Shakespeare Tercentenary Festival, 22 April-5 May 1916, Image 2 of 3
Shakespearean and Classical Plays Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.45. Illustrated Lectures Tuesdays at 8.30. of science, travel and topics of the day. Twenty-seven Lectures have been to most satisfactory audiences. Grand Opera Thursdays and Saturdays at 7.45. Repertoire includes favourite works of Gounod, Bizet, Mozart, Mascagni, Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Benedict, Wallace, Auber, Verdi, Etc. Over Seventy-five Performances have been given during the season. Last operas of the season to be given on Thursday and Saturday, May 4th & 6th, of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Royal Victoria Hall, Waterloo Road. S.E. Lessee and Manager – Lilian Baylis. Programme. 1. Overture "Merry Wives of Windsor" – Nicolai. 2. Scene from "The Winter's Tale." Act 4. Near the Shepherd's Cottage. Antolycus, a Rogue – Robert Atkins, Florizel, Son to Polixenes – Henry Kendall, Perdita, Daughter to Lontes, adopted by the Shepherd – Sybil Thorndike, Dorcas, Shepherdess – Mona Maughan, Mopsa Shepherdess, Olive Walter, Camillo, a Lord of Sicilia – Corney Grain, Polixenes, King of Bohemia – Ernest A. Walker, Young Shepherd – Mark Stanley, Old Shepherd – Arthur Fayne. 3. Two Songs – (a) "Who is Sylvia" – Leveridge (1670-1758) (b) "It was a Lover and his Lass" – Morley, from the "First Book of [?]" 1600. Dawson Freer at the Pianoforte – Frank Abernethy, Mus. Doc. 4. Scene from "Henry IV" (Part 1) Lady Pasey – Viola Tree, Lady Mortimer – Dilys Jones, Henry Percy (Hotspur) – William Stack, Edmound Mortimer – Robery Atkins, Owen Glendover – Fewlass Llewellyn. Costumes of Viola Tree and Dilys Jones lent by Sir Herbert Tree. 5. Scene from – "Henry VIII." Ac 3. Scene 1, Queen Katherine – Ellen Terry, Attendant, Patience – Edith Craig, Singing Ladies – Marie Brnda, Doroty [?], Dilys Jones, Cardinal Wolsey – J. Fisher White, Cardinal Campeius – Jerrold Robertshaw (by permission of Mr [?][?]), Griffith – Ben Greet. Trio – "Oprheus and his Lute" – German Scene produced by Edith Craig – Costumes lent by [?]. 6. Opera scene from – "Romeo and Juliet". Music by Charles Gounod. Julie – Miriam Licette, Romeo – Webster Millar by permission of Sir Thomas Beecham. 7. Recitation – Henry Ainley, by permission of Mr. Frederick Harrison. 8. Scene from "Macbeth" Lady Macbeth – Mary Anderson, Gentlewoman – Sybil Thorndike, Doctor – Ben Greet. 9. Aria – Ave Maria (Othello) – Verdi. Desdemona – Viola Tree. 10. Ballet and Aria – Hamlet (Mad Scene) – Thome. Ophelia – Nora D'Argel, Dancers – Mrs. Henry Wordsworth's Pupils. 11. Two Scenes from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" concluding with "Pyramus and Thisbe." Scene I. Athens, the palace of Thesus, Thesus, Duke of Athens – Ernest Meads, Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, his bride – Margaret Sutcliffe, Philostrate, Master of the Revels – Gwen Lally, Hermia, in love with Lysander – May Congdon, Egeus, Father of Hermia – Arthur Fayne, in love with Hermia, Demetrius – John Napper, Lysander – Mark Stanley, Helena, in love with Demetrius – Estelle Stead. Scene II. – Quince's Abode. Bottom, a weaver – Ben Greet, Quince, a Carpenter - Robert Atrins, Flute, a Bellows mender – Ernest Walker, Starveling, a Tailor – Arthur Fayne, Snout, a Tinker – Victor Lewishorn, Snug, a Joiner – Henry Burge, Puck – Agnes Carter. To conclude with – "the King's Prayer" Recited by The Company. (Taken from the Play of "Ralph Roister Doister," and written in the Reign of Edward VI.) The Lord preserve our most noble King of renown, and his virtues reward with the Heavenly Crown, the Lord strengthen his most excellent Majesty, long to reign over us all in prosperity. That his godly proceedings, the faith to defend, he may ‘stablish and maintain through to the end. God grant him as he doth the gospel to protect, learning and virtue to advance, and vice to correct, god grant his loving subjects both the mind and grace, his most godly proceedings worthily to embrace. His highness most worthy councellors God prosper, with honour and love all men to minister. God grant the nobility him to serve and love. With all commonty, as doth them behave. Amen. "God Save The King". Marie Benda, the Audience, and the Company. Conductor of the Orchestra – Mr. Charles, Corri. Stage under the direction of Ben Greet, assisted by Robert Atki S. Costumes for our Company in Operas and Plays by Messrs. Rayne, Waterloo Road. Limelight and Effects by H. Luscombe Toms. Floral Decorations by Messrs. Smeeton, Princes Square, S.E. The order of Programme will not necessarily be observed, and the various items will be notified to the audience by numbers. The Shakespearean and Classical Plays given during the last two Seasons were – Comedy of Errors 4 Evening Performances. King Rene's Daughter 4 Evening Performances. Merry Wives of Windsor 4 Evening Performances. As You Like It 5 Evening Performances and 7 Matinees. Romeo and Juliet 5 Evening Performances. Merchant of Venice 10 Evening Performances and 7 Matinees. Henry V. 6 Evening Performances and 5 Matinees. The Rivals 6 Evening Performances and 3 Matinees, The Tempest 9 Evening Performance and 7 Matinees, Othello 5 Evening Performances. Richard III. 6 Evening Performances and 2 Matinees. Midsummer Night's Dream 11 Evening Performances and 10 Matinees. The Winter's Tale 5 Evening Performances and 2 Matinees. Julius Caesar 7 Evening Performances and 6 Matinees. Star of Bethlehem 2 Evening Performances and 2 Matinees. Twelfth Night 11 Evening Performances and 6 Matinees. Hamlet 9 Evening Performances and 4 Matinees. Much Ado About Nothing. 3 Evening Performances and 1 Matinee. She Stoops to Conquer 10 Evening Performances and 3 Matinees. The Taming of the Shrew 10 Evening Performances and 1 Matinee. The School for Scandal 5 Evening Performances and 1 Matinee. Everyman, Morailty Play 3 Matinees.