1900 - 1909Other Shakespeare performances
16 September 1901


Location Grand Theatre and Opera House, 46 New Briggate, Leeds, UK
Plays performed Coriolanus


Date 16 September 1901
Play(s) Coriolanus
Production Date(s) Monday Sept. 16th 1901
Venue Grand Theatre and Opera House
Venue address New Briggate, Leeds
Time of performance 2pm 7.30pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer J. Harker, Hawes Craven, W. Hann
Costume Maker L. & H. Nathan, Mrs Nettleship
Costume Designer Mr Kari [Karl]
Music Director J. H. Pitt
Document ID ET-D251 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as Coriolanus; Ellen Terry as Volumnia; Laurence Irving as Brutus. Production designed by Sir L. Alma Tadema. Music composed by A. C. Mackenzie.
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Ison's Eye and Ear Dispensay, Ltd. Great George Street, Leeds. Established 1871. Mr. Ison visits Bradford, Halifax, Hull, Doncaster, Sheffield, Harrogate, York, Scarbro'. See local papers. At Leeds every Tuesday and alternate Saturdays. Hours 10 to 7. Artificial Eyes from 20/. Spectacles 2/6 to 10/6. See Notices in Leeds papers daily. The High-Class French house for Chic Gowns, 28, Commercial St., Leeds. Madame Ernest Ltd. The only Provincial House who can give Absolute high-Class and Chic Gowns Agencies at Paris and London. Prices Moderate. Telephone 2264. Monday, Sept. 16th, at 7-30. Shakespeare's Coriolanus in Three Acts. Romans Coriolanus Romans Caius Marcius Coriolanus – Henry Irving, Generals against the Volscians Titus Lartius – Mr. Lugg, Cominius – Mr. Tyars, Menenius Agrippa (friend to Coriolanus) – Mr. J.H. Barnes, Tribunes to the People Sicinius Velutus – Mr. James Hearn, Junius Brutus – Mr. Laurence Irving, Young Marcius (Son to Coriolanus) - Miss Queenie Tarvin, A Senator – Mr. Tabb, A Herald – Mr Daviss, An Edile – Mr. Mark Paton, A Soldier – Mr. Fisher, 1st Citizen – Mr. C. Dodsworth, 2nd Citizen – Mr. Clifford Bown, 3rd Citizen – Mr. Kenney, 4th Citizen – Mr. Reynolds, Virgilia (Wife of Coriolanus) – Miss Mabel Hackney, Valerin (Friend to Virgilia) – Miss Maud Milton, Gentlewoman (attending to Virgilia) – Miss Edith Thompson and Volumnia (Mother of Coriolanus) – Miss Ellen Terry. Volscians. Tullus Aufidius (General of the Volscians) – Mr. W. E. Ashcroft, Lieut. To Aufidius – Mr. Marsden, Volscian Lord – Mr. Buller, Sentinel – Mr. L. Belmore, 1st Servingman – Mr. Clements, 2nd Servingman – Mr. Ablett, A Citizen of Antium – Mr. Lambert. Romans and Volscian Senators, Patricians, Ediles, Lictors, Soldiers, Citizens, Messengers, Servants to Aufidius, and other Attendants. Period B.C 494 – 490. ACT 1 Scene 1 Rome. The Forum – J. Harker. Scene 2. A Room in Marcius's House – J. Harker. Scene 3. Near Camp of Cominius – Hawes Craven. Scene 4. Rome. A Street – Hawes Craven. Scene 5. A Street. The Forum – J. Harker. Scene 6. A Street – Hawes Craven. Scene 7. The Capitol – W. Hann. Luncheon Dinners, Teas, Suppers. Forth's Empire Luncheon Bar Birggate. Suppers from 6 to 11. Drink Vaux's Stout in pint & half-pint bottles. To be had at all Bars and Licensed Grocers. 16, New Briggate, Leeds. ? For Engagement and Wedding Rings go to Greenwood (Opposite Hop Bros.) 92, Briggate, Handsome Present with each Wedding Ring. Ask for Roderick DHU Whisky at the Bars. As supplied to Her Majesty Cerebos Table Salt. Strengthens the Food. Makes children thrive. Act 2 Scene 1 – Rome the Forum – J. Harker. Scene 2 A Street – J. Harker. Scene 3 Room in Coriolanus's House – J. Harker. Scene 4 The Forum – J. Harker. Act 3 Scene 1 Antium – Before Aufidius's House – Hawes Craven. Scene 2 A Hall in Aufidius's House – Hawes Craven. Scene 3 Rome – The Forum – J. Harker. Scene 4 A Camp near Rome – Hawes Craven. Scene 5 Rome – The Forum – J. Harker. Scene 6 – Antium – A Public place – Hawes Craven. The entire Production is from designs by Sir L. Alma Tadema, R.A. The entire Music composed by A. C. Mackenzie. The Costumes and Properties produced under the special care of Mr. Karl. Costumes executed by Messrs. K. & H. Nathan and Mrs. Nettleship. Properties by Mr. Labart and Mr. Jones. Machinist. Mr. H. G. Daber. Perruquier, Mr. Fox. Programme of Music. Prelude. Extr'acte (Voces [?]) Entr'acte (Alla Marcia). The Argument. Act 1. The play of "Coriolanus" opens in Rome, about 500 B.C. and at the crisis of a popular uprising against the Senate on account of the [?] of corn. We see the astute old Menenius, himself a Senator, by his application of the famous apologue of the Belly and the Members, somewhat assuage the violent resolutions of the mob, when Coriolanus sweeps in and at once begins taunting and upbraiding "the herd" as he afterwards calls them : though one is made to perceive at the same time that his hostility to the people as reasoned and practical, as well as a merely temperamental basis. A soldier rushes in with tidings that the neighbouring Volscian State has attacked the Roman ; discord is for the time being thrust into the background, and Coriolanus, as second in command to Cominius, sets out for the wars… We are shown something of the conflict, brought to a successful issue by the desperate valour of Coriolanus ; of his triumphant entry into Rome, where he is greeted by his stern mother and gentle wife… We are given a foretaste of the deep-laid schemes of the people's representatives, the Tribunes, for ruining Coriolanus through his impetuous pride ; and, finally, and with his nomination to the Consulship in full session of the Roman Senate, the first part of the play ends. Coriolanus has reached the zenith of his power, and in the rest of this play we watch his gradual destruction through the exercise off the very same qualities that had raised him to such glory. Telephone No. 354 Fred Verity & Son. Telegraphic Address "Verity" Call Lane, Leeds. 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This we see Coriolanus do after a fashion of his own ; and we see the people half puzzled, half awed, ratify his election until their Tribunes, coming among them, urge them to revoke their ascent. Scenes of stormy controversy ensue, ending in an attempt on the part of the Tribunes to arrest Coriolanus for treason ; this is resisted by his party, who beat off the people and prevail on Coriolanus to retire to his own home. Hear his mother (Volumnia) begs him to assuage the tumult which his head strong conduct has aroused. After many fluctuations of mood. Coriolanus consonants to his mother's advice, and with that purpose in view, reiterating his determination to behave "mildly" he moves off to the market place to meet the Tribunes. Once there he soon casts his moderation to the winds, and, by his wrath, so plays into his enemies' hands that sentence of banishment is speedily decreed against him. After a speech of mingled scorn and prophetic admonition, he turns his back upon the city and goes to seek "a world elsewhere". Act III. Sometime – at least a year – has elapsed when we again behold Coriolanus an outcast, wandering through the streets of Antium, the chief city of his former foes, the Volscians ; he asks to be directed to the house all his famous adversary Aufidius, the Volscian general. Banishment, mortified pride, privation and misery have so wrought upon his mind that's in the bitterness of his heart he has decided to seek out Aufidius, and either perish at his hands or, if Aufidius so will to second him in his projected attack on Rome. He carries out his purpose. Aufidius is so touched at the spectacle of his great vanquishers physical misery – "though thy tackle's torn thou show'st a noble vessel" – that he passionately embraces is offer of help ; and henceforth Coriolanus is committed to the Volscians … Their arms meet with the most instant and unparalleled success. But the jealousy of Coriolanus extinguished in Aufidius' breast during a few moments of generous enthusiasm begins to revive ; though up to the present the former's conduct of the Volscian campaign leaves no loophole for complaint. Cominius and Menenius both had come to implore him for mercy to Rome, and had both been peremptorily sent back… Now, as a last hope, Coriolanus' mother, wife and child came into the camp to supplicate him. Coriolanus long fights down his rising pity, but at last he's engagements to the Volscians and his thirst for vengeance give way before the passionate pleadings of his mother, and he determines to make terms with Rome, though at the same time declaring his intention of returning to Antium with Aufidius , clearly showing thereby that he means henceforth to live and die a Volscian… He does return to Antium ; as soon as that city is reached, Aufidius throws of his mask of friendship and charges Coriolanus with treason. To the last Coriolanus is the victim of his own impetuosity. Baseness and deceit his nature can never quietly endure. Instead of answering Aufidius' accusation he turns in noble wrath upon his perfidious associate : and hurling in the teeth of the surrounding Volscian host the recollection of his former exploits against them, superb in his defiant isolation, he falls under the swords of he's infuriated assailants… Pity succeeds to rage, and now Aufidius joins in the solemn procession that bears the warrior's body with martial rights to the funeral pyre. High-class Bootmaker 57, Briggate, leeds. W. P. Wynne, Sole Agent for – "Ariel," "Bective," "Crescent," "Hanan & Sons" (New York) and "k" Boots and Shoes. Ladies' and Gentlemen's Hunting, Riding and Shooting Boots. The Country Hotel (Family and Commercial) Vicar Lane, Leeds. Good Stock Rooms. Proprietor – W. H. Fogg. Tuesday Evening, Sept, 17th, at 7-30 – King Charles I. Wednesday Evening, Sept, 18th at 7-30. – Madame Sans-Gene. Thursday Evening, Sept, 19th at 7-30 – The Merchant of Venice. Friday Evening, Sept 20th, at 7.30 – The Lyons Mail. 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