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We found 589 matches on Roles/Actors, 138 matches on Performance Comments, 92 matches on Author, 20 matches on Event Comments, and 1 matches on Performance Title.
Event Comment: Benefit for Obrien. No building on Stage. Lovemore for 1st time by Mr Obrien (Hopkins). I think the character not fit for him (Hopkins Diary-MacMillan). Receipts: #231 8s. 6d. (MacMillan); charges: #64 4s. [Profit to O'Brien: #167 4s. 6d.


Mainpiece Title: The Way To Keep Him

Performance Comment: As17640103, but Lovemore-Obrien, first time; Sideboard-Ackman.
Role: Lovemore Actor: Obrien, first time

Afterpiece Title: Edgar and Emmeline

Role: Edgar Actor: OBrien

Dance: II: The Shepherdesses, as17640113; End: The Irish Lilt, as17630922

Event Comment: Benefit for Obrien. Afterpiece: By particualr Desire, being the last Time of Performing in this Season. No Building on the Stage. Receipts: #180 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Careless Husband

Performance Comment: Foppington-Obrien, 1st time; Sir Charles-Havard; Edging-Mrs Clive; Lady Betty-Miss Pritchard; Morelove-Palmer; Lady Easy-Mrs Pritchard; Lady Graveairs-Mrs Bennet; In the Play will be introduc'd (for the first time) a Minuet-O'Brien, Miss Pritchard.
Role: Foppington Actor: Obrien, 1st time

Afterpiece Title: The Guardian

Dance: TThe Swiss, as17590221

Event Comment: Benedick by Obrien-1st time (Hopkins). Benedick does not sit so well upon Mr O'Brien as Ranger-Miss Pope Beatrice-indifferent (+Hopkins Diary-$MacMillan). New Occasional song introduc'd in The Rites of Hecate, the words will be printed and given away at the theatre. Receipts: #130 9s. (MacMillan)


Mainpiece Title: Much Ado About Nothing

Performance Comment: Benedick-Obrien, first time; Beatrice-Miss Pope; Don Pedro-Packer; Leonato-Havard; Claudio-Palmer; Dogberry-Yates; Friar-Burton; Don John-Bransby; Verges-Philips; Borachio-Parsons; Clerk-Baddeley; Sexton-Clough; Margaret-Mrs Bradshaw; Ursula-Miss Hippisley; Balthazar (with a song)-Vernon; Hero-Mrs Davies; In II, a Masquerade Dance-proper to the play; To conclude with a Country Dance-.
Role: Benedick Actor: Obrien, first time

Afterpiece Title: Interlude Hymen, End Act III

Afterpiece Title: The Rites of Hecate

Event Comment: OObrien did Brazen, for his first appearance, & met with great Applause (Cross). [See a two-column comment on The Recruiting Officer and O'Brien's acting in Theatre No II published in The London Chronicle, No. 277, 5-7 Oct., p. 343: "The character of Brazen never existed in human nature, but is merely the child of Farquhar's own licentious invention...and for this reason I imagined it impossible for any actor to appear to advantage in it, without having recourse to that buffoonery and grimace which has always been made use of by the most eminent to support it; but I was agreeably surprised to find myself mistaken: for the young gentleman who has now got it into his possession goes through the whole with a genuine comic spirit; and, by his peculiar method of acting it, in a great measure corrects the unnatural absurdity of the writer." Specific details of his acting as well as comments on other roles are given.] Receipts: #150 (Cross); #174 3s. 6d. (Winston MS 8)


Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Performance Comment: Brazen-Obrien, 1st appearance; Plume-Palmer; Justice Balance-Burton; Kite-Berry; Bullock-Taswell; Worthy-Austin; Collier-Blakes; 1st Recruit-Yates; 2d-Vaughan; Melinda-Mrs Davies; Lucy-Mrs Bennet; Rose-Miss Hippisley; Sylvia-Miss Macklin.
Role: Brazen Actor: Obrien, 1st appearance

Afterpiece Title: The Anatomist


Mainpiece Title: Measure For Measure

Performance Comment: Duke-Mossop; Angelo-Havard; Escalus-Bransby; Claudio-Davies; Provost-Blakes; Lucio-Obrien; Clown-Yates; Mariana-Mrs Bennet; Isabella-Mrs Cibber.
Role: Lucio Actor: Obrien

Afterpiece Title: Queen Mab

Event Comment: Not performed for two years [see 18 April 1757]. Fleetwood, Bransby, OBrien played their parts for the first time. Receipts: #110 (Cross); #155 8s. 6d. (Winston MS 8)


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan; Or, The Unhappy Marriage

Performance Comment: Castalio-Fleetwood; Polydore-Obrien; Acasto-Bransby; Chamont-Holland; Chaplain-Packer; Page-Miss Simson; Serina-Miss Hippisley; Florella-Mrs Bennet; Monimia-Miss Pritchard.
Role: Polydore Actor: Obrien

Afterpiece Title: The Intriguing Chambermaid

Dance: SSpanish Dance, as17581014


Mainpiece Title: The Tender Husband; Or, The Accomplish'd Fools

Performance Comment: Capt. Clerimont-Palmer; Sir Harry-Garrick, 1st time; Numps-Obrien; Tipkin-Blakes; Mrs Clerimont-Miss Haughton; Clerimont Sr-Havard; Pounce-Bransby; Aunt-Mrs Cross; Fainlove-Mrs Davies, 1st time; Biddy-Miss Macklin, 1st time.
Role: Numps Actor: Obrien

Afterpiece Title: The Male Coquette

Role: Male Coquette Actor: Obrien

Dance: A New Dance-Sg Giorgi, Sga Giorgi


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Afterpiece Title: A Duke and no Duke

Dance: By Particular Desire, aMinuet-O'Brien, Miss Pritchard; End IV: A Comic DanceNew Dance, as17610307


Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Event Comment: The Prince of Wales by Obrien (first time) very well (Hopkins). Receipts: #147 (MacMillan)


Mainpiece Title: King Henry Iv, Part I

Performance Comment: Falstaff-Love; King-Havard; Prince of Wales-Obrien, first time; Sir Richard Vernon-Jackson; Worcester-Bransby; Hostess-Mrs Bradshaw; Northumberland-Burton; Glendower-Lee; Douglas-Parsons; Blunt-J. Palmer; Poins-Packer; Carriers-Moody, Weston; Sheriff-Stevens; Bardolf-Clough; Westmorland-Ackman; Francis-Vaughan; Mortimer-Castle; Hotspur-Holland; Lady Percy-Mrs Palmer.

Afterpiece Title: The Deuce Is in Him

Dance: End: The Provancalle, as17631014

Event Comment: RRanger by Mr Obrien. he Play'd with Spirit & was well receiv'd (Hopkins). Receipts: #148 9s. (MacMillan)


Mainpiece Title: The Suspicious Husband

Performance Comment: Ranger-Obrien, first time; Jack Meggot-Vernon; Clarinda-Miss Yates, first time; Jacintha-Miss Plym, first time; Strictland-Love; Mrs Strictland-Mrs Davies; Frankly-Palmer; Bellamy-Packer; Lucetta-Mrs Bennet; To conclude with a Country Dance-.
Role: Ranger Actor: Obrien, first time

Afterpiece Title: Interlude Hymen

Afterpiece Title: The Rites of Hecate

Event Comment: SSquire Richard-Mr Obrien ($Hopkins). Benefit for King. Receipts: #250 (MacMillan); charges: #64 4s. [Profit to King: #185 16s.


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband

Performance Comment: As17640310 but Squire Richard-Obrien, first time.

Afterpiece Title: The Musical Lady