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Event Comment: The United Company. On this evening William Mountfort, the actor, was killed by Lord Mohun and Captain Hill, but the name of the play given that night seems not to have been mentioned in the testimony at the trial. In a novel based on the event, The Player's Tragedy; or, Fatal Love (1693), Mrs Bracegirdle acted the Wife of Essex in The Unhappy Favourite, and the fiction may have been based on fact. Luttrell, A Brief Relation, II, 637, 10 Dec. 1692: Last night lord Mohun, captain Hill of collonel Earles regiment, and others, pursued Mountfort the actor from the playhouse to his lodgings in Norfolk Street, where one kist him while Hill run him thro' the belly: they ran away, but his lordship was this morning seized and committed to prison. Mountfort died of nis wounds this afternoon. The quarrell was about Bracegirdle the actresse, whom they would have trapan'd away, but Mountfort prevented it, wherefore they murthered him thus. [See also HMC, 14th Report, Appendix, Portland MSS., III, 509; The Ladies Lamentation for their Adonis, 16@2, a poem on Mountfort's death; The Player's Tragedy; or, Fatal Love, 1693, a fictional treatment of the affair; and, particularly, Borgman, The Life and Death of William Mountfort, pp. 123-69. See also Cibber, Apology, I, 108, for an account of Betterton's taking the role of Alexander after Mountfort's death.


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


Mainpiece Title: Dame Dobson; Or, The Cunning Woman

Performance Comment: Edition of 1684: Prologue-Mrs Currer; Dame Dobson-Mrs Corey; Decoy-Saunders; Beatrice-Mrs Twiford; Mrs Francis-Mrs Baker; Goslin-Richards; Collonel-Kynaston; Gillet-Jevon; Gerrard-Wilshire; Hartwell-Monfort; Farmer-Bright; Jenkin-Leigh; Lady Noble-La. Slingsby; Lady Rich-Mrs Petty; Mrs Cleremont-Mrs Butler; Mrs Featly-Mrs Currer; Mrs Jenkin-Mrs Percival; Mrs Prudence-Mrs Leigh; Mrs Hellen-Mrs Osborn; Mrs Susan-Mrs Percival; Epilogue-Mr Jevorn.
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Currer
Role: Dame Dobson Actor: Mrs Corey
Role: Decoy Actor: Saunders
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Twiford
Role: Mrs Francis Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Goslin Actor: Richards
Role: Collonel Actor: Kynaston
Role: Gillet Actor: Jevon
Role: Gerrard Actor: Wilshire
Role: Hartwell Actor: Monfort
Role: Farmer Actor: Bright
Role: Jenkin Actor: Leigh
Role: Lady Noble Actor: La. Slingsby
Role: Lady Rich Actor: Mrs Petty
Role: Mrs Cleremont Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Mrs Featly Actor: Mrs Currer
Role: Mrs Jenkin Actor: Mrs Percival
Role: Mrs Prudence Actor: Mrs Leigh
Role: Mrs Hellen Actor: Mrs Osborn
Role: Mrs Susan Actor: Mrs Percival
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mr Jevorn.


Mainpiece Title: The Bath; Or, The Western Lass

Performance Comment: Edition of 1701 lists: Lord Lovechace-Griffin; Sir Oliver Oldgame-Norris; Sir Carolus Codshead-Johnson; Collonel Philip-Mills; Charles-Pinkiman; Harry-Bullock; Crab-Cibber; Lydia-Mrs Knight; Sophronia-Mrs Rogers; Delia-Mrs Kent; Gillian-Mrs Verbruggen; Combrush-Mrs Moor; Dearnwell-Mrs Stephens; Sisse-Mrs Baker; Prologue-Cibber; Epilogue, being a Satyr upon May-Fair,-Pinkeman.
Role: Lord Lovechace Actor: Griffin
Role: Sir Oliver Oldgame Actor: Norris
Role: Sir Carolus Codshead Actor: Johnson
Role: Collonel Philip Actor: Mills
Role: Charles Actor: Pinkiman
Role: Harry Actor: Bullock
Role: Crab Actor: Cibber
Role: Lydia Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Sophronia Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Delia Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Gillian Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Combrush Actor: Mrs Moor
Role: Dearnwell Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Sisse Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Prologue Actor: Cibber
Role: being a Satyr upon May Actor: Fair,-Pinkeman.
Role: Fair, Actor: Pinkeman.


Mainpiece Title: A Bold Stroke For A Wife

Role: Feignwell Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Freeman Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Sir Philip Modelove Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Obadiah Prim Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Tradelove Actor: Wathen
Role: Perriwinkle Actor: Suett
Role: Sackbut Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Simon Pure Actor: Caulfield
Role: Aminadab Actor: Grimaldi
Role: Gentlemen Actor: Cooke, Trueman
Role: Stockbrokers Actor: Banks, Maddocks
Role: Servant Actor: Webb
Role: Waiters Actor: Evans, Fisher, Master Gregson
Role: Mrs Prim Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Nancy Actor: Miss Mellon
Role: Betty Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Lady Actor: Miss Chatterley.

Afterpiece Title: Richard Coeur de Lion

Performance Comment: Richard-Kelly; Blondel-Barrymore; Florestan-Caulfield; Sir Owen-Bannister; The Seneschal-Phillimore; Antonio-Mrs Bland; Guillot-Wathen; Matthew-Maddocks; William-Banks; Pilgrim-Webb; Matilda-Mrs Crouch; Laurette-Miss DeCamp; Dorcas-Mrs Maddocks; Julie-Miss Menage; Chorus of Knights-Trueman, Welsh, Peck, Dibble, Cook, Tett, Atkins, [J.] Fisher, Gallot, Walker, Bardoleau; Chorus of Soldiers-Evans, Meyers, Caulfield Jun., Denman, Fisher, Earle, Aylmer, Potts, Annereau, Willoughby; Chorus of Peasants-Banks, Butler, Garman, Thompson, Wells, Ms Arne, Mrs Bramwell, Ms Butler, Ms Chatterley, Ms Granger, Ms Jackson, Ms Menage, Ms Benson.

Dance: III afterpiece: Dance-Master and Miss Menage


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.
Event Comment: The Memoirs of Sir John Reresby (p. 168): Being at a play wher I sat near Collonel Macarty, who was shortsighted a gentleman in drinke quarrelled with him, and drawing his sword passed at hime before Macarty was ready, or indeed saw it, and had certainly wounded him had not I putt by the sword with mine that was drawn whilst he recovered himselfe but they were then parted without harm


Event Comment: The Duke's Company, presumably. Evelyn, Diary: This night was acted my Lord Brahals Tragedy cal'd Mustapha before their Majesties &c: at Court: at which I was present, very seldom at any time, going to the publique Theaters, for Women now (& never 'til now) permitted to appeare & act, which inflaming severall young noble-men & gallants, became their whores, & to some their Wives, wittnesse the Earle of Oxford, Sir R. Howard, Pr. Rupert, the E. of Dorset, & another greater person than any of these, who fell into their snares, to the reproch of their noble families, & ruine both of body & Soule: I was invited to see this Tragedie, exceedingly well writ, by my Lord Chamberlain, though in my mind, I did not approve of any such passe time, in a season of such Judgements & Calamitie. Pepys, Diary: Here my Lord Bruncker proffered to carry me and my wife into a play at court to-night, and to lend me his coach home, which tempted me much; but I shall not do it


Mainpiece Title: Mustapha

Event Comment: Add. Mss. 36916, folio 128, 2 March 1668@9: The occasion of this [a challenge of the Duke of Buckingham to a duel by Lord Halifax or another friend of Sir William Coventry] there was a new play to be acted on Saturday last called the Country Gentleman, said to be made by the Duke & Sr Robt Howard, wherein tis said that the Earle of Clarendon, Sr Wm Coventry and some other Courtiers are plainly personated, but especially Sr William in the midst of his table of Writings; this he (or some of his relations) would not brooke, but whether he or the Ld Halifax was to fight the Duke is not knowne, but the King hath prevented all; and the play is not acted. [See also Pepys, 4 and 6 March]


Event Comment: The Bulstrode Papers (I, 324) 3 Dec. 1675: The Earle of Pembroke had another rencounter yesterday at a play house at which he wounded one Davenant, Sir William's son, and got a hurt himself


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

Event Comment: Rich's Company. Lady Morley attended this performance: Lady Morley in the Box at Earle of Essex. 4s. See Hotson, Commonwealth and Restoration Stage, p. 378


Mainpiece Title: The Earl Of Essex