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29 March 1880

The Merchant of Venice

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


Date 29 March 1880
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Monday March 29th 1880
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 7.15pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Cuthbert, W. Hann & W. Telbin
Costume Designer Auguste & Co., Mrs Reid
Music Director Hamilton Clarke
Document ID ET-D27 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Florence Terry and Ellen Terry marked in cast list.
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ROYAL Lyceum Theatre. Sole Lessee and Manager, MR. HENRY IRVING. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.

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MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 29th, 1880 AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED, SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Scenery by Messrs. HAWES CRAVEN, W.CUTHBERT, W.HANN, and WILLIAM TELBIN. Costume, by AUGUSTE & CO., and Mrs. REID. The Overture and Incidental Music Composed by Mr. HAMILTON CLARKE. Machinist, Mr. MATHER. Appointments by Mr. ARNOTT. Shylock...Mr. IRVING. Duke of Venice ...Mr. BEAUMONT. Prince of Morocco ... Mr. TYARS. Antonio ... Mr. FORRESTER. Bassanio ... Mr. BARNES. Salanio ... Mr. ELWOOD. Salarino ... Mr. PINERO. Gratiano ... Mr. F. COOPER. Lorenzo ... Mr. N. FORBES. Tubal... Mr. J. CARTER. Launcelot Gobbo ... Mr. S. JOHNSON. Old Gobbo ... Mr. C. COOPER. Gaoler ... Mr. HUDSON. Leonardo ... Mr. BRANSCOMBE. Balthazar ... Mr. TAPPING. Stephano ... Mr. GANTHONY. Clerk of the Court ... Mr. CALVERT. Nerissa ... Miss FLORENCE TERRY. Jessica ... Miss ALMA MURRAY. Portia ... Miss ELLEN TERRY Magnificoes, Officers of the Court, Gentlemen and Gentlewomen, Pages. Citizens, Soldiers, Jews, Masquers, Musicians, Serenaders, Gondoliers Moors, Fruit Sellers, Water Carriers, Servants, &c. Scene-Partly at Venice and partly at Belmont. Synopsis of Scenery. ACT I. SCENE I. VENICE-A PUBLIC PLACE ... W. TELBIN. SCENE 2. BELMONT-PORTIA's HOUSE ... HAWES CRAVEN. SCENE 3· VENICE-A PUBLIC PLACE ... W. TELBIN. ACT II. SCENE I, A STREET ... W.HANN. SCENE 2. ANOTHER STREET ... HAWES CRAVEN. SCENE 3· SHYLOCK'S HOUSE BY A BRIDGE ... W.TELBIN ACT III. SCENE I, BELMONT - A ROOM IN PORTIA'S HOUSE ... W.HANN. SCENE 2 . VENICE - A STREET ... W.HANN. 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 ... W.CUTHBERT. ACT V. SCENE. BELMONT-PORTIA'S GARDEN, WITH TERRACE... HAWES CRAVEN. Preceded, at 7 15, by a DRAMA, in One Act, by W. MURRAY, entitled THE KING AND THE MILLER; OR CRAMOND BRIG. James the Fifth of Scotland (surnamed the Gudeman of Ballangeich) Mr ELWOOD. James Birkie ... ... ... (of that Ilk) ... ... Mr CALVERT. Jock Howieson .. . (former of Braehead)... ... Mr JOHNSON. Tam Maxwell (a young Laird) ... Mr TINGAY. Master Lindsay, Master Falconer... (King's Pages)...Miss COLERIDGE, Miss DAUBENEY. Captain of the King's Guard ... Mr TAPPING. Tibbie Howieson ... Miss PAUNCEFORT Marion ... Miss MYRA HOLME. Neighbour Baim ... Miss KATIE BROWN. Huntsmen, Courtiers, Guards, et., etc. Scenes: 1.WOOD NEAR CRAMOND. 2. BRAEHEAD FARM. 3.-ANTE-ROOM AT HOLYROOD. 4. THRONE-ROOM, HOLYROOD PALACE Acting Manager ... Mr BRAM STOKER. Stage Manager Mr. H.J.LOVEDAY

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The only authorized Book of Mr. IRVING'S Acting Version of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE is to be had in the Theatre, Price ONE SHILLING each. The Bill of the Play will in every part of the House be supplied without Charge. No Fees of any kind will be permitted, and Mr. IRVING trusts that in his endeavour to carry out this arrangement he may rely on the co-operation of the Public. SPECIAL NOTICE Owing to the demand for places, Mr. IRVING has arranged that seats can be booked at the Box Office, under the direction of Mr. HURST, from 10 till 6, for Six Weeks In advance, instead of One Month as hitherto. Mr. IRVING begs to announce that, in compliance with a generally expressed wish, a limited number of Amphitheatre Seats, numbered and reserved, price 2s. 6d. each, are now available, and can be booked Six Weeks in advance. Amphitheatre Entrance, Box Office, Wellington Street. Prices : Private Boxes, 4 Guineas to 1 1/2 Guineas ; Stalls, Ios. ; Dress Circle, 6s ; Upper Circle, 3s. ; Amphitheatre, 2s. 6d.; Pit, 2s.; Gallery, 1s. Special Morning Performances of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Shylock ... Mr. IRVING Portia ... Miss ELLEN TERRY. SATURDAY APRIL 3rd SATURDAY APRIL 10th SATURDAY APRIL 17th. SATURDAY APRIL 24th. Doors open at Half-past One; Commence at Two o'Clock. NOTICE! Mr. IRVING, to prevent any misunderstanding with the public, begs to inform. them that a limited number only of Private Boxes, Stalls, Dress Circle, and Upper Circle Seats are to be obtained at the various Libraries, Mr. Irving, for the convenience of the general public, retaining the majority of seats for the booking at the Box Office of the Theatre, which is open from 10 to 6 o'clock, and where Seats may be booked six weeks in advance. NO FEES OF ANY KIND. SPECIAL NOTICE Mr. IRVING begs to explain, in answer to numerous Inquiries, that the delay in the production of THE CORSICAN BROTHERS has been caused by the continued success of "The Merchant of Venice.,, Mr. IRVING has secured Mr. Dion Boucicault's version, as adapted for Mr. Charles Kean. The play has been in preparation for many months, and will be produced as soon as circumstances may permit. W. S. Johnson, "Nassau Steam Press," 60, St. Martin's Lane, W.C.

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