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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 iv 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 an- plause prevailed, but the minority was nounced for repetition with loud and by no means inconsiderable. It was unmixed applause.

with difficulty announced for repetitiva, APRIL 30. Mr. Kean performed the The music is agreeable. part of Barabas, in The Jew of Malta, MAY 5. This evening O'Keeffe'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 bis long absence, with the tion by opposing the further progress enthusiasm tbat was to be expected on of the piece. Mr. Kent came forward in the returu of an actor so popular. Ruver 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 ecceniricities were ex. indisposed as to be scarcely able to go bibiled in all iheir agreeable vivacity through the remainder of the character. and variety; now stretching into farce, This explanation restored the good and agaiu refining intu 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 io 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 formed upon the Mr. Wallack sustained the priocipal model, bave falien within the line of character, wbich is thai of an Outlaw; those, whose talents it was origmally but though his exertions were pot spa intended wexbibit. Nothing else would ringly distributed, the reception of the have sustained it so long. Mr. Duwperformance was so far equivocal as to ton's Sir George Thunder was admiraleave it still a matter of doubt whether 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 which he is addressed by It is enough to say of it, that Rhus the the lively stroller as Abrawang were Red (Mr Wallack) possesses bimself by excessively laughable. Mrs. . Glover's force of Anada (Miss Cubitt), 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 curtain, to announce the performance death, and thus prepare the way for a of the next nigbt, according to custoin; 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 incident. The events aud Mr. Elliston made his appearance, are very few, and we do not think, that aller 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 which is required in such reached the other door, where he made productions. Mr. Knight had a part his ex il. with which he could do but little. An MAY 6. This evening the tragedy of attempt was made to compensate for the Douglas was performed. On this occa. tameness of the beginning by introdu- sion a new actress, Miss MACAULEY, cing a suflicient quantity of bustle 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 ber noviciate, and possesses condrama. We allude to that io which the siderable talent, both naiural and acOutlaw and his antagonist fight upon a quired, for her profession. Her coup

tenance and figure are not remarkable, both appears entirely unaltered. The
either for just expression or graceful povelty of the play, was Miss Macaq.
proportion; but her voice is unusually ley's first performance of Imogine, 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 2.
wbetber tbe oceasions for displaying moor's Bead, was also this evening
that power were judiciously chosen; performed for the first time. The title
tbe adjurations or addresses to the Deity, is derived from the sign of an jon, at
with which this character abounds, were which Major Dashville (Penley), accone
Dot given with sufficient furce and so." panied by his valet Martin (Harley),
leronity; there appeared a tendeocy to take refuge from the overturn of the
relapse ialo the colloquial tone and Weymouth coach, and find, that Jessy
maiber, when the heart should be Hunily (Miss Isers), to whom the major
agitated and bursting with intense feel- is ardently attached, is in the bouse with
ing: on the whole, this actress will be her aunt Miss Delucour (Mrs. Harlowe),
an 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
erobarrassmeot of appearing for the first (Dowton), and here arise the chief in-
time before a Loodón audience, and cidents that form the plot. Martin, a
what is good will become better, when ci-devant actor, dresses himself as an
custom aod habit have produced com officer, (Captain Badger) to beguile the
plete self-possession. Mr. Kean played aunt, and as a barrister, (Counsellor
Douglas, for the first time, and in a Bounce) to outwit the guardian. This
style wbich will place that performaoce scheme is ultimately discovered by the
anong bis happiest efforis. Its great arrival of Admiral Aubrey (Gaitie),
beauty consisted in the gentleness and whose son Charles (Barvard), to whom
natural truth which pervaded each sen. Miss Huntly was betrothed, had been
timent and action belonging to the cha- also personated by the major. Thc
racter. No attempt 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
veice; none of those displays ad cap result of rather a romantic attachinent
lineum, into which even this judicious to him, as the unknown author of some
actor sometimes falls, were exhibited. favourite poetry. The slight materials of
He told the story to the life-was ihe this plot were certainly no great stran.
identical Norval, 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 onmixed; and when his to keep alive the attention and exhilido fortunate destiny is fulfilled by the rate the spirits of the audience. Har. treachery of Glenalven, the house ley, as the Valet, Soldier, and Lawyer, seemed to 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 Diud. The applause at the termination political allusions and palpable hils 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, tropbe, by closing the play with the the laughter and applause were loud death of Douglas, which is injudicious, and universal, sone slight symptoms of as the fate of Lady Randolph is thereby discontent were then manifested, and omitted, and what becomes of ber re- though again performed on Monday maias doubtfol.

evening with almost entire approval, May 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. is sufficient to say, that he made all stand, a first attempt, and had that of the character which it cao bear. altempt been more aspiriog, it would,

MAY 16. Maturin's Tragedy of " Ber. we think, have been more successful. tram," was performed for tbe first time with the experience now gained, the this season. With the very immoral uext 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 bis improve. Bertram, our readers are fully ac ment and bis ability. quainted, and the public reception of

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PERFORMANCES. 1818.

1818. April 97. Jew of Malta-Amoroso.

11. Jew of Malta-Obi. 28. Ditto-Ditto

le. The Dramatist-Amoroso-Ditto. 20. Lady of the Manor-Amoroso-Sleeping

13. Douglas- Amorso-Sleeping Draught. Draught

14. Jew ot Mallu-Ditto-Ditto. 30. Jew of Malta-Mountain Chief.

15. West Indian-Children in the Wood. May 1. Deaf and Dumb-Amoroso.

16. hertram--Blackamoor's Head. 2. Jew of Malta-Mountain Chief.

18. Ditto-Ditto. 4. Ditto-Ditto.

19. Honey Moon-Innkeeper's Daughter. 5. Wild Oats-Ditto.

20. Douglas- Amorosu-Sleeping Draught. 6. Douglas- Amoroso-Innkeeper's Daugh.

21. Jew of Malta-Ditto-Weathercock. ter.

22. Suspicious Husbaud - Magpie. 7. Ditto-Amoroso-Sleeping Draught.

93. A new Way to Pay Old Debis-Of Age 8. Jew of Malta-Fails of Clyde.

To Morrow. 9. No performance.

25. 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 under the direction of Mr. Max 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. In English life, no one, we pre: audience. Miss Lupipo also performed sume, ever saw the like, 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 situa. the evening were cerlainly the Misses tion, is, perhaps, one of the best secuDennett. The performance of these rities of the peace of families, and Jadies, aided by their beautiful sylphic order of inheritance, by josuring the figures, never fails to afford delight. strict observance of the marriage vor. Their shawl dance was inimitably ex It is the law of honour amongst women; ecuted, and was warmly encored. This and, like our own law of honour, suplittle 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, iť 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 the MAY 6. A burlesque drama, in one result of this opinion, that in the preact, was brought out, called the Sorrows sent state of manners, we should lament of Werlher. 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 TraVariétés, in Paris. The idea is a very gedy of Bellamirn, a new Operatic good one; few subjects will less stand Parce, said to be founded on a comedy the test of ridicule, or form better of Moliere, but more likely to have 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 simple. A rich old Plebeian, who and to introduce them either in descrip- appears the representative of Decemtion or in action. The waltzing with , bir, is on the point of being married to Charlolle, the attachment to the ihread. a young daughter (representing May), hare blue coat he wore at their first of a Spanish nobleman, and this young meeting, 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 bis gauce 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 can. for not interfering after bis ostentatious not speak in very favourable terms 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 acted, though very un- very splendid. favourably received, and Liston, who

PERFORMANCES:

1818. April 9. Bellamira-Harlequin Gulliver,

12. Rob Roy-La Chasse-Tom Thumb. #. Rob Roy-Who's my Father.

13. The Stranger---Miller and his Men . Bellarmira-La Chasse- Ditto.

14. Rob Roy--Husbands and Wives. 30. Dezil's Bridge-Ditto-Ditto.

15. The Slave-Who's my Father. Way I Beltamira-Ditlo.

16. Bellamira–December and May. 2. Rob Roy Maegregor-Ditto-Ditto.

18. Point of Honour--Ditto-Harlequin Gul4 Bellamira-Harlequin Gulliver.

liver. 4. Rob Roy-La Chasse-Who's my Father.

19. Rob Roy--La Chasse--Who's my Father, 6. Bellamira - Sorrows of Werther - La

20. Bellamira-Ditton Love Law and Physick. Chasse.

21. Guy Maunering--Miller and his Men. ;. The Slave-Sorrows of Werther-Ditto.

89. Rob Roy Macgregor Husbands and Rab koy-Ditto-Ditto.

Wives. %. Oratorio.

23. Fazio-Libertine. 11. Bellamira-Bombastes Furioso - Harle. 25. Isabella-Bombastes Furioso-Harlequin quin Gulliver.

Gulliver.

ENGLISH OPERA. Mr. Mathews continues his singular Adventures," "Ventriloquy," and performances at this Theatre with great “ Imitations,” unaltered from his first success; 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 ibe celebrated Calley attained 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 hand 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 moinent 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, soccessful pieces, to celebrate While the latter is supposed to fall.-By the Mondey, is another proof that his en. Tartar laws, Kouli Khan is then condeavours to deserve patronage will come demned to die, and Daleea is to strike bad it.- If our memory is just now the blow. Still 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 he the stratagems employed to reclaim a tuo distinct blows on a gong,---if unyoung lady, whose temper is rather successful-three. The sentence is protoo 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 brought 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 once sensible of her former the Chinese ; Kouli Khan now discovers errors, and of the worth of a lover himself, resigns Duleea to her Tartar whom she previously slighted.

Jover, and on the arrival of bis forces, The splendid melodrama 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 allention of the audience kept fixed to have witoessed at a Minor Theatre, until the curtain falls. The plot is of a serious and romantic Europ. Jog. Vol.LXXIII. May 1818.

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PERFORMANCES. 1818.

May 11 to 16. Rather too Bad-Kimli Khan, or ibe April 27 to May 2. Golden Pippin, or Paris in a

Terrific Signal-Silser swan. Pucker-Cons'antine and Valeria-Duke May 18 to 23. Rather 100 Bad- kouli khan-Don and Devil.

Giovanni. May 4 to 8. Duke and Devil-knights of the Lion May 25 to 30. Love and the Lancei-Ditto-Ditto -Waggery in Wapping.

- Ditto-Ditto.

SADLER'S WELLS. MONDAY, April 3. The interesting troduction of a new one, entitled Sale melo-dramu of Kuloc, was this evening magundi: or, the Clown's dish of all revived for a few-vights, 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 Pirate. His delinea- maldi is of course the cuipic hero, and tion of the part was just, and his exe never fails to keep our risible toculties cution vigorous and impressive-it was inlinolion from the moment he appears. destitute of that rant and bombast too This geotleman'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-he 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 represented the intrepidily, 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 trilling actions tell slaves was very effective, and paid a ju with the rest of the scene.

Who compliment to the British fair which can resisi his whimsicality in the sportthey truly deserve-giving as a reason ing scene and the kitchen, where even for'a Turks plurality of wives, that the a Stoic might deign lo smile-but bis graces an Englishman finds in one wo masterpiece is the scene where he turus man, a Turk is obliged to look for in soldier-bis assumpliou of the officer's twenty. Miss Tunstali sings a pretty song, rauk, his affected gail and vew method and played a trifting part very neally of marching, excile irresistible peals of this lady improves The whole piece laughter; indeed, the whole pantomime went off very well, and met wiib deser- is so well got up. that we were exceedved applause. Signor Il 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 tions are astonishing, and often put us we understand will take place in the in jeopardy for his safely.

course of a month. to be all oniscie-activity and elegance The revival of Plants and Planets, are his principal features, and we do took place this evening, and evinces a pot hesitate jo aflirming, that be is the desire on the part of ihe manager, to best slack rope dancer that bas lately please by a variety. It weut oil with appeared.

its accustomed eclat, and has since been May 10. The pantomime of the repeated lo the satisfaction of the audi. Elements has been laid by for the in ence.

PERFORMANCES. 181S.

1816. April 26 to May 1. Elements; or, Where is Harle May 10 to 16. Plants and Planets - Gathering of quin l-Ghebers -- Gathering of the

the Clans - 11 Diasimarneigundi; Clans.

or, Clowns eish ef all sorts. May 3 to 8. Elements-Gathering of the ('lans- May 18 10 93. Ditto-Ditto-Ditto.

Kaloc, or the Stare lirate-Il Diavolo May 25 to 30.-Salmaandi-O'Donnuçlue and his
Antonio, Slack Rope.

White Borse-Il Diavolu.

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ROYAL COBOORG THEATRE. This elegant liitle Theatre opened ou fied and painted with considerable skill. Monday, May 1, with a melo-drama. Allowing for their first appearances, the tic spertacle, entitled “Trial by Lat. performers all acquitted themselves in tle." Thejucidents were numerous and a satisfactory manner, and the piece well arranged; the scenery was diversj. was loudly applauded. The baliet of

* Mr. Gibbon also delighted us with his vocal efforts, which are infipitely superior te any in his linc on the Minor Theatres,

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