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15. Henry 2d = Palmer: Rosamond = Mrs. Mattocks.

17. Cymbeline. Imogen = Mrs. Mattocks.

22. Twelfth Night. Clown = Lee Lewes : Olivia =Mrs. Mattocks.

24. Fair Quaker. Flip = Palmer : Mizen = Lee Lewes : Binnacle = Quick : Fair Quaker = Mrs. Mattocks :—with Anatomist. Crispin = Palmer : Old Gerald=Quick.

July 2. School for Wives. Conolly = Palmer.

8. Irish Widow. Kecksey = Lee Lewes : Sir Patrick = Palmer: Thomas = Quick : Irish Widow = Mrs. Mattocks.

9. Committee. Teague = Palmer: Obediah = Quick : Abel = Lee Lewes : Ruth = Mrs. Mattocks. 13. Man of Business. Fable = Palmer : Beverley Wroughton : Check = Check = Quick: Handy

Handy = Lee Lewes : Lydia = Mrs. Mattocks : Mrs. Carlton = Mrs. Barrington :—with Deuce is in him. Prattle = Lee Lewes.

22. Note of Hand. Revell = Lee Lewes : Mac Cormuck = Palmer : Sapling=Quick.

Aug. 8. Mrs. Barrington's bt. Mrs. Mattocks acted Mrs. Oakly.

10. Careless Husband. Sir Charles Easy = Wroughton : Lord Foppington = Lee Lewes : Lady Betty Modish = Mrs. Mattocks.

12. Drummer. Tinsel = Palmer: Vellum=Quick: Abigail = Mrs. Hopkins: Lady Truman= Mrs. Mattocks :-with Padlock. Leonora = Mrs. Mattocks.

13. Provoked Husband. John Moody= Palmer. 15. Mrs. Mattocks acted Countess of Salisbury.

17. Old Maid=Mrs. Barrington : Capt. Cape= Palmer.

19. Spanish Fryar = Palmer : Lorenzo = Lee Lewes.

22. Mattocks' bt. Love's last Shift. Sir Novelty Fashion = Lee Lewes : Young Worthy = Palmer : Snap=Quick : Amanda = Mrs. Mattocks.

24. Country Lasses. Modely = Palmer : Shacklefigure=Quick : Aura= Mrs. Mattocks.

26. Wroughton's bt. She wou'd and She wou'd not. Trappanti = Palmer : Octavio = Wroughton : Soto = Quick : Hypolita = Mrs. Mattocks :-with Musical Lady. Mask= Lee Lewes : Sophy=Mrs. Mattocks.

29. For bt. of Mrs. Hopkins. Roman Father. Horatius = Wroughton : Publius = Palmer : Horatia = Mrs. Mattocks.

31. Lee Lewes acted Trim, and Prattle for his bt.

Sep. 2. Palmer's bt. As you like it. Jaques = Palmer : Rosalind=Mrs. Mattocks :-with Neck or Nothing. Slip = Palmer : Martin-Lee Lewes : Sir Harry Harlowe=Quick.

5. Quick's bt. Conscious Lovers. Cimberton= Quick : Indiana = Mrs. Mattocks :-with Man of Quality. Lord Foppington = Lee Lewes : Young Worthy =Palmer : Sir Tunbelly Clumsey=Quick : Miss Hoyden = Mrs. Mattocks :- the mistake of Young Worthy for Young Fashion was repeated in another bill.

7. Suspicious Husband. Clarinda=Mrs. Mattocks.

9. Royal Convert. Aribert = Wroughton: Hengist = Palmer : Offa = Lee Lewes : Rodogune

= Mrs. Melmoth : Ethelinda = Mrs. Mattocks.

BELL'S SHAKSPEARE AND BRITISH THEATRE.

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12. Last night. For bt. of Mrs. Mattocks. All in the Wrong. Sir John Restless = Palmer : Beverley

= Wroughton : Belmont = Lee Lewes : Belinda =Mrs. Mattocks : Lady Restless = Mrs. Hopkins. (Bills from Mr. Field.)

BELL'S SHAKSPEARE AND BRITISH

THEATRE

In 1773 and 1774 Bell, a bookseller in the Strand, published an edition of Shakspeare in numbers, each number containing a play-this has been censured as the worst edition of Shakspeare ever published; which strictly speaking is true, as it presents the plays in a mutilated state—but in another point of view, this edition is very useful, as it is copied from the Prompter's book, and gives the names of the performers who acted the characters, as near the time of publication as Bell could procure them.

On May 4th 1776 he began to publish his British Theatre with the names of the performers to the characters-he is not always to be depended on, but in general he is right-one play was published each Saturday till the whole amounted to 105.

D. L. 1774-1775.

Sep. 17. Drummer. Butler= Baddeley :-rest as Nov. 6 1771--with a new Prelude called the Meeting of the Company or Bayes' Art of Acting-King -Weston-Parsons - J. Aikin, &c.—acted about 10 times—not printed.

20. Maid of the Mill. Sir Harry Sycamore= Parsons : Giles = Bannister : Fanny = Miss Pope.

22. Richard 3d=Smith, his 1st appearance there : Henry 6th=J. Aikin : Richmond = Palmer : Buckingham=Jefferson : Queen= Mrs. Hopkins : Lady Anne= Miss Younge :-with Miss in her Teens. Fribble = Dodd : Flash = Palmer : Puff = Moody : Biddy=Miss Jarratt.

24. Clandestine Marriage. Sterling = Parsons, 1st time : Sir John Melvil = Brereton, 1st time.

27. Cymbeline. Posthumus = Reddish ; Jachimo =Smith : Cloten=Dodd : Imogen=Miss Younge : -with Anatomist. Mons. le Medicin=Baddeley : Crispin=Dodd.

29. Fair Quaker.

Oct. 1. As you like it. Touchstone = King : Jaques = Jefferson : Orlando = Brereton : Adam = Moody : Rosalind = Miss Younge : Celia = Mrs. Baddeley.

4. Hamlet, with alterations. Hamlet = Smith.

8. Alexander the Great. Alexander = Lacy, his 1st appearance there : Clytus = Jefferson : Lysimachus = Brereton : Cassander = Palmer: Statira = Mrs. Baddeley, 1st time: Roxana= Miss Younge.

13. Zara. Osman= Reddish : Lusignan = Garrick: Nerestan = Brereton, 1st time: Zara= Miss Younge.

15. Never acted there, Electra, from the Orestes of Voltaire. Orestes = Smith : Ægisthus = Palmer : Pammenes = J. Aikin : Pylades = Packer : Electra = Mrs. Yates, her 1st appearance there for 8 years : Clytemnestra= Mrs. Hopkins : Iphisa = Mrs. Baddeley :-acted 3 times—see C. G. March 13 1769.

20. Every Man in his Humour. Kitely = Garrick : Bobadill = King : Brainworm = Baddeley : Master Stephen = Weston : Dame Kitely = Miss Younge.

21. Grecian Daughter. Evander= Reddish, 1st time : Philotas = Cautherley, 1st time : Euphrasia = Miss Younge :-with Election, 2d time. John = Bannister : Richard = Vernon: Trusty = Davies : John's Wife = Mrs. Love : Sally (his daughter)= Mrs. Wrighten :- John's wife wants him to vote for Sir Courtly—he votes for Trusty — Trusty gains his Election-Richard marries Sally—this musical Interlude is poor stuff—it is attributed to M. P. Andrews.

24. Alchemist. Abel Drugger=Garrick : Subtle =J. Aikin : Face = Palmer : Ananias = Parsons : Sir Epicure Mammon=Jefferson : Surly = Baddeley: Dol Common=Mrs. Hopkins.

26. Gamesters.

27. Not acted 8 years, Oroonoko. Oroonoko = Lacy : Aboan= Palmer : Imoinda = Miss Younge.

28. Much ado. Benedick = Garrick : Leonato = Jefferson, 1st time.

29. Richard 3d at both houses. Nov. 1. Jane Shore. Hastings = Smith : Shore

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