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Event Comment: Benefit for Wild. 1st piece: Written originally by Shakspeare [see E. K. Chambers,@William@Shakespeare, 1930, I, 539-42], and revised by Theobald. Not acted these 26 years [acted 6 May 1767. Hoy is identified in Not. Dram.]. 2nd piece [1st time; P 1, by Mark Lonsdale; music by William Reeve. Not in Larpent MS; not published]: Being partly new, and partly selected from the much admired Pantomimes of the Rival Knights, Provocation, &c. &c. Oracle, 26 May: Tickets to be had of Wild, No. 31, Long-Acre. Receipts: #188 15s. (47.5; 7.16; tickets: 133.14)


Mainpiece Title: Double Falsehood; Or, The Distrest Lovers

Afterpiece Title: Tippoo Saib; or, British Valour in India

Afterpiece Title: Barnaby Brittle

Dance: In 2nd piece: Battle Dance-, and a Representation of English and British Grand Martial Procession

Song: I: Hark the Lark at Heaven's Gate sings (set by Dr Cooke)-Bannister, Johnstone, Incledon, Mrs Mountain; End II: Black Eyed Susan-Incledon; IV: Fond Echo Forbear thy fond sigh (written by Shakspeare [recte Lewis Theobald], and composed new for the Evening's Performance by Shield)-Mrs Mountain; In Pantomime: Poor Orra tink on Yanco dear (the music by Dibdin)-Mrs Mountain; The Gallant Soldier born to Arms (composed by Hook)-Incledon; Indian War Song-Bannister; The Tobacco Box: Tho' the Fate of Battle on Tomorrow wait-Johnstone, Mrs Warrell

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 5, by William Henry Ireland; incidental music by William Linley. Prologue by Sir James Bland Burges; Epilogue by Robert Merry (see text)]: With new Scenes, Dresses & Decorations. The Scenes designed and excuted by Greenwood and Capon. The Dresses by Johnston, Gay & Miss Rein. Printed slip attached to Kemble playbill: A malevolent and impotent attack on the Shakspeare MSS. [i.e. those forged by W. H. Ireland, of which this play was one] having appeared, on the Eve of representation of Vortigern, evidently intended to injure the interest of the Proprietor of the MSS., Mr Samuel? Ireland [W. H. Ireland's father] feels it impossible, within the short space of time that intervenes between the publishing and the representation, to produce an answer to the most illiberal and unfounded assertions in Mr Malone's enquiry [i.e. Edmond Malone, An Inquiry into the Authenticity of certain Papers attributed to Shakspeare, Queen Elizabeth, and Henry, Earl of Southampton, 1796]. He is therefore induced to request that Vortigern may be heard With that Candour that has ever distinguished a British Audience. The Play is now at the Press, and will in a very few days be laid before the Public. [But it was not issued until 1799 (see below). See also Bernard Grebanier, The Great Shakespeare Forgery, London, 1966.] 4 Apr., states that the first three acts were listened to with patience, but beginning with the fourth act the play was damned, when "one tremendous yell of indignation from the pit burst simultaneously." "At four o'clock the doors of the theatre were besieged; and, a few minutes after they were opened, the pit was crowded solely with gentlemen. Before six not a place was to be found in the boxes, and the passages were filled...The audience betrayed symptoms of impatience early in the representation; but, finding its taste insulted by bloated terms, which heightened the general insipidity, its reason puzzled by discordant images, false ornaments, and abortive efforts to elevate and astonish, pronounced its sentence of condemnation at the conclusion of the play" (Gentleman's Magazine, Apr. 1795, pp. 346-47). "Irelands play of Vortigern I went to. Prologue spoken at 35 minutes past 6 [see 29 Mar.]: Play over at 10. A strong party was evidently made to support it, which clapped without opposition frequently through near 3 acts, when some ridiculous passages caused a laugh, mixed with groans-Kemble requested the audience t o hear the play out abt. the end of 4th act and prevailed.-The Epilogue was spoken by Mrs Jordan who skipped over some lines which claimed the play as Shakespeares. Barrymore attempted to give the Play out for Monday next but was hooted off the stage. Kemble then came on, & after some time, was permitted to say that "School for Scandal would be given," which the House approved by clapping. Sturt of Dorsetshire was in a Stage Box drunk, & exposed himself indecently to support the Play, and when one of the stage attendants attempted to take up the green cloth [i.e. a carpet which, by custom, was laid on the stage during the concluding scene of a tragedy], Sturt seized him roughly by the head. He was slightly pelted with oranges" (Joseph Farington, Diary, 1922, I, 145). Account-Book, 4 Apr.: Paid Ireland his share for the 1st Night of Vortigern #102 13s. 3d. Morning Chronicle, 29 Mar. 1799: This Day is published Vortigern and Henry the Second (4s.). Receipts: #555 6s. 6d. (528.6.0; 26.9.6; 0.11.0)


Mainpiece Title: Vortigern

Afterpiece Title: My Grandmother

Song: In: Last Whitsunday they brought me-Miss Leak; She sung whilst from her eye ran down-Mrs Jordan [neither one listed in playbill (see BUC, 622)]


Mainpiece Title: The Woodman

Afterpiece Title: The Rendezvous

Afterpiece Title: The Jew and the Doctor

Song: End I: The Storm (by G. A. Stevens)-Incledon; In course Evening: an entire new Glee, composed by King, The Witches[, the Words from the First Scene of Shakspeare's Macbeth, -Incledon, Townsend, Linton, Chorus; [Also Black Ey'd Susan-; Old Towler- [Incledon]

Performance Comment: A. Stevens=)-Incledon; In course Evening: an entire new Glee, composed by King, The Witches[, the Words from the First Scene of Shakspeare's Macbeth, -Incledon, Townsend, Linton, Chorus; [Also Black Ey'd Susan-; Old Towler- [Incledon].Incledon].