rash-Crosby; Fullam-Underhill; Breef-Norris; Honour Muchland-Mrs Johnson; Betty Rash-Mrs Long; Rose-Mrs Shadwell; Lady Turnup-Mrs Osborn; Epilogue-.
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Townlove Actor: Betterton
Role: Merry Actor: Harris
Role: Ruffle Actor: Smith
Role: Muchland Actor: Medbourn
Role: Rash Actor: Crosby
Role: Fullam Actor: Underhill
Role: Breef Actor: Norris
Role: Honour Muchland Actor: Mrs Johnson
Role: Betty Rash Actor: Mrs Long
Role: Rose Actor: Mrs Shadwell
Role: Lady Turnup Actor: Mrs Osborn
Role: Epilogue Actor: .


Mainpiece Title: Don Carlos, Prince Of Spain

Performance Comment: Edition of 1676: The Prologue-; Phillip the Second-Batterton; Don Carlos-Smith; Don John-Harris; Marquis of Posa-Crosby; Rui Gomez-Medbourn; Queen of Spain-Mrs Mary Lee; Duchess of Eboli-Mrs Shadwell; Henrietta-Mrs Gibbs; Garcia-Mrs Gillow; Officer of the Guards-Norris; The Epilogue-a Girle [Anne Bracegirdle?].Anne Bracegirdle?].
Role: The Prologue Actor:
Role: Phillip the Second Actor: Batterton
Role: Don Carlos Actor: Smith
Role: Don John Actor: Harris
Role: Marquis of Posa Actor: Crosby
Role: Rui Gomez Actor: Medbourn
Role: Queen of Spain Actor: Mrs Mary Lee
Role: Duchess of Eboli Actor: Mrs Shadwell
Role: Henrietta Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Garcia Actor: Mrs Gillow
Role: Officer of the Guards Actor: Norris
Role: The Epilogue Actor: a Girle


Mainpiece Title: The History Of King Lear

Performance Comment: Edition of 1681: Prologue-; King Lear-Betterton; Gloster-Gillo; Kent-Wiltshire; Edgar-Smith; Bastard-Jo. Williams; Cornwall-Norris; Albany-Bowman; Gentleman Usher-Jevon; Gonerill-Mrs Shadwell; Regan-Lady Slingsby; Cordelia-Mrs Barry; Epilogue-Mrs Barry.
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: King Lear Actor: Betterton
Role: Gloster Actor: Gillo
Role: Kent Actor: Wiltshire
Role: Edgar Actor: Smith
Role: Bastard Actor: Jo. Williams
Role: Cornwall Actor: Norris
Role: Albany Actor: Bowman
Role: Gentleman Usher Actor: Jevon
Role: Gonerill Actor: Mrs Shadwell
Role: Regan Actor: Lady Slingsby
Role: Cordelia Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Barry.
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: : Plainly Actor: Powel
Role: Nab Actor: Cubitt
Role: Formal Actor: Thompson
Role: Pave Actor: Lewis
Role: Smalltrade Actor: Quick
Role: Warford Actor: Pope
Role: Sir ThomasRoundhead Actor: Munden
Role: Sir Charles Dazzle Actor: Farren
Role: Hippy Actor: Blanchard
Role: Latitat Actor: Fawcett
Role: Rosa Actor: Mrs Esten
Role: Miss Dazzle Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Betty Actor: Miss Stuart
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 Merry Wives of Broad Street Author(s): Charles Shadwell
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

Role: : Earl of Douglas Actor: Holman
Role: Pol Actor: Pope
Role: Duke of Orleans Actor: Farren
Role: Dubois Actor: Harley
Role: Captal de Buche Actor: Middleton
Role: Clermont Actor: Macready
Role: Laroche Actor: Claremont
Role: Duchess of Orleans Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Matilda Actor: Mrs Pope. Thompson is unassigned.
Role: . Oakland Actor: Inclcdon
Role: Oakland Actor: Munden
Role: Jeffery Actor: Blanchard
Role: Gunnel Actor: Fawcett
Role: Rapine Actor: Cubitt
Role: Mr Sterling Actor: Powel
Role: Charles Actor: Claremont
Role: McScrape Actor: JohnstoneEllen Woodbine-Mrs Mountain
Role: JohnstoneEllen Woodbine Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Lucy Oakland Actor: Miss Hopkins
Role: Catherine Actor: Mrs Martyr.


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: : William Actor: Quick
Role: Colin Actor: Incledon
Role: Hodge Actor: Munden
Role: Moody Actor: Cubitt
Role: Parchment Actor: Richardson
Role: Dick Actor: Recs
Role: Mercury Actor: CampbellSusan-Miss Poole
Role: CampbellSusan Actor: Miss Poole
Role: Alice Actor: Miss Stuart
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.
Role: Harlequin the Author, Actor: Mrs Aubert
Role: Doctor Actor: C. Bullock.
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Related Work: Harlequin Hydaspes: or, The Greshamite Author(s): Mrs. Aubert
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: Sir Solomon Actor: Johnson
Role: Clerimont Actor: Booth
Role: Atall Actor: Cibber
Role: Careless Actor: Wilks Jr
Role: Old Wilful Actor: Miller
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: The United Company. The date of the first performance is not certain, but the play was acted soon after Shadwell's death in November 1692. Gentleman's Journal, November 1692: We have lately lost Thomas Shadwell Esquire....The Comedy which, as I told you, he design'd for the Stage, was acted since his decease: 'Tis call'd the Volunteers; and though that Orphan wanted its Parent to support it, yet it came off with reasonable success. [When this play was revived at Drury Lane 27 July 1711, the bill bore the heading: Not acted these Twenty Years.


Mainpiece Title: The Volunteers; Or, The Stock-jobbers

Performance Comment: Edition of 1693: A Prologue [by Mr Shadwell and designed to be Spoken, but was lost when the Play was Acted-; The Prologue [by Mr Durfey-Mrs Bracegirdle; The Epilogue-one in deep Mourning; Major General Blunt-Lee; Coll. Hackwell Sr-Dogget; Coll. Hackwell Jr-Powell; Welford-Hodgson; Sir NicholasDainty-Bowman; Sir Timothy Kastril-Bowen; Nickum-Alexander [Verbruggen]; Ding@boy-Freeman; Teresia-Mrs Knight; Eugenia-Mrs Mountford; Winifred-Mrs Rogers; Clara-Mrs Bracegirdle; Mrs Hackwell-Mrs Lee; Stitchum-Penkethman.
Role: was lost when the Play was Acted Actor:
Role: Mr Durfey Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: The Epilogue Actor: one in deep Mourning
Role: Major General Blunt Actor: Lee
Role: Hackwell Sr Actor: Dogget
Role: Hackwell Jr Actor: Powell
Role: Welford Actor: Hodgson
Role: Sir NicholasDainty Actor: Bowman
Role: Sir Timothy Kastril Actor: Bowen
Role: Nickum Actor: Alexander
Role: Ding@boy Actor: Freeman
Role: Teresia Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Eugenia Actor: Mrs Mountford
Role: Winifred Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Mrs Hackwell Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Stitchum Actor: Penkethman.
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Related Work: The Volunteers; or, The Stock-Jobbers Author(s): Thomas Shadwell
Event Comment: [The Duke's Company. This performance is on the L. C. lists at Harvard. See VanLennep, "Plays on the English Stage", pp. 16-17. This performance may have been the premiere. Shadwell, in his Preface, implies that it was acted six days. As Saturday was a day frequently chosen for a first showing and as the play was certainly given again on 14 Dec. 1670, the sequence of performaces which follow in this Calendar is based on the assumption that Saturday 10 Dec. 1670 was the first day, Wednesday 14 Dec. 1670 the fourth day of acting. The Preface: This Play...came upon the Stage with all the disadvantages imaginable: First, I was forced, after I had finish'd it, to blot out the main design of it; finding, that, contrary to my intention, it had given offence. The second disadvantage was, that notwithstanding I had (to the great prejudice of the Play) given satisfaction to all the exceptions made against it, it met with the clamorous opposition of a numerous party, bandied against it, and resolved, as much as they could, to damn it, right or wrong, before they had heard or seen a word on't. The last, and not the least, was, that the Actors (though since they have done me some right) at first were extreamly imperfect in the Action of it.... This of mine, after all these blows, had fall'n beyond Redemption, had it not been revived, after the second day, by her [Mrs Johnson's (?)] kindness (which I can never enough acknowledge) who, for four days together, beautified it with the most excellent Dancings that ever has been seen upon the Stage. This drew my enemies, as well as friends, till it was something better acted, understood, and liked, than at first


Mainpiece Title: The Humorists

Performance Comment: Prologue-; Epilogue-. [Edition of 1671: Prologue Written by a Gentleman of Quality. No actors' names. Epilogue. [The dancer referred to in Shadwell's Preface may well have been Mrs Johnson.]Edition of 1671: Prologue Written by a Gentleman of Quality. No actors' names. Epilogue. [The dancer referred to in Shadwell's Preface may well have been Mrs Johnson.]
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
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Related Work: The Humorists Author(s): Thomas Shadwell
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Brett and Mrs Campbell. Written by Mr Shadwell, late Poet Laureat. Daily Journal, 25 May: Yesterday Morning died Mrs Bicknell (an eminent Actress in the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane) of a Consumption. Her Parts will be very well supply'd by her Sister Mrs Younger, a Person of a very promising Genius


Mainpiece Title: The Squire Of Alsatia

Performance Comment: As17230124, but Teresia-Mrs Campbell; Isabella-Mrs Horton; Lucia-Mrs Brett.
Role: Teresia Actor: Mrs Campbell
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Lucia Actor: Mrs Brett.
Role: Sir William Actor: Penkethman
Role: Belfond Sr Actor: Miller
Role: Belfond Jr Actor: Wilks
Role: Truman Actor: Watson
Role: Sir Edward Actor: Thurmond
Role: Scrapeall Actor: Norris
Role: Mrs Termagent Actor: Mrs Thurmond.
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Related Work: The Squire of Alsatia Author(s): Thomas Shadwell

Dance: Shaw, Mrs Booth, Mrs Younger

Event Comment: Prices 5s., 3s., 2s. Never acted before, a new Comedy. [By Thomas Odell. From Shadwell's The Woman Captain (preface to 1st ed.).


Mainpiece Title: The Prodigal; Or, Recruits For The Queen Of Hungary

Performance Comment: Sir NicholasSpottey-Cibber; Sir Anthony Wildwit-Mills; Sir Toby Riot-Morgan [General Advertiser], Bernard [1st ed.]; Scrape-Paget; Freeman-Mozeen; Gayly-Naylor; Bounce-Paddick; Bluster-Hotham [Holtham in General Advertiser]; Timothy-Hacket; Steward-Furnival; Mrs Scrape-Mrs Mills; Harriot-Mrs Chetwood; Serjeant-Mrs Hill; Isabella-Mrs George; Fool-Miss Charke [1st ed.], Mrs Clark [General Advertiser]; Charlotte-Mrs Freeman [not in General Advertiser]; [Cast from first edition, but listed on order of actors given in General Advertiser] Prologue-Cibber; Epilogue-Miss Jenny Cibber.
Role: Sir NicholasSpottey Actor: Cibber
Role: Sir Anthony Wildwit Actor: Mills
Role: Sir Toby Riot Actor: Morgan
Role: Scrape Actor: Paget
Role: Freeman Actor: Mozeen
Role: Gayly Actor: Naylor
Role: Bounce Actor: Paddick
Role: Bluster Actor: Hotham
Role: Timothy Actor: Hacket
Role: Steward Actor: Furnival
Role: Mrs Scrape Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Harriot Actor: Mrs Chetwood
Role: Serjeant Actor: Mrs Hill
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs George
Role: Fool Actor: Miss Charke
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Freeman
Role: Prologue Actor: Cibber
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Jenny Cibber.
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Related Work: The Prodigal; or, Recruits for the Queen of Hungary Author(s): Thomas Shadwell
Related Work: The Woman Captain; or, A Usurer Turned Soldier Author(s): Thomas Shadwell
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Powell and Cross. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. Written by the late Ingenious Mr Shadwell


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.
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.
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Related Work: The Squire of Alsatia Author(s): Thomas Shadwell

Dance: Mrs Bicknell

Event Comment: Written by the ingenious Mr Shadwell, late Poet Laureat. Carefully revis'd. With all the original Decorations of Scenes, Witches, Songs, and Dances proper to the Drama


Mainpiece Title: The Lancashire Witches

Performance Comment: Parts-Mills, Booth, Johnson, Bullock, Norris, Pack, Bullock Jr, Elrington, Mrs Powell, Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Cox; Witches-Burkhead, Ryan, Mrs Mills, Mrs Willis.
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Related Work: The Lancashire Witches, and Tegue o Divelly the Irish Priest Author(s): Thomas Shadwell
Event Comment: [By Charles Shadwell.] Never Acted before


Mainpiece Title: The Humours Of The Army

Performance Comment: Edition of 1713 lists: Brigadier Bloodmore-Keene; Colonel Hyland-Bullock Sr; Major Cadwalader-Dogget; Major Outside-Cibber; Captain Mattematicks-Bowen; Major Young Fox-Wilks; Captain Wildish-Booth; Captain Hearty-Mills; Wilmot-Powel; Bisket-Pinkethman; Blunder-Leigh; Ensign Rag-Bickerstaff; Ensign Standard-Ryans; Judge Advocate-Bowman; Clerk-Wright; Provost-Cross; Sergeant Fileoff-Pack; 1st Soldier-Spiller; 2d Soldier-Johnson; Mrs Bloodmore-Mrs Knight; Victoria-Mrs Oldfield; Leonora-Mrs Porter; Belvedera-Mrs Mountford; Clara-Miss Younger; 1st Trull-Norris; 2d Trull-Bullock Jr; Prologue-Booth; Epilogue-Mrs Mountfort.
Role: Brigadier Bloodmore Actor: Keene
Role: Colonel Hyland Actor: Bullock Sr
Role: Major Cadwalader Actor: Dogget
Role: Major Outside Actor: Cibber
Role: Captain Mattematicks Actor: Bowen
Role: Major Young Fox Actor: Wilks
Role: Captain Wildish Actor: Booth
Role: Captain Hearty Actor: Mills
Role: Wilmot Actor: Powel
Role: Bisket Actor: Pinkethman
Role: Blunder Actor: Leigh
Role: Ensign Rag Actor: Bickerstaff
Role: Ensign Standard Actor: Ryans
Role: Judge Advocate Actor: Bowman
Role: Clerk Actor: Wright
Role: Provost Actor: Cross
Role: Sergeant Fileoff Actor: Pack
Role: 1st Soldier Actor: Spiller
Role: 2d Soldier Actor: Johnson
Role: Mrs Bloodmore Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Victoria Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Belvedera Actor: Mrs Mountford
Role: Clara Actor: Miss Younger
Role: 1st Trull Actor: Norris
Role: 2d Trull Actor: Bullock Jr
Role: Prologue Actor: Booth
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Mountfort.
Related Works
Related Work: The Humours of the Army Author(s): Charles Shadwell
Event Comment: By Command of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales . Mainpiece: Not Acted [there] these Nine Years. Written by Shadwell. [Prince and Princess present.


Mainpiece Title: The Squire Of Alsatia

Performance Comment: Sir William-Miller; Sir Edward-Quin; Belfond Jr-Milward; Trueman-Este; Cheatly-Mecklin; Shamwell-Stoppelaer; Scrapeall-Griffin; Termagant-Winstone; Attorney-Berry; Lucy-Miss Brett; Margaret-Mrs Villeneuve; Ruth-Mrs Cross; Mrs Hackum-Oates; Lolpoop-Harper; Hackum-Shepard; Isabella-Mrs Clive; Teresia-Miss Holliday; Mrs Termagant-Mrs Thurmond; Squire-Cibber.
Role: Sir William Actor: Miller
Role: Sir Edward Actor: Quin
Role: Belfond Jr Actor: Milward
Role: Trueman Actor: Este
Role: Cheatly Actor: Mecklin
Role: Shamwell Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Scrapeall Actor: Griffin
Role: Termagant Actor: Winstone
Role: Attorney Actor: Berry
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Brett
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Villeneuve
Role: Ruth Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Mrs Hackum Actor: Oates
Role: Lolpoop Actor: Harper
Role: Hackum Actor: Shepard
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Teresia Actor: Miss Holliday
Role: Mrs Termagant Actor: Mrs Thurmond
Role: Squire Actor: Cibber.
Related Works
Related Work: The Squire of Alsatia Author(s): Thomas Shadwell

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Performance Comment: Sir John-Stoppelaer; Jobson-Harper; Lady Loverule-Mrs Pritchard; Nell-Mrs Clive.
Role: Sir John Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Jobson Actor: Harper
Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Clive.

Dance: II: Double Jealousy, as17360907; V: Peasants-Poitier, Mlle Roland

Event Comment: Written by Mr Shadwell, late Poet Laureat


Mainpiece Title: The Squire Of Alsatia

Performance Comment: Squire-Bullock; Sir William-Penkethman; Sir Edward-Keene; Young Belfond-Wilks; Trueman-Mills; Scrapeall-Norris; Lolpoop-Cross; Isabella-Mrs Porter; Teresa-Mrs Mountfort; Mrs Termagent-Mrs Knight.
Role: Squire Actor: Bullock
Role: Sir William Actor: Penkethman
Role: Sir Edward Actor: Keene
Role: Young Belfond Actor: Wilks
Role: Trueman Actor: Mills
Role: Scrapeall Actor: Norris
Role: Lolpoop Actor: Cross
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Teresa Actor: Mrs Mountfort
Role: Mrs Termagent Actor: Mrs Knight.
Related Works
Related Work: The Squire of Alsatia Author(s): Thomas Shadwell
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Written by the late Mr Shadwell. Receipts: #19 14s


Mainpiece Title: The Squire Of Alsatia

Performance Comment: Sir William-Spiller; Sir Edward-Keene; Belfond-Bullock Sr; Belfond Jr-Leigh; Teresia-Mrs Spiller; Mrs Termagent-Mrs Knight; Isabella-Mrs Rogers Jr.
Role: Sir William Actor: Spiller
Role: Sir Edward Actor: Keene
Role: Belfond Actor: Bullock Sr
Role: Belfond Jr Actor: Leigh
Role: Teresia Actor: Mrs Spiller
Role: Mrs Termagent Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Rogers Jr.
Related Works
Related Work: The Squire of Alsatia Author(s): Thomas Shadwell

Afterpiece Title: The Cheats

Dance: Shaw, Thurmond Jr, Miss Smith