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14 October 1896

Cymbeline

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed Cymbeline

Programmes

1. Programme

Date 14 October 1896
Play(s) Cymbeline
Production Date(s) Wednesday October 14 1896
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, J. Harker
Costume Maker Nathan & Co., Mrs Nettleship, Auguste & Co.
Costume Designer Mr Carl, Mrs Nettleship
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D181a Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Imogen, Edward Gordon Craig as Arviragus and Henry Irving as Iachimo. Music composed by Hamilton Clarke; L. Alma Tadema advised on the production.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager: HENRY IRVING. CYMBELINE The Eighteenth Season of the present Management.
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WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 14, 1896 AT 8 O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED Shakespeare's Comedy CYMBELINE. Britons. Cymbeline - King of Britain: Mr. MACKLIN. Cloten - Son to the Queen by a former husband: MR. NORMAN FORBES. Posthumus Leaonatus - A genleman, husband to Imogen: MR. FRANK COOPER. Belarius - Abanished lord, disguised under the name of Morgan: MR. FREDERIC ROBINSON. Supposed sons to Belarius Guiderious: MR. B.WEBSTER. Arviragus: MR. GORDON CRAIG. Pisanio- Servant to Posthumus: MR. TYARS. Cornelius - A physician: Mr. LACY Two British Captains: Mr. ARCHER, Mr. NEEDHAM. Two British Lords: Mr. CLARENCE HAGUE., Mr. BELMORE. Queen - Wife to Cymbeline: MISS GENEVIEVE WARD. Helen - Lady to Imogen: Mrs. TYARS. Imogen - Daughter to Cymbeline by a former Queen: Miss ELLEN TERRY Romans. Iacimo: HENRY IRVING Philario: Mr. FULLER MELLISH. Caius Lucius - Ageneral: Mr. H.COOPER CLIFFE. A Roman Caption: Mr. TABB. Lords, Ladies, a French Gentleman, a Dutch Gentleman, a Spanish Gentleman, Musicians, Officers, Captains, Soldiers, &c. SCENE:-Britain. Rome. Synopsis of Scenery. ACT 1. SCENE 1. Britain. Garden of Cymeline's Palace - Hawes Craven. SCENE 2. Rome. Philario's House. The Triclinium ACT 2. SCENE 1. Britain. Room in the Palace. SCENE 2. Britain. Before the Palace. - Hawes Craven. SCENE 3. Britain. Imogen's Bedchamber. ACT 3. SCENE 1. Britain. Garden of Palace. - Hawes Craven. SCENE 2. Rome. Philario's House. The Atrium. SCENE 3. Britain. Room in the Palace. ACT 4. SCENE 1. Wales. Before the Cave of Belarious. - Hawes Craven. SCENE 2. Wales. Near Milford Haven.- Hawes Craven. SCENE 3. Britain. Cymbeline's Palace. SCENE 4. Wales. Before the Cave.- Hawes Craven. SCENE 5. Wales. Near the Cave.- Hawes Craven. SCENE 6. Wales. Before the Cave- Hawes Craven. ACT 5. SCENE 1. Britain. Near the Roman Camp.- Hawes Craven. SCENE 2. Britain. The Field of Battle.- Hawes Craven. SCENE 3. Britain. Another part of the Field.- Hawes Craven.- Hawes Craven. SCENE 4. Britain. Cymbeline's Tent.- Hawes Craven. PERIOD: FIRST CENTURY. --- MR. L. ALMA TADEMA, R.A., Has kindly acted as adviser in the production of the play. --- Programme of Music. OVERTURE, "Cymbeline" ENTR'ACTE, "Cymbeline," No.1, "Allegro Molto Agitato" ENTR'ACTE, "Cymbeline," No.2, "Andante, Molto Cantabile" ENTR'ACTE, "Cymbeline," No. 3, "Lento Maestoso" ENTR'ACTE, "Cymbeline," March, "Allegro Vivace" [all composed by] Albert Dietrich. --- Incidental Music Composed and Arranged by Mr. HAMILTON CLARKE. --- The Madrigal, "Hark! the Lark," in Act 3, composed by Mr. HAMILTON CLARKE, and sung by Messers. C.THOMPSON, A.SHERRARD, R.P.TABB, AND STANLEY SMITH.
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The Costumes, under the direction of Mr. CARL and Mrs. NETTLESHIP, executed by NATHAN & CO., Mrs. NETTLESHIP, and AUGUSTE ET CIE. --- Properties by Mr. ARNOTT. Machinist, Mr. FILLERY. Perruquier, Mr. FOX. --- Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. Musical Director - Mr MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. --- NOVELLO, LONDON.

2. Programme

Date 14 October 1896
Play(s) Cymbeline
Production Date(s) Wednesday October 14 1896
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Costume Maker Mrs Nettleship, Nathan & Co., Auguste et Cie
Costume Designer Mr Carl, Mrs Nettleship
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D181b Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Imogen, Edward Gordon Craig as Arviragus and Henry Irving as Iachimo. Music composed by Hamilton Clarke; L. Alma Tadema advised on the production.

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