The History of the Theatres of London, from the Year 1760 to the Present Time. Being a Continuation of the Annual Register

The History of the Theatres of London, from the Year 1760 to the Present Time. Being a Continuation of the Annual Register

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1771 edition. Excerpt: ... Conduct of a Theatre. Thus genera?d was this Theatre opened on the above Day with the Comedy of the Rehearsal, under the Management of Mr. Caiman Mr. Harris, Mr. Rutherford. and Mr. Powell.--But the three last Gentlemen had the Prudence to assign over the Conduct of the Stage to Mr. Colman, who, as, a Scholar, and a successful Dramatic Author, had the best Right to it. The first new Performance exhibited this Season, was, Nov. LYCIDAS, an Elegy, set to Music by Mr. Jackson of Exeter--well executed executed, and well intended by him, as a Condolance on the much-lamented Death of the Duke Of York--it was performed the Night after his Funeral--and that Night only. This fine Poem was wrote by Milton, in his Bloom of Youth and Genius, occasioned by the Death of a Companion of great Worth and Merit, who was drowned in his Passage to Ireland. But any mournful Ditty must be unfit for a Theatrical Entertainment to follow a Play; where no Subject but Mirth or Shew and no Music but the Ballad or facetious Burletta, can stand any Chance for Success. THE IRISH FINE LADY, a Farce, by Mr. Maclin. This fine Lady was so ill used by the Audience the first Night, that me never appeared afterwards. THE OXONIAN In TOWN, a Comedy of two Acts, by George Colman, Esq. This little Comedy was violently opposed by a Party, at whom the Satire of this Piece was supposed to be levelled: --But as they were not well supported, and too well known, they failed in their Attempt; it was then perform'd several Nights with Success. THE ROYAL MERCHANT, an Opera. It was said in the Bills, and Title Page of the printed Copy, founded on Beaumont and Fletcher. It was founded indeed--as every Scene was taken (with some little Alteration) from their Beggar's Bujh; and occasional Songs added...show more

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