1883 - 1884First Lyceum company tour of North America
3-8 March 1884

Much Ado About Nothing (etc.)

Location National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, USA
Plays performed Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice

Programmes

1. Programme

Date [Thursday] 6 March 1884 [12]
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) 3 March 1884 to 8 March 1884
Venue National Theatre
Venue address Washington DC [USA]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D622 Original record
Held by The British Library
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Souvenir!! You can get a handsome Souvenir at Johnston's Pharmacy next to the National Theatre. Souvenir!! The Programme. Volume V. Washington, D. C., Week of March 3, 1884. National Theatre next week. Success of the New Play. ‘Claire and the Forge Master.' From the Boston Herald of Tuesday, Feb, 26. "Claire and the Forge Master," Mrs. Ettie Henderson's drama funded on Mr Georges Ohnet's novel, "Le Maitre de Forbes," was performed for the first time in Boston at the Park Theatre last evening, and let with much favour from the large audience assembled to witness its production. The story of the play follows that of the novel quite closely in all the essentials, and the divisions of the acts is so arranged as to give each a strong dramatic climax. In the first act, the characters are effectively introduced the loss of the Montbusen family's fortune is told, the Duc de Bligny's desertion of Claire and his betrothel to Herminie, the daughter of Jaillot, the rich chocolate manufacturer are revealed and the curtain falls on Claire's acceptance of the Forge Master's Phillippe Derblay's offer of marriage and her introduction of him as her fiancé to the assembled guests. The second act takes place in the bridal apartments after the wedding; it depicts the discovery by the groom through her rejection of his proffered caresses that Claire has married him in a fit of pique and does not love him, and concludes with his declaration that while before the world they may appear as husband and wife in their homes they shall remain as strangers. The scene of their act is the hunting field, where are shown the futile endeavours of Dr Bilgny (who has married Herminie for her money) to awaken in Claire the love she formerly had for him, and Herminie's persistent attempts to annoy her by carrying on a flirtation with the Forge Master. Claire's growing love for her husband is depicted and the act ends with a cleverly devised scene in which she check mates both the duc and the duchess. The fourth act takes place in the garden of the Forge Masters villa and gives opportunity for a fine scenic effect, by which the great iron foundry, illuminated by light from its furnaces and with chimneys belching flame and smoke is shown in the distance. Here occurs the powerful scene between the two women, in which Claire after entreating Herminie to cease her flirtations with Phillippe, commands her to leave the premises. 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Claire's brother, who love each other, but are forbidden to marry by the Forge Master on account of their difference in rank and his fear that their union might prove as unhappy as his own to Claire; the Marquis de Monthuson Claire's mother; Baron Lavaile, an eccentric entomologist, and his wife, a gay young society belle; M. Bachelin, a notary, and several minor [?]. The play is well constructed as will be noted by readers of the brief synopsis give above. The authoress has a keen eye for dramatic effects, and has used her material cleverly in their production. She has deitly avoided the dangers of anti climax, where a less experienced playwrighter might easily have erred. The interest of the piece is well sustained and cumulative. Miss Granger easily carried off the honors of the representation. It is adapted to exhibit her powers as an emotional actress at their best. 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Commercial Cigars are Union-Made. Sold by dealers everywhere. The Program. Schwing & Clarke's. First-Class Ladies' and Gent's Restaurant and Dining Rooms, Blue Point, Morris Cove, Shresbury, Rockaway and New York Sound Oysters received daily. Game in season. Finest steamed Oysters in the city. Southeast Cor. 7th and G Sts. Our system of selling at strictly one price, marked in plain figures, and refunding money for anything promptly returned uninjured, renders it a safe place to buy men's and youth's clothes, or to recommend others to deal. George Spransy 507 7th Street. N. W. Directly opposite U. S. Post Office. Morgan & Kennedy, Ladies and Gentlemen Dining Rooms, 933 D Street, Northwest. Finest Dining Room in the District, and first class in every particular. Terrapina, Salads Oysters and Game in season served in the best possible manner. Yssowski Bros dealers in Men's Wear. Elwoods Ladies' and Gentlemen's Restaurant and Oyster Saloon. 438 7th St, S. W. Cor. of 7th and E. Sts. 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Shylock – Mr. Henry Irving, Duke of Venice – Mr. H. Howe, Prince of Morocco – Mr. T. Mead, Antonio – Mr. T. Wenman, Bassanio – Mr. W. Terriss, Salanio – Mr. Lyndal, Salarino – Mr. Harbury, Gratiano – Mr. F. Tyars, Lorenzo - Mr. Haviland, Tubal – Mr. J. Carter, Launcelot Gobbo – Mr. Andrews, Old Gobbo – Mr. Archer, Gaoler – Mr. Harwood, Leonardo – Mr. Marion, Balthazar – Mr. Harvey, Stephano – Mr. Clifford, Clerk of the Court – Mr. Louther, Nerissa – Miss Payne, Jessica – Miss Millward, Portia – Miss Ellen Terry. Magnificoes, Officers of the Court, Gentlemen and Gentlewomen, Pages, Citizens, Soldiers, Jews, Maskers, Musicians, Serenaders, Gondollers, Moors, Fruit Sellers, Water Carriers, Servants, etc. Scene – Partly at Venice and partly at Belmont. Synopsis of scenery. Act 1. Scene 1 – Venice – A Public Place, Scene 2 – Belmont – Portia's House). Scene 3 – Venice – A Public Place. Act II. Scene 1 – A Street – Scene 2. – Another Street. Scene 3 – Shylock's House by a Bridge. Act III. Scene 1 – Belmont – A Room in Portia's House. Scene 2 – Venice – A Street. Scene 3 – Belmont – A Room in Portia's House. Scene 4 – Venice – A Street. Scene 5 – Belmont – A Room in Portia's House – Act IV. Scene – Venice – A Court of Justice. Act V. Scene – Belmont – Portia's Garden, with Terrace. During the evening the Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Meredith Ball, will perform the following selections: - Overture – "Merchant of Venice" – Hamilton Clarke, Lyende – "La Veneziana" – Hamilton Clarke, Entr'acte – Hamilton Clarke, Entr'acte – Hamilton Clarke, Ballet Music – "Faust" – Gounod. Incidental Music composed by Hamilton Clarke. For Mr. Irving – Stage Manager – Mr. H. J. Loveday, Musical Director – Mr. J. Meredith Ball, Acting Manager – Mr. Bram Stoker. For Mr. Abbey – General Business Manager - Mr. Marcus R. Mayer, Business Manager and Treas. – Mr. James H. Palser. Friday Evening and Saturday Matinee – Much Ado About Nothing. Benedict – Mr. Henry Irving. 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2. Programme, trimmed

Date 7 March 1884
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) 3 March 1884 to 8 March 1884
Venue National Theatre
Venue address Washington DC [USA]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D623 Original record
Held by The British Library
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Souvenir!! You can get a handsome Souvenir at Johnston's Pharmacy next to the National Theatre. Souvenir!! The Programme. Volume V. Washington, D. C., Week of March 3, 1884. National Theatre next week. Success of the New Play. ‘Claire and the Forge Master.' From the Boston Herald of Tuesday, Feb, 26. "Claire and the Forge Master," Mrs. Ettie Henderson's drama funded on Mr Georges Ohnet's novel, "Le Maitre de Forbes," was performed for the first time in Boston at the Park Theatre last evening, and let with much favour from the large audience assembled to witness its production. The story of the play follows that of the novel quite closely in all the essentials, and the divisions of the acts is so arranged as to give each a strong dramatic climax. In the first act, the characters are effectively introduced the loss of the Montbusen family's fortune is told, the Duc de Bligny's desertion of Claire and his betrothel to Herminie, the daughter of Jaillot, the rich chocolate manufacturer are revealed and the curtain falls on Claire's acceptance of the Forge Master's Phillippe Derblay's offer of marriage and her introduction of him as her fiancé to the assembled guests. The second act takes place in the bridal apartments after the wedding; it depicts the discovery by the groom through her rejection of his proffered caresses that Claire has married him in a fit of pique and does not love him, and concludes with his declaration that while before the world they may appear as husband and wife in their homes they shall remain as strangers. The scene of their act is the hunting field, where are shown the futile endeavours of Dr Bilgny (who has married Herminie for her money) to awaken in Claire the love she formerly had for him, and Herminie's persistent attempts to annoy her by carrying on a flirtation with the Forge Master. Claire's growing love for her husband is depicted and the act ends with a cleverly devised scene in which she check mates both the duc and the duchess. The fourth act takes place in the garden of the Forge Masters villa and gives opportunity for a fine scenic effect, by which the great iron foundry, illuminated by light from its furnaces and with chimneys belching flame and smoke is shown in the distance. Here occurs the powerful scene between the two women, in which Claire after entreating Herminie to cease her flirtations with Phillippe, commands her to leave the premises. The duchesse appeals to the duc, who interferes, whereupon the Forge Master assumes the responsibility for his wife's action and the curtain falls on a striking tableau. The fifth act is in two scenes. In the first Claire seeks an interview with her husband just before he sets out to meet De Bilgny in a duel; she entreats him not to fight but he believes her apprehensions are all on De Bilgny's behalf and parts from her coldly. In the last scene the men face each other; just as the word is given and De Bilgny fires, Claire throws herself before her husband and receives the bullet in her hand. The Forge Master is at last satisfied that his wife loves him and with the briefest of explanations the curtain falls. Other characters introduced are Marie Derblay, Phillipe's young sister and Fablen. Claire's brother, who love each other, but are forbidden to marry by the Forge Master on account of their difference in rank and his fear that their union might prove as unhappy as his own to Claire; the Marquis de Monthuson Claire's mother; Baron Lavaile, an eccentric entomologist, and his wife, a gay young society belle; M. Bachelin, a notary, and several minor [?]. The play is well constructed as will be noted by readers of the brief synopsis give above. The authoress has a keen eye for dramatic effects, and has used her material cleverly in their production. She has deitly avoided the dangers of anti climax, where a less experienced playwrighter might easily have erred. The interest of the piece is well sustained and cumulative. Miss Granger easily carried off the honors of the representation. It is adapted to exhibit her powers as an emotional actress at their best. She [?] at the outset a thorough appreciation of the character, and her impersonation throughout was consistent with the spirit in which she played the opening act. Coming Attractions, Maud Granger. J. K. Emmett, Dion Boucicault. Black Flag, Lights O' London, Power of Money. Sam'l of Posen, Kiralfy Bros., Spectacles, Abbott English Opera Company. Richmond straight cut cigarettes. This cigarette is made from the Brightest and Highest Cost Gold Leaf grown in Virginia, the quality of which is recognized to be of equaled excellence. This the old and original Brand of Straight Cuts, and was brought out by us in 1875. Beware of Base Imitations of this popular brand. The genuine Richmond Straight Cut Cigarettes bear the signature of Allen & Cinter Richmond, Va. Mrs. Selma Ruppert, Ladies' Bazar. 608 9th St., Opp. Patent Office. Novetlies in Art Needlework, Kensington, Arasene and Ribbon Embroideries and all Materials for the same. Full assortment of Zephyrs, Germantown Wool, Worsted Goods, Ladies' Neckwear, Ruchings, Laces, Gloves, Hosiery, Trimmings and Childrens' Furnishing Goods. Stamping promptly executed. New Turkish and Russian Bath. 1417 G. St., opp. Riggs House. Large Pool, good ventilation. Ladies, Monday and Friday. Not open Sunday. 8 a.m. till 10 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. Baths, $1; six tickets, $4.50. Dr. H. L. Bovee, Medical Electrician. Souvenir! See top of the first page. If you should be in the neighbourhood of Thomas Circle, cor 14th and Vermont ave, take a look at the Portland Drug Store. It is one of the grandest establishments in the United States. Everything fresh as a daisy and pure as purity. German Cologne at one dollar a pint in glass stopper bottle at Ebbitt House Druge Store. The best perfume extract. This life is to full of work, of duty, and of pleasure to be wasted. But everybody don't think so, or they would not trifle with a cold, or a cough, when Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, the only reliable remedy, can be procured for 25 cents. Who has not heard of Fred. Evan's dining rooms, 919 F Street. Fred is famous for his catering abilities, and all who go there are sure to return. Souvenir! See top of first page. Lessons in Elocution and Dramatix Art given by Miss Marguerite E. Saxton at 622 6th St., N. W. Thorough instruction in English Grammar and Pronunciation to persons of foreign birth, who wish to become proficient in the English language. A little girl fascinated with Beautiful Decorative Pictures & Valentines J. Jay Gould's, 421 9 St. Why we claim the preference our collar machine is of the largest size made, the same as those used almost exclusive in Troy – the largest work from it is Uniform, of a Fine Finish, without that greasy gloss or streak on the seams. Also, the Color we give our Goods cannot be approached in this country, and the Price is the lowest for good work. Collars and cuffs either gloss or domestic finish. Swiss laundry, steam, Ira Godfrey, Jr., Proprietor. 1322 F Street, Northwest, Near Ebbitt House. Absolutely Pure – No. 1 Rye Whiskey, $2.50 per gallon, 75c. quart bottle; Arlington Whiskey $4 per gallon $1 quart bottle; Kentucky Scur Mash Whiskey $4 gal., $1 qt bottle; Cushing Process Whiskey $1.25 bottle; Port Wine, Fine Old Brandy, Sherry Wine, Hollander Gin, by the bottle or demijohn. McGee's 9th near D street. One dozen Cabinets with a thirteenth painted $3 half a dozen one out of it painted $2. Kets Kemethy Photo Art Gallery 1109 Penn. Ave., N. Y. Between the Acts visit James Godden 1335 E Street, Northwest, for Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Only 25 cts, a pound for fine French candies, bon bons, chocolate jellies, cream walnuts, and the best caramels to be found in the city. Sharpless' Phila. 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The Program. Published and printed at 632 and 634 D Street, by J. J. H. Polkinhorn to whom all communications should be addressed. The Program circulates in Ford's Opera House and the National Theatre as the bill of the play, and has an average weekly circulation of 20,000. Business men contemplating advertising should not lose sight of the fact that the program possesses advantages not enjoyed by other mediums, being brought directly to the attention of the class of customers it is their interest to secure. Rates for Advertisement: 1 inch, one week - $2.00, 2 inches, one week - $4.00, 3 inches, one week - $5.00. A liberal reduction for larger advertisements inserted for the season. Local notices twenty-five cents per line per week. E. T. McNerhany, Business Manager. General Information fried oysters free at Drivers. Souvenir! See top of the first page. Quebec has an ice railway bridge across the St. Lawrence River. The most delicious Cigarette out. "Sweet Bouquet," try them. 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Commercial Cigars are Union-Made. Sold by dealers everywhere. The Program. Schwing & Clarke's. First-Class Ladies' and Gent's Restaurant and Dining Rooms, Blue Point, Morris Cove, Shresbury, Rockaway and New York Sound Oysters received daily. Game in season. Finest steamed Oysters in the city. Southeast Cor. 7th and G Sts. Our system of selling at strictly one price, marked in plain figures, and refunding money for anything promptly returned uninjured, renders it a safe place to buy men's and youth's clothes, or to recommend others to deal. George Spransy 507 7th Street. N. W. Directly opposite U. S. Post Office. Morgan & Kennedy, Ladies and Gentlemen Dining Rooms, 933 D Street, Northwest. Finest Dining Room in the District, and first class in every particular. Terrapina, Salads Oysters and Game in season served in the best possible manner. Yssowski Bros dealers in Men's Wear. Elwoods Ladies' and Gentlemen's Restaurant and Oyster Saloon. 438 7th St, S. W. Cor. of 7th and E. Sts. Constantly on hand every delicacy of the season with all the leading brands of the finest salt water oysters served by experienced cooks and polite waiters. Howe's Business School, 517 Seventh Street. Has the best business penman and the most practical instruction. Book keeping taught with our text books, enabling scholars to gain a more practical knowledge and learn in less than half the usual time. Business course in Book keeping, Penmanship, Arithmetic, Spelling, and Correspondence, [?]5 a month; $12 for three months. How's Rapid Business Penmanship alone $3. Fine Raw Oysters, Best Grade Norfolk Oysters 25 Cents per dozen at Marble Saloon. Opposite Ford's Opera House, Regular price elsewhere 50 cents. Artists, Architects and Draughtsmen can have their wants supplied at the new establishment of Fred A. Schmidt, 504 9th St., Opposite Critic Office. Brass Placques for decoration; Drawing instruments and Paper all qualities. Johnson's Oyster Saloon and Restaurant, 440 and 442 Ninth Street, N. W. High grade Oysters only. Raw, steamed, new york stews, saddle rock, roast, broiled, etc., (all selected). Ladies Saloon first floor, Having leased and refitted in the most superb style, the building corner Thirteenth and E Street, with all the modern conveniences for the Restaurant trade have opened a branch there, where you will find the very choicest oysters, fish, game, etc., known to the trade, served in every available style. A lifetime experience enables me to cater ot the taste of the most fastidious epicureans Ladies saloon second floor. Johnson's 440 and 442 Ninth Street, and S. E. Corner Thirteenth and E. National Theatre. Engagement of One Week Only of Mr. Henry Irving, Miss Ellen Terry and The Lyceum Company. Director – Mr. Henry E. Abbey, Special Notice – During this engagement the curtain will rise at 7.45. Friday Evening and Saturday Matinee Shakespeare's Comedy in 5 Acts, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING! Benedict, A Young Lord of Padua: Mr HENRY IRVING. Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon: Mr. W.TERRISS Don John, His Bastard Brother: Mr. HAVILAND. Claudio, A Young Lord of Florence: Mr. LYNDAL. Leonato, Governor of Messina: Mr. T.WENMAN. Antonio, His Brother: MR. HARBURY. Balthazar, Attendant of Don Pedro: Mr J.ROBERTSON Borachio, Conrade, Followers of Don John: Mr. F.TYARS, Mr. CLIFFORD. Friar Francis : Mr. MEAD. Dogberry,Verges, Two City Officers: Mr. H.HOWE, Mr J.CARTER. Seacol, Oatcake (Watchmen): Mr. ARCHER, Mr. HARWOOD. A Sexton: Mr. LOUTHER. A Messenger: Mr. ANDREWS. A Boy: Miss F. HOLLAND. Hero, Daughter to Leonato: Miss MILLWARD. Margaret, Ursula, Gentlewomen attending on Hero: Miss. HARWOOD, Miss PAYNE. Beatrice, Niece to Leonato: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Ladies, Gentlemen, Maskers, Pages, Attendants, Musicians, Guards, Watchmen, Soldiers, Servants etc. etc. Scene-Messina. ACT I- Scene 1-Leonato's House. Scene 2-Before Leonato's House. Scene 3-hall in Leonato's House. ACT II-Scene 1-Before Leonato's House. Scene 2-Leonato's Garden (evening.) ACT iii-Scene 1- Leonato's Garden (morning.) Scene 2-The Cedar Walk. Scene 3-A Street. ACT IV-Scene-Inside of a Church. ACT V-Scene 1-A rprison. Scene 2-Leonat's Garden. Scene 3-The Monument of Leonato. Scene 4-Hall in Leonato's House. For Mr. Irving – Stage Manager – Mr. H. J. Loveday, Musical Director – Mr. J. M. Ball, Acting Manager – Mr. Bram Stoker. For Mr. Abbey – General Business Manager - Mr. Marcus R. Mayer, Business Manager and Treas. – Mr. James H. Palser. Saturday Night – Louis XI – (arranged in 3 Acts). Louis XI – Mr. Henry Irving, after which Mrs. Cowley's Comedy in 2 Acts, The Bell's Stratagem. Doricourt – Mr. Henry Irving, Letitia Hardy – Miss Ellen Terry. Monday next. Miss Maude Granger – Claire and the Forge Master. All new music received as soon as published. Everything usually found in a first class music store always on hand. John F. Ellis & Co., 937 Pennsylvania Avenue. Close of the season on Opera Gloves at the Boston Dry Goods House. Ladies Real French Kid Gloves, in white and opera shades, all sizes, reduced as follows: 20 Buttons, former price $4.00 reduced to $3.00, 16 Buttons, former price $3.00 reduced to $2.00, 12 Buttons, former price $2,50 reduced to $1.75, 10 Buttons, former price $2.00 reduced to $1.50. Woodward & Lothrop, 921 – Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest – 921. 50 cents on the dollar sale, now going on at the Misfit Store! Cor. 10th and F. St. In suits and overcoats for men and boys. Remnants! Remnants! Closing Sale of our entire stock of remnants in every width and all styles of Ribbons, specially for Fancy Work. Remnants of silk, remnants of Satins, Remnants of Velvets and remnants of plushes. At prices that you will be pleased to buy them. King's Palace, wonderful closing sale of 5,000 untrimmed hats, worth from $1.00 to $2.50 a piece; your choice at 25c., 25c., 25c. To continue until all are disposed of; and don't neglect the opportunity. Also, tips, plumes and flowers at lower prices than ever before. Eight more of the beautiful Silk Plush Coats left, which will be sold at half price. Children's Misses' and Ladies' Cloaks at 50c, on the dollar. 25 dozen elegant Ladies' Vests at 37c., sold formerly at $1. Black Treble English Crepe, for veiling and trimming, at $1.75 to $2.50 per yard. Great slaughter in kid gloves. Five hooked kid gloves, our own importation, at 75c, only sold formerly at $1.25. Elegant Mousquetaire Kids at $1. Sold formerly at $1.50. Three button elegant Kids at 67c, sold formerly at $1. Attend closing sale at King's Palace 814 Seventh Street. Dempsey's Visiting and Wedding Cards. Fashionable Stationery, etc., 913 Pennsylvania Avenue. 100 Pirie's English Cards, printed from plate, $1. "The Finest" Moore's Restaurant and Hotel. 604 Penn, Ave., through to 605 B Street, Opp. Balto and Potomac Depot. The finest liquors always in stock at the bar. Oysters a speciality. Patrick Moore, Proprietor. Established 1858. Harvey's ladies and Gentlemen's Restaurant and Oyster Saloon, 1016 Pennsylvania Avenue, Corner of Eleventh Street. The largest Oyster house in the United States, and the most perfectly conducted restaurant in the city. All brands of the Finest Oysters that the Chesapeake and Northern waters produce are served with every delicacy of the season. The ladies saloon is one of the handsomest in all its appointments, and is conducted especially for ladies. Oysters, Diamond-back, Terrapin and Game a speciality. Harvey & Holden, Proprietors. Harvey the originator of Steamed Oysters. Carriages, Carriages, Carriages! My stock of Carriages is large and varied new & second hand Landaus, Landauletts, Coupe, Rockaways, Coupeletts, and other fall and winter styles at low prices. Repairing Promptly attended to Rob't H. Graham Repository and Factory, 410, 416, 8th St. Sautter's first class ladies and gentlemen's lunch & dining parlors. 502 Ninth St., two doors above E. The Ninth and Belt Line (E Street Branch) Cars pass the door. Brunswick Restaurant and Oyster House. Hot and Cold Lunches always ready. Steamed Oysters a Speciality. Old Kentucky Apple Jack Pure and Straight. Monticello Whiskey and T. A. Sullivan. 1310 Penn. Ave., South Side.

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