1890 - 1899Other Shakespeare performances
17-22 June 1895

The Merchant of Venice

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

Programme, two copies

Date 17 June 1895
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Monday June 17 1895 to Saturday 22nd June 1895
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 2pm 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-D175 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Portia, Henry Irving as Shylock and Ailsa Craig [Edith Craig] as Jessica.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. The Seventeenth Season of the present Management.
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MONDAY TO FRIDAY EVENINGS, JUNE 17 TO 21, 1895, AT 8.15 O'CLOCK. AND MATINEE, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, AT 2 O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. --- Shylock: Mr. IRVING. Bassanio : Mr. F.COOPER. Duke of Venice: Mr. HOWE. Antonio : Mr. HAVILAND. Prince of Morocco : Mr. TYARS. Salanio : Mr. LACY. Salarino : Mr. HARVEY. Gratiano : Mr. BEN WEBSTER. Lorenzo : Mr. BUCKLEY. Tubal: Mr. ARCHER. Launcelot Gobbo : Mr. S. VALENTINE. Old Gobbo : Mr. REYNOLDS. Gaoler : Mr. G.TAYLOR. Leonardo : Mr. MARION. Balthazar : Mr. RIVINGTON. Stephano : Mr. BELMORE. Clerk of the Court : Mr. TABB. Nerissa : Miss MAUD MILTON. Jessica : Miss AILSA CRAIG. 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 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. Musical Director - Mr MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. [spine] LOST PROPERTY: all applications regarding Property should be made to the Acting Manager. Any one finding Property lost will kindly leave it with the Acting Manager so that it can be restored to the rightful owner.
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NEXT WEEK. Monday, June 24 ... "FAUST." Tuesday, June 25 ... "FAUST." Wednesday, June 26 ... "FAUST." Thursday, June 27 ... "LOUIS XI." Friday, June 28 . . . "LOUIS XI." Saturday. June 29 Morning: "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" Evening: Theatre closed at Night. FOLLOWING WEEK. Monday, July 1 ... "BECKET." Tuesday, July 2 ... "BECKET." \Vednesday, July 3 ... "BECKET." Thursday, July 4 ... "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING." (Benefit of Miss ELLEN TERRY). Friday, July 5... "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING." Saturday, July 6 Morning: ... "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING." Evening: Theatre closed. --- Before the season closes, Saturday, July 27, the following Plays of the Repertoire will be given, in which MR. IRVING ANb MISS ELLEN TERRY will appear :- "MACBETH." "BECKET." "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." "II "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING." "LOUIS XI." "THE LYONS MAIL." "THE BELLS." "CHARLES I." "NANCE OLDFIELD." "FAUST." "THE CORSICAN BROTHERS." "KING ARTHUR." "A STORY OF WATERLOO." "DON QUIXOTE." --- The Acting Version of "The Merchant of Venice" is to had in the Theatre. Price 1/- The Bill of the Play Is In every part of the House supplied without charge. Opera Glasses can be had on Hire from the Cloak-Room Attendants, One Shilling each. This Theatre is lighted by Electricity, supplied by the Electricity Supply Corporation, Limited. Doors open at 7.45. Performance commences at 8.15 o'clock punctually. Box Office open 10 to 5, under the direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST. Private Boxes, £2 2s. and £4 4s. ; Stalls, 10s. 6d. ; Dress Circle, 7s. ; Upper Circle, 4s. Amphitheatre, 2s. 6d. ; Pit, 2s. 6d. ; Gallery, 1s. NO FEES OF ANY KIND. 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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