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Event Comment: [Miss Andrews' 1st appearance on the stage was at dl on 13 May 1796.] The Publick is respectfully informed that, in consequence of the Benefit advertised for To-morrow, at the Theatre-Royal in Covent Garden, no Entertainments will be given here on that night; it being the wish of the Proprietor of this Theatre to promote, by any means in his power, the success of the above charitable purpose


Mainpiece Title: Tit For Tat

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Performance Comment: Lingo-Fawcett; Sir Felix Friendly-Hollingsworth (of dl); Compton-Bannister; Eugene-Davies; Chicane-Usher; Thomas-Waldron Jun.; John-Lyons; Cudden-Chippendale; Stump-Ledger; Laura-Miss Andrews (1st appearance on any stage [recte at this theatre]); Mrs Cheshire-Mrs Davenport; Fringe-Mrs Harlowe; Cowslip-Mrs Gibbs (1st appearance in that character).

Afterpiece Title: Katharine and Petruchio

Event Comment: 2nd piece [1st time; D 3, by Henry Neuman, based on Der Opfertod, by August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue. Text (R. Phillips, 1799) assigns no parts]. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. 2nd Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout season]. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Rice, at the Theatre. The Theatre, since the last Season, has been newly Decorated. [Beginning with 19 June the playbill: Printed by T. Woodfall, Drury Lane; on 4 Sept.: No. 104, Drury Lane.] Morning Chronicle, 27 June 1799: This Day is published Family Distress (2s.). Gentleman's Magazine, May 1800, pp. 406-8, prints a letter from "J. B." in which strong exception is taken to Kotzebue in general, and this play in particular. "Theatrical entertainments have an extensive influence upon the manners of Society. When well regulated, and the pieces for representation well selected both as to matter and manner, they may be esteemed friendly to morality, and improvers of public taste. But what shall we say when both these ends are disregarded; when moral virtue is banished from the scene, and purity of taste is destroyed by affected language and pantomimical decorations? Improvements in almost every art and science have been within a few years, rapid and important. But that is not the case with the stage; nor can it be, while Kotzebue and his friends usurp the venerable boards of Shakespeare." The writer then, in sarcastic terms, outlines the plot of Family Distress. [Pope and Miss Chapman were both from cg.


Mainpiece Title: Peeping Tom

Afterpiece Title: Family Distress

Performance Comment: Characters by Pope (1st appearance on this stage), Swendall (from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh; 1st appearance on this stage), Palmer, Master Tokely, Davies, Davenport, J. Palmer, Waldron, Abbot, Lyons, H. Johnston, Mrs Davenport, Miss Leserve, Miss Chapman (1st appearance on this stage). Cast from European Magazine, June 1799, p. 404: Robert Maxwell-Pope; Harrington-Swendall; Landlord-Palmer; Harry-Master Tokely; Flood-Davies; John Hartopp-Davenport; Dempster-J. Palmer; Jew-Waldron; Dumfries-Abbot; Servant-Lyons; Walwyn-H. Johnston; Old Blind Lady-Mrs Davenport; Jane-Miss Leserve; Arabella-Miss Chapman.

Afterpiece Title: The Village Lawyer

Event Comment: By Authority. At 6 P.M. Boxes 3s. Pit 2s. Gallery 1s. [The opening night of the new theatre in Goodman's Fields. The Prologue and Epilogue were printed in Weekly Journal or British Gazetteer, 8 Nov.


Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Performance Comment: Plume-Giffard; from the Theatre Royal in Dublin: Balance-W. Giffard; Worthy-Smith; Brazen-Collet; Kite-W. Williams; Bullock-R. Williams; Melinda-Mrs Purden; Sylvia-Mrs Thomas; Rose-Mrs Mountfort; Lucy-Mrs Haughton; With a New Prologue-; Epilogue address'd to the Town-.


Event Comment: "[Henderson] appears to have cultivated the gifts of nature, with great industry; he promises better to attain the character of a player of consummate judgment than a great player, properly so called. Edwin, in spite of his thin voice and disgusting articulation, is at least equal to half his London contemporaries; and exhibited proofs that neither his conception, nor style of playing, is limited to a particular cast of parts, or mode of acting" (London Magazine, June 1777, p. 288). [ Miss Barsanti was from the Crow Street Theatre, Dublin.


Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: Shylock-Henderson (from the Theatre Royal, Bath; 1st appearance in London); Antonio-Younger; Bassanio-Davies; Salanio-Egan; Solarino-T. Davis; Lorenzo (with songs)-Du-Bellamy; Old Gobbo-Blissett; Tubal-Massey; Launcelot-Edwin; Duke-Fearon; Gratiano-Palmer; Nerissa-Mrs Hunter; Jessica (with a song)-Mrs Hitchcock; Portia-Miss Barsanti (1st appearance on this stage).

Afterpiece Title: Piety in Pattens