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Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Davenant's alterations were apparently not published. Pepys, Diary: To a play...at the Duke's house, where Tu Quoque was the first time acted, with some alterations of Sir W. Davenant's; but the play is a very silly play, methinks; for I, and others that sat by me, Mr Povy and Mr Progers, were weary of it; but it will please the citizens

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tu Quoque; Or, The City Gallant

Performance Comment: [Altered from John Cooke by Sir William Davenant.]
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Related Work: Tu Quoque; or, The City Gallant Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Event Comment: Alter'd from Shakespear by Sir Wm. Davenant and Mr Dryden. With Songs, Machines, and other Decorations proper to the Play

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Tempest; Or, The Inchanted Island

Cast
Role: Prospero Actor: Mills
Role: Ferdinand Actor: W. Mills
Role: Hypolito Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Trincalo Actor: Miller
Role: Mustachio Actor: Harper
Role: Ventoso Actor: Norris
Role: Caliban Actor: Johnson
Role: Ariel Actor: Miss Robinson
Role: Miranda Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Dorinda Actor: Miss Raftor.
Related Works
Related Work: The Tempest Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Related Work: The Tempest; or, The Enchanted Island Author(s): Sir William Davenant

Afterpiece Title: Neptune and Amphitrite

Song: DDear Dear Pretty Youth by Henry Purcell-Miss Raftor as Dorinda

Dance: DDance of the Four Winds-; Grand Dance of Infernal Spirits-, as perform'd before the Grand Signor, by the Eunuchs of the Seraglio, at the Bairam Feast; Dance of Watermen-

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Alter'd from Shakespear by Sir Wm. Davenant and Mr Dryden

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Tempest; Or, The Inchanted Island

Cast
Role: Prospero Actor: Roberts
Role: Hypolita Actor: Miss Williams
Role: Trincalo Actor: Miller
Role: Caliban Actor: Johnson
Role: Dorinda Actor: Miss Raftor
Role: Ariel Actor: Miss Robinson
Related Works
Related Work: The Tempest Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Related Work: The Tempest; or, The Enchanted Island Author(s): Sir William Davenant

Afterpiece Title: Cephalus and Procris

Event Comment: Not Acted these Sixteen Years. For the Entertainment of his Excellency Sid Mahomet Ben Ali Abogly, Ambassador from the Emperor of Morocco. Written by Sir William D'Avenant, and very carefully revis'd with Alterations. Receipts: #31 9s. 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Wits

Performance Comment: Elder Palantine-Ogden; Young Palatine-Milward; Sir Morglay Thwack-Morgan; Sir Tyrant Thrift-Norris; Pert-W. Bullock; Meager-Houghton; Snore-H. Bullock; Engin-Chapman; Lady Ample-Mrs Vincent; Lucy-Mrs Grace; Mrs Snore-Mrs Cook; Mrs Queasy-Mrs Martin; Ginnet-Miss Fenton.
Cast
Role: Elder Palantine Actor: Ogden
Role: Young Palatine Actor: Milward
Role: Sir Morglay Thwack Actor: Morgan
Role: Sir Tyrant Thrift Actor: Norris
Role: Pert Actor: W. Bullock
Role: Meager Actor: Houghton
Role: Snore Actor: H. Bullock
Role: Engin Actor: Chapman
Role: Lady Ample Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Grace
Role: Mrs Snore Actor: Mrs Cook
Role: Mrs Queasy Actor: Mrs Martin
Role: Ginnet Actor: Miss Fenton.
Related Works
Related Work: The Wits Author(s): Sir William Davenant

Afterpiece Title: The Jealous Doctor

Cast
Role: With a new Prologue Actor: .
Role: Punch Actor: Pelling
Role: Scaramouch Actor: Newhouse
Role: Harlequin Actor: Clarke
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Ogden.

Song: TThe Genius of England-Salway

Dance: CChacone-Mrs Anderson; Scottish Dance-Smith, Mrs Ogden; Pastoral-Burney, Mrs Anderson

Event Comment: Written by Sir George Etheridge

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-Wilks; Medley-Mills; Old Bellair-Penkethman; Young Bellair-Bullock Jr; Shoemaker-Bowen; Loveit-Mrs Oldfield; Belinda-Mrs Rogers; Harriet-Mrs Santlow; Emilia-Mrs Porter.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Wilks
Role: Medley Actor: Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Penkethman
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Bullock Jr
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Bowen
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Santlow
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Porter.
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Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege
Event Comment: Written by Sir George Etherege

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-Wilks; Medley-Mills; Old Bellair-Penkethman; Young Bellair-Williams; Shoemaker-Norris; Orangewoman-Cross; Loveit-Mrs Oldfield; Harriet-Mrs Booth; Belinda-Mrs Younger; Emilia-Mrs Heron; Pert-Mrs Bicknell; Lady Townly-Mrs Baker.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Wilks
Role: Medley Actor: Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Penkethman
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Williams
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Norris
Role: Orangewoman Actor: Cross
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Younger
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Heron
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Bicknell
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Baker.
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Dance:

Event Comment: Written by Sir George Etherege

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-Wilks; Medley-Mills; Old Bellair-Penkethman; Young Bellair-Cibber Jr; Loveit-Mrs Oldfield; Harriet-Mrs Booth; Belinda-Mrs Younger; Emilia-Mrs Heron; Pert-Mrs Bicknell.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Wilks
Role: Medley Actor: Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Penkethman
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Cibber Jr
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Younger
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Heron
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Bicknell.
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Dance:

Event Comment: Written by Sir George Etheridge

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-Wilks; Medley-Mills; Old Bellair-Harper; Young Bellair-Cibber Jr; ShoeMaker-Miller; Harriet-Mrs Booth; Loveit-Mrs Oldfield; Belinda-Mrs Porter; Emilia-Mrs Heron; Pert-Miss Tenoe.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Wilks
Role: Medley Actor: Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Harper
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Cibber Jr
Role: ShoeMaker Actor: Miller
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Heron
Role: Pert Actor: Miss Tenoe.
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Song: As17241008

Dance:

Event Comment: By their Royal Highnesses' Command. Written by Sir George Etheridge

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-Wilks; Medley-Mills; Old Bellair-Harper; Young Bellair-Cibber Jr; Shoemaker-Miller; Harriet-Mrs Booth; Belinda-Mrs Cibber; Loveit-Mrs Oldfield; Emilia-Mrs Heron; Lady Townly-Mrs Baker; Pert-Miss Teno.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Wilks
Role: Medley Actor: Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Harper
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Cibber Jr
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Miller
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Heron
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Pert Actor: Miss Teno.
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Dance:

Event Comment: At the particular Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Written by Sir George Etheridge

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-Wilks; Medley-Mills; Old Bellair-Harper; Young Bellair-Cibber Jr; Mrs Loveit-Mrs Oldfield; Harriet-Mrs Booth; Belinda-Mrs Cibber; Emilia-Mrs Heron; Pert-Miss Tenoe.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Wilks
Role: Medley Actor: Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Harper
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Cibber Jr
Role: Mrs Loveit Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Heron
Role: Pert Actor: Miss Tenoe.
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Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Song: As17261001

Dance: As17261006

Event Comment: At the particular Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Written by Sir George Etheridge

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-Wilks; Medley-Mills; Old Bellair-Harper; Young Bellair-Cibber Jr; Shoemaker-Miller; Loveit-Mrs Oldfield; Harriet-Mrs Booth; Belinda-Mrs Cibber; Emilia-Mrs Heron; Lady Townly-Mrs Butler; Pert-Mrs Mills.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Wilks
Role: Medley Actor: Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Harper
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Cibber Jr
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Miller
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Heron
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Mills.
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Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Dance: Essex, Mrs Booth, Lally's Son, Little Girl

Event Comment: At the particular Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Written by Sir George Etheridge

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-Wilks; Loveit-Mrs Oldfield; Medley-Mills; Old Bellair-Harper; Young Bellair-Cibber Jr; Shoemaker-Miller; Harriet-Mrs Booth; Belinda-Mrs Cibber; Emilia-Mrs Heron; Lady Townly-Mrs Butler; Pert-Mrs Mills.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Wilks
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Medley Actor: Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Harper
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Cibber Jr
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Miller
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Heron
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Mills.
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Dance:

Event Comment: At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. Mainpiece: Written by Sir George Etheridge

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-W. Mills; Medley-Mills; Old Bellair-Harper; Young Bellair-Cibber Jr; Shoemaker-Mullart; Loveit-Mrs Heron; Harriet-Mrs Booth; Belinda-Mrs Cibber; Emilia-Mrs Butler; Lady Townly-Mrs Grace; Lady Woodvil-Mrs Shireburn; Pert-Mrs Mills; Busy-Mrs Walter.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: W. Mills
Role: Medley Actor: Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Harper
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Cibber Jr
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Mullart
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Heron
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Grace
Role: Lady Woodvil Actor: Mrs Shireburn
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Busy Actor: Mrs Walter.
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Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Afterpiece Title: The Country Revels

Dance:

Event Comment: Written by Sir George Etheridge

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber Sr .
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber Sr
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Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Dance:

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Written by Sir George Etheridge

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-Mills; Medley-Milward; Loveit-Mrs Clive; Harriet-Mrs Mills; Old Bellair-Shepard; Young Bellair-Wright; Shoemaker-Woodward; Orangewoman-Turbutt; Lady Woodville-Mrs Cross; Emilia-Mrs Butler; Belinda-Mrs Chetwood; Lady Townly-Mrs Grace; Pert-Mrs Pritchard; Busy-Mrs Hamilton.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Mills
Role: Medley Actor: Milward
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Shepard
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Wright
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Woodward
Role: Orangewoman Actor: Turbutt
Role: Lady Woodville Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Chetwood
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Grace
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Busy Actor: Mrs Hamilton.
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Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

Cast
Role: Arcas Actor: Cross.
Role: Damon Actor: Beard
Role: Phillida Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Corydon Actor: Turbutt
Role: Cymon Actor: Ray
Role: Mopsus Actor: Read.

Dance: Muilment

Event Comment: By Command of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and the Princesses Amelia, Caroline, Mary, and Louisa. Mainpiece: Written by Sir George Etherege

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber; Dorimant-Ryan; Medley-Delane; Old Bellair-Hippisley; Young Bellair-Hallam; Shoemaker-Neale; Handy-A. Ryan; Mrs Loveit-Mrs Horton; Harriet-Mrs Vincent; Belinda-Mrs Stevens; Emilia-Mrs Bellamy; Lady Townly-Mrs Cross; Lady Woodvill-Mrs James; Pert-Miss Brunette; Busy-Miss Burgess; Orange@woman-Stoppelaer.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Dorimant Actor: Ryan
Role: Medley Actor: Delane
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Hippisley
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Hallam
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Neale
Role: Handy Actor: A. Ryan
Role: Mrs Loveit Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Stevens
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Bellamy
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lady Woodvill Actor: Mrs James
Role: Pert Actor: Miss Brunette
Role: Busy Actor: Miss Burgess
Role: Orange@woman Actor: Stoppelaer.
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Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Afterpiece Title: The Dragon of Wantley

Cast
Role: Dragon Actor: Signor Bencraftini.
Role: More Actor: Salway
Role: Gubbins Actor: Laguerre
Role: Margarina Actor: Mrs Lampe
Role: Mauxalinda Actor: Miss Younge.

Dance: III: Comic Ballet-Villeneuve, Miss Oates; IV: Grecian Sailors-Glover; V: Grand Ballet-Mlle Roland Elder; The Kilkenny-Glover, the Younger Mlle Roland

Song: IV: Bachique Song-Leveridge, Salway

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Clive. Mainpiece: Written by Sir George Etheridge. By Command of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales. Receipts: #230

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber Jun.; Dorimant-Mills; Medley-Delane; Old Bellair-Shepard; Young Bellair-Havard; Handy-Green; Mrs Loveit-Mrs Clive; Belinda-Mrs Woffington; Harriet-Mrs Mills; Pert-Mrs Macklin; Shoemaker-Raftor; Emilia-Mrs Butler; Lady Woodville-Mrs Cross; Lady Townly-Mrs Bennet; Pert-Miss Macklin; Busy-Miss Brunette.
Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber Jun.
Role: Dorimant Actor: Mills
Role: Medley Actor: Delane
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Shepard
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Havard
Role: Handy Actor: Green
Role: Mrs Loveit Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Raftor
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Lady Woodville Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Pert Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Busy Actor: Miss Brunette.
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter Author(s): Sir George Etherege

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmasked

Cast
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Quaver Actor: Lowe
Role: Goodwill Actor: Taswell
Role: Blister Actor: Turbutt
Role: Wormwood Actor: Woodburn
Role: Coupee Actor: Macklin
Role: Thomas Actor: Raftor.

Song: I: Sweet Bird, from Milton,-Mrs Arne; III: The celebrated Irish Ballad Elin a Roon-Mrs Clive in Irish, as she perform'd it at the Theatre Royal in Dublin; IV: Singing in Italian and English-Miss Edwards

Dance: II: The Italian Peasants, as17411205; IV: A Ballet-Desse, Baudouin, Leviez

Event Comment: The date of the first performance is not certainly known, but Pepys, on 2 July, saw Part II, stating that 2 July was the premiere of Part I and the opening of the Duke's Company's new theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 20-21): His [Davenant's] Company Rehears'd the First and Second Part of the Siege of Rhodes...at Pothecaries-Hall: And in Spring 1662 [1661], Open'd his House with the said Plays, having new Scenes and Decorations, being the first that e're were Introduc'd in England....All Parts being Justly and Excellently Perform'd; it continu'd Acting 12 Days without Interruption with great Applause. Downes, p. 34: I must not forget my self, being Listed for an Acotr in Sir William Davenant's Company in Lincolns-Inn-Fields: The very first Day of opening the House there, with the Siege of Rhodes, being to Act Haly; (The King, Duke of York, and all the Nobility in the House, and the first time the King was in a Publick Theatre). The sight of that August presence, spoil'd me for an Actor too. HMC, 10th Report, Appendix, Part IV, p. 21: @For the Siege of Rhodes all say@It is an everlasting play@Though they wonder now Roxalana is gon@What shift it makes to hold out so long@For when the second part took, butt for Bully@The first did not satisfie so fully.@ [Presumably this verse was written after Mrs Davenport left the stage, in 1662(?).

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Siege Of Rhodes, Part I

Cast
Role: Solyman Actor: Betterton
Role: Alphonso Actor: Harris
Role: Villerius Actor: Lilliston
Role: Admiral Actor: Blagden
Role: Roxolana Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Ianthe Actor: Mrs Sanderson
Role: Haly Actor: Downes.
Related Works
Related Work: The Siege of Rhodes, Part I Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Related Work: The Siege of Rhodes, Part II Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Related Work: The Siege of Rhodes Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. On Thursday 10 Dec. 1663, Pepys reported that this play was to be acted the following week, but the date of the first performance is uncertain. But--except for the holidays--it was probably acted on consecutive days until 1 Jan. 1663@4, when Pepys saw it. The play is also in Herbert, Dramatic Records, p. 138, as a "Revived Play." Pepys, Diary: I perceive the King and Duke and the Court was going to the Duke's playhouse to see Henry VIII. acted, which is said to be an admirable play. But, Lord! to see now near I was to have broken my oathe, or run the hazard of 20s. losse, so much my nature was hot to have gone thither; but I did not go. Downes (p.24): King Henry the 8th, This Play, by Order of Sir William Davenant, was all new Cloath'd in proper Habits: The King's was new, all the Lords, the Cardinals, the Bishops, the Doctors, Proctors, Lawyers, Tip-staves, new Scenes: The part of the King was so right and justly done by Mr Betterton, he being Instructed in it by Sir William, who had it from Old Mr Lowen, that had his Instructions from Mr Shakespear himself, that I dare and will aver, none can, or will come near him in this Age, in the performance of that part: Mr Harris's performance of Cardinal Wolsey, was little Inferior to that, he doing it with such just State, Port, and Mein, that I dare affirm, none hitherto has Equall'd him:...Every part by the great Care of Sir William, being exactly perform'd; it being all new Scenes; it continu'd Acting 15 Days together with general Applause

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Henry Viii

Cast
Role: King Actor: Betterton
Role: Wolsey Actor: Harris
Role: Duke of Buckingham Actor: Smith
Role: Norfolk Actor: Nokes
Role: Suffolk Actor: Lilliston
Role: Cranmur Actor: Medburn
Role: Bishop Gardiner Actor: Underhill
Role: Earl of Surry Actor: Young
Role: Lord Sands Actor: Price
Role: Queen Catherine Actor: Mrs Betterton.
Related Works
Related Work: Henry VIII Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: To Sir William Davenant's Opera; this being the fourth day that it hath begun, and the first that I have seen it. To-day was acted the second part of The Siege of Rhodes. We staid a very great while for the King and the Queen of Bohemia. And by the breaking of a board over our heads, we had a great deal of dust fell into the ladies' necks and the men's hair, which made good sport. The King being come, the scene opened; which indeed is very fine and magnificent, and well acted, all but the Eunuch, who was so much out tha he was hissed off the stage

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Siege Of Rhodes, Part Ii

Related Works
Related Work: The Siege of Rhodes, Part II Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Related Work: The Siege of Rhodes, Part I Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Related Work: The Siege of Rhodes Author(s): Sir William Davenant

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Law Against Lovers

Performance Comment: [Altered from William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Much Ado About Nothing by Sir William Davenant.] Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 26) and the edition of 1673 have no actors' names. But see16610218@2.
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Related Work: The Law Against Lovers Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This apparently was not the first performance, but the time of premiere is not known. Pepys, Diary: My wife and I and Mercer to the Duke's house, and there saw The Rivalls, which is no excellent play, but good acting in it; especially Gosnell comes and sings and dances finely, but, for all that, fell out of the key, so that the musique could not play to her afterwards, and so did Harris also go out of the tune to agree with her. Downes (p. 23): The Rivals, A Play, Wrote by Sir William Davenant; having a very Fine Interlude in it, of Vocal and Instrumental Musick, mixt with very Diverting Dances: M Price introducing the Dancing, by a short Comical Prologue, gain'd him an Universal Applause of the Town....And all the Womens Parts admirably Acted; chiefly Celia, a Shepherdess being Mad for Love; especially in Singing several Wild and Mad Songs

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Rivals

Cast
Role: Theocles Actor: Harris
Role: Philander Actor: Betterton
Role: Cunopes the Jailor Actor: Underhill
Role: Celania? Actor: Mrs Gosnell
Role: Arcon Actor: Young
Role: Polynices Actor: Smith
Role: Provost Actor: Sandford
Role: Heraclia Actor: Mrs Shadwell
Role: Leucippe Actor: Mrs Long
Role: Prologue Actor: Price.
Related Works
Related Work: The Rivals Author(s): Sir William Davenant

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: [Probably adapted by Sir William Davenant.] among those named in the quarto of 1673 these may have played at this time: Macbeth-Betterton?; Macduff-Harris?; Banquo-Smith?; Malcolm-Norris?; Lennox-Medbourne?; Donalbain-Cademan?; Lady Macbeth-Mrs Betterton?; Heccat-Sandford?.
Cast
Role: Macbeth Actor: Betterton?
Role: Macduff Actor: Harris?
Role: Banquo Actor: Smith?
Role: Malcolm Actor: Norris?
Role: Lennox Actor: Medbourne?
Role: Donalbain Actor: Cademan?
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Betterton?
Role: Heccat Actor: Sandford?.
Related Works
Related Work: Macbeth Author(s): Sir William Davenant

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: [Adapted by Sir William Davenant.] see16641105.
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Related Work: Macbeth Author(s): Sir William Davenant

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: [Adapted by Sir William Davenant.] see16641105.
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Related Work: Macbeth Author(s): Sir William Davenant