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Event Comment: A New Opera. [Text by Zeno. Music probably by Caldara, with recitatives by Handel.] Colman's Opera Register: a New Opera Handell it did not take

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Lucius Papirius, The Dictator

Performance Comment: Edition of 1732 lists: Lucio Papirio-Pinacci; M. Fabio-Montagnana; Papiria-Signora Strada; Rutilia-Signora Bertoldi; Q Fabio-Senesino; Servilio-Signora Bagnolesi; Cominio-Campioli.
Cast
Role: Lucio Papirio Actor: Pinacci
Role: Fabio Actor: Montagnana
Role: Papiria Actor: Signora Strada
Role: Rutilia Actor: Signora Bertoldi
Role: Q Fabio Actor: Senesino
Role: Servilio Actor: Signora Bagnolesi
Role: Cominio Actor: Campioli.
Related Works
Related Work: Lucius Papirius, The Dictator Author(s): Apostolo ZenoAntonio Caldara
Event Comment: The King's Company. The date of the first production is uncertain, but John Harold Wilson (Six Restoration Play-Dates, pp. 221-22) assigns it to mid-June primarily because of the Prologue intended to be spoken by Haines and the order, dated 18 June 1677, for the arrest of Haines for speaking an obscene Epilogue (error for Prologue?); in addition, the next play at Drury Lane, The Rival Kings, refers to Haines and "last time," establishing the sequence of performance of these two plays. For the arrest of Haines, see Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 328n. Wits Led by the Nose was licensed for printing on 16 Aug. 1677

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Wits Led By The Nose; Or, A Poet's Revenge

Performance Comment: Edition of 1678: Prologue [by F. W. Gent-Sir Symon Credulous; Antellus-Goodman; Oroandes-Lydell; Zannazarro-Perrin; Arratur-Watson; Vanlore-Powel; Sir Symon Credulous-Haynes; Sir Jasper Sympleton-Stiles; Jack Drayner-Nathaniel Q [Cue]; Dick Slywit-Coysh; Heroina-Mrs Baker Jr; Glorianda-Mrs Bowtell; Amasia-Mrs Baker; Theocrine-Mrs Farlee?; Epilogue-.
Cast
Role: Gent Actor: Sir Symon Credulous
Role: Antellus Actor: Goodman
Role: Oroandes Actor: Lydell
Role: Zannazarro Actor: Perrin
Role: Arratur Actor: Watson
Role: Vanlore Actor: Powel
Role: Sir Symon Credulous Actor: Haynes
Role: Sir Jasper Sympleton Actor: Stiles
Role: Jack Drayner Actor: Nathaniel Q
Role: Dick Slywit Actor: Coysh
Role: Heroina Actor: Mrs Baker Jr
Role: Glorianda Actor: Mrs Bowtell
Role: Amasia Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Theocrine Actor: Mrs Farlee?
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: Wits Led by the Nose; or, A Poet's Revenge Author(s): William Chamberlayne
Event Comment: The King's Company. The date of the first production is not known, but the licensing date of 13 March 1677@8 suggests a late February premiere. In addition, the many names of minor performers point to a Lenten performance. The Prologue also speaks of it as a 'Lenten Play.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Rambling Justice; Or, The Jealous Husbands; With The Humours Of Sir John Twiford

Performance Comment: Edition of 1678: Prologue-Flora; Sir Arthur Twilight-Powell; Sir Generall Amorous-Wilshire; Contentious Surly-Disney; Sir Geoffrey Jolt-Perrin; John Twiford-Powre; Spywell-Mr Q [Cue]; Bramble-Coysh; Eudoria-Mrs Farlee; Petulant Easy-Mrs Merchant; Emilia-Mrs Bates; Flora-Mrs Cook; Epilogue-Sir Arthur.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Flora
Role: Sir Arthur Twilight Actor: Powell
Role: Sir Generall Amorous Actor: Wilshire
Role: Contentious Surly Actor: Disney
Role: Sir Geoffrey Jolt Actor: Perrin
Role: John Twiford Actor: Powre
Role: Spywell Actor: Mr Q
Role: Bramble Actor: Coysh
Role: Eudoria Actor: Mrs Farlee
Role: Petulant Easy Actor: Mrs Merchant
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Bates
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Cook
Role: Epilogue Actor: Sir Arthur.
Related Works
Related Work: The Rambling Justice; or, The Jealous Husbands: With the Humours of Sir John Twiford Author(s): John Leanerd
Related Work: The Lost Lover; or, The Jealous Husband Author(s): Mary Manley
Related Work: Lucrezia Romana Violata, da Sesto Tarquinio: Viz Lucretia the Roman, Ravish'd by Sextus Tarquinius: with Harlequin a Jealous Husband an the Pantalon's Rivality for Argentina Author(s): Giovanni Bonicelli
Event Comment: I slept [sic. q: step?] in at Drury Lane before the Play began, which was the first time of being in the Play House this season. Miss Allen was there & Pocock with some girls (Hailey, Brietzcke Diary, N & Q, Vol, 199, p. 260)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: As17600923.
Related Works
Related Work: The Beggar's Opera Author(s): J.C. PepuschJohn Gay

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Ranger

Performance Comment: Harlequin-Rooker; The Others-Blakes, Vaughan, Johnston, Ackman, Mrs Bennet, Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Mariet, Atkins; To conclude with a Dance of the Millers-Grimaldi, Miss Baker, Mrs Preston.
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Related Work: Harlequin Ranger Author(s): Henry Woodward
Event Comment: Benefit for Fawcett 1st piece: By permission of G. Colman, Esq. Never performed at that Theatre. As performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, with universal Applause. With new Scenery, Dresses and Decorations. Written by the Author of The Way to Get Married [Thomas Morton]. 2nd piece [1st time; M. INT 1]. Oracle, 8 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Fawcett at his house, No. 9, Tottenham-Court-Road, opposite Howland-street. Receipts: #507 9s. 6d. (185.7.6; 10.0.0; tickets: 312.2.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Zorinski

Performance Comment: Zorinski-Holman; O'Curragh-Johnstone; Casimir-Pope; Zarno-Munden; Witski-Fawcett; Rodomsko-Toms; Radsano-Middleton; Amalekite-Townsend; Naclo-Williamson; Winifred-Mrs Martyr; Rachel-Mrs Mountain; Rosolia-Miss Wallis.
Cast
Role: Zorinski Actor: Holman
Role: O'Curragh Actor: Johnstone
Role: Casimir Actor: Pope
Role: Zarno Actor: Munden
Role: Witski Actor: Fawcett
Role: Rodomsko Actor: Toms
Role: Radsano Actor: Middleton
Role: Amalekite Actor: Townsend
Role: Naclo Actor: Williamson
Role: Winifred Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Rachel Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Rosolia Actor: Miss Wallis.
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Related Work: Zorinski Author(s): Thomas MortonSamuel Arnold

Afterpiece Title: A Nicknackatory

Performance Comment: Consisting of the following Songs: Master Thedy Shemus O'Shaughnessey O'Finnegin Delany's History of Himself-Johnstone; Black@Ey'd Susan-Incledon; The Quarrel of the Alphabet-; or, A Jig by A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z Fawcett. or, A Jig by A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z Fawcett.

Afterpiece Title: Lock and Key

Performance Comment: As17960414, but Servants and Sailors-_Gray.
Cast
Role: Servants and Sailors Actor: _Gray.
Role: Cheerly Actor: Incledon
Role: Brummagem Actor: Munden
Role: Ralph Actor: Fawcett
Role: Vain Actor: Knight
Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Serres
Role: Selina Actor: Mrs Castelle
Role: Dolly Actor: Mrs Norton
Role: Fanny Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: unassigned Actor: Miss Kirton.
Role: Jack Haulyard Actor: Townsend
Role: Susan Actor: Miss Smyth
Role: Officers Actor: Williamson, Rees, Abbot, Wilde, Rayner, King
Role: Principal Warriors Actor: Simpson, Price.
Role: Herman Actor: Holman
Role: Ratibor Actor: Pope
Role: Holstein Actor: Harley
Role: Ulric Actor: Middleton
Role: Principal Judge of the Tribunal Actor: Hull
Role: Duke of Wirtemberg Actor: Macready
Role: Badendorff Actor: Powel
Role: Rudolph Actor: Claremont
Role: Minister of Vengeance Actor: Thompson
Role: Ellen Holstein Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Ida Actor: Miss Wallis
Role: Briton Actor: Byrn
Role: Boatswain Actor: Farley
Role: Midshipman Actor: Jackson
Role: Cabin Boy Actor: Simmons
Role: Captain's Lady Actor: Mlle St.Amand
Role: Sanguinaire Actor: Cranfield
Role: Monsieur L'Ingrate Actor: Holland
Role: Indian Characters Indian Chief Actor: Follett
Role: Female Savage Actor: Mr Goosetree.
Related Works
Related Work: Lock and Key Author(s): Prince HoareWilliam Shield

Dance: 2nd piece to conclude with: Highland Festivity, as17951125

Song: 1st piece: Vocal Parts-Linton, Williamson, Blurton, Street, Abbot, Holland, Rees, Lee, Little, Miss Logan, Miss Ives, Miss Leserve, Miss Walcup, Mrs Castelle, Mrs Masters, Mrs Watts

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Entertainment: Monologue.End: Monsieur Tonson (Founded on Fact, and recited at Free-Mason's Hall, last Winter, with universal Applause)-Fawcett

Performance Comment: End: Monsieur Tonson (Founded on Fact, and recited at Free-Mason's Hall, last Winter, with universal Applause)-Fawcett.
Cast
Role: and recited at Free Actor:
Role: Monsieur Tonson Actor: Fawcett.
Event Comment: The King's Company. This play appears on Herbert's List, following the entry for 26 Oct. 1661. (See William VanLennep, "Thomas Killigrew prepares his Plays for Production," J. Q. Adams Memorial Studies (Washington, D. C., 1948, p. 803.) Pepys, Diary: W. Pen and I to the Theatre, but it was so full that we could hardly get any room, so he went up to one of the boxes, and I into the 18d. places, and there saw Love at first sight, a play of Mr Killigrew's and the first time that it hath been acted since before the troubles, and great expectation there was, but I found the play to be a poor thing, and so I perceive every body else do. BM Add. Mss. 34217, fol. 31b, in Hotson Commonwealth and Restoration Stage, p. 246: @First then to speake of his Majestys Theatre@Where one would imagine Playes should be better@Love att the first sight did lead the dance@But att second sight it had the mischance@To be so dash'd out of Countenance as@It never after durst shew itts face@All though its bashfullnesse as tis thought@Be far from being the Authors ffault.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Princess; Or, Love At First Sight

Performance Comment: An edition in 1663 (in Killigrew's Comedies and Tragedies) lists no actors' names, no prologue, no epilogue.
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Related Work: The Princess; or, Love at First Sight Author(s): Thomas Killigrew
Related Work: Love at First Sight Author(s): David Crauford
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Related Work: The Island Princess Author(s): John Fletcher
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Related Work: The English Princess; or, The Death of Richard the Third Author(s): John Caryll
Related Work: Distress'd Innocence; or, The Princess of Persia Author(s): Elkanah Settle
Related Work: Juliana; or, The Princess of Poland Author(s): John Crowne
Related Work: The Princess of Cleve Author(s): Nathaniel Lee
Related Work: The Princess of Parma Author(s): Henry Smith
Related Work: The Virgin Queen; or, The Captive Princess Author(s): Richard Barford
Related Work: Cleonice, Princess of Bithynia Author(s): John Hoole
Related Work: The Princess of Georgia Author(s): Elizabeth, Margravine of Ansbach
Related Work: The English Princess; or, The Death of Richard III Author(s): John Caryll
Related Work: Cymbeline Author(s): William Shakespeare
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@141, p. 216: K: & Q:. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 348. Nell Gwyn also attended this performance. See VanLennep, Nell Gwyn's Playgoing, p. 406. BM Add. Mss. 27, 962v, f. 312 (a transcript of a newsletter by Salvetti), 14 Dec. 1674 (translation): On last Wednesday all the royal family were present at the theatre to hear the tragedy of Hamlet, which, for their greater entertainment, was adorned and embellished with very curious dances between the acts. [I am indebted to Professor George Hilton Jones, Kansas State University, for this item.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Performance Comment: See16680831.
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Related Work: Hamlet Author(s): William Shakespeare
Related Work: Hamlet Author(s): Apostolo ZenoFrancesco GaspariniPietro Pariati
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@141, p. 216: K & Q:. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 348

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Guardian

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Related Work: The Guardian Author(s): Abraham Cowley
Related Work: The Man of Taste; or, The Guardian Author(s): James Miller
Related Work: The Guardian Outwitted Author(s): Thomas Arne
Related Work: The School for Guardians Author(s): Arthur Murphy
Related Work: Love Finds the Way Author(s): Thomas HullThomas Murphy
Related Work: L'Honorata Poverta di Rinaldo: viz, The honourable Poverty of Rinaldo, false accused by the Maganzesians: With Harlequing Guardian to his Master's Family and Defender of his Castle Author(s): Giacinto Andrea Cicognini
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@141, p. 216: Sr Martin Marall K & Q. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 348. It is possible that this performance was at court

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Feign'd Innocence

Performance Comment: . See16750121.
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Related Work: Feign'd Innocence; or, Sir Martin Marall Author(s): John Dryden
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@145, p. 120: with ye Q: & a Box for ye Maides of Honor. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 349

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Soldier's Fortune

Performance Comment: See mid-June 1680.
Cast
Role: See mid Actor: June 1680.
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Related Work: The Touchstone of Invention; or, The Soldier's Fortune Author(s): Thomas OtwayJohn Brownsmith
Related Work: The Soldier's Fortune Author(s): Thomas Otway
Related Work: The Soldiers' Fortune Author(s): Thomas Otway
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This play was also reprintdd in 1683. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@145, p. 120: Wth ye Q: & a box for ye Maides of honor. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 349. On this day Drury Lane was leased for nineteen years to Charles Davenant and his associates in furthering the union of the two companies. See Hotson, Commonwealth and Restoration Stage, p. 277

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Souldier's Fortune

Performance Comment: See June 1680.
Related Works
Related Work: The Souldiers Fortune Author(s): Thomas Otway
Related Work: The Atheist; or, The Second Part of the Souldiers Fortune Author(s): Thomas Otway
Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@145, P. 120: with ye Q: & a box for ye Maides of honor. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 349

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Duke Of Guise

Performance Comment: See16821128.
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Related Work: The Duke of Guise; or, The Massacre of Paris Author(s): Nathaniel Lee
Related Work: The Duke of Guise Author(s): John DrydenNathaniel Lee
Related Work: Henry the Third of France Stabb'd by a Fryer: With the Fall of the Duke of Guise Author(s): Thomas Shipman
Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@145, p. 120: with Ye Q: & a box for ye Maides of honor. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 349. This play was reprinted in 1682, but without actors' names. Langbaine (English Dramatick Poets, 1691, p. 207) may refer to a performance around this period: Being acted with extraordinary applause at the Theatre in Dorset-Garden, and printed with the Alterations London. 40 1682

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Chances

Performance Comment: .
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Related Work: The Lucky Chance; or, An Alderman's Bargain Author(s): Aphra Behn
Related Work: The Chances Author(s): John Fletcher
Related Work: The Luckey Chance; or, An Alderman's Bargain Author(s): Aphra Behn
Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@145, p. 120: at ye Wanton Wife with ye Q. & a box for ye Maides of honor. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 349

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Amorous Widow; Or, The Wanton Wife

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Related Work: The Amorous Widow; or, The Wanton Wife Author(s): Thomas BettertonMolire
Related Work: George Dandin Author(s): Molire
Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@147, p. 125: The K: & Q: & a Box for ye Maydes of honor. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 351

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Sir Courtly Nice

Performance Comment: See16850509.
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Related Work: Sir Courtly Nice; or, It Cannot Be Author(s): John Crowne
Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@151, p. 369: Ye Q: a Box & a Box for ye Maids Honor Amphitrion. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 352. The date of the first performance is not known, and it is doubtful that this one is the first; the premiere may have occurred early in October. The Songs and Music were published in 1690 and again in 1691, and have been edited by the Purcell Society, XVI (1906), iii-vi. Dedication, Edition of 1690: But what has been wanting on my part, has been abundantly supplied by the Excellent Composition of Mr Purcell; in whose person we have at length found an English Man equal with the best abroad. At least, my Opinion of him has been such, since his happy and judicious performances in the late opera [The Prophetess], and the experience I have had of him, in the setting my three Songs for this Amphitryon": To all which, and particularly to the composition of the Pastoral Dialogue, the numerous Quire of Fair Ladies gave so just an Applause on the Third Day. Cibber, Apology, I, 113: As we have sometimes great Composers of Musick who cannot sing, we have as frequently great Writers that cannot read; and though without the nicest Ear no Man can be Master of Poetical Numbers, yet the best Ear in the World will not always enable him to pronounce them. Of this Truth Dryden, our first great Master of Verse and Harmony, was a strong Instance: When he brought his Play of Amphytrion to the Stage, I heard him give it his first Reading to the Actors, in which, though it is true he deliver'd the plain Sense of every Period, yet the whole was in so cold, so flat, and unaffecting a manner, that I am afraid of not being believ'd when I affirm it

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Amphitryon; Or, The Two Sosias

Performance Comment: The music by Henry Purcell. Edition of 1690: Prologue-Mrs Bracegirdle; Jupiter-Betterton; Mercury-Lee; Phoebus-Bowman; Amphitryon-Williams; Sosia-Nokes; Gripus-Sandford; Polidas-Bright; Tranio-Bowen; Alcmena-Mrs Barry; Phaedra-Mrs Montfort; Bromia-Mrs Cory; Night-Mrs Butler; Epilogue-Phaedra.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Jupiter Actor: Betterton
Role: Mercury Actor: Lee
Role: Phoebus Actor: Bowman
Role: Amphitryon Actor: Williams
Role: Sosia Actor: Nokes
Role: Gripus Actor: Sandford
Role: Polidas Actor: Bright
Role: Tranio Actor: Bowen
Role: Alcmena Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Phaedra Actor: Mrs Montfort
Role: Bromia Actor: Mrs Cory
Role: Night Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Epilogue Actor: Phaedra.
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Related Work: Amphitryon; or, The Two Sosias Author(s): John DrydenHenry Purcell
Related Work: Amphitryon; ou, Les Deux Sosies Author(s): Molire
Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@151, p. 369: ye Q a Box & a Box for ye Maids Honor Prophetess. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 352

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Prophetess

Performance Comment: See June 1690.
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Related Work: The Prophetess; or, The History of Dioclesian Author(s): John FletcherPhilip MassingerThomas Betterton
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Event Comment: This work was published in 1691

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Concert

Performance Comment: A Pindarick Ode, on New@Year's@Day-; Vocal and Instrumental Musick Perform'd before Their Sacred Majesties, K. William and Q. Mary. Set by Dr John Blow, and Written by ThomasD'Urfey-.
Cast
Role: on New@Year's@Day Actor:
Role: ThomasD'Urfey Actor: .
Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@151, p. 369: ye Q & a Box for ye Maids Honr Edward 3. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 352

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Edward The Third

Performance Comment: See November 1690.
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Related Work: King Edward the Third: With the Fall of Mortimer, Earl of March Author(s): John BancroftWilliam Mountfort
Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@151, p. 369: ye Q a Box & a Box for ye Maids Honr K Arthur. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 352. Luttrell, A Brief Relation, II, 331: The queen and queen dowager went this evening to the play of Mr Dryden s opera. [See also the reference to this play under January 1691@2 above.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Arthur

Performance Comment: See May 1691.
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Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@151, p. 369: ye Q a Box & a Box for ye Maids Honr Orphan, See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 352. Cibber, Apology, I, 183: There is in this Character [Chaplain] (of one Scene only) a decent Pleasantry, and Sense enough to shew an Audience whether the Actor has any himself. Here was the first Applause I ever receiv'd, which you may be sure, made my Heart leap with a higher Joy than may be necessary to describe

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Orphan

Performance Comment: Cibber probably played the role of the Chaplain.
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Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@151, p. 369: y- Q: a Box & a Box for ye Maids Honr Henry 2. [See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 352.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Henry The Second

Performance Comment: See16921108.
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Related Work: Henry the Second; or, The Fall of Rosamond Author(s): William HawkinsThomas Hull
Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@151, p. 369: ye Q a Box & a Box for ye Maids Honr Fairy Queen. [See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 352. This play was reprinted in 1693: With Alterations, Additions, and several new Songs. See Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XII (1903), i.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Fairy Queen

Performance Comment: See16920502.
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Related Work: The Fairy Queen; or, Harlequin Turn'd Enchanter Author(s): Surel
Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@151, p. 369: ye Q a Box & a Box for ye Maids of Honr double dealer. [See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 352.] Cibber relates an incident which may pertain to this performance, Apology, I, 185-86: Queen Mary having commanded the Double Dealer to be acted, Kynaston happen'd to be so ill that he could not hope to be able next Day to perform his Part of the Lord Touchwood. In this Exigence, the Author, Mr Congreve, advis'd that it might be given to me, if at so short a Warning I would undertake it. The Flattery of being thus distinguish'd by so celebrated an Author, and the Honour to act before a Queen, you may be sure made me blind to whatever Difficulties might attend it. I accepted the Part, and was ready in it before I slept; next Day the Queen was presented at the Play, and was received with a new Prologue from the Author, spoken by Mrs Barry, humbly acknowledging the great Honour done to the Stage....After the Play, Mr Congreve made me the Compliment of saying, That I had not only answer'd, but had exceeded his Expectations, and that he would shew me he was sincere in his saying more of me to the Masters.--He was as good as his Word, and the next Pay-day I found my Sallary of fifteen was then advanced to twenty Shillings a Week

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Dealer

Performance Comment: See16931000.
Related Works
Related Work: The Double Dealer Author(s): William Congreve
Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is announced in a playbill: At the Queen's Theatre, in Dorset-Garden, this present Wensday being the Nineth of May, will be presented, A Play called, All for Love, Or the World well-lost. No money to be return'd after the Curtain is drawn. By their Majesties Servants. Vivant Rex Q Regina (reproduced opposite page 241 in Lawrence, Elizabethan Playhouse, Second Series)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: All For Love; Or, The World Well-lost

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