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Theatre Royal. Drury Lane. Admit [blank] to the boxes

Title: Theatre Royal. Drury Lane. Admit [blank] to the boxes, Saturday, [blank] 182[blank]. Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1820s] Catalog Record  File 646 826 T374 Acquired August 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Nov 2021

Restoring John Cheere’s Shakespeare statue

Stratford’s Town Hall August 2021 Stratford-upon-Avon’s  Town Hall is one of the most important of the town’s buildings, associated with Shakespeare through its dedication at the time of the Garrick Jubilee in 1769. This summer its familiar stone...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Aug 2021

Committee of Taste, or, The punishment of a modern Midas

“A satire on the rebuilding of Drury Lane Theatre. Whitbread, Chairman of the Committee, bestrides a barrel, the head inscribed ‘The Butt M, T’ [empty]. He has long ass’s ears and points to a table beside him on the extreme right where there is...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Jul 2021

Garrick’s Jubilee in London

A fanciful engraving of Garrick performing his Ode By the end of September 1769 Stratford-upon-Avon must have been returning to humdrum normality after the excitement of David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee that had taken over the town earlier in...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Sep 2019

Collection of letters from Thomas Dibdin…

Sixteen letters, all dating from 1819, that provide detailed view of the negotations over a very limited time period. The subjects of the letters include: Enquiring as to the terms for renting the theatre, suggesting that his figure of £10,000 per...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Jan 2019

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

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

Fake views: an unusual false attribution

While looking for a pamphlet entitled Lettre de M. de B… à Monsieur de Voltaire I came across a Lettre de M. de Voltaire au peuple d’Angleterre, sur les écarts qu’il a fait paraître, au sujet des balladins français....
From: Voltaire Foundation on 31 Oct 2017

The Jubilee: David Garrick’s ode to Shakespeare, 1769

As we recounted in our earlier blog about David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee held over three days in September 1769, the all too typical British weather meant that the pageant which was to have been the grand finale of the event had to be cancelled....
From: All Things Georgian on 17 Oct 2017

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

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

William Roxby Beverley, a forgotten theatre artist at Stratford-upon-Avon

Photo of the interior of the SMT around 1920 including the drop curtain A couple of weeks ago I was browsing the Stratford-upon-Avon Then and Now Facebook page when I spotted an unusual image posted by David Mills. With nearly 2000 members, this group...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Mar 2017

A Visit from “The Players”

The Visitor Book for Shakespeare’s Birthplace Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project, listing visitors from the early Birthplace...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 May 2015

1814 – The Shakespeare Myths Grow

R. B. Wheler’s manuscript of his Guide to Stratford, 1814.   In 1814 interest in the town of Shakespeare’s birth was growing. An important antiquarian at the time was Robert Bell Wheler who published ‘A Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon’ that...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 27 Jan 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

Pantomime Snobbery

George Colman the Younger The following piece of criticism appeared in the Monthly Review in 1798:  Blue Beard, or Female Curiosity, a Dramatic Romance, by George Colman, the Younger.  ‘The author of this piece professes that, a pantomime not...
From: Abraham Adcock on 30 Jan 2014

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, rent charge …

A letterpress indenture printed on vellum with blanks for names, dates, and signatures. Author: Theatre Royal (Drury Lane, London, England) Title: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, rent charge of two shillings and sixpence for every night of performance...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 May 2013

Bullocks

The streets of 18th-century London mingled people and animals rather more closely than we are used to nowadays, with occasionally unfortunate results. Here are a couple of brief reports of the sorts of mayhem that could follow when livestock, soon to...
From: Kirby and his world on 25 Feb 2013

The Acting Career of Mary Darby Robinson (1758–1800) by Lucy Warriner

Gentle readers, some months back Lucy Warriner expressed an interest in writing about Mary Darby Robinson. This past week she submitted this wonderful post about a fascinating and successful woman who embodied the Georgian Era – wife, mother, actress,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 12 Aug 2012

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