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17 July 1883

The Merchant of Venice

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

Programme

Date 17 July 1883
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Tuesday July 17th 1883
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8pm
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-D58 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 EVENING, TUESDAY, JULY 17th, 1883, AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED, SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. --- Scenery by Messrs. HAWES CRAVEN, W.CUTHBERT, W.HANN, and WILLIAM TELBIN. Costume, by AUGUSTE & CO., and Mrs. REID. The Overture and Incidental Music Composed by Mr. HAMILTON CLARKE. Machinist, Mr. KNIGHT. Appointments by Mr. ARNOTT. Shylock... Mr. IRVING. Duke of Venice ...Mr. H.HOWE. Prince of Morocco ... Mr. M.DALLAS. Antonio ... Mr. FERNANDEZ. Bassanio ... Mr. TERRISS. Salanio ... Mr. LYNDAL. Salarino ... Mr. HARBURY. Gratiano ... Mr. TYARS.. Lorenzo ... Mr. N. FORBES. Tubal... Mr. J. CARTER. Launcelot Gobbo ... Mr. S. JOHNSON. Old Gobbo ... Mr. ARCHER. Gaoler ... Mr. HARWOOD. Leonardo ... Mr. MARIAN. Balthazar ... Mr. HARVEY. Stephano ... Mr. CLIFFORD. Clerk of the Court ... Mr. LOUTHER. Nerissa ... Miss LOUISA PAYNE. Jessica ... Miss MILLWARD. AND Portia ... Miss ELLEN TERRY Magnificoes, Officers of the Court, Gentlemen 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 I. 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 I, BELMONT - A ROOM IN PORTIA'S HOUSE ... W.HANN. SCENE 2 . VENICE - A STREET ... W.HANN. SCENE 3, BELMONT - A ROOM IN PORTIA'S HOUSE ... " SCENE 4· VENICE - A STREET ... " SCENE 5. BELMONT - A ROOM IN PORTIA'S HOUSE ... " ACT IV. SCENE. VENICE-A COURT OF JUSTICE ... W.CUTHBERT. ACT V. SCENE. BELMONT-PORTIA'S GARDEN, WITH TERRACE... HAWES CRAVEN. --- Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY.

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Dates of Performances to the Close of the Season. --- JULY. Wednesday 18: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Thursday 19: EUGENE ARAM & THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM. Friday 20: EUGENE ARAM & THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM. Saturday 21: EUGENE ARAM & THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM. --- Monday 23: LOUIS XI. Tuesday 24: LOUIS XI. Wednesday 25: LOUIS XI. Thursday 26: CHARLES I. Friday 27: CHARLES I. --- MR. IRVING'S ANNUAL BENEFIT JULY 28, AND LAST NIGHT OF THE SEASON. --- MORNING PERFORMANCE. --- JULY. Saturday 21: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. --- DOORS OPEN AT 7.30. PERFORMANCE COMMENCES AT 8. --- NO FEEDS OF ANY KIND. --- Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. --- Stalls, 10s.; Dress Circle, 6s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s.; Gallery, 1s. Private Boxes, £2 2S. to £4 4s. --- Box Office open 10 till 5, under tbe direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST --- W. S. Johnson, "Nassau Steam Press," 60, St. Martin's Lane, W.C.

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