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10 November 1892

King Lear

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed King Lear

Programmes

1. Programme

Date 10 November 1892
Play(s) King Lear
Production Date(s) 10 November 1892
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8pm
Producer [henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer J. Harker, Hawes Craven, Ford Madox Brown
Costume Maker Auguste & Co., Mrs Nettleship, Mrs Reid
Costume Designer Charles Cattermole, Mrs Comyns Carr
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D142 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes First night; Ellen Terry as Cordelia and Henry Irving as Lear. Music composed by Hamilton Clarke and Meredith Ball.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. KING LEAR The Fifteenth Season of the present Management.
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THIS EVENING, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1892, AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME UNDER MR. IRVING'S MANAGEMENT, Shakespeare's Tragedy KING LEAR. Lear (King of Britain): Mr. IRVING. Edgar (son to Gloster): MR. WILLIAM TERRIS. Edmund (bastard son to Gloster): Mr. FRANK COOPER. Earl of Gloster: Mr. ALFRED BISHOP. Earl of Kent: Mr. W.J.HOLLOWAY. Duke of Cornwall: Mr. HAGUE. Duke of Albany: Mr. TYARS. King of France: Mr. PERCIVAL. Duke of Burgundy: Mr. BOND. Curan (a courtier): Mr. HARVEY. Old Man (tenant to Gloster): Mr. HOWE. Fool: Mr. HAVILAND. Oswald (steward to Goneril): Mr. GORDON CRAIG. Physician: Mr. LACY. A Knight: Mr. TABB. A Genetleman: Mr. IAN ROBERTSON. An Officer: Mr. LORRISS. A Herald: Mr. BELMORE. A Messenger: Mr. POWELL. (Daughters to Lear): Goneril (wife to Albany): Miss ADA DYAS. Regan (wife to Cronwall): MISS MAUD MILTON. AND Cordelia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Knights attending on LEAR, Offiers, Messengers, Soldiers, and Attendants. Synopsis of Scenery. ACT I. SCENE 1.-King Lear's Palace - J. Harker SCENE 2.-Earl of Gloster's Castle - J. Harker SCENE 3. DukE of Albany's Castle - J. Harker ACT II. SCENE 1 .-Court within Gloster's Castle - J. Harker SCENE 2. Open Country - Hawes Craven SCENE 3.-Court within Gloster's Castle - J. Harker ACT III. SCENE I.- A Heath - Hawes Craven SCENE 2.-Another part of the Heath SCENE 3.-Farm-house - Hawes Craven ACT IV. SCENE 1 .-Albany's Castle - J. Harker SCENE 2 .-Open Country - Hawes Craven SCENE 3.-Country near Dover - Hawes Craven SCENE 4. -French Camp - Hawes Craven SCENE 5.-Tent in the French Camp - Hawes Craven ACT V. SCENE 1 .-British Camp near Dover - Hawes Craven SCENE 2.--The same - Hawes Craven SCENE.-BRITAIN. The Scenes of Lear's Palace and Gloster's and Albany's Castles are from designs by FORD MADOX BROWN. --- THE OVERTURE AND PRELUDES COMPOSED EXPRESSLY BY HAMILTON CLARKE. --- Overture in C minor. Act II. Interlude in F minor. Allegro moderato sul agitato. Act III.-Entr'acte in B minor. Allegro agitato. Act IV.-Interlude in F minor. Andante espressivo. Act V.-Entr'acte in D minor. Allegro molto agitato. --- THE INCIDENTAL MUSIC BY MR. MEREDITH BALL.
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Musical Director - Mr MEREDITH BALL. Chorus-Master - Mr. TABB. --- The Costumes, &c., from Designs by Mr. CHARLES CATTERMOLE and Mrs. COMYNS CARR, executed by Messrs. AUGUSTE ET CIE., Mrs. NETTLESHIP, and Mrs. REID. Perruquier, Mr. Fox. Appointments by Mr. ARNOTT. Machinist, Mr. FILLERY. --- The Intervals between the Acts are:- After Act I. 8 minutes; after Act II. 8 minutes; after Act III. 7 minutes; after Act IV., 7 minutes. --- Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. Musical Director - Mr MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. --- The Bill of the Play is in every part of the House 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 complaint, to refer to the Acting Manager. --- Doors open At 7.30, Performance commences 8. Carriages At 11. --- This Theatre is lighted by Electricity, supplied by The Electricity Supply Corporation, Limited --- Opera Glasses can be had on Hire from the Cloak-room Attendants, One Shilling each, in all parts of the House. --- Private Boxes, £2 2s. to £4 4s.; Stalls, 10s 6d.; Dress Circle, 7s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s. 6d.; Gallery, 1s --- Box Office open 10 to 5 under the direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST. --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND. Novello, London

2. Programme

Date Thursday evening 10 November 1892 [16]
Play(s) King Lear
Production Date(s) Thursday November 10 1892
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8pm
Producer Bram Stoker
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer J. Harker, Hawes Craven, Ford Madox Brown
Costume Maker Auguste & Co., Mrs Nettleship, Mrs Reid
Costume Designer Charles Cattermole, Mrs Comyns Carr
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D554 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes With hard cover, bound in silk grosgrain. Edward Gordon Craig as Oswald, Ellen Terry as Cordelia and Henry Irving as Lear. Music composed by Hamilton Clarke.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. KING LEAR The Fifteenth Season of the present Management.
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THIS EVENING, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1892, AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME UNDER MR. IRVING'S MANAGEMENT, Shakespeare's Tragedy KING LEAR. Lear (King of Britain): Mr. IRVING. Edgar (son to Gloster): MR. WILLIAM TERRIS. Edmund (bastard son to Gloster): Mr. FRANK COOPER. Earl of Gloster: Mr. ALFRED BISHOP. Earl of Kent: Mr. W.J.HOLLOWAY. Duke of Cornwall: Mr. HAGUE. Duke of Albany: Mr. TYARS. King of France: Mr. PERCIVAL. Duke of Burgundy: Mr. BOND. Curan (a courtier): Mr. HARVEY. Old Man (tenant to Gloster): Mr. HOWE. Fool: Mr. HAVILAND. Oswald (steward to Goneril): Mr. GORDON CRAIG. Physician: Mr. LACY. A Knight: Mr. TABB. A Genetleman: Mr. IAN ROBERTSON. An Officer: Mr. LORRISS. A Herald: Mr. BELMORE. A Messenger: Mr. POWELL. (Daughters to Lear): Goneril (wife to Albany): Miss ADA DYAS. Regan (wife to Cronwall): MISS MAUD MILTON. AND Cordelia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Knights attending on LEAR, Offiers, Messengers, Soldiers, and Attendants. Synopsis of Scenery. ACT I. SCENE 1.-King Lear's Palace - J. Harker SCENE 2.-Earl of Gloster's Castle - J. Harker SCENE 3. DukE of Albany's Castle - J. Harker ACT II. SCENE 1 .-Court within Gloster's Castle - J. Harker SCENE 2. Open Country - Hawes Craven SCENE 3.-Court within Gloster's Castle - J. Harker ACT III. SCENE I.- A Heath - Hawes Craven SCENE 2.-Another part of the Heath SCENE 3.-Farm-house - Hawes Craven ACT IV. SCENE 1 .-Albany's Castle - J. Harker SCENE 2 .-Open Country - Hawes Craven SCENE 3.-Country near Dover - Hawes Craven SCENE 4. -French Camp - Hawes Craven SCENE 5.-Tent in the French Camp - Hawes Craven ACT V. SCENE 1 .-British Camp near Dover - Hawes Craven SCENE 2.--The same - Hawes Craven SCENE.-BRITAIN. The Scenes of Lear's Palace and Gloster's and Albany's Castles are from designs by FORD MADOX BROWN. --- THE OVERTURE AND PRELUDES COMPOSED EXPRESSLY BY HAMILTON CLARKE. --- Overture in C minor. Act II. Interlude in F minor. Allegro moderato sul agitato. Act III.-Entr'acte in B minor. Allegro agitato. Act IV.-Interlude in F minor. Andante espressivo. Act V.-Entr'acte in D minor. Allegro molto agitato. --- THE INCIDENTAL MUSIC BY MR. MEREDITH BALL.
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Musical Director - Mr MEREDITH BALL. Chorus-Master - Mr. TABB. --- The Costumes, &c., from Designs by Mr. CHARLES CATTERMOLE and Mrs. COMYNS CARR, executed by Messrs. AUGUSTE ET CIE., Mrs. NETTLESHIP, and Mrs. REID. Perruquier, Mr. Fox. Appointments by Mr. ARNOTT. Machinist, Mr. FILLERY. --- The Intervals between the Acts are:- After Act I. 8 minutes; after Act II. 8 minutes; after Act III. 7 minutes; after Act IV., 7 minutes. --- Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. Musical Director - Mr MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. --- The Bill of the Play is in every part of the House 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 complaint, to refer to the Acting Manager. --- Doors open At 7.30, Performance commences 8. Carriages At 11. --- This Theatre is lighted by Electricity, supplied by The Electricity Supply Corporation, Limited --- Opera Glasses can be had on Hire from the Cloak-room Attendants, One Shilling each, in all parts of the House. --- Private Boxes, £2 2s. to £4 4s.; Stalls, 10s 6d.; Dress Circle, 7s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s. 6d.; Gallery, 1s --- Box Office open 10 to 5 under the direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST. --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND. Novello, London

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