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51. Flitch of Bacon-Mountaineers-Bom.
X. Y. z.
ding-Killing no Munier.
15. Green Man-Three Wecks after Marriage
-Sleep Walker. 17. Ditio-Travellers Benighted-Bombaste
Furioso. 18. Ditto-Teasing made Easy. 19. Rival Soldiers-Green Man-X. Y. Z. 20. Wedding Day-Green Man-fastle of
Andalusia. 21. Green Man-Sleep Walker - Tom Thumb. 92. Blue Devils-Green Man-Agreeable sui.
prise. 14. Travellers Benighted-Green Man-bon
ba ts Furioso. 25. Riral Soldiers-Green Man-Castle of
Andalusia. 26. Cure for the Heart.Ache-Teasing made
Easy. 97. Green Man--Lovers' Quarrels-X. Y.Z.
ENGLISH OPERA-HOUSE. JULY 30. The Comic Opera of The admirable actress possesses in so emi. Americans was revived this evening, nent a degree, and exercises upon all after a lapse of seven years. The in. occasions wben she is presented with an troduction of the native American opportunity. Indians had the happiest effect. In the Aug. 10. The Death of Caplain Cook war-hoop chorus, ihe lodian dance, and has been very well draniatised and pergenerally in their pantomine llius dis- formed this evening, with only one played skilful training, great docility, exception, that is, the molive of bis and even a tolerable preception of murder is assigned to love and jealouss, musical time. The music of this Opera though Captain Cook was probably as contains many delightful compositions little susceptible of that passion, as the which were very worthily executed, savages of the island were lille calcu. particularly by Miss Carew, who evin- lated to excite it. We would rather ced great skill and considerable com- assign the cause of his death to a very pass, and was most deservediy entored. fine observation, which we remember Miss Kelly sang well and acied admira- to have been current at the time. 00 bly as she always dues. Mr. Pearman long as Captain Cook (said the public sang several songs, among others The opinion at that time) adhered io bis Death of Nelson, with applause. Mr. confidence and service of God, and 10 Isaac was excellent in the songs of the his exemplary bumacily, so long be native chief.. Mr. Jarley supported succeeded in all his enterprises, and the entertaining part of Dalible, with escaped in circumstances of the most great humour, and was most heartily extreme danger; but when, in a moment encored in his suctioneer song. Mr. of vanity and mental intoxication, de Bartley, Chatterley, and Wiikinson, allowed bimself to be worshipped as a were also well received in their respec. God by the savages of the friendly tive parts, and the whole went off with Islands, from that moment bis career uncommon eclat.
of success was stopped, and he seems to Aug. 6. This evening after the Opera have become marned as the object of of T'he Americuns, thai of The Deserler Divine displeasure, vill he paid ibe last of Naplis was performed for the first fatal penalty of bis idolatrous arrogu. time this season. Mr. T. P. Cooke tion of what helonged to bis Maker. undertook the part of llenry, in wbich It is now nearly toriy years since: we he was extremely well received. He remember this current saying, and we particularly disiinguished himself in the are as willing to adopt and believe it combat scene, which concludes the first now as we were then. The Pantomime act. Mr. W. S. Chatteriey appeared as contains a good deal of bustle. The Skirmish, the drunken character of principal event is well calculated to which Munden used to make so much. produce effect, and the performance of Under all the disadvantages of such a ibe American Indians, who were brought recollection be acquitted bimself in a into more prowient and copslaut very respeciable manner. Mr. Wilkin action than in either of the other dramas son's Simpkin allordeel greal amuse- in which they have exhibited, coutriment, and Miss Kelly's Louisa possessed buted in no small degree towards the all the energy and feeling which this favourable reception with wbich it was
honoured. Mr. T. P. Cooke sustained to the stage, the slightest indication of the part of the celebrated English Com. change throughout the whole of Miss mander ; be looked and fought ex- Kelly's performance. But this will aptremely well, displayed grace and acti- pear still more remarkable, when we vity in his movements, and we are not consider how much the expression of aware that pantomime can be expected many passions depends upon this organ, to advance much further in the attempt and recollect that Miss Kelly without to realise intellectual portrait. its aid, pourtrayed these passions in Messrs. Walborne and Salter were very tbeir very utmost force. Perhaps she happy in their performance as two never exhibited greater genius than in patives of the island, and Mrs. Pincott the transfer of expression from the eye as Emai, a relation to the King, acquit to the next feature, after the eye, best ted herself in a manner which would suited to the passion she would depict. have been creditable to any Theatre. Thus, Love wbich has ever been consi. Miss Stevenson was highly interesting. dered the property of the eye, was by Of the Indians we have already spoken her on this occasion, in the scenes with generally; but we should not oinit to Elvinu and her father, transferred to give tbem credit for the expressive pan- the mouth. It played in her smile and tomime in which they represented the in the pleasure which lighted up ber effects of music on savages : nor should countenance though the eye never par. we overlook that individval amongst ticipated in it. In the last terrific scene them who succeeded so well in depiciing with Rodolph and ibe murderer Starow, the frantic intoxication to which his while indignation, terror, rage, and tribe are said to be addicted, when op- despair succeed each other in her coun. portunities favour the display.
Tbe tenance with incalculable velocity, the scenery is good, the music agreeable, ese remained the same-still dead and and the audience was so crowded as to motionless, as in the more tranquil afford great encourageinent to those scenes. Her songs, which she sung with whose business it was to entertain a plaintive sweetness, that seemed to them.
husb the very breath that formed it, Aug. 17. This evening was revived were not enchored. They were received at this Theatre, the greatly admired with a silence far more Battering, for it Melo-Draina of the Blind Boy. A very was the homage of subdued feeling, crowded and fashionable audience were The new music in this piece is exceeddrawn together to witness the powers ingly beautiful, and Mr. Pearman in the of Miss Kells as Edmund. It is cer. songs allotted to him as Rodolph, extainly one of those extraordivary exbi- erled the fine powers of his voice with bitions which leave their powerful im- great advantage. Mrs. W. S. Chatterly, pression upon the mind, never to be is a very pleasing Fluit; she is a very effaced. We would only compare it, as fine and delicately formed woman, and a perfect piece of acting, to what we therefore looks the character well. We have been told of Garrick's last scene could be tempied to find fault with Mr. in Lear. A thing, which the old bo Birtlet's vociferous Oberlo, but be so of having seen, aud the young are told often reclaimed this error, by fine ingethey can form no conception of. We nuous and manly feeling that we will can hardly imagine a more difficult task, not do so. Kuligo was well performed than for one, who possesses as fine an by Mr. T. P. Cooke, and was loudly. eye as any on the stage, to give to that and often applauded. Mr. Harley forced eye, an expression of blindness, while Molino, as he does every other characthe whole carriage of the person, the ter, into a very prominent place, in this movement of the arms, and the inotions piece, which without the aid of his of the feet, all according with the cha- comic genius might go on and go off racter of one who is totally devoid of unubserved by ihe audience. Mr. sight, never betrayed ibe contrary to Isaacs, as High Priesi, took part in a the closest observer. There was a stiff- very delightful Epithalamiun, but his ness, a fixedness in both cyes, as if they voice is almost in itself a chorus; and were perfectly incapacitated from re- while those who sing with him, take ceiving the least impression from the care to let his voice, like a fine organ, surrounding light, and although we be heard swelling above them all, they watched, with astonishment, this won
need not fear discomfiture. derful mechanical power over the eye,
Aug. 19. A new Opera, in two acis, Fet we could not discover, though close was produced at this Theatre, under the title of Jealous on all sides ; or, but it was too heavy. This praise, box. The Landlord in Jeopardy. We did cver, is due to them- if they could not not hear the name of the author whis
place it in security on the highest point pered about us--and the piece is neither of popular favour, they did not let it so very bad, nor so very good, as to sink altogether to the bottom of public create any particular curiosity on that reprehension. The plot is ill-conpoint. The characters were thus re- strucied, the characters are shadowspresented :
and the dialogue is perfectly worthy of Alexo... Mr. WRENCH.
those to whom it is given. Dearth of Fabricio Mr. PEARMAN.
incident, of situation, of wit, of huBeraldo. Mr. LANCASTER,
mour, and of sentiment, must necessaPedro.. Mr. Ellis,
rily have consigned the Opera to “ that Fabio.. Mr. SALTER.
bourne," from which, when once diPoskado Mr. HARLEY.
rected thither, “no drama e'er returns" Farrago.
Mr. WULKINSON, -but the sweet music of Mr. Jolly, Leonora Miss CAREW.
delightfully by Miss Carew and Mr. Clara Miss Love.
Pearman—the lively acting of Mr. The plot is complicated—but pos- Wrench (of his singing, we shall sas sesses liitle interest. The latter part of nothing)--the comical embarrassment it seems to have been thrown together of Mr. Harley-the serepe stupidity of by chance, as a ball of collon come- M:. Wilkinson and the sweet voice times becomes entangled-and we doubt and sweeter features of Miss Lovevery much whether the author himself wrought on the good nature, if not the unravel it.
good sense, of the audience. By means The success of this piece, slight and of this powerful agency, Jenleux on all equivocal as it was, is solely attributa. Sides, was received will considerable ble to the exertions of the performers. approbation, and, when announced for -These Sisyphi laboured hard to roll repetition, was feebly and iucffectively the stone to the top of the mountain-- opposed.
2. Bull's Head-- Maid and Magpie-Ditto.
31. Dirto-Bull's dead. Aug. 1.
Caprain frok. 18. Doctor Boleta Blind Rohito. 19. Jealous on allts--Bind Boy-Ditto. 20. Ditto- Ditin-Ditto). 21. Dinto-ilta Ditto.
Dito Death of Captain Cook.
THE ROYAL CIRCUS AND SURREY THEATRE. For the uning o'ional omjasion of Black Banner," this evening claimed our critical remarks on the performan. our altention, and was received with ces at this Theatre, in our last Nomber, much eclai. Pantomime, and situativa we have now to offer the amende hono- combine to render it a most interesting ruble of an apoingy, at the same time trille, and it was as well received, as it evincing the sincerity of our excuse, was well acted, by supplying the deficiency.
July 6. Smollet's celebrated novel JUNE 29. Were it oply' to learn the of " !lumphry Clinker." furnished 1910 moral lessons of industry and perseve. new Burletta of 10-vight. This Tale racce, we could conscienciously recom- is somewhat remarkable for being the mend a frequent visit to the surrey only one, in which its Author has not Theatre, for the very rapid succession introduced a seaman amongst his prin, in which Mr. Dibdin produces his Dra. cipal characters. of the drama founded matic Noveltier, most forcibly illus- on it, we need only observe, that while trates both there virtues.— A new serious 'sufficient of the original has been preRomance entitled "Monaldi, or the served to include the leading circum.
stances, enough has been superadded to pificently romantic, and we have no discover the genius of him, who has doubt will be a lasting favourite. An adapted it to the stage. Our old ac. overture of Paer's was introduced prequaintances, Humphrey, Brainble, Lis. viously, and performed by the band mehago, I'inny Jenkins, and Tably, with every effect which so admirable a were depicted to the life, and, the composition deserved. sketches of the novelist received form
Aug. 15. The performances of this and feature from the talents of the evening were under the patronage of performiers.
their R. H. the Duke and Duchess of JULY 20. “ Roderick Random," with KENT, who honoured tbe Theatre with all the advantages of new scenery, their presence, and were received with comic situations, good music, and ex. the most oubounded and enthusiastic cellent acting, was this evening intro- acclamations, by an unusually crowded duced as a three-act Burletta, and re- audience. The Royal Party arrived ceived all that genuine applause, to about seven o'clock, and were conwhich, both as a tale,' and as a drama, ducted by Mr. Dibdin and Mr. Rorauer it is so justly entitled.
to the slage box, which was upon this JULY 27. A serious melo-drame was occasion, most elegantly decorated with produced this evening, called “ Ferdi- crimson velvet bangings, fringed with nand, Count Fathom,” partly founded gold lace, and surmounted with the upon that romance, and partly original, Royal Arms.-" God save the King!” some of
the incidents strongly re- was then sung by the whole corps draminded us of “ Travellers Benighled," malique, and the same pational anthem. and the whole was most powerfully and was agaio repeated in lieu of the usual terrifically effective. Miss Taylor, finale at the close of the enterlainments, Ridgway, and Smith, were the privci. when their Royal Higbnesses departed pa' perforiners, and never succeeded amidst similar shouts which had greeted
their arrival, after expressing their high Aug. 10. The violent and piratical gratification at the various performan. enterprises of the Buccaneers of the ces. The remaining boxes were filled 17th Century, though always savage, with rank aud fashion, and were frequently interesting, and cuise indeed happy in noticing, en passant, prising some of these, a piece was this that the box list of cvery week jacludes night produced, called “ Lolonois, or tbe names of some of the most distin, The Buccaneers of 1660.” The story guished personages in the kingdom. principaily turns upon the endeavours Aug. 17 to 22. Varied selections of of François Lolunois, a Pirate Chief, the most popular pieces of this, and to destroy a Spanish settlement in South former seasons, formed the entertain. America, in wbich attempt he is repul- ments of this week, and as old favour. sed and slaio. As a spectacle it is mag- ites were received accordingly.
June 2) to July 4. Don Giovanni- Montaldi, or the
Blach Banner-How to Write
an Opera. July 8 to July 11. Humphrey Clinker-Vontaldi,
or the Black Danner-Duke
and the Devil. July 13 to July 13. Humphrey Clinker-Montaldi.
or the Black Banner-Vicar
of Wakefield. July 20 to Juls 25. Adventures of Roderick Ran.
dom - False Accusation
dom-Ferdinand, Count Fa.
thaoin-Humphrey Clinker. aug. to Ang. 8. Sir launcelot Greavez-Ferdi.
Dund, Count Fathom-Adv.
of Hoderick Handom.
or the Buccaneers of 1660.
Fathom-How to Write an Opera. 10. Love, Hatred, and Revenge-Don Gio.
vanni-Italian Wife. 20. Humphrey Clinker – Ferdinand, Count
or the Wolf of the Forest of Arden
Europ. Mag. Vol. LXXIV. Aug. 1818.
So may each tender heart with hope be TO A PLAY ACTED IN A NOBLEMAN'S BARN.
thrill’d, FR VRIENDS of this ancient theatre of And every lover win a Barn well-filld! verse,
May never stubborị rhymes your verse corHear the awakening Muse her claims re
fuse, hearse !
Nor fires consume them, nor committees Not Drury's pile in second birth sublime,
chase : Crown'd with a thousand tons of lead and But such Committees as to night preside, rhyme,
Their purpose Pleasure-Elegance their In prouder greatness meets your wond'ring guidesight,
Prompt to praise others as themselves es. Than this broad Barn, the glory of to-night:
cell, There giant Pomp and tiosel'd Whim ap- And most exalted when they cry " How pear,
v. Plenty and Pleasure's mingled reign is
ON proud Britannia's rock-built seat, Tho' by no Phidias or Vitruvio plann's, Where all together oft they meet, Our dome may boast a fire by Genius The Seasons stopp'd, and each to Fame fann'd
Announc d her merits and her claim. Not such a fire as o'er aftrighted Thame First Spring began--"My laughing hours “ Shook its red mantle'' like a Bond-street Bring genial gales and balmy Gow'rs: dame;
I bid young Beauty share my throne, A fire that made the “ sighing city" pout, The fairest semblance of her own; And Phoebus “ drop a tear" to put it out! While Love, an urchin shrewd and sly, But that soft light which with relected Strives in my fost'ring lap to lie, heam
And slumbers while I deck the elf Gilds the wide course of Fancy's frolic With buds as tender as bimself, stream,
Till in my changeful sport he sees Thro' wintry darkness spreads its welcome An emblem of his own decrees," sway,
Then Summer spoke-"My presence calls And bids astonish'd night contend with day. Proud Pleasure's train to rural halls, “Oft on these boards you've heard-no Her fading roses to rene:v, -not these boards.'
And bathe her feet in fragrant dew. Yet here our Barn a simile affords ;
With me the dreaming minstrel roves With small and great comparisons are good, Thro' twilight gleos or tuneful groves, And boards and barns alike are made of And seeks their baunted shades among wood.
New graces for his attic song.
My smile gives vigour to the Sage,
And second life to freezing Age." And Love's light torch the festive scene
Said Autumn" Sisters, boast no more illumes ;
That poets revel in your store; Tho' Art may bere no tripod-altars raise,
The warbling race would soon expire,
And soon the rural hall would tire,
Chaste Truth and sober Taste I suit, Friends, Allies !-ye who hid our giories They praise the flow'r, but prize the fruit." live,
Her sceptre gemm'd with frozen dew, And like kind patrons " gild the means ye
Mild Winter wav'd, and said -.“ With you gire,”
liealth, Love, and Fancy, form alliance, Come, and as Banquo viewd the magic With me.-Joy, Friendship, Wit, and glass,
Science ! Admire your sceptred children as they Behold, this ample dome is mine, pass.
W'nere all their mingled stores combine. In these illustriore days of pure delight, Your own united gifts I glean; When ladies read and even lords can To grace and fill my social scene, write,
Sriphs, fairies, elves of earth and fire, Light is the toil to grace onr attic scene, To guard my ancient roof capspire : And nid abundance be - where it has been! For lo Philemon's barn, they say, Fulfill the gentle task !--with paper-aid Jove came dowr. mask'd to act a play, Come every sighing swain and soft-ey'd Go, Sisters ! boast your rosy bow'ss, moid
But own my rigbe io atujc bours!