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22 July 1897

The Merchant of Venice

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

Programme, two copies

Date 22 July 1897
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Thursday July 22 1897
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Telbin, W. Hann
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D190 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as Shylock; Ellen Terry as Portia; Edward Gordon Craig as Lorenzo; Edith Craig as Jessica.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager: Mr HENRY IRVING. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE The Eighteenth Season of the present Management.
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THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 22, 1897, AT 8 O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Shylock: HENRY IRVING. Bassanio : Mr. F.COOPER. Duke of Venice: Mr. LACY. Antonio : Mr. MACKLIN. Prince of Morocco : Mr. TYARS. Salanio : Mr. FULLER MELLISH. Salarino : Mr. HARVEY. Gratiano : Mr. BEN WEBSTER. 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. RIVINGTON. Stephano : Mr. BELMORE. Clerk of the Court : Mr. TABB. Nerissa : Miss MAUD MILTON. Jessica : Miss EDITH CRAIG. AND Portia ... Miss ELLEN TERRY Synopsis of Scenery. ACT I. SCENE 1. 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 1, A STREET - HAWES CRAVEN. SCENE 2. ANOTHER STREET - HAWES CRAVEN. SCENE 3· SHYLOCK'S HOUSE BY A BRIDGE - W.TELBIN ACT III. SCENE 1, 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" Gounod. Entr'acte "Aubade Printaniere" Paul Lacombe. --- The Acting Version of "The Merchant of Venice" is to be had in the Theatre. Price 1/- [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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LAST NIGHT OF THE SEASON, To-morrow, Friday, July 23rd, BY SPECIAL REQUEST At 8 o'clock DR. A. CONAN DOYLE'S PLAY. A STORY OF WATERLOO CORPORAL BREWSTER - HENRY IRVING TO BE FOLLOWED BY MADAME SANS-GENE. TERMINATING WITH THE SECOND ACT. NAPOLEON - HENRY IRVING. MADAME SANS-GENE - MISS ELLEN TERRY. --- SOUVENIR OF "MADAME SANS-GENE" PRICE ONE SHILLING, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALBERT E. STERNER AND HAWES CRAVEN. To had at the Theatre, or Post-free by letter. --- No Fees of any kind are permitted, and the Management trust that in their endeavours to carry out this arrangement they 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. --- 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 --- Stage Manager Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. Musical Director .. . Mr. MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager ... Mr. BRAM STOKER. --- DOORS OPEN AT 7.3O. PERFORMANCE COMMENCES AT 8. CARRIAGES AT 10.45. --- Box Office (under direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST) open 10 to 5 and 7.30 to 10. and 7.30 to 10. Private Boxes, £1 1s. 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 published her autobiography, The Story of My Life (1908).

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