1916Shakespeare Tercentenary
2 May 1916

Shakespeare Tercentenary Commemoration

Location Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, UK
Plays performed Julius Caesar

Programmes

1. Programme

Date 2 May 1916
Play(s) Julius Caesar
Production Date(s) Tuesday 2nd May 1916
Venue Theatre Royal
Venue address Drury Lane
Stage Manager Frank Woolfe, E. G. Browne, J. Augustus Keogh, Ernest D'Auban
Costume Maker B. J. Simmons & Co., L. & H. Nathan, C. & W. May
Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor O'Neill, Wood, Harty, Mackenzie, Beecham, German
Music Director Landon Ronald
Document ID ET-D395 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Shakespeare Tercentenary Commemoration Performance. Music by Edward German, Arthur Sullivan, Sir Edward Elgar, Edward German, Roger Quilter and Raymond Roze. Annotated 'E.T. [Ellen Terry] = 1916'.
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Shakespeare Tercentenary Commemoration Performance. "he was not of an age, but for all time!" Ben : Jonson, 1623. Theatre Royal Durry Lane Tuesday 2nd May, 1916.

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Tuesday Afternoon, 2nd May, 1916 Shakespeare Tercentenary Commemoration Performance. A tribute to the genius of William Shakespeare humbly offered by the players and their fellow-workers in the kindred arts of music and painting

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Actors' Committee for the Performance : hon. President – Sir Herbert Tree, hon. Chairman and Organiser – Sir George Alexander. Mr. Henry Ainley, Mr Oscar Asche, Sir Squire Bancroft, Mr. H. Granville Barker, Mr. F. R. Benson, Mr.Arthur Bourchier (hon. Vice-Chairman), Mr. Dion Boucicault, Mr. Arthur Collins, Mr. Gerald du Maurice, Mr. Dennis Eadie (hon. Treasurer), Mr. Ben Greet, Mr. George Grossmith, Sir John Hare, Mr. J. Martin Harvey, Mr. Charles Hawtrey, Mr. H. B. Irving, Mr W. H. Kendal, Mr. Matheson Lang, Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Mr. Otho Stuart (hon. Secretary), Mr. Fred Terry, Sir Charles Wyndham. Secretary – Mr Hesketh Pearson. Manager's Committee: Mr. Alfred Butt, Mr. Arthur Chudleigh, Mr. Frank Curzon, Mr. Henry Dana (representing Sir Herbert Tree), Mr. Tom B. Davis, Mr. J. M. Gatti, Mr. Frederick Harrison, Mr. J. E. Vedrenne. Hon. Literary Adviser – W. L. Courtney, M. A., L.L.D. Producer – Mr. Herbert Jarman. Press Secretary – Mr. Austin Brereton. Forward. In honour of Shakespeare this performance has been arranged by Actors, Painters, and Musicians who have united in paying such tribute us lies in their power to the Master-Intellect of the ages. To all artists the memory of the Great Englishman is as dear as to those who recall with gratitude his patriotic love of his native one – "this happy breed of men, this little world, this precious stone set in the silver sea". But actors have a special claim to pay their homage to one who was himself an actor and a playwright – his works, apart from their contribution to philosophic thought and their "wood-notes wild" of divinest poetry, were written primarily for the stage and can best be appreciated when seen on the boards. For all his countrymen alike the deathless art of Shakespeare – especially at a time like this, so unpropitious to the bigger levels of imaginative creation – to at once a vindication and a pledge that Art itself is immortal. W. A. Courtney.

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The number of actors and actresses assembled within these historic walls, in order to do honour to the memory of their immortal brother – player, approaches four hundred. Even that number would have been exceeded but for the war, which has denuded our ranks very greatly, particularly in regard to our younger men. It has been computed that some two thousand members of the theatrical calling had voluntarily – long before compulsory service was mooted – joined his Majesty's Forces. Many are now in the trenches common while other some – over forty for certain, perhaps more, for identification is impossible, several actors having enlisted under their real names – have died for their King and Country. To those who are still serving, it is intended to send a copy of the programme as a souvenir of this memorable occasion. For we are all – "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers" – united in love and gratitude for the man who, above all others, has enriched the stage and ennobled our calling. G. R. Theatre Royal Drury Lane (By permission of Arthur Collins and the Directors). Programme of Music (Arranged by Sir. C. Hubert H. Parry and Sir Alexander Mackenzie) "If music be the food of love, play on." Twelfth Night. 1. Overture "Hamlet" (Conducted by the Composer) – Norman O'Neill, 2. Songs (a) "Who is Sylvia?" (b) "It was a lover and his lass" Carrie Tubb – Eric Coates. 3. Music to "The Tempest" (a) Tone-Poem, "Prospers" (Conducted by Henry 3. Wood) – Frederick Corder. (b) Introduction to Act IV (Conducted by Hamilton Harty) – Arthur Sullivan. 4. Two Sonnets (a) "The Forward Violet", (b) "Shall I compare thee" Robert Radford (Conducted by the Composer) – Alexander Mackenzie. 5. Overture "Macbeth" (Conducted by Thomas Beeham) – Arthur Sullivan. 6. Three Dances from (a) Morris Dance (b) Shepherd's Dance (c) Torch Dance (Conducted by the Composer) – Edward German. Vocalists Carrie Tubb and Robert Radford. Conductors Norman O'Neill, Henry J. Wood, Hamilton Harty, Alexander Mackenzie, Thomas Beeham, and Edward German. The London Symphony Orchestra has been specially engaged to perform this programme and all entr'actes and incidental music.

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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare "This was the noblest Roman of them all ; All the conspirators save only he Did that they did in envy of great Caesar ; He only, in a general honest thought, And common good to all, made one of them." Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar – F. R. Benson, Triumvirs, after the death of Julius Caesar - Octavius Caesar - Basil Gill, Marcus Antonius – Henry Ainley, Senators – Cicero – Holman Clark, Publius – Douglas Jefferies, Popilius Lena – O. B. Clarence, Conspirators against Julius Caesar - Marcus Brutus – Arthur Bourchier, Cassius – H. B. Irving, Casea – Oscar Asche, Trebonius – Leon Quartermaine, Ligarius – Fisher White, Decius Brutus – H. V. Esmond, Metelius Cimber – H. A. Saintsbury, Cinna – Malcolm Cherry, Tribunes – Flavius – Charles Glenney, Marullus – Edward Sass, Artemidorous of Cnides, a teacher of Rhetoric – Hubert Carter, A Soothsayer – Sydney Valentine, Friends to Brutus and Cassius - Lucilius – Murray Carrington, Titinius – H. r. Hignett, Messala – Ben Webster, Volumnius – Owen Roughwood, Servants to Brutus – Clitus – A. B. Imeson, Claudius – Hubert Harben, Strato – Charles Doran, Lucius – Roy Royston, Servant to Caesar – Harcourt Williams, Servant to Octavius Caesar – Owen Nares, Pindarus – Servant to Cassius – Randle Ayrton, 1st Commoner – Roy Byford, 2nd commoner – Ambrose Manning, 1st Citizen – Gerald du Maurler, 2nd Citizen – A. B. George, 3rd Citizen – Edmund Gwenn, 4th Citizen – Alfred Brydone, 5th Citizen, Frank Petley, Calpurnia – Wife to Caesar – Evelyn Millard, Portia – Wife to Brutus – Lilian Braithwaite. Senators, Patricians, Citizens, Guards, Attendants, etc., by : Alban. W. F. Anderson, T. Anderson. M. Arioso, Allan Aynesworth, E. Ayres, M. Baeel, Norah Balfour, Barker, Ivor Bernard, Inez Bensusan, A. Bernard, Cecil Bevan, Biddle, Richard Bodney, John Booth, Clifton Boyne, Arthur Bowyer, Rawson Buckley, Basil Bowen, Eva Chaplin, Patricia Clive, Donald Calthrop, Arthur Cleave, Ernest Cox, W. Cadogan, Charles Cruikshank, Challis, P. P. Clark, Percy Clarbour, E. Collins, V. Clabtree, G. Claremont, F. Denman, J. Danyers, J. Donatus, Arthur de Robin, A. Doderet, Dorothy Day, P.G. Dillon, Duncombe, A. Evans, Alma Ellerslie, K. Elwes, F. Edgar, Claude Esmonds, Henry Edwards, Edwin Ellis, J. Endacott, Wilfred Baton, Florent Fels, J. W. Fortune, A. Fletcher, Betty Fairfax, Fitzgerald, Gertrude Gilman, Basil Gordon, B. Story Gofton, A. Gordon Lennox, A. Gatty, A. Goddard, Ernest Graham, Campbell Gullan, Graeme, A. L. Haron, Sibley Hicks, William Home, W. Hall, Watson Hume, A. Hill, M. M. Harvey, Hamilton, Fred Knight, Frederick Harker, V. Kinglsey, Claude King, Robert Lawlor, Violet Lewis, Victor Lusk, Henry Latimer, Francis Lister, George Laundy, Archie Lynds, A. Leslie, P. Mortimer, Hugh Maurice, Reginald Malcolm, Herbert Norris, Richard Norton, Val Perry, Tarver Penna, J. Peacock, Mary Pitcairn, Marjorie Palgrave, Marien Rieei, W. J. Robertson, D. Forbes Russell, R. Rossuiston Riche, Sinclair Rodgers, T. W. Rider, J. P. Russell, W. Reed, G. H. Rice, Cyril Raymond, Douglas Reid, Ridley, Royston, R. P. Symonds, Adnam Sprange, Basil Sydney, Francis Stoff, J. Storey, D. Stevens, Vincent Sternroyd, M. Stewart, Edith Savile, Stella St. Audrie, Marie St Paul, Made Stuart, Savile, Sulivan, K. Saintsbury, May Saker, M. Stubbs, M. Sheridan, Marion Turner, Daisy Thimm, Francis Torrens, L. Tucker, J. Henry Twyford, George Tully, Ernest Thesiger, Henry Templeton, B. Van Raalte, Evelyn Vanderzee, Esther Whitehouse Florence Waltham, Rathmell Wilson, Waters, Frank Wheatley, W. Wicks, H. Wingrove, Wilcox, Leonard Yorke. Act 1 – Rome. Scene 1 – A Public Place (during this scene the curtain will be lowered once, to indicate a lapse of time). Scene 2 – Brutus' Orchard. Scene 3 – Caesar's House. Scene 4 – A Street. Scene 5 – The Senate House. Act 2 – Rome. Scene – A Forum. Act 3. Scene 1 – Sardis ; The Test of Brutus. Scene 2 – At Philippi (during this scene the curtain will be lowered twice, to indicate the lapse of time). The Scenery and Costumes lent by Sir Herbert Tree ; Costumes under the supervision of Percy Macquold, R. I. The Prelude and incidental music specially composed and conducted by Raymond Rose. Stage Managers – Frank Woolfe, E. G. Browne, 3. Augusts Keogh. After Act 1., Edward German's Overture to "Richard III." will be conducted by Dan Godfrey. After Act II., Coleridge- Taylor's suite "Othello," will be conducted by Julian Clifford. A tribute to the memory of Shakespeare will be paid by Sir Squire Bancroft. Julian Clifford will conduct: (a) Graceful Dance "Henry VIII." – Arthur Sullivan, (b) Gigue "Much Ado About Nothing" – Edward German. An announcement will be made by Mrs. W. H. Kendal.

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A Shakespeare Pageant (Arranged in chronological order). Master of the Pageant – Arthur Collins, Music under the direction of Landon Ronald. Music arranged by Henry Geebl. "Ferdinand. This is a most majestic vision, and Harmonious charmingly : May I be bold To think these Spirits? Prospero. Spirits, by which mine art I have from their confines call'd to enact My present fancies." The Tempest. Romeo and Juliet (1592) arranged by a Owen Nares and Fisher White. Escalus – Charles France, Paris – Ernest Benham, Montague – Frederick Kerr, Capulet – Robert Pateman, Romeo – Owen Nares, Mercutio – Kenneth Douglas, Benvolio – Donald Calthrop, Tybalt – Frederick Groves, Friar – Fisher White, Peter, Norman Page, Apothecary – Ivan Berlyn, Abraham – Leonard Shepherd, Balthasar – Charles Rock, Sampson – Henry Nelson, Gregory – Leonard Calvert, Chorus – Frances Dillon, Lady Montague – Helen Haye, Lady Capulet – Ellen O'Malley, Juliet – Marie Lohr, Nurse – Rosina Filippi. Incidental music by Edward German. The Merchant of Venice (1594). Arranged by Matheson Lang and Edith Craig. Duke of Venice – Henry Vibart, Prince of Morocco – Owen Roughwood, Prince of Aaragon – Ernest Thesiger, Anotnio – Basil Gill, Bassanio – Baliol Holloway, Gratiano – Murray Carrington, Lorenzo – Gerald Lawrence, Salanio – Geoffrey Douglas, Salarino – Hubert Harben, Stephano – Ben Field, Leonardo – Edmund Gidenn, Shylock – Matheson Lang, Chus – Arthur Phillips, Tubal – Tom Heslewood, Launcelot Gobbo – Leon M. Lion, Old Gobbo – O. B. Clarence, Portia – Ellen Terry, Nerissa – Marion Terry, Jessica – Hutin Britton, Ladies in Attendance, Pages, Magnificoes, etc., Kate Phillips, Ruth Mackay, Olive Terry, Athene Seyler, Miles Malleson, Minnie Terry, Allan Wade, Saba Raleigh, Geoffrey Goodheart, Nelly Craig, Harding Steerman, Teddy Craig, Stanley Logan. Incidental Music by Arthur Sullivan. The Merry Wifes of Windsor (1597) Arranged by Lady Tree : Stage Managers, Edward Sass and Herbert Norris. Sir John Falstaff – Charles Hawtrey, Fenton – Gerald Ames, Shallow – Edward Sass, Slender – Norman Forbes, Master Ford – Dennis Badie, Master Page – Patrick Kirwan, Sir Hugh Evans – E. M. Robson, Dr. Calus – A. E. George, Host – Norman V. Norman, Bardolph – W. H. Berry, Pistol – Hubert Carter, Nym – Nelson Keys, Mistress Ford – Lady Tree, Mistress Page – Winifred Emery – Anne Page – Viola Tree, Mistress Quickly – Lottie Venne, Hostess – Olga Nethersole, Robin – Julia James. Incidental Music by Sir Edward Elgar. Much Ado About Nothing (1599) Arranged by Sir George Alexander : Stage Manager, E. Divian Reynolds. Don Pedro – Fred Terry, Don John – H. R. Hignett, Claudio – Ben Webster, Benedick, Sir George Alexander, Antonio – E. Vivian Reynolds, Borachio – Frederick Ross, Conrade – Alfred Harris, Dogberry, Nigel Playfair, Verges – H. V. Esmond, Seacoal – Fred, Lewis, Friar – Alfred Brydone, Boy – Madge Titheradge, Hero – Gladys Cooper, Beatrice – Julia Neilson, Margaret – Lilian Braithwaite, Ursula – Hilda Moore, Ladies in Attendance : Helen Ferrers, Margaret Halstan, Ellis Jeffreys, Marie Hemingway, Grace Lane, Aima Murray, Henrietta Watson, Stella Mervyn Campbell, Mary Dibley, Florence Haydon, Joyce Carey. Incidental Music by Edward German. As You Like It (1599) Arranged by Dion Boucicault. The Banished Duke – Dawson Milward, Jaques – Leonard Boyne, Oliver – Bassett Roe, Orlando – Martin Lewis, Touchstone – George Grossmith, Charles the Wrestler – Cavendish Morton, Corin – Clive Currel, Silvius – Warwick Ward, Forcester (with Song) – Frederick Ranalow, Hunstmen- Douglas Jefferies, J. B. O'Connell, O. Johnston, L. Owen, Hymen – Nina Sevening, Rosalind – Irene Vanbrugh, Celia – Dorothy Green, Audrey – Hilda Trevelyan. Incidental Music by Edward German.

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Twelfth Night (1600). Arranged by Lillab McCarthy. Ofsino – H. K. Ayliff, Sebastian – Harcourt Williams, Antonio – Herbert Hewetson, Sea Captain – Fewlass Llewellyn, Valentine – Cowley Wright, Curlo – A. B. Imeson, A Lord – Oswald Marshall, Sir Toby Belch – Arthur Whitby, Sir Andrew Agueebeck – Leon Quartermaine, Malvollo – Henry Ainley, Fabian – H. O. Nicholson, Feste – Hayden Coffin, Olivia – Evelyn Millard, Viola – Lillah McCarthy, Maria – Marianne Caldwell, Priest – A. B. Drinkwater, Sailors : Stanley Lathbury, Henry Millar, Page – Odette Goimbault, Ladies in Attendance : Enid Rose, Mary Barton, Gladys Calthrop, Janet Ross. Attendants : F. Courtley, Fred Williams. Officers: Stanley Drewitt, H. Pemberton. Edgar V. Skeet, Charles Coop, C. Mordley Hulse. Incidental Music – Minnuet by Sir Edward Elgar. Coriolanus (1609) Arranged by Genevieve Ward and Acton Bond. Coriolanus – F. R. Benson, Titus Lartius – Jeffold Robertshaw, Cominius – Malcolm Cherry, Menenius Agrippa – Heton Bond, Sieinius Velutus – H. A. Saintsbury, Junius Brutus – James Lindsay, Young Marcius – Rene Waller, Tullus Rufidius – Edward O'Neill, Volumnia – Genevieve Ward, Virgillia – Mrs. F. R. Benson, Valeria – Jean Sterling-Mackinlay, Gentlewoman: M. Fortescue, Lydia Bilbrooke. Incidental Music by Edward German. The Winter's Take (1611) Arranged by Ben Greet, assisted by Mrs. H. B. Irving. Leontes – J. M. Barnes, Camille – Ben Greet, Antigonus – Ernest Walker, Cleomence – Victor Lewisohn, Dion – Herbert Burge, Polixenes – Robert Atkins, Florizel – William Stack, Archidamus – Ernest Meade, Old Shepherd – Arthur Fayne, Young Shepherd – Henry Kendall, Autolycus – Edward Compton, Time – Charles Fry, Hermoine – Mary Anderson, Perdita – Lady Forbes-Robertson, Paulina – Stella Patrick Campbell, Emilia – Sybill Thorndike, Mopsa – Clare Greet, Dorcas – Vane Featherstone, Attendants : Dorothea Baird, Beatrice Wilson, Helena Head, MArgaert Sutecliffe, K. Carew, M> Maughan, O. Walter, Muriel de Castre, Jose de Navarro. Incidental Music by Roger Quilter. The National Anthem will be sung by Miss Muriel Foster. Stage Manager – Ernest D'Auban, Assistant Stage Manager – Denier Warren. For Theatre Royal Drury Lane –Secretary – R. H. Linde, Treasurer – C. H. Thomas, Acting Manager – Chas. F. Taylor. Programme Sellers the arrangements for the sale of souvenirs and programmes are under the direction of Lady Alexander, assisted by the following ladies: Viscountess Acheson, Miss Elizabeth Asquith, Lady Evelyn Baring, Mrs. Buchanan, Mrs. Arthur Collins, Miss Margaret Cooper, Mon. Mrs. Victor Corkran, Mrs. Edred Corner, Lady Crosfield, Miss Curzon, Mile. Delysia, Mrs. M. de Mocatta, The Baroness Percy de Worms, Mrs Ambrose Dudley, Mrs. Gerald du Maurier, Mrs Dummett, Mrs. Francis Durant, Mrs. Dennis Badle, Miss Lily Elsie, Mrs. Raoul Foa, Miss Foa, Mrs. Gatti, Lady Greville, Miss Grossmith, Mrs. Lionel Harris, Mrs. Jardine, Miss Doris Keane, Mme. Kirkby Lunn, Mon. Anna Lawrence, Lady Muir Mackenzie, Mrs. Geoffrey Marks, Lady Diana Manners, Miss Mieville, Miss Gertie Miller, Miss Clifford Mills, Miss Milson Rees, Lady Murray, Lady Newnes, Lady Kathleen Pilkington, Miss Adrienne Pollack, Lady Price, Mrs. Landon Ronald, Miss Seppings-Wright, Viscountess Southwell, Mrs. Upjohn, Mrs. Vedvenne, Miss Walkes, Lady Wyndham. Cosstumes by Messrs. B. J. Simmons & Co., L & H. Nathan and C. & W. May. Wigs by W. Clarkson.

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The Memorial Volume has been arranged by Sir Frederick Macmillan, with the co-operation of Sir Edward Poynter, Bart., P.R.A. and is published by Messrs. Macmillan & Co. at 120. List of Illustrations : Sir Edward Poynter, Bart., K.C.V.O., P.R.A. The Ideas of March – Frontispiece, Anna Airy, R. E., R.O.I – Portrait of Mr. H. B. Irving, Robert Anning Bell, A.R.A – Mr. Martin Harvey as Hamlet, Lily Blatherwick, R.S.W (Mrs. A. S. Hartrick) – The Fairies. Weaving spiders, come not here : Hence, you long legg'd spinners hence : Beetles black, approach not near : Worm nor snail, do no offence. Midsummer Night's Dream, Act II. Sc ii. A. S. Boyd. R. S. W. – Dromio of Ephesus. Methinks you are my glass, and not my brother : I see by you I am a sweet-faced youth. The Comedy of Errors, Act V. Sc. i. Charles E. Brook, R. I. – Malvolio, Jove, I thank thee : I will smile : I will do anything that thou wilt have me. Twelfth Night, Act II. Sc. v, H. M. Brock, R. I – Touchstone, And how, Audrey? am I the man yet? Doth my simple feature content you? As You Like It, Act III. Sc iii, Chas. A. Buchel – Portrait of Miss Winifred Emery, Edgar Bundy, A.R. A – Many a time and oft have you climb'd up to walls and battlements, your infants in your arms, to see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome. Julius Caesar, Act 1. Sc. i. Sir Philip Burne-Jones, Bart. Portrait of Mr. Arthur Bourchier, R. E. J. Bush, A.R.E., R.W.A. – Ophelia, D. Y. Cameron, A.R.A. – Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Sc. v, Katherine Cameron, R.S.W – Monsieur Cobweth, good monsieur, get your weapons in your hand, and kill me a redhipped bumble-bee on the top of a thistle. Midsummer-Night's Dream, Act IV, Sc, The Hon. John Collier, R. A. – Touchstone and Audrey, A.S. Cope, R. A. – Miss Genevieve Ward as Volumnia in Coriolanus, Frank Dicksee, R.A. – Madam de Navarro (Mary Anderson) as Hermione, Frank Dicksee, R. A. – Juliet, O' think'st thou we shall ever meet again? Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Sc. v. J. C. Dollman, R. W. S. – He's here in double trust ; First I am his kinsman and his subject, strong both against the deed ; then, as his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, not hear the knife myself. Macbeth, Act 1. Sc. vii. Joseph Farquharson, R.A – Blow, blow, thou winter wind. As You Like It, Act II, Sc. vii, Joseph Fletcher, R.B.A. – Here's Mistress Quickly, sir to speak with you. Merry Wives of Windsor, Act III. Sc. v. Frank Gillett, R.I. – Sir John Falstaff and Pistol, Peter Graham, R.A. – Ribbed and paled in with rocks unscaleable and roaring waters. Cymbeline, Act III. Sc. i. Arthur Hacker, R.A. – Portrait of Sir George Alexander, A. S. Hartrick, A.R.W.S. – Juliet. Good night, good night ! parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Sc. ii. Henry Holiday – Timon of Athens, Act III, Sc. vi. Arthur Hopkins, R.W.S. – Rosalind, Thomas Huson, R.C.A., R.I – The white cold Virginia snow. The Tempest, Act IV, Sc. I, Richard Jack, A.R.A. – Portrait of Miss Evelyn Millard, F. Hamilton Jackson, R.B.A – Philomel, with melody Sing in our sweet lullaby ; lulla, lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby : never harm, nor spell nor charm, come our lovely lady nigh ;so good night, with lullaby. Midsummer Night's Dream, Act II. Sc. ii, J. Lavery A.R.A – Portrait of Miss Irene Vanbrugh, Flora Lion, R.O.I – Portrait of Mr. Henry Ainley, Flora Lion, R.O.I. – Portrait of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, R. Little, V.P.R.W.S – The House of Julius Shaw, Strafford-on-Avon, Seymour Lucas, R.A. – Cardinal Wolsey Julia B. Matthews, R.I. – Kate, If I be waspish, best beware my sting. Taming of the Shrew, Act II, Sc. i., David Murray, R.A. – The Tempest, J. W. North, A.R.A. – This wide and universal theatre presents more woeful pageants than the scene. Wherein we play in. As You Like It, Act II. Sc. vii., Alfred Parsons, R.A. – Pale Primroses that die unmarried, ere they can behold Bright Phoehus in his strength – a malady most incident to maids. The Winter's Tale, Act IV, Sc. iv., Ralph Peacock – Portrait of Miss Glady's Cooper, Joseph Pennell – Shakespeare's London-Cloth Fair, Smithfield, Sir Edward Poynter, Bart., K.C.V.O., P.R.A – Montagues and Capulets, G. Woolliscroft Rhead, R.E. – Ferdinand and Ariel, Briton Riviere, R.A. – Against the Capitol I met a lion, who glared upon me, and went surly by, without answering me. Julius Caesar, Act 1. Sc. iii. High G. Riviere – Portrait of Mr. F. R. Benson, W. Graham Robertson, R.B.A., R.O.I – Miss Ellen Terry as Ophelia, Her Grace the Duchess of Rutland, Lady Tree as Tatiana, Frank O'Sailsbury – Queen Katherine. Sir, I desire you do me right and justice – King Henry VIII., Act II. Sc. iv. John S. Sargent, R.A. – Portrait of Sir Herbert Tree, Byam Shaw, A.R.W.S. – It is the Prince of Wales. Henry VI., Part I,. Act V. Sc. iv, Harold Speed – Portrait of Miss Lilian Braithwaite, G. A. Storey, R.A. – Perdita. Violets dim… but sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes of Cytherea's breath ; pale primroses, that die unmarried, ere they can behold Bright Phoebus in his strength – a malady most incident to maids. The Winter's Tale, Act IV. Sc. iv, Henry S. Tuke, R.A. – Boatswain …What care these roarers for the name of king? To cabin : silence! Trouble us not. Gonzalo, yet remember whom thou hast aboard. Boatswain. None that I more love than myself, etc. The Tempest, Act 1. Sc. i, Leslie Moffat Ward – Ariel. Come unto these yellow sands, etc. The Tempest, Act 1, Sc. ii. Sir E. A. Waterlow, R.A. – A Glade in the Forest of Arden. – As You Like It. John Witcombe, R.B.A – Caliban. Lo, now, lo! Here comes a spirit of his, and to torment me for brining wood in slowly. The Tempest, Act II. Sc. ii, W. L. Wyllie, R.A. – There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune ; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat ; and we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures. Julius Caesar, Act IV, Sc. iii,

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"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players:" As You Like It.

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2. Programme

Date 2 May 1916
Play(s) Julius Caesar
Production Date(s) Tuesday 2nd May 1916
Venue Theatre Royal
Venue address Drury Lane
Stage Manager Frank Woolfe, E. G. Browne, J. Augustus Keogh, Ernest D'Auban
Costume Maker B. J. Simmons & Co., L. & H. Nathan, C. & W. May
Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor O'Neill, Wood, Harty, Mackenzie, Beecham, German
Music Director Landon Ronald
Document ID ET-D396 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Shakespeare Tercentenary Commemoration Performance. Music by Edward German, Arthur Sullivan, Sir Edward Elgar, Edward German, Roger Quilter and Raymond Roze.

3. Programme, supplement

Date 2 May 1916
Play(s) Julius Caesar
Production Date(s) Tuesday May 2nd 1916
Venue Theatre Royal
Venue address Drury Lane
Document ID ET-D395a Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Shakespeare Tercentenary Commemoration Performance. Inserted in ET-D395; annotated 'E.T.' [Ellen Terry].
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Shakespeare Tercentenary Commemoration Performance Theatre Royal Drury Lane Kindly let my Mr. Arthur Collins and the Directors of Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Ltd. Tuesday Afternoon, May 2nd, 1916 Patrons: His Majesty the King Her Majesty the Queen Her Majesty the Queen Alexandra Their Majesties the King and Queen have graciously consented to be prsent --- The Actors Association Is represented by the following members wbo are taking part in the performance :- in Julius Caesar Henry Ainley M.Arioso Clifton Boyne F. R. Benson Roy Byford Alfred Brydone Lilian Braithwaite lvor Bernard Inez Bensusan Cecil Bevan Holman Clark O. B. Clarence Hubert Carter Donald Calthrop Arthur Cleave W. Cadogan Charles Cruikshank Dorothy Day H.V.Esmond Alma Ellerslie Betty Fairfax E.Story Gofton A. Gordon Lennox A. Goddard Hubert Harben William Home Frederick Harker H.B. Irving Gerald du Maurier Tarver Penna Leon Quartermaine Rossulston Riche H.A. Saintsbury Edward Sass May Saker Marion Turner George Tully Sydney Valentine Henry Vibart Evelyn Vanderzee Fisher White Ben Webster Esther Whitehouse Rathmell Wilson Frank Wheatley Leonard Yorke in the Shakespeare Pageant Sir George Alexander Henry Ainley Garald Aimes Robert Atkins H.K. Ayliff F.R.Benson Acton Bond Lilian Braithwaite Hutin Britton Ivan Berlyn Alfred Brydone Leonard Clavert Hayden Coffin Marianne Caldwell Donald Calthrop Stella Mervyn Campbell Stella Patrick Campbell Hubert Carter O.B. Clarence Clive Currie Geoffrey Douglas Stanley Drewitt Dennis Eadie Winifred Emery H.V. Esmond Norman Forbes Charles France Ben Field Arthur Fayne Clare Greet Dorothy Green Odette Goimbault Margaret Halstan Mubert Harben C Mordley Hulse Helena Head Douglas Jeffires O.Johnston Frederick Keff Stanley Lathbury James Lindsay Fewlass Llewellyn Matheson Lang Miles Malleson Henry Millar Dawson Milward M. Maughan Norman Page Leon Quartermaine Saba Raleigh E. Vivian Reynolds Jerrold Robertshaw Charles Rock Bassett Roe Frederick Ross Edward Sass William Stack Harding Steerman H.A. Saintsbury Leonard Shepherd Athene Seylef Estelle Stead Ellen Terry Sybill Thorndike Madge Titheradge Lady Tree Viola Tree Irene Vanbrugh Lottie Venne Henry Vibart O. Walter Beatrice Wilson Harcourt Williams Rene Waller Ben Webster Fisher White
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4. Programme, supplement

Date 2 May 1916
Production Date(s) Tuesday May 2nd 1916
Venue Theatre Royal
Venue address Drury Lane
Document ID ET-D396/1 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Shakespeare Tercentenary Commemoration Performance. List of those participating. Inserted in ET-D396.

5. Programme

Date 2 May 1916
Play(s) Julius Caesar
Production Date(s) Tuesday May 2nd 1916
Venue Theatre Royal
Venue address Drury Lane
Stage Manager Frank Woolfe, E. G. Browne, J. Augustus Keogh, Ernest D'Auban
Costume Maker B. J. Simmons, L. & H. Nathan, C. & W. May
Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor O'Neill, Henry Wood, Harty, Mackenzie, Thomas Beecham, Edward German
Music Director Landon Ronald
Document ID ET-D396a Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Shakespeare Tercentenary Commemoration Performance. Music by Edward German, Arthur Sullivan, Sir Edward Elgar, Edward German, Roger Quilter and Raymond Roze.

6. Programme, supplement

Date 2 May 1916
Play(s) Julius Caesar
Production Date(s) Tuesday 2nd May 1916
Venue Theatre Royal
Venue address Drury Lane
Document ID ET-D396a/1 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Shakespeare Tercentenary Commemoration Performance. Inserted in ET-D396a.

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