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Event Comment: MMaster Leoni's first appearance. Music by Smith. On account of Machinery and music no persons can be admitted behind Scenes or into the Orchestra. Nothing under full prices will be taken. Books of the Entertainment will be sold at the Theatre at 6d. each. The Enchanter, a new Musical Entertainment wrote by Mr Garrick, and set by Mr Smith, very well received.Master Leoni, a Jew, made his first appearance in this piece, and was received with great applause (Hopkins MS Notes)


Mainpiece Title: The Confederacy

Afterpiece Title: The Enchanter; or, Love and Magic

Performance Comment: Actors only-Lowe, Champnes, Mrs Vincent, Miss Young, Master Leoni, 1st time. Moroc-Champness; Kaliel-Master Leoni; Zoreb-Lowe; Zaida-Mrs Vincent; Lyssa-Miss Young; The dances-Sig Grimaldi, Sig Tioli, Sig Giorgi, Sga Giorgi, Miss Baker, Miss Dawson, Miss Lucchi, others. The music composed by Mr Smith (Folger Bill).
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Related Work: The Enchanter; or, Love and Magic Author(s): John Christopher Smith
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 3 years. [See 27 Nov. 1765. Hogan noted the following additions from the 1770 edn.: Mortimer-Lewes; Glendower-Morris; Prince John-Miss Cockayne; Northumberland-Redman; Gadshill-P. Smith; Peto-Wild.] Receipts: #149 17s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: King Henry Iv, Part I, With The Humours Of Falstaff

Performance Comment: Hotspur-Smith; King-Gibson; Worcester-Hull; Prince of Wales-Wroughton; Vernon-Davis; Douglas-Gardner; Falstaff-Shuter; Poins-Perry; Westmorland-Cushing; Blunt-R. Smith; Bardolph-Wignell; Francis-Hamilton; Carriers-Dunstall, Quick; Hostess-Mrs Pitt; Lady Percy-Mrs Bulkley.
Role: Hotspur Actor: Smith
Role: Blunt Actor: R. Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Rape of Proserpine

Dance: II: The Merry Sailors, as17691018

Event Comment: Benefit Smith and Corey. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Receipts: money #18 11s. 6d. and tickets #67 14s


Mainpiece Title: Timon Of Athens; Or, The Man Hater

Music: In it a Masque of Vocal and Instrumental Musick (compos'd by the late Mr Henry Purcell)-Leveridge, Cook, Reading, the Boy, Mrs Cross


Dance: Smith's Daughter who never perform'd on the Stage before

Event Comment: Smith's last Benefit. The Pit and Boxes will be laid together. Servants, who keep Places, are desired to be at the Theatre by Half past Four o'Clock; and those Ladies and Gentlemen who have Seats in the Pit are humbly requested to come early, to prevent Confusion. [Author of Epilogue unknown.] Receipts: #363 19s. 6d. (162.4.0; 0.0.0; 5.0.6; tickets: 196.15.0) (charge: #72 13s. 10d.)


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Role: Macbeth Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: Bon Ton

Dance: End: The Lucky Return-Mills, Miss J. Stageldoir

Song: original Music, as17871103; Chorusses and additional Accompaniments, as17871103, but _Chaplin

Entertainment: Monologue After the Dancing: an Epilogue-Smith on his Intention of retiring from the Stage

Event Comment: Benefit for A. Smith and Miss Dowson


Mainpiece Title: The Gamester

Entertainment: I: An Overture-; A favourite Song from Pharnaces, Swift Wing'd Vengeance Nerve my Arm-A. Smith (set by Bates); A Favourite Scots air (words and Music by A. Smith)-Miss Dowson; An Overture-Abel; A Celebrated song from Anacreon (set by Starling Goodwin)-A. Smith; II: Soldier Tir'd-Miss Dowson; A New Song-Barnshaw; An Overture from Otho- (Handel); Sweet Echo-a young Gentleman from Italy; Trumpet Concerto-Mas. Green, pupil of Jones; A Celebrated song British Wives-A. Smith; Concerto on Violin-Smart; After the Gamester: Russel's Triumph-A. Smith; in the character of a mid-shipman with a Hornpipe-Rawlins (from the opera house in the Haymarket) in the character of a Sailor

Performance Comment: Smith (set by Bates); A Favourite Scots air (words and Music by A. Smith)-Miss Dowson; An Overture-Abel; A Celebrated song from Anacreon (set by Starling Goodwin)-A. Smith; II: Soldier Tir'd-Miss Dowson; A New Song-Barnshaw; An Overture from Otho- (Handel); Sweet Echo-a young Gentleman from Italy; Trumpet Concerto-Mas. Green, pupil of Jones; A Celebrated song British Wives-A. Smith; Concerto on Violin-Smart; After the Gamester: Russel's Triumph-A. Smith; in the character of a mid-shipman with a Hornpipe-Rawlins (from the opera house in the Haymarket) in the character of a Sailor.
Event Comment: By Permission [of the Lord Chamberlain]. Benefit for Follet, Smith & T. Smith, late of the Bear, Westminster-bridge. Tickets to be had of Follet, No. 20, Little Wild-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields; of T. Smith at the Golden Cross, Charing Cross. T. Smith hopes to be honoured with the company of his brother Free Masons, Bucks, &c., Gentlemen of the Welsh Society, Hereford Society and West-moreland Society


Mainpiece Title: A Bold Stroke For A Wife

Performance Comment: Colonel Feignwell-Smith; Sir Philip Modelove-Massey; Periwinkle-Bailey; Freeman-Swindall; Simon Pure-Thompson; Tradelove-Bowles; Sackbut-Kenny; Quaker's Boy-Master Follet; Obadiah Prim-Follet; Ann Lovely-Miss Hale; Betty-Mrs Waldron; Mrs Prim-Mrs Lee.
Role: Colonel Feignwell Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Mayor of Garratt

Song: Between Acts: Singing, particularly Black Ey'd Susanthe new Hunting Song-T. Smith

Performance Comment: Smith.

Entertainment: Monologue.End: The Farmer's Blunder-Follet

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Martyr. [In 1st piece the playbill retains Mrs Martyr as Dolly, but "Dolly was undertaken at a short notice, by Mrs Chapman, upon the sudden indisposition of Mrs Martyr" (Monthly Mirror, June 1800, p. 366). "In consequence of Mrs Martyr's accouchement...the part of Dolly was sustained by Miss Sims" (Dramatic Censor, II, 140).] 2nd piece [1st time; M. INT 1, author unknown. Not in Larpent MS; not published]: To conclude with a Representation of the Storming the City of Acrev by the French [17 Mar.-20 May 1799], and the Heroic Defence made by the Turkish Troops led on by the British Sailors [under the command of Sir Sidney Smith]. Morning Chronicle, 23 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Martyr, No. 16, Martlett-court, Bow-street, Covent Garden. Receipts: #333 4s. 6d. (118.3.6; 11.16.6; tickets: 203.4.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Woodman

Afterpiece Title: The Siege of Acre

Afterpiece Title: The Jew and the Doctor

Song: End I 1st piece: The Last Shilling (composed by Dibdin)-Incledon; (in the Course of the Evening) Old Towler-Incledon; In Scene I 2nd piece: by Permission of Dibdin, his following popular songs: The Sailor's Journal-Incledon; The Anchor Smiths-Townsend; All Hands to the Anchor-Fawcett; Jacky and the Cow-Munden; The Advantage of Toping-Townsend; A Comic Irish Song-Johnstone


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Afterpiece Title: The Naval Pillar

Dance: In afterpiece: New Dance (composed by Bologna Jun.)-Bologna Jun., King, Mrs Watts, Mrs Parker (1st appearance these 2 years)

Song: The Songs written or selected for the afterpiece: Black Ey'd Susan-Incledon; When Britain first her Flag uprear'd-Incledon, Johnstone, Linton; An hungry Fox one day did spy (Old Welsh tune)-Munden; When Peace smiles around-Mrs Martyr; Sir Sydney Smith-Fawcett; When a Tar returns home-Fawcett, Munden, Mrs Martyr; Mr Speaker tho' 'tis late--Incledon, Johnstone, Townsend, Linton; A Bundle of Proverbs-Munden; In praise of the Pars who have leathered the World-Johnstone; +The Navy and Army of Britain forever-Townsend; The Embarkation-Incledon; Glee and Chorus [We come, ye guardians of our isle]-Mrs Martyr, Miss Sims, Miss Wheatley, Mrs Sydney; Recitative and Finale [Britons, your country's gratitude behold]-Mrs Chapman, Incledon, Johnstone, Townsend, Linton

Opera: End IV: Solemn Dirge. The Funeral Procession of Juliet-; Vocal Parts-Incledon, Johnstone, Townsend, Hill, Linton, Gardner, Denman, Blurton, King, Street, Lee, Little, Thomas, Sawyer, Tett, Dyke, Whitmore, Ms Waters, Ms Chapman, Ms Atkins, Ms Litchfield, Ms Mills, Ms Dibdin, Ms Wheatley, Ms Iliff, Ms Sims, Ms Whitmore, Ms Follett, Ms Watts, Ms Castelle, Ms Norton, Ms Gilbert, Ms Leserve, Ms Lloyd, Ms Masters, Ms Blurton, Ms Sydney, Ms Burnett, Ms Martyr

Event Comment: Benefit Coker, Cook, Newhouse, Miss Smith


Mainpiece Title: The Royal Merchant

Afterpiece Title: The Jealous Doctor

Dance: Moreau, Thurmond Jr, Cook, Newhouse, Mrs Bullock, Miss Smith; Scotch Dance-Newhouse, Miss Smith; Marie-Cook, Miss Schoolding; The last Comic Dance-Thurmond Jr, Miss Smith


Mainpiece Title: The Resurrection

Music: End Part I: Concerto on French Horn, as17720306 End Part II: A New Concerto on Violin by Cirri-Sga Sirmen (Theatrical Review, p. 218)


Mainpiece Title: Abimelech

Music: End Part I: Solo on Violincello, as17720311 End II: New Concerto on Violin by Cirri, as17720320(Theatrical Review, p. 219)

Event Comment: Benefit for Smith. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. Tickets and Places to be had of Smith, at his house, opposite the concert room in Dean Street, Soho, and of Mr Sarjant at the Stage Door of the Theatre. Part of the Pit will be laid into the Boxes, where servants will be allowed to keep places. N.B. No building on the Stage


Mainpiece Title: Comus

Role: Comus Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: Catherine and Petruchio

Entertainment: fter the Masque will be presented the Humours of the Age-in imitation of Shakespeare's STAGES by Smith

Event Comment: Benefit for Smith. Mainpiece: For last time this Season. Part of Pit rail'd into Boxes. No Building on Stage. Tickets sold at the doors will not be admitted (playbill). [See 6 April 1763. Smith's Skit is Larpent MS 222, in which each of the seven ages is acted out and accompanied with generalized comment.


Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Role: Sir George Airy Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Entertainment: After: The Humours of the Age Imitation of Shakespeare's Stages-Smith

Dance: TThe Jealous Woodcutter, as17621023

Event Comment: Benefit Smith. Receipts: money #13; tickets #44 4s


Mainpiece Title: Mackbeth

Performance Comment: As17170328 but Lenox-Smith.
Role: Lenox Actor: Smith.

Music: Vocal and Instrumental Music-Leveridge, Cook

Dance: As17161109; A new Comic Dance, Spanish Entry-Thurmond Jr, Miss Smith

Event Comment: Benefit Miss Smith, Kellom's Scholar, Buck, Cross, Williams. Receipts: money #9 8s.; tickets #61 4s


Mainpiece Title: The Taming Of The Shrew

Dance: Thurmond, Miss Smith; particularly a new Swedish Dale Karle-

Event Comment: Benefit Smith, Cook, Mrs Scot. [At this performance] a Gentleman sitting in a Side-Box pointed at a young Gentlewoman, which another Gentleman perceiving, and she being one of his Acquaintance, he went to him and challenged him: They made some passes at each other, which put the Play-House in an Uproar, but they were parted, and neither was killed.-Weekly Journal or Saturday's Post, 3 May


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Example

Dance: As17171022; Thurmond's new Comic Dance-Thurmond, Miss Smith

Event Comment: Benefit Miss Smith and Miss Lindar. Written by Mr Congreve


Mainpiece Title: The Way Of The World

Dance: Shaw, Mrs Santlow; A new Dance-Miss Lindar, a Boy that never perform'd on the Stage before; Dutch Skipper-Thurmond Jr, Miss Smith

Event Comment: denefit Miss Smith


Mainpiece Title: Love Makes A Man

Afterpiece Title: The What D'ye Call It

Dance: Thurmond Jr, Lally, Mrs Bicknell, Mrs Younger, Lally's Scholar, Miss Smith, Miss Lindar

Event Comment: Benefit Smith. Pit and Boxes 5s. Gallery 2s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Lesson on the Harpsichord-Smith; Solo on Hautboy-Kytch; Violin-Festing; Singing-Mrs Young

Event Comment: Taken from a Midsummer Night's Dream written by Shakespear. The Songs from Shakespear, Milton, Waller, Dryden, Lansdown, Hammond. Music-Smith. [First edition Text by John Christopher Smith; see Garrick to James Murphey French, Dec. 1756; H. Walpole to R. Bentley 23 Feb. 1755.] Besides our own Singers, we had Sg Guadagni, Sga Passerini, Miss Potier [i.e., Mrs Vernon], and Savage's Boys. Very great Applause; Sabatini danced after it and fell down, not hurt (Cross). [See A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Hands of Garrick and Colman, G. W. Stone Jr, PMLA (June 1939).] Receipts: #200 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Fairies

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Related Work: The Fairies Author(s): John Christopher Smith

Dance: CComic Dance-Sabatini, Sga Sabatini, Sabatini jun, his first time

Event Comment: Benefit for Smith. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire, but for Last time this Season


Mainpiece Title: Every Man In His Humour

Role: Kitely Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Dance: II: A Hornpipe-Miss Twist; End: New Grand Ballet, as17640320

Entertainment: After: The Follies of the Ages in Imitation of Shakespeare's Stages-Smith

Event Comment: A New English Opera after the Italian Manner. [Text by Henry Carey. Set to Musick by John Christopher Smith.] Pit and Boxes put together at 5s. First Gallery 3s. Upper Gallery 2s. 6 p.m. Receipts: For Mr Arne


Mainpiece Title: Teraminta

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Related Work: Teraminta Author(s): John Christopher Smith
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; D 5, by Elizabeth Inchbald, adapted from Das Kind der Liebe, by August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue. Prologue by John Taylor; Epilogue by Thomas Palmer (see text)]. Afterpiece [1st time; MF 2, by Charles Smith]: The Music composed by Attwood. The Overture accompanied on the Harp by Weippert. Morning Herald, 28 Nov. 1798: This Day is published Lovers' Vows [sic] (2s.). Times, 26 Oct. 1798: This Day is published A Day at Rome (1s.). Receipts: #197 15s. 6d. (194.3.6; 3.12.0)


Mainpiece Title: Lover's Vows

Afterpiece Title: A Day at Rome

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Related Work: A Day at Rome Author(s): Charles Smith
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. It is not certain this is the first performance, but it may well have been. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@139, p. 125. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 346. Pepys, Diary: Sir W. Pen and I to the Duke's house, where a new play. The King and Court there: the house full, and an act begun. And so went to the King's. Downes (p. 28): Sir Martin Marral, The Duke of New-Castle, giving Mr Dryden a bare translation of it, out of a Comedy of the Famous French Poet Monseur Moleire: He adapted the Part purposely for the Mouth of Mr Nokes, and curiously Polishing the whole....All the Parts being very Just and Exactly perform'd, specially Sir Martin and his Man, Mr Smith, and several others since have come very near him, but none Equall'd, nor yet Mr Nokes in Sir Martin: This Comedy was Crown'd with an Excellent Entry. In the Last Act at the Mask, by Mr Priest and Madam Davies; This, and Love in a Tub, got the Company more Money than any preceding Comedy


Mainpiece Title: Feign'd Innocence; Or, Sir Martin Marall

Performance Comment: Edition of 1668: No actors' names. Prologue-; Epilogue-; Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 28): Sir Martin Marall-Nokes; Sir John Swallow-Smith; Lord Dartmouth-Young; Old Moody-Underhill; Warner-Harris; Lady Dupe-Mrs Norris; Mrs Millisent-Mrs Davies.
Role: Sir John Swallow Actor: Smith
Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the first performance is not certain, but contemporary sources refer to the fact that William Smith, who died in the last week of December, fell ill on the fourth day of its run; hence, it probably was first presented in mid-December. One song, O take him gently from the pile, set by John Eccles and sung by Mrs Bracegirdle, is in Deliciae Musicae, The Fourth Book, 1696. Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, p. 44: The Grand Cyrus, wrote by Mr Banks; it was a good Play; but Mr Smith, having a long part in it, fell Sick upon the Fourth Day and Dy'd, upon that it lay by, and ne'er have bin Acted since. Gildon, English Dramatick Poets, p. 6: Tho' this Play had been formerly refus'd the Action, yet it held up its Head about Six Days together, and has been since Acted several Times. A Comparison Between the Two Stages: Sullen, p. 16: Banks's, which the Players damn'd and wou'd not Act of a great while, but at length it was acted, and damn'd then in manner and form


Mainpiece Title: Cyrus The Great; Or, The Tragedy Of Love

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue to Her Royal Highness-; Cyrus the Great-Betterton; Cyaxares-Smith; Hystaspes-Kynaston; Craesus-Bowman; Abradatas-Hudson; Artabasus-Thurmond; Thoiyris-Mrs Bowtell; Panthea-Mrs Barry; Lausaria-Mrs Bracegirdle; Epilogue-the Boy, Girl by way of Dialogue.
Role: Cyaxares Actor: Smith