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2 April 1898

The Merchant of Venice

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


Date 2 April 1898
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Saturday April 2 1898
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 2pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Telbin, W. Hann
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D199 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as Shylock; Ellen Terry as Portia.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager: HENRY IRVING. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE The Nineteenth Season of the present Management.
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MATINEE, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898 AT 2 O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Shylock: HENRY IRVING. Bassanio : Mr. FRANK COOPER. Duke of Venice: Mr. W.FARREN, Junr. Antonio : Mr. MACKLIN. Prince of Morocco : Mr. TYARS. Salanio : Mr. LACY. Salarino : Mr. FULLER MELLISH. Gratiano : Mr. BEN WEBSTER. Lorenzo : Mr. COOPER CLIFFE. Tubal: Mr. J. ARCHER. Launcelot Gobbo : Mr. NORMAN FORBES. Old Gobbo : Mr. REYNOLDS. Gaoler : Mr. GRAHAM. Leonardo : Mr. MARION. Balthazar : Mr. HOWARD. Stephano : Mr. BELMORE. Clerk of the Court : Mr. TABB. Nerissa : Miss MAUD MILTON. Jessica : Miss RAY ROCKMAN. AND Portia ... Miss ELLEN TERRY Synopsis of Scenery. ACT I. SCENE 1. VENICE-A PUBLIC PLACE - HAWES CRAVEN. SCENE 2. BELMONT-PORTIA's HOUSE - HAWES CRAVEN. SCENE 3· VENICE-A PUBLIC PLACE - HAWES CRAVEN. ACT II. SCENE 1, A STREET - HAWES CRAVEN. SCENE 2. ANOTHER STREET - HAWES CRAVEN. SCENE 3· SHYLOCK'S HOUSE BY A BRIDGE - W.TELBIN ACT III. SCENE 1, BELMONT - A ROOM IN PORTIA'S HOUSE - W.HANN SCENE 2 VENICE - A STREET - HAWES CRAVEN. SCENE 3, BELMONT - A ROOM IN PORTIA'S HOUSE - W.HANN SCENE 4· VENICE - A STREET - HAWES CRAVEN. SCENE 5. BELMONT - A ROOM IN PORTIA'S HOUSE - W.HANN ACT IV. SCENE. VENICE-A COURT OF JUSTICE - HAWES CRAVEN. ACT V. SCENE. BELMONT-PORTIA'S GARDEN WITH TERRACE- HAWES CRAVEN. --- Programme of Music: Overture "Merchant of Venice" Hamilton Clarke Entr'acte "Air de Ballet" - Gounod. Entr'acte "Portia" - Hamilton Clarke Ballet Music "Faust" Gounod. Entr'acte "Aubade Printaniere" Paul Lacombe. --- The Acting Version of "The Merchant of Venice" is to be had in the Theatre. Price 1/- --- SATURDAY, APRIL 2, MONDAY AND TUESDAY, APRIL 11 AND 12, AND SATURDAY, APRIL 16, AT 8 O'CLOCK WATERLOO BY A.CONAN DOYLE Corporal Gegory Brewster - HENRY IRVING TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE BELLS Mathias - HENRY IRVING --- For Prospective Arrangements, see over. [spine] LOST PROPERTY: all applications regarding Property should be made to the Acting Manager. Any one finding Property lost will kindly leave it with the Acting Manager so that it can be restored to the rightful owner.
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MATINEE, SATURDAY THIS WEEK; AND WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY EVENINGS, AND MATINEE, SATURDAY OF EASTER WEEK, APRIL 13 to 16. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE SHYLOCK - HENRY IRVING. PORTIA - MISS ELLEN TERRY. --- PROSPECTIVE ARRANGEMENTS. --- APRIL SATURDAY MATINEE 2 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." SATURDAY NIGHT 2 - "WATERLOO" AND "THE BELLS." --- The Theatre will be CLOSED NEXT WEEK (HOLY WEEK), APRIL 4th to 9th. --- APRIL MONDAY NIGHT 11 (EASTER MONDAY) AND TUESDAY NIGHT 12 (EASTER TUESDAY) - "WATERLOO" AND "THE BELLS." WEDNESDAY 13 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." THURSDAY NIGHT 14 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." FRIDAY NIGHT 15 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." SATURDAY MATINEE 16 - "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." SATURDAY NIGHT 16 - "WATERLOO" AND "THE BELLS." --- No Fees of any kind are permitted, and the Management trust that in their endeavours to carry out this arrangement they may rely on the co-operation of the Public, who are requested, should there be any cause of complaint, to refer at once to the Acting Manager. --- THE BILL OF THE PLAY IS IN EVERY PART OF THE HOUSE SUPPLIED WITHOUT CHARGE. --- Opera Glasses can be had on Hire from the Cloak-Room Attendants, One Shilling each. --- This Theatre is lighted by Electricity, supplied by The Electricity Supply Corporation, Limited --- Stage Manager Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. Musical Director .. . Mr. MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager ... Mr. BRAM STOKER. --- DOORS OPEN AT 7.3O. PERFORMANCE COMMENCES AT 8. CARRIAGES AT 10.45. MATINEE - Doors open at 1.30 Performance commences at 2. Carriages at 4.45. --- Box Office (under direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST) open from 10 till 5 and 7.30 till 10. Seats also booked by Letter or Telegram. Private Boxes, £1 1s. and £4 4s.; Stalls, 10s 6d.; Dress Circle, 7s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s. 6d.; Gallery, 1s. NO FEES OF ANY KIND. NOVELLO, LONDON.

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