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Event Comment: The Introduction (tho left out of the Bills) was call'd for, & had some Applause (Cross). Books of the opera sold at the theatre. Receipts: #140 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Tempest

Related Works
Related Work: The Tempest; or, The Enchanted Island Author(s): Thomas Shadwell
Related Work: The Mock-Tempest; or, The Enchanted Castle Author(s): Thomas Duffett
Related Work: The Mock Tempest Author(s): Thomas Duffett

Dance: I: New Dance-; II: Dance of Fantastical Spirits-; End: A Grand Pantomime Dance call'd The Garlands-the Children

Event Comment: Wth Shakespear's ode (by Havard). Mrs Cibber ill, she came tho', and went thro' Ye two first Acts & then Miss Haughton finish'd the Part (Cross). For bt. of Ross, but Ross did not act. Receipts: #180 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Role: Shore Actor: Ross
Role: Catesby Actor: Mozeen
Role: Alicia Actor: Miss Haughton.
Role: Hastings Actor: Garrick
Role: Gloster Actor: Davies
Role: Jane Shore Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Darby Actor: Walker
Role: Bellmour Actor: Blakes
Role: Ratcliffe Actor: Simson.

Afterpiece Title: Catherine and Petruchio

Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Clive, in the Character of Catherine, containing a hint to the Ladies for the taming of a Husband.
Role: Petruchio Actor: Woodward
Role: Baptista Actor: Burton
Role: Hortensio Actor: Mozeen
Role: Grumio Actor: Yates
Role: Music Master Actor: Jefferson
Role: Biondello Actor: Blakes
Role: Pedro Actor: Clough
Role: Tailor Actor: Vaughan
Role: Nathaniel Actor: W. Vaughan
Role: Peter Actor: Ackman
Role: Nicholas Actor: Atkins
Role: Philip Actor: Marr
Role: Joseph Actor: Lewis
Role: Catherine Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Bianca Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Curtis Actor: Mrs Bradshaw.

Dance: IV: New Dance-

Song: Anniversary Ode in Commemoration of Shakespeare, as17560401

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Written by Shakespear. Miss Pritchard did Juliet for the First time of her Acting & Met with uncommon Applause, tho' so frightened the first Act, we Scarce cou'd hear her (Cross). Miss Pritchard's was a most remarkable first appearance--the Particularity of the public for her mother--Garrick's patronage and tuition, her own beautiful face, which was fascinating to a degree, had all great attraction. Mrs Pritchard, as Lady Capulet, leading in her daughter as Juliet, the distress of the young lady, the good wishes and tenderness of the town, all combined made an affecting scene--but that partiality dwindled away in the early part of the season (Genest, IV, 474, from Tate Wilkinson). Receipts: #226 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Role: Romeo Actor: Garrick
Role: Juliet Actor: Miss Pritchard, 1st appearance on any stage
Role: Lady Capulet Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Escalus Actor: Bransby
Role: Capulet Actor: Berry
Role: Paris Actor: Jefferson
Role: Benvolio Actor: Usher
Role: Montague Actor: Burton
Role: Tibalt Actor: Blakes
Role: Friar Lawrence Actor: Havard
Role: Mercutio Actor: Woodward
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: With the Additional Scene Representing the Funeral Actor:
Role: The Vocal Parts Actor: Beard, Champnes
Role: Masquerade Dance Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: The History and Fall of Caius Marius Author(s): Thomas Otway

Afterpiece Title: The Anatomist

Role: Le Medicin Actor: Blakes
Role: Crispin Actor: Yates
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Bennet.
Event Comment: MMrs Glen did Lady Townly for her own Benefit, tho' not advertis'd so--Inspid (Cross). Receipts: #180 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband

Role: Lord Townly Actor: Ross
Role: Manly Actor: Havard
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Yates
Role: Count Basset Actor: Blakes
Role: John Moody Actor: Burton
Role: Squire Richard Actor: Vaughan
Role: Trusty Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Myrtilla Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Miss Haughton
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Miss Jenny Actor: Miss Minors
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Glen, 1st time that stage.

Afterpiece Title: The Intriguing Chambermaid

Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Drunken Colonel Actor: Woodward.

Dance: II: Gardiner, Mrs Vernon

Event Comment: MMiss Pritchard did Juliet tho' Mrs Cibber is engag'd (Cross). Receipts: #180 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Role: Romeo Actor: Garrick
Role: Juliet Actor: Miss Pritchard, 1st appearance on any stage
Role: Lady Capulet Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Escalus Actor: Bransby
Role: Capulet Actor: Berry
Role: Paris Actor: Jefferson
Role: Benvolio Actor: Usher
Role: Montague Actor: Burton
Role: Tibalt Actor: Blakes
Role: Friar Lawrence Actor: Havard
Role: Mercutio Actor: Woodward
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: With the Additional Scene Representing the Funeral Actor:
Role: The Vocal Parts Actor: Beard, Champnes
Role: Masquerade Dance Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: The History and Fall of Caius Marius Author(s): Thomas Otway

Afterpiece Title: The Anatomist

Role: Le Medicin Actor: Blakes
Role: Crispin Actor: Yates
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Bennet.
Event Comment: This Night (tho' not so mentioned) was for Dr Hawksworth, who alter'd the play (he is just made a Dr of Law) (Cross). Last time of performing till the Holidays (Public Advertiser). Receipts: #180 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Amphitryon

Role: Jupiter Actor: Ross
Role: Sosia Actor: Woodward
Role: Mercury Actor: Palmer
Role: Alcmena Actor: Mrs Yates, late Mrs Graham
Role: Phaedra Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Bromia Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Amphitryon Actor: Havard
Role: Polida Actor: Walker
Role: Tranio Actor: Jefferson
Role: Judge Gripus Actor: Yates
Role: Phoebus Actor: Usher
Role: Night Actor: Miss Minors
Role: Dancing Actor: Beard, Miss Young, others

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Event Comment: [M+Mercury Harlequin seems to have been the afterpiece. The Public Advertiser carried the following notice under news from London: "Mr Garrick was prevented from appearing in the character of Chamont last night, by a sudden and violent Indisposition, but we hear that he is better, tho' not quite free from pain."] Receipts: #120 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Measure For Measure

Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Cibber.
Role: Elbow Actor: Philips
Role: Duke Actor: Mossop
Role: Angelo Actor: Havard
Role: Escalus Actor: Bransby
Role: Claudio Actor: Davies
Role: Provost Actor: Blakes
Role: Lucio Actor: Woodward
Role: Bernardine Actor: Clough
Role: Abhorson Actor: Vaughan
Role: Friar Peter Actor: Walker
Role: Clown Actor: Yates
Role: Mariana Actor: Mrs Bennet

Afterpiece Title: [Lilliput, ]Mercury Harlequin

Event Comment: [This month in the Gentleman's Magazine (p. 168) in an article entitled an Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times, appeared this paragraph: 'Tho' a great genius has rendered the stage the last refuge of manly taste, and with a variety of powers beyond example, establish'd nature. Shakespeare and himself, yet it is to be feared the crowd of spectators is drawn by secondary circumstances, as the fashionable part of it sit with the same face of admiration at Lear, an Opera, and a pantomime.'


Mainpiece Title: None

Event Comment: Benefit for the French Dancers, tho' not in the Bills. It was to have been The Winter's Tale, but Mrs Cibber is taken ill (Cross). Tickets deliver'd for The Winter's Tale and Catherine and Petruchio will be taken. Last time of performing the mainpiece this season. Receipts: #140 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Wonder

Role: Minuet Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: songs Actor: Beard, Miss Young.
Role: Masquerade scene including Minuet Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Burton, and the Masquerade scene restored.
Role: Don Lopez Actor: Philips.
Role: Masquerade Scene Actor: .
Role: Don Felix Actor: Garrick, 1st time
Role: Lissardo Actor: Woodward
Role: Briton Actor: Palmer
Role: Violante Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Gibby Actor: Johnston
Role: Frederick Actor: Usher
Role: Alguzile Actor: Clough
Role: Vasquez Actor: W. Vaughan
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Inis Actor: Miss Minors.
Related Works
Related Work: Wonders in the Sun, or, The Kingdom of the Birds Author(s): Thomas D'Urfey

Afterpiece Title: Catherine and Petruchio

Role: Catherine Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Grumio Actor: Yates.
Role: Petruchio Actor: Woodward
Role: With a Grand Masquerade Dance Actor:
Role: in which Minuet Actor: Miss Pritchard.
Event Comment: For ye Author of ye farce tho' not advertis'd (Cross). Afterpiece: At the Particular Desire of several Persons of Quality. Being the last time but one of performing it this season. Receipts: #180 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Fatal Marriage

Role: Biron Actor: Garrick
Role: Villeroy Actor: Havard
Role: Baldwin Actor: Berry
Role: Carlos Actor: Davies
Role: Sampson Actor: Bransby
Role: Bellford Actor: Jefferson
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Epithalamium Actor: Beard, Miss Young
Role: Parts Actor: Garrick, Havard, Berry, Davies, Bransby, Jefferson, Mrs Cibber, Mrs Bennet
Role: Arne Actor: Beard, Miss Young.
Related Works
Related Work: The Fatal Marriage Author(s): Thomas Southerne
Related Work: The Fatal Marriage; or, The Innocent Adultery Author(s): Thomas Southerne

Afterpiece Title: The Upholsterer

Role: Codicil Actor: Vernon.
Role: Quidnunc Actor: Yates
Role: Razor Actor: Woodward
Role: Pamphlet Actor: Garrick
Role: Bellmour Actor: Palmer
Role: Rovewell Actor: Usher
Role: Feeble Actor: Blakes
Role: Brisk Actor: Vernon
Role: Slipslop Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Rovewell Actor: Palmer
Role: Bellmour Actor: Usher
Role: Termagant Actor: Mrs Clive.

Dance: IV: The Italian Peasants, as17571004

Event Comment: This Play tho' all new dress'd and had Fine Scenes did not seem to give ye audience any great plasure, or draw any applause (Cross). Written by Shakespear. Never Acted there. New Habits, Scenes, and Decorations. Nothing under Full Prices will be taken during the Performance. No Gentleman can possibly be admitted behind the Scenes, or into the Orchestra on account of the Music, Decorations, and number of Performers which are necessary to the Representation (playbill). [See "Garrick's Presentation of Antony and Cleopatra," RES, Jan. 1937. The following characters appear in Capel's acting text, 23 Oct. 1958, Maecenas-Atkins; Proculeius-$Austin; Soothsayer-$Burton; Mardian-$Perry; Seleucas-$Burton.] Receipts: #200 ($Cross); #193 14s. (Winston MS 8)


Mainpiece Title: Antony And Cleopatra

Role: Antony Actor: Garrick
Role: Enobarbus Actor: Berry
Role: Pompey Actor: Havard
Role: Eros Actor: Davies
Role: Diomede Actor: Bransby
Role: Agrippa Actor: Packer
Role: Canidius Actor: Austin
Role: Alexas Actor: Ackman
Role: Menas Actor: Burton
Role: Dercetas Actor: Reinhold
Role: Officer Actor: Scrase
Role: Octavius Caesar Actor: Fleetwood
Role: Lepidus Actor: Blakes
Role: Thyreus Actor: Holland
Role: Dolabella Actor: Mozeen
Role: Octavia Actor: Mrs Glen
Role: Charmion Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Iras Actor: Miss Mills
Role: Cleopatra Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: The Bacchanalian Song Actor: Beard, Champnes.
Event Comment: Mr Berry dy'd (Cross). Receipts: #170 (Cross). British Chronicle; 8 Jan. 1760. (Winston MS 8): Died Mr Edward Berry in Russel St., Covent Garden, 53 years one of the comedians of tr dl. On this Sunday the body was interr'd in the Cemetery of St Martin's Church. The loss of so worthy a man was expressed by those present. His only daugher is to [....] with the following inscription to his memory, to whom he has left his fortune worth about #1000: @Epitaph@Here lies the remains of@Edward Berry@Who lived@With public applause and private esteem@The former he acquired as@An Excellent Comedian, the latter as an@Honest Man. 8 Jan 1760 Aet 5s.@Light lie the turf, what tho' no breathing Bust@Of mimic Marble dignifie thy dust?@Yet filial sorrow pays the Dudeous Tear@And heartworn Friendship heaves a Sigh sincere.@Pleas'd may thy shade these humble rites receive@The last sad tribute gratitude can give@


Mainpiece Title: The Way Of The World

Role: Waitwell Actor: Bransby
Role: Foible Actor: Mrs Bennet.
Role: Witwou'd Actor: Obrien
Role: Mrs Fainall Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mincing Actor: Mrs Simson
Role: Mirabel Actor: Palmer
Role: Fainall Actor: Havard
Role: Sir Wilful Actor: Yates
Role: Petulant Actor: Blakes
Role: Lady Wishfort Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Mrs Marwood Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Millamant Actor: Mrs Pritchard.
Event Comment: Benefit for the Author. [At the half-price riots (25 Jan.) Moody had stopped a man from setting fire to the house. When called upon to apologize for interfering with a gentleman and for taking the manager's part he thought to restore good humor by assuming the tone of a low-bred Irishman, saying he was sorry he had displeased them by saving their lives and putting out the fire. The reply inflamed the rioters more (Genest, V, p. 15). On 5 Feb. Moody inserted the following apology in the Public Advertiser: Mr Moody begs leave to inform the Public that the impropriety of his behavoir at the theatre was intirely owing to the confusion of mind he was then under; which unhappily for him was misconstrued into disrespect; tho' nothing could at that, or that, or at any other time, be farther from his thoughts. He therefore earnestly hopes and entreats that he may be permitted to appear before them again; as he hereby most humbly asks their pardon for whatever he inadvertently said or did to incur their displeasure."


Mainpiece Title: The Discovery

Role: Sir Anthony Branville Actor: Garrick
Role: Sir Harry Flutter Actor: Obrien
Role: Col Medway Actor: Holland
Role: Lady Medway Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Lady Flutter Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Mrs Knightly Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Miss Richly Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Louisa Medway Actor: Miss Bride
Role: Servants Actor: Fox, Watkins
Event Comment: full column letter to the public signed by John Beard appeared in the Public Advertiser announcing his agreement to the half-price demands of the rioters, and excusing himself for not acquiescing with more alacrity on the night of the demand. His excuse was that he was merely manager for other proprietors, and that property interest was involved in the financial sacrifice he was asked to make. He noted further reasons for not immediately giving in to demands of the rioters: Mr Beard had at that time received several anonymous threatening letters and notes concerning many other branches of what they called Reformation. He was ordered by one to add a farce to Love in a Village, or the House should be pulled about his ears. By andther he was commanded to put a stop to the farther representation of that Opera, upon the penalty of enforcing his compliance by a Riot the next night of performance, and very lately received certain information of meetings, which have already been held, and an Association forming to reduce the prices at the Theatre to what they were forty years since, tho' it is notorious the Expence of Theatrical Entertainments are more than doubled. For these reasons he looked upon the Occasion of the present disturbance only as a prelude to future violence; as the first not the last salutation of this extraordinary kind to be expected, and apprehended that too easy an acquiescence might possibly prove rather encouragement than prevention. Nevertheless in gratitude for the many favours and indulgencies received from the Publick, and from an earnest desire to promote that order and decorum so essential in all Public Assemblies, the Proprietors have now jointly authorized Mr Beard to declare that they shall think themselves equally bound with the managers of the other Theatre to an observance of those limitations which they have agreed to." This letter repeated in Public Advertiser, 3 March.


Mainpiece Title: None

Event Comment: This Night the passages that seem'd to give offence were omitted. A little hissing but not so much as the first Night (Hopkins). [Identical in Hopkins Diary-MacMillan.] went off pretty well, tho' 'twas expected the audience would not suffer it to be Acted. The Company ready to play the Stratagem (Cross Diary). The Characters New Dress'd. Play Publish'd at 1s. 6d. Receipts: #160 5s. (MacMillan)


Mainpiece Title: The Dupe

Dance: III: The Irish Lilt, as17630922

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Young. Afterpiece: Not acted in 20 years. Music by Dr Arne. [See John Lockman's Reflections concerning Operas, &c." in his introduction to his edition of Rosalinda (London, 1760), p. iv: 'A gentleman, well known for his musical compositions, is of opinion, that the reason why the Opera Rosamond tho' adorned with all the graces of lyric poetry, does not please from the stage, so much as might be expected, is owing to a circumstance that forms a beauty in the drama itself; I mean the suppos'd poisoning of Rosamond at the end of the second act, and her appearing no more upon the stage. Whilst this sheet was at press, I was told that Mr Arne has reduc'd this opera into one act, and set the whole anew; and so managed matters, that Rosamond appears throughout the whole drama. Tis said that the music of this new Rosamond is as delightful as that of another performance of Mr Arne's which now affords the town so agreeable an Entertainment."


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Palmer, 1st time
Role: Witches Actor: Love, Burton, Parsons
Role: Lennox Actor: Adcock
Role: Wounded Captain Actor: Jackson.
Role: Macbeth Actor: Holland
Role: Duncan Actor: Bransby
Role: Macduff Actor: Havard
Role: Ross Actor: Lee
Role: Malcolm Actor: Packer
Role: Angus Actor: Fox
Role: Lenox Actor: Parsons
Role: Seyward Actor: Moody
Role: Seaton Actor: Ackman
Role: Donalbain Actor: Mas Burton
Role: Fleance Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Hecate Actor: Champnes
Role: Lady Macduff Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: the Vocal Parts Actor: Vernon, Champnes, Mrs Vincent, Miss Young
Role: a Dance of Furies Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Rosamond

Role: Queen Actor: Miss Young
Role: King Henry Actor: Vernon
Role: Sir Trusty Actor: Champness
Role: Page Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Rosamond Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Grideline Actor: Mrs Dorman.
Related Works
Related Work: Rosamond Author(s): Thomas Clayton
Related Work: Henry the Second; or, The Fall of Rosamond Author(s): Thomas Hull

Dance: End: The Medley, as17641120

Event Comment: Benefit for Mattocks. [The Jester's Magazine, or Monthly Merry Maker included the following verses by "Bumpkin" from the Upper Gallery, "On Seeing Midas"]: @To Midas invited@And greatly delighted,@They all sung and acted so clever;@That in Rapture I cry'd, a,@To the folk on each side, a,@Burlettas and sing-song forever!@For tho' Justice Midas@Turns out but a Try'd Ass,@In preferring horse Pan to Apollo@The Airs are so pretty,@And so sweet the Duetti,@They beat all your Operas hollow.


Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Role: Sir George Actor: Mattocks.
Role: Charles Actor: Clarke.
Role: Marplot Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Shuter
Role: Sir Jealous Actor: Dunstall
Role: Whisper Actor: Costollo
Role: Scentwell Actor: Mrs Ferguson
Role: Isabinda Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Patch Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Miranda Actor: Miss Macklin.

Afterpiece Title: Midas

Role: Midas Actor: Shuter
Role: Sileno Actor: Beard
Role: Damaetas Actor: Dibdin
Role: Jupiter Actor: Legg
Role: Pan Actor: Dunstall
Role: Apollo Actor: Mattocks
Role: Juno Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Nysa Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Daphne Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Mysis Actor: Mrs Poitier

Dance: IV: Rural Love, as17651115

Event Comment: BB. Johnson's Head Bill 11s. (Treasurer's Book). Drank tea with my Landlady and went with her husband and two gentlemen to see the new I did not care to refuse. Could not get into the Pit, at which I was not displeased. I fancy this comedy will take, tho it had nothing else to support it but the character of Freeport, which is played by Yates...We had a Prologue written by the author of the play and spoken by King; and an Interlude by way of Epilogue written by Garrick and spoken by King and Mrs Abington. A concerto on the Harpsichord by Burney Jr and dance. The play is taken from L'Ecosseisse of Voltaire (Neville MS Diary). Receipts: #193 17s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The English Merchant

Role: Freeport Actor: Yates
Role: Spatter Actor: King
Role: Lord Falbridge Actor: Powell
Role: Douglas Actor: Havard
Role: La France Actor: Baddeley
Role: Owen Actor: Burton
Role: Officer Actor: Strange
Role: Lady Alton Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Amelia Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Molly Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Mrs Goodman Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Related Works
Related Work: Edgar; or, The English Merchant Author(s): Thomas Rymer

Music: After Interlude: The New Concerto on Harpsichord, as17670212

Dance: HHearts of Oak, as17670212

Event Comment: Half past 5 went to the 5s. Gallery at the Opera House to see the comic opera La Buona Figliola, altered from Goldoni. The Music by Sg Nic Piccini, a Neopolitan composer. The Marq by Sg Lovatini, Castina by Sga Zamporini, the German by Sg Marigi. These I believe are reckoned the best of the company. I can't say I was greatly entertained, tho the music is very pleasing. There is something very absurd and truly characteristic of the present age in supporting a set of people at an immense expense to perform plays in a language which very few here understand. We had dances after every act by Sg Adriani, Sga Radicati, &c. It is said the dances at the opera are better than those at the theatres, but I am no great judge either of music or dancing. The scenes, particularly that of the Garden with waterworks &c. are very fine. They who go into the Pit &c. must be in a vile French dress (Neville MS Diary)


Mainpiece Title: La Buona Figliuola

Dance: [Unspecified.

Event Comment: By Command of their Majesties. With the latest improvement by Mr Handel. Pit and boxes to be put together. Tickets will be deliver'd that day, at the Office in the theatre at Half a Guinea each. First Gallery 5s. Second Gallery 3s. 6d. Galleries to be opened at Half an Hour past Four. Pit and Boxes at Five. To Begin at Half an Hour after Six (Public Advertiser, 4 March). [N.B. This is an Advance notice. No notice occurs on this day, but the following: This Day publish'd Esther: An Oratorio, with the last improvements by Mr Handel. To be performed, by Their Majesties Command at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden. Price 1s.] Went into the First Gallery at Covent Garden to hear the Oraortio, Esther, composed by Handel. The Stage was formed into an orchestra, like one side of an amphitheatre divided by an organ, atop of which was a head of Handel in a radiated frame. In the front sat the vocal performers, Champney, Vernon, Mrs Arne, Mrs Pinto, Miss Young, and Mrs Frasi. Stanley played on the Organ but retired after the 1st or 2nd act. The house was not much crowded, tho the King and Queen, those idols of fools, were there (Neville MS Diary). Charges: #35 (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Esther

Role: Habdonah Actor:
Role: Haman Actor:
Role: Officer Actor:
Role: Chorus of Israelites Actor:
Role: 1st Israelite Actor:
Role: 2nd Israelite Actor:
Role: Esther Actor:
Role: Ahasuerus Actor: .

Music: CConcerto on Organ-Stanley

Event Comment: [R+Rich's Register lists The English Merchant.] Paid Blandford (tallow chandler) #49 8s. 10d. Paid George Garrick for use of the managers #15 15s.; Paid French on account #20; Advanced to Granier on note #4 2s. 10d.; to Keen on note #4 4s. Rec'd stopages 16s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book). Sylas Neville (Neville MS Diary): With difficulty got into the Pit at Drury Lane, where I stood at the side so jambed up that I could not read the newspaper I carried: But I saw the play very well. It was Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, with the Farce of the Devil to Pay. Duke by Havard, Cacafago by Love, very well. Copper Capt. by Palmer, pretty well. Old woman pretty well by Mrs Baddeley, Astifania by Mrs Pritchard excellently, tho she is too old for the first part of this character. Leon inimitably by Garrick. I think he shows a good deal of Abel drugger, [both published and unpublished portions of the Neville Diary.] Receipts: #261 15s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Rule A Wife And Have A Wife

Role: Leon Actor: Garrick
Role: Duke Actor: Havard
Role: Cacafoggo Actor: Love
Role: Juan Actor: Packer
Role: Sancho Actor: Aickin
Role: Copper Captain Actor: Palmer
Role: Alonzo Actor: Ackman
Role: Altea Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Margaretta Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Old Woman Actor: Baddeley
Role: Maid Actor: Weston
Role: Estifania Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Miss Pearce.
Role: Sir John Loverule Actor: Vernon
Role: Jobson Actor: Love
Role: Nell Actor: Miss Pope.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Pritchard. Part of pit laid into boxes. House charges #61 4s. [Profit to Mrs Pritchard #68 8s.] Lent to Mr Johnston, Prompter, by order #2 2s.; Paid to James Aickin on his note #40; Paid Poor's rate (1!2 year for St Martin's) #20 4s.; Salary list #294 2s. 8d. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #129 12s. (Treasurer's Book). Went to see Macbeth for Mrs Pritchard's Benefit. Got a good seat in the Pit, which was not full for half an hour after I went, tho part of it was laid into the boxes. Read the Public Advertiser of Today' and part of London Chronicle before the play began...Dance of the Furies in the 4th Act, and end of the Play (Neville MS Diary)


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Role: Macbeth Actor: Holland
Role: Duncan Actor: Bransby
Role: MacDuff Actor: Havard
Role: Ross Actor: Aickin
Role: Malcolm Actor: Packer
Role: Banquo Actor: Palmer
Role: Seaton Actor: Ackman
Role: Seyward Actor: Moody
Role: Hecate Actor: Champnes
Role: Witches Actor: Burton, Love, Baddeley
Role: Lady MacDuff Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Vocal Parts Actor: Vernon, Champness, Mrs Vincent, Miss Young
Role: a Dance of Furies Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The Guardian

Role: Guardian Actor: Bensley 1st time
Role: Young Clackit Actor: Dodd 1st time
Role: Clackit Sen Actor: Yates
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Palmer.
Related Works
Related Work: The Guardian Outwitted Author(s): Thomas Arne
Related Work: Love Finds the Way Author(s): Thomas HullThomas Murphy
Related Work: The School for Guardians Author(s): Thomas Murphy

Dance: End: The Vintage, as17661011

Event Comment: Benefit for King. House charges #67 2s. (Treasurer's Book). N.B. Dido is oblig'd to be deferr'd a few days (playbill). Paid Blandford (tallow chandler) #29 18s. 6d.; Paid Mr Pinto for 3 sets of symphonies #1 11s. 6d. B. Jonson's Head #1 19s. 1d.; Mrs Pritchard's gratuity #10 10s. (Treasurer's Book). Put on my old clothes and at 5 went to Drury Lane, found the Pit and 2s. gallery quite full, at last had myself squeezed into the Pit, where I was most woefully pressed, but saw very well and got a seat ere the farce began. The play was Cymbeline, with The Deuce is in Him. This play pleases me. The dresses were tolerably proper, ye scenes (particularly that of Imogen's chamber and the Cave) pretty and ye performance of ye principal characters good, but having never read the play, lost a great deal of the effect. Imogen, Mrs Yates, she is very hoarse. In Act II a Masquerade Dance, with singing by Mrs Vincent. After Act III the Vintage. After the play, King in the character of Linco, with Dorcas and others of his neighbors, asking him questions, partly spoke and partly sang, for this night only,-a new very humorous little piece called Linco's Travels, particularly in England. Glad I did not go to the other House, tho I wished to see Macklin, who played there this night only for his daughter's benefit. When the Farce began, the Gods (as those in the Upper Gallery are called) called for the Prologue, on which Packer came on and said, Mr King has not spoke the Prologue this winter, and is now dressing to play in the Farce and hopes the Audience will excuse him." Miss Pope and Miss Plym coming on again were hissed off, and after we had waited some minutes longer, King spoke the Prologue, which was lucky for me who had never heard him speak it. The gods called for it on Monday last, but desisted on the above excuse being made. Almost eleven ere all was over. I now know all the entrances into the Pit and Gallery at Drury Lane (Neville MS Diary)


Mainpiece Title: Cymbeline

Role: Imogen Actor: Mrs Yates.
Role: Cloten Actor: King
Role: Posthumus Actor: Powell
Role: Iachimo Actor: Holland
Role: Cymbeline Actor: Love
Role: Bellarius Actor: Havard
Role: Arviragus Actor: Palmer
Role: Guiderius Actor: Aickin
Role: Pissanio Actor: Packer
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: In Act II Masquerade Dance Actor: Grimaldi, Sg Giorgi, Sga Giorgi
Role: Singing Actor: Mrs Vincent.
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Related Work: The Injured Princess; or, The Fatal Wager Author(s): Thomas D'Urfey

Afterpiece Title: The Deuce Is in Him

Role: Bell Actor: Mrs Hopkins.
Role: Prattle Actor: King, 1st this season
Role: Tamper Actor: Palmer
Role: Belford Actor: Packer
Role: Mlle Florival Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Emily Actor: Miss Pope.

Dance: III: The Vintage, as17661011

Entertainment: End: Linco's Travels. Particularly in England, a New Humorous Little Piece, that night only,-King; Dorcas-Mrs Bradshaw

Role: that night only, Actor: King
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Bradshaw.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Palmer. Part of Pit laid into boxes. House charges #64 4s. [Profit to Mrs Palmer #167 17s.] Receipts: #232 1s. (Treasurer's Book). Fifteen minutes past 4 went into the Pit at Drury Lane...even the lowest characters in this play well performed here. Holland being suddenly taken ill, Bensley played Sir John Melville. I like his figure better than Holland's, tho he's well suited to the characters he usually plays. At the end of the play we had a minuet by Mr Georgi and Mrs Palmer, the dancing very graceful. Then Vernon presented the Cries of London (an imitation of Shuter) in which he introduced of his own a description of the Tombs in Westminster Abbey. The thought of the statues of those, who never prayed while living, praying most devoutly, is good. In the character of Friendly, Vernon introduced a sketch of Ancient and Modern Hospitality. I suppose this is Vernon's first attempt at an imitation of Shuter. He did tolerably but Shuter's figure is of great advantage to him. After dinner bought the Public Advertiser of the 18th for the Playbills and the Atheist a pretty good fable in verse by J. Oakman (Neville MS Diary)


Mainpiece Title: The Clandestine Marriage

Role: Betty Actor: Miss Reynolds.
Role: Lord Ogleby Actor: King
Role: Sir John Melvil Actor: Holland
Role: Sterling Actor: Yates
Role: Lovewell Actor: Powell
Role: Canton Actor: Baddeley
Role: Brush Actor: Palmer
Role: Flower Actor: Love
Role: Traverse Actor: Hurst
Role: Trueman Actor: Aickin
Role: Miss Sterling Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Fanny Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Chambermaid Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Mrs Heidelbery Actor: Mrs Clive

Afterpiece Title: Flora

Role: Sketch of Ancient and Modern Hospitality Actor: Vernon.
Role: Hob Actor: Yates
Role: Friendly Actor: Vernon
Role: Testy Actor: Burton
Role: Old Hob Actor: Parsons
Role: Dick Actor: Baddeley
Role: Countrymen Actor: J. Palmer, Strange, Watkins
Role: Hob's Mother Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Flora Actor: Miss Young.
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Related Work: Hob; or, The Country Wake Author(s): Thomas Doggett

Dance: End: By Particular Desire, a Minuet-Giorgi, Mrs Palmer; After which Cries of London, in which will be introduc'd a Description of the Tombs in Westminster Abbey-Vernon

Event Comment: With several curious and uncommon performances by the Venetian and his children. Neville MS Diary: At 6 got into the Pit at Sadler's Wells just as the entertainment began with concerts. The singing by Mrs Lampe, Master Herryman, &c. Dancing by Sg Grimaldi, Tassoni, Miss Reynolds from Drury Lane. Tumbling, but not equal to that by Plaida's company. Postures in which the Venetian and his children (a boy and a girl particularly) excel greatly. One stands on his hands, turns his feet backwards to his haunches, and walks in this position or forms an arch with his breast, while the other stands on his head upon it, the father carries one on his hand around his body, one stands on his head on his father's hand. These I mention as a specimen of many more, equally curious, tho' seeing these postures is disagreeable to a humane mind. The Father balances too the slack rope. The whole concluded with the pantomimic entertainment called Merlin


Mainpiece Title: Merlin; Or, The Enchanter Of Stonehenge