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New Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden

A playbill   Title: New Theatre Royal, Covent–Garden, this present Saturday, May 26, 1810, will be acted Shakspeare’s historical play of King Henry the Eighth … : Cardinal Wolsey, Mr. Kemble … Cromwell, Mr. C. Kemble … Katharine, Queen...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Jun 2021

Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies

Title: Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies, and Covent-Garden Theatre shares. Particulars of four very desirable annuities, seventy-two pounds nine shillings each, clear of all deduction, … payable out of the money arising...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 May 2021

The Devils doings

“The Devil (right), in the foreground and much larger than the other figures, stands Asmodeus-like on a house-top (cf. British Museum Satires No. 16160), overturning with a long pole a dinner-table and upsetting the guests who fall on clouds of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 May 2019

Vue perspective du Couvent Garden

A perspective view, or vues d’optique, of the Covent Garden Market, looking towards Inigo Jones’s St. Paul’s Church, which is situated slightly to the right of center; in the foreground are shown vendors, carriages, pedestrians and other...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Dec 2018

Third time lucky for the actress, Ann Street Barry (1733-1801)

Ann Street was born April 8th, 1733, the daughter of James Street, an eminent apothecary of Bath. Her brother William later became the mayor of Bath.  On March 17th, 1754 at Bedminster, Somerset Ann married the actor, William Dancer who, by all accounts...
From: All Things Georgian on 29 May 2018

The Life of Actress, Mary Wells

Mary Stephens Davies was baptised on 14th December 1761 in the village of Little Haywood near Colwich, Staffordshire, the daughter of Thomas Davies and his wife, Anna. At the tender age of just six, Mary had visited the theatre for the first...
From: All Things Georgian on 22 Feb 2018

Richard Wroughton (1749-1822): Actor

In a previous blog post ‘Miss Jenny Davis as a bride’ we briefly mentioned Richard Wroughton, so thought we would take a closer look at him to see if we could find out anything more about his life. Richard Wroughton as Barnwell. courtesy of...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Jan 2018

Tom Weston of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Alas! Poor Tom has tumbled off the perch, And left his gay Thalia in the lurch; Once high he stood upon the comic pinnacle, But when he slipp’d fell – Scrub – Sneak – Last – and Binnacle (Epitaph to Tom Weston) Thomas Weston...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Sep 2017

A summer reading selection: green men, sovereigns, moles and bawds

We are taking our annual summer holiday from blogging and so this will be our last post until September when we will be back with plenty of new posts and some exciting news (we have a teaser for you at the end of this blog!). In the meantime though, we...
From: All Things Georgian on 27 Jul 2017

Miss Jenny Davis as a bride, 178

Charles Davis (or Davies) was a painter and artists’ supplier who lived in Bath in the eighteenth-century. In 1778 he placed an advertisement in the Bath Chronicle which both promoted his own business and offered a house in Westgate Buildings for...
From: All Things Georgian on 6 Apr 2017

Moll King, proprietress of King’s Coffee House in Covent Garden

‘What rake is ignorant of King’s Coffee House?’ (Henry Fielding, The Covent Garden Tragedy, 1732). There are many tall tales told about Mary (Moll) King, shrewd businesswoman and proprietress of King’s Coffee House in London’s...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Jan 2017

Mrs Bridget the Norwood Gipsey

We came across a book written in 1790 entitled The Universal Fortune Teller and concerning a gypsy, Mother Bridget of Norwood, one of the infamous Norwood gypsies who died in 1768. The Norwood gypsies lived in the area now known as Gypsy Hill. The...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Jan 2017

At the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden

This playbill records a performance at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden of The constant couple by George Farquhar (1676-1707) on 22 May 1755 in which Margaret Woffington (1720?-1760) played the leading part of Sir Harry Wildair – one of the roles...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Sep 2016

The Covent Garden Old Price Riots: Protest and Justice in Late‑Georgian London

When an article or book chapter I have been involved in is published, I usually write a blog post about it (for example, on ‘The Royal Brat: Making Fun of George Augustus Frederick‘). I have three reasons for doing this: one, to mark the fact;...
From: cradledincaricature on 24 Feb 2016

At the Met: Les Pecheurs de Perles; at Covent Garden: Cav & Pag

Nadir (Matthew Polenzani), Zurga (Mariusz Kwiecien), Leila (Diana Damrau), climax of Les Pecheurs de Perles Tonio-Taddeo (Dimitri Platanias) has enabled Canio-Pagliaccio (Aleksandrs Anoinenko) to catch Nedda-Columbine (Carmne Giannasttasio) kissing ...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 17 Jan 2016

The Ghosts; Or, Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Crukshanks, written by T....

The Ghosts; Or, Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Crukshanks, written by T. Dibdin, Esq.—Sung by Mr. Fawcett, at Covent-Garden Theatre, published 25th March 1805, by Laurie and Whittle. This broadsheet includes the lyrics of the ballad sung at Covent Garden in...

Humphrey Vaughan of White Hart Yard, Westminster

A half penny tradesman’s token issued by Humphrey Vaughan at White Hart Yard, Westminster The above copper half penny token measures 18.3 mm and weighs 1.70 grams. It was issued in 1666 by Humphrey Vaughan a tradesman of White Hart Yard off Covent...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 4 Apr 2015

1764 – Before the Celebrations

Theophilus Cibber playing Pistol in Henry IV part 2 in 1729 1764 was the year that David Garrick was meant to stage his wonderful Shakespeare jubilee; the first celebration of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon. However, the jubilee was delayed...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Oct 2014

Covent Garden Theatre 1808 fire and rebuild

  Covent Garden Theatre 1808 prior to the fire Image courtesy of the Museum of London   The first theatre on the site opened as the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden on the 7th of December 1732 with the first play performed being that of William...
From: All Things Georgian on 18 Sep 2014

James Wilde, the Covent Garden Prompter

One of my recent blog themes has been offstagers or individuals who worked behind the theatrical scenes in the 18th and 19th centuries. I am keen to find examples that enlighten us and illustrate the nature of their work as it was some 250 years ago....
From: Abraham Adcock on 30 Jan 2014

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