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20 March 1897

Richard III

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed Richard III


Date 20 March 1897
Play(s) King Richard III
Production Date(s) Saturday March 20 1897
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, J. Harker
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D186 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as King Richard; Edith Craig as King's page; Edward Gordon Craig as King Edward IV; Maud Milton as Elizabeth.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager: HENRY IRVING. KING RICHARD III. The Eighteenth Season of the present Management.
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SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 20, 1897, AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED Shakespeare's KING RICHARD III. --- Richard, Duke of Gloster (afterwards King Richard III.) ... Brother to the King - HENRY IRVING. King Edward IV. - Mr. GORDON CRAIG. George, Duke of Clarence Brother to the, King - Mr. COOPER CLIFFE. Henry, Earl of Richmond (afterwards Henry VII.) - Mr. FRANK COOPER. Cardinal Bourchier - Mr CUSHING. Duke of Buckingham - Mr. F. H. MACKLIN. Duke of Norfolk - Mr. LACY. Lord Rivers - Mr. FULLER MELLISH. Lord Hastings - Mr. BEN WEBSTER. Lord Stanley Mr. - FREDERIC ROBINSON. Lord Lovel - Mr. GURNEY. Marquis of Dorset Son to Elizabeth - Mr. HOWARD. Bishop of Ely - Mr. REYNOLDS. Sir Richard Ratcliff - Mr. BELMORE. Sir William Catesby - Mr. TYARS. Sir Jame Tyrrel - Mr. CLARENCE HAGUE. Sir Robert Brakenbury - Mr. ARCHER. Lord Mayor of London - Mr. TABB. An Officer - Mr. RIVINGTON. First Murderer - Mr. NORMAN FORBES. Second Murderer - Mr. WM. FARREN, Junr King's Page - Miss EDITH CRAIG. Sons to the King: Edward, Prince of Wales (afterwards Edward V.)} - Miss LENA ASHWELL. Ricahrd, Duke or York - Miss NORMAN. Elizabeth Queen to King Edward IV. - Miss MAUD MILTON. Duchess of York Mother to Edward IV., Clarence, and Gloster - Miss MARY RORKE. Lady Anne Widow of Edward,Prince of Wales ,son to King Henry VI. - Miss JULIA ARTHUR. Margaret Widow of Henry VI. - Miss GENEVIEVE WARD Lords, Ladies , Aldermen, Soldiers, Messengers, &c. Synopsis of Scenery. Act 1. Scene.-A Street - Hawes Craven Act 2. Scene 1.-King's Ante-chamber - J.Harker Scene 2.-Prison in the Tower - J.Harker Scene 3.-King's Ante-chamber - J.Harker Act 3. Scene 1.-Cloisters of Westminster Abbey - Hawes Craven Scene 2.-A Street - Hawes Craven Scene 3.-Council Chamber - Hawes Craven Act 4. Scene 1 .-The Presence Chamber - J.Harker Scene 2.-The Ramparts of the Tower - J.Harker Scene 3.-Tower Hill - J.Harker Act 5. Scene 1.-Richmond's Encampment - Hawes Craven Scene 2.-Richard's Tent . - Hawes Craven Scene 3.-Richmond's Encampment - Hawes Craven Scene 4.-Richard's Tent - Hawes Craven Scene 5.-Bosworth Field - Hawes Craven --- Programme of music. OVERTURE "Richard III." Edward German. ENTR'ACTE "Richard III." R.Volckmann. MARCH "Coronation" Edward German. ENTR'ACTE "Allegro con fuoco" F.HIller. MARCH "Fest" J.Raff. --- Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. Musical Director - Mr MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER.
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