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Event Comment: The United Company. As 9 Nov. 1692 is known to be the second day, it is assumed that 8 Nov. 1692 represents the first performance. (See entry for 9 Nov. 1692.) The authorship is uncertain; William Mountfort signed tne Dedication, but its authorship is linked with that of Edward III (November 1690), which may have been by Bancroft. Gentleman's Journal, October 1692 (not issued until November): Henry the Second, King of England, A new Play, by the Author of that call'd Edward the Third, which gave such universal satisfaction, hath been acted several times with applause. It is a Tragedy with a mixture of Comedy....Had you seen it acted, you would own that an Evening is pass'd very agreeably, when at a Representation of that pleasing Piece. [Alfred Harbage, Elizabethan-Restoration Palimpsest, Modern Language Review, XXXV (1940), 312-18, argues that this play is the Elizabethan Henry II once in the possession of Moseley. A song, In vain 'gainst Love I strove, composed by Henry Purcell and sung by Mrs Dyer, not in the printed play, is in Comes Amoris, 1693, and Joyful Cuckoldom 1695. See Purcell's Works, Purcell Society, XX (1916), vii


Mainpiece Title: Henry The Second, King Of England; With The Death Of Rosamond

Performance Comment: Edition of 1693: Prologue-; Epilogue by Mr Dryden-Mrs Bracegirdle; King Henry the Second-Betterton; Prince Henry-Mich. Lee; Sir Tho. Vaughan-Ant. Leigh; Abbot-Sandford; Verulam-Kynaston; Sussex-Hodgson; Aumerle-Bridges; Bertrard-Dogget; Queen Eleanor-Mrs Barry; Rosamond-Mrs Bracegirdle; Rosamond's Woman-Mrs Kent.
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Mr Dryden Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: King Henry the Second Actor: Betterton
Role: Prince Henry Actor: Mich. Lee
Role: Vaughan Actor: Ant. Leigh
Role: Abbot Actor: Sandford
Role: Verulam Actor: Kynaston
Role: Sussex Actor: Hodgson
Role: Aumerle Actor: Bridges
Role: Bertrard Actor: Dogget
Role: Queen Eleanor Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Rosamond Actor: Mrs Bracegirdle
Role: Rosamond's Woman Actor: Mrs Kent.
Event Comment: Benefit for Wilson. Second Course [1st time; M. INT I, by James Cobb. Larpent MS 567; not published]: With Songs and a New Overture. Entrement [1st time: INT I, by Charles Stuart. Larpent MS 566; not published]. Desert: Never acted here; by Permission of Harris [proprietor of cg. The playbill assigns Princess Huncamunca to Mrs Kennedy, but "Huncamunca was very well performed by a Lady who resembled Mrs Kennedy in her voice" (Public Advertiser, 23 Aug.; and see 24 Aug.)]


Mainpiece Title: the Feast Of Thalia; Or, A Dramatic Olio

Afterpiece Title: First Course, a substantial Dish from: Henry IV

Role: Sir John Falstaff Actor: Wilson
Role: Francis Actor: Edwin
Role: Poins Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Peto Actor: Painter
Role: Prince of Wales Actor: Palmer
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Love.

Afterpiece Title: Second Courae, a Comic Dish, never serv'd up before: Kensington Gardens; or, The Walking Jockey

Role: Thimble Actor: Edwin
Role: Sir Harry Optic Actor: Blissett
Role: Dick Actor: Barrett
Role: Toupee Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Letitia Actor: Miss Harper
Role: unassigned Actor: Staunton, Wood, Painter, Pierce.

Afterpiece Title: Third Course, an Operatic Dish: The Son-in-Law

Role: Characters Actor: _Stevens, _Kenny, Mrs _Lefevre.
Role: Cranky Actor: Wilson
Role: Bowkitt Actor: Edwin
Role: Bouquet Actor: Wood
Role: Vinegar Actor: Baddeley
Role: Idle Actor: Lamash
Role: Orator Mum Actor: Barrett
Role: John Actor: Stevens
Role: Signor Arionelli Actor: Bannister
Role: Dolce Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Cecilia Actor: Miss Harper. Kenny is unassigned.

Afterpiece Title: Also by way of Entremet: Ripe Fruit; or, The Marriage Act

Role: William Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Sally Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Nancy Actor: Miss Hitchcock.

Afterpiece Title: Desert: Tom Thumb

Song: In Second Course: Auld Robin Gray-Miss Harper

Event Comment: Benefit for Wilson. Tickets deliver'd for the 12th Instant will be admitted. Second Course [1st time; F 2, author unknown. MS not in Larpent; not published]


Mainpiece Title: The Feast Of Thalia; Or, A Dramatic Olio

Afterpiece Title: First Course, an Operatic Dish: The Dead Alive

Role: Sir Walter Weathercock Actor: Wilson
Role: Edward Actor: Davies
Role: Plume Actor: Baddeley
Role: Sheers Actor: Burton
Role: Degagee Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Motley Actor: Edwin
Role: Miss Hebe Wintertop Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Comfit Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Caroline Actor: Mrs Bannister

Afterpiece Title: Second Course, a Comic Dish: More Frighten'd than Hurt

Afterpiece Title: a Desert: The Honest Yorkshireman

Role: Sapskull Actor: Wilson
Role: Gaylove Actor: Davies
Role: Muckworm Actor: Barrett
Role: Slango Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Blunder Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Arabella Actor: Miss Langrish
Role: Combrush Actor: Mrs Lloyd

Monologue: 1785 08 16 End of Second Course, by way of Entremet, Joe Haynes's Epilogue, riding on an Ass, by Wilson

Event Comment: Benefit for Champness and Miss Young. No Building on Stage


Mainpiece Title: The Provoked Wife

Performance Comment: As17620316 but Col. Bully-Champness.
Role: Bully Actor: Champness.
Role: Sir John Brute Actor: Garrick
Role: Constant Actor: Havard
Role: Heartfree Actor: Palmer
Role: Lord Rake Actor: Blakes
Role: Razor Actor: Yates
Role: Belinda Actor: Miss Haughton
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Cross.

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman in Paris

Song: II: A Duet-Champness, Miss Young; IV: A Cantata-Miss Young; End: Song in Character of a Sailor-Champness

Event Comment: The United Company. This performance is known by one of the rare playbills extant from this period. It is in HMC, Verney MSS., 7th Report, p. 509, and reproduced opposite page 240 in Lawrence, Elizabethan Playhouse, 2d Series: Never Acted but once. At the Theatre Royal, in Drury-Lane, this present Wensday being the Nineth day of November, will be presented, A New Play called, Henry the Second King of England. No money to be return'd after the curtain is drawn. By their Majesties Servants. Vivant Rex & Regina. Lady Margaret Russell to Katherine Russell, 10 Nov. 1692: You will be surprised that Lady Cavendish has been hindered by a little sore throat from going yesterday to a new play of King Henry and Rosamond, which is much commended (HMC, 12th Report, Appendix, Part V, Rutland MSS., p. 124)


Mainpiece Title: Henry The Second

Event Comment: Mainpiece: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second is to be had this Day at the Theatre. Afterpiece: With all the Scenes, Machines, Flyings, and other Decorations. Receipts: #86 9s


Mainpiece Title: King Richard The Second

Role: Richard Actor: Ryan
Role: Duke of York Actor: Boheme
Role: Aumerle Actor: Quin
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Seymour
Role: Lady Piercy Actor: Mrs Bullock.

Afterpiece Title: Amadis; or, The Loves of Harlequin and Colombine

Role: Amadis Actor: Dupre
Role: Harlequin Actor: Lun
Role: Clown Actor: Spiller
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Cross.
Event Comment: Benefit Salway and Neale. At the particular Desire of several Persons of Quality. Receipts: money #16 17s.; tickets #175 13s. Probable attendance: boxes, 8 by money and 251 by tickets; balcony, 4 by money; pit, 32 by money and 540 by tickets; slips, 1 by money; first gallery, 32 by money and 319 by tickets; second gallery, 44 by money


Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Role: Melinda Actor: Mrs Berriman
Role: Brazen Actor: Salway.
Role: Rose Actor: Mrs Warren.
Role: Recruits Actor: Spiller, Smith
Role: Ballance Actor: Quin
Role: Plume Actor: Ryan
Role: Worthy Actor: Walker
Role: Kite Actor: Hall
Role: Bullock Actor: Bullock
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Younger
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Egleton
Role: Collier Actor: Hippisley.

Music: between the Aetween the Acts: Select Pieces of Musick-; Preamble beat on Kettle Drums-Mr Job Baker of His Majesty's Second Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards

Dance: PPierrot-Nivelon, Salle; French Sailor-Salle, Mlle Salle

Song: Salway

Event Comment: TThe King and Queen present. Receipts: #61 7s. Probable attendance: boxes, 56 paid and 40 orders; stage, 4 paid; pit, 205 paid and 14 orders; slips, 16 paid and 29 orders; first gallery, 178 paid and 21 orders; second gallery, 154 paid and 1 order


Mainpiece Title: The London Cuckolds

Role: Ramble Actor: Ryan
Role: Townly Actor: Walker
Role: Lady No Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Wiseacre Actor: Bullock
Role: Doodle Actor: Hall
Role: Dashwell Actor: Spiller
Role: Loveday Actor: Houghton
Role: Eugenia Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Holiday
Role: Engine Actor: Mrs Egleton.

Dance: Salle, Moreau, Pelling, Newhouse, Lanyon, DuPre Jr, DelaGarde Jr, Mrs Laguerre, Mrs Moreau, Mrs Bullock, Mrs Pelling, Mrs Ogden, Miss LaTour

Music: A Piece of Musick-; accompanied on Two French Horns-Joachim Frederic Creta , who will blow the First and Second Treble on Two French Horns, in the same Manner as if Two Persons: Being the first Time of his appearing in Publick, since his Arrival in Great-Britain

Event Comment: At Cibber-Griffin-Bullock-Hallam Booth. [The Fair to run to Friday, 7 Sept.] Second piece: At the particular Desire of several Persons of Quality and Distinction, and eminent Merchants and Citizens. Taken from the Works of the Immortal Shakespear


Mainpiece Title: Tamerlane

Role: Bajazet Actor: Hall
Role: Omar Actor: Jones
Role: Alexander Actor: Rosco
Role: Clytus Actor: Huddy
Role: Hephestion Actor: Houghton
Role: Lysimachus Actor: Mullart
Role: Roxana Actor: Mrs Mullart
Role: Statira Actor: Mrs Haughton.
Role: Tamerlane Actor: A. Hallam
Role: Axalla Actor: Cross
Role: Dervice Actor: W. Hallam
Role: Mirvan Actor: H. Tench
Role: Haly Actor: Mrs Charke
Role: Selima Actor: Mrs Grace.
Role: Jeptha Actor: Hulett
Role: Elon Actor: Roberts
Role: Jethro Actor: Hewet
Role: Zekiel Actor: Morgan
Role: Diddimo Actor: Hicks
Role: Miriam Actor: Mrs Purden
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Morgan
Role: Bluster Actor: Harper.
Role: Sir Anthony Actor: Miller
Role: Weazle Actor: Norris
Role: King Edward IV Actor: Ridout
Role: Gloucester Actor: Winstone
Role: Sir Robert Brockenbury Actor: Turbutt
Role: Jane Shore Actor: Miss Oates
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Clarke
Role: Mrs Blake Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Shore Actor: Wm. Mills
Role: Captain Aires Actor: Bardin
Role: Dick Dreary Actor: Bencraft
Role: Tom Padwell Actor: Clarke
Role: Gibbet Actor: Excell
Role: Forgewell Actor: Tenoe
Role: Timothy Stampwell Actor: Oates
Role: Blunderbuss Actor: Chapman.

Afterpiece Title: The Comical Humours of Sir John Falstaff, Justice Shallow, Ancient Pistol, and Others

Role: Antient Pistol Actor: Cibber
Role: Falstaff Actor: Berry
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Shallow Actor: Griffin
Role: Silence Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Dol Common Actor: Miss Atherton
Role: King Henry Actor: Cross
Role: Lancaster Actor: Leigh
Role: Justice Actor: W. Hallam
Role: Bardolph Actor: Jones
Role: Feeble Actor: Bullock
Role: Mouldy Actor: Wm. Hallam
Role: Simon Shadow Actor: Leigh
Role: Ragged Wart Actor: Smith
Role: Mrs Cribcole Actor: Mrs Talbot
Role: Mrs Overdone Actor: Mrs Dansey
Role: Mrs Trumpery Actor: Miss Mann
Role: Miss Witless Actor: Miss Careless.

Afterpiece Title: The Ridotto Al' Fresco

Role: Doctor Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Harlequin Actor: LeBlanc
Role: Punch Actor: Janno
Role: Mezzetin Actor: Tench
Role: Ladies of Pleasure Actor: Miss Atherton, Miss Careless, Mrs Roberts, Miss Mann
Role: Marques de Fresco Actor: Arlequin en Chien
Role: Marchioness des Fresco Actor: Arlequinne en Chienne
Role: Scapin Actor: Hippisley
Role: Old Gripe Actor: Penkethman
Role: Sly Actor: Salway
Role: Octavian Actor: Jenkins
Role: Shift Actor: Hewson
Role: Lucia Actor: Miss Binks
Role: Loveit Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Medlar Actor: Mrs Martin.
Role: Lovegold Actor: Griffin
Role: Lappet Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Cabbage Actor: Bullock
Role: Clerimont Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Frederick Actor: Leigh
Role: Ramilie Actor: Jones
Role: James Actor: Smith
Role: Lawyer Puff@and@Clark Actor: Rainton
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Atherton
Role: Mariana Actor: Miss Careless
Role: Widow Widely Actor: Mrs Talbot.
Role: Masqueraders Actor: Smith, Stoppelaer, Leigh, Tench, Grey, Young Master Paulet, Mrs Bullock, Miss Mann, Miss Atherton, Miss Careless, Miss Jones, Miss Brett, Jones, Mrs Morse
Role: Marquis de Fresco Actor: Arlequin en Chien
Role: Marchioness de Fresco Actor: Mlle Arlequinne en Chienne
Role: Jupiter Actor: Hewet
Role: Apollo Actor: Hulett
Role: Phaeton Actor: Aston
Role: Epaphus Actor: Nichols
Role: Lybia Actor: Mrs Spiller
Role: Phathusa Actor: Mrs Williamson
Role: Lanperia Actor: Mrs Cantrell
Role: Phebe Actor: Mrs Spellman
Role: Clymena Actor: Mrs Fitzgerald.
Role: Cupid Actor: Young Cunningham
Role: Venus Actor: Miss Price
Role: Deities of Pleasure Actor: Vallois, Davenport
Role: Followers of Cupid Actor: E. Roberts, Excell
Role: Aglaia Actor: Mrs Vallois
Role: Euphrosyne Actor: Mrs Chapman
Role: Thalia Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Shepherds Actor: Clark, Bencraft, Olbeldiston
Role: Rival Swains Actor: Jones, Jano.

Dance: End I Second Piece: Black Joke-Smith, Miss Brett; II: Comic Dance-Mrs Booth


Mainpiece Title: Henry The Second; Or, The Fall Of Rosamond

Performance Comment: Parts by Smith, Clarke, Hull, Wroughton, Thompson, Gardner, R. Smith, Mrs Hull, Miss Pearce, and Mrs Hartley. Henry II-Smith; Abbot-Clarke; Clifford-Hull; Henry Prince of Wales-Wroughton; Leicester-Thompson; Salsbury-Gardner; Verulam-R. Smith; Queen Eleanor-Mrs Hull; Ethelinda-Miss Pearce; Rosamond-Miss Hartley; (Second Edition of 1774) New Prologue-; Epilogue-.
Role: Henry II Actor: Smith
Role: Abbot Actor: Clarke
Role: Clifford Actor: Hull
Role: Henry Prince of Wales Actor: Wroughton
Role: Leicester Actor: Thompson
Role: Salsbury Actor: Gardner
Role: Verulam Actor: R. Smith
Role: Queen Eleanor Actor: Mrs Hull
Role: Ethelinda Actor: Miss Pearce
Role: Rosamond Actor: Miss Hartley
Role: New Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Role: Beaufort Actor: Baker.
Role: Citizen Actor: Woodward
Role: Old Philpot Actor: Shuter
Role: Sir Jasper Actor: Dunstall
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Davis
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Dance: After the Epilogue: The Irish Lilt, as17721028

Event Comment: Tickets to be had and places for Boxes to be taken of Mr Johnston at the Stage Door of the Theatre at Half a Guinea each. Pit 5s. First Gallery 3s. 6d. Second Gallery 2s. Doors to be opened at Five o'clock. To begin at Half past Six


Mainpiece Title: Judas Maccabaeus

Role: Judas Actor:
Role: Israelite Man Actor:
Role: Isaelite Woman Actor:
Role: Chorus Actor:
Role: Simon Actor:
Role: Messenger Actor:
Role: Eupolemus Actor: .

Music: End Part I: Organ Concerto-Stanley; Part II: Violin Concerto-Barthelemon; After the Second Song in Part III: a Concerto on the Hautboy-Mr ThomasVincent (who has not performed in Public for several years)


Mainpiece Title: Rosina

Role: Robert Actor: Cubitt
Role: Tattle Actor: Mrs Davenett.
Role: Sir John Restless Actor: Ryder
Role: Mr Blanford Actor: Fearon
Role: Sir William Belmont Actor: Thompson
Role: Young Belmont Actor: Davies
Role: Brush Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Beverly Actor: Lewis
Role: Lady Restless Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Clarissa Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Marmalet Actor: Miss Stuart
Role: Tippet Actor: Mrs Platt
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Abington.

Afterpiece Title: Barnaby Brittle

Role: Jeremy Actor: Edwin.
Role: Barnaby Brittle Actor: Quick
Role: Lovemore Actor: Davies
Role: Clodpole Actor: Fearon
Role: Sir Peter Pride Actor: Booth
Role: Damaris Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Lady Pride Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Mrs Brittle Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: the Epilogue Song Actor: Mrs Wells.
Role: Whittle Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Kecksey Actor: Bernard
Role: Thomas Actor: Quick
Role: Bates Actor: Fearon
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neale Actor: Booth
Role: Nephew Actor: Macready

Entertainment: End I, end 1st piece: those Dramatic Imitations-Mrs Wells [of which the Public have deigned to think so flatteringly; In the First Part: Traits of Tragic Comic and Vocal Characters-; The Second will conclude: a Scene from Two great Tragic Actresses of this Country-. [The First Part consisted of imitations of Mrs Siddons in the "ring" scene in IV.ii of Isabella; Mrs Wrighten singing Tally ho; Sga Sestini as Jessamy in Lionel and Clarissa; Mrs Abington in The Way to Keep Him; Mrs Martyr in Robin Hood. The Second concluded with Mrs Siddons and Mrs Crawford as Jane Shore and Alicia in Jane Shore (World, 26 Apr.). Public Advertiser, 26 Apr., states that she also imitated Mrs Crouch, Mrs Cargill and Mrs Pope. The imitations were preceded by an Introduction written by Miles Peter Andrews (World, 28 Apr.).

Performance Comment: [The First Part consisted of imitations of Mrs Siddons in the "ring" scene in IV.ii of Isabella; Mrs Wrighten singing Tally ho; Sga Sestini as Jessamy in Lionel and Clarissa; Mrs Abington in The Way to Keep Him; Mrs Martyr in Robin Hood. The Second concluded with Mrs Siddons and Mrs Crawford as Jane Shore and Alicia in Jane Shore (World, 26 Apr.). Public Advertiser, 26 Apr., states that she also imitated Mrs Crouch, Mrs Cargill and Mrs Pope. The imitations were preceded by an Introduction written by Miles Peter Andrews (World, 28 Apr.).]
Event Comment: [as Miss Mahon Mrs Second has sung in the cg oratorios in 1789 and 1790.] Receipts: #189 5s. (187.5.6; 1.19.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Woodman

Performance Comment: Sir Walter Waring-Quick; Capt. O'Donnel-Johnstone; Fairlop-Bowden; Medley-Townsend; Bob-Haymes; Ralph-Linton; Welford-Incledon; Dolly-Mrs Martyr; Miss Di Clacket-Mrs Davenport; Polly-Miss Gray; Bridget-Mrs Watts; Emily (with additional songs, accompanied on the clarionet by Mahon)-Mrs Second (1st appearance on any stage [i.e. in a speaking part]).i.e. in a speaking part]).
Role: Sir Walter Waring Actor: Quick
Role: O'Donnel Actor: Johnstone
Role: Fairlop Actor: Bowden
Role: Medley Actor: Townsend
Role: Bob Actor: Haymes
Role: Ralph Actor: Linton
Role: Welford Actor: Incledon
Role: Dolly Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Miss Di Clacket Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Gray
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Watts
Role: Emily Actor: Mrs Second

Afterpiece Title: The Follies of a Day

Role: Count Almaviva Actor: Lewis
Role: Figaro Actor: Macready
Role: Antonio Actor: Munden
Role: Bazil Actor: Powel
Role: The Page Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Countess Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Marcelina Actor: Mrs Gilbert
Role: Agnes Actor: Miss Logan
Role: Susan Actor: Mrs Pope.

Song: [One of Mrs Second's new songs was Hope thou cheerful ray of light (BUC 643).

Event Comment: Benefit for Yates. Being positively the last time of performing the mainpiece this season. Afterpiece: Never acted before. Sad Farce (Cross). [Afterpiece sent to the Licenser under the title The Kept Mistress; or, The Mock Orators. Larpent MS 125 lists the parts: Harry, Belton, Hempton, Miss Belladue, her Maid; Old Ringworm, Widow Lovephrase, Servant; Lady Whiffle; Old Belladue, First Lady, Second Lady, First Orator, Second Orator, Third Orator, Doorkeeper; Press Gang (Mr Grapling Chart, Mr Anchorstock). The concluding sailor's Song most patriotic: "Our Navy see, spread o'er the Seas..."]. Receipts: #220 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Much Ado About Nothing

Role: Dogberry Actor: Yates
Role: Benedick Actor: Garrick
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Havard
Role: Leonato Actor: Berry
Role: Don John Actor: Bransby
Role: Claudio Actor: Palmer
Role: Antonio Actor: Simson
Role: Verges Actor: Philips
Role: Borachio Actor: Blakes
Role: Balthazar Actor: Beard
Role: Hero Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Havard
Role: Ursula Actor: Miss Minors
Role: a Masquerade Dance Actor:
Role: To conclude with a Country Dance Actor: the characters of the play.

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Orators

Performance Comment: The Principal characters-Yates, Palmer, Burton, Bransby, Jefferson, Philips, Miss Haughton, Mrs Cross, Mrs Bradshaw; To conclude with a Sailor's Song-Champness.

Dance: NNew Comic Dance-

Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Desire. Afterpiece: A New Musical Entertainment in 2 acts, words imitated from Rousseau, with his original Musick (Burney). Books of the entertainment at the Theatre, published for 1s. Paid Mr Chitty his coal bill #91 13s. and Mr Johnston's bill for guilt leather #24 19s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book). [Advertisement to 2nd Edition, 1766: Upon rehearsing the music it has been thought necessary to retrench the Second Act for fear of satiety: for though the Airs and Dances after the reconciliation of Celia and Phoebe are by no means inferior to the rest in point of composition; yet as no other business remained to be done after that circumstance but that of mere festivity, the Editor, with some reluctance, submitted to the omission of such airs as are printed with inverted commas; which, however, are all publish'd with the music by Mr Bremner in the Strand."] Receipts: #150 13s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan

Role: Acasto Actor: Havard.
Role: Chamont Actor: Holland
Role: Castilio Actor: Powell
Role: Polydore Actor: Bensley
Role: Chaplain Actor: Love
Role: Serina Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Ernesto Actor: Castle
Role: Page Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Florella Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Monimia Actor: Mrs Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Cunning Man

Performance Comment: Parts by: Vernon, Champness, Mrs Arne. The Dances-Duquesney, Sga Giorgi; Cunning Man-Champness; Colin-Vernon; Phoebe-Mrs Arne (Edition of 1766).
Role: The Dances Actor: Duquesney, Sga Giorgi
Role: Cunning Man Actor: Champness
Role: Colin Actor: Vernon
Role: Phoebe Actor: Mrs Arne
Event Comment: At The Chapel of the Foundling Hospital. [Deutsch, Handel, pp. 799-801, notes the performance and lists the "Orchestra Bill," for this performance: twelve violins-Brown, Collet, Freeks, Frowd, Claudio, Wood, Wood Jr, Denner, Abbington, Grosman, Jackson, Nicholson, the first three at 15s. and the rest at 10s. each; three "tenners" [violas]-Rash, Warner, Stockton at 8s. each: four hautbois-Eyferd, Teede, Vincent, Weichsel, the first three at 10s. 6d. and the fourth at 8s.; four bassoons-Miller, Baumgarden, Goodman, Owen, the first two at 10s. 6d. and the rest at 8s. each; three violoncellos-Gillier, Haron, Hebden at 10s. 6d. each; two double basses-Dietrich at 15s. and Sworms at 10s.; horns and drums by Adcock and Willis at 10s. 6d. each; trumpets and kettle drums-Trowa, Miller, and Fr Smith at 10s. 6d. for a total of #17 15s. He also lists the bill for the singers: Sga Frasi, #6 6s.; Miss Frederick, #4 4s.; Miss Young, #3 3s.; Beard with services gratis; Champness, #1, 11s. 6d.; Waas, Bailden, and Barrow at #1 1s. each; six boys, totalling #4 14s. 6d.; a second Champness, Ladd, Cox, Munck, Reinhold, Walz, Courtney, and Kurz, at 10s. 6d. each, for a total of #27 16s. 6d. Servants and music porters added #4 14s. 6d. What with #5 5s. 6d. for Smith brought the total bill to #55 11s. 6d. The Constable in addition cost #3 3s.


Mainpiece Title: The Messiah

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Young. Afterpiece: Not acted in 20 years. Music by Dr Arne. [See John Lockman's Reflections concerning Operas, &c." in his introduction to his edition of Rosalinda (London, 1760), p. iv: 'A gentleman, well known for his musical compositions, is of opinion, that the reason why the Opera Rosamond tho' adorned with all the graces of lyric poetry, does not please from the stage, so much as might be expected, is owing to a circumstance that forms a beauty in the drama itself; I mean the suppos'd poisoning of Rosamond at the end of the second act, and her appearing no more upon the stage. Whilst this sheet was at press, I was told that Mr Arne has reduc'd this opera into one act, and set the whole anew; and so managed matters, that Rosamond appears throughout the whole drama. Tis said that the music of this new Rosamond is as delightful as that of another performance of Mr Arne's which now affords the town so agreeable an Entertainment."


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Palmer, 1st time
Role: Witches Actor: Love, Burton, Parsons
Role: Lennox Actor: Adcock
Role: Wounded Captain Actor: Jackson.
Role: Macbeth Actor: Holland
Role: Duncan Actor: Bransby
Role: Macduff Actor: Havard
Role: Ross Actor: Lee
Role: Malcolm Actor: Packer
Role: Angus Actor: Fox
Role: Lenox Actor: Parsons
Role: Seyward Actor: Moody
Role: Seaton Actor: Ackman
Role: Donalbain Actor: Mas Burton
Role: Fleance Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Hecate Actor: Champnes
Role: Lady Macduff Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: the Vocal Parts Actor: Vernon, Champnes, Mrs Vincent, Miss Young
Role: a Dance of Furies Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Rosamond

Performance Comment: Queen-Miss Young; King Henry-Vernon; Sir Trusty-Champness; Page-Miss Rogers; Rosamond-Mrs Vincent; Grideline-Mrs Dorman.
Role: Queen Actor: Miss Young
Role: King Henry Actor: Vernon
Role: Sir Trusty Actor: Champness
Role: Page Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Rosamond Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Grideline Actor: Mrs Dorman.

Dance: End: The Medley, as17641120

Event Comment: Boxes 7s. 6d. Pit 5s. First Gallery 3s. Second Gallery 2s. Places for Boxes to be taken of Mr Sarjeant (only) at the stage door. Books of the Oratorios to be had at the Theatre. Doors opened at Half past Five. To begin at Half past Six. [This note recurrs on all Oratorio bills this season. It will not be repeated here.


Mainpiece Title: Judas Maccabaeus

Performance Comment: Parts were: Judas , Israelite Man , Israelite Woman , Chorus , Simon (Brother to Judas ), Messenger , Eupolemus (Jewish Ambassador to Rome ) Principal Vocal parts-Vernon, Champness, Leoni, Mrs Wrighten, Mrs Weichsel.

Music: First Violin-Lamotte; after I: Concerto on German Flute-Florio; Part II: Violin Concerto-Lamotte

Event Comment: Benefit for Champness and Mrs Scott. House Charges #69 14s. 6d. Profits to Champness and Mrs Scott #55 2s. 6d. Receipts: #124 17s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: Macbeth-Reddish; Macduff-Aickin; Duncan-Bransby; Ross-J. Aickin; Malcolm-Cautherly; Banquo-Packer; Lennox-Fawcett; Donalbain-Master Cape; Angus-Keen; Seton-Ackman; Siward-Hurst; Doctor-Wright; Captain-Davies; Fleance-Miss Collett; Hecate-Champness; Witches-Parsons, Moody, Baddeley; Lady Macduff-Miss Ambrose; Lady Macbeth-Miss Younge, first time; the vocal parts-Champness, Kear, Mrs Wrighten, Mrs Hunt, Mrs Scott; And a proper dance-Sieur Daigville, others.
Role: Macbeth Actor: Reddish
Role: Macduff Actor: Aickin
Role: Duncan Actor: Bransby
Role: Ross Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Malcolm Actor: Cautherly
Role: Banquo Actor: Packer
Role: Lennox Actor: Fawcett
Role: Donalbain Actor: Master Cape
Role: Angus Actor: Keen
Role: Seton Actor: Ackman
Role: Siward Actor: Hurst
Role: Doctor Actor: Wright
Role: Captain Actor: Davies
Role: Fleance Actor: Miss Collett
Role: Hecate Actor: Champness
Role: Witches Actor: Parsons, Moody, Baddeley
Role: Lady Macduff Actor: Miss Ambrose
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Miss Younge, first time
Role: the vocal parts Actor: Champness, Kear, Mrs Wrighten, Mrs Hunt, Mrs Scott
Role: And a proper dance Actor: Sieur Daigville, others.

Afterpiece Title: Like Master Like Man

Dance: IV: A New Dance-Miss Gray, scholar of Tassoni; End: Cantata of Lydia, composed by Dr Arne-Mrs Scott

Event Comment: With New Additions and Alterations. [On 1 March (Baker, Diary, p. 106) went to Handel's and heard the rehearsal by "Frasi, Miss Young als [alias], Miss Scott, Cassandra Frederick, Beard, Champness, Baildon."


Mainpiece Title: Judas Maccabaeus

Performance Comment: Deutsch, Handel, p. 795, lists Judas Maccabaeus-Beard; Simon-Champness; Eupolemus-Baildon , and speculates as to the rest of the cast.
Event Comment: Benefit for Bransby and Champness. Tickets deliver'd by Mrs Bradshaw, Miss Hippisley, Mrs Smith, and Mrs Rowe will be taken. Tickets sold at the Doors will not be taken. Receipts: #170 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: Peachum-Bransby; Lockit-Champness; Filch-Raftor; Macheath-Beard; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Cross; Lucy-Mrs Clive; Polly-Miss Macklin; Mat@o@Mint-Blakes; Beggar-Burton; Player-Mozeen; Diana Trapes-Mrs Bradshaw; In Act III, a Hornpipe-Mathews; to conclude with a Country Dance-the characters of the opera.
Role: Peachum Actor: Bransby
Role: Lockit Actor: Champness
Role: Filch Actor: Raftor
Role: Macheath Actor: Beard
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Mat@o@Mint Actor: Blakes
Role: Beggar Actor: Burton
Role: Player Actor: Mozeen
Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: a Hornpipe Actor: Mathews
Role: to conclude with a Country Dance Actor: the characters of the opera.

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Role: Dick Actor: Palmer
Role: Wingate Actor: Yates
Role: Gargle Actor: Burton
Role: Scotsman Actor: Blakes
Role: Simon Actor: Vaughan
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Barton.
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted this season. Benefit for Johnston (housekeeper). No Building on Stage. Tickets deliver'd for This Night will be taken. [The playbill lists this night as the first appearance of Vernon and Champness in the characters of Squire and Thomas, but see 9 April, where they had appeared in them.


Mainpiece Title: The Drummer

Role: Tinsel Actor: King
Role: Sir George Truman Actor: Havard
Role: Vellum Actor: Yates
Role: Fantome Actor: Packer
Role: Butler Actor: Love
Role: Gardiner Actor: Johnston
Role: Coachman Actor: Moody
Role: Lady Truman Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Abigail Actor: Mrs Clive.

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Performance Comment: As17630503, but Squire-Vernon; Thomas-Champness.
Role: Squire Actor: Vernon
Role: Thomas Actor: Champness.
Role: the Squire Actor: a Gentleman
Role: Sally Actor: Miss Young
Role: Dorcas Actor: Gentlewoman, 1st appearance on this stage
Role: Hornpipe Actor: Aldridge.

Dance: II: The Irish Lilt, as17621023

Event Comment: Benefit for Champness and Miss Young


Mainpiece Title: The Tempest

Performance Comment: Prospero-Packer, 1st time; Caliban (with songs)-Champness; Ariel (with songs)-Miss Young; Ceres-Mrs Dorman; Human-Kear; Trinculo-Baddeley; Ferdinand-Vernon; Stephano-King; Miranda-Mrs Palmer; With a Grand Dance of Fantastic Spirits-; The other dances-Giorgi, Mrs King.
Role: Prospero Actor: Packer, 1st time
Role: Caliban Actor: Champness
Role: Ariel Actor: Miss Young
Role: Ceres Actor: Mrs Dorman
Role: Human Actor: Kear
Role: Trinculo Actor: Baddeley
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Vernon
Role: Stephano Actor: King
Role: Miranda Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: With a Grand Dance of Fantastic Spirits Actor:
Role: The other dances Actor: Giorgi, Mrs King.

Afterpiece Title: The Lyar

Role: Papillion Actor: Weston.
Role: As17680308 But Kitty Actor: Mrs Johnston.
Role: Old Wilding Actor: Hurst
Role: Young Wilding Actor: J. Palmer
Role: Sir John Elliot Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Papilion Actor: Weston
Role: Miss Godfrey Actor: Miss Simson
Role: Kitty Actor: Miss Matthews
Role: Miss Grantham Actor: Mrs Jeffries.
Event Comment: [The King's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but a letter--see 2 Jan. 1670@1--indicates that the first part had been acted before that date and that Part II was to be shortly staged. The point of the Prologue spoken by Ellen Gwyn seems to have derived from an incident at Dover (see Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, p. 20) in May 1670, when James Nokes attired himself in a ridiculous fashion, including "Broad wast Belts." The speakers of the Epilogue and the Prologue to the Second Part are mentioned in Sir William Haward's MS (Bodl. MS Don. b., pp. 248-49); see The Poems of John Dryden, ed. James Kinsley (Oxford, 1958), IV, 1848-49. In Part I a song Beneath a myrtle shade, with music by John Bannister, is in Choice Songs and Ayres, First Book, 1673. Another, Wherever I am, with music by Alphonso Marsh, is in the same collection, as is also How unhappy a lover am I, the music by Nicholas Staggins. Mrs John Evelyn to Mr Bohun, ca. Jan. 1670@1: Since my last to you I have seen The Siege of Grenada, a play so full of ideas that the most refined romance I ever read is not to compare with it; love is made so pure, and valour so nice, that one would image it designed for an Utopia rather than our stage. I do not quarrel with the poet, but admire one born in the decline of morality should be able to feign such exact virtue; and as poetic fiction has been instructive in former ages, I wish this the same event in ours. As to the strict law of comedy I dare not pretend to judge: some think the division of the story is not so well if it could all have been comprehended in the day's actions (The Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn, ed. William Bray, IV, 25). According to John Evelyn--see 9 Feb. 1670@1--Robert Streeter did some of the scenes for this play. In the Preface to The Fatal Discovery, ca. February 1697@8, George Powell, in discussing revivals of Dryden's plays, stated: In relation to our reviving his Almanzor...very hard crutching up what Hart and Mohun could not prop


Mainpiece Title: The Conquest Of Granada By The Spaniards

Performance Comment: Almanzor and Almahide; or, The Conquest of Granada. The Second Part. Edition of 1672: Prologue to the First Part-Mrs Ellen Gwyn in a broad brim'd hat, and was belt; Mahomet Boabdelin-Kynaston; Prince Abdalla-Lydall; Abdelmelech-Mohun; Zulema-Harris; Abenamar-Cartwright; Selin-Wintershall; Ozmyn-Beeston; Hamet-Watson; Gomel-Powell; Almanzor-Hart; Ferdinand-Littlewood; Duke of Arcos-Bell; Almahide-Mrs Ellen Gwyn; Lyndaraxa-Mrs Marshall; Benzayda-Mrs Bowtell; Esperanza-Mrs Reeve; Halyma-Mrs Eastland; Isabella-Mrs James; Epilogue-Charles Hart?; Prologue to the Second Part of the Conquest of Granada-Michael Mohun?; Epilogue to the Second Part-.
Event Comment: This date of performance is not a certainty; for the evidence, see Spencer, Shakespeare Improved, p. 94. Neither is Shadwell's authorship of the alterations a certainty, for the contributions of other playwrights have never been fully determined. (See Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 43.) The instrumental music was composed by Matthew Lock, with new vocal music by James? Hart and Pietro Reggio. See Songs Set by Signior Pietro Reggio, 1680. And differing versions of the second Prologue and the second Epilogue are in BM Egerton MS. 2623, ff. 54-55. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 34-35): The Year after in 1673. The Tempest, or the Inchanted Island, made into an Opera by Mr Shadwell, having all New in it; as Scenes, Machines; particularly, one Scene Painted with Myriads of Ariel Spirits; and another flying away, with a Table Furnisht out with Fruits, Sweetmeats and all sorts of Viands; just when Duke Trinculo and his Companions, were going to Dinner; all things Perform'd in it so Admirably well, that not any succeeding Opera got more Money


Mainpiece Title: The Tempest; Or, The Enchanted Island

Performance Comment: Edition of 1674: Prologue-; Second Prologue-; Epilogue-; Second Epilogue-; According to L. C. 5@15, p. 3 (16 May 1674; see Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 356) Charles? Hart and Robert? Turner sang in The Tempest. Trinculo-Underhill?.
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Second Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Second Epilogue Actor:
Role: Trinculo Actor: Underhill?.