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Event Comment: [By George Farquhar. Date of premiere unknown. Published 5 March.] Preface: As to the Success of it...the French were prepossess'd, and the charms of Gallick Heels were too hard for an English Brain....There were some Gentlemen in the Pit the first Night, that took the Hint from the Prologue to damn the Play; but they made such a noise in the execution, that the People took the outcry for a reprieve....There is a Gentleman of the first Understanding, and a very good Critick, who said of Mr Wilks, that in this Part he out-acted himself, and all Men that he ever saw

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Inconstant; Or, The Way To Win Him

Performance Comment: Edition of 1702 lists: Old Mirabel-Penkithman; Young Mirabel-Wilks; Duretete-Bullock; Dugard-Mills; Petit-Norris; Oriana-Mrs Rogers; Bisarre-Mrs Verbruggen; Lamorce-Mrs Kent; Prologue-; Epilogue written by Nathaniel Rowe-Wilks.
Cast
Role: Old Mirabel Actor: Penkithman
Role: Young Mirabel Actor: Wilks
Role: Duretete Actor: Bullock
Role: Dugard Actor: Mills
Role: Petit Actor: Norris
Role: Oriana Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Bisarre Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Lamorce Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Nathaniel Rowe Actor: Wilks.
Event Comment: By particular Desire. Benefit Wilks, Nephew to the late Robert Wilks; and Gillibrand. Tickets for Hewit taken also

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Oroonoko

Performance Comment: Oroonoko-Wilks, who never appear'd on any Stage before; Imoinda-Mrs Roberts; Aboan-Turbutt; Charlotte-Mrs Charke; Daniel-James .
Cast
Role: Oroonoko Actor: Wilks, who never appear'd on any Stage before
Role: Imoinda Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Aboan Actor: Turbutt
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Charke
Role: Daniel Actor: James

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Cast
Role: Sir John Actor: Mrs Charke
Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Miss Jones
Role: Jobson Actor: Turbutt
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Mock Doctor Actor: Mrs Charke
Role: Sir Jasper Actor: Monlass
Role: Leander Actor: Este
Role: Hellebore Actor: Tench
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Monlass
Role: Davy Actor: Mrs Jones
Event Comment: Benefit Wilks. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality...that celebrated Comedy...Written by the Famous Ben. Johnson

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Volpone

Performance Comment: See17030521, but Mosca-Wilks.
Cast
Role: Mosca Actor: Wilks.

Music: As17030525

Dance: DuRuel

Song: Leveridge

Event Comment: Benefit Wilks [but see 2 Feb.]. Not acted there these 12 Years

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Maid's Tragedy

Performance Comment: Amintor-Wilks; With a new Prologue-.
Cast
Role: Amintor Actor: Wilks
Role: With a new Prologue Actor: .

Music: A Masque set to Musick by the late Mr Henry Purcell-

Dance: duRuel, others

Event Comment: Benefit Wilks

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Rival Queens

Performance Comment: Alexander-Wilks; Clitus-Griffin.
Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Wilks
Role: Clitus Actor: Griffin.

Song: Songs by Henry Purcell-Leveridge

Music: Vocal and Instrumental Music Essential to the Play-

Dance: duRuel, Mrs duRuel, Cherrier, others

Event Comment: Benefit Wilks. Not acted these Twenty Years. [A revision by Henry Norris of the Beaumont and Fletcher Beggar's Bush.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Royal Merchant; Or, Beggar's Bush

Performance Comment: Merchant-Wilks; The edition of ca. 1706 lists also: Woolfort-Williams; Gerrard-Keen; Hubert-Mills; Hemskirk-Bickerstaff; Vandunck-Bullock; Merchants-Carnaby, Phillips, Kent, Toms; Higgen-Estcourt; Prig-Norris; Snap-Kent; Ferret-Fairbank; Ginks-Tom. Wright; Boors-Sherman, Harris, Cross; Jaculine-Mrs Cox; Bertha-Mrs Rogers; Epilogue-Pinkeman mounted on an ass; a long wig on the ass's head. a long wig on the ass's head.
Cast
Role: Merchant Actor: Wilks
Role: Woolfort Actor: Williams
Role: Gerrard Actor: Keen
Role: Hubert Actor: Mills
Role: Hemskirk Actor: Bickerstaff
Role: Vandunck Actor: Bullock
Role: Merchants Actor: Carnaby, Phillips, Kent, Toms
Role: Higgen Actor: Estcourt
Role: Prig Actor: Norris
Role: Snap Actor: Kent
Role: Ferret Actor: Fairbank
Role: Ginks Actor: Tom. Wright
Role: Boors Actor: Sherman, Harris, Cross
Role: Jaculine Actor: Mrs Cox
Role: Bertha Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Epilogue Actor: Pinkeman mounted on an ass

Song: As17050428

Dance: As17041124

Event Comment: Benefit Wilks

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The History And Fall Of Caius Marius

Performance Comment: Marius Sr-Betterton; Marius Jr-Wilks; Granius-Booth; Metellus-Boman; Cinna-Keen; Sylla-Husband; Sulpitius-Johnson; Lavinia-Mrs Bracegirdle; Nurse-Bullock; Citizens-Cibber, Norris, Cross, Trout.
Cast
Role: Marius Sr Actor: Betterton
Role: Marius Jr Actor: Wilks
Role: Granius Actor: Booth
Role: Metellus Actor: Boman
Role: Cinna Actor: Keen
Role: Sylla Actor: Husband
Role: Sulpitius Actor: Johnson
Role: Lavinia Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Nurse Actor: Bullock
Role: Citizens Actor: Cibber, Norris, Cross, Trout.
Related Works
Related Work: The History and Fall of Caius Marius Author(s): William Shakespeare
Event Comment: Benefit Wilks. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Doriman-Wilks; Sir Fopling-Cibber; Medley-Mills; Old Bellair-Pinkethman; Young Bellair-Bullock Jr; Shoemaker-Bowen; Loveit-Mrs Oldfield; Belinda-Mrs Rogers; Emilia-Mrs Porter; Harriet-Mrs Cross; Pert-Mrs Bicknell; With a New Prologue-.
Cast
Role: Doriman Actor: Wilks
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber
Role: Medley Actor: Mills
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Pinkethman
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Bullock Jr
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Bowen
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Bicknell
Role: With a New Prologue Actor: .
Event Comment: [The transfer of the company from the queen's to dl was made without fanfare. On 6 Nov. Swiny, Wilks, Cibber, and Dogget had been granted a license to established a company; see Nicoll, pp. 275-76.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Unhappy Favourite; Or, The Earl Of Essex

Performance Comment: Essex-Wilks; Southampton-Mills; Burleigh-Keene; Sir Walter-Husband; Queen Elizabeth-Mrs Knight; Rutland-Mrs Rogers; Nottingham-Mrs Porter.
Cast
Role: Essex Actor: Wilks
Role: Southampton Actor: Mills
Role: Burleigh Actor: Keene
Role: Sir Walter Actor: Husband
Role: Queen Elizabeth Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Rutland Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Nottingham Actor: Mrs Porter.
Event Comment: Benefit Wilks. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Careless Husband

Performance Comment: See17151022, but And a New Epilogue upon the late Aurora Borealis-Wilks.

Dance: As17151029

Event Comment: Benefit Will. Wilks and Turner. Written by the late Mr Wycherley

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Country Wife

Performance Comment: As17160929, but Dorilant-W. Wilks.
Cast
Role: Dorilant Actor: W. Wilks.
Role: Horner Actor: Wilks
Role: Harcourt Actor: Mills
Role: Pinchwife Actor: Booth
Role: Sparkish Actor: Cibber
Role: Sir Jasper Actor: Norris
Role: Mrs Pinchwife Actor: Mrs Bicknell
Role: Alithea Actor: Miss Younger
Role: Lady Fidget Actor: Mrs Saunders
Role: Mrs Dainty Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Mrs Squeamish Actor: Miss Willis.
Related Works
Related Work: The Country Wife Author(s): William Wycherley
Related Work: The Country Wife Author(s): William Wycherley
Related Work: The Country Girl Author(s): William Wycherley

Dance: As17161204

Event Comment: Benefit Wilks Jr

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Fryar

Performance Comment: As17180218, but Pedro-Wilks Jr; Raymond-Boman.
Cast
Role: Pedro Actor: Wilks Jr
Role: Raymond Actor: Boman.
Role: Bertran Actor: Mills.
Role: Elvira Actor: Mrs Oldfield.
Role: Torrismond Actor: Booth
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Wilks
Role: Fryar Actor: Leigh
Role: Gomez Actor: Norris
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Porter

Dance: Shaw, Topham, Mrs Santlow, Mrs Bicknell, Miss Younger, Miss Tenoe; Fairbank's new Comic Dance-Topham, Miss Tenoe

Related Works
Related Work: Small Talk; or, The Westminster Boy Author(s): William Shield
Event Comment: Benefit Wilks' Brother, the Office Keeper

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Relapse

Performance Comment: As17180313 but Young Fashion-Wilks Jr.
Cast
Role: Young Fashion Actor: Wilks Jr.
Role: Foppington Actor: Cibber
Role: Loveless Actor: Wilks
Role: Worthy Actor: Mills
Role: Sir Tunbelly Actor: Leigh
Role: Coupler Actor: Johnson
Role: Lory Actor: Penkethman
Role: Surgeon Actor: Norris
Role: Amanda Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Berinthia Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Hoyden Actor: Mrs Bicknell.

Dance: Shaw, Wade, Topham, Mrs Younger, Mrs Tenoe, Miss Lindar

Related Works
Related Work: Small Talk; or, The Westminster Boy Author(s): William Shield
Event Comment: Benefit Wilks Jr

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Careless Husband

Performance Comment: See17190124, but Sir Charles-Wilks being the first time of his Acting since his late Indisposition.

Dance: As17190423

Event Comment: Benefit Wilks, the Office Keeper

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Amphitryon; Or, The Two Sosias

Performance Comment: Amphitryon-Mills; Alcmena-Mrs Thurmond; Phaedra-Mrs Bicknell; Jupiter-Wilks.
Cast
Role: Amphitryon Actor: Mills
Role: Alcmena Actor: Mrs Thurmond
Role: Phaedra Actor: Mrs Bicknell
Role: Jupiter Actor: Wilks.

Dance: Shaw, Mrs Santlow; A new Dance-Thurmond Jr, Mrs Younger; English Clown-Weaver; Miss Lindar

Event Comment: Benefit Wilks Jr

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark

Performance Comment: See17200314 but Hamlet-Wilks.
Cast
Role: 7200314 but Hamlet Actor: Wilks.
Related Works
Related Work: Hamlet Author(s): William Shakespeare
Event Comment: Benefit Wilks' Brother, Officekeeper

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple

Performance Comment: See17190924, but Sir Harry-Wilks; Lady Lurewell-Mrs Oldfield.
Cast
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Wilks
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Oldfield.

Dance: Shaw, Boval, Weaver, Mrs Booth, Mrs Bicknell, Lally's Brother, Miss Lindar

Event Comment: Benefit Wilks Jr

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Scornful Lady

Performance Comment: As17210116, but Young Loveless-Wilks Jr.
Cast
Role: Young Loveless Actor: Wilks Jr.
Role: Scornful Lady Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Elder Loveless Actor: Wilks
Role: Welford Actor: Booth
Role: Sir Roger Actor: Cibber
Role: Savil Actor: Johnson
Role: Martha Actor: Mrs Bicknell
Role: Abigail Actor: Mrs Willis.
Related Works
Related Work: The Capricious Lady Author(s): William Cooke

Dance:

Event Comment: Benefit Wilks Jr

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The True And Ancient History Of King Lear And His Three Daughters

Performance Comment: As17211230, but Gloster-Cibber; Edmund-Wilks Jr.
Cast
Role: Gloster Actor: Cibber
Role: Edmund Actor: Wilks Jr.
Role: Kent Actor: Williams.
Role: Lear Actor: Booth
Role: Edgar Actor: Wilks
Role: Gentleman Usher Actor: Penkethman
Role: Cordelia Actor: Mrs Booth.

Music: Between the Acts: Select Pieces-; particularly a Solo-Signor Carbonelli

Dance: Shaw, Denoye, Mrs Bicknell, Mrs Younger, Mrs Bullock

Event Comment: By Their Royal Highness's Command. Written by Ben. Johnson. Daily Journal, 11 Oct.: Wednesday their Royal Highnesses...were very much pleas'd with the inimitable Performance of Mr Wilks

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Volpone; Or, The Fox

Performance Comment: Volpone-Mills; Mosca-Wilks; Sir Politic-Norris; Corbaccio-Johnson; Corvino-Cibber; Voltore-Thurmond; Celia-Mrs Booth; Lady Woudbe-Mrs Younger.
Cast
Role: Volpone Actor: Mills
Role: Mosca Actor: Wilks
Role: Sir Politic Actor: Norris
Role: Corbaccio Actor: Johnson
Role: Corvino Actor: Cibber
Role: Voltore Actor: Thurmond
Role: Celia Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Lady Woudbe Actor: Mrs Younger.

Dance: Shaw, Thurmond Jr, Boval, Topham, Mrs Bicknell, Mrs Bullock, Miss Teno

Related Works
Related Work: Small Talk; or, The Westminster Boy Author(s): William Shield
Event Comment: Benefit Shaw. Daily Journal, 16 April: On Thursday next Mr Wilks acts the Part of Sir Harry Wildair ...for the Benefit of his Son-in-Law, Mr Shaw, the Dancer at that House, and it will be the last Time that he will perform that Part

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple

Performance Comment: As17230117, with Wilks advertised to play Sir Harry for the last time.
Cast
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Wilks
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Colonel Standard Actor: Mills
Role: Angleica Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Smuggler Actor: Johnson
Role: Beau Clincher Actor: Penkethman
Role: Young Clincher Actor: Miller
Role: Dicky Actor: Norris.

Dance: As17221211

Event Comment: Benefit Wilks Jr

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Performance Comment: As17230121, but Sir Charles-Wilks Jr; Dorinda-Mrs Younger; Cherry-Mrs Tenoe.
Cast
Role: Sir Charles Actor: Wilks Jr
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Younger
Role: Cherry Actor: Mrs Tenoe.
Role: Gibbet Actor: Cibber
Role: Aimwell Actor: Mills
Role: Archer Actor: Wilks
Role: Sullen Actor: Thurmond
Role: Foigard Actor: Miller
Role: Bonniface Actor: Shepard
Role: Scrub Actor: Norris
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Oldfield

Music: Concerto on Little Flute-Baston

Dance: Shaw, Thurmond Jr, Mrs Booth, Mrs Bullock, Miss Tenoe

Event Comment: Benefit Wilks Jr. Written by Ben. Johnson

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Volpone; Or, The Fox

Performance Comment: Volpone-Mills; Mosca-Wilks; Corbaccio-Johnson; Corvino-Cibber; Voltore-Thurmond; Sir Politick-Norris; Peregrine-Watson; Caelia-Mrs Booth; Lady Wou'dbe-Mrs Horton.
Cast
Role: Volpone Actor: Mills
Role: Mosca Actor: Wilks
Role: Corbaccio Actor: Johnson
Role: Corvino Actor: Cibber
Role: Voltore Actor: Thurmond
Role: Sir Politick Actor: Norris
Role: Peregrine Actor: Watson
Role: Caelia Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Lady Wou'dbe Actor: Mrs Horton.

Dance: Mrs Booth, Topham, Miss Tenoe, Miss Robinson, Young Rainton

Related Works
Related Work: Small Talk; or, The Westminster Boy Author(s): William Shield
Event Comment: Benefit Wilks, Office Keeper, and Jones

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love Makes A Man

Performance Comment: As17241218, but Carlos-Wilks; With the Prologue, Epilogue that was spoken last Monday-Miss Robinson Jr.
Cast
Role: Carlos Actor: Wilks
Role: Epilogue that was spoken last Monday Actor: Miss Robinson Jr.
Role: Lewis Actor: Miller
Role: Clodio Actor: Cibber
Role: Antonio Actor: Shepard
Role: Charino Actor: Griffin
Role: Sancho Actor: Norris
Role: Angelina Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Elvira Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Louiza Actor: Mrs Horton.

Music: Select Pieces-

Song: As17250508

Dance: new Passacaile-Miss Robinson; A new Comic Dance-Miss Robinson, Young Rainton

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Entertainments

Entertainment: It consisted of Pyramids-; of all manner of Sweetmeats, the most generous Wines, Burgundy, Champaign, and was usher'd in by a Prologue-Mrs Younger; written by Mr Tickel, under Secretary to Mr Addison, and concluded by an Epilogue-Mr Wilks; written by himself; which was very merry and free with his own Character; after which, a large Table that was in th Area of the Consort-House, was taken away to make Room for the Company to Dance Country-Dances...We are likewise to acquaint the Reader, that an Ode of Horace-; was set to Musick and sung upon the Occasion, with several other very particular Songs and Performances, both Vocal and Instrumental Music- and that Mrs Younger spoke the Prologue, and Mr Wilks the Epilogue, which, after Sir Richard's Way, was extremely Diverting (Weekly Packet, 4 June)

Performance Comment: ..We are likewise to acquaint the Reader, that an Ode of Horace-; was set to Musick and sung upon the Occasion, with several other very particular Songs and Performances, both Vocal and Instrumental Music- and that Mrs Younger spoke the Prologue, and Mr Wilks the Epilogue, which, after Sir Richard's Way, was extremely Diverting (Weekly Packet, 4 June).