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Mainpiece Title: Farewell Folly

Song: As17041123

Dance: Several Entertainments of Dancing which were perform'd last Night before Her Majesty-duRuel, Mrs duRuel


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: By direction of Sig Francisco Conti, the Consort of Musick-Sig Francisco Conti for her Majesty, and which he had the Honour to perform at court upon the Union-day; Singing-La Signiora Margaretta the Baroness, Il Signior Valentino; and there is to be several Instrumetns, and the said Great Theorbo, La Mandelitta an Instrument hitherto unknown-Signior Conti


Mainpiece Title: Tunbridge Walks; Or, The Yeoman Of Kent

Afterpiece Title: A Visiting Scene of 4 Aldermen's Ladies

Song: The Mad Dialogue, other songs-Leveridge, Mrs Lindsey

Dance: duRuel, Cherrier, duBargues, Miss Santlow; particularly the Union Dance, as twas perform'd before Her Majesty at St. James's-Mrs Santlow, duBargues


Mainpiece Title: Pyrrhus And Demetrius (acts I And Ii)

Music: That performed before Her Majesty at Court upon her Birthday


Mainpiece Title: Concert And Thomyris (one Scene)

Music: The Entertainment of Musick, which was performed before Her Majesty on her Birth Day-; To which will be added, the famous Scene of Thomyris, by Signior Scarlatti-Signior Cavalliero Nicolino Grimaldi

Dance: Several Entertainments-Mrs Santlow, young Mr Camille, composed by Mr Isaack


Mainpiece Title: Ibrahim, The 13th Emperor Of The Turks

Song: As17150314

Dance: As17150310 particularly a Dance made by Mr Isaac perform'd before his Majesty on New-Year's Day, aall'd, The Friendship-delaGarde, Miss Russell


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Entertainment: The same Entertainments- that were perform'd yesterday before His Majesty, at Hampton-Court


Mainpiece Title: Sir Courtly Nice

Dance: The Entertainments of Dancing that were perform'd Yesterday before His Majesty at Hampton-Court-Shaw, Wade, Topham, Mrs Santlow, Mrs Bicknell


Mainpiece Title: Rule A Wife And Have A Wife

Dance: With the same Entertainments of Dancing that were perform'd Yesterday before His Majesty at Hampton-Court-Shaw, Thurmond Jr, Topham, Mrs Santlow, Mrs Tenoe, Miss Lindar


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Music by Handel for Their Majesties' Coronation-; Other pieces-performers from the Opera


Mainpiece Title: The Mistake

Dance: s performed last night before Their Majesties, but order of dances is: %II: New Comic Dance-; IV: Tambourine-; V: Scottish Dance-


Mainpiece Title: Patie And Roger

Dance: Joly, Miss Dulisse

Music: A grand concerto of violins, hautboys, clarinets, bassoons, French horns; the clarinets-Mr Habgood, Pearson; and cornu de caccio ottava, an instrument never before perform'd on in a concert in England; and a Grand March composed by his Majesty the King of Prussia


Mainpiece Title: The Coquette; Or The Mistakes Of The Heart

Afterpiece Title: The True-Born Irishman; or, The English Sailors and Soldiers in America

Dance: End IV: a Hornpipe-Miller

Entertainment: ImitationsEnd: Imitations, Vocal and Rhetorical,-Decastro ; several new ones, and those which Foote introduced him in before their Majesties


Mainpiece Title: A Prelude, On The Happy Recovery Of His Majesty

Afterpiece Title: The Triumph of Truth 0


Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

Afterpiece Title: The Pannel

Dance: As17900308

Entertainment: MonologuePrevious: his being the Anniversary of His Majesty's Happy Recovery, British Loyalty; or, a Squeeze for St. Paul's-Bannister Jun

Song: After which: the Stage being decorated and illuminated in the same Superb Stile which it was for the Reception of his Majesty on Dec. the 16 last, God save the King-Dignum, Sedgwick, Alfred, Danby, Fawcett, Haymes, Hollingsworth, Lyons, Maddocks, Phillimore

Event Comment: Both pieces By Command. Ladies and Gentlemen who have taken places are desired to send their servants before 3 o'clock. No persons can possibly be admitted behind the scenes or into the Orchestra. Present their Majesties the Duke of York, Prince William Henry, Prince Henry Frederick, and Lady Augusta. [The Winston Theatrical Record lists the customary night's expenses as follows]: @Renters #12 1s.@Barber 5s. 4d.@Music #4 19s. 5d.@Tallow Candles #2 10s.@Wax Candles #1 6s.@Coals 10s.@Lamps #1 12s. 3d.@1 days Billstickers 11s. 6d.@1 days Bills #1 7s.@1 days Advertising 5s.@Wardrobe Bill (a day) #1 7s.@Property Bill (a day) #1 6d.@Extras (for Opera and Rape) #1 6s. 6d.@J. Rich #5 5s.@C. Rich #1@Guards (18) and a Serjeant #1@#36 6s. 5d.@ Extras that night: @Yeomen of His Majesties' guard #1 1s.@Yeomen of Her Majesties' guard #1 1s.@His Majesties' Footmen #1 1s.@Her Majesties' Footmen #1 1s.@Princess of Wales' Attendant #1 1s.@Their Majesties' Coachman 6s.@Total #5 11s.


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Afterpiece Title: The Rape of Proserpine

Dance: As17610907

Event Comment: By Command of Their Majesties. "There were not an hundred persons in the Pit when their Majesties entered, and there were not double the number at any part of the evening. The Royal box being in the centre, fronting the stage, their Majesties were invisible to the Gallery; and on their entrance solemn stillness prevailed, until the Orchestra, for the first time in an Opera-house, for the first time by the Professional Band, Struck up God save the King. Never, we will venture to say, in any Theatre during the present reign, was there so thin an audience when their Majesties were present; and we pretend not to divine the cause. Whether it is the failure of the Theatre as a musical room--the general poverty of the performance--the little notice that was given of their Majesties' intention to be present we know not" (Morning Chronicle, 23 Feb.)


Mainpiece Title: Armida

Ballet: Amphion et Thalie. As17910217

Event Comment: By His Majesty's Command. Mainpiece: Written by Shakespear. London Daily Post and General Advertiser, 22 Jan.: Last Saturday Night his Majesty, his Royal Highness the Duke, the Princesses, with several Foreign Ministers and their Ladies, were at [cg]: So great a Concourse of People came in order to see his Majesty there, as has scarcely been seen; many Persons who came to the Play-House at Four o'Clock, offering any Price, if they could possibly be admitted. In the Fury Dance of Macbeth, Mr Haughton had the misfortune to dislocate his Ankle-Bone, and fell down upon the Stage, and was obliged to be carried off; upon which his Majesty was graciously Pleased to send him Ten Guineas instantly, and to order him to be taken Care of


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Afterpiece Title: Perseus and Andromeda; or, The Cheats of Harlequin

Music: Vocal Parts [for Macbeth]-Leveridge, Salway, Roberts, Thompson, Stoppelaer, Mrs James, Mrs Wright, Mrs Vincent, Mrs Kilby

Event Comment: Edward Gower to Sir R. Leveson, 20 Nov. 1660: Yesternight the King, Queen, Princess, &c. supped at the Duke of Albemarle's, where they had the Silent Woman acted in the cockpit (HMC, 5th Report, 1876, p. 200). The King's Company. Pepys, Diary, 20 Nov. 1660: This morning I found my Lord in bed late, he having been with the King, Queen, and Princess, at the cockpit all night, where General Monk treated them; and after supper a play, where the King did put a great affront upon John? Singleton's musique, he bidding them stop and bade the French musique play, which, my Lord says, do much outdo all ours. The prologue was printed in 1660: The Prologue to His Majesty at the first Play presented at the cock-pit in Whitehall, Being part of that Noble Entertainment which Their Majesties received Novemb. 19. from his Grace the Duke of Albemarle. [The Prologue has been reprinted by Wiley, Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 11-12. Bodleian Wood 398 has a MS note: By Sir Jo. Denham.


Mainpiece Title: The Silent Woman

Event Comment: Boswell (Restoration Court Stage, pp. 180-81) believes that a performance occurred on this day, as well as on 16 Feb. 1674@5, Shrove Tuesday, the date often specified in advance statements. For previous notices, see 2 Feb. 1674@5, 15 and 22 Dec. 1674. Edition of 1675:....followed at innumerable Rehearsals, and all the Representations by throngs of Persons of the greatest the 20th or 30th, for near so often it had been Rehearsed and Acted....And the Composer of all the Musick both Vocal and Instrumental Mr Staggins. Langbaine. (English Dramatick Poets, p. 92): a Masque at court, frequently presented there by Persons of great Quality, with the Prologue, and the Songs between the Acts: printed in quarto Lond. 1675....This Masque was writ at the Command of her present Majesty: and was rehearsed near Thirty times, all the Representations being follow'd by throngs of Persons of the greatest Quality, and very often grac'd with their Majesties and Royal Highnesses Presence. John Evelyn (The Life of Mrs Godolphin): [Mrs Blagge] had on her that day near twenty thousand pounds value of Jewells, which were more sett off with her native beauty and luster then any they contributed of their own to hers; in a word, she seemed to me a Saint in Glory, abstracting her from the Stage. For I must tell you, that amidst all this pomp and serious impertinence, whilst the rest were acting, and that her part was sometymes to goe off, as the scenes required, into the tireing roome, where severall Ladyes her companions were railing with the Gallants trifleingly enough till they were called to reenter, she, under pretence of conning her next part, was retired into a Corner, reading a booke of devotion, without att all concerning herself or mingling with the young Company; as if she had no farther part to act, who was the principall person of the Comedy...[With] what a surprizeing and admirable aire she trode the Stage, and performed her Part, because she could doe nothing of this sort, or any thing else she undertooke, indifferently....Thus ended the Play, butt soe did not her affliction, for a disaster happened which extreamly concern'd her, and that was the loss of a Diamond of considerable vallue, which had been lent her by the Countess of Suffolke; the Stage was immediately swept, and dilligent search made to find it, butt without success, soe as probably it had been taken from her, as she was oft inviron'd with that infinite crowd which tis impossible to avoid upon such occasion. Butt the lost was soon repair'd, for his Royall Highness understanding the trouble she was in, generousely sent her the wherewithall to make my Lady Suffolke a present of soe good a Jewell. For the rest of that days triumph I have a particular account still by me of the rich Apparell she had on her, amounting, besides the Pearles and Pretious Stones, to above three hundred pounds (ed. Samuel Lord Bishop of Oxford [London, 1847], pp. 97-100). See also 15 Dec. 1674


Mainpiece Title: Calisto; Or, The Chaste Nimph

Afterpiece Title: Calisto's Additional performers

Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@141, p. 369. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 352. In L. C. 5@150, p. 156, is an order to prepare the stage for the play, and, in L. C. 5@150, p. 164, is another order for new equipment. Luttrell, A Brief Relation, II, 125: The 4th, being his majesties birth day...and at night was a consort of musick, and a play afterwards. Matthew Prior wrote A Pindarique Ode which was sung before Their Majesties at court on this day. See The Literary Works of Matthew Prior, ed. H. B. Wright and M. K. Spears (Oxford, 1959), I, 96-98; II, 858. Cibber, Apology, I, 128: The agreeable was so natural to [Mountfort], that even in that dissolute Character of the Rover he seem'd to wash off the Guilt from Vice, and gave it Charms and Merit. For tho' it may be a Reproach to the Poet to draw such Characters not only unpunish'd but rewarded, the Actor may still be allow'd his due Praise in his excellent Performance. And this is a Distinction which, when this Comedy was acted at Whitehall, King William's Queen Mary was pleas'd to make in favour of Monfort, notwithstanding her Disapprobation of the Play


Mainpiece Title: The Rover

Event Comment: Gentleman's Journal, November 1693: An Ode upon His Majesty's Birth-day, Set to Musick by Dr Staggins; and Perform'd before Their Majesties, Nov. 4. 1693. The Words by N. Tate, Servant to Their Majesties. [The Ode was published separately as a broadside in 1693. A song, Gallic force, in vain, set by Staggins and sung to the King on his birthday, is in Comes Amoris, The Fifth Book, 1694.


Mainpiece Title: Concert


Mainpiece Title: Le Maitre Etourdi

Afterpiece Title: Le Tombeau de Maitre Andre

Entertainment: Several new Entertainments which were never perform'd in England before-


Mainpiece Title: The Country Wife

Afterpiece Title: Apollo and Daphne; or, The Burgomaster Trick'd