1910 - 1919Other Shakespeare performances
22 April-14 May 1910

Two Gentlemen of Verona (etc.)

Location Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Plays performed Two Gentlemen of Verona; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice; The Taming of the Shrew; Julius Caesar

Programmes

1. Programme

Date 5 May 1910
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) 5 May 1910 to 7 May 1910
Venue Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Venue address Stratford-upon-Avon
Time of performance 2pm 7.30pm
Stage Manager John Douglass, Harry Stafford
Music Director Christopher Wilson, Mark Strong
Document ID ET-D473 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Part of annual series of dramatic performances. Ellen Terry as Portia and James Carew as Shylock.

2. Programme

Date 1910
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Taming of the Shrew
Production Date(s) Friday April 22nd 1910 to May 14 1910
Venue Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Venue address Stratford-Upon-Avon
Time of performance 2pm 7.30pm
Stage Manager Leonard Buttress
Music Director Christopher Wilson
Document ID ET-D828 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes The Annual series of Dramatic Performances; Mr. and Mrs F. R. Benson; Old Bensonian Matinee on May 3rd 1910.

3. Programme

Date 1910
Play(s) Two Gentleman of Verona; Julius Caesar
Production Date(s) Friday April 22 1910 to May 14 1910
Venue Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Venue address Stratford-upon-Avon
Time of performance 2pm 7.30pm
Stage Manager John Douglas Harry Stafford
Music Director Mark Strong
Document ID ET-D829 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Annual series of Dramatic Performances. Mr & Mrs F. R. Benson.

4. Programme

Date 22 April 1910
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Friday April 22 1910 to May 14 1910
Time of performance 2pm 7.30pm
Stage Manager John Douglass, Harry Stafford
Music Director Christopher Wilson, Mark Strong
Document ID ET-D473a Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Portia and James Carew as Shylock.
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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon Under the direction of MR. F. R. BENSON The Annual Series of Dramatic Performances WILL BE GIVEN BY MR. & MRS. F. R. BENSON AND THEIR SHAKESPEAREAN COMPANY Friday April 22 to May 14 1910 Programme-Third Week. Much Ado About Nothing - Coriolanus The Old Bensonian Matinee - Two Gentlemen of Verona Julius Caesar - The School for Scandal The Merchant of Venice - Twelfth Night Evening - Doors open at 7 - Curtain at 7.30 Afternoon - Doors open at 1.30 - Curtain at 2 On April 22nd curtain at 1 o'clock, and 27th, May 2nd and lOth, curtain at 1.15 and May 3rd at 1 o'clock. The Memorial Edition of Shakespeare's Plays Can be obtained at the Memorial Library Cloth ls. Paper Covers 6d.
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Thursday Evening May 5th The School for Scandal Sir Peter Teazle - H. O. Nicholson Sir Oliver Surface - Edward Harrison Joseph Surface - Murray Carrington Charles Surface -Eric Maxon Careless (with song) - Guy B. Rathbone Old Rowley - J. Moffat Johnston Trip - Alfred Wild Moses - Harry Caine Snake - W. W. Caithness Joseph's Servant - James Turnbull Lady Sneerwell's Servant - John Howell Sir Benjamin Backbite - Harry Caine Mr. Crabtree - F . R. Benson Lady Sneerwell -Miss Marion Foreman Lady Teazle - Mrs. F. R. Benson Mrs. Candour - Miss Elinor Aicken Maria - Miss Nora Lancaster ACT 1, SCENE 1-Lady Sneerwell's House SCENE 2-Sir Peter's House SCENE 3-Lady Sneerwell's House ACT 2, SCENE 1-Sir Peter's House SCENE 2-Hall in Charles Surface's House SCENE 3-Room in Charles Surface's House ACT 3, SCENE-Joseph Surface's Library ACT 4, SCENE 1-Sir Peter's House SCENE 2-Joseph Surface's Library INTERVALS-After Act 1, Eight Minutes After Act2, Ten Minutes, After Act3, no interval Friday Evening May 6th Saturday AFternoon May 7th MISS ELLEN TERRY MR. OTHO STUART, and MR. JAMES CAREW, Supported by Members of Mr. and Mrs. F.R.Bensons' Shakespearean Company, in The Merchant of Venice Duke of VEnice - Edward Harrison Prince of Morocco, Suitor to Portia - Alfred Brydone Antonio, the Merchant of VEnice - Murray Carrington Bassanio, a Friend of Antonio - Otho Stuart Lorenzo, in love with Jessica - Alfred Wild Shylock, a Jew - James Carew Tubal, friend to Shylock - J.P. Wilson Friends to Antonio and Bassanio Gratiano - J.Moffat Johnston Salanio - Guy B. Rathbone Salarino - W.W. Caithness Launcelot Gobbo, Shylock's Servant - Harry Caine Old Gobbo, Father of Launcelot - J.P.Wilson Servants Balthazar - Miss Molly Terraine Stephano - Miss A.P. Nicholson Cleark of the Court - John Howell Portia, A Rich Heiress - Miss Ellen Terry Nerissa, waiting maid ot Portia - Miss Violet Farebrother Jessica, Shylock's Daughter - Miss Winifred Durie ACTS 1 AND 2 - Venice, a Street ACT 3, SCENE 1- Belmot, Portia's House SCENE 2-Another Street in Venice SCENES 3 AND 4 - Portia's House ACT 4-Venice, a Court of Justice ACT 5, Belmont, Portia's Garden. INTERVALS- After Act 1, no interval After Act2, Eight Minutes, After Act 3, Ten Minutes After Act 4, Six Minutes
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Programme of Music Under the direction of Mr Christopher Wilson Thursday Evening May 5th OVERTURE "Le Nozze di Figaro" Mozart SUITE Purcell PRELUDE FOR STRING ORCHESTRA Christopher Wilson FANTASIA ON OLD ENGLISH MELODIES Lucas Friday Evening May 6th Under the direction of Mr Mark Strong OVERTURE IN THE ITALIAN STYLE - Schubert SECOND SYMPHONY - Beethoven PETITE SUITE "La chaise a Porteurs", "Pierrette", "Noce Hongroise" - Chaminade SELECTION "cavalleria Rusticana" Mascagni For Mr F.R. Benson Manager - MR. R.HALFORD FORSTER Assistant Manager - MR. C. HUGH CHALMERS Stage Managers - MR. JOHN DOUGLASS, MR. HARRY STAFFORD Advance Representative - MR. T.E. SCARISBRICK London Representative - MR HUGH GWYTHER Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Secretary MR C.LOWNDES Librarain - MR W.S. BRASSINGTON --- Herald Printing Works High Street Stratford-upon-Avon

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Ellen Terry hated the tendency in American theatres to 'light the stage like a saloon'.

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