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Event Comment: [By Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery. Date of Premiere unknown. Published 20 Dec.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Altemira

Performance Comment: Edition of 1702 lists: King-Powel; Mellizer-Arnold; Clorimon-Betterton; Lycidor-Booth; Memnor-Knap; Altemira-Mrs Barry; Candace-Mrs Bowman; Cratanor-Cory; Tilladen-Pack; Thrasolin-Fieldhouse; Monasin-Baily; Gesippus-Freeman; Prologue written by Henry StJohn-Betterton; Epilogue written by Charles Boyle-Miss Porter.
Cast
Role: King Actor: Powel
Role: Mellizer Actor: Arnold
Role: Clorimon Actor: Betterton
Role: Lycidor Actor: Booth
Role: Memnor Actor: Knap
Role: Altemira Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Candace Actor: Mrs Bowman
Role: Cratanor Actor: Cory
Role: Tilladen Actor: Pack
Role: Thrasolin Actor: Fieldhouse
Role: Monasin Actor: Baily
Role: Gesippus Actor: Freeman
Role: Henry StJohn Actor: Betterton
Role: Charles Boyle Actor: Miss Porter.
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Related Work: Altemira Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery
Event Comment: The King's company. On 31 Aug. or 1 Sept. 1664 Orrery wrote to Sir Henry Bennett: Ther was noe Play of myne Acted, they are now but Studyinge it; I hope within less then a Fortnight twill be on ye Theater And if you are not surfetted, with what of mine you have already seene [Henry V], I will beg ye honour to wait on you when tis Acted (see The Dramatic Works of Roger Boyle, ed. W. S. Clark@II [Cambridge, Mass., 1937], 1, 102). The play is also on the list of Herbert, Dramatic Records, p. 138. Boswell, Restoration Court Stage, p. 281, lists it among the plays given at court, but Sir Heneage Finch's note (see below) seems to indicate an afternoon performance. Sir Heneage Finch to Sir Edward Dering, 15 Sept. 1664: Yesterday was acted, in the Greatest and noblest presence wch ye Court can make, before ye fullest Theatre, & with the highest applause imaginable, my Lo Orerys new play calld ye Generall formerly acted in Ireland by the name of Altamira, but much altered & improved. From thence the whole Court went to Wallingford house, where the Earl of Arran and the Lady Mary Stuart were that night before Supper marryd in the Gallery (Dramatic Works of Roger Boyle, I, 103, from Stowe MS 744 f. 81)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Generall

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Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Although this performance is not certainly the premiere, it is the earliest known acting of the play. This performance is on the L. C. lists at Harvard. See VanLennep, "Plays on the English Stage", p. 14. John Boyle, Fifth Earl of Orrery: Master Anthony too the sequel of Guzman was after Lord Orrery's Death brought upon the Stage, but being disrelish'd by the Audience appear'd only one Night. It is probable The Author had not supervis'd and corrected It sufficiently before he died (The Dramatic Works of Roger Boyle, ed. W. S. Clark II, II, 950). If these private notes, written some fifty years after the premiere, are correct, this performance may have been the premiere and the only day of acting it

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mr Anthony

Cast
Role: Mr Anthony Actor: Nokes
Role: Mr Plot Actor: Hains
Role: Mr Art Actor: Batterton
Role: Pedagog Actor: Underhil
Role: Mr Cudden Actor: Angel
Role: Trick Actor: Samford
Role: Mrs Philadelphia Actor: Mrs Jennings
Role: Mrs Isabella Actor: Mrs Batterton
Role: Mrs Betty Actor: Mrs Long
Role: Goody Winifred Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
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Related Work: Mr Anthony Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This performance is on the L. C. list at Harvard. See VanLennep, "Plays on the English Stage," p. 13. Diary of Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington: Heer dined with mee my lord of Canterbury my ld Sandwich and my brother and sister Orrery, and in the afternoone wee all went but his Grace to see my brothers new play cald Tryphon which was much applauded (Volume IV, in the Library at Chatsworth. This excerpt supplied by Kathleen Lynch). Pepys, Diary: My wife tells me of my Lord Orrery's new play "Tryphon," at the Duke of York's house...and [we] went thither, where, with much ado, at half-past one, we got into a blind hole in the 18d. place, above stairs, where we could not hear well, but the house infinite full, but the prologue most silly, and the play, though admirable, yet no pleasure almost in it, because just the very same design, and words, and sense, and plot, as every one of his plays have, any one of which alone would be held admirable, whereas so many of the same design and fancy do but dull one another; and this, I preceive, is the sense of every body else, as well as myself, who therefore showed but little pleasure in it

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tryphon

Cast
Role: The Prologue Actor: Mr Nokes, Mr Angell
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
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Related Work: Tryphon Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys does not indicate that this performance is the premiere, and Summers, The Playhouse of Pepys, p. 137, states, without offering his evidence, that the play first appeared on 11 Aug. 1664. The play also appears in Herbert, Dramatic Records, p. 138. If Pepys saw the premiere, the play was possibly given on 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 Aug. Pepys, Diary: Mr Creed dining with me I got him to give my wife and me a play this afternoon, lending him money to do it, which is a fallacy that I have found now once, to avoyde my vowe with, but never to be more practised I swear, and to the new play, at the Duke's house, of Henry the Fifth; a most noule play, writ by my Lord Orrery; wherein Betterton, Harris, and Ianthe's parts are most incomparably wrote and done, and the whole play the most full of height and raptures of wit and sense, that ever I heard; having but one incongruity, or what did not please me in it, that is, that King Harry promises to plead for Tudor to their Mistresse, Princesse Katherine of France, more than when it comes to it he seems to do; and Tudor refused by her with some kind of indignity, not with a difficulty and honour that it ought to have been done in to him. Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 27-28: This Play was Splendidly Cloath'd: The King, in the Duke of York's Coronation Suit; Owen Tudor, in King Charle's: Duke of Burgundy, in the Lord of Oxford's, and the rest all New. It was Excellently Perform'd, and Acted 10 Days Successively

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The History Of Henry The Fifth

Performance Comment: Edition of 1669: King Henry the Fifth-Harris; Duke of Bedford-Underhill; Duke of Exeter-Cogan; Earl of Warwick-Aingel; Bishop of Canterbury-Lylinston [Lilleston]; Owen Tudor-Betterton; The Dauphin-Young; Duke of Burgundy-Smith; Earl of Chareloys-Cadiman; Constable of France-James Noke; De Chastel-Norris; Bishop of Arras-Samford; Count of Blamount-Medborne; Monsieur Colemore-Floyd; Queen of France-Mrs Long; Princess Katherine-Mrs Betterton; Princess Anne-Mrs Davis; Countess of La Marr-Mrs Norris.
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Related Work: The History of Henry the Fifth Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This performance, apparently the premiere, is on the L. C. list at Harvard. See VanLennep, "Plays on the English Stage", p. 14. Downes (p. 28): After this my Lord Orrery, Writ Two Comedies: The first call'd Guzman...took very well

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Guzman

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Related Work: Guzman Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: And my wife being gone abroad with W. Hewer, to see the new play to-day, at the Duke of York's house, Guzman, I dined alone.... I thence presently to the Duke of York's playhouse, and there, in the 18d. seat, did get room to see almost three acts of the play; but it seemed to me but very ordinary. After the play done, I into the pit, and there find my wife and W. Hewer...[and] here I did meet with Shadwell, the poet, who, to my great wonder, do tell me that my Lord of Orrery? did write this play, trying what he could do in comedy, since his heroique plays could do no more wonders. This do trouble me; for it is as mean a thing, and so he says, as hath been upon the stage a great while; and Harris, who hath no part in it, did come to me, and told me in discourse that he was glad of it, it being a play that will not take

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Mainpiece Title: Guzman

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Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: By coach to White Hall, thinking to have met at a Committee of Tangier, but nobody being there but my Lord Rutherford, he would needs carry me and another Scotch Lord to a play, and so we saw, coming late, part of The Generall, my Lord Orrery's (Broghill) second play; but, Lord! to see how no more either in words, sense, or design, it is to his Harry the 5th is not imaginable, and so poorly acted, though in finer clothes, is strange. And here I must confess breach of a vowe in appearance, but I not desiring it, but against my will, and my oathe being to go neither at my own charge nor at another's, as I had done by becoming liable to give them another, as I am to Sir W. Pen and Mr Creed; but here I neither know which of them paid for me, nor, If I did, am I obliged ever to return the like

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Generall

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Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Generall

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Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: With Creed, my wife, and Mercer to a play at the Duke's, of my Lord Orrery's, called Mustapha, which being not good, made Betterton's part and Ianthe's but ordinary too, so that we were not contented with it at all...All the pleasure of the play was, the King and my Lady Castlemayne wer there; and pretty witty Nell Gwin?, at the King's house, and the younger Rebecca? Marshall sat next us; which pleased me mightily. Downes (p. 26): All the Parts being new Cloath's with new Scenes, Sir William's great Care of having it perfect and exactly perform'd, it produc'd to himself and Company vast Profit

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mustapha, The Son Of Solyman The Magnificent

Cast
Role: Solyman Actor: Betterton
Role: Mustapha Actor: Harris
Role: Zanger Actor: Smith
Role: Rustan Actor: Sandford
Role: Pyrrhus Actor: Richards
Role: Cardinal of Veradium? Actor: Young
Role: Haly Actor: Cademan
Role: Roxolana Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Queen of Hungaria Actor: Mrs Davies.
Role: Achmat Actor: James Noke
Role: Thuricus Actor: Medborn
Role: Viche Actor: Aingel
Role: Zarma Actor: Mrs Long
Role: Mitza Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Cleora Actor: Mrs Shadwel.
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Related Work: Mustapha Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mustapha

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Related Work: Mustapha Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mustapha

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Related Work: Mustapha Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery
Event Comment: The Duke's Company, presumably. Evelyn, Diary: This night was acted my Lord Brahals Tragedy cal'd Mustapha before their Majesties &c: at Court: at which I was present, very seldom at any time, going to the publique Theaters, for Women now (& never 'til now) permitted to appeare & act, which inflaming severall young noble-men & gallants, became their whores, & to some their Wives, wittnesse the Earle of Oxford, Sir R. Howard, Pr. Rupert, the E. of Dorset, & another greater person than any of these, who fell into their snares, to the reproch of their noble families, & ruine both of body & Soule: I was invited to see this Tragedie, exceedingly well writ, by my Lord Chamberlain, though in my mind, I did not approve of any such passe time, in a season of such Judgements & Calamitie. Pepys, Diary: Here my Lord Bruncker proffered to carry me and my wife into a play at court to-night, and to lend me his coach home, which tempted me much; but I shall not do it

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mustapha

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Related Work: Mustapha Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mustapha

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Related Work: Mustapha Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Henry V

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Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mustapha

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Related Work: Mustapha Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mustapha

Cast
Role: Solyman? Actor: Betterton
Role: Mustapha? Actor: Harris.
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Related Work: Mustapha Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery
Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: Being full of my desire of seeing my Lord Orrery's new play this afternoon at the King's house, The Black Prince, the first time it is acted; where though we come by two o'clock, yet there was no room in the pit, but we were forced to go into one of the upper boxes, at 4s. a piece, which is the first time I ever sat in a box in my life. And in the same box come, by and by, behind me, my Lord Barkeley and his lady; but I did not turn my face to them to be known, so that I was excused from giving them my seat; and this pleasure I had, that from this place the scenes do appear very fine indeed, and much better than in the pit. The house infinite full, and the King and Duke of York was there. By and by the play begun, and in it nothing Particular but a very fine dance for variety of figures, but a little too long. But, as to the contrivance, and all that was witty (which, indeed, was much, and very witty), was almost the same that had been in his two former plays of Henry the 5th and Mustapha, and the same points and turns of wit in both, and in this very same play often repeated, but in excellent language, and were so excellent that the whole house was mightily pleased with it all along till towards the end he comes to discover the chief of the plot of the play by the reading of a long letter, which was so long and some things (the people being set already to think too long) so unnecessary that they frequently begun to laugh, and to hiss twenty times, that, had it not been for the King's being there, they had certainly hissed it off the stage. But I must confess that, as my Lord Barkeley says behind me, the having of that long letter was a thing so absurd, that he could not imagine how a man of his parts could possibly fall into it; or, if he did, if he had but let any friend read it, the friend would have told him of it; and, I must confess, it is one of the most remarkable instances that ever I did or expect to meet with in my life of a wise man's not being wise at all times, and in all things, for nothing could be more ridiculous than this, though the letter of itself at another time would be thought an excellent letter, and indeed an excellent Romance, but at the end of the play, when every body was weary of sitting, and were already possessed with the effect of the whole letter, to trouble them with a letter a quarter of an hour long was a most absurd thing. After the play done, and nothing pleasing them from the time of the letter to the end of the play, people being put into a bad humour of disliking (which is another thing worth the noting), I home by coach, and could not forbear laughing almost all the way home, and all the evening to my going to bed, at the ridiculousness of the letter, and the more because my wife was angry with me, and the world, for laughing, because the King was there, though she cannot defend the length of the letter

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Black Prince

Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: the Genius of England
Role: King Edward Actor: Moon
Role: King John Actor: Wintersell
Role: Prince Actor: Kenniston
Role: Lord Delaware Actor: Hart
Role: Count Guesclin Actor: Burt
Role: Lord Latimer Actor: Cartwright
Role: Page Actor: Beeston
Role: Alizia Actor: Mrs Guinn
Role: Plantaginet Actor: Mrs Marshall
Role: Cleorin Actor: Mrs Corey
Role: Sevina Actor: Mrs Nepp
Role: Valeria disguised Actor: F. Damport
Role: A Lady Actor: Betty Damport
Role: Epilogue to the King Actor: .
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Related Work: The Black Prince Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mustapha

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Related Work: Mustapha Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery
Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: To the King's playhouse, and there saw The Black Prince again: which is now mightily bettered by that long letter being printed, and so delivered to every body at their going in, and some short reference made to it in heart in the play, which do mighty well; but, when all is done, I think it is the worst play of my Lord Orrery's. But here, to my great satisfaction, I did see my Lord Hinchingbroke and his mistress, with her father and mother; and I am mightily pleased with the young lady, being handsome enough--and, indeed, to my great liking, as I would have her. I could not but look upon them all the play

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Black Prince

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Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mustapha

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Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: All alone to the King's house, and there sat in an upper box, to hide myself, and saw The Black Prince, a very good play; but only the fancy, most of it, the same as in the rest of my Lord Orrery's plays; but the dance very stately; but it was pretty to see how coming after dinner and with no company with me to talk to, and at a play that I had seen, and went to now not for curiosity but only idleness, I did fall asleep the former part of the play, but afterward did mind it and like it very well

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Black Prince

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Performances

Mainpiece Title: Henry The Fifth

Cast
Role: Owen Tudor? Actor: Betterton
Role: Henry V Actor: Harris?
Role: Princess Katherine Actor: Mrs Betterton?. See also 13 Aug. 1664.
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Related Work: The History of Henry the Fifth Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery
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Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tryphon

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Related Work: Tryphon Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tryphon

Cast
Role: See16681208 The Prologue Actor: Mr Nokes?, Mr Angell?
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
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Related Work: Tryphon Author(s): Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery