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16-21 January 1893

King Lear

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

Programmes

1. Programme

Date 16 January 1893
Play(s) King Lear
Production Date(s) Monday January 16th 1893 to Saturday January 21st 1893
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 2pm 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-D144 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as Lear, Ellen Terry as Cordelia and Edward Gordon Craig as Oswald. Names in cast have been altered due to Henry Irving's temporary indisposition [see ET-D144a].
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. KING LEAR 58th PERFORMANCE. The Fifteenth Season of the present Management.
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MONDAY TO FRIDAY EVENINGS, JANUARY 16 TO 20, 1893, AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, AND MATINEE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, AT 2 O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY KING LEAR. --- Lear (King of Britain): Mr. IRVING. [crossed out, and replaced by W.J.HOLLOWAY] 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.[crossed out, and replaced by TYARS] Duke of Cornwall: Mr. HAGUE. Duke of Albany: Mr. TYARS.[crossed out, and replaced by PERCIVAL] King of France: Mr. PERCIVAL.[crossed out] 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. --- MATINEE OF KING LEAR. SATURDAY NEXT, JANUARY 21, 1893, At 2 o'clock. LEAR (King of Britain): MR IRVING. CORDELIA: MISS ELLEN TERRY. Box Office now open. On this Evening the Theatre will be closed. --- MR. IRVING begs to announce that he will have the honour to produce at the Lyceum Theatre ON MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1893, "BECKET" BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON. Becket: Mr. IRVING. King Henry: Mr. WILLIAM TERRISS. Queen Eleanor: Miss GENEVIEVE WARD. Rosamund: Miss ELLEN TERRY. "BECKET" will be played on every following Evening, except Mondays, when "KING LEAR" will be performed. [spine]: The Lyceum Theatre is throughout Heated and Ventilated.
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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. 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 at once to the Acting Manager. --- Doors open At 7.30, Performance commences 8. Carriages At 10.30. MATINEE.- Doors open at 1.30 Performance commences at 2. Carriages at 4.30. --- The only authorised book of Mr. Irving's acting version of "KING LEAR" is to be had in the Theatre, Price One Shilling, or Post-free by letter. --- 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. --- Box Office open 10 to 5 under the direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST. Private Boxes, £2 2s. to £4 4s.; Stalls, 10s 6d.; Dress Circle, 7s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s. 6d.; Gallery, 1s --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND. --- SOUVENIR OF "KING LEAR," PRICE ONE SHILLING. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY J.BERNARD PARTRIDGE AND HAWES CRAVEN. To be had at the Theatre or Post-free by letter. Novello, London.

2. Programme

Date 16 January 1893
Play(s) King Lear
Production Date(s) Monday 16th January 1893 to 20 January 1893
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 2pm 8pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Ford Madox Brown J. Harker Hawes Craven
Costume Maker Mrs Nettleship Auguste et Cie Mrs Reid
Costume Designer Charles Cattermole Mrs Comyns Carr
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D961 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as Lear. Gordon Craig as Oswald. Ellen Terry as Cordelia. Music composed by Hamilton Clarke and Meredith Ball. Annotated '20 Jan 1893' on front cover.
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Royal Lyceum Theatre Sole Lessee and Manager MR. HENRY IRVING KING LEAR 58TH PERFORMANCE. The Fifteenth Season of the present Management.

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MONDAY TO FRIDAY EVENINGS, JANUARY 16 TO 20, 1893, AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, AND MATINEE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, AT 2 O'CLOCK. WILL BE PRESENTED 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. The Lyceum Theatre is throughout Heated and Ventilated. 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 - Hawes Craven 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. --- MATINEE OF KING LEAR. Saturday next, January 21, 1893, AT 2 o'clock. LEAR (King of Britian): MR. IRVING CORDELIA: MISS ELLEN TERRY Box Office now open. On this Evening the Theatre will be closed. MR. IRVING begs to announce that he will have the honour to produce at the Lyceum Theatre on MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1893, "BECKET" BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON. Becket: Mr. IRVING. King Henry: Mr. WILLIAM TERRISS. Queen Eleanor: Miss GENEVIEVE WARD. Rosamund: Miss ELLEN TERRY. "BECKET" will be played on every following Evening, except Mondays, when "KING LEAR" will be performed.

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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. --- Musical Director - MR. MEREDITH BALL. Chrous-Master-Mr. TABB. The Costumes, &c., from Designs by Mr. CHARLES CATTERMOLE and Mrs. COMYNS CARR, executed by Mrs. NETTLESHIP, AUGUSTE ET CIE., and Mrs. RIED. Perruquier, Mr. Fox. Appointments by Mr. ARNOTT. machinist, Mr. FILLERY. The Intervals between the Acts are: After ActI., 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 endeavours 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 at once to the Acting Manager. Doors open at 7.30. Performance commences at 8. Carriages at 10.30. MATINEE.-Doors open at 1.30. Performance commences at 2. Carriages at 4.30. The only authorised book of Mr. Irving's acting version of "KING LEAR" is to be had in the Theatre, Price One Shilling, or Post-free by letter. This Theatre lis 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. Box Office open 10 to 5, under the direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST. Private Boxes, £2 2s. to £4 4s.; Stalls, 10s 6d.; Dress Circle, 7s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s. 6d.; Gallery, 1s. NO FEES OF ANY KIND. SOUVENIR OF "KING LEAR," PRICE ONE SHILLING. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY J.BERNARD PARTRIDGE AND HAWES CRAVEN. To be had at the Theatre or Post-free by letter. Novello, London.

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MR. IVRING much regrest that owning to a temporary indisposition he is unable to play this monring. The part of "King Lear" will therefore be taken by MR. HOLLOWAY. LYCEUM THEATRE. 21st January, 1893.

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