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Mainpiece Title: The Fair Penitent

Dance: Mr Cook; being the 1st time of his performance since his arrival from the Opera at Paris. Also Les Demoiselles Anne and Janneton Auretti; Two French Girls, being the 1st time of their appearing on the English Stage

Performance Comment: Also Les Demoiselles Anne and Janneton Auretti; Two French Girls, being the 1st time of their appearing on the English Stage.
Event Comment: To the Publick: Ladies and Gentleman, The Play of Othello, with Dancing by Cooke, Picq, Delamain, and Les Damoiselles Anne and Janneton Auretti, &c., being to be acted for my benefit on Monday next, at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden; and having accidentally heard that a certain person being possess'd of a great quantity of my tickets, has some thoughts of getting them up to a considerable premium, I out of meer Friendship, not at all with regard to my own interest (if you'll believe me) do privately and secretly, in this public manner, advise you, to send away to my house, the corner of Bow St. near the said theatre, where I will oblige you with what number of tickets you please, at Par, to within an Hour of the Play's beginning. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your most obedient and humble servant, Tho. Chapman



Mainpiece Title: Henry Viii

Performance Comment: Henry-Quin; Wolsey-Ryan; Buckingham-Havard; Cranmer-Bridgwater; Norfolk-Cashell; Suffolk-Arthur; Surry-Gibson; Gardiner-Hippisley; Lord Chamberlain-Rosco; Cromwell-Ridout; Campeius-Chapman; Sands-Woodward; Surveyor-Marten; Abergavenny-Anderson; Butts-Stoppelaer; Ann Bullen-Mrs Horton; Old Lady-Mrs James; Queen Katherine-Mrs Pritchard; With the Representation of the Coronation of Anne Bullen-; Vocal parts-Leveridge, Beard, Roberts, Thompson, Mrs Dunstall, Mrs Lampe, Miss Young; Also the Military Ceremony of the Champion in Westminster Hall- and all other decorations proper to the play.-General Advertiser.


Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Afterpiece Title: The School Boy

Music: I: Scots Sonato on Flute-the Child; IV: A Piece of Music on Flute-the Child

Dance: II: L'Entree de Flore, as17481027; III: The Savoyards, as17480920

Ballet: V: Vertumnus and Pomona. Cooke, Anne Auretti

Performance Comment: Cooke, Anne Auretti.


Mainpiece Title: The Refusal

Performance Comment: As17510110, but Mrs Anne not listed.

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Event Comment: [The horror of the piece seemed too much for the sensibilities of Mrs Bellamy, so the part of Eurydice given to Mrs Vincent. See Genest, IV, 420. See also Apology for the Life of George Anne Bellamy, written by herself (4th ed., 1786), III, 30.]. This day publish'd at 2s. 6d. Coriolanus; or, The Roman Matron, taken partly from Shakespear and partly from Thomson, as it is now performing at Covent Garden. To which is added the Order of the Ovation. Printed for A. Miller in the Strand


Mainpiece Title: Oedipus

Afterpiece Title: The Cheats of Scapin

Dance: CComic Entertainment, as17541203

Event Comment: 22 M2 March Died at his lodgings in High Holborn Leveridge in his 88th year sung d[uring] reigns of William, Anne, George I. Retired about 8 years ago, lived with daughters (Winston MS 8). [See Cross' note, 4 Feb. 1755.


Event Comment: Cancelled. Theatre and all the Gardens [closed] on account of the Death of Louisa Anne [sister of His Majesty]--until 23 May. [This was to have been the Benefit night for Mortimer, Tomlinson, and Lings.] Tickets deliver'd by Miss Berkley, Mas. Cape, and for The Committee were to have been taken


Mainpiece Title: None

Afterpiece Title: None

Dance: [I: Double Hornpipe-Mas. Cape, Miss Taylor.

Event Comment: Paid Tallow Chandler's 4th Bill #41 6s. 5d.; Spermacetti Candles, #132 18s. Mr Tomlinson for Men's cloaths #11 11s.; Mr J. French on acct #20; Miss Hopkins, 15 nights (19th Dec. incl.) #3 15s. (Treasurer's Book). [The sixth edition of Wm. Law's Absolute Unlawfulness of Stage Representations was published this year (1st. edn. 1726) This day was published the Preliminary Number of the Westminster Magazine, which, monthly, included a section called The English Theatre, which observed generally on the state of the Stage, and commented specifically on new plays. Its view of the stage in general was not as sanguine as had been that of the writer for the Town and Country Magazine (1 April 1772). "We are of opinion, that the English Theatre is now in its decline. Whether it is that the stores of Dramatic Subjects or of Dramatic Genius are exhausted, is not immediately obvious; but there is a fault somewhere....We have seen the Morning star of Wit--the Noon too is past; we have now arriv'd at its evening...There is in Arts, as in Empires, a progress which leads to Refinement; and this refinement leads to Ruin." According to the writer the meridian glory of the English stage was during the reign of Queen Anne. Reviewer damns the Irish Widow, refuses to discuss the Gamesters (revived), damns the Rose and praises the Garrick alteration of Hamlet. This year also appeard Granny's Prediction, a 53-page pamphlet attack on Mrs Barry, condemning her on moral grounds (polygamy) and on aesthetic grounds, commenting on each of her characters. By a spiteful female relative Elizabeth Franchetti.] Receipts: #142 10s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Committee; Or, The Faithful Irishman

Afterpiece Title: The Pigmy Revels

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Wilkinson. [For Miss Thompson see DNB, under Mary Anne Clarke.] Tickets to be had of Wilkinson, No. 33, Warwick-street, Golden-square. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30


Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: Bassanio-Baker; Anthonio-A Gentleman [unidentified]; Gratiano-[Lee] Lewes; Launcelot-Gull; Lorenzo (with songs)-Tanner; Shylock-Wilkinson; Nerissa-Miss Chatterley; Portia-A Young Lady [probably Miss Thompson].probably Miss Thompson].

Afterpiece Title: The Busy Body

Song: End: a favourite song-Tanner

Entertainment: Monologue. End III: a Comic Sketch of the Times-Ryder

Event Comment: Benefit for Mme Mara. Morning Chronicle, 4 June; Tickets to be had of Mme Mara, No. 25, Queen Anne-street, East. Receipts: #233 5s. 6d. (170.5.6; 56.9.0; 6.11.0; tickets: none listed) (charge: #161 10s.)


Mainpiece Title: Dido Queen Of Carthage

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Event Comment: Benefit for Mme Mara. Public Advertiser 22 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Mme Mara, No. 25, Queen Anne-street, East. Receipts: #216 4s. 6d. (114.17.6; 28.11.0; 2.18.0; tickets: 69.18.0) (charge: #163 17s. 6d.)


Mainpiece Title: At King's Artaxerxes

Afterpiece Title: The Pannel

Song: the favourite Harp Song-Mme Mara [Ah che nel petto io sento]; accompanied-Meyer Jun


Mainpiece Title: British Fortitude; Or, An Escape From France

Performance Comment: Capt. O'Leary-Johnstone; Edward-Incledon; Joey-Munden; Sedgley-Hull; Patrick-Waddy; Annette-Miss Wheatley.
Role: Annette Actor: Miss Wheatley.

Afterpiece Title: Curiosity

Performance Comment: Principal Characters-Holman, Murray, Whitfield, Johnston, Mrs Pope, Miss Chapman, Miss Mansel, Miss Betterton; [Larpent MS lists the parts: Count Almerstan, Thurston, Siddolph, Goran, Countess, Lady Anne, Lady Almanda, Eva.] Prologue-Holman; Epilogue-Miss Betterton.

Afterpiece Title: Lock and Key


Mainpiece Title: A Bold Stroke For A Wife

Performance Comment: Feignwell-Bannister Jun.; Freeman-Caulfield; Sir Philip Modelove-Wewitzer; Obadiah Prim-Aickin; Tradelove-Wathen; Perriwinkle-Suett; Sackbut-R. Palmer; Simon Pure-Russell; Aminadab-Grimaldi; Gentlemen-Trueman, Wentworth; Stockbrokers-Hollingsworth, Maddocks; Mrs Prim-Miss Pope; Nancy [beginning with 14 Dec. called Anne Lovely]-Miss Mellon; Betty-Miss Tidswell; Lady-Mrs Roffey.

Afterpiece Title: Blue-Beard; or, Female Curiosity

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 5, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, adapted from Die Spanier in Peru, by August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue. Prologue by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (consisting of the 1st 30 lines and the concluding couplet of his Prologue to The Miniature Picture); Epilogue by the Hon. William Lamb (see text). For publication see 1 July]: The Scenery, Dresses, and Decorations entirely new. The Musick, Airs and Chorusses incidental to the Piece composed and selected [from Gluck, Sacchini, &c. (Morning Chronicle, 25 May)] by Kelly. The Symphony preceding the Play, and those between the Acts, composed for the occasion by Dussek. The Scenery designed and executed by Marinari, Greenwood? Jun, Demaria, Banks, Blackmore, &c. [See Theatre Notebook, XX, 30-32, for suggestion that one scene was designed by DeLoutherbourg.] The Machinery, Decorations, and Dresses under the direction of Johnston, and executed by him, Underwood, and Gay. The Female Dresses designed and executed by Miss Rein. Account-Book, 14 May: Paid Miss Anne? Plumtree [i.e. Plumptree] for Spaniards in Peru #25. [It was this translation of Kotzebue's play that Sheridan adapted for the stage as Pizarro. For an account of the relationship between the translation and its adaptation see Marcella Gosch, "'Translators' of Kotzebue in England," Monatshefte fur deutschen Unterricht, XXXI, 178-83.] Paid Johnston [on this and other days] for sundries for Pizarro #135 14s. "It requires certainly more than English patience and spirits to sustain any Play of five hours in length. It is not one of the worst features of Pizarro that it contains a great deal which may be spared, without injury to the piece [see 25, 27 May]" (Morning Chronicle, 25 May). Receipts: #540 3s. 6d. (406.0.6; 17.5.0; 0.4.0; tickets sold by Fosbrook's Office: 116.14.0)


Mainpiece Title: Pizarro

Afterpiece Title: My Grandmother

Song: Vocal Parts-Kelly, Sedgwick, Dignum, Trueman, Danby, Brown, Cook, Tett, Caulfield Jun., Sawyer, Danby Jun., Aylmer, Willoughby, Bardoleau, Clark, Mead, Elliot, Ms Crouch, Ms DeCamp, Ms Stephens, Ms Leak, Ms Dufour, Ms Arne, Ms Menage, Ms Roffey, Ms Menage Jun., Ms Jackson, Ms Wentworth, Ms Chippendale, Ms Jacobs, Ms Butler, Ms Bowyer, Ms Williams, Ms Saunders, Ms Gaudry, Ms Benson, Mrs Illingworth, Mrs Coates