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Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, for the play was apparently not printed until 1704. Nevertheless, some details indicate a performance early in the early in the season of 1696-97. In the first place, the presence of Verbruggen in the cast indicates that it must have been acted before 1 Jan. 1696@7, when Verbruggen was permitted to act at Lincoln's Inn Fields. The play also parodies the works of Mrs Manley, whose The Royal Mischief had been staged (probably) in April 1696, and it is likely that the company would emphasize the pertinence of the parody by presenting it soon after the appearance of the original. Although The Female Wits may not have been acted until later in the autumn, it seems likely that it was acted first in the late summer or early autumn. Preface, Edition of 1704: [The] Success of this Play has been such...having been Acted six Days running without intermission....Among the rest, Mr Powel and his Wife excell'd in the Characters they represented, as did Mrs Verbruggen, who play'd the Chief Character....The Lady whose Play is rehears'd, personated one Mrs M-ly [Manley]


Mainpiece Title: The Female Wits; Or, The Triumvirate Of Poets At Rehearsal

Performance Comment: [The author is not known, but the title page states that it was written by W. M.] Edition of 1704: Prologue-; Epilogue-; Mr Aw'dwell-Mills; Praiseall-Cibber; Fastin-Powell; Amorous-Pinkethman; Lord Whiffle-Thomas; Lord Whimsical-Verbruggen; Marsillia-Mrs Verbruggen; Patience-Mrs Essex; Mrs Wellfed-Mrs Powell; Calista-Mrs Temple; Isabella-Mrs Cross; Lady Loveall-Mrs Knight; Betty Useful-Mrs Kent; Players-Johnson, Pinkethman, Mrs Lucas, Miss Cross; Singers-Mrs Cross, Pate; Dancers-Mrs Cross, Mrs Lucas.
Role: Lord Whimsical Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Marsillia Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Patience Actor: Mrs Essex
Role: Mrs Wellfed Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Calista Actor: Mrs Temple
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lady Loveall Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Betty Useful Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Players Actor: Johnson, Pinkethman, Mrs Lucas, Miss Cross
Role: Singers Actor: Mrs Cross, Pate
Role: Dancers Actor: Mrs Cross, Mrs Lucas.
Event Comment: The United Company. The date of the first production is not known, but Part II seems to have followed rather closely upon Part I. The Gentleman's Journal, June 1694 (which apparently appeared in mid-June) states: The first Part of Mr Durfey's Don Quixote was so well received, that we have had a second Part of that Comical History acted lately, which doubtless must be thought as entertaining as the first; since in this hot season it could bring such a numerous audience (p. 170). The Songs were advertised in the London Gazette, 5 July 1694, and Part II advertised in the same periodical 19-23 July 1694. The songs as listed in the separately printed Songs are as follows: Genius of England, the music by Henry Purcell, sung by Freeman and Mrs Cibber. I burn, I burn, the music by John Eccles, sung by Mrs Bracegirdle. Since times are so bad, the music by Henry Purcell, sung by Reading and Mrs Ayliff. Damon, let a friend, the music by Pack, sung by Mrs Hudson. Ye nymphs and sylvan gods, the music by John Eccles sung by Mrs Ayliff. If you will love me, composer and singer not named. In addition, Thesaurus Musicus, 1695, published Lads and lasses, blithe and gay, the music by Henry Purcell, sung by Mrs Hudson. Purcell also wrote the music for other songs for which the singer is not known. Preface, edition of 1694: The good success, which both the Parts of Don Quixote have had, either from their Natural Merit, or the Indulgence of my Friends, or both, ought sufficiently to satisfie me, that I have no reason to value tne little Malice of some weak Heads, that make it their business to be simply Criticizing....I think I have given some additional Diversion in the Continuance of the character of Marcella, which is wholly new in this Part, and my own Invention, the design finishing with more pleasure to the Audience by punishing that coy Creature by an extravagant Passion here, that was so inexorable and cruel in the first Part, and ending with a Song so incomparably well sung, and acted by Mrs Bracegirdle, that the most envious do allow, as well as the most ingenious affirm, that 'tis the best of that kind ever done before....I deserve some acknowledgment for drawing that Character of Mary the Buxom, which was intirely my own, making the Character humorous, and the extraordinary well acting of Mrs Verbruggen, it is by the best Judges allowed a Masterpiece of humour


Mainpiece Title: The Comical History Of Don Quixote, Part Ii

Performance Comment: Edition of 1694: Prologue-Mr Powel; Epilogue-Sancho, Mary the Buxome; Duke Richardo-Cibber; Cardenio-Bowman; Ambrosio-Verbruggen; Don Quixot-Boen; Manuel-Powel; Pedro Rezio-Freeman; Bernardo-Trefuse; Diego-Harris; Page to the Duke-Lee; Sancho Pancha-Underhil; Dutchess-Mrs Knight; Luscinda-Mrs Bowman; Dulcinea del Toboso-Lee; Marcella-Mrs Bracegirdle; Don Rodriguez-Mrs Kent; Teresa Pancha-Mrs Lee; Mary-Mrs Verbruggen.
Role: Ambrosio Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Dutchess Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Luscinda Actor: Mrs Bowman
Role: Marcella Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Don Rodriguez Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Teresa Pancha Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Mary Actor: Mrs Verbruggen.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the London Gazette, No. 3140, 12-16 Dec. 1695, to be published 17 Dec. 1695, suggests that its first appearance was not later than November 1695. According to the Edition of 1695, the music was set by the late Henry Purcell, Courteville, Samuel? Aykerod, and other composers. For Purcell's music, see Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XVI (1906), xxix-xxxi. The songs were sung by Miss Cross and Mrs Verbruggen. Preface, Edition of 1696: I must inform the Reader, that this Third Part before it came upon the Stage was acknowledg'd and believ'd by all that saw it, and were concern'd (as well those that heard it read, as those that were Actors, who certainly, every one must own, are in their Affairs skilful enough to know the value of things of this Nature) to be much the best of all the Three Parts;...tho prepar'd by my indefatigable Diligence, Care, Pains, nay, the variety which I thought could not possibly miss the expected Success, yet by some Accidents happening in the Presentment, was disliked and explored; The Songish part which I used to succeed so well in, by the indifferent performance the first day, and the hurrying it on so soon, being streightned in time through ill management--(tho extreamly well set to Musick, and I'm sure the just Critick will say not ill Writ) yet being imperfectly performed, was consequently not pleasing; and the Dances too, for want of some good Performers, also disliked; all which, tho impossible for me to avoid, and not reasonably to be attributed any way to a fault in me, yet the noisy Party endeavour'd to use me as ill as if it were, till the generous Opposition of my Friends gave me as much reason to thank them for their Justice, as to despise the others Malice.... As to the Poppet Shew in the Fourth Act, the Accident of its being plac'd so far from the Audience, which hindred them from hearing what either they or the Prolocutor said, was the main and only reason of its diverting no better. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702) p. 17: Sullen: The third Part of Don Quixote. Ramble: Oh the ever-running Streams of Helicon! by all that's Poetical, my Friend Durfey; good lack! I thought I shou'd meet with him before we got half way: Well, in the name of Impudence, what luck? Sullen: Damn'd, Damn'd to all intents and purposes. Ramble: His first and second Part did well


Mainpiece Title: The Comical History Of Don Quixote, The Third Part; With The Marriage Of Mary The Buxome

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue-[Enter Mr Horden, [After eight lines] Miss Cross [enters; Epilogue-Mary the Buxome; Don Quixote-Powell; Sancho-Newth; Basilius-Horden; Camacho-Bullock; Jaques-Pinkeman; Carrasco-Verbrugen; Gines de Passamonte-Lee; Puppets (design'd to be Acted by)-Children; Carter to the Lyon-Smeaton; Quitteria-Mrs Finch; Dulcinea del Toboso-Smeaton; Teresa-Mrs Powell; Mary the Buxome-Mrs Verbruggen; Altisidora-Mrs Cross.
Role: Quitteria Actor: Mrs Finch
Role: Teresa Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Mary the Buxome Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Altisidora Actor: Mrs Cross.
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


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.
Role: First Prologue Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Prologue on the Third Day Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Young Fashion Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Loveless Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Amanda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Berinthia Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Hoyden Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Powell.
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


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.
Role: Prologue By a Friend Actor: Mr Verbruggen
Role: Loveless Actor: Verbruggen
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


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.
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Pausanius Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Anchilthea Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Pandora Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Demetria Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Maukine Actor: Mrs Lucas.
Event Comment: The United Company. The date of the premiere is not certain, but the fact that a song in the play, composed by Henry Purcell and sung by Mrs Hudson, is in the Gentleman's Journal, January@February 1693@4 (advertised in the London Gazette, No 2955, 5-8 Marcn 1693@4) suggests that the play had its premiere in February. The play was advertised in the London Gazette, No 2959, 19-22 March 1693@4. The music for additional songs was composed by Henry Purcell: The danger is over, sung by Mrs Hudson, is in Joyful Cuckoldom, ca. 1695; I sighed and owned my love, sung by Mrs Ayliff, is in Thesaurus Musicus, Book III, 1695. See also Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XX (1916), i-iii. Two songs were composed by John Eccles: Still, I'm grieving, sung by Mrs Bracegirdle; and Give then royal maid your sorrows o're, sung by Mrs Cibber, are in Thesaurus Musicus, 1695. Gentleman's Journal, March 1694 (advertised in London Gazette, No 2964,5-9 April 1694): Mr Southern's new Play call'd The Fatal Marriage; or, The Innocent Adultery, has been so kindly receiv'd, that you are by this time no stranger to its merit. As the world has done it justice, and it is above my praise, I need not expatiate on that subject. [See also 22 March 1693@4.


Mainpiece Title: The Fatal Marriage; Or, The Innocent Adultery

Performance Comment: Edition of 1694: Prologue-Mrs Bracegirdle; Count Baldwin-Kynaston; Biron-Williams; Carlos-Powell; Villeroy-Betterton; Frederick-Verbruggen; Fernando-Doggett; Fabian-Mich. Lee; Jaqueline-Bowen; Sampson-Underhill; Bellford-Harris; Pedro-Freeman; Isabella-Mrs Barry; Julia-Mrs Knight; Villeria-Mrs Bracegirdle; Nurse-Mrs Lee; Epilogue-Mrs Verbruggen.
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Frederick Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Villeria Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Verbruggen.
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


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-.
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Sultan Ibrahim Actor: Verbruggen
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
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


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.
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
Event Comment: The United Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but according to the Gentleman's Journal, May 1694, it followed Have at All: the other call'd The married Beau, or the Curious Impertinent, by Mr Crown, already acted many times (p. 134). The manuscript of a song composed by John Eccles and sung by Doggett is in Bodleian, School of Music Collection, c. 95, f 102. One by Henry Purcell, See, where repenting Celia lyes, sung by Mrs Ayliff, is in Thesaurus Musicus, 1695. See also Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XX (1916), xvii-xviii


Mainpiece Title: The Married Beau; Or, The Curious Impertinent

Performance Comment: Edition of 1694. The Prologue-; see Epilogue; The Epilogue-Mr Dogget who Acts Thorneback. A copy of the 1694 quarto in the Folger Shakespeare Library has a manuscript cast which appears to be the original one; Loveley-Powell; Polidor-Betterton; Thorneback-Dogget; Sir John-Bowen; Mrs Loveley-Mrs Barry; Cecilia-Mrs Bowman; Camilla-Mrs Bracegirdle; Lionell-Mrs Verbruggen; Prologue-Mr Powell?.
Role: Mrs Loveley Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Cecilia Actor: Mrs Bowman
Role: Camilla Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Lionell Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the Prologue suggests that it was given shortly before Bartholomew and Southwark Fairs (Drolls shortly will amuse ye at the Fair), even though the play was not advertised until mid-October (Post Boy, 15-17 Oct. 1696). One song, Alas! when charming Sylvia's gone, is in the Edition and was also published separately,with the indication that Daniel Purcell set it. In the Edition, a song, Fairest nymph that ever bless'd our Shore, is sung in Act II Betwixt Mr Leveridge a Spaniard, and Mrs Cross an English Lady. Tne composer is not named. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 18: and 'tis a most damnable Farce


Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Wives

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue-Mr Penkethman [in a Press-master's Habit; Epilogue-Mrs Verbruggen [who probably played the Governor's Wife].who probably played the Governor's Wife].
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Verbruggen


Mainpiece Title: The Rival Sisters; Or, The Violence Of Love

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue by Mr D'Urfey-Mr Horden; Epilogue by Mr D'Urfey-Mr Verbruggen who enters laughing; Vilarezo-Dizny; Sebastian-Verbruggen; Antonio-Powel Jr; Alonzo-Williams; Vilander-Horden; Gerardo-Johnson; Diego-Tho. Kent; Catalina-Mrs Knight; Berinthia-Mrs Rogers; Alphanta-Miss Cross; Ansilva-Mrs Verbruggen; Julia-Mrs Seagrove; Clara-Mrs Newman.
Role: Mr D'Urfey Actor: Mr Verbruggen who enters laughing
Role: Sebastian Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Catalina Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Berinthia Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Ansilva Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Seagrove
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Newman.


Mainpiece Title: Oroonoko

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue to Oroonoko [Sent by an Unknown Hand,-Mr Powell; Oroonoko-Verbruggen; Aboan-Powell; Lieutenant Governor-Williams; Blanford-Harland; Stanmore-Horden; Jack Stanmore-Mills; Captain Driver-Ben Johnson; Daniel-Mich. Lee; Hottman-Sympson; Imoinda-Mrs Rogers; Widow Lackit-Mrs Knight; Charlot Welldon-Mrs Verbruggen; Lucy Welldon-Mrs Lucas; Epilogue to Oroonoko [Written by Mr Congreve, edition of 1699]-Mrs Verbruggen.


Mainpiece Title: The Comical History Of Don Quixote, Part I

Performance Comment: Edition of 1694: Prologue-Mr Betterton; Epilogue-Sancho Riding upon his Ass; Don Quixote-Boen; Don Fernando-Powel; Cardenio-Bowman; Ambrosio-Verbruggen; Perez-Cibber; Nicholas-Harris; Sancho Panza-Doggett; Gines de Passamonde-Haines; Vincent-Bright; Marcella-Mrs Bracegirdle; Dorothea-Mrs Knight; Lucinda-Mrs Bowman; Teresa Pancha-Mrs Leigh; Mary the Buxom-Mrs Verbruggen.
Role: Ambrosio Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Marcella Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Dorothea Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Bowman
Role: Teresa Pancha Actor: Mrs Leigh
Role: Mary the Buxom Actor: Mrs Verbruggen.


Mainpiece Title: Agnes De Castro

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue by Mr Wycherley at the Author's Request, Design'd to be spoke-; Prologue-Mr Powell; Epilogue-Mrs Verbruggen in Men's Cloaths; King-Sympson; Prince-Powell; Alvaro-Verbruggen; Lorenzo-Cibber; Diego-Hill; Pedro-Mills; Princess-Mrs Temple; Agnes de Castro-Mrs Rogers; Elvira-Mrs Knight; Bianca-Mrs Kent.
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Verbruggen in Men's Cloaths
Role: Alvaro Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Princess Actor: Mrs Temple
Role: Agnes de Castro Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Elvira Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Bianca Actor: Mrs Kent.


Mainpiece Title: The World In The Moon

Performance Comment: Edition of 1697: Prologue-Girl; Frank Wildblood-Powel; Ned Stanmore-Mills; Palmerin Worthy-Williams; Sir Dottrel Fondlove-Johnson; Old Stanmore-Disney; Tom Dawkins-Pinkethman; Jacintha-Mrs Verbruggen; Widow Dawkins-Mrs Powel; Mrs Susan-Mrs Andrews; Prologue- Set to Musick by Mr Jeremy Clark. I:; Within this happy World above- set by Mr Jeremy Clark. II:; Joe Haynes meets 'em-; II: The Entertainment Composed by Mr Daniel Purcel Come all you Nymphs of Cynthia's Train-; II: A Dialogue In all our Cynthia's shining sphere-Mr Leveridge, Mrs Cross; III: The Musick set by Mr Daniel Purcel Look round and here behold-; A Dialogue Oh dear sweet sir you look so gay-Mrs Cross, Mrs Lucas; IV: A Song set by Mr Purcel Young Strephon met me t'other Day-Miss Anon; IV: The Ceremony of a Nuptial Entertainment perform'd. Bride-Mrs Cross; Bridegroom-Mr Leveridge; The Musick set by Mr D. Purcel, The Nymphs of the Plain-; V: Set by Mr D. Purcel, Come Strephon Phyllis come let's troth-; Epilogue-Miss Denny Chalk; Dress'd with a great Wig like a Beau. In The Single Songs in the New Opera call'd The World in the Moon (1697), in addition to some of the pieces listed above, are the following ones: A Song Sett by Mr Daniel Purcell: Then come kind Damon-Mrs Lindsey; A Song Sett by Mr J. Clark: Smile then with a beam divine-Mrs Cross; A Song Sett by Mr J. Clark: Divine Astrea hither flew to Cynthia's brighter Throne-; A Song Sett by Mr Daniel Purcell: Young Strephon hee has woo'd me long-; A New Song: Let those Youths who freedom prize-.


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Example; Or, The Modish Citizens

Performance Comment: Edition of 1706 lists: Sir Charles-Mills; Springlove-Cibber; Sir Rice ap Adam-Johnson; Whimsey-Penkethman; Symons-Norris; Fancy-Bullock; Mrs Whimsey-Mrs Verbruggen; Lucia-Mrs Oldfield; Florinda-Mrs Knight; Flora-Mrs Lucas; Mrs Furnish-Mrs Powell; Lettice-Mrs Mills; Prologue-Mills; Epilogue-Cibber.
Role: Mrs Whimsey Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Lucia Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Florinda Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Lucas
Role: Mrs Furnish Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Mills


Mainpiece Title: Aesop

Performance Comment: Edition of 1697: Prologue-; Aesop-Cibber; Learchus-Dogget; Oronces-Harland; Euphronia-Mrs Temple; Doris-Mrs Verbruggen; Country Tradesmen-Pinkerman, Smeaton; Roger-Haynes; Quaint-Pinkerman; Fruitful-Smeton; Country Gentleman-Pinkerman; Hortentia-Mrs Kent; Aminta-Mrs Willis; Forge Will-Mrs Finch; Mrs Fruitful-Mrs Powell.
Role: Euphronia Actor: Mrs Temple
Role: Doris Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Hortentia Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Aminta Actor: Mrs Willis
Role: Forge Will Actor: Mrs Finch
Role: Mrs Fruitful Actor: Mrs Powell.


Mainpiece Title: The Bath; Or, The Western Lass

Performance Comment: Edition of 1701 lists: Lord Lovechace-Griffin; Sir Oliver Oldgame-Norris; Sir Carolus Codshead-Johnson; Collonel Philip-Mills; Charles-Pinkiman; Harry-Bullock; Crab-Cibber; Lydia-Mrs Knight; Sophronia-Mrs Rogers; Delia-Mrs Kent; Gillian-Mrs Verbruggen; Combrush-Mrs Moor; Dearnwell-Mrs Stephens; Sisse-Mrs Baker; Prologue-Cibber; Epilogue, being a Satyr upon May-Fair,-Pinkeman.
Role: Lydia Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Sophronia Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Delia Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Gillian Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Combrush Actor: Mrs Moor
Role: Dearnwell Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Sisse Actor: Mrs Baker


Mainpiece Title: The Funeral; Or, Grief A La Mode

Performance Comment: Edition of 1702 lists: Lord Brumpton-Thomas; Lord Hardy-Cibber; Campley-Wilks; Trusty-Mills; Cabinet-Toms; Sable-Johnson; Puzzle-Bowen; Trim-Pinkethman; Tom-Fairbank; Lady Brumpton-Mrs Verbruggen; Lady Sharlot-Mrs Oldfield; Lady Harriot-Mrs Rogers; Mademoiselle-Mrs Lucas; Tattleaid-Mrs Kent; Mrs Fardingale-Norris; Kate Matchlock-Bullock; Prologue-Wilks; Epilogue-Lord Hardy.
Role: Lady Brumpton Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Lady Sharlot Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Lady Harriot Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Lucas
Role: Tattleaid Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Mrs Fardingale Actor: Norris


Mainpiece Title: Tunbridge Walks; Or, The Yeoman Of Kent

Performance Comment: Edition of 1703 lists: Loveworth-Mills; Reynard-Wilks; Woodcock-Johnson; Squib-Penkethman; Maiden-Bullock; Belinda-Mrs Rogers; Hillaria-Mrs Verbruggen; Mrs Goodfellow-Mrs Powell; Penelope-Mrs Moor; Lucy-Mrs Lucas; Prologue-Penkethman.
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Hillaria Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Mrs Goodfellow Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Penelope Actor: Mrs Moor
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Lucas


Mainpiece Title: The Fatal Discovery; Or, Love In Ruines

Performance Comment: Edition of 1698: Prologue-Mr Powell in answer to a scurrilous one, spoke against him, at Betterton's Booth in Little-Lincolns-Inn-Fields; Epilogue-; Cornaro-Powell; Segerdo-Evans; Conall-Thomas; Gabinius-Harland; Dandalo-Johnson; Beringaria-Mrs Knight; Arapsia-Mrs Powell; Margaretta-Mrs Verbruggen; Eromena-Mrs Cross; Cleonista-Mrs Temple.
Role: Beringaria Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Arapsia Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Margaretta Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Eromena Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Cleonista Actor: Mrs Temple.


Mainpiece Title: The Campaigners; Or, The Pleasant Adventures At Brussels

Performance Comment: Edition of 1698: Prince Landevile-Evans; Don Leon-Sympson; The Sieur Bondevelt-Johnson; Col. Darange-Mills; Kinglove-Thomas; Min Heer Tomas-Penkethman; Marqui Bertran-Cibber; Van Scopen-Fairbank; Mascarillo-Bullock; Angellica-Mrs Knight; Madam la Marquise-Mrs Verbruggen; Anniky-Mrs Powel; Gusset-Mrs Kent; Fardell-Mrs Lynsey; Prologue-Mr Pinkethman in a Cloak, with a Poetical Wreath on; Epilogue-Mr Cibber (Acting the Fr. Marquis).
Role: Angellica Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Madam la Marquise Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Anniky Actor: Mrs Powel
Role: Gusset Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Fardell Actor: Mrs Lynsey


Mainpiece Title: Love At A Loss; Or, Most Votes Carry It

Performance Comment: Edition of 1701 lists: Beaumine-Wilks; Phillabell-Mills; Constant-Williams; Grandfoy-Toms; Cleon-Cibber; Bonsot-Pinkethman; Lesbia-Mrs Knight; Miranda-Mrs Verbruggen; Lucilia-Mrs Oldfield; Lysetta-Mrs Powell; Prologue-; Epilogue-Mrs Knight.
Role: Lesbia Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Miranda Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Lucilia Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Lysetta Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Knight.


Mainpiece Title: The Humours Of The Age

Performance Comment: Edition of 1701 lists: Freeman-Toms; Wilson-Mills; Railton-Wilks; Justice Goose-Johnson; Quibble-Bullock; Pun-Penkethman; Tremilia-Mrs Rogers; Lucia-Mrs Verbruggen; Miranda-Mrs Oldfield; Pert-Mrs Moor; Prologue-Wilks; Epilogue-Quibble, Pun, Mrs Rogers.
Role: Tremilia Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Lucia Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Miranda Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Moor
Role: Epilogue Actor: Quibble, Pun, Mrs Rogers.