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more, performed by Mr. Harley, wbose bridge, from which they fall into the character forms an exception to the water. Either some change should be general censure we passed upon the made in the machinery of this acc dent, subordinate personages. Though not or the accident should be omitted altoof the tragic cast it is an original and gether. A contest took place on the impressive portrait, and was extremely falling of the curtain, in wbicb the apwell sustained. The piece was plause prevailed, but the minority was nounced for repetition with loud and by no means in considerable. It was unmixed applause.
with difficulty announced for repetition. APRIL 30. Mr. Kean performed the The music is agreeable. part of Barabas, in The Jew of Malia, MAY 5. This evening O'Keelfe's with his usual spirit this evening, but Comedy of Wild Oats was performed. baving resisted a very general encore The wild, whimsical part of Rover fell at the conclusion of the Harper's song, to the lot of Mr. Eilision, who was rethe audience testified their disapproba- ceived, after his long absence, with the tion by opposing the further progress enthusiasm that was to be expected on of the piece. Mr. Kent came forward in the returu of an actor so popular. Rover this juncture, and stated on the part of could not have been committed to betMr. Kean, that he felt himself so much ter hands. His eccentricities were ex. indisposed as to be scarcely able to go bibited in all their agreeable vivacity through the remainder of the character. and variety; now stretching into farce, This explaоation restored the good and again refining into the delicacy of humour which was for a moment sus. the sentimental school,
This play, pended, and the piece proceeded to its first written for the performers of the conclusion with much applause. day in which it was produced, has held
The Play was succeeded by a new dra. its rauk upou the boards, in consequence matic Romance, entiluled The Moun. of a succession of performers, who, lain Chief. The scene is laid in Wales. though not exactly turned upon the Mr. Wallack sustained the priocipal model, bave fallen' within the line of character, wbich is thai of an Outlaw; those, whose talents it was originally but though his exertions were pot spa. intended tv exhibit. Nothing else would ringly distributed, the reception of the have sustained it so long. Mr. Duwo performance was so far equivocal as to too's Sir George Thunder was admira. leave it still a matter of doubt wheiber ble; he played up to Rover, in the techit can be repeated with any prospect of nical phrase, with uncommon felicily. success. We shall not detail the plot. The scenes in whicb be is addressed by It is enough to say of it, that Rhys the the lively stroller as Abrawang were Red (Mr Wallack) possesses bimself by excessively laughable. Mrs. . Glover's force of Anada (Miss Cubilt), the daugh: Lady Amaranth was interesting; and ter of a miller: that she is also loved the whole piece was so well got up, and by Sir Flildomen (Mr. Barnard), who, so favourably received, that we expect together with her father, and a large it will bear many repetitious. Mr. Barbody of troops pursue, overtake, and nard came forward, on the falling of the redeemn the captive, put the outlaw to curlaio, to announce the performance death, and thus prepare the way for a of the next night, according to customi wedding, which concludes their adven- but there was a general call for Ellistures. The chief defect of the story ton. The former retired accordingly, was a want of jocident. The events aud Mr. Elliston made his appearance, are very few, and we do not think, that after some time, at one of the stage. even few as tbey are, the connection is doors, and proceeded, bowing all the sufficiently clear to effect that easy de. way as he crossed the stage, until be velopement wbich is required in such reached the other door, where he made productions. Mr. Knight had a part his exil. with which he could do but little. An May 6. This evening the tragedy of attempt was made to compensate for the Douglus was performed. On this occa. tameness of the beginning by introdu- sion
a new actress, Miss MACAULEY, cing a sufficient quantity of bustic and from the Theatre-royal, Dublin, made fighting at the close. The experiment, her first appearance in the character of however, was not very successful. One Ludy Randolph. This lady bas evidently, scene had like to have been fatal to the
passed her noviciate, and possesses condrama. We allude to that in which the siderable talent, both natural and acOutlaw and his antagonist fight upou a quired, for her profession. Her coud..
tenance and figure are not remarkable, both appears entirely unaltered. The either for just expression or graceful novelty of the play, was Miss Macauproportion ; but her voice is unusually ley's first performance of Imagine, in sweet and melodious- her action easy the delineation of which character, she and appropriate. Miss Macauley also not only justified, but heightened our exhibited much power in pourtraying previous opinion of her talents. violeat emotion; we sometimes doubted A new Farce entitled The Black. whelber the oceasions for displaying moors Bend, was also this evening that power were judiciously chosen; performed for the first time. The title the adjurations or addresses to the Deity, is derived from the sign of an jon, at with which this character abounds, were wbich Major Dashville (Penley), accon. Dot given with sufficient furce and so. panied by his valet Marlin (Harley), lernaity
; there appeared a tendency to take refuge from the overturn of the relapse into the colloquial tone and Weymouth coach, and find, that Jessy mauper, when the heart should be Hunily (Miss Ivers), to whom the major agitated and bursting with intense feel. is ardently attached, is in the house with ing on the whole, this actress will be ber aunt Aliss Delucour (Mrs. Harlowe), 21 acquisition to the theatre: much on her route to Hyson Hall, the seat of that is faulty may be attributed to the her guardian, Sir Oliver Meddleton embarrasment of appearing for the first (Dowion), and here arise the chief intine before a London audience, and cidents that form the plot. Martin, a what is good will become better, 'when ci-devani actor, dresses himself as an enstom and habit have produced com- officer, (Caplain Badger) to beguile the plete self-poasession. Mr. Kean played aunt, aud as a barrister, (Counsellor Douglas
, for the first time, and in a Bounce) to outwit the guardian. This style which will place that performance scheme is ultimately discovered by the anong bis happiest efforts. Its great arrival of Admiral Aubrey (Galtic), beauty consisted in the gentleness avů whose son Charles (Barnard), to whom natural truth which pervaded each sen- Miss Huntly was betrotbed, had been timent and action belonging to the cha- also personated by the major. Thc facter
. No altempl was made to force lovers are however made happy, and applause by violent gesture or an un- Charles Aubriy receives the hand of datural elevation of the tones of the Ellen Meddleton (Mrs. Orger), as the voice
; none of those displays ad cap- result of rather a romantic attachinent bendum, into which even this judicious to him, as the unknown author of some actor sometimes falls, were exhibited. favourite poetry. The slight materials of De told the story to the life was the this plot were certainly no great stran. identical Norral, the interesting hero gers to the stage, though the
performers of this drama. The sympathy excited exerted all their animation and talent, was pure and unmixed; and when his to keep alive the attention and exhiliasfortunate destiny is fulfilled by the rate the spirits of the audience. Hartreachery of Glenalvon, the house ley, as the Valet, Soldier, and Lawyer, Seemed io feel and to mourn it as a real was very impudent and very amusing, creat—as the extinction of a noble and there were several not unhappy mind. The applause at the termination political allusions and palpable hits was great and long continued. A slight which could not fail to tell. Until change has been made in the catas- within a very few sentences of the close, trophe, by closing the play with the the laughter and applause were loud death of Douglas, which is injudicious, and universal
, some slight symptoms of a lhe fale of Lady Randolph is thereby - discontent were then manifested, and omitted, and what becomes of ber re- though again performed on Monday
evening with almost entire approval, Max 12. This evening Mr. Elliston was after a second representation with. performed Vapid, in the Dramatist, it drawn by the author. It is, we under. suficient to say, that he made all stand, a first attempt, and had that of the character which it can bear. altempt been more aspiriog, it would,
MAY 16. Maturin's Tragedy of " Ber. we think, have been more successful. fram," was performed for tbe first time with the experience now gained, the this season. With the very immoral next drama from the author of " The lerdency and character of this piece, as Blackamoor's Head,” will, we have no well as with the merits of Mr. Kean as doubt, do equal credit to his improve. Bertram, our readers are fully ac- ment and his ability. quainted, and the public reception of
1818. April 27. Jew of Malta-Amoroso.
11. Jew of Malta-Obi. 98. Ditto-Ditto.
18. The Dramatist- Amoroso-Ditto. 29. Lady of the Manor-Amoroso-Sleeping 13. Douglas- Amoroso-sleeping Draught. Draught
14. Jew of Malta-Ditto-Ditto. 30. Jew of Malta- Mountain Chief.
15. West Indian-Children in the Wood. May 1. Deaf and Dumb--Amoroso.
16. Bertram-Blackamoor's Head. 2. Jew of Malta- Mountain Chief.
18. Pitto-Ditto. 4. Pitto-Ditto.
19. Honey Moon-Innkeeper's Daughter, 5. Wild Oats-Ditto.
20. Douglas- Amoroso-Sleeping Drauglito 6. Douglas-Amoroso-Innkeeper's Daugh
Jew of Malta-Ditto-Weathercock. ter.
22. Suspicious Husbaud-Magpie. 7. Ditto-Amoroso-Sleeping Draught.
23. A new Way to Pay Old Debts-01 Age 8. Jew of Malta-Falls of Clyde.
To-Morrow. 9. No performance.
95. Richard the Third-The Review.
COVENT GARDEN. May 5. This evening after Rob played Werther, gave as much effect to Roy, a new Ballet Divertisement was it as was possible. produced ander the direction of Mr. May 13. This evening Miss O'Neil Noble. This gentleman acquitted him. performed Mrs. Haller, in The Stran. self much to the salisfaction of the ger. Io English life, no one, we pre. audience. Miss Lupipo also performed sume, ever saw the likc, or wishes to with much spirit and elegance, and was see it. The common and general rehighly applauded; but the favourites of probation of women, in such a silua. the evening were certainly the Misses tion, is, perhaps, one of the best secu. Dennett. The performance of these rities of the peace of families, and ladies, aided by their beautiful sylphic order of inheritance, by insuring the figures, never fails to afford delight. strict observance of the marriage vow. Their shawl dance was inimitably ex. It is the law of honour amongst women; secuted, and was warmly encored. This and, like our own law of honour, sup: little piece, on the whole, was well re- plies the defect of the law of the land ceived, and after one or two rebearsals, to those cases to which the latter will when the younger nymphs have become not lead.-Remove this law of opinion, a little more tractable, it may enjoy a and women will think as little of such good share of popularity. The selec- gaiétes du cæur (as the French term it.) tion of music had very little to entitle as too many of our own sex. In a word, it to approbation. The scenery was the high estimation of female chastity, very beautiful.
even among themselves, is so much they MAY 6. A burlesque drama, in one result of this opinion, that in the pre-King act, was brought out, called the Sorrows sent state of manners, we should lanent of Werther. This piece is, we suspect, to see any thing detracted from the a translation from one with the same general execration of an adulteress. title, now performing at the theatre Des May 16. This evening after the Tra. Variétés, in Paris. The idea is a very gedy of Bellamirn, a new Operatic good one ; few subjects will less stand Farce, said to be founded on a comedy ibe test of ridicule, or form belter of Moliere, but more likely to bave materials, for the mock-heroic drama, been suggested by a tale of Chaucer's, than this extravagant and popular Ger. entitled December and May, 'was proman story. The author has not failed duced for the first time. The plot is to seize on its prominent absurdities, very simplc. A rich old Plebeian, who and to introduce them either in descrip: appears the representative of Decem. tion or in action. The waltzing with, ber, is on the point of being married 10 Charlolle, the attachment to the thread. a young daughter (representing Vay), hare blue coat he wore at their first of a Spanish nobleman, and this young meetiog, and the incident of cutting lady being engaged to a gallant young bread and butter for the children, are lover, resolves to thwart ihe match, by ludicrously set forth; the catastrophe affecting the most unbounded extravais got rid of by Werther's shooting his gance and a proud dominering beha. hat instead of himself, when he ap- viour. In this she succeeds, and the pears, and after reproaching all parties lovers are made happy, Ibough we cag. for not interfering after bis ostentatious not speak in very favourable forms request for pistols, is packed off in the either of the dialogue or the incidents. Múnich diligence. The piece was un- The music is pleasing, and the scenery commonly well acled, though very un- very splendid. favourably received, and Liston, who
1818. April 45. Bellamira-Harlequin Gulliver.
12. Rob Roy-La Chasse-Tom Thumb. 1. Rob Roy-Who's my Father.
13. The Stranger-Miller and his Men 2. Bellamira-La Chasse- Ditto.
14. Rob Roy-Husbands and Wives. 3. Devil's Bridge-Ditto-Ditto.
15. The Slave-Who's my Father. Vay 1. Beltamira-Ditto.
16. Bellamira_December and May. 2 Rab Roy Maegregor-Ditto-Ditto.
18. Point of Honour-Ditto-Harlequin Gul. 4. Bellarira-Harlequin Gulliver.
liver. Rob Roy-La Chasse-Who's my Father.
19. Rob Roy--La Chasse--Who's my Father. Bellamira - Sorrows of Werther - La 20. Bellamira - VittorLove Law and Physick. Chasse.
21. Guy Mannering-Miller and his Men. % The Slave-Sorrows of Werther-Ditto. 89. Rob Roy Macgregur Husbands and Rob Roy-Ditto-Ditto.
Wives. %. Oratorio.
23. Fazio-Libertine. 11. Bellamira-Bombastes Furioso - Harle- 25. Isabella-Bombastes Furioso-Harlequin quin Gulliver.
ENGLISH OPERA. Mr. Mathews continues his singular Adventures,”. “ Ventriloquy," and performances at this Theatre with great “ Imitations,” unaltered from his first fuccess; they still consist of “Mail Coach representations.
THE SURREY THEATRE. APRIL 27. The once popular bor. cast, and may be told in a few lines. letta of “ The Golden Pippin,” in which Schah al Nassir, after leaving the the celebrated Calley attaived such distin- Chinese army to preserve his daughter guished fame, was this evening brought from Kouli Khan, takes refuge amongst out with much splendour of decoration, the Tartars, and is about to give his and with the aid of that superior talent Daleea's band in marriage to Baskir, a which this Theatre now possesses, will Tartar Chieftain, when the Chinese Emdoubtless become once more a lasting peror, attended by Zamli, arrives in favourite.
disguise at the encampment. At the Marll. If Mr. Dibdin's promises moment of the ceremony, Kouli Khan are extensive, it must be universally is recognised, and daring to venture allowed, that his performunces are ex- near the bride's sacred tent, is attacked cellent, and the production of two more by Baskir, and in a subsequent combat, successful pieces, to celebrate While the latter is supposed to fall.-By the Monday, is another proof that his en- Tartar laws, Kouli Khan is then condeavours to deserve patronage will com- demned to die, and Daleea is to strike mad it.-1f our memory is just now the blow. Stiil retaining some affection ás correct as usual, the new burletta of for her imperial lord, she plans his * Rather too Bud,” is an adaptation escape from the sacrificial cavern, if the from the French. Its plot consists in attempt is successful, the signal is to be the stratagems employed to reclainı a two distinct blows on a gong,--if unFoung lady, whose temper is “rather successful-Ihree. The sentence is proloo bad,” by inducing her belief that tracted to the last, when Ihree blows she is of lowly origin, and has been are heard, Daran urges the execution bitherto brougtit up by the benevolence of the law; at this moment the sup: of ber supposed mother.—This plan posed murdered Baskir re-enters, and entirely succeeds, the fair Xantippe be. relates the preservation of his life by comes at ovce sensible of her former the Chinese ; kouli Khan now discovers errors, and of the worth of a lover himself, resigis Duleea to her Tartar whom she previously slighted.
Jover, and on the arrival of his forces, The splendid melo-drama of “ Kouli enters into an alliance with the foes, Khan, or ihe Terrific signal.” is not less which he brought them to subdue. It interesting as a dramatic piece, than it will be seen even from this burried is magnificent as a spectacle, and the sketch, that the interest of the piece effects of both were aided by some of is maintained until the last, and the the best performance we ever recollect alleution of the audience kept fixed to have witnessed at a Mipor Theatre, until the curtain falls. The plot is of a serious and romantic. Europ. Jlag. Vol.LXXIII. May 1818.
May 11 to 16. Rather too Bad-Kimli Khan, or the April 27 to May 2. Golden Pippin, or Paris in a
Terrific Signal - Silver Swin. Packer-Cons antine and Valeria-Duke May 18 to 23. Rather too Bad- kouli Khan-Don and Devil.
Giovanni. May 4 to 8. Duke and Devil-K'nights of the Lion May 25 to 30. Love and the Lancel-Ditto-Ditto -Waggery in Wapping.
SADLER'S WELLS. Monday, April 3. The interesting troduction of a new one, entitled Sal. melo-dramu of Kaloc, was this evening magundi; or, the Clown's dish of all revived for a few-nights, and exhibited Sorts, being partly compiled from some Mr. Grimaldi to great advantage in the of the author's best pantomimes. Gri: character of the Pirale. His delinea- maldi is of course the cuinic hero, and tion of the part was just, and his exe- never fails to keep our risible tscuities cution vigorous and impressive-it was
i idolion from the moment he appears. destitute of that rant and bombast too This geutleman's clowo differs from often resorted to in serious pantomime, that of others, as comedy does from and established his right to a very emi: farce-in all he does there appears, (if pent station in this department of the we may so express it) a mind-be seems drama.—The sailor received due justice to feel what he's doing, wbile we have from the hands of Mr. Campbell, who seen others hop on, give an insignificant faithfully represeuted the intrepidity, laugh, hold up one leg, and then hop honesty, and benevolence of a British of- be never resorts to these follies, tar.
Mr. Slader, as an overseer of but makes his most triting actions tell slaves was very effective, and paid a in with the rest of the scene. H'bo compliment to the British fair wbich can resist his whimsicality in the sportthey truly deserve--giving as a reason ing scene and the kitchell, where even for a Turks plurality of wives, that the a Stoic mighl deign to smile-but his graces an Englishman finds in one wo- masterpiece is the scene where be turus man, a Turk is obliged to look for in
soldier- bis assumption of the officer's twenty. Miss Tunstall sings a pretty song, rank, his affected gail and wew method and played a trifling pari very neatly of marching, excite irresistible peals of this lady improves The whole piece laughter; indeed, the whole paviomime went off very well, and inet wilb deser. is so well got up. that we were exceedved applause. Signor II Diavolo in ingly amused, and hope our theatrical tonio, also commenced his wonderful readers will take the opportunity of performance this evening. His evolu- seeing him before he leaves town, which lions are astonishing, and often put us we understand will take place in the in jeopardy for his safety. He appears course of a month. to be all muscle-activity and elegance The revival of Plants and Planels, are his principal features, and we do took place this evening, aud evinces a pot hesitate io aflirming, that be is the desire on the part of ihe manager, to best slack rope dancer that has lately please by a varicty. It went off with appeare!!.
its accustomed eclat, and has since been MAY 10. The pantomime of the repeated to the satisfaction of the audiElements has been laid by for the in
1818. April 26 to May 1. Elements; or, Where is Harle. May 10 to 16. Plants and Planets - Gathering of uin ?-Ghebers – Gathering of the
the Clans - II Diari Imagundi; Clans.
or, Clowns cish e ail sorts. May 3 to 8. Elments-Gathering of the (lans- May 18 10 03. Ditt Ditto-Ditto.
Kaloc, or the Stare lirate-11 Diavolo May 25 to 30.-Salmapundi-01) nouehue and his
White Horse-l Diavolu.
ROYAL COBOURG THEATRF. This elegant liltle Theatre opered on fied and painted with considerable skill. Monday, May 11, with a inelo-drama. Allowing for their first appearances, the tic spertacle, entitled " Trial by lat performers all acquitted themselves in tle."' 'The incidents were pumerous and à satisfactory manner, and the piece well arravged; the scenery was diversj. was loudly applauded. The ballet of
* Mr. Giblon also delightrd us with his vocal efforts, wbich are infinitely superior to any in lis liuc on the Minor Theatres,