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16 July 1881

The Merchant of Venice

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed The Merchant of Venice

Programme

Date 16 July 1881
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Saturday July 16th 1881
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 2pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Cuthbert, W. Hann, W. Telbin
Costume Designer Mrs Reid, Auguste & Co.
Music Director Hamilton Clarke
Document ID ET-D36 Original record
Held by The British Library
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

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This SATURDAY MORNING JULY 16th, 1881, At Two o'clock, WILL BE PRESENTED, SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Scenery by Messrs. HAWES CRAVEN, W. CUTHBERT, W. HANN, and WILLIAM TELBIN. Costumes by AUGUSTE & CO., and Mrs. REID. The Overture and Incidental Music Composed by Mr. HAMILTON CLARKE. Machinist, Mr. MATHER. Appointments by Mr. ARNOTT Shylock - Mr. HENRY IRVING. Duke of Venice - Mr. BEAUMONT. Prince of Morocco - Mr. TYARS. Antonio - Mr. CHILD. Bassanio - Mr. TERRISS. Salanio - Mr. HUDSON. Salarino - Mr. HARBURY. Gratiano - Mr. COVENEY. Lorenze - Mr. ANDREWS. Tubal - Mr. J. CARTER. Launcelot Gobbo -Mr. S. JOHNSON. Old Gobbo - Mr. ARCHER. Gaoler - Mr. DWYER. Leonardo - Mr. MARION. Balahazar - Mr. LOUTHER. Stephano - Mr. CLIFFORD. Clerk of the Court - Mr. BLACK. Nerissa - Miss WINIFRED EMERY. Jessica - Miss ALMA MURRAY. Portia - Miss EILEN TERRY. Magnificocs, Officers of tlie Court, Gentltmen and Gentlewomen, Pages, Citizens, Soldiers, Jews, Masquers, Musicians., Serenaders, Gondoliers, Moors, Fruit Sellers, Water Carriers, Servants, &c. Scene-Partly at Venice and partly at Belmont. Synopsis of Scenery ACT I. SCENE 1. VENICE-A PUBLIC PLACE - W.TELBIN. SCENE 2. BELMONT- PORTIA's HOUSE - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 3· VENICE-A PUBLIC PLACE - W.TELBIN. ACT II SCENE I. A STREET - W.HANN SCENE 2. ANOTHER STREET - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 3. SHYLOCK'S HOUSE BY A BRIDGE - W.TELBIN. ACT III. SCENE 1. BELMONT- A ROOM IN PORTIA's HOUSE - W.HANN SCENE 2. VENICE - A STREET - " SCENE 3. BELMONT-A ROOM IN PORTIA's HOUSE - " SCENE 4· VENICE-A STREET - " SCENE 5. BELMONT-A ROOM IN PORTIA's HOUSE - " ACT lV. SCENE . VENICE-A COURT OF JUSTICE - W.CUTHBERT ACT V. SCENE - BELMONT- PORTIA'S GARDEN, WITH TERRACE - HAWES CRAVEN

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PROSPECTIVE PROGRAMME FOR THE SEASON. Mr. IRVING begs to announce that before the close of the present season, which will end on JULY 23rd, the following Plays will be presented:- JULY Monday 11: MERCHANT OF VENICE Tuesday 12: MERCHANT OF VENICE Wednesday 13: MERCHANT OF VENICE Thursday 14: MERCHANT OF VENICE Saturday 16: MERCHANT OF VENICE Saturday 16: MERCHANT OF VENICE (Morning Performance). Monday 18 EUGENE ARAM and THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM. Tuesday 19: EUGENE ARAM and THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM. Wednesday 20: CHARLES Thursday 21: CHARLES Friday 22: EUGENE ARAM and THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM. Saturday 23: MR. IRVING'S BENEFIT. (Last Night of the Season). The Bill of the Play will in every part of the House be supplied without charge. No Fees of any kind are permitted, and Mr. IRVING trusts that in his endeavour to carry out this arrangement, he may rely on the co-operation of the Public, who are requested, should there be any cause of complaints, or especial satisfaction, to refer to the Acting Manager, Mr. BRAM STOKER. Prices Stalls, 10s.; Dress Circle, 6s.; UPper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s.; Gallery, 1s. Private Boxes, £1 11s. 6d., £2 12s.6d., £3 3s. and £4 4s. DOORS OPEN AT 7.80, PERFORMANCE TO COMMENCE AT 8. NO FEES OF ANY KIND. Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. Box Office open 10 till 5, under tbe direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST, of whom seats can be booked One Month in advance, also by Letter or Telegram. W.S.Johnson, -Nassau Steam Press, 60, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, W.C.

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