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10 June 1893

The Merchant of Venice

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


Date 10 June 1893
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Saturday June 10 1893
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 2pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Telbin, W. Hann
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D154 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as Shylock, Edward Gordon Craig as Lorenzo and Ellen Terry as Portia. Edward Gordon Craig's name marked in cast list.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. The Fifteenth Season of the present Management.
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SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 10, 1893, AT TWO O'CLOCK. WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. --- Shylock: Mr. IRVING. Bassanio : Mr. WILLIAM TERRISS. Duke of Venice: Mr. H.HOWE. Antonio : Mr. HAVILAND. Prince of Morocco : Mr. TYARS. Salanio : Mr. LACY. Salarino : Mr. HARVEY. Gratiano : Mr. F.COOPER. Lorenzo : Mr. GORDON CRAIG. Tubal: Mr. J. ARCHER. Launcelot Gobbo : Mr. S. JOHNSON. Old Gobbo : Mr. REYNOLDS. Gaoler : Mr. GRAHAM. Leonardo : Mr. MARION. Balthazar : Mr. LORRISS. Stephano : Mr. BELMORE. Clerk of the Court : Mr. IAN ROBERTSON. Nerissa : Miss KATE PHILLIPS. Jessica : Miss COLERIDGE. AND Portia ... Miss ELLEN TERRY. Synopsis of Scenery. ACT I. SCENE I. VENICE-A PUBLIC PLACE - Hawes Craven. SCENE 2. BELMONT-PORTIA's HOUSE - Hawes Craven. SCENE 3· VENICE-A PUBLIC PLACE - Hawes Craven. ACT II. SCENE I, A STREET - Hawes Craven. 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 - Hawes Craven. SCENE 3, BELMONT - A ROOM IN PORTIA'S HOUSE - W.Hann SCENE 4· VENICE - A STREET - Hawes Craven. SCENE 5. BELMONT - A ROOM IN PORTIA'S HOUSE - W.Hann ACT IV. SCENE. VENICE-A COURT OF JUSTICE - Hawes Craven. ACT V. SCENE. BELMONT-PORTIA'S GARDEN WITH TERRACE- Hawes Craven. Programme of Music Under the Direction of Mr. MEREDITH BALL. OVERTURE "Merchant of Venice" Hamilton Clarke ENTR'ACTE "Air de Ballet" - Gounod. ENTR'ACTE "Portia" - Hamilton Clarke BALLET MUSIC "Faust" - Guounod ENTR'ACTE "Aubade Printaniere" Paul Lacombe. --- Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. 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 1.30. Performance commences at 2.0. Carriages at 4.30. --- 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. --- To-Night, at 9.10, "THE BELLS." MATTHIAS: Mr. IRVING. Preceded at 8.20 by "A REGULAR FIX."
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Prospective Arrangements. --- NEXT WEEK. BECKET.- MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY NIGHTS, AT 8.20. OLIVIA.-MATINEE, WEDNESDAY, AT 2. THE LYONS MAIL.-WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AT 8.20. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.- MATINEE, SATURDAY, AT 2. THE BELLS.-SATURDAY NIGHT. --- LATER ARRANGEMENTS. JUNE MONDAY 19: BECKET. TUESDAY 20: BECKET. WEDNESDAY 21: Morn. BECKET. Even. Closed. THURSDAY 22: BECKET. FRIDAY 23: BECKET. SATURDAY 24: Morn. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Even. THE BELLS. MONDAY 26: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. TUESDAY 27: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. WEDNESDAY 28: Morn. CHARLES I.. Even. THE LYON'S MAIL THURSDAY 29: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. FRIDAY 30: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. --- In the July Programme, which will be announced in June, will be included: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING KING HENRY VIII LOUIS XI NANCE OLDFIELD KING LEAR. --- 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 till 5, under direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND. --- The Acting Version of "BECKET" is to be had in the Theatre, Price Two Shillings. --- SOUVENIR OF "BECKET," PRICE ONE SHILLING. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY J.BERNARD PARTRIDGE, W.TELBIN, J.HARKER & HAWES CRAVEN. To be had at the Theatre or Post-free by letter. Novello, London.

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