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Mainpiece Title: Victorious Love

Performance Comment: Edition of 1698: Prologue [Sent by a Friend Between a Tragaedian and a Comoedian-; Epilogue [by the same Gentleman-Mrs Cross [Apparently Zaraida was played by Mrs Cross, her husband by the author, William Walker].Apparently Zaraida was played by Mrs Cross, her husband by the author, William Walker].
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Related Work: Victorious Love Author(s): William Walker
Event Comment: Never Acted before. [By William Popple.] Grub St. Journal, 26 Feb. 1736: It was play'd the first night to about a 30l. house; three parts of which were the Author's friends, who came on purpose, right or wrong, to applaud it: notwithstanding which, little or no applause was given


Mainpiece Title: The Double Deceit

Performance Comment: Parts by Ryan, the first time of his appearing on the stage since his misfortune, Hippisley, Walker, A. Hallam, Chapman, Neale, Mrs Horton, Miss Norsa, Mrs Buchanan, Mrs Stevens, Mrs Mullart, Mrs Templer, Miss Bincks, but edition of 1736 lists: Sir William Courtlove-Hippisley; Young Courtlove-Walker; Gay life-Hallam; Jerry-Chapman; Frank-Neale; Bellair-Ryan; Harriet-Mrs Horton; Fanny-Miss Bincks; Rose-Mrs Kilby; Jenny-Mrs Templer; Mrs Plyable-Mrs Martyn; Violetta-Mrs Buchanan; Lettice-Mrs Stevens; Widow Lettwell-Mrs Mullart. Prologue written by Aaron Hill and spoken by Mrs Buchanan. Epilogue written by the Author and spoken by Mrs Horton .
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Related Work: The Double Deceit Author(s): William Popple
Event Comment: Benefit for Jones, Walker, Mrs Simson and Mrs Cross. Paid tallow chandler's 9th Bill #34 12s. 9d. (Treasurer's Book). [The pantomime charges of #10 10s. were deducted by order of the managers according to a marginal note in the Treasurer's Book, so actual charges were only #64 4s.] Receipts: #175 14s. 6d. Charges: #74 14s. Profits to Jones, Walker, Mrs Simson and Mrs Cross: #100 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Hypocrite

Role: Maw@Worm Actor: Jones, first time.
Role: Dr Cantwell Actor: Moody
Role: Sir John Lambert Actor: Packer
Role: Darnly Actor: Reddish
Role: Seyward Actor: Cautherly
Role: Lambert Actor: Jefferson
Role: Lady Lambert Actor: Miss Ambrose
Role: Old Lady Lambert Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Abington.

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Performance Comment: As17730508, but Hornpipe-Walker.
Related Works
Related Work: The Elopement Author(s): William Havard

Ballet: II: The Drunken Peasant. As17730517, but Drunken Peasant-Phillips

Role: Drunken Peasant Actor: Phillips.
Role: Clown Actor: Wright.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; CO 3, by William Linley. Larpent MS 1150; not published]: With new Dresses and Decorations. The Overture and Musick new by W. Linley. Receipts: #245 13s. 6d. (196.9.6; 45.19.0; 3.5.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Honey Moon

Performance Comment: Characters by Kelly, Suett, Palmer, Barrymore, Dignum, Bannister Jun., Wathen, Cooke, Evans, Fisher, Webb, Miss Pope, Miss Leak, Miss Arne, Miss DeCamp, Mrs Bland. Cast from Songs (C. Lowndes, 1797): Sir George Orbit-Kelly; Sir William Wellbred-Suett; Captain Clifton-Palmer; Captain Belmont-Barrymore; Major Lessington-Dignum; Worry-Bannister Jun.; Tim-Wathen; Huntsman-Cooke; Lady Wellbred-Miss Pope; Emmeline-Miss Leak; Dorinda-Miss Arne; Floretta-Miss DeCamp; Dina-Mrs Bland; unassigned-Evans, Fisher, Webb; Chorus of Villagers-Welsh, Maddocks, Gregson, Phillimore, Wentworth, Atkins, Meyers, Caulfield Jun., Denman, Fisher, Tett, Earle, Aylmer, Dibble, Gallot, Potts, Annereau, Bardoleau, Walker, Willoughby, Ms Butler, Ms Roffey, Ms Granger, Ms Jackson, Ms Maddocks, Ms Menage, Ms Wentworth, Ms Benson.
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Related Work: The Honey Moon Author(s): William Linley
Event Comment: Benefit Walker. Written by Mr Congreve. Receipts: money #12s.; tickets #79 13s


Mainpiece Title: The Old Batchelor

Performance Comment: Heartwell-Quin; Belmour-Walker; Vainlove-Ryan; Sir Joseph-Bullock Sr; Bluff-Hall; Sharper-Leigh; Fondlewife-Hippisley; Setter-Spiller; Araminta-Mrs Cross; Belinda-Mrs Sterling; Laetitia-Mrs Cantrell; Sylvia-Miss Purden; Lucy-Mrs Egleton.
Role: Heartwell Actor: Quin
Role: Belmour Actor: Walker
Role: Vainlove Actor: Ryan
Role: Sir Joseph Actor: Bullock Sr
Role: Bluff Actor: Hall
Role: Sharper Actor: Leigh
Role: Fondlewife Actor: Hippisley
Role: Setter Actor: Spiller
Role: Araminta Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Sterling
Role: Laetitia Actor: Mrs Cantrell
Role: Sylvia Actor: Miss Purden
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Egleton.
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Related Work: The Old Batchelor Author(s): William Congreve
Related Work: The Credulous Husband Author(s): William Congreve

Song: Leveridge, Mrs Chambers; particularly The Tipling Philosophers-Leveridge

Dance: Dupre, Nivelon Sr, Nivelon Jr, Glover, Newhouse, Mrs Ogden, Mrs Rogeir, Mrs Wall; particularly Two Pierrots-the Nivelons; Running Footman's Dance-Nivelon Sr, Mrs Rogeir; Flag Dance-Nivelon Sr

Event Comment: Benefit Walker. For the Entertainment of their Excellencies Sidi Mahomet Climsani and Sidi Usuph Coggia, Ambassadors from the Regency of Tunis


Mainpiece Title: Timon Of Athens

Performance Comment: Timon-Walker; Alcibiades-Ryan; Apemantus-Quin; Nicias-Sal way; Phaeax-Hippisley; Elius-Neale; Cleon-Dawson; Isander-Hall; Isadore-Bullock; Thrasillus-Hallam; Demetrius-Hale; Diphilus-Houghton; Old Man-Aston; Musician-Ray; Jeweller-Harrington; 1st Gentleman-Wignel; 2d-Clarke; Chloe-Mrs Stevens; Thais-Mrs Forrester; Phryne-Mrs Kilby; Evandra-Mrs Hallam; Melissa-Mrs Buchanan; Poet-Chapman .
Role: Timon Actor: Walker
Role: Alcibiades Actor: Ryan
Role: Apemantus Actor: Quin
Role: Nicias Actor: Sal way
Role: Phaeax Actor: Hippisley
Role: Elius Actor: Neale
Role: Cleon Actor: Dawson
Role: Isander Actor: Hall
Role: Isadore Actor: Bullock
Role: Thrasillus Actor: Hallam
Role: Demetrius Actor: Hale
Role: Diphilus Actor: Houghton
Role: Old Man Actor: Aston
Role: Musician Actor: Ray
Role: Jeweller Actor: Harrington
Role: 1st Gentleman Actor: Wignel
Role: 2d Actor: Clarke
Role: Chloe Actor: Mrs Stevens
Role: Thais Actor: Mrs Forrester
Role: Phryne Actor: Mrs Kilby
Role: Evandra Actor: Mrs Hallam
Role: Melissa Actor: Mrs Buchanan
Role: Poet Actor: Chapman
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Related Work: The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater Author(s): William Shakespeare
Related Work: Timon of Athens Author(s): William Shakespeare

Afterpiece Title: Flora

Role: Sir Thomas Actor: Hippisley
Role: Friendly Actor: Salway
Role: Dick Actor: Hale
Role: Old Hob Actor: Hall
Role: Hob's Mother Actor: Mrs Martin
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Kilby
Role: Flora Actor: Miss Norsa
Role: Hob Actor: Mr Daniel French, of Hampstead, for his Diversion, but see17340103

Dance: II: French Sailor and his Lass by Maker and Mlle Salle. III: Scots Dance, as17331004

Song: In II: Dialogue between a Courtier and Farmer's Wife, as17340318 IV: Dialogue by Leveridge and Mrs Wright

Event Comment: Benefit for Walker, Atkins, W. Vaughan & Mrs Gibbons (Cross). Tickets by Miss Marr and Sturt will be taken. Receipts: #150 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Mourning Bride

Performance Comment: As17560109, but Osmyn-Murphy; Garcia-Walker; Selim-_.
Role: Osmyn Actor: Murphy
Role: Garcia Actor: Walker
Role: Perez Actor: Mozeen.
Role: King Actor: Berry
Role: Gonzales Actor: Havard
Role: Selim Actor: Simson
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Almeria Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Zara Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Heli Actor: Blakes
Role: Alonzo Actor: Burton.
Related Works
Related Work: The Mourning Bride Author(s): William Congreve

Dance: HHornpipe-Atkins

Event Comment: By Permission. For this Night only. Benefit for Jacobs and Owenson. To begin at 7:00 p.m. [The Public Advertiser, 20 Sept., omits Hamilton] and Walker but adds Jacobs, Everard, and a Young Gentleman 1st time on that Stage.


Mainpiece Title: The Duellist

Performance Comment: Parts-Follet, Owenson, Smith, Vowell, Wilson, Kennedy, Frances, Hamilton, Walker, Miss Ambrose, Trowell, Mrs Nost, Mrs S. Gardner, Mrs Gardner (Harvard Playbill).
Related Works
Related Work: The Duellist Author(s): William Kenrick

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Role: Dick Actor: Kennedy
Role: Wingate Actor: Follet
Role: Simone Actor: Jacobs
Role: Irishman Actor: Owenson
Role: Gargle Actor: Lloyd
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Nost
Event Comment: [By William Phillips.] Never Acted before. The Characters all new Dress'd. Receipts: #57 10s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: Hibernia Freed

Performance Comment: Edition fo 1722 lists: O'Brien-Boheme; O'Neill-Ryan; Herimon-Hulet; O'Connor-Egleton; Eugenius-Rogers; Turgesius-Quin; Erric-Walker; Sabina-Mrs Seymour; Agnes-Mrs Bullock; Prologue-Quin; Epilogue-Mrs Bullock.
Role: O'Brien Actor: Boheme
Role: O'Neill Actor: Ryan
Role: Herimon Actor: Hulet
Role: O'Connor Actor: Egleton
Role: Eugenius Actor: Rogers
Role: Turgesius Actor: Quin
Role: Erric Actor: Walker
Role: Sabina Actor: Mrs Seymour
Role: Agnes Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Prologue Actor: Quin
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Bullock.
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Related Work: Hibernia Freed Author(s): William Philips
Event Comment: [By William Philips.] Receipts: #26 19s. 6d. Weekly Journal or Saturday's Post, 18 April: But how contemptible an Opinion must the next Generation have of this Age, if it should be known amongst them; that the first Night this Tragedy appear'd upon the Stage, it did not Bring half a House, because it happen'd to be upon a Masquerade Night


Mainpiece Title: Belisarius

Performance Comment: Edition of 1724 lists: Justinian-Ryan; Vigites-Diggs; Belisarius-Boheme; Proclus-Walker; Hermogenes-Quin; Macro-Egleton; Valeria-Mrs Parker; Almira-Mrs Brett; Prologue-Ryan; Epilogue-Mrs Brett.
Role: Justinian Actor: Ryan
Role: Vigites Actor: Diggs
Role: Belisarius Actor: Boheme
Role: Proclus Actor: Walker
Role: Hermogenes Actor: Quin
Role: Macro Actor: Egleton
Role: Valeria Actor: Mrs Parker
Role: Almira Actor: Mrs Brett
Role: Prologue Actor: Ryan
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Brett.
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Related Work: Belisarius Author(s): William Philips
Event Comment: Benefit: The Deceas'd Author's Friend or The Author [the bills vary]. A new Tragedy. [By William Bond. For a discussion of the play, see a letter from Hill to Victor, in Victor, History of the Theatres, II, 196-97. Hill states that the youth who speaks the Prologue is Harvey, a young man of eighteen or nineteen.


Mainpiece Title: The Tuscan Treaty; Or, Tarquin's Overthrow

Performance Comment: Edition of 1733 lists: Porsenna-Walker; Tarquin-Mullart; Aruns-Mrs Mullart , in Men's Clothes; Palmenio-Cole; Quintus-Lyon; Scaevola-Giles; Vario-Hale; Valeria-Mrs Bullock; Clelia-Mrs Cantrell; Drusilla-Mrs Norsa; Prologue by Aaron Hill to be spoken-a young Gentleman, a Student, at the particular Desire of the Person who brings out the Tragedy; Ephlogue-.
Related Works
Related Work: The Tuscan Treaty; or, Tarquin's Overthrow Author(s): William Bond

Afterpiece Title: The Stage-Mutineers

Role: Comic Actor: Hallam.
Role: Pistole Actor: Aston
Role: Mrs Squeamish Actor: Mrs Stevens
Role: Lady Haughty Actor: Mrs Cantrell
Role: 1st Manager Actor: Hale
Role: 2d Manager Actor: Giles
Role: Truncheon Actor: Mullart
Role: Prompter Actor: Clarke
Role: 1st Player Actor: Stevens
Role: Crambo Actor: Cole
Role: Miss Lovemode Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Miss Prudely Crotchet Actor: Miss Norsa.

Dance: As17330814

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Positively the last night of performing. Benefit for Mrs Williams and Mrs Weston


Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: Richard-Weston, first time in that part; Henry-Gardner; Buckingham-Aickin; Stanley-Lloyd; Tressel-Ward; Catesby-Everard; Lieutenant-Carpenter; Norfolke-Lewis; Prince Edward-Master Blanchard; Duke of York-Master Pulley; Richmond-Williams; Queen-Mrs Williams; Duchess of York-Mrs Mitteer; Lady Anne-Mrs Jewell.
Role: Richard Actor: Weston, first time in that part
Role: Henry Actor: Gardner
Role: Buckingham Actor: Aickin
Role: Stanley Actor: Lloyd
Role: Tressel Actor: Ward
Role: Catesby Actor: Everard
Role: Lieutenant Actor: Carpenter
Role: Norfolke Actor: Lewis
Role: Prince Edward Actor: Master Blanchard
Role: Duke of York Actor: Master Pulley
Role: Richmond Actor: Williams
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Williams
Role: Duchess of York Actor: Mrs Mitteer
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Jewell.
Related Works
Related Work: The Tragical History of King Richard III Author(s): William Shakespeare

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Role: Thomas Actor: Bannister
Role: Squire Actor: Davies
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Thompson
Role: Sally Actor: Mrs Jewell.

Entertainment: End: Imitations vocal and rhetorical-Bannister

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; PAST 2, by Richard Josceline Goodenough, altered from his unacted play The Cottagers]: The Overture and Music composed by Baumgarten. [Baumgarten used this overture again in Robin Hood (see cg, 17 Apr. 1784).] Books of the Pastoral to be had at the Theatre. [Wordsworth is identified in the playbill of 22 Dec. Mrs Webb was from the Hay.] Public Advertiser, 24 Nov. 1779: This Day is published William And Nanny (1s.). Receipts: #122 15s. (116.15.6; 5.19.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Duke Of Milan

Role: Sforza Actor: Henderson
Role: Cardinal Actor: Hull
Role: Alphonso Actor: Whitfield
Role: Emperor Actor: Peile
Role: Pescara Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Spanish Captains Actor: Fearon, Robson, Booth
Role: Lodovico Actor: Thompson
Role: Francisco Actor: Aickin
Role: Attendant Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Marcelia Actor: Miss Younge

Afterpiece Title: William And Nanny

Performance Comment: [Principal Characters by A Young Gentleman (1st appearance on any stage Wordsworth]), Wilson, Moody, Mrs Webb (1st appearance at this theatre), Mrs Pitt, Miss Brown. [Cast from text (J. Kearby, 1779) William-A Young Gentleman; Hearty-Wilson; Murtagh Mulrooney-Moody; Dame Hearty-Mrs Webb; Old Woman-Mrs Pitt; Nanny-Miss Brown.
Role: William Actor: A Young Gentleman
Role: Hearty Actor: Wilson
Role: Murtagh Mulrooney Actor: Moody
Role: Dame Hearty Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Old Woman Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Nanny Actor: Miss Brown.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time: CO 3, by John Burgoyne, based on Silvain, by Jean Francois Marmontel]: With entirely new Music [by William Jackson], Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. The Scenery designed by DeLoutherbourg, and executed under his direction. Public Advertiser, 3 Apr. 1781: This Day is published The Lord of the Manor (price not listed). Receipts: #226 19s. (216.15; 9.16; 0.8)


Mainpiece Title: The Lord Of The Manor

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Vernon, Dodd, Parsons, Bannister, Aickin, Baddeley, Du-Bellamy, Suett, R. Palmer, Williams, Holcroft, Chaplin, Griffiths, Phillimore, Nash, Helme, Palmer, Miss Prudom, Mrs Wrighten, Miss Farren. Cast from text (T. Evans, 1781): Trumore-Vernon; Le Nippe-Dodd; Sir John Contrast-Parsons; Rashly-Bannister; Rental-Aickin; Captain Trepan-Baddeley; Huntsman-Du-Bellamy; Serjeant Crimp-R. Palmer; Corporal Snap-Williams; Contrast-Palmer; Moll Flagon-Mr Suett; Annette-Miss Prudom; Peggy-Mrs Wrighten; Sophia-Miss Farren; unassigned-Holcroft, Chaplin, Griffiths, Phillimore, Nash, Helme.
Related Works
Related Work: The Lord of the Manor Author(s): William Jackson

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Role: Harlequin Actor: Wright
Role: Clown Actor: Delpini
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Chaplin
Role: Lover Actor: Burton
Role: Scaramouch Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Drunken Valet Actor: Griffiths
Role: Country Girls Actor: Miss Simson, Miss Kirby
Role: Colombine Actor: Miss Collett.
Related Works
Related Work: The Elopement Author(s): William Havard
Event Comment: Benefit for Marshall, Miss Williams & Mrs Warrell. Oracle, 3 June: Tickets to be had of Marshall, No. 11, York-street, York-buildings; of Miss Williams, No. 14, Martlett-court, Bow-street, Covent-Garden; of Mrs Warrell, No. 48, Carey-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields. Receipts: #147 9s. 6d. (14.16.6; 4.1.0; tickets: 128.12.0)


Mainpiece Title: Fontainbleau

Performance Comment: As17901102, but Nannette (1st time)-Miss Williams; Rosa with an additional Song-Mrs Warrell.
Role: Nannette Actor: Miss Williams
Role: Rosa with an additional Song Actor: Mrs Warrell.
Role: Rosa Actor: Mrs Warrell
Role: Lackland Actor: Lewis
Role: LePoche Actor: Quick
Role: Squire Tally@ho Actor: Blanchard
Role: Sir John Bull Actor: Wilson
Role: Lord Winlove Actor: Incledon
Role: Epaulette Actor: Marshall
Role: with a new song Actor: Marshall
Role: Henry Actor: Johnstone
Role: Celia Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Lady Bull Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Mrs Casey Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Miss Dolly Bull Actor: Mrs Mattocks.
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Related Work: Fontainbleau; or, Our Way in France Author(s): William Shield

Afterpiece Title: The Poor Soldier

Performance Comment: As17901217, but Parrick (1st time)-Miss Williams; Norah (1st time)-Mrs Warrell.
Role: Parrick Actor: Miss Williams
Role: Norah Actor: Mrs Warrell.
Role: Darby Actor: Munden.
Role: Patrick Actor: Johnstone
Role: Fitzroy Actor: Bannister
Role: Dermot Actor: Incledon
Role: Father Luke Actor: Rock
Role: Bagatelle Actor: Marshall
Role: Kathlane Actor: Mrs Martyr
Related Works
Related Work: The Poor Soldier Author(s): William Shield

Song: End I: Had I a Heart for Falsehood framed-Marshall in imitation of Leoni; After Monologue: a New Song-Incledon

Entertainment: Monologue. End: A Dissertation on Hobby@Horses, as17910524 but Mr Brandon's Hobby in place of Mrs Mountain's Hobby; The Lawyer's Hobby-Marshall (in the character of a Jockey)

Event Comment: The United Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but Luttrell's date of acquistion of the separately-printed Prologue and Epilogue is 6 Feb. 1687@8 (see A. S. Borgman, The Life and Death of William Mountford [Cambridge, Mass., 1935], p. 26n). Very probably the play had its premiere early in February. The Prologue and Epilogue are reprinted in Wiley, Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 256-58. A song, Lucinda close or veil those eyes, with music by J. B. Draghi, is in The Banquet of Musick, The Second Book, 1688. Charles Gildon, The Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (London, 1698 (?), p. 102: [It] did not succeed as the Author wish'd


Mainpiece Title: The Injured Lovers; Or, The Ambitious Father

Performance Comment: Edition of 1688. Prologue to the Injur'd Lovers-Mr Mountfort; King of Sicily-Williams; Rheusanes-Betterton; Ghinotto-Griffin; Dorenalus-Mountfort; Old Colonel-Sanford; Soldiers-Lee, Jevon, Underhill; Princess Oryala-Mrs Barry; Antelina-Mrs Bracegirdle; Epilogue-Mr Jevon.
Role: Prologue to the Injur'd Lovers Actor: Mr Mountfort
Role: King of Sicily Actor: Williams
Role: Rheusanes Actor: Betterton
Role: Ghinotto Actor: Griffin
Role: Dorenalus Actor: Mountfort
Role: Old Colonel Actor: Sanford
Role: Soldiers Actor: Lee, Jevon, Underhill
Role: Princess Oryala Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Antelina Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mr Jevon.
Related Works
Related Work: The Injured Lovers; or, The Ambitious Father Author(s): William Mountfort
Event Comment: Benefit Williams and Oates. Written by Shakespear


Mainpiece Title: King Henry The Fourth, Part I

Performance Comment: As17190110, but Hotspur-Booth; Douglas-Williams; Vernon-Oates.
Role: Hotspur Actor: Booth
Role: Douglas Actor: Williams
Role: Vernon Actor: Oates.
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Hunt.
Role: King Actor: Thurmond
Role: Prince Actor: Wilks
Role: Falstaff Actor: Mills
Role: Carriers Actor: Johnson, Miller
Role: Francis Actor: Norris
Role: Hotspur's Wife Actor: Mrs Santlow
Related Works
Related Work: King Henry the Fourth: With the Humours of Sir John Falstaff Author(s): William Shakespeare
Related Work: Henry the Fourth, Part I Author(s): William Shakespeare
Related Work: The Siege of Rhodes, Part I Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Related Work: The Siege of Rhodes, Part II Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Related Work: Henry ye Fourth, Part II Author(s): William Shakespeare
Related Work: Henry the Sixth: The First Part, With The Murder of Humphrey Duke of Glocester Author(s): William Shakespeare
Related Work: The Misery of Civil War Author(s): William Shakespeare

Dance: Topham, Mrs Bicknell, Miss Tenoe, Miss Lindar

Related Works
Related Work: Small Talk; or, The Westminster Boy Author(s): William Shield
Event Comment: Benefit W. Williams. At the particular Desire of several Gentlemen and Ladies


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark

Performance Comment: As 21 Feb., but Hamlet-A Gentleman; Polonius-Penkethman; 2d Gravedigger-W. Williams.
Role: Hamlet Actor: A Gentleman
Role: Polonius Actor: Penkethman
Role: 2d Gravedigger Actor: W. Williams.
Related Works
Related Work: Hamlet Author(s): William Shakespeare

Song: Miss Thornowets

Dance: FFlag Dance-Burny; Dutch Skipper-Sandham

Event Comment: Benefit Williams


Mainpiece Title: King Richard The Third

Performance Comment: As17320320 but Tyrrel-Norris; Oxford-Williams; Lieutenant-Collet.
Role: Tyrrel Actor: Norris
Role: Oxford Actor: Williams
Role: Lieutenant Actor: Collet.
Role: Richard Actor: Delane
Role: Henry VI Actor: Giffard
Role: Edward Prince of Wales Actor: Master Giffard
Role: Richard Duke of York Actor: Master Huddy
Role: Richmond Actor: Bardin
Role: Buckingham Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Stanly Actor: Rosco
Role: Ratcliff Actor: Jenkins
Role: Catesby Actor: Havard
Role: Tressel Actor: Huddy
Role: Mayor Actor: Morgan
Role: Tirrel Actor: Williams
Role: Norfolk Actor: Smith
Role: Blunt Actor: Bullock
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Queen Elizabeth Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Dutchess of York Actor: Mrs Haughton.
Related Works
Related Work: The Tragical History of King Richard III Author(s): William Shakespeare

Afterpiece Title: The Stage Coach Opera

Role: Somebody Actor: Miller
Role: Macahone Actor: Morgan.
Related Works
Related Work: The Stage Coach Opera Author(s): William Chetwood

Music: II: Preamble on the Kettle Drums-Joab Bakeron the Stage; Mr Handel's Water Musick-; V: Tollet's Grounds-Mr Baker on a Side Drum, accompanied with a Violin, the like having never been attempted by any Person before

Dance: III: Tambourine-Miss Wherrit

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 60 years [1st acted at dl, 9 Jan. 1730]. 2nd piece [1st time; M. INT I, probably by William Harricks. Larpent MS 506; not published]


Mainpiece Title: The Humours Of Oxford

Role: Gainlove Actor: Harricks
Role: Shamwell Actor: King
Role: Haughty Actor: Johnson
Role: Young Ape@all Actor: Mills
Role: Old Ape@all Actor: Shatford
Role: Dash Actor: Curtis
Role: Timothy Actor: Middleton
Role: Officer Actor: Smith
Role: Vice Chancellor Actor: Bate
Role: Conundrum Actor: Swords
Role: Colonel Truemore Actor: Powell
Role: Lady Science Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Victoria Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Kitty Actor: Miss Dudley
Role: Wife Actor: Miss Shelbourne
Role: Maid Actor: Miss Baker
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Clifford
Role: Occasional Prologue Actor: Kennedy.

Afterpiece Title: A Mirror for the Ladies

Role: Lieutenant Generous Actor: Harricks
Role: Mr O'Carney Actor: Holmes
Role: Mr McLofty Actor: Bate
Role: Mr Sheffery Flintshire Actor: Swords
Role: Monsieur Actor: Helme
Role: Fanny Actor: Miss Shelbourne
Role: Miss Diamond Actor: Miss Harris.
Related Works
Related Work: A Mirror for the Ladies Author(s): William Harricks

Afterpiece Title: The Wrangling Lovers

Performance Comment: Don Carlos-Holmes; Don Lorenzo-Curtis; Lopes-Swords; Sancho-Kennedy; Leonora-Mrs Williams; Jacinta-Mrs Lefevre; Prologue-Brown.
Role: Don Carlos Actor: Holmes
Role: Don Lorenzo Actor: Curtis
Role: Lopes Actor: Swords
Role: Sancho Actor: Kennedy
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Williams
Role: Jacinta Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Prologue Actor: Brown.
Related Works
Related Work: The Wrangling Lovers Author(s): William Lyon
Related Work: Every Body Mistaken Author(s): William Taverner

Song: End III: Hunting Song-Miss Harris

Monologue: Vaudeville.Between Acts 3rd piece: a few Pantomimical Scenes. Harlequin-Best; Columbine-Miss Dudley

Role: Harlequin Actor: Best
Role: Columbine Actor: Miss Dudley.
Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; F 2, by Frederick Pilon, altered from his The Device (see 27 Sept. 1779); incidental music by William Shield; Prologue by the author (see text)]. Account-Book, 16 June: Paid Pilon for the Deaf Lover #100. Receipts: #192 3s. (190.0.6; 2.2.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Widow Of Delphi

Role: Phormio Actor: Lewis
Role: Megadorus Actor: Quick
Role: Mercurius Actor: Edwin
Role: Pertinax Actor: Wilson
Role: Tranio Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Apollo Actor: Mattocks
Role: Venus Actor: Miss Brown
Role: Lucretia Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Philaenis Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Agapea Actor: Mrs Hartley

Afterpiece Title: The Deaf Lover

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Lee Lewes, Whitfield, Robson, Fearon, Thompson, Brunsdon, Bates, Stevens, Wilson, Mrs Morton, Mrs Whitfield, Mrs Wilson. [Cast from text (J. Bowen, (1780): Meadows-Lee Lewes; Canteen-Whitfield; Young Wrongward-Robson; Groom-Fearon; John-Thompson; Servants-Brunsdon, Cushing; Sternhold-Bates; William-Stevens; Old Wrongward-Wilson; Gentlemen-Smith, Ledger; Cook-Painter; Sophia-Mrs Morton; Betsy Blossom-Mrs Wilson; Ladies-Miss Green, Miss Stewart; Mrs Whitfield; New Prologue-Lee Lewes. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]
Role: Meadows Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Canteen Actor: Whitfield
Role: Young Wrongward Actor: Robson
Role: Groom Actor: Fearon
Role: John Actor: Thompson
Role: Servants Actor: Brunsdon, Cushing
Role: Sternhold Actor: Bates
Role: William Actor: Stevens
Role: Old Wrongward Actor: Wilson
Role: Gentlemen Actor: Smith, Ledger
Role: Cook Actor: Painter
Role: Sophia Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Betsy Blossom Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Ladies Actor: Miss Green, Miss Stewart
Role: New Prologue Actor: Lee Lewes.
Related Works
Related Work: The Deaf Lover Author(s): William Shield
Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; MD 2, by George Colman, ynger, based on Raoul Barbe Bleue, by Michel Jean Sedaine (although, in the 1st edition of the play, this denied by Colman). Text (Cadell and Davies, 1798)]: The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations entirely new. The Musick composed and selected [from Paisiello] by Kelly. The Scenes designed and executed by Greenwood? Jun, Chalmers, and others. The Machinery, Decorations, and Dresses designed and under the direction of Johnston, and executed by him, Underwood, Gay, and Miss Rein. Books of the Songs to be had in the Theatre. Times, 8 Feb. 1798: This Day is published Blue Beard (1s. 6d.). "In the course of the representation, many blunders in working the scenery, which are unavoidable in a first representation of this nature, occurred, and the delays which took place were frequently very great...It was twelve o'-clock before the curtain dropped...The Expense of getting it up is said to be not less than #2,000" (London Chronicle, 18 Jan.). Proud swells the tide, with loads of capering heels, And vacant Folly shouts applause in peals; Hoards, even beyond th miser's wish, are thrown, To deck some sham farago for the town...Money for dresses, money for new scenes, New music, decorations, and machines; The cost of these, including every freak, Would pay ten decent players four pounds a week. Anthony Pasquin (pseud. for John Williams), "Innovation," in The Devil [1787], II, no. 2, 46. Receipts: #319 14s. 6d. (216.17.6; 102.2.0; 0.15.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl

Performance Comment: As17971122, but Moody-Wroughton; Countryman-_; William-_.
Role: Moody Actor: Wroughton
Role: Harcourt Actor: Palmer
Role: Sparkish Actor: Russell
Role: Belville Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Countryman Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: William Actor: Maddocks
Role: Servants Actor: Webb, Evans
Role: Alithea Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Miss Peggy Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Heard.
Related Works
Related Work: The Country Girl Author(s): William Wycherley

Afterpiece Title: Blue-Beard; or, Female Curiosity

Performance Comment: Abomelique (Blue-Beard)-Palmer; Ibrahim-Suett; Selim-Kelly; Shacabac-Bannister Jun.; Hassan-Hollingsworth; Mustapha-Webb; Aladin-Davis; Spahis-Sedgwick, Bannister, Dignum, Wathen, Trueman, Maddocks; Janizaries-Danby, Wentworth, Brown, Tett, Denman, Atkins, Phillimore, Fisher, Meyers, Peck, Bardoleau, Walker, Cook, J. Fisher, Dibble, Simpson; Male Peasants-Grimaldi, Gregson, Gallot, Aylmer, Potts, Willoughby, Evans; Male Slaves-Roffey, Thomson, Whitmell, Wells, Male, Garman, W. Banks, Nicolini; Fatima-Mrs Crouch; Irene-Miss DeCamp; Beda-Mrs Bland; Female Peasants-Ms Arne, Ms Roffey, Ms Wentworth, Ms Jackson, Ms Maddocks, Ms Menage; Principal Dancer-Mlle Parisot (1st appearance this season); Female Slaves-Ms Brooker, Ms Daniels, Ms Brigg, Ms Haskey, Ms Hillingsworth [recte Illingham], Ms Byrne, Ms Willis, Ms Vining.recte Illingham], Ms Byrne, Ms Willis, Ms Vining.
Event Comment: [The Duke's Company. For Harris' role, see Pepys, 11 May 1668. For Angel as Stephano, see An Elegy Upon...Mr Edward Angell, reprinted in A Little Ark, pp. 38-39: @Who shall play Stephano now? your Tempest's gone@To raise new Storms i' th' hearts of every one.@ For Underhill as Trincalo, note his nickname of Prince Trincalo. (For Mary Davis as Ariel and Mrs Long as Hypolito, see J. H. Wilson, All the King's Ladies, pp. 140, 166.) Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 33): The Tempest...Acted in Lincolns-Inn-Fields...alter'd by Sir William Davenant and Mr Dryden before 'twas made into an Opera. Pepys, Diary: At noon resolved with Sir W. Pen to go see The Tempest, an old play of Shakespeare's, acted, I hear, the first day; and so my wife, and girl, and W. Hewer by themselves, and Sir W. Pen and I afterwards by ourselves; and forced to sit in the side balcone over against the musique-room at the Duke's house, close by my Lady Dorset and a great many great ones. The house mighty full; the King and Court there: and the most innocent play that ever I saw; and a curious piece of musique in an echo of half sentences, the echo repeating the former half, while the man goes on the latter, which is mighty pretty. The play [has] no great wit, but yet good, above ordinary plays. Thence home with Sir W. Pen, and there all mightily pleased with the play


Mainpiece Title: The Tempest

Performance Comment: Adapted by Sir William Davenant and John Dryden. A possible cast: Ferdinand-Harris?; Stephano-Angel?; Trincalo-Underhill?; Ariel-Mary Davis?; Hypolito-Mrs Long?.
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Harris?
Role: Stephano Actor: Angel?
Role: Trincalo Actor: Underhill?
Role: Ariel Actor: Mary Davis?
Role: Hypolito Actor: Mrs Long?.
Related Works
Related Work: The Tempest Author(s): William ShakespeareSir William Davenant
Related Work: The Tempest; or, The Enchanted Island Author(s): Sir William Davenant
Event Comment: Mainpiece: 15th [recte 14th] Time [i.e. in continuation of the reckoning for the previous season]. With new Dresses, Scenes, Machinery and Decorations. The Music partly from Cimarosa, Gluck, Martin y Soler?, Reeve, Dr Arne. The rest by Shield. The Chorusses selected from Handel, to be sung by the Performers from the Concert of Ancient Music. [Miss Williams was from the Exeter theatre.] Receipts: #137 1s. 6d. (133.7.0; 3.14.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Crusade

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Quick, Bannister, Johnstone, Blanchard, Incledon, Davies, Powel, Cubitt, Rock, Wilson, Mrs Martyr, Miss Williams (1st appearance on this stage). Cast from Songs (T. Cadell, 1790): Bantam-Quick; Daran-Bannister; Raymond-Johnstone; Joppa-Blanchard; Aluph-Incledon; Godfrey-Davies; Adran-Powel; Tartar Prince-Cubitt; Gaoler-Rock; Sir Troubadour-Wilson; Iman-Thompson; Sylvia-Mrs Martyr; Constantia-Miss Williames.
Role: Bantam Actor: Quick
Role: Daran Actor: Bannister
Role: Raymond Actor: Johnstone
Role: Joppa Actor: Blanchard
Role: Aluph Actor: Incledon
Role: Godfrey Actor: Davies
Role: Adran Actor: Powel
Role: Tartar Prince Actor: Cubitt
Role: Gaoler Actor: Rock
Role: Sir Troubadour Actor: Wilson
Role: Iman Actor: Thompson
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Constantia Actor: Miss Williames.
Related Works
Related Work: The Crusade Author(s): William Shield

Afterpiece Title: Animal Magnetism

Role: Doctor Actor: Quick
Role: Le Fleur Actor: Blanchard
Role: Marquis D'Lancy Actor: Bernard
Role: Jeff'ry Actor: Cross
Role: Picard Actor: Rock
Role: Constance Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Lisette Actor: Mrs Mattocks.


Mainpiece Title: Half An Hour After Supper


Role: : Queen Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Madelon Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: King Edward Actor: Davies
Role: Harcourt Actor: Bland
Role: Sir Walter Manny Actor: Usher
Role: John de Vienne Actor: Aickin
Role: Ribbomont Actor: Barrymore
Role: Pierre Actor: Bensley
Role: Officer Actor: Pindar
Role: John d'Aire Actor: Benson
Role: Old Man Actor: Waldron
Role: Crier Actor: Cross
Role: Citizens Actor: Baddeley, Barrett, Abbot, Waldron Jun.
Role: O'Carrol Actor: Johnstone
Role: Serieant Actor: Suett
Role: La Gloire Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Carpenters Actor: Parsons, Burton.

Afterpiece Title: THE PURSE; or, Benevolent Tar

Performance Comment: William-Bannister Jun.; Baron-Benson; Theodore-Palmer Jun.; Edward Sedgwick; Page-Miss Menage//Sally-Mrs Bland .
Role: William Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Baron Actor: Benson
Role: Theodore Actor: Palmer Jun.
Role: Page Actor: Miss MenageSally-Mrs Bland
Role: Miss MenageSally Actor: Mrs Bland
Related Works
Related Work: The Purse; or, Benevolent Tar Author(s): William Reeve

Song: In 2nd piece, as17940717