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3 March 1898

The Merchant of Venice

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

Programmes

1. Programme

Date 3 March 1898
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Thursday March 3 1898 to Saturday March 5th
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 2pm 8pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Telbin, W. Hann
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D195a Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as Shylock; Ellen Terry as Portia; annotated with 'Sir' added to Henry Irving's name.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager: Mr HENRY IRVING. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE The Nineteenth Season of the present Management.
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THURSDAY AND FRiDAY EVENINGS, MARCH 3 and 4, 1898, AT 8 O'CLOCK, And MATINEE, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, at 2 o'clock, WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Shylock: HENRY IRVING. Bassanio : Mr. F.COOPER. Duke of Venice: Mr. W.FARREN, Junr. Antonio : Mr. MACKLIN. Prince of Morocco : Mr. TYARS. Salanio : Mr. LACY. Salarino : Mr. FULLER MELLISH. Gratiano : Mr. BEN WEBSTER. Lorenzo : Mr. COOPER CLIFFE. Tubal: Mr. J. ARCHER. Launcelot Gobbo : Mr. NORMAN FORBES. Old Gobbo : Mr. REYNOLDS. Gaoler : Mr. GRAHAM. Leonardo : Mr. MARION. Balthazar : Mr. HOWARD. Stephano : Mr. BELMORE. Clerk of the Court : Mr. TABB. Nerissa : Miss MAUD MILTON. Jessica : Miss RAY ROCKMAN. 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/- --- For Prospective Arrangements, see over. [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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PROSPECTIVE ARRANGEMENTS. --- MARCH SATURDAY NIGHT 5 - "WATERLOO" AND "THE BELLS." MONDAY 7 - "MADAME SANS GENE." TUESDAY 8 - "MADAME SANS GENE." WEDNESDAY MATINEE 9 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." WEDNESDAY NIGHT 9 - "WATERLOO" AND "THE BELLS." THURSDAY 10 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." FRIDAY 11 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." SATURDAY MATINEE 12 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." SATURDAY NIGHT 12 - "WATERLOO" AND "THE BELLS." MONDAY 14 - "MADAME SANS GENE." TUESDAY 15 - "MADAME SANS GENE." WEDNESDAY MATINEE 16 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." WEDNESDAY NIGHT 16 - "WATERLOO" AND "THE BELLS." THURSDAY 17 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." FRIDAY 18 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." SATURDAY MATINEE 19 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." SATURDAY NIGHT 19 - "WATERLOO" AND "THE BELLS." --- 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. MATINEE - Doors open at 1.30 Performance commences at 2. Carriages at 4.45. --- Box Office (under direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST) open 10 to 5 and 7.30 to 10. Seats also booked by Letter or Telegram. 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.

2. Programme

Date 3 March 1898
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Thursday March 3rd 1898 to Saturday March 5th 1898
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 2pm 8pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Telbin, W. Hann
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D195b Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as Shylock; Ellen Terry as Portia.

3. Programme

Date Undated
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Thursday March 3rd 1898 to Saturday March 5th 1898
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 2pm 8pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Telbin, W. Hann
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D195d Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as Shylock; Ellen Terry as Portia; annotated 'Matinee March 9th /98'.

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