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more, performed by Mr. Harley, whose bridge, from which they fall into the character forms an exception to the water. Either some cbänge should be general censure we passed upon the made in the inachinery of this accident, 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 which the ap-, well 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 repetition. APRIL 30. Mr. Kean performed the The njusic is agreeable. part of Barabas, in The Jew of Malla, MAY 5. This evening O'Keeffe's with his usual spirit this evening, but Comedy of Wild Ouls was performed. having 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. Ellisloni, who was rethe audience testified their disapproba ceived, after his loog absence, with the tion by, opposing the further progress enthusiasın that was to be expected on of the piece. Mr. Kent came forward in the return of an actor so popular. Rover this juncture, and stated on the part of could not have been committed to bet. Mr. Kean, that he felt himself so much ter hands. His eccentricities were exindisposed as to be scarcely able to go bibited in all their agreeable vivacity through the remainder of the character. aid variety; now streiching into farce, This explanation restored the good, and again refining into the delicacy of huniour wbicb was for a moment sus:, the sentimental school.
This play, pended, and the picce proceeded to its first wrillen for the perforniers of the conclusion with much applause. day in which it was produced, bas held
The Play was succeeded by a new dra. ils rauk upon the boards, in consequence matic Romance, entituled The Moun of a succession of performers, who, tain Chief. The scene is laid in Wules. though not exactly formed upon the Mr. Wallack sustained the principal model, have fallen within the line of character, which is that of an Outluw; those, whose talents it was originally but though his exertions were not spa-, intended to exhibit. Notbing else would ringly distributed, the reception of the have sustained il so long. Mr. Dow.. performance was so far equivocal as to ton's Sir George / hunder was admira.' İcave it still a matter of doubt whether ble; he played up to lover, in the techit can be repeated with any prospect of nical phrase, with uncommon felicity.
We shall not detail the plot. The scenes in which he is addressed by It is enough to say of it, that Rhes the the lively strojler as Abrawang were Red (Mr Wallack) possesses himself by excessively laugbable. Mrs. Glover's force of Anada ( Miss Cubill), 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 Hildomen (Mr. Barnard), who, so favourably received, that we expect together with her father, and a large it will bear many repetitious. Mr. Bar. body of troops pursue, overtake, and nard caine forward, on the falling of the redeem the captive, put the outlaw to curiain, lo announce the performance death, and thus prepare the way for a of the next night, according to custom; 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 and Mr. Elliston made his appearance, are very few, and we do not think, that alier some time, at one of the stagc. even few as they are, the connection is doors, and proceeded, bowing all the sufficiently clear to effect that easy de. way as he crossed the stage, until he velopement which is required in such reached the other door, where he made productions. Mr. Knight had a part his eril. with which he could do but lillle.
May 6. This evening the tragedy of attempt was inade to compensate for the Douglas was performed. On this occatameness of the beginning by introdu. sion a new actress, Miss MACAULEY, cing a sufficient quantity of bustle and from the Theatre-royal, Dublin, made fighling at the close. The experiinent, her first appearance in the characier of however, was not very successful. One Lady Randolph. This lady has evidently scene had like to have been fatal to the passed her hoviciate, and possesses cou. drama. We allude tv that in which the siderable talent, both natural and ac. Outlaw and his antagonist fight upou a quired, for her profession.' Her coun
tenance and figure are not remarkable, both appears entirely unaltered. The either for just expression or graceful novelty of the play, was Miss Macau. 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. violent emotion; we sometimes doubled A new Farce entitled The Blacka. whether ihe occasions for displaying muor's Ilead, was also this evening that power were judiciously chosen; performed for the first time. The title the adjurations or addresses to the Deily, is derived from the sign of an inn, at with which this character abounds, were which Major Dusliville (Penley), acconnot given with sufficient force and so. panied by his valet Marlin (Harley), lemnity; there appeared a tendency to take refuge from the overturn of the relapse into the colloquial tone and Wesinouth coach, and fiod, that Jessy manner, 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 her aunt Miss Delcour (Mrs. Harlowe), au acquisition to the theatre: much on her route to Hyson Hall, the seat of that is faully may be altributed to the her guardian. Sir Oliver Meddleton embarrassment of appearing for the first (Dowlon), and here arise the chief intime before a London audience, and cidents that form the plot. Martin, a what is good will become better, when ci-devant actor, dresses himself as an custom and babit 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 which will place that performance scheme is ultimately discovered by the among his happiest efforts. Its great arrival of Admiral Aubrey (Gailie), beauty consisted in the gentleness and whose son Charles (Barvard), to whom natural truth which pervaded each sen. Hiss oluntly was belrolbed, had been timent and action belonging to the cha. also personated by the major. The racter. No altemp! was made to force Invers are however made happy, and applause by violent gesture or an un Charles Aubrey receives the band of natural elevation of the tones of the Ellen Meddlelon (Mrs. Orger), as the voice; none of those displays ad cup result of rather a romantic attachment tandum, into which evcu ihis judicious to him, as the unknown author of some actor sometimes falls, were exhibited. favo:rile poetry. The slight materials of He told the story to the life-- was the this plot were certainly no great stran. identical Norvul, the interesting hero gers to the stage, though the performers of this drama. The sympathy excited exerled all their animation and talent, was pure and unmixed; and when his to keep alive the attention and exhiliunfortunate destiny is fulfilled by the rate the spirits of the audience. Har. treachery of Ctenalvon, the house ley, as the Valet, Soldier, avd Lawyer, scerned to feel and to mourn it as a real was very impudent and very amusing, event—as the extinction of a noile 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 calas within a very few sentences of the close, trophe, by closing the play with the the laughter and applausc were loud death of Douglas, which is injudicions, aud universal, some slight symptoms of as the fate of Lady Randolin is therehy discontent were then manifested, and omitted, and what becomes of her re. though again performed on Monday mains doubtful.
evening wiih almost entire approval, Mar 12. This evening Mr. Elliston was after a second representation with. performed Vapid, in the Drumatisl, it drawn by the author. It is, we under. is sufficient to say, that he made all staud, a first allempt, and had that of the character which it can bear.
attempt been more aspiring, it would, May 16. Maturin's Tragedy of " Ber we think, have been more successful. tram,” was performed for the first time with the experience now gained, the this season. With the very immoral next drama from the author of " The tendency 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 meul and his abilily. quaioted, and the public reception of
1818. April 27. Jew of Malta-Amoroso.
11. Jew of Malta-Obi. 28. Ditto-Ditto.
12. The Dramatist-Ainorosa-Ditto. 29. Lady of the Manor-Amoroso-Sleeping 13. Douglas-Amorososleeping Dranght. Draught.
14. Jew of Malta-Ditto-Ditto. 30. Jew of Malta- Mountain Chief.
13. West Indian-Children in the Wood. May Deaf and Duinb-Amoroso.
16. Bertram-Blackamoor's Head. Jew of Malta-Mountain Chief.
18. Ditto-Dirto. Ditto-Ditto.
19. Honey Moon-Innkeeper's Daugliter. 5. Wild Oats-Ditto.
Douglas--- Amoroso-Sleeping Drauglit. 6. Douglas-Amoroso-Innkeeper's Daugh.
Jew of Malta-Ditto-Weaflercock. ter.
. Suspicious Husband-Magpie. 7. Dinto-Amoroso-Sleeping Draught.
23. A new Way to Pay Old Debis-Of Age 8. Jew of Malta--Falls of Clyde.
To.Morrow. 9. No performance.
25. Richard the Third-The Review.
COVENT GARDEN. May 5. This evenicg after Rob played Werther, gave as much eTect to Roy, a new Ballet Divertiscment was it as was possible. produced under 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 satisfaction of the ger. In English life, no one, we preaudience. Miss Lupino also performed sume, ever saw the like, or wishes 10 with much spirit and elegance, and was see it. The common and general rebighly applauded; but the favourites of probation of women, in such a situa. the evening were certainly the Misses tion, is, perhaps, oue of the best secule Depnett. "The performance of these rities of the peace of families, and ladies, aided by their beautiful sylphic order of inheritance, by josuring 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; 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 rehearsals, 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 popularily. The selec. guiétes 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.
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 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. tille, now performing at the theatre Des MAY 16. This evening after the TraVariétés, in Paris. The idea is a very gedy of Bellamira, a new Operatic good one ; few subjects will less stand Farce, said to be founded on a comedy the test of ridicule, or form beller of Moliere, but more likely to have materials, for the mock-heroic drama, been suggested by a tale of Chaucer's, than this extravagant avd popular Ger. entitled Derember 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, wbo and to introduce them either in descrip: appears the representative of Decemo tion or in action. The waltzing will ber, is on the point of being married to Charlotte, the attachment to the thread.
a young daughter (representing May), hare blue coat he wore at their first of a Spanish noblenian, and this youug. meeting, and the incideut of cutting lady being, engaged to a gallant young bread and butter for the children, are lover, resolves to thwart the match, by Judicrously set forth; the catastrophe affecting the niost unbounded extravais got rid of by Iferthor'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, though we can. for not interfering after his 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, thougb very un- very spleudid. favourably received, and Liston, who
1818. April 27. Bellamira-Harlequin Gulliver.
12. Rob Roy-La Chasse-Tom Thumb. 23. Rob Roy-Who's my Father.
13. The Stranger-Miller and his Men 29. Bellamira-La Chasse- Ditto.
14. Rob Roy--Ausbands and Wives. 30, Devil's Bridge-Ditto-Ditto.
15. The Slave-Who's my Farber. May 1, Bellainird--Ditlo.
16. Bellamira-December and May. 2. Rob Roy Macgregor- Ditto-Ditto.
18. Point of Honour-Ditto-Harlequin Gul. 4. Bellamira–Harlequin Gulliver.
liver. D. Rob Roy-La Chasse-Who's my Father.
19. Rob Roy-La Chasse-Who's my Father. 6. Bellamira - Sorrows of Werther - La
40. Bellamira- Ditto-love Law and Physick, Chasse.
21. Guy Mannering-Miller and his Men. 7. The lave-Sorrows of Werther-Ditto.
99. Rob Roy Ma - Husbands and A. Rob Hoy-Ditto-Ditto.
Wives. 9. Oratorio.
23. Fazio--Libertine. 1. 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 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. Ictta of “ The Golden Pippin,” in which Schuh al Nassir, after leaving tbe the celebrated Catley altained 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 May Ili If Mr. Dibdir’s promises moinent of the ceremony, Kouli Khan are extensive, it must be universally is recognised, and daring to venture allowed, that his performances are ex near the bride's sacred tent, is attacked cellent, and the production of two more by ?askir, and in a subsequent combat, successful pieces, to celebrate Whil the latter is supposed to fall.-By the Monday, is another proof that his en Tarlar laws, Kouli Khan is then condeavours to deserve patronage will com demned to die, and Daleea is to strike mand it.--If our memory is just now the blow. Still retaining some affection as correct as usual, the new burletta of for her imperial lord, she plans his “ Rather 100 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 stratageins employed to reclain, a two distinct blows on a gong, if unyoung lady, whose temper is rather successful-Ihree. The sentence is protoo bad,” by inducing her belief that tracted to the last, when three blows she is of lowly origin, and has been are beard, Daran urges the execution hitherto brought up by the benevolence of the law; at this moment the sup: of her 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 Daleea to her Tartar whom she previously slighted.
lover, and on the arrival of bis förces, Tbe splendid nelo-drama of “ Kouli enters into an alliance with the foes, Khan, or the 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 attention of the audience kept fixed to have witnessed at a Minor Theatre. until the curtain falls. Tbe plot is of a serious and romantic Europ. Mag. Vol.LXXIII. May 1818.
May 11 to 16. Rather too Bad-Knuli Khan, or the April 27 to May 2. Golden Pippin, or Paris in a
'Terrific Signal--Silser Swan. Pucker-Constantine and Valeria-Duke May 18 to 23. Rather ino Bad-Kooli Klian-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.
SADLER'S WELLS. MONDAY, APRIL 3. The interesting troduction of a new one, entitled Sal. mclo-drama of Kaloc, was this evening magundi: or, the Clown's dish of all revived for a few-nights, and exhibited Soris, being partly compiled from some Mr. Grimalli to great advantage in the of the author's best pantomimes. Gricharacter of the Pirate. His delinea. maldi is of course the comic hero, and tion of the part was just, and his exe never fails to keep our risible faculties cution vigorous and impressive-it was in motion from the moment he appears. destitute of that rant aud bombast too This gentlemau's clowo dillers from often resorted to in serious pantomime, that of others, as coinedy does from and established his right to a very emi. farce-in all he does ibere appears, (of nent station in this department of the we may so express it) a mind-be seems drama.—The sailor received duc justice 10 feel what he's doing, while we have from the bands of Mr. Campbell, who seen others hop on, give an insignificant faithfully represented the intrepidity, laugh, bold up one leg, and then bop honesty, and benevolence of a British off-be never resorts to these fullics, tar. Mr. Slader, as an overseer of but makes his most trilling actions tell slaves was very effective, and paid a in with the rest of the scene. W bo compliment to the Britisb fair wbich can resist 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 to smile-but bis graces an Englishman finds in one wo masterpiece is the scene where he turns man, a Tork is obliged to look for in soldier-his assumption of the oíficer's twenty. Miss Tunstali sings a pretty song, rauk, bis affected gait and new method and played a trilling part very neally of marcbing, excite irresistible peals of this lady improves The whole laughter; indeed, the wbole pantomime went off very well, and met with deser. is so well got up, that we were exceed. ved applause. Signor Il Diavolo An- ingly amused, and hope our theatrical tonio, also commenced his wonderful readers will take the opportunits of performance this evening. His evolu- seeing him before he leaves town, which tions are astonishing, and often put us we understand will lake place in the in jeopardy for his safely. He appears course of a month. to be all inuscle-activity aud elegance The revival of Plants and Planets, are his principal features, and we do took place this evening, and evinces a not besitate in affirming, that he is the desire on the part of the manager, to best slack rope dancer that has lately please by a variety. It went oil with appeared.
its accustomed eclat, and has since been MAY 10. The pantomime of the repeated to the satisfaction of the audi. Elements has been laid by for the in
PERFORMANCES. 1818. April 26 to May 1. Elements; or, Where is Harle May 10 to 16. Plants and Planets - Gathering of quind-Ghebers - Gathering of the
the Clons - 11 laversaturgundi; Clans.
er, Clous isli of all sorts. May 3 to 8. Elements-Gathering of the Clans May 18 to 03. Ditte - Ditty-Diit.
Kaloc, or the Slave Pirate- Il Diavolo May 25 to 30 ---Santa RumO'flonciglue aud bis
White Horse-Il Diavolo.
ROYAL COBOURG TUEATRF. This elegant little Theatre opened op fied and painted with considerable skill. Monday, May 11, with a melo-drama. Allowing for their brst appearances, the tic spectacle, entitled “ }rial by bat: performers all acquilted then selves in tle." The incidents were numerous and a satisfactory manner, and the piece well arranged; the scenery was diver-j. was loudly, applauded. The ballet of
* Mr. Gibbon also orligiided us with his vocal elurts, wbich are infinitely superior to any in his line on the Minor Theatres.