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Event Comment: With a select Band of Musick. Hippisley and Chapman's Booth in the George Inn-Yard, Smithfield, during the short time of the Fair. [Notice repeated 26 Aug.; from the dramatis personae, this piece may be the droll The Bilker Bilk'd; see University of Texas@Studies@in@English, 1946, pp. 201-8.


Mainpiece Title: Scaramouch Scapin; Or, The Old Miser Caught In A Sack; With The Comical Tricks And Cheats Of Scapin's Three Companions; trim The Barber, sly And bully Bounceabout

Role: Scapin Actor: Hippisley
Role: Trim Actor: Chapman
Role: Sly Actor: Bencroft
Role: Bounceabout Actor: Mullart
Role: Gripe the Miser Actor: Paget
Role: Octavian Actor: Johnson
Role: Solomon Smack Actor: Gray
Role: Lucia Actor: Miss Thyn
Role: Medlar Actor: Mrs Vallois
Role: Loveit the Chambermaid Actor: Mrs Mullart.

Dance: FFingalian Dance-Davis, Mrs Vallois; English Maggot-M. Blondel, Mlle Modett; Grand Ballet, The Mistake, or all is right at last-

Role: or all is right at last Actor: .


Mainpiece Title: A Christmas Tale

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Role: Lord Chalkstone Actor: King
Role: Fine Gentleman Actor: Dodd
Role: Old Man Actor: Parsons
Role: Drunken Man Actor: Weston
Role: Esop Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Frenchman Actor: Baddeley
Role: Mercury Actor: Davies
Role: Fine Lady Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Bowman Actor: Lamash
Role: Charon Actor: Wrighten.

Entertainment: End: New Interlude: Weston's Return from the Universities of Parnassus-Weston

Event Comment: John Dryden wrote a Prologue to the University of Oxford and an Epilogue to the University of Oxford in 1674. The Prologue was apparently spoken by Hart, the Epilogue by Mrs Marshall. See also Sybil Rosenfeld, Some Notes on the Players in Oxford, 1661-1713, Review of English Studies, XIX (1943), 368



Mainpiece Title: Sophonisba; Or, Hannibal's Overthrow

Performance Comment: Edition of 1676 (imperfect edition): Hannibal-Moon; Maherbal-Wats; Bomilcar-Haris; Scipio-Kingiston; Lelius-Wintersel; Massinissa-Harte; Massina-Clarke; Sophonisba-Mrs Cosh; Rosalinda-Mrs Damport. Edition of 1681: The Prologue to the University of Oxford, Written by J. Dryden, Esquire. Hannibal-Mohun; Maherbal-Burt; Bomilcar-Wintershul; Scipio-Kynaston; Lelius-Lydall; Varro-Watson; Massinisa-Hart; Trebellius-Powell; Massina-Clark; Menander-Griffin; Sophonisba-Mrs Cox; Rosalinda-Mrs Boutell; Aglave-Mrs Nep; Cumana-Mrs Cory. Epilogue Spoken to Sophonisba at its Playing at Oxford. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 15): Hannibal-Mohun; Maherbal-Burt; Bomilcar-Wintersel; Scipio-Kynaston; Lelius-Lydall; Massinissa-Hart; Massina-Clark; Sophonisba-Mrs Cox; Rosalinda-Mrs Boutel.
Role: Hannibal Actor: Moon
Role: Maherbal Actor: Wats
Role: Bomilcar Actor: Haris
Role: Scipio Actor: Kingiston
Role: Lelius Actor: Wintersel
Role: Massinissa Actor: Harte
Role: Massina Actor: Clarke
Role: Sophonisba Actor: Mrs Cosh
Role: Rosalinda Actor: Mrs Damport. Edition of 1681: The Prologue to the University of Oxford, Written by J. Dryden, Esquire. Hannibal-Mohun
Role: Hannibal Actor: Mohun
Role: Maherbal Actor: Burt
Role: Bomilcar Actor: Wintershul
Role: Scipio Actor: Kynaston
Role: Lelius Actor: Lydall
Role: Varro Actor: Watson
Role: Massinisa Actor: Hart
Role: Trebellius Actor: Powell
Role: Massina Actor: Clark
Role: Menander Actor: Griffin
Role: Sophonisba Actor: Mrs Cox
Role: Rosalinda Actor: Mrs Boutell
Role: Aglave Actor: Mrs Nep
Role: Cumana Actor: Mrs Cory. Epilogue Spoken to Sophonisba at its Playing at Oxford. Downes
Role: Hannibal Actor: Mohun
Role: Maherbal Actor: Burt
Role: Bomilcar Actor: Wintersel
Role: Scipio Actor: Kynaston
Role: Lelius Actor: Lydall
Role: Massinissa Actor: Hart
Role: Massina Actor: Clark
Role: Sophonisba Actor: Mrs Cox
Role: Rosalinda Actor: Mrs Boutel.
Event Comment: The United Company. Newdigate newsletters, 20 Jan. 1682@3: Yesterday was acted at the Theatre Royall the first of a new play Entituled the City Politiques the novelty of wch drew a Confluence of Spectators under both Qualifications of Whigg and Tory to hear and behold a Ld Mayor Sheriffs & some Aldermen with their wives in yr usuall formalityes buffoond & Reviled a great Lawyer with his young Lady Jeared and Intreagued Dr Oates pfectly represented berogued & beslaved the papist plott Egregiously Rediculed the Irish Testemonyes Contradictiorily disproved & befoold the Whiggs totally vanquished & undon Law & property men oreruld & there wanted nothing of Artifice in behaviour and discourse to render all those obnoxious & dispised in fine such a medly of occurences intervened that twas a question whether more of Loyalty designe or Rhetorique prvailed but there were mighty clappings among the poeple of both partyes in Expressing either their sattisfaction or displeasure (Wilson, Theatre Notes from the Newdigate Newsletters, p. 81). The Prologue and Epilogue, separately Printed, have 20 Jan. 1682@3 as Luttrell's date of acquisition (Huntington Library) and are reprinted in Wiley's Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 166-69. John Dennis, To Mr --- In which are some Passages of the Life of Mr John Crown, Author of Sir Courtly Nice, June 23, 1719: About that time he writ The City Politicks, on purpose to Satyrize and expose the Whigs; a Comedy so agreeable, that it deserv'd to be writ in a much better Cause: But after he had writ he met with very great Difficulties in the getting it acted. Bennet Lord Arlington, who was then Lord Chamberlain of the King's Houshold, and who had secretly espous'd the Whigs, who were at that time powerful in Parliament, in order to support himself against the Favour and Power of the Lord Treasurer Danby, who was his declared Enemy, us'd all his Authority to suppress it. One While it was prohibited on the account of its being Dangerous, another while it was laid aside on the pretence of its being Falt and Insipid; till Mr Crown at last was forc'd to have Recourse to the king himself, and to engage him to give his absolute Command to the Lord Chamberlain for the acting of it; which Command the King was Pleas'd to give in his own Person (I, 49-50). Morrice Entry Book, Vol.1 1682@3: Mr Crowne [was cudgled on Wednesday last in St Martin's Lane and] hee that beat him said hee did it at the suite of the Earle of Rochester some time since deceased who greatly abused in the play for his penetency &c. (p. 353. I owe this note to the courtesy of Professor David M. Vieth of the University of Kansas and Professor G. H. Jones of Kansas State University)


Mainpiece Title: The City Politiques


Mainpiece Title: The Fool's Preferment; Or, The Three Dukes Of Dunstable

Performance Comment: A New Prologue, to introduce the Reading of that-Mr Betterton to the University of Oxford, in which are some Reflections on the Judgments of the Town; a new Epilogue-in answer to it.
Event Comment: This year was printed, The Usefulness of Dramatic Interludes in the education of youth, an Oration spoken before the masters and scholars of the University of Basil, by Mr Werenfels, Translated from the Latin by Mr Duncombe. A 27-page pamphlet pleading for the revival of amateur drama in that University, on grounds of its beneficial moral influence. This month was printed An Essay upon Acting,-Gentlemen's Magazine, Register of Books


Mainpiece Title: The Alchemist

Role: Abel Drugger Actor: Garrick.
Role: Subtle Actor: Mills
Role: Face Actor: Cross
Role: Sir Epicure Actor: Berry
Role: Lovewit Actor: Turbutt
Role: Ananias Actor: Morgan
Role: Tribulation Actor: Taswell
Role: Surly Actor: Havard
Role: Dapper Actor: Green
Role: Kastril Actor: Neale
Role: Dame Pliant Actor: Miss Bennet
Role: Doll Common Actor: Mrs Cross

Dance: II: As17431013; IV: Italian Masquerade, as17431126


Mainpiece Title: Auction Of Pictures

Music: A Piece of Musick-the Child


Dance: A Dance in Character-

Event Comment: The King's Company. For an edition of this play from the MS prompt copy, see The Change of Crownes, ed. F. S. Boas (Oxford University Press, 1949). For the consequences of Lacy's ad libbing, see 16, 20, and 22 April, and 1 May. Pepys, Diary: I to the King's house by chance, where a new play: so full as I never saw it; I forced to stand all the while close to the very till I took cold, and many people went away for want of room. The King and Queene, and Duke of York and Duchesse of York there, and all the Court, and Sir W. Coventry. The play called The Change of Crownes; a play of Ned Howard's the best that ever I saw at that house, being a great play and serious; only Lacy did act the country-gentleman come up to Court, who do abuse the Court with all the imaginable wit and plainness about selling of places, and doing every thing for money. The play took very much.... Gervase Jaquis to the Earl of Huntington, 16 April: Here is another play house erected in Hatton buildings called the Duke of Cambridgs play-house, and yester-day his Matie the Duke & many more were at the King's Playe house to see some new thing Acted (Hastings MSS, HA 7654, Huntington Library)


Mainpiece Title: The Change Of Crowns

Role: Country Gentleman Actor: Lacy.
Event Comment: The King's Company acted at Oxford. John Dryden wrote a Prologue, To the University of Oxon, Spoken by Mr Hart, at the Acting of The Silent Woman, 1673, and an Epilogue, Spoken by the Same. There were first printed in the 1684 Miscellany Poems


Event Comment: The Duke's Company. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@141, p. 216: K: & Q:. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 348. Nell Gwyn also attended this performance. See VanLennep, Nell Gwyn's Playgoing, p. 406. BM Add. Mss. 27, 962v, f. 312 (a transcript of a newsletter by Salvetti), 14 Dec. 1674 (translation): On last Wednesday all the royal family were present at the theatre to hear the tragedy of Hamlet, which, for their greater entertainment, was adorned and embellished with very curious dances between the acts. [I am indebted to Professor George Hilton Jones, Kansas State University, for this item.


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Event Comment: It is not certain that this performance was given by the King's Company, but because it first produced the play, it has been assigned to Drury Lane. Pepys, Diary: Tuesday January the 27th...comeing home at night (after I had carryed my Cozen Winn Houblon home from a Play (shee would if she could). [Mornamont MS II, folio 1192, Cambridge University Library.] See also Arthur Bryant, Samuel Pepys: Years of Peril (New York, 1935), p. 314


Mainpiece Title: She Would If She Could

Event Comment: The Duke's Company. The date of the first production is not known, but the fact that Narcissus Luttrell purchased a copy on 22 March 1679@80 suggests that the premiere occurred not later than February. A copy, with Luttrell's date of purchase, is in the Ohio State University Library. (I am indebted to Professor J. H. Wilson for this information.


Mainpiece Title: The Misery Of Civil-war

Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: King Henry the Sixth Actor: Joseph Williams
Role: Richard Plantagenet Actor: David Williams
Role: Edward Actor: Smith
Role: Duke of Clarence Actor: Bowman
Role: Richard Actor: Gillow
Role: Earl of Warwick Actor: Batterton
Role: Old Lord Clifford Actor: Percival
Role: Young Clifford Actor: Wiltshire
Role: Queen Margaret Actor: Mrs Leigh
Role: Lady Grey Actor: Mrs Batterton
Role: Lady Eleanor Butler Actor: Mrs Currer
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: March 6 Saturday: See 2 acts of the New Play Orphan (Mornamont MS II, f. 1207, Cambridge University Library)


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan; Or, The Unhappy Marriage

Event Comment: Pepys attended an unnamed play. See Mornamont MS II, f. 1208 (Cambridge University Library)


Event Comment: Pepys again attended an unnamed play. See Mornamont MS II, f. 1230 (Cambridge University Library)


Mainpiece Title: Omment

Event Comment: The Duke's Company. The date of the first production is not known, but the date 31 May 1681 on a copy in the Ohio State University Library, representing Luttrell's purchase of a copy, argues for a performance initially in April or early May 1681. See Wilson, Six Restoration Play-Dates, p. 222


Mainpiece Title: Henry The Sixth: The First Part; With The Murder Of Humphrey Duke Of Glocester

Event Comment: The United Company. Lord Ashburnham's Diary: I waited on my Mother home and afterwards I went into the play (the Maiden Queen) There was a great deale of company, I came home before 8 at night, I am now not charm'd with Playes &c. (Ashburnham MS 932, East Sussex County Record Office, County Hall, Lewes, Sussex; I owe this entry and the subsequent ones from this MS to the kindness of Professor George Hilton Jones, Kansas State University). This is an unusual example of the revival of a play at the public theatre the day before its presentation at court


Mainpiece Title: Secret Love; Or, The Maiden Queen

Event Comment: The United Company. The date of the first performance is not known. The January issue of the Gentleman's Journal, wnich did not appear until some time in February, stated: Mr Congreve...hath written a Comedy, which will be acted in a little time, and is to be call'd, The Old Batchelor (p. 28). The Gentleman's Journal, February 1692@3 (issued in March 1693): The success of Mr Congreve's Old Batchelor has been so extraordinary, that I can tell you nothing new of that Comedy; you have doubtless read it before this, since it has been already printed thrice. And indeed the Wit which is diffus'd through it, makes it lose but few of those Charms in the Perusal, which yield such pleasure in the Representation. Mr Congreve will in some time give us another play; you may judge by this how acceptable it will be (p. 61). In addition, a reference in the Epilogue indicates that it was produced during Lent, ano since the third edition was advertized in the London Gazette, No. 2856, 23-27 March 1693, early March seems the most likely date for the premiere. According to The Female Wits (ca. 1696), The Old Batchelor was acted fourteen days successively. John Barnard of Yale University states that Narcissus Luttrell's copy of The Old Batchelor in the Newberry Library bears the notation: "10d Mar. 16 1692@3." BM Add. Mss. 4221 (341) Memoirs Relating to Mr Congreve Written by Mr Thomas Southern (in Macdonald, Bibliography of Dryden, p. 54n): When he began his Play the Old Batchelor haveing little Acquaintance with the traders in that way, his Cozens recommended him to a friend of theirs, who was very usefull to him in the whole course of his play, he engag'd Mr Dryden in its favour, who upon reading it sayd he never saw such a first play in his life, but the Author not being acquainted with the stage or the town, it woud be pity to have it miscarry for want of a little Assistance: the stuff was rich indeed, it wanted only the fashionable cutt of the town. To help that Mr Dryden, Mr Arthur Manwayring, and Mr Southern red it with great care, and Mr Dryden putt it in the order it was playd, Mr Southerne obtained of Mr Thos. Davenant who then governd the Playhouse, that Mr Congreve should have the privilege of the Playhouse half a year before his play was playd, wh. I never knew allowd any one before. The music for the play was composed by Henry Purcell. See Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XXI (1917), iii-v


Mainpiece Title: The Old Batchelor

Role: by an unknown Hand Actor:
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Heartwell Actor: Betterton
Role: Bellmour Actor: Powel
Role: Vainlove Actor: Williams
Role: Sharper Actor: Alexander
Role: Sir Joseph Actor: Bowen
Role: Bluff Actor: Hains
Role: Fondlewife Actor: Dogget
Role: Servant Actor: Underhill
Role: Araminta Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Mountfort
Role: Laetitia Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Bowman
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Leigh.
Event Comment: Elizabeth Barry to the Right Hon. Lady Lisburne, 5 Jan. 1698@9: As for the little affairs of our house I never knew a worse Winter only we have had pretty good success in the Opera of Rinaldo and Armida where the poet made me command the Sea the earth and Air but had I really that Authority I cou'd with joy forsake it all to wait on your Ladyship....Eliz: Barry. Lon: jan: ye 5th this monent Alexander is bespoke to entertain ye Bride I mentioned [the daughter of Lord Litchfield married to Lord Baltimore's son] & all their guest to-morrow (See M. A. Shaaber, A Letter from Mrs Barry, The Library Chronicle, The University of Pennsylvania, XVI [1950], 46)


Event Comment: Mainpiece: Originally Acted before King James the First with great Applause at the University of Cambridge. [Layfield performs] at the Desire of several Persons of Quality


Mainpiece Title: Ignoramus

Role: Original Epilogue Actor: Ignoramus.

Dance: A new Italian Scaramouch-Layfield, his first on the stage; other dances-Layfield, Miss Evans

Song: Mrs Hodgson, Cook, Davis, Miss Baldwin; A comical dialogue-Short, Mrs Willis; Song in Imitation of an Old Woman-Mrs Willis


Mainpiece Title: Erminia

Performance Comment: Edition of 1723 has no singers' names. A copy of the 1723 edition in the University of Chicago Library has this cast written in: Erminia-Signora Durastanti; Tancredi-Senesino; Silvio-Boschi; Ennone-Signora Cuzzoni; Flora-Mrs Robinson; Niso-Berenstat.
Role: Erminia Actor: Signora Durastanti
Role: Tancredi Actor: Senesino
Role: Silvio Actor: Boschi
Role: Ennone Actor: Signora Cuzzoni
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Robinson
Role: Niso Actor: Berenstat.
Event Comment: Mainpiece: a new Farce of Two Acts. [Author not known. Apparently not printed.]Afterpiece: (by a Company of Singers just imported) A new Musical Burlesque of two Acts, in a Grand Oratorio. [By Henry Carey.] The Musical Connoisseurs are desir'd do take Notice, that the Company keeps up strictly to the Italian Taste, the Notes being full of Grandeur and Harmony, and the Words full of low Nonsense; and as a further Indication of his Attachment, it is so contriv'd, that two powerful Parties are already form'd to support the two beautiful Rivals, Mauxalinda and Margeria; but which of them will carry their Point, Time alone must determine. It will be deem'd a lasting Obligation to any Chronologer, in what University soever presiding, if he will communicate the precise Century Moore of Moore-Hall liv'd in, so that the Hero may be dress'd in Character; but if the Recherche should prove too laborious, it is resolv'd he shall come as near the Figure of the Divine Farinello as possible. N.B. The Dragon was intended to have charm'd the City at Stationer's Hall; but from a Punctilio very common to Singers, he insisted on exerting his Musical Faculty at the Hay-Market. Admission: 5s., 3s., 2s. 7 p.m


Mainpiece Title: The Lordly Husband

Afterpiece Title: The Dragon of Wantley

Role: Dragon Actor: Sig Furioso
Event Comment: Benefit a Gentleman who has wrote for the Stage. [Professor John B. Shipley of the University of Colorado has called to my attention a letter written by James Ralph to Thomas Birch, dated 14 February 1741, in which he states that this benefit is to be for Ralph. See B.M. Add. MSS. 4317, fol. 94.


Mainpiece Title: Julius Caesar

Role: Octavius Actor: Havard
Role: Caska Actor: Winstone
Role: Citizens Actor: Johnson, Macklin, Chapman, Vaughan, Marten, Hough.
Role: Octavius Caesar Actor: Woodward
Role: Decius Actor: Cashel
Role: Julius Caesar Actor: Mills
Role: Brutus Actor: Quin
Role: Cassius Actor: Milward
Role: Antony Actor: Wright
Role: Messala Actor: Cashel
Role: Ligarius Actor: Taswell
Role: Artemidorus Actor: Shepard
Role: Trebonius Actor: Winstone
Role: Metellus Cimber Actor: Turbutt
Role: Cinna Actor: Ridout
Role: Portia Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Calphurnia Actor: Mrs Butler

Afterpiece Title: The King and the Miller of Mansfield

Role: Joe Actor: Raftor.
Role: Peggy Actor: Mrs Wright.
Role: King Actor: Winstone
Role: Miller Actor: Shepard

Dance: LLa Tambourine-Mlle Chateauneuf; Shepherds and Shepherdesses-Muilment, Mlle Chateauneuf