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21 July 1894

The Merchant of Venice

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

Programme, two copies

Date 21 July 1894
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Saturday July 21st 1894
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8.15pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Telbin, W. Hann
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D164 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Last night of the season. List of dates and venues for forthcoming tour. Henry Irving as Shylock and Ellen Terry as Portia.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. The Sixteenth Season of the present Management.
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SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 21, 1894, AT 8.15 O'CLOCK. LAST NIGHT OF THE SEASON, WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. --- Shylock: Mr. IRVING. Bassanio : Mr. WILLIAM TERRISS. Duke of Venice: Mr. HOWE. Antonio : Mr. HAVILAND. Prince of Morocco : Mr. TYARS. Salanio : Mr. LACY. Salarino : Mr. HARVEY. Gratiano : Mr. F.COOPER. Lorenzo : Mr. HAIG. Tubal: Mr. J. ARCHER. Launcelot Gobbo : Mr. S. JOHNSON. Old Gobbo : Mr. REYNOLDS. Gaoler : Mr. GRAHAM. Leonardo : Mr. MARION. Balthazar : Mr. RIVINGTON. Stephano : Mr. BELMORE. Clerk of the Court : Mr. TABB. 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 7.45. Performance commences at 8.15. Carriages at 10.30. --- 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. --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND.
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TOUR, 1894. MR. HENRY IRVING, MISS ELLEN TERRY AND THE LYCEUM COMPANY. --- BRISTOL, PRINCE'S THEATRE SEPT.17TH BIRMINGHAM, PRINCE OF WALES' THEATRE SEPT.24TH LEEDS, GRAND THEATRE OCT.1ST. LIVERPOOL, COURT THEATRE OCT.8TH. EDINBURGH, LYCEUM THEATRE OCT.22ND. GLASGOW, THEATRE ROYAL NOV.5TH. DUBLIN, GAIETY THEATRE NOV.19TH. MANCHESTER THEATRE ROYAL DEC.3RD. NOVELLO, LONDON.

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Ellen Terry was on tour in Australia and New Zealand when the First World War broke out.

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