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6 July 1901

The Merchant of Venice

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

Programme, two copies

Date Saturday 6 July 1901 [11]
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) July 6 1901
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 2pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Music Director J. H. Pitt
Document ID ET-D250 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as Shylock; Ellen Terry as Portia; Laurence Irving as Antonio and Maude Milton as Nerissa.
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Royal Lyceum Theatre, MANAGING DIRECTOR - Mr. J. Comyns Carr. The Merchant of Venice. Henry Irving and MISS Ellen Terry.

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To-Day, Saturday, July 6, 1901, at 2 o'clock Shakespeare's Comedy The Merchant of Venice in Five Acts Shylock – Henry Irving, Bassiano – Mr. Arthur Royston, Duke of Venice – Mr. R. P. Tabb, Antonio – Mr. Laurence Irving, Prince of Morocco – Mr. James. S. Hearn, Salanio – Mr. W. Lugg, Salarino – Mr. Lionel Belmore, Gratiano – Mr. F. Tyars, Lorenzo – Mr. W. E. Ashcroft, Tubal – Mr. J. Archer, Launcelot, Gobbo – Mr. Charles Dodsworth, Old Gobbo – Mr. T. Reynolds, Gaoler – Mr. W. Graham, Leonardo, Mr. H. R. Cook, Balthazar – Mr. W. Marion, Stephano – Mr. W. Ablett, Clerk of the Court – Mr. C. H. Kenny, Jessica – Miss Mabel Hackney, Nerissa – Miss Maud Milton, 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. Room in Portia's House – W. Hann. Scene 2 – Venice. A Street - Hawes Craven. Scene 3 – Belmont. Room in Portia's House – W. Hann. Scene 4 – Venice. A Street - Hawes Craven. Scene 5 – Belmont. Room in Portia's House – W. Hann. Act IV. Scene – Venice. A Court of Justice - Hawes Craven. Act V. Scene – Portia's Garden, with Terrace - Hawes Craven. Programme of Music. Overture – "Merchant of Venice" – Hamilton Clarke. Entr'acte "Air de Ballet" – Gounod. Entr'acte (a) "Chant Sans Paroles" – Tuchaikovsky (b) "Portia" – Hamilton Clarke. Entr'acte (a) Three Dance – "Henry VIII" – Edward Pitt German (b) Ballet Music "Faust" – Gounod. Entr'acte (a) "Romance," No. 1 - J. H. Pitt (b) "Aubade Printaniere" – Lacombe. Special Performance the Lyons Mail, to-night at 8.15. Lesurques Dubose Henry Irving. Waterloo and the Bells Next Monday and Tuesday evenings, July 8 and 9. Waterloo and the Bells – Evenings July 8, 9, 18. Mornings July 13. The Merchant of Venice – Evenings July 11, 12, 19. Mornings July 10, 17. The Lyons Mail – Evenings July 10, 17. Nance Oldfield and the Bells – Evening July 13. King Charles I. – Evenings July 15. Louis XI – Evening July 16. Coriolanus – Evening July 20.

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