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Mainpiece Title: Wives As They Were, And Maids As They Are

Related Works
Related Work: The Amorous Widow; or, The Wanton Wife Author(s): Thomas Betterton
Related Work: The Virtuous Wife; or, Good Luck at Last Author(s): Thomas D'Urfey
Related Work: The Devil of a Wife; or, A Comical Transformation Author(s): Thomas Jevon
Related Work: The Fair Maid of the West Author(s): Thomas Heywood

Afterpiece Title: The Village Fete

Afterpiece Title: Peeping Tom

Song: 2nd piece: Chorusses-Blurton, Abbot, Simmons, Hawtin, Curties, Lee, Little, Sawyer, Tett, J. Linton, Wilde, Thomas, Oddwell, Cranfield, Mrs Castelle, Mrs Masters, Mrs Watts, Miss Leserve, Mrs Norton, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Follett, Miss Walcup, Mrs Henley, Miss Owen, Miss Gray

Performance Comment: Linton, Wilde, Thomas, Oddwell, Cranfield, Mrs Castelle, Mrs Masters, Mrs Watts, Miss Leserve, Mrs Norton, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Follett, Miss Walcup, Mrs Henley, Miss Owen, Miss Gray.
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Related Work: May Day; or, The Little Gipsy Author(s): Thomas Arne
Related Work: The Poor Sailor; or, Little Ben and Little Bob Author(s): Thomas Attwood
Event Comment: Benefit for the Widows and Orphans of the Brave Men who perished, and for those who were wounded, in the Glorious Action on the 14th of February last [off Cape St. Vincent], under Admiral Sir John Jervis. Patrons: His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, His Royal Highness the Duke of York, His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence. Stewards: Duke of Leeds, Duke of Bedford, Earl of Chesterfield, Earl of Cardigan, Earl Spencer, Lord Kinnaird, Charles Grey Esq., Thomas Tyrwhitt Esq., William Lushington Esq., William Manning Esq., John Thomson Esq., John Julius Angerstein Esq.


Mainpiece Title: Alceste

Ballet: End Opera: Sapho et Phaon. As17970406

Event Comment: [Extra night] Benefit for the Widows and Orphans of those brave Men who perished, and those who were wounded, in the Glorious Action of the 14th February last [see king's, 18 May.] Patrons: His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, His Royal Highness Duke of York, His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence. Stewards: Duke of Leeds, Duke of Bedford, Earl of Chesterfield, Earl Spencer, Lord Kinnaird, Charles Grey Esq., Thomas Tyrwhitt Esq., Wm. Lushington Esq., Wm. Manning Esq., John Thomson Esq., John Julius Angerstein Esq. Boxes to be taken, and Tickets had at the Office of the Theatre, and at the Bar of Lloyd's Coffee-House. Receipts: none listed


Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl

Afterpiece Title: No Song No Supper

Dance: End: Peggy's Love (By permission of the Proprietors of the king's Theatre)-Mme Rose, Didelot, Gentili, Mlle Parisot, Mme Hilligsberg; End afterpiece: Cupid and Psyche-the same.Mme Rose, Didelot, Gentili, Mlle Parisot, Mlle Hilligsberg

Entertainment: Monologue. Preceding 1st ballet: [a favorite Epilogue-Mrs Abington (1st appearance on this stage these 8 [recte 7] years)

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; F 2, by Samuel Birch, based on James Powell's unacted play, The Narcotic, 1787; incidental music by Thomas Attwood (see 28 Nov.). Larpent MS 1182; not published; synopsis of plot in Morning Chronicle, 30 Oct.]. Receipts: #309 19s. 6d. (222.7.6; 86.1.0; 1.11.0)


Mainpiece Title: Cheap Living

Afterpiece Title: Fast Asleep

Event Comment: [2nd piece in place of Thomas and Sally, advertised on playbill of 11 Nov.] Receipts: #351 14s. (283.16; 66.10; 1.8)


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Afterpiece Title: Sylvester Daggerwood

Afterpiece Title: A Trip to the Nore

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; D 5, by Benjamin Thompson, altered from Menschenhass und Reue, by August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue. Prologue by William Linley; Epilogue by Matthew Gregory Lewis (European Magazine, Mar. 1798, p. 260)]: With new Scenes, Dresses, &c. With Musick [by Thomas Shaw]. "Mrs Siddons was succesful in all the impassioned parts; but she cannot sustain a mixed character. She is the Muse of Tragedy herself, and when she descends from her lofty state to the level of familiar dialogue, she instantly ceases to astonish and we to admire" (Monthly Mirror, Apr. 1798, p. 234). "The dialogue must be considerably abridged, as well for the purpose of preserving the interest of the piece, as for shortening the time of representation, which is at least an hour too long, it being half past ten before the curtain dropt" [see 26 Mar.] (Morning Herald, 26 Mar.). Receipts: #420 7s. 6d. (378.11.6; 40.18.0; 1.8.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Stranger

Related Works
Related Work: The Strangers at Home Author(s): Thomas Linley Sr.

Afterpiece Title: The Prize

Song: Incidental: Vocal Parts-Mrs Bland, Miss Leak their songs; To welcome mirth and harmless glee-Mrs Bland, Miss Leak; I have a silent sorrow here-Mrs Bland

Dance: Incidental to mainpiece: Principal Dancer-Sga Bossi DelCaro. [These were the same in all subsequent performances, except on 5 May.


Mainpiece Title: The Italian Monk

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Performance Comment: As17980618 but Thomas-_; John-_; Cudden-_; Stump-_.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, by Richard Cumberland, 1st published (without assignment of parts) in his Posthumous Dramatic Works, 1813, Vol. I, as The Passive Husband. Prologue and Epilogue by the author (Thomas Holcroft, Life, ed. Elbridge Colby, 1925, II, 205)]. Receipts: #253 8s. 6d. (189.12.6; 60.7.6; 3.8.6)


Mainpiece Title: A Word For Nature

Afterpiece Title: The Captive of Spilburg

Dance: a Dance, as17981114, but _Male, W. _Banks, Johnston; +New Hornpipe, as17981114

Event Comment: Mainpiece: A New Oratorio, in Two Parts, the only one composed in this Country nearly these 30 years. Afterpiece: An Ode, in One Part. The Band will wholly consist of Professors of the first eminence, and the Chorusses will be numerously supported by the best Performers in London, assisted by the young Gentlemen of his Majesty's Chapels, and of Westminster Abbey. The music entirely new, composed by Thomas? Busby, who will take the Piano Forte. Boxes 7s. Pit 4s. 1st Gallery 3s. 2nd Gallery 2s. Grove: [Busby] worked at a setting of Pope's 'Messiah' for some years, and it was produced in 1799 with considerable success as 'The Prophecy.


Mainpiece Title: The Prophecy

Afterpiece Title: Ocean

Event Comment: Benefit for Munden. 2nd Piece [1st time in London; MF 2, by Thomas John Dibdin, 1st acted at Manchester, 15 Mar. 1793. Text (Huddersfield: J. Brook [1795] gives cast for Manchester]: The Music (with a new Waltz Overture, and an accompaniment for the Tamborine & Triangle) composed by Reeve. 3rd piece [1st time; M. INT 1]. Morning Chronicle, 4 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Munden, No. 16, Clement's-inn. Receipts: #630 12s. 6d. (237.13.0; 2.10.0; tickets: 390.9.6)


Mainpiece Title: Wild Oats

Afterpiece Title: Sunshine after Rain

Afterpiece Title: The Jolly Crew; or, Tars at Anchor

Song: In Course Evening: a new Comic Song (never sung in London), A Bundle of Proverbs; or, Odds and Ends, in the Character of Ephraim Smooth-Munden; A new Comic Song (never performed), A Touch at Old Times; or, No Days better than our Own-Munden; The Barber's Petition, with a song in character, Wigs, including His Own Wig, the Lover's Wig, Doctor's Wig, Coachman's Wig, Councellor's Wig,-Fawcett

Entertainment: Monologue The Barber's Petition-Fawcett

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for an Infant Orphan Family. Tickets to be had at No. 17, Tufton-street, Westminster; of Appleby, Hosier, Parliament-street; Mrs Cleaver, Cannon-row, Parliament-street; Newcomb, Confectioner, Bridge-street, Westminster; Taylor, Linen-draper, Whitehall; Thomas, Butcher, Charing-cross; Medhurst, Pastry Cook, Russel-court, Drury-lane; Rice, at the Theatre, where Places for the Boxes may be taken


Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Afterpiece Title: The Irishman in London

Entertainment: End: Her much admired Imitations-Mrs Sumbel


Mainpiece Title: King Henry The Eighth

Performance Comment: King Henry-Holman; Cromwell-Lewis; Bishop of Winchester-Munden; Lord Sands-Fawcett; Duke of Buckingham-H. Johnston; Earl of Surry-Knight; Cranmer-Murray; Doctor Butts-Emery (1st and positively the Only Time of the above Performers appearing in those Characters); Duke of Norfolk-Whitfield; Duke of Suffolk-Waddy; Campeius-Davenport; Brandon, Usher-Claremont; Lord Chamberlain-Clarke; Sir George [recte Thomas] Lovel-Farley; Surveyor-Thompson; Chancellor-Whitmore; Porter-Rees; Capucius-Abbot; Porter's Man-Wilde; Cryer-Street; Serjeant-Lee; Abergavenny-Curties; Cardinal Wolsey-Pope; Anne Bullen-Miss Chapman; Patience (with a song, composed by Attwood)-Mrs Atkins; Queen Catherine (1st time)-Mrs Pope.

Afterpiece Title: Hartford Bridge

Song: In course of Evening: Black Ey'd Susan-Incledon; Tomorrow-Incledon

Music: Preceding: Grand Sonata on the Piano Forte-Master Parker; with a new Rondo-Master Parker (Haydn); End I: a celebrated Lesson of Nicolai-Master Parker

Entertainment: Monologues End II: Alexander's Feast-Master Parker; End: Grand Address to the Audience-Master Parker

Event Comment: [Address by Thomas John Dibdin (T. J. Dibdin, Reminiscences, 1, 256).] Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30 [see 9 Dec.]. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Brandon at the Box office in Hart-street. No Money to be returned. [On playbill of 6 May 1800: Printed by E. Macleish, 2, Bow-street, Covent-Garden.] Receipts: #290 3s. 6d. (279.12.0; 10.11.6)


Mainpiece Title: Laugh When You Can

Afterpiece Title: Rosina

Entertainment: Monologue Preceding: New Occasional Address-Pope

Event Comment: [In mainpiece the playbill retains Miss Biggs as Angela, but "On account of the sudden indisposition of Miss Biggs, Miss Heard will perform the part of Angela, and hopes for the usual indulgence of the audience" (printed slip attached to Kemble playbill).] Afterpiece [1st time; MF 2, by Thomas John Dibdin, based on Der Wildfang, by August Ferdinand Friedrich von Kotzebue. Prologue by Miles Peter Andrews (London Chronicle, 4 Feb. 1800)]: The Overture and Musick composed by Kelly [with one selection from Paisiello]. Books of the Songs to be had in the Theatre. Receipts: #264 17s. (139.8.6; 122.17.0; 2.11.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Castle-spectre

Afterpiece Title: Of Age To-morrow

Event Comment: 1st piece [1st time; C 3, by Thomas John Dibdin. In 1801 expanded by the author to 5 acts, and entitled The School for Prejudice. Author of Prologue unknown.]. Receipts: #205 17s. 6d. (202.10.0; 3.7.6)


Mainpiece Title: Liberal Opinions

Afterpiece Title: Paul and Virginia

Afterpiece Title: The Horse and the Widow

Dance: As18000501

Song: As18000501


Mainpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Performance Comment: As18000628 but Eugene-_; Chicane-_; John-_; Thomas-_.

Afterpiece Title: Fortune's Frolick

Afterpiece Title: Obi


Mainpiece Title: The Point Of Honour

Afterpiece Title: Obi

Performance Comment: As18000710 but Chorus of Negro Men-Thomas.
Role: Chorus of Negro Men Actor: Thomas.