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Catalogue of the Larpent Plays

 

List of Plays and Identified Prologues, etc.

 

1. The Nest of Plays. Three comedies, 1 act each. Hildebrand Jacob.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 27, 1737, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 25, 1737/8.
MS: contains The Prodigal Reform'd, The Happy Constancy, and The Tryal of Conjugal Love; numerous deletions, corrections, and insertions; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1738 (K-D 286): virtually identical; corrections in MS incorporated in printed text.
 

2. Art and Nature. Comedy, 5 acts. James Miller.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 12, 1737/8, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Feb. 16.
MS: a few passages deleted by Examiner; epilogue; cast. Comp. 1738 (K-D 240): a number of passages in MS, including those marked for deletion, not printed.
J.P.C. in B.D. calls attention to The Pigeon Pie (1738), a satire upon Miller.
 

3. The Coffee House. Dramatic piece, 1 act. James Miller.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 12, 1737/8, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Jan. 26.
MS: slight additions included, and one correction required by Examiner; prologue. Comp. 1737 (K-D 240): slight differences.
 

4. The Death of Agamemnon. Tragedy, 5 acts. James Thomson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 14, 1737/8, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. (as Agamemnon) Apr. 6, 1738.
MS: a few deletions and alterations; prologue. Comp. Agamemnon, 1738 (Dev HC 5): extensive differences, especially in Acts III-V.
 

Larpent Plays, 1737

 

5. Sir John Cockle at Court. Farce, 1 act. Robert Dodsley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 21, 1737/8, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: endorsed X; a number of deleted passages; corrections and several songs inserted. Comp. 1738 (K-D 267): MS contains two scenes not printed; other differences slight.
 

6. Comus: A Mask. John Dalton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 9, 1737/8, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Mar. 4.
MS: title-page states, Alter'd from Milton's Mask at Ludlow Castle and adapted to the Stage; some alterations; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1738 (133952): a number of slight differences.
 

7. Parthenius. [Partenio (?).] Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts. Paolo Antonio Rolli.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Mar. 14, 1738 (?).
Printed copy, 1738.
 

8. Xerxes. Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 15, 1738.
Printed copy, 1738.
 

9. Marina. Play, 3 acts. George Lillo.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 6, 1738, A. Hallam, C.G. Prod. Aug. 1.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1738 (K-D 345): slight differences throughout, with considerable differences in Act II.
 

10. Robin Goodfellow; or, The Rival Sisters. Pantomime, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 17, 1738, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Oct. 30.
MS: slight revisions.
 

11. Margery. Burlesque opera, 3 acts. Henry Carey.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 25, 1738, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Dec. 9.
MS: Comp. 3d ed., 1738 (K-D 214): slight differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1738

 

12. Edward and Eleonora. Tragedy, 5 acts. James Thomson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 23, 1738/9, John Rich, C.G. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: notice endorsed, by Chetwynd(?), forbid to be acted by the Ld. Chamberlain the 26th. March. 1738/9. Comp. 1739 (123625): slight differences.
 

13. The Fatal Retirement. Tragedy, 5 acts. Anthony Brown.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 26, 1739, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Nov. 12.
MS: some lines and numerous interpolations in hand of author; prologue and epilogue; note, Brown to Chetwynd, Fryday Oct. 19. 1739; cast. Comp. 1739 (K-D 16): most of the passages deleted in MS are printed.
 

14. Sir John Falstaff in Masquerade. Farce, 2 acts. Samuel Johnson (of Cheshire).

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 26, 1739, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. H2, Apr. 11, 1741.
MS: a number of passages canceled; several corrections in hand of author.
See No. 29.
 

15. An Hospital for Fools. Dramatic fable, 1 act. James Miller.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 1(?), 1739, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Nov. 15.
MS: the mark X and frequent deletions appear in text; cast. Comp. 1739 (K-D 240): numerous differences.
 

16. Britons Strike Home; or, The Sailor's Rehearsal. Farce, 1 act. Edward Phillips.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 5, 1739, Charles Fletewood, D. L. Prod. Dec. 31.
MS: endorsed X; title-page endorsed, by Mr. phillips. damned; numerous passages deleted, some marked X in margin; some corrections; cast. Comp. 1739 (K-D 221): numerous though minor differences; some lines deleted in MS are printed.
 

Larpent Plays, 1739

 

17. Arminius. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Paterson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 15, 1739, Charles Fletewood, D. L. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: endorsed, by Chetwynd(?), by Mr. Patterson Forbid the 4th. Janry. 1739/10. Comp. 1740 (147269): substantially the same.
 

18. Rosalinda. Musical drama, 1 pt. John Lockman.

Scope and Content Note

Application 18 Decr. 1739 This piece is to be represented at my House. Jas. Hugford. Prod. Hickman's Room, Jan. 4, 1740.
MS: some corrections, in hand of author(?); included are: Imitations. Argument, to ye. following Sonnet; an account of the circumstances attendant upon the composition of a sonnet by Henault, who speaks to ye Embrio in ye Person of Madlle de Guerchi; and the sonnet, in French. Comp. 1740 (K-D 46): virtually identical.
 

19. Elmerick; or, Justice Triumphant. Tragedy, 5 acts. George Lillo.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 5, 1739/40, Charles Fletewood, D. L. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: numerous deletions and alterations; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1740 (K-D 345): slight differences.
 

20. Orpheus and Eurydice, [with The Metamorphoses of Harlequin]. Pantomime. Lewis Theobald (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 4, 1739/40, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Feb. 12.
MS. Comp. Orpheus and Eurydice, 1739 (K-D 308): slight differences; comic portions not printed.
 

21. Polite Conversation. Dramatic dialogues. From Jonathan Swift.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 28, 1740, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Apr. 23.
MS: prologue. (Prologue is by James Miller, who may have made the adaptation.)
 

22. Lethe; or, Esop in the Shades. Farce, 1 act. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 1 (?), 1740, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Apr. 15.
MS. Comp. 1749 (K-D 418): material differences.
See No. 72.
 

Larpent Plays, 1740

 

23. The Camp Visitants. Comedy, 1 act. James Miller (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 11, 1740, Charles Fletewood, D.L.
MS: a few corrections and several excisions.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is wholly in the hand writing of the Revd. James Miller.
 

24. The Wedding Night; or, Tamer Tam'd. Comedy, 5 acts. From John Feltcher, The Woman's Prize.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 13, 1740, Charles Fletewood, D.L.
MS.
 

25. The Blind Beggar of Bednal Green. Farce, 1 act. Robert Dodsley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 27, 1740, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Apr. 3, 1741.
MS. Comp. 1741 (K-D 267): slight differences.
 

26. L'Allegro, ed Il Penseroso. Oratorio, 3 pts. Charles Jennens, from John Milton.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., George Frideric Handel, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Prod. 1740.
MS. Comp. 1743 (27170) and n.d. (K-D 413): slight differences; Part III not printed in 1743 ed.
 

27. Alfred. Masque, 3 acts. James Thomson and David Mallet.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 9, 1740/1, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Mar. 20, 1744/5 (privately at Cliveden, Aug. 1, 1740).
MS. Comp. 1740 (32311): MS contains an act between the two of the printed version.
See No. 51.
 

28. The Whim; or, The Merry-Cheat. Ballad opera, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 30 (?), 1741, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Apr. 17.
MS: application states, for Mrs. Vinc[ent's?] Benefit; prologue and table of songs.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Prol calls the author 'a young and inexperienced bard.'
 

Larpent Plays, 1741

 

29. The Fool Made Wise; or, Sir John Falstaff in Masquerade. Operatical comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Johnson (of Cheshire).

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Samuel Johnson, H2. Prod. Apr. 11, 1741. MS: partly in hand of author; numerous corrections and insertions. See No. 14.
 

30. Alessandro in Persia. Melodrama (Italian and English), 3 acts. Francesco Vanneschi.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Oct. 31, 1741. Printed copy, 1741.
 

31. The Lying Valet, Epilogue to.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken Goodman's Fields, Nov. 30, 1741. MS.
 

32. Penelope. Melodrama (Italian and English), 3 acts. Paolo Antonio Rolli.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Dec. 12, 1741. Printed copy, 1741.
 

33. [Miss Lucy in Town.] Farce, 1 act. Henry Fielding.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 5, 1741/2, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. May 6, 1742.
MS: title added in later hand (J.P.C.'s?); cover endorsed New Farce X 1741; cast. Comp. 1742 (125939); virtually identical.
 

34. Scipione in Cartagine. Melodrama (English and Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Mar. (?), 1742.
Printed copy, 1742.
 

Larpent Plays, 1742

 

35. Gianguir. Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts. Apostolo Zeno.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 2, 1742.
Printed copy, 1742.
 

36. Regulus. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Havard.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 20 (?), 1742, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Feb. 21, 1743/4.
MS: dated Dec. 20, 1742, by Chetwynd(?); prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1744 (K-D 287): slight differences.
 

37. A Prologue on Shakespeare and His Writings. An Epilogue on Shakespeare's Women Characters.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 7, 1742/3, Charles Fletewood, D.L. MS.
 

38. Samson. Oratorio, 3 acts. Newburgh Hamilton, from John Milton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 10, 1742/3, John Rich and George Frederick Handel, C.G. Prod. Feb. 18.
MS: some corrections. Comp. 1743 (28347): slight differences. See No. 40.
 

39. The Wedding Day. Comedy, 5 acts. Henry Fielding.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 19, 1742/3, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Feb. 17. MS: endorsed X and 1742/3; a few passages marked for omission. Comp. 1743 (123356): minor differences.
 

40. Samson. Oratorio, 3 acts. Newburgh Hamilton, from John Milton.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 18, 1742/3.
Printed copy, 1743.
See No. 38.
 

41. Rossane. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Oct. or Nov., 1743(?).
MS: numerous corrections and insertions; passages marked for omission; title-page states, An old opera by Mr. Handel acted...1726. To be reviv'd now in 8br. or 9br. 1743. Comp. Alessandro, 1726 (131382): slight differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1744

 

42. Alfonso. Melodrama (English and Italian), 3 acts. Paolo Antonio Rolli.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Jan. 3, 1744.
Printed copy, 1744.
 

43. The Story of Semele. Oratorio, 3 pts. From William Congreve.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 10, 1744.
MS: some corrections in hand of Handel. Comp. 1744 (K-D 413): slight differences.
 

44. Albumazar. [The Astrologer.] Comedy, 5 acts. James Ralph from Thomas Tomkis.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Apr. 3, 1744.
MS: a number of minor corrections. (Dated in B.C., wrongly, 1773.) Comp. The Astrologer, 1744 (K-D 191): a few slight differences.
 

45. Aristodemo, [Tiraimo di Cuma (?)]. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. [Paolo Antonio Rolli?]

Note

The title of this MS may be Aristodemo, but as that is the first name in the dramatis personae the title on the Bridgewater Library cover may be a wrong guess. As the endorsement on the first page, made in the office of the Examiner (?), is an X, the MS is probably pre-Larpent. Its general appearance also seems to me to indicate a date earlier than that assigned by Collier (?) and the Bridgewater Catalogue. Also, in the cast three singers whom I have tentatively identified, place the performance, if I am correct, at about 1745. They are Signor [Angelo Maria] Monticelli, who was in London from 1741 to 1746; Signora [Giulia] Frasi, who first appeared in London in 1743; and Signora Visconti, who was prima donna there during the forties. As both Monticelli and Frasi appear in the cast given in the MS, it must be for a performance between 1743 and 1746. It may therefore be Aristodemo, Tiraimo di Cuma, pasticcio, ascribed to [Paolo Antonio?] Rolli (by Nicoll, Early Eighteenth Century Drama [2d ed.], p. 389), H1, April 3, 1744.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Prod. H1, Apr. 3, 1744?]
MS: endorsed X; cast. (Dated in B.C., wrongly, King's Theatre Haymarket Jany. 9th. 1814.)
 

46. Mahomet [the Impostor]. Tragedy, 5 acts. James Miller and John Hoadly.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 16, 1744, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Apr. 25.
MS. Comp. 1744 (K-D 240): slight differences.
 

47. The Temple of Dullness, with The Humours of Sigr. Capochio and Sigra. Dorinna. Comic opera, 2 acts. Lewis Theobald.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 12, 1744/5, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. (originally, as The Happy Captive) H2, Apr. 16, 1741.
MS: contains A Short Preface, by way of Argument to the following Piece; cast. Comp. 1745 (K-D 30): virtually identical.
 

48. The Picture; or, The Cuckold in Conceit. Farce, 1 act. James Miller.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 8, 1744/5, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 11.
Printed copy: endorsed with title and date, 1744; MS corrections and insertions; two songs added and MS cast given. Comp. 1745 (K-D 240): songs added in MS and other corrections incorporated in 1745 ed.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The printed title page was torn away but it [the play] obviously must have been in print before the 8vo. of 1745.
 

49. Papal Tyranny [in the Reign of King John], Epilogue to.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken C.G., Feb. 15, 1745 (?).
MS.
 

50. Tancred and Sigismunda. Tragedy, 5 acts. James Thomson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 14, 1744/5, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 18.
MS: numerous corrections. Comp. 1745 (148064): slight differences; a few passages deleted in MS are printed.
 

51. Alfred the Great. Opera, 3 acts. From James Thomson and David Mallet.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Mar. 20, 1745 (?).
Printed copy: title-page and pp. 19-22 lacking.
See No. 27.
 

Larpent Plays, 1745

 

52. Belshazzar. Oratorio, 3 acts. Charles Jennens (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Mar. 27, 1745 (?).
MS. (Tentatively identified with Handel's opera.)
 

53. Love and Friendship. Serenata, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., William Defesch. Prod. C.G., Mar. 1744/5 (?).
Printed copy, 1734. Comp. 1744 (K-D 42): identical.
 

54. Epilogue, for Mrs. Woffington in the Character of Britannia.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 19, 1745, Richard Cross, D.L. (Spoken before The Nonjuror, Oct. 22, 1745?)
MS.
 

55. The Alternative, Tyranny or Liberty. Historical play, 5 acts. Charles Macklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 11, 1745/6, Richard Cross for James Lacy, D.L. Prod. (as King Henry VII; or, The Popish Impostor) Jan. 18.
MS: prologue. Comp. King Henry the VII, etc., 1746 (K-D 346): numerous differences.
 

56. Il Trionfo della Continenza. Drama (Italian and English), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Jan. 28, 1746.
Printed copy, 1745.
 

57. The Double Disappointment. Farce, 1 act. Moses Mendez.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 1, 1745/6, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 18.
MS: endorsed X; previous title, The double Deceit, deleted; prologue. Comp. 1760 (K-D 26): numerous differences, each version containing songs and dialogue not in the other; prologue not printed. (This, the 1st, ed. is as it is acted at... Covent Garden, and is much later than the MS.)
 

Larpent Plays, 1746

 

58. A Will and No Will; or, A Bone for the Lawyers. Farce, 2 acts. Charles Macklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 15, 1746, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 23.
MS: a few corrections; notice states, for Mrs. Macklin's benefit; prologue.
 

59. Prologue in Honour of the Duke of Cumberland & His Glorious Victory over the Rebels. Theophilus Cibber.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Richard Cross, D.L. Spoken May 2, 1746.
MS: notice, signed by Cross, states, for his own benefit.
 

60. Antigono. [Antigone?] Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts. Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, May 13, 1746 (?).
Printed copy, 1746.
 

61. Sir Roger de Coverly; or, The Merry Christmas. Dramatic entertainment, 2 acts. _____ Dorman (of Hampstead).

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 16, 1746, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 30.
MS: several canceled passages. Comp. 1740 (K-D 7): no material differences; canceled passages are printed.
 

62. Miss in Her Teens; or, The Medley of Lovers. Farce, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 29, 1746, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 17, 1746/7.
MS: a number of corrections and excisions; several insertions in hand of author; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1747 (K-D 142): MS contains an opening scene not printed; various other minor differences.
 

63. The Rake. Comedy, 5 acts. Benjamin Hoadly.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., John Rich, C.G. Prod. (as The Suspicious Husband), Feb. 12, 1747.
MS: a number of corrections and revisions. Comp. The Suspicious Husband, 1747 (Dev HC 26): minor differences.
 

64. The New Play Criticiz'd; or, The Plague of Envy. [The Suspicious Husband Criticized; or, The Plague of Envy.] Farce, 1 act. Charles Macklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 17, 1746/7, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 24.
MS: a few corrections; included, Rough draught of an Epilogue, in hand of Macklin(?), annotated, N B. This will damn the piece; notice states, I have given Mr. Macklin leave to perform this Piece at His Benefit at My Theatre; two copies of prologue.
 

65. Judas Macchabaeus. Oratorio, 3 acts. Thomas Morell.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 1, 1747.
MS: title-page signed by George Frederick Handel. Comp. 1762 (K-D 379): various differences. (The MS probably gives the version of 1747 [not available].)
 

66. The Tameing of the Shrew, Alterations In.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 14, 1747, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Not produced as altered (?).
MS: alterations marked for insertion at specific points on pages of a copy of play. (Ed. to which they apply not identified.)
 

67. La Ingratitudine Punita. Drama Pastorale (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, Jan. 12, 1748.
MS: endorsed X; cast.
 

68. The Foundling. Comedy, 5 acts. Edward Moore.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 22, 1747/8, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 13.
MS: endorsed X; some deletions and corrections; some passages marked X; prologue. Comp. 1748 (Dev 8vo 10): minor differences throughout; some parts in MS not printed.
 

69. Joshua. Oratorio, 3 pts. Thomas Morell.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 9, 1748.
MS. Comp. 1748 (K-D 434): slight differences. (Dated erroneously in B.C., 1602.)
 

Larpent Plays, 1748

 

70. Alexander [Balus]. Oratorio, 3 pts. Thomas Morell.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 23, 1748.
MS: several deletions and corrections; a few lines added, in Handel's hand(?). Comp. 1748 (147140): a few minor differences.
 

71. The Henpeck'd Captain; or, The Humours of the Militia. Farce, 1 act. Richard Cross.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Announced for production, D.L., Apr. 29, 1748; not produced (?). (See B.D. and Nicoll, Early Eighteenth Century Drama, p. 316.)
MS: in hand of author(?); 1 p. lacking(?).
 

72. Lethe. Farce, 1 act. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Applications Oct. 25, 1748, David Garrick and James Lacy, and Dec. 26, 1771, unsigned, D.L. Prod., with alterations, Jan. 2, 1749, and Jan. 11, 1772.
MS: insertion contains the Fribble additions of 1771. Comp. 1749 (K-D 418): several notable differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The entry in Larpents List is this-'Lethe or Esop in the Shades a Dramatic Satire acted at Drury Lane-Managers Letter signed C. Fletewood April 1st 1740.' nine years before it was printed: afterwards this occurs-'Lethe, a farce with alterations acted at Drury Lane. Managers letter signed D. Garrick & J. Lacy in 1748'-and in '1771 the following-'Lethe with an additional Scene performed at Drury Lane-Managers letter signed D. Garrick 1771'-. [But the manager's letter in 1771 is unsigned. Collier also copies, in this note, the managers' letter of 1748.]
See No. 22.
 

73. La Comedia in Comedia. Opera (English and Italian), 3 acts. Francesco Vanneschi.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 8, 1748.
Printed copy, 1748.
 

74. Coriolanus. Tragedy, 5 acts. James Thomson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 12, 1748, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 13, 1749.
MS: some corrections. Comp. 1749 (K-D 143): MS contains some lines not printed.
 

75. Orazio. Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 29, 1748.
Printed copy, 1748.
 

76. The Triumph Peace: A Masque. Robert Dodsley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 9, 1749 [1748/9?], David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 21, 1748/9.
MS. Comp 1749 (K-D 267): virtually the same.
 

77. The Intriguing Chambermaid, Addition to.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Mar. 13, 1748/9.
MS: endorsed Addition to the Intriguing Chambermaid performed for Mrs. Clives benefit 1748/9.
 

78. Solomon. Oratorio, 3 acts. Thomas Morell.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 17, 1749.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. n.d. (K-D 413): great differences.
 

79. Henry and Emma; or, The Nut-Brown Maid. Musical drama, 2 acts. From Matthew Prior; songs by Thomas Augustine Arne.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 31, 1749.
MS: some erased passages, and one song marked out. Comp. Songs in Henry and Emma, 1749 (K-D 50): numerous differences.
 

80. The Little French Lawyer. Farce, 1 act. From Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 29, 1749, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Oct. 7.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions, additions, and corrections, some in Garrick's hand; cast.
J.P.C. in B.D.: If this piece were not got up by Garrick, all the corrections &c. in the Licensers copy were in his hand writing. [The corrections by Garrick are slight and do not justify J.P.C.'s inference.]
 

Larpent Plays, 1749

 

81. Edward the Black Prince; or, The Battle of Poictiers. Historical tragedy, 5 acts. William Shirley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 3, 1749, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 6, 1750.
MS: numerous corrections; included, An Appropriate National Prologue to the Revival of Edward the Black Prince (D.L., May 26, 1803?). Comp. 1750 (147794): no important differences.
 

82. The Chaplet: A Masque. Musical entertainment, 2 pts. Moses Mendez.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 29, 1749, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS. Comp. 1749 (Dev 8vo 48): MS contains several stanzas and one complete song not printed.
 

83. Madama Ciana. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. Giovanni Barlocci (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1 (?), Jan. 13, 1750 (?).
MS. (Dated 1787 in B.C.)
 

84. The Roman Father. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Whitehead.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 23, 1749/50, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 24.
MS. Comp. 1750 (K-D 319): minor differences.
 

85. Don Saverio; or, The Modern Traveller. Musical drama, 2 acts. Thomas Augustine Arne (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 12, 1749/50, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 15.
MS: numerous deletions; cast. Comp. 1750 (K-D 26): lines deleted in MS not printed; a few slight variations.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The proof of it [Arne's authorship] is that the copy sent to the Licenser was wholly in Arne's hand-writing.
 

86. [The Rehearsal; or, Bays in Petticoats.] Farce, 1 act. Catherine Clive.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 5, 1749/50, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 15.
MS: endorsed, in hand of Garrick (?), No Title; notice states, for Mrs. Clive's benefit; included, The New Scene in Mrs. Clive's Farce. Comp. 1753 (K-D 22): considerable differences; The New Scene, presumably submitted later than the original farce, is the final scene of the printed version.
 

87. Il Trionfo di Camilla. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Silvio Stampiglia (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Mar. 31, 1750.
MS: endorsed X. (Dated [wrongly?] 1765 in B.C.)
 

88. La Serva Padrona. Opera (Italian), 2 pts. Gennaro Antonio Federico.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 27, 1750 (?).
MS: cast.
 

89. Robin Hood: An English Burletta. 2 acts. Moses Mendez.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 19, 1750, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 13.
MS. Comp. 1751 (K-D 12): numerous discrepancies.
 

90. Gil Blas. Comedy, 5 acts. Edward Moore.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 3, 1751, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 2.
MS. Comp. 1751 (146946): MS contains brief scenes not printed; other differences slight.
 

Larpent Plays, 1750

 

91. The Earle of Essex. Tragedy, 5 acts. Henry Jones.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 14, 1750/1, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Feb. 21, 1753.
MS: much corrected and many passages erased; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1753 (Dev HC 13): numerous and important differences.
 

92. A Lick at the Town. Dramatic prelude, 1 act. Henry Woodward.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 6, 1751, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 16.
MS: notice states, for Woodward's benefit; prologue and epilogue.
 

93. The Virtuoso. Farce, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 28, 1751, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as Taste) Jan. 13, 1751/2.
MS. Comp. Taste, 1752 (K-D 238): slight differences.
See Nos. 149 and 194.
 

94. The Oracle. Comedy, 1 act. Susannah Maria Cibber.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 25, 1752, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 17.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Cibber's benefit; prologue (2 versions), epilogue, and Cinthia's Song. Comp. 1752 (K-D 49): slight differences.
 

95. Jeptha. Oratorio, 3 pts. Thomas Morell.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 26, 1752.
MS: title-page endorsed, by J.P.C.(?): Handells piece. It is said that Handel became blind during the composition of this Oratorio but see his autograph Feb. 15th. 1752 at the end; signed, George Frideric Handel London Covent Garden February 10th 1752. Comp. [1751?] (K-D 379): virtually the same.
 

96. Covent Garden Theatre; or, Pasquin Turn'd Drawcan-sir. Dramatic satire, 2 acts. Charles Macklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., John Rich, C.G. Prod. Apr. 8, 1752.
MS: endorsed X; text marked frequently with X and brackets; notice states, for Macklin's benefit.
 

Larpent Plays, 1753

 

97. The Gamester. Tragedy, 5 acts. Edward Moore.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 9, 1753, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 7.
MS. Comp. 1753 (Dev HC 16): slight differences.
 

98. [The Brothers.] Tragedy [5 acts]. Edward Young.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 24, 1753, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 3.
MS: Act V lacking; no title; numerous deletions, corrections, and additions, some by Garrick. Comp. 1753 (K-D 279): numerous differences, particularly in Acts I and II.
 

99. Hercules's Choice of Pleasure or Virtue, and The Occasional Oratorio. Oratorios (fragments).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as The Choice of Hercules) C.G., Mar. 14, 1753 (?), and (as The Occasional Oratorio) C.G., Mar. 14, 1746.
MS: contains fragments, only, of the two oratorios; last page signed, George Frideric Handel.
 

100. The Englishman in Paris, Epilogue and Additions To.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. with occasional prologue, D.L., Oct. 20, 1753.
MS. (These alterations may apply to the performance noted.)
 

101. Boadicia. Tragedy, 5 acts. Richard Glover.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 21, 1753, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 1.
MS: a few corrections and some deleted passages; prologue. Comp. 1753 (145250): slight differences.
 

102. La Moglie A Forza; O Sia, La Finta Contadino. Intermezzo (Italian and French), 2 pts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 9, 1754, John Rich, C.G.
Printed copy, Amsterdam, 1752.
 

Larpent Plays, 1754

 

103. Lo Studente Alla Moda. Opera (Italian and French), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 9, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 18.
Printed copy, Amsterdam, 1752: endorsed X.
 

104. Philoclea. Tragedy, 5 acts. McNamara Morgan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 9, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 22.
MS. Comp. 1754 (K-D 38): MS contains passages not printed.
 

105. The Knights. Farce, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 16, 1754, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 9, (previously H2, 1749).
MS: endorsed X; some corrections, added lines, and prologue in hand of author. Comp. 1754 (K-D 238): slight differences.
 

106. Artaserse. Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts. From Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Jan. 29, 1754.
Printed copy, 1754.
 

107. L'Amor Costante; O Sia, Il Finto Femmina. Opera (Italian and French), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 8, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Feb. 11.
Printed copy, Amsterdam, 1752: endorsed X.
 

108. Constantine the Great. Tragedy, 5 acts. Philip Francis.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 15, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1754 (Dev HC 8): slight differences.
 

109. Virginia. Tragedy, 5 acts. Henry Crisp.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 18, 1754, David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & Self, D.L. Prod. Feb. 25.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1754 (Dev HC 28): numerous differences, especially at end of Act IV.
 

110. The Sheep Shearing; or, Florizel and Perdita. Comedy, 2 acts. McNamara Morgan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 18, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 25.
MS: prologue. Comp. Dublin, 1767 (K-D 219): various differences, especially in songs; prologue differs considerably.
 

111. Creüsa, Queen of Athens. Tragedy [5 acts]. William Whitehead.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 2, 1754, David Garrick for himself and Mr. Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 20.
MS: incomplete, containing Acts I and II and part of Act III; prologue and two epilogues. Comp. 1754 (K-D 221): few differences, except in prologue.
 

112. The Grumbler. Farce, 2 acts. From Charles Sedley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 22, 1754, David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Apr. 30.
MS: endorsed 1754 X; a few passages deleted; notice states, for Pritchard's benefit; cast.
 

113. Attilio Regolo. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Francesco Vanneschi, H1. Prod. May 11, 1754.
MS: a few corrections and marginal notations.
 

114. L'Arcadia in Brenta. Burletta (Italian and English), 3 acts. Carlo Goldoni.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 11, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Nov. 18.
Printed copy, 1755 [ sic].
 

115. Barbarossa. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Brown.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 3, 1754, David Garrick, for Himself & Mr Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 17.
MS: endorsed X; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1755 (113189): slight differences.
 

116. La Famiglia de Bertoldi alla Corte del Rè Alboino. Burletta (Italian and French), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 6, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Dec. 9.
Printed copy, Bertoldo, Bertoldino, e Cacasenno, Amsterdam, 1754: title, La Famiglia de Bertoldi..., written on flyleaf.
 

117. Epilogue. (After this Bounteous, well-intended Play.)

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 6, 1755, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Jan. 8 (?).
MS.
 

118. Prologue. [Epilogue?] (In every Reign, in every Clime.)

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 11, 1755, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Jan. 14 (?).
MS.
 

119. Appius. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Moncrieff.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 17, 1755, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 6.
MS: many erasures and corrections; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1755 (146912): variations slight, except in last half of Act V.
 

120. The Brave Irishman; or, The Irishman in London. Farce, 2 acts. From Thomas Sheridan (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 18, 1755, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 22 (originally, as The Honest Irishman; or, The Cuckold in Conceit, Dublin, 1737).
MS: notice states, for Sparks's benefit. Comp. The Brave Irishman; or, Captain O'Blunder, Dublin, 1754 (K-D 284): MS differs so greatly from this ed. that it seems to be a different play based on the same source, Sheridan's farce (?). (See B.D., II, 80-81.)
 

121. Andromaca. Opera (Italian) (2 acts?). From Antonio Salvi.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Francesco Vanneschi, H1. Prod. Nov. 11, 1755.
MS: incomplete, containing only first act.
 

122. Florizel and Perdita. A dramatic pastoral, 3 acts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 14, 1756, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 21.
MS: a few corrections by Garrick. Comp. 1758 (K-D 319): numerous differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1756

 

123. The Tempest. Opera, 3 acts. David Garrick, from William Shakespeare.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 9, 1756, David Garrick, for Himself & Mr. Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 11.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. Prologue comp. A Dialogue between an Actor and a Critic, by Robert Lloyd, in St. James's Magazine, 1762 (Dev 8vo 22): differs only minutely. Play comp. 1756 (K-D 122): almost identical.
 

124. Athelstan. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Brown.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 18, 1756, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prof. Feb. 27.
MS. Comp. 1756 (K-D 345): various minor differences.
 

125. The Kept Mistress; or, The Mock Orators. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 7, 1756, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as The Mock Orators), Apr. 10.
MS: notice states, for Yates's benefit.
 

126. Amphitryon; or, The Two Sosias. Comedy, 5 acts. John Hawkesworth, from John Dryden.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 15, 1756, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 15.
Printed copy of Dryden's play, 1732, interleaved with alterations and deletions by Hawkesworth. Comp. 1756 (K-D 283): virtually identical; alterations incorporated in printed text.
 

127. [Lilliput.] Farce, 1 act. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 24, 1756, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 3.
MS: no title. Comp. 1757 (K-D 99): differs only slightly.
 

128. Il Re Pastore. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. From Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Peter Crawford, H1. Prod. Jan. 22, 1757.
MS: numerous corrections and erasures; cast. (L.L. states, The letter signed Signora Regina Mingotti in 1757.)
 

Larpent Plays, 1757

 

129. The Author. Farce, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 27, 1757, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 5.
MS: a few corrections by author. Comp. 1757 (90220): only slight differences.
 

130. The Modern Fine Gentleman. Farce, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 14, 1757, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 24.
MS: cast. Comp. The Male-Coquette; or, Seventeen Hundred Fifty-Seven, 1757 (K-D 99): numerous differences.
 

131. The Upholsterer; or, What News. Farce, 2 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 16, 1757, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 30, 1758.
MS. Comp. 1758 (K-D 190): numerous and extensive differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was played at Covent Garden afterwards Priscilla Rich and John Beard in 1763 requesting from the Lord Chamberlain licence to act it as 'altered & added to'-
In 1791 it appears to have been revived at Covent Garden and Harris the Manager sent 'Additions to the Upholdsterer a Farce' to Larpent to be licensed-The additions are stated to have been by Murphy.
See Nos. 227 and 890.
 

132. [The Provok'd Husband], Epilogue for Lady Townly.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 14, 1757, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Apr. 15.
MS: notice states, to be Spoke, to Morrow Night.
 

133. The Tamer Tam'd. Farce, 3 acts. From John Fletcher, The Woman's Prize.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 25, 1757, David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Apr. 30.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...probably the work of Garrick, though not included in the list of pieces altered &c by him.
 

134. Rosmira. Opera (Italian) (2 acts?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, May 5, 1757.
MS: incomplete, containing only Act I; numerous corrections; cast.
 

135. Euristeo. Opera (Italian), 10 scenes. Apostolo Zeno.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 31, 1757, Peter Crawford for Sigr. Regina Mingotti-Manager of ye Operas, H1. Prod. May 31.
MS: numerous corrections; cast.
 

136. Euristeo. Opera (English and Italian), 3 acts. Apostolo Zeno.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, May 31, 1757.
Printed copy, 1757.
 

137. The Conscious Lovers, Prologue and Epilogue TO. John(?) Lockman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 8, 1757, John Rich, C.G.
MS: notice states, to be spoken on Thursday the Fifteenth of this Instant...for the Benefit of the City of London Lying in Hospital; under heading it is stated, By Mr Lockman.
 

138. The Gamester[s]. Comedy, 5 acts. David Garrick, from James Shirley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 12, 1757, David Garrick for Mr. Lacy & self, D.L. Prod. Dec. 22.
MS. Comp. 1758 (145220): printed version contains scenes in Act III not in MS.
 

139. [The Insolvent; or, Filial Piety.] Tragedy, 5 acts. Aaron Hill.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 9, 1758, Theophilus Cibber, H2. Prod. Mar. 6.
MS: marked Untitled; some corrections. Comp. 1758 (K-D 450): only slight differences.
 

Larpent Plays 1758

 

140. Solimano. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Francesco Vanneschi, H1. Prod. Jan. 31, 1758.
MS.
 

141. Agis. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Home.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 2, 1758, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 21.
MS: a few corrections, by Garrick(?). Comp. 1758 (125156): various slight differences, especially at beginning of Act V.
 

142. Prologue for Mrs. Hamilton's Benefit, 1758.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 4, 1758, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Mar. 11.
MS.
 

143. The Frenchified Lady [Never in Paris], Epilogue To.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Spoken Mar. 11, 1758.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Pritchard's benefit.
 

144. The Anniversary. Farce, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 30, 1758, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 29.
MS: after title: Being a Sequel to Lethe; notice states, to be perform'd on Mr. Ryan's Benefit Night on Wenesday March 29th.
 

145. The Politician; or, No Matter What. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 15, 1758, David Garrick for himself & Mr. Lacy, D.L. Prod. (as No Matter What), Apr. 25.
MS: prologue.
 

146. The Beau in the Toy Shop, Addition to.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Apr. 22, 1758 (?).
MS.
 

147. A Night's Adventure of a Buck. Prologue.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & Self, D. L. Spoken May 4, 1758 (?).
MS: notice states, We Intend to have this Prologue spoke at Mr. Austin's benefit.
 

148. Madrigal and Trulletta. Mock-Tragedy, 5 acts. Joseph Reed.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 2, 1758, John Rich, C.G. Prod. July 6.
MS: a few slight corrections and deletions; notice states, for Theophilus Cibber's benefit; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1758 (K-D 143): slight variations; lines in prologue canceled in MS not printed.
 

149. The Diversions of the Morning. Farce, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Oct. 17, 1758 (originally, H2, Apr. 22, 1747).
MS: consists of the Lady Pentweazle scene from Act I of Taste, set in a new frame, with Puff omitted; second act contains the burlesque rehearsal. (See Tate Wilkinson, Wandering Patentee [1795], I, 285; IV, 237.)
See Nos. 93 and 194.
 

150. Cleone. Tragedy, 5 acts. Robert Dodsley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 23, 1758, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1758 (K-D 267): important differences at several points; epilogue differs.
 

151. The Busy Body, Epilogue to.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & Himself, D.L. Spoken Dec. 2, 1758 (?).
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C., When Garrick acted the part first.
 

152. The Rout. Farce, 2 acts. John Hill.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 12, 1758, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 20.
MS: slightly revised. Comp. 1758 (K-D 280): last half of Act II differs greatly.
 

153. The Guardian. Farce, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 17, 1759, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 3.
MS: a few deletions and corrections. Comp. 1759 (K-D 418): slight differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It does not appear from Garrick and Lacys letter for the Licence, dated Jany 17. 1759 that it was acted for [Christopher] Smart's benefit-a circumstance usually noticed.
 

Larpent Plays, 1759

 

154. Cymbeline. Tragedy, 5 acts. Williams Hawkins, from William Shakespeare.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 2, 1759, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Feb. 15.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1759 (K-D 279): prologue differs; various slight discrepancies in the play.
 

155. Epilogue.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 7, 1759, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Mar. 22.
MS: notice states, for Shuter's benefit.
 

156. Susannah. Oratorio, 3 pts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (altered), C.G., Mar. 9, 1759.
MS. Comp. 1759 (K-D 413): slight differences.
 

157. The Lady's Choice. Farce, 2 acts. Paul Hiffernan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 31, 1759, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Apr. 20.
MS: notice states, to be perform'd for the Author's Benefit. Comp. [1759?] (K-D 105): slight differences.
 

158. The Orphan of China. Tragedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 4, 1759, David Garrick for Mr. Lacy & Himself, D.L. Prod. Apr. 21.
MS: numerous corrections. Comp. 1759 (K-D 453): differences slight except in conclusions of Acts IV and V, which differ considerably.
 

159. The Heiress; or, Antigallican. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas Mozeen.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 8, 1759, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. May 21.
MS: a few corrections and insertions. Comp. version in Mozeen's
A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays, 1762 (K-D 230): virtually identical.
 

160. Arden of Feversham. Tragedy, 5 acts. George Lillo and John Hoadly.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 29, 1759, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. July 7.
MS. Comp. 1762 (K-D 345): virtually identical.
See No. 867.
 

161. High Life below Stairs. Farce, 2 acts. James Townley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 23, 1759, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Oct. 31.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1759 (K-D 122): slight differences.
 

162. Oroonoko, Alterations in. (Tragedy, 5 acts.) John Hawkesworth, from Thomas Southerne.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 20, 1759, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 1.
MS: consists of alterations of certain scenes in first four acts of Southerne's Oroonoko; endorsed X. Comp. 1759 (K-D 283): slight differences.
 

163. Prologue for the Marine Society.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken D.L., Dec. 5, 1759 (?).
MS: endorsed (in error?), by J.P.C.(?), on the bringing in[?] of Dr. Hills Farce of[?] The Rout in the season of 1758-9.
 

164. An Occasional Song.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 13, 1759, John Rich, C.G. Sung Dec. 13.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On George IIds Victories.
 

165. Il Tutore; or, The Tutor. Comic burletta, 3 pts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 14, 1759, David Garrick for Mr Lacy & Self, D.L. Prod. Dec. 14.
Printed copy (Translated from the Italian, and set to Musick By Signor Adolfo Hasse), n.d. (1759?).
 

166. Harlequin's Invasion. Pantomime. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Dec. 31, 1759.
MS: incomplete, containing only one scene.
Printed in full in Three Plays by David Garrick, ed. Elizabeth P. Stein (1926), from a MS in the Boston Public Library.
 

167. The Desert Island. Dramatic poem, 3 acts. Arthur Murphy, from Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 2, 1760, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 24.
MS: contains, also, revision of last scene and two songs, one for The Way to Keep Him (No. 168). Comp. 1760 (K-D 190): slight differences.
 

168. The Way to Keep Him. Comedy, 3 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 8, 1760, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 24.
MS. Comp. 1760 (K-D 190): numerous differences, especially in Act III. (Song, Act II, bound with The Desert Island [No. 167], differs slightly.)
 

169. Zimri. Oratorio, 3 pts. John Hawkesworth.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 31, 1760, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 12.
MS. Comp. 1760 (K-D 413): one air and several lines of recitative not in MS are printed; other slight differences.
 

170. The Siege of Aquileia. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Home.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 7, 1760, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 21.
MS: endorsed X; a few corrections and deletions; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1760 (145951): some differences, chiefly passages in MS not printed.
 

171. The Comic Extravaganza. Interlude (prose and verse monologue, with songs).

Scope and Content Note

Application (with No. 172) Feb. 28, 1760, John Rich, C.G. Prod. (as A Day of Taste; or, London Raree Show) Mar. 20.
MS: endorsed X.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Comic Extravaganza-a piece acted for Shuters benefit at Covent Garden-Manager J. Rich in 1760-'L L. to this is added 'The Comic Extravagance [ sic]. N.B. Seems an altered copy of the above without date or introduction'-
 

Larpent Plays, 1760

 

172. The French Flogged. Farce, 2 acts. George Alexander Stevens.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 28, 1760, John Rich, C.G. Prod. (as Mr. Shuter's Droll that was perform'd at Bartholomew-Fair, call'd The English Sailors in America) Mar. 20.
MS: notice includes, also, The Comic Extravaganza (No. 171). Comp. 1767 (137406): differs at several points.
 

173. The Spirit of Contradiction; or, Domestick Tyrant. Farce, 2 acts. John Rich (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 6, 1760.
MS: gives title also as The House Tyrant; or, Love and Discretion. Comp. 1760 (By a Gentleman of Cambridge) (K-D 8): great differences in phraseology throughout; one scene in MS not printed.
 

174. Every Woman in Her Humour. Farce, 2 acts. Catherine Clive.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 20, 1760.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Clive's benefit.
 

175. The Picture of a Play House; or, Bucks Have at Ye All. An Epilogue. Thomas King (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 26, 1760, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Spoken Mar. 29 (?).
MS: notice states, the above Epilogue shall be spoke (On Saturday next only) for the Benefit of Mr. King; endorsed, by J.P.C., Kings writing and authorship.
 

176. Antigona. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 17, 1760.
MS: endorsed X; cast. (L.L. states, The Managers Letter signed Vaneschi in 1760.)
 

177. The Minor. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 20, 1760, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Nov. 22 (previously, Crow Street, Dublin, Jan. 28, and H2, June 28).
Printed copy, 3d ed., 1760: MS corrections and insertions in Garrick's hand; passages marked for omission, apparently by Examiner.
J.P.C. in B.D.: There were at least three Editions in 1760. The third, as altered & corrected by the Licenser is among Larpents Plays. It was licensed for Garrick & Lacy, who sent it to Chetwynd on 20th. Nov. 1760, after the run at the Haymarket. Capell who acted for Chetwynd objected to many parts and they were omitted in the performance, including the chief part of Shift's Epilogue. Garrick himself made two alterations on a separate piece of paper.
It appears from a letter from the Duke of Devonshire to Garrick dated 25th. Octr. 1760 that the Archbp of Canterbury had objected to the performance of the Minor. (Vide Garrick Papers Vol I) Private Correspondence, I, 120.
In a letter from Foote to Woodfall which I have seen he mentions that 'the Minor was first produced at the Crow Street Theatre.'
 

178. The Enchanter; or, Love and Magic. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov., 1760, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 13.
MS. Comp. 1760 (K-D 122): practically identical.
 

179. Polly Honeycombe. Farce, 1 act. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 5, 1760.
MS: some alterations and one insertion; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1760 (K-D 99): slight differences.
 

180. Arianna e Teseo. Opera (English and Italian), 3 acts. From Francis Colman, Ariadne in Crete.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Dec. 20, 1760.
Printed copy, 1760.
 

181. The Earl of Essex. Tragedy, 5 acts. Henry Brooke.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 31, 1760, Garrick and Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 3, 1761 (previously Dublin [Smock Alley], May, 1750).
MS: much corrected; largely in hand of Garrick; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1761 (K-D 447): slight variations in Acts I-IV; more extensive variations in Act V.
 

182. Fetonte. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1760?]
MS: some erasures and corrections.
 

183. Il Filosofo di Campagna. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Carlo Goldoni.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Jan. 6, 1761.
MS: endorsed 1761 X; a few deletions; cast.
 

184. The School for Husbands. Comedy, 5 acts. Charles Macklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 16, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Prod. (as The Married Libertine) Jan. 28.
MS: prologue and epilogue; marginal note points out passage, in Act IV, from The Man of the World.
 

185. Edgar and Emmeline: A Fairy Tale. Comedy, 2 acts. John Hawkesworth.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan., 1761, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 31.
MS. Comp. 1761 (K-D 283): differs only slightly.
 

186. Rebecca. Oratorio, 3 pts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan., 1761, Christopher Smith, C.G. Prod. (during Lent?), 1761.
MS. Comp. 1761 (K-D 46): virtually identical.
 

187. Judith. Oratorio, 3 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 16, 1761, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 27.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. [1769] (K-D 401): first two acts virtually indentical; in Act III MS contains lines not printed.
 

Larpent Plays, 1761

 

188. Buck's Interlude. Interlude (verse monologue with songs).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 5, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 26.
MS: endorsed X; notice states, for Shuter's benefit.
 

189. The Universal Register Office. Farce, 2 acts. Joseph Reed.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 7, 1761, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: note on title-page and under notice to Examiner, not thought fit to be acted; marginal notations and frequent underlining of text in pencil. Comp. The Register Office, 1761 (Dev HC 24): numerous and extensive differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'The Universal Register Office-A farce acted at Drury Lane. Managers letter signed Lacy & Garrick-This farce was forbidden. The Licenser by a short note informed the Manager it was not fit to acted. 1761'-Yet it was acted as is above stated from Larpents List-See the Register office of the same date. Afterwards in Larpents List we read this-'The Universal Register Office, altered with a Song and an additional Scene, acted at Drury Lane. Managers letter signed Garrick & Lacy. 1761' See among Larpents MSS. two copies-one called 'The Universal Register Office' on which is written 'not thought fit to be acted'-and the other called 'the Register Office' which was allowed.
See No. 196.
 

190. The Island of Slaves. Comedy (incomplete). Catherine Clive.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 9, 1761, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 26.
MS: contains only a few scenes from Acts I and II; a number of corrections and deletions.
 

191. [Rule a Wife and Have a Wife], Epilogue in the Character of Estifania.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 14, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Mar. 25.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Hamilton's benefit.
 

192. The New Hippocrates; or, A Lesson for Quacks. Comedy, 2 acts. Paul Hiffernan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar., 1761, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 1.
MS: endorsed X; prologue.
 

193. Prologue.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 4, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Apr. 7, 1761 (?).
MS: notice states, for the Benefit of the Widow of the late Mr. Ryan.
 

194. Taste. Comedy, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar., 1761, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. [as The first act of Taste, with a new additional act (never performed before) called Modern Tragedy] Apr. 6.
MS: endorsed X. (Apparently an unprinted alteration of the version of 1751.)
J.P.C. in B.D.: Foote's Taste was sent by Lacy & Garrick to the Licenser on Decr. 28, 1751-a very incorrect and ignorantly written M.S. In 'March 1761' (no day) Lacy & Garrick sent another 'Comedy of Taste' to the Licenser of which no notice is taken in the biographies of Foote. It consists in the first act chiefly of the scene, in the piece of 1751, between Carmine & Lady Pentweazle; and in the second act of a part of Foote's Diversions of the Morning, including the mock-tragedy of Lindamira. There is an introductory scene also between Townley and Manley:-the latter having just come to town after a long residence in the country is first carried by the former for amusement to Carmine's, the painter, and afterwards to Project's, a manager of a company of players. This was no doubt also by Foote and played by him at Drury Lane in 1761-2. [This seems to be an accurate statement of the situation.]
See Nos. 93 and 149.
 

195. Prologue.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 21, 1761, John Rich, C. G.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Vernon's benefit.
 

196. The Register Office. Farce, 2 acts. Joseph Reed.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Apr. 25, 1761.
MS: notice states, There are so many Alterations and Omissions since your Perusal of this Piece that We have ventur'd to lay it again before You; some erasures and corrections; text marked with brackets and X; prologue. Comp. 1761 (Dev HC 24): slight differences in phraseology; characters and order of scenes do not exactly correspond; one additional scene in MS not printed.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Scene of the Yorkshire servant maid [inserted in this MS] was a subsequent addition probably Garrick ['s]-The scene of Mrs. Doggrel [also inserted in this MS] was certainly Garricks and in the Licensers Copy it is corrected throughout by him-The scene of the Yorkshire Servant Maid & of Mrs. Doggrel were both licensed at different dates-But see Reads letter to Garrick Feb 11th. 1767 in which he mentions the new part of Mrs Doggrel, as if it were his.
See No. 189.
 

197. Epilogue.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Spoken May 20, 1761.
MS: headed: Epilogue, to be spoken by Mr. Tomlinson, on his Benefit Night at Drury Lane, Wednesday the 20th May 1761. By a Friend; four lines deleted.
 

198. All in the Wrong. Comedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 5, 1761, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. June 15.
MS. Comp. 1761 (Dev HC 4): numerous differences.
 

199. The Wishes; or, Harlequin's Mouth Open'd. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Bentley.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., July 27, 1761.
MS: numerous corrections and insertions.
 

200. The Lyar. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 16, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 12, 1762.
MS: prologue and epilogue, with separate application, Jan. 9, 1762, John Beard, C.G.; included, Song for Thos. & Sally, and scene and song To be introduced in the Fair, with application, Oct. 6, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Comp. 1764 (Dev 8vo 76): a few differences.
 

201. Alessandro Nelle Indie. Opera (English and Italian), 3 acts. From Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Oct. 13, 1761.
Printed copy, 1761.
 

202. Hecuba. Tragedy, 3 acts. John Delap.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 28, 1761, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 11.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1762 (K-D 282): slight differences.
 

203. A Briton, the Son of a Briton. An Ode for Music.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. [1761?].
MS. (A part of The Coronation, 1761-62?)
 

204. Apollo and Daphne, Song in.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 9, 1762, John Beard, C.G.
Presumably sung in the pantomime ( Apollo and Daphne; or, The Burgomaster Tricked, by John Rich and Lewis Theobald) revived, not performed these 10 Years, Jan. 28.
MS.
 

205. Hearts of Oak. Comic interlude. George Alexander Stevens.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 13, 1762, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 15.
MS: several canceled passages and some corrections.
 

206. Song. (With Wonders each Year, we the Old Year out do.)

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 27, 1762, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Sung, Jan. 29 (?).
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On the Cock Lane Ghost. (L.L. lists with this song a play called the Ghost.)
 

Larpent Plays, 1762

 

207. Virtue and Beauty Reconciled. Masque.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 23, 1762, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L.
MS: cast. Comp. (K-D 413): virtually identical.
 

208. The Musical Lady. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 3, 1762, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 6.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. Comp. 1762 (K-D 200): slight differences.
 

209. The Love Match. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 8, 1762, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Mar. 13.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

210. The Bourbon League. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 8, 1762, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: endorsed: The Bourbon League. X 1762 forbid.
 

211. Farmer's Return [from London]. Interlude, 1 act. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Mar. 20, 1762.
MS. Comp. 1762 (K-D 212): numerous differences; last third entirely different.
 

212. The Comedy of Errors. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Hull, from William Shakespeare.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 1, 1762, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. (as The Twins; or, Comedy of Errors) Apr. 24.
MS. Comp. 1793 (K-D 251): slight differences.
 

213. Epilogue. Mr. Tomlinson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 27, 1762, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Spoken May 18 (?).
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On his [Tomlinson's] return to the Stage.
 

214. Occasional Prologue. Henry Woodward.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 2, 1762, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Spoken (on Woodward's return from Ireland) Oct. 5.
MS. Comp. The Gentleman's Magazine, XXXII, 494: numerous slight differences.
 

215. Elvira. Tragedy, 5 acts. David Mallet.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 7, 1762, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 19, 1763.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1763 (83552): slight differences.
 

216. The Birth of Hercules. Masque, 2 acts. William Shirley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 11, 1763, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Not produced.
MS: cast. Comp. ed. appended to Shirley's Electra, 1765 (K-D 434): virtually identical. (Concerning production see op. cit., preface.)
 

217. Hymen. Serenata. _____ Allen.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 17, 1763, James Lacy, for self & partner, D.L. Prod. Jan. 20, 1764.
MS: endorsed January 1763. Comp. text in The Gentleman's Magazine, Jan., 1764: slight differences; one song in MS not printed.
 

218. The Spanish Lady. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Thomas Hull.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 22, 1763, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. May 2, 1765.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. Comp. [1765] (K-D 198): slight differences.
 

219. The Discovery. Comedy, 5 acts. Frances Sheridan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 24, 1763, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 3.
MS: endorsed X; epilogue. Comp. 1763 (K-D 284): slight differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1763

 

220. The Sketch of a Fine Lady's Return from a Rout. Farce, 1 act. Catherine Clive.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 12, 1763, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 21.
MS.
 

221. Prologue. ('Tis strange [excuse my Gravity] 'tis passing strange.)

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Spoken Mar. 15, 1763.
MS: notice states, to be spoken by Mr. Woodward on his Benefit Night.
 

222. A Comic Paraphrase on Shakespear's Seven Ages.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 15(?), 1763, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Spoken (as The Humours of the Age) Mar. 17.
MS. (Spoken by Smith at his benefit.)
 

223. The Elopement. Farce, 2 acts. William Havard.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 26, 1763, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Apr. 6.
MS: endorsed X.
 

224. The Mayor of Garratt. Comedy, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 20, 1763, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. June 20.
MS. Comp. 1764 (30263): differs considerably; MS in Act II lacks passages found in printed text.
 

225. The Deuce Is in Him. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 23, 1763, James Lacy for self and Partner, D.L. Prod. Nov. 4.
MS: previous title, The Test, deleted; prologue; epilogue, with separate application, Oct. 1, 1763. Comp. 1763 (Dev HC 11): slight differences; epilogue not printed.
 

226. Love at First Sight. Ballad farce, 2 acts. Thomas King.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Oct. 17, 1763.
MS. Comp. 1763 (K-D 283): slight differences.
 

227. Upholsterer. (Altered.) Farce, 2 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Oct. 26, 1763.
MS: notice states the farce is here alter'd & added to.
See Nos. 131 and 890.
 

228. The Dupe. Comedy, 5 acts. Frances Sheridan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 22, 1763, James Lacy for myself & Partner, D.L. Prod. Dec. 10.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1764 (K-D 284): slight differences.
 

229. Midsummer Night's Dream, New Additions to. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Nov. 23, 1763.
MS. Comp. 1763 (K-D 131): a few variations.
 

230. No One's Enemy but His Own. Comedy, 3 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 10, 1763, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Jan. 9, 1764.
MS. Comp. 1764 (K-D 108): no great differences.
 

231. What We Must All Come To. Comedy, 2 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 10, 1763, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. (in part) Jan. 9, 1764.
MS. Comp. 1764 (Dev HC 28): slight differences.
 

232. Rites of Hecate; or, Harlequin from the Moon. Pantomime.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Dec. 26, 1763.
MS: contains songs and some dialogue; endorsed X.
 

233. Nabal. Oratorio, 3 pts. Thomas Morell.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 15, 1764, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Mar. 21.
MS: endorsed X.
 

Larpent Plays, 1764

 

234. Senocrita. [Senoscrita?] Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Feb. 21, 1764.
MS: endorsed X; frequent deletions and corrections; cast.
 

235. Midas. Burletta, 3 acts. Kane O'Hara.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Feb. 22, 1764 (Previously Crow Street, Dublin, Jan. 22, 1762).
MS: prologue. Comp. 1764 (K-D 98): slight differences.
See No. 1900.
 

236. False Concord. Farce, 2 acts. James Townley.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Mar. 20, 1764.
MS.
 

237. Music Alamode; or, Bays in Chromatics. Bulesque entertainment, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 29, 1764, James Lacy, for himself & partner, D.L. Announced for Apr. 14, but deferred.
MS: endorsed X.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The piece reads like a ridicule of Dr. Arne under the name of Dr. Crotchet. It is stupid enough, but only in one Act.
 

238. Hannah. Oratorio, 3 acts. Christopher Smart.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., I. Worgan. for Mr Giardini, H1. Prod. Apr. 3, 1764.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. [1764] (K-D 413): only slight differences.
 

239. The Absent Man. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas Hull.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Apr. 28, 1764.
MS: endorsed X; some corrections.
 

240. The Shepherd's Artifice. Pastoral drama, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 28, 1764 [dated in another hand?], Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. May 21.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1765 (K-D 188): marked differences throughout.
 

241. Almena. Opera, 3 acts. Richard Rolt.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 27, 1764, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Nov. 2.
MS. Comp. 1764 (K-D 35): slight differences.
 

242. The Capricious Lovers. Opera, 3 acts. Robert Lloyd.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 16, 1764, James Lacy, for self and partner, D.L. Prod. Nov. 28.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1764 (K-D 138): slight differences.
 

243. The Guardian Outwitted. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas Augustine Arne (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 21, 1764, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Dec. 12.
MS. Comp. 1764 (K-D 268): a number of scenes in MS not printed.
 

244. The Platonic Wife. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Griffith.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 12, 1765, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 24.
MS: numerous corrections and deletions. Comp. 1765 (Dev HC 23): a few differences; canceled passages in MS not printed.
 

245. The Tutor. Farce, 2 acts. James Townley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 26, 1765, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 4.
MS: endorsed X.
 

246. Pharnaces. Opera, 3 acts. Thomas Hull.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 26, 1765, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 15.
MS. Comp. 1765 (K-D 198): virtually identical.
 

247. The Faithful Irish Woman. Farce, 2 acts. Catherine Clive.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 9, 1765, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 18.
MS: endorsed X; numerous minor deletions and corrections.
 

Larpent Plays, 1765

 

248. The Choice. Farce, 2 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 9, 1765, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 23.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions and extensive corrections. Comp. excerpt, apparently, from The Works of Arthur Murphy, 1786 (K-D 108): constant differences; printed version a paraphrase of MS.
 

249. The Summer's Tale. Comic opera, 3 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 25, 1765, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Dec. 6.
MS. Comp. 1765 (K-D 195): slight differences, especially in songs.
 

250. The Plain Dealer, Alterations and Additions to. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 25, 1765, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as altered) Dec. 7.
MS. Comp. 1766 (with alterations from Wycherley) (K-D 424): MS contains the major portion of Bickerstaffe's alterations; minor differences.
 

251. The Double Mistake. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Griffith.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 24, 1765, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Jan. 9, 1766.
MS: prologue and two epilogues. Comp. 1766 (K-D 159): differs at several points.
 

252. Falstaff's Wedding. Comedy, 5 acts. William Kenrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 4, 1766, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 12.
MS. Comp. 1766 (Dev 8vo 10): slight differences.
See No. 1382.
 

253. The Hobby Horse. Farce, 1 act. Edward Thompson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 4, 1766, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 16.
MS: endorsed X; prologue.
 

254. Ralph's Ramble; [or, O! Rare London]. Descriptive piece.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 5, 1766, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 19.
MS.
 

Larpent Plays, 1766

 

255. All in the Right. Comedy, 2 acts. Thomas Hull.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod Apr. 26, 1766.
MS: endorsed X.
 

256. The Accomplish'd Maid. Comic opera, 3 acts. Edward Toms.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 16, 1766, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Dec. 3.
MS. Comp. 1767 (K-D 34): a few differences.
 

257. The Fairy Favour. Masque, 1 act. Thomas Hull.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 16, 1766, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Jan. 31, 1767.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1766 (K-D 198): slight differences.
 

258. The Country Girl. Comedy, 5 acts. David Garrick, from William Wycherley, The Country Wife.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 20, 1766, David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Oct. 25.
Printed sheets of Wycherley's play, with numerous MS revisions, bound with MS pages: numerous corrections, interpolations, and epilogue in Garrick's hand. Comp. 1766 (K-D 122): numerous differences; alterations indicated in MS incorporated in printed text.
 

259. [Harlequin] Dr. Faustus, Songs in. Pantomime.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 24, 1766, I. Stede (?), C.G. Prod. (New Pantimime Entertainment [altered from The Necromancer]), Nov. 18.
MS: included: letter of Stede to Edward Capell, Oct. 24, 1766, requesting license of songs substituted instead of old Ones, in Dr. Faustus, which is now reviving, with Alterations; and three songs.
 

260. The Narrow Escape. Farce, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 4, 1766, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as Neck or Nothing), Nov. 18.
MS: cast. Comp. Neck or Nothing, 1766 (145230): slight differences.
 

261. The Cunning Man. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Charles Burney, from Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 13, 1766, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Nov. 21.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1766 (147552): slight differences.
 

262. The School for Guardians. Comedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 1, 1766, John Beard and Priscilla Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 10, 1767.
MS. Comp. 1767 (147054): minor differences.
 

263. Cymon. Dramatic opera, 5 acts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec., 1766, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 2, 1767.
MS. Comp. 1767 (Dev 8vo 22): a number of discrepancies.
 

264. The Perplexities. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Hull.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 16, 1767, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Jan. 31.
MS: epilogue. Comp. 1767 (Dev HC 23): slight differences.
 

265. The English Merchant, Prologue to.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken D.L., Feb. 21, 1767.
MS.
 

266. Dido. Tragedy, 5 acts. Joseph Reed.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 6, 1767, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 28.
MS. Comp. 1808 (K-D 436): great differences; MS longer than printed version.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was written in 1761 being mentioned in a letter from the author to Mrs. Dancer in the Garrick Papers vol I. See also Garricks abuse of it on April 5th. 1767.
 

267. Le Inamorate del' Cicisbeo. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., P. Crawford & Co, H1. Prod. Apr. 2, 1767.
MS: notice states, for benefit of Sigra Zamparini[?] one of our principal[?] Singers; cast.
 

Larpent Plays, 1767

 

268. Linco's Travels. Interlude, 1 act. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 2, 1767, James Lacy, for self & partner, D.L. Prod. Apr. 6.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. with text in The Poetical Works of David Garrick, 1785 (145217): practically identical.
 

269. [The Tailors, a Tragedy for Warm Weather.] Burlesque, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, July 2, 1767.
MS: a few corrections; endorsed Wet [We]athe[r?], and with a note by J.P.C., The second title of this piece is Wet Weather. Comp. 1778 (K-D 457): differs slightly, except in Act III, which differs greatly.
See No. 2202, and Quadrupeds (1684), both alterations of this play.
 

270. [The Countess of Salisbury.] Tragedy, 5 acts. Hall Hartson.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, Aug. 31 (?), 1767 (previously Crow Street, Dublin, May 2, 1765).
MS: endorsed Without Dates; pp. 37-40 lacking. Comp. 1767 (Dev HC 10): differs markedly, especially in Act IV.
 

271. The New Rehearsal. Farce, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 14, 1767, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as A Peep Behind the Curtain) Oct. 23.
MS: endorsed X and dated Oct., 1767; prologue and epilogue. Comp. A Peep Behind the Curtain; or, The New Rehearsal, 1767 (90219): a few differences.
 

272. Lycidas. Musical entertainment. William Jackson, from John Milton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 3, 1767, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 4.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1767 (K-D 42): virtually identical.
 

273. The Oxonian in Town. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 7, 1767.
MS: prologue and epilogue; The Catch in Act 2d. in hand of author. Comp. 1770 (K-D 366): slight differences-lines in MS not printed, and vice versa.
 

274. The True-born Irishman. Comedy, 2 acts. Charles Macklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 21, 1767, George Colman, C.G. Prod. (as The Irish Fine Lady) Nov. 28.
MS: endorsed X; prologue; marginal marks, by Examiner(?). Comp. Dublin, 1795 (136020): prologue not printed; notable differences in Act I; Act II substantially identical.
 

275. The Widow'd Wife. Comedy, 5 acts. William Kenrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 28, 1767, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 5.
MS: some corrections and insertions. Comp. 1767 (Dev HC 28): striking differences, at numerous points, in brief passages.
 

276. The Royal Merchant. Opera, 3 acts. Thomas Hull, from Beaumont and Fletcher.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 2, 1767, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Dec. 14.
MS: endorsed X and For William Chetwynd Esq. Comp. 1768 (K-D 198): numerous differences; songs and passages in MS not printed, particularly in Act III; difference in act divisions.
 

277. False Delicacy. Comedy, 5 acts. Hugh Kelly.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 16, 1768, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 23.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1768 (146408): slight differences throughout.
 

278. Lionel and Clarissa. Comic opera, 3 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 16, 1768, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 25.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1768 (K-D 189): unimportant differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1768

 

279. Zenobia. Tragedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 19, 1768, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 27.
MS: endorsed X; epilogue. Comp. 1768 (Dev 8vo 29): slight differences throughout, but more numerous in last act.
 

280. The Absent Man. Farce, 2 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 15, 1768, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 21.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. Comp. 1768 (Dev HC 4): slight discrepancies throughout, particularly in end of Act II.
 

281. Wit's Last Stake. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas King.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 5, 1768, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Apr. 14.
MS. Comp. 1769 (K-D 283): material differences; printed in one act; many portions of MS not printed.
 

282. The Devil upon Two Sticks. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, May 30, 1768.
MS: last two pages of Act II and two pages in Act III lacking; a few corrections in hand of author. Comp. 1778 (K-D 91): slight differences, especially near end of last act.
 

283. The Trail of Skill; or, The Statesman Foil'd. Musical comedy, 2 acts. Robert Dossie.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 11, 1768, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. (as The Statesman Foil'd) July 8.
MS: pp. 9-12 lacking. Comp. The Statesman Foil'd, 1768 (K-D 18): several slight differences.
 

284. The Judgment of Paris; or, The Triumph of Beauty. Burletta, 2 acts. Ralph Schomberg.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Aug. 24, 1768.
MS: pp. 17-20 lacking. Comp. 1768 (K-D 321): songs in Act II not printed; no other differences.
 

285. The Padlock. Comic opera, 2 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 19, 1768, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Oct. 3.
MS: Preface and partial cast. Comp. 1768 (K-D 189): Preface of MS differs slightly from Advertisement in printed text; slight differences throughout.
 

286. [The Royal Garland], An Occasional Interlude. 1 act. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 7, 1768, George Colman, C.G. Prod. (celebrating the arrival of the King of Denmark in England) Oct. 10.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1768 (K-D 94): virtually identical.
 

287. Cyrus. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Hoole.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 20, 1768, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Dec. 3.
MS. Comp. 1768 (Dev HC 10): slight differences in Acts I-IV; more extensive differences in Act V.
 

288. Prologue. (When frighten'd Poets give the Town a Play.) George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 21, 1768, George Colman, C.G. Spoken (to introduce Miss Morris as Juliet) Nov. 26.
MS. Comp. The Gentleman's Magazine, XXXVIII, 583: slight differences.
 

289. Zingis. Tragedy, 5 acts. Alexander Dow.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 3, 1768, David Garrick for Mr. Lacy and himself, D.L. Prod. Dec. 17.
MS: endorsed X; numerous corrections and deletions; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1769 (Dev HC 29): slight differences.
 

290. Tom Jones. Comic opera, 3 acts. Joseph Reed, from Henry Fielding.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 22, 1768, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Jan. 14, 1769.
MS. Comp. 1769 (K-D 191): many small differences, particularly in the songs.
 

Larpent Plays, 1769

 

291. The Sister. Comedy, 5 acts. Charlotte Lennox.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 31, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 18.
MS: prologue and two epilogues. Comp. 1769 (K-D 284): slight differences; one epilogue not printed.
 

292. The Fatal Discovery. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Home.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 14, 1769, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: endorsed X; corrections, by the author(?). Comp. 1769 (K-D 231): only minor differences.
 

293. The Rival Favourites; or, The Death of Bucephalus, the Great. Burlesque tragedy, 2 acts. From Ralph Schomberg.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 27, 1769, George Colman, C.G.
Printed copy of Schomberg's The Death of Bucephalus, 1765: MS alterations; pp. 1-6 lacking; numerous excisions and insertions; notice states, for Woodward's benefit.
 

294. Epilogue.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 8, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Spoken Mar. 16.
MS: notice states, for Shuter's benefit.
 

295. Epilogue to Be Spoken by Mrs. Clive on Her Quitting the Stage. Horace Walpole.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken, D.L., Apr. 24, 1769.
MS.
 

296. Man and Wife; or, Shakespeare Jubilee. Comedy, 3 acts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 3, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Oct. 7.
MS: endorsed X. (An additional scene included with No. 297, q.v.) Comp. 2d ed., 1770 (K-D 200): slight differences; some parts printed not in MS; additional scene not printed.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was sent by Colman for License on Octr. 3. 1769, and appended to it were some additional Scenes called 'Comic Scenes in the Jubilee of Covent Garden Theatre'.
 

297. Jubilee of Covent Garden Theatre, Comic Scenes in the. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application (with No. 296) Oct. 3, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Oct. 7.
MS: contains one scene of Man and Wife (No. 296), q.v.
 

298. The Jubilee. Interlude, 2 pts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Oct. 14, 1769.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.K., Collated & Perfect. J:P:K. 1800; prologue.
(This MS [HM 13] is bound in the Kemble-Devonshire collection of plays, Vol. 332. It was not a part of the Larpent Collection, and is not listed in B.C. The prologue, bound separately, was not in Kemble's possession.)
Printed in Three Plays by David Garrick, ed. Elizabeth P. Stein (1926).
 

299. Le Contadine Bizzarre, the Humourous Country-Lasses. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. G. Petrosellini.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 28, 1769, Peter Crawford & Co., H1. Prod. Nov. 7.
MS: a number of corrections and insertions; cast.
 

300. The Brothers. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 22, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS: several passages deleted, apparently by Examiner. Comp. 1770 (Dev HC 6): slight differences.
See No. 306.
 

301. Occasional Prologue for the Benefit of the London Lying-in Hospital in Aldersgate Street.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 15, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Spoken Dec. 20 (?).
MS. (Spoken by Mrs. Yates.)
 

302. The Court of Alexander. Burlesque, 2 acts. George Alexander Stevens.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 15, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Jan. 5, 1770.
MS. Comp. 2d ed., 1770 (K-D 272): many differences throughout.
 

303. Epilogue. (I speak an Epilogue Masters old and lame!)

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 20, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Spoken Dec. 22.
MS: notice states, for benefit of Lying-in Hospital, Tottenham Court Road. (Spoken by Shuter.)
 

304. Harlequin's Jubilee, Songs, Etc. Henry Woodward.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Jan. 27, 1770.
MS: apparently incomplete, containing one song, The Magpies, a Ballad, and four lines, in hand of George Colman, of Last Song and Chorus. Comp. Songs, Choruses, &c....of Harlequin's Jubilee, 1770 (K-D 12): The Magpies identical; lines from Last Song differ slightly.
 

305. Timanthes. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Hoole.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 31, 1770, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 24.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1770 (K-D 267): a few differences in Acts I-III; more numerous differences in Acts IV-V.
 

306. [The Brothers], Epilogue for Mr. Woodward in the Character of Ironsides. Richard Cumberland (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 7, 1770, George Colman, C.G. Spoken Feb. 10.
MS: notice states, to be spoken after the Comedy of the Brothers.
See No. 300.
 

307. A Word to the Wise. Comedy, 5 acts. Hugh Kelly.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 15, 1770, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 3.
MS. Comp. 1770 (K-D 192): virtually identical.
 

308. Fashion Displayed. Comedy, 5 acts. Philippina Burton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 29, 1770, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. Apr. 27.
MS.
 

309. An Epilogue to Be Spoken by Lord Chief Joker and His Attorney-General.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 2, 1770, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Spoken May 14.
MS.
 

Larpent Plays, 1770

 

310. The Lame Lover. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 1, 1770, S. Foote, H2. Prod. June 22.
MS: a few corrections in hand of author. Comp. 1770 (K-D 91): considerable differences.
 

311. The Man of the World. Comedy, 5 acts. Charles Macklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 2, [1770,] Samuel Foote, H2. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: endorsed Thought unfit to be licensed. Comp. 1793 (K-D 346): great differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The entry in Larpents List regarding this play is as follows 'Man of the World, from the Little Theatre Haymarket. Manager S. Foote. This piece was refused the license in 1770.' Afterwards we have these entries-'Man of the World from Covent Garden. Author Macklin. Manager T. Harris-The license refused -1779'-'Man of the World from Covent Garden-Author Macklin-License allowed 1781'-...
In 1779 there was a correspondence on the Subject between Macklin & Lord Hertford.
See Nos. 500 and 558.
 

312. 'Tis Well It's No Worse. Comedy, 5 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 17, 1770, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Nov. 24.
MS: Act IV lacking; prologue. Comp. 1770 (K-D 189): slight differences.
 

313. The Portrait; or, The Painter's Easel. Burletta, 3 pts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 22, 1770.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1770 (K-D 200): virtually identical.
 

314. Almida. Tragedy, 5 acts. Dorothea Celesia.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 1, 1771, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 12.
MS: endorsed X and Madm. Celesio; some corrections; cast. Comp. 1771 (Dev HC 5): slight differences; printed lines indicated for omission in performance are not in MS, except in last act.
 

Larpent Plays, 1771

 

315. The West Indian. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 1, 1771, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 19.
MS: endorsed X and Mr Cumberland; prologue. Comp. 1771 (Dev HC 28): slight differences.
 

316. Semiramide Riconosciuta; or, Semiramis Discovered. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Pietro Metastasio. Alterations by Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 29, 1771, P: Crawford & Co, H1. Prod. Feb. 9.
MS: title-page endorsed X and The Music entirely new by Signor Gioacchino Cocchi...The Poetry of Metastasio, alter'd and encreased by Giovan Gualberto Bottarelli; cast.
 

317. Semiramide. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli (?), from Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, 1771 (?).
MS: title-page states, Music by F. Bianchi under the Direction of Mr. Federici; cast.
 

318. Clementina. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hugh Kelly.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 14, 1771, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: endorsed X; passages marked for omission, by Examiner(?). Comp. 1771 (Dev HC 10): numerous and important differences throughout.
 

319. Le Pazzie d'Orlando. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. Charles Francis Badini.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 16, 1771, P: Crawford & Co, H1. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: title-page states, written by Badini.
 

320. La Contadina in Corte. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 6, 1771, Peter Crawford & Co., H1. Prod. Mar. 14.
MS: endorsed X; title-page states, for benefit of Siga. Caterina Ristorini; cast.
See No. 503.
 

321. The Modern Wife. Comedy, 5 acts. From John Gay.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 15, 1771, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Apr. 27.
MS: prologue and epilogue, with separate notice to Examiner, n.d.
 

322. [Theodosius], Prologue, (Proposed) to Be Spoken by Miss Hayward in the Character of Athenais.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 22, 1771, David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Spoken Apr. 23.
MS.
 

323. The Capricious Lady. Farce, 1 act. J. Henrietta Pye.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 30, 1771, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. May 10.
MS: endorsed X; numerous corrections.
 

324. The Maid of Bath. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 12, 1771, S. Foote, H2. Prod. June 26.
MS: minor corrections in hand of author; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1778 (K-D 91): slight differences.
 

325. Dido. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas Bridges.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 19, 1771, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. July 24.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1771 (K-D 279): considerable differences.
 

326. The Fairy Prince. Masque, 3 pts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 28, 1771, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 12.
MS. Comp. 1771 (K-D 94): a few differences in the songs.
 

327. The Order of the Garter. Masque, 3 pts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 3, 1771, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as The Institution of the Garter) Oct. 28.
MS: endorsed X; included, with separate application, Oct. 15, 1771, unsigned, a scene to be added to the New Masque calld The Institution of the Order of the Garter... Comp. The Songs, Choruses, and Serious Dialogue of the Masque Called The Institution of the Garter; or, Arthur's Round Table Restored, 1771 (K-D 131): differences few, except that MS contains comic scenes not printed.
 

328. Timon of Athens. Tragedy, 4 acts. Richard Cumberland, from William Shakespeare.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 23, 1771, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 4.
MS: endorsed X; notice describes piece as Alterations in the following Tragedy of Timon of Athens; some corrections; one scene noted as transcribed from Shakespear. Comp. 1771 (K-D 195): a few differences, particularly in Act IV, MS containing numerous lines not printed.
 

329. The Fashionable Lover. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 10, [1772,] James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 20.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1772 (Dev HC 15): a few differences.
 

330. The Golden Pippin. Burletta, 3 acts. Kane O'Hara.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 5, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: endorsed forbid the 17th. Febry. 1772; one passage deleted by Examiner. Comp. 1773 (K-D 221): extensive differences. J.P.C. in B.D.: It was at first forbidden as appears by the following entries in Larpents List-'The Golden Pippin-a Burletta to be performed at Covent Garden. Managers letter G. Colman-On Feby 17th. 1772 it was forbid'-'Pippin, the Golden-Altered and offered again-Licensed Octr. 1772' Both copies were among Larpents MSS. It was reduced to 2 acts before it was licensed-
See Nos. 339 and 1141.
 

331. The Grecian Daughter. Tragedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 8, 1772, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 26.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1772 (Dev HC 16): notable differences at conclusions of Acts III and V.
 

Larpent Plays, 1772

 

332. Patience the Best Remedy; or, A Wife in the Right. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Griffith.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 20, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Prod. (as A Wife in the Right) Mar. 9.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. A Wife in the Right, 1772 (K-D 160): many differences; discrepancies in dialogue, order of scenes, and points of division between acts.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was sent to the Licenser without any title and Capell inserted the name of 'Patience the best Remedy' in Colman's Letter of Feb 20th. 1772-On the outer cover of the MS it is called 'Patience the best Remedy or a Wife in the Right.'
 

333. Squire Badger. Burletta, 2 pts. Thomas Augustine Arne, from Henry Fielding.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 6, [1772,] T. A. Arne, H2. Prod. (as The Sot) Mar. 16 (?).
MS: endorsed X; note, Arne to Chetwynd; another title-page gives title, Squire Badger, inserted in place of The Sot. Comp. 1772 (K-D 424): slight differences.
 

334. The Cooper. Comic opera, 2 acts. Thomas Augustine Arne (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application May 26, 1772, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. June 10.
MS: some insertions and deletions. Comp. 1772 (K-D 48): slight differences.
 

335. The Nabob. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 17, 1772, S. Foote, H2. Prod. June 29.
MS: minor corrections, throughout, by author. Comp. 1778 (K-D 365): numerous differences in first half, slight discrepancies in latter half.
 

336. Cupid's Revenge. Pastoral, 2 acts. Francis Gentleman.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. July 27, 1772.
MS: endorsed X; two songs deleted. Comp. 1772 (K-D 366): Act I differs considerably; Act II virtually identical.
 

337. Occasional Prelude for the Opening of the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 10, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Sept. 21.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1776 (K-D 200): MS contains one scene not printed; other differences slight.
 

338. Elfrida. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Mason.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 9, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 2.
MS. Comp. 1752 (K-D 434): MS version a condensation of printed text; except for omissions, it is practically identical with printed version.
 

339. The Golden Pippin. Burletta, 2 acts. Kane O'Hara.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 9, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 6, 1773.
MS. Comp. 1773 (K-D 221): considerable differences. (MS differs also from No. 330, q.v.)
See also No. 1141.
 

340. The Rose; or, The Female Contest. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Thomas Augustine Arne (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 23, 1772, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS: cover, endorsed X, gives title as The Female Contest or Rose. Comp. 1773 (K-D 268): slight differences.
 

341. The Duel. Play, 5 acts. William O'Brien.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 25, 1772, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 8.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions and corrections. Comp. 2d ed., 1773 (K-D 269): slight differences.
 

342. Cross Purposes. Farce, 2 acts. William O'Brien.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 26, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Dec. 5.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 2d ed., [1772] (K-D 269): a number of differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1773

 

343. The Wedding Ring. Comic opera, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 14, 1773, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 1.
MS: endorsed X; numerous revisions. Comp. 1773 (K-D 91): minor differences.
 

344. Alzuma. Tragedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 27, 1773, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1773 (Dev HC 4): numerous differences.
 

345. Alonzo. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Home.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 29, 1773, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 27.
MS: dated Jan. 29, 1773. Comp. 1773 (K-D 231): slight differences.
 

346. Piety in Pattens. Comedy, 1 act. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, Feb. 15, 1773.
MS.
 

347. The Thunder Ode. Thomas Augustine Arne (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Introduced into Judith, C.G., Feb. 26, 1773 (?).
MS.
 

348. The Macaroni. Comedy, 5 acts. Robert Hitchcock.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d. [Feb., 1773], Tate Wilkinson, York. Prod. 1773 (?).
MS: endorsed X and acted at York in Feb. 1773. Comp. York, 1773 (K-D 67): numerous minor differences.
 

349. The Novel; or, Mistakes of a Night. Comedy, 5 acts. Oliver Goldsmith.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., George Colman, C.G. Prod. (as She Stoops to Conquer) Mar. 15, 1773.
MS: prologue. Comp. She Stoops to Conquer; or, Mistakes of a Night, 1773 (Dev 8vo 15): minor differences throughout.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Larpents List contains the following-'The Novel or Mistakes of a Night, acted at Covent Garden. Manager George Colman in 1783 [ sic]-This Comedy was licensed under that Title but was known on the stage by that of She Stoops to Conquer. The Author Goldsmith.'-See Boswell's Life of Johnson where the latter says something about the difficulty of finding a title for Goldsmith's Play The MS among Larpents Plays was called 'The Novel' &c.
 

350. Prologue. (You all have heard, no Doubt, one time or other.)

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 18, 1773, David Garrick, for his Partner Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Spoken Mar. 23.
MS: endorsed For Mr. King after the Double Dealer.
 

351. An Apology for Apologies. [Prologue?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 3, 1773, David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Spoken Apr. 13.
MS: headed Address'd to the Town and spoken by Mr. King; endorsed For Mr. Love's Benefit.
 

352. Henry 2d; or, The Fall of Rosamond. Tragedy, 5 acts. Thomas Hull.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., George Colman, C.G. Prod. May 1, 1773.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1774 (Dev HC 15): numerous minor differences.
 

353. The Maid of Kent. Comedy, 5 acts. Francis Godolphin Waldron.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 6, 1773, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. May 17.
MS. Comp. 1778 (K-D 21): minor differences in dialogue.
 

354. The Grumbler. Comedy, 1 act. Oliver Goldsmith.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 8, 1773.
MS: endorsed X.
(This MS [HM 23] is not now in the Larpent Collection; nor is it listed in B.C. See ed., Cambridge, Mass., 1931, with Introduction and notes by Alice I. Perry Wood.)
 

355. The Bankrupt. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 8, 1773, S. Foote, H2. Prod. July 21.
MS: a few corrections in hand of author; some passages marked, by Examiner(?), for omission; prologue. Comp. 1776 (123800): no important differences; passages marked for omission are printed.
 

356. A Trip to Portsmouth. Sketch, 1 act. George Alexander Stevens.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 3, 1773, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. Aug. 11.
MS. Comp. n.d. (K-D 272): various slight differences.
 

357. The Pantheonites. Comedy, 2 acts. Francis Gentleman.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, Sept. 3, 1773.
MS: some corrections; cast. Comp. 1773 (K-D 141): MS lacks one stanza of first song; otherwise practically identical.
 

358. The Modish Wife, Prologue for. Francis Gentleman (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken H2, Sept. 18, 1773 (?).
MS.
 

359. Lucio Vero. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. From Apostolo Zeno.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 8, 1773, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. Nov. 20.
MS.
 

360. The Deserter. Musical drama, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 18, 1773, David Garrick for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Nov. 2.
MS: numerous corrections and insertions; cast. Comp. 1773 (K-D 91): notable differences, particularly in Act II.
 

361. The Duellist. Comedy, 5 acts. William Kenrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 1, 1773, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 20.
MS. Comp. [1773] (Dev HC 11): minor differences throughout; conclusion quite different.
 

362. The School for Wives. Comedy, 5 acts. Hugh Kelly.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 29, 1773, David Garrick for himself & Mr Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 11.
MS: endorsed X; numerous corrections and deletions. Comp. 1774 (Dev 8vo 72): many differences; MS contains long passages not printed; certain passages deleted in MS are printed, others are not.
 

363. The Christmas Tale. Musical entertainment, 5 pts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 13, 1773, David Garrick, for himself & Mr. Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 27.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions, corrections, and additions, some by author; prologue and epilogue. Comp. A Christmas Tale, 1774 (Dev HC 10): numerous differences, particularly in last part.
J.P.C. in B.D..: The prompter who wrote the body of the letter to the Licenser did not know what species of production to call it and leaving a blank Garrick filled it up with the words 'Musical Entertainment.' The letter was dated Decr. 13. 1773 The MS in Larpents collection was corrected by Garrick.
The account of this piece in the Biogr. Dram was the authorship of Steevens.
 

364. The Man of Business. Comedy, 5 acts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., G. Colman, C.G. Prod. Jan. 29, 1774.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1774 (Dev HC 20): a few differences.
 

365. The Note of Hand; or, A Trip to Newmarket. Farce, 2 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 31, 1774, David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 9.
MS: partial cast; epilogue. Comp. 1774 (K-D 195): some slight differences.
 

366. Sethona. Tragedy, 5 acts. Alexander Dow.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 4, 1774, David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 19.
MS: endorsed X; some deletions and corrections; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1774 (K-D 281): minor discrepancies.
 

Larpent Plays, 1774

 

367. Eldred; or, The British Father. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Jackson.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Edinburgh, Feb., 1774; H2, July 7, 1775 (previously, Capel Street, Dublin, Dec., 1773).
MS: pp. 17-18 lacking. Comp. Eldred; or, The British Freeholder, Edinburgh, 1782 (K-D 392): some differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: In Larpents List without date but after 1780 is entred a tragedy as licenced under the title of Eldred the British Father.
 

368. The Heroine of the Cave. Tragedy, 5 acts. Paul Hiffernan, from Henry Jones, The Cave of Indra.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 11, 1774, David Garrick for myself & Partner, D.L. Prod. Mar. 19.
MS: endorsed X; endorsed (by Capell?) (recd. this afternoon, Mar. 14th.); prologue and epilogue.
Comp. 1775 (K-D 105): slight differences.
 

369. The Fall of Egypt. Oratorio, 3 pts. John Hawkesworth.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 19, 1774, unsigned, D.L. Prod. (during Lent?) 1774.
MS: title-page states, By Docr Hawkesworth LL D; some corrections.
 

370. The Prince of Agra. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Addington [or Hugh Kelly?], from John Dryden, Aureng-Zebe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 21, 1774, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Apr. 7.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Lessingham's benefit; prologue and epilogue.
 

371. The Two English Gentlemen; or, The Sham Funeral. Comedy, 5 acts. James Stewart.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 21, 1774, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. H2 (?).

Note

B.D. says acted one night; Genest (X, 190) lists the play as not acted.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1774 (K-D 30): differs in detail throughout.
 

372. The Conjurer. Farce, 2 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 16, 1774, David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Apr. 29.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. (Bound with MS of The Election [No. 380].)
 

373. Nitteti. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli, from Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 19, 1774.
MS: cast. (L.L. states performed H1, 1785.)
 

374. The Swindlers. Farce, 2 acts. Robert Baddeley.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., David Garrick, for himself & Partner, D.L. Prod. Apr. 25, 1774.
MS.
 

375. The Cozeners. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 28, 1774, S. Foote, H2. Prod. July 15.
MS: numerous corrections and one two-page insertion in hand of author; prologue. Comp. 1778 (K-D 91): various differences; each version contains scenes not in the other.
 

376. The Waterman; or, The First of August. Ballad opera, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 2, 1744 [1774], Samuel Foote, H2, Prod. Aug. 8, 1774.
MS: some cancellations; cast. Comp. 1774 (K-D 181): a number of differences.
 

377. Prologue.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 13, 1774, Thomas Hull, C.G. Spoken Sept. 19 (?).
MS: notice states that prologue is to be spoken at opening of Covent Garden on Monday next the 19th. Instant; endorsed Mr. Woodward 1774.
 

378. The Meeting of the Company; or, Bayes's Art of Acting. Prelude, 1 act. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Sept. 17, 1774.
MS: notice endorsed Collated & Perfect. J:P:K[emble]: 1800. (This MS [HM 12] is bound in the Kemble-Devonshire collection of plays, Vol. 332. It is not part of the Larpent Collection, and it is not listed in B.C.)
Printed in Three Plays by David Garrick, ed. Elizabeth P. Stein (1926).
 

379. The Romance of an Hour. Farce, 2 acts. Hugh Kelly.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 24, 1774, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS: interleaved, with numerous excisions and some corrections; partial cast. Comp. 1774 (146407): MS contains numerous lines not printed.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is entered by this title [ The Romance of an Hour] in Larpents List but it is also there stated that the original title was The innocent Incendiary.
 

380. The Election. Musical interlude, 1 act. Miles Peter Andrews.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 15, 1774, David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Oct. 19.
MS: endorsed X; one chorus deleted in red ink and endorsed in margin by Edward Capell, This was not in the Copy you shew'd me, nor should be in this. (dele.). (Bound with MS of The Conjurer [No. 372].) Comp. 1774 (K-D 189): a final song in MS not printed; censored chorus printed in slightly different version.

Note

Bound with 372
 

381. The Maid of the Oaks. Comedy, 5 acts. John Burgoyne.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 20, 1774, David Garrick, for himself & Mr Lacy, D.L. Prod. Nov. 5.
MS: endorsed X; included, Additions In the 5: Act of the Maid of the Oaks (1782?); prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1774 (K-D 281): different prologue and epilogue; Acts IV and V very different.
 

382. The Choleric Man. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 7, 1774, David Garrick for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Dec. 19.
MS: Act V lacking. Comp. 3d ed., 1775 (K-D 358): numerous differences, especially at the close of Act IV.
 

Larpent Plays, 1775

 

383. The Rivals. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 9, 1775, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 17.
MS. Comp. 1775 (Dev HC 24): differs in many important respects. (See Sheridan, The Rivals [Oxford, 1935], ed. from the Larpent MS by Richard Little Purdy.)
 

384. The Rival Candidates. Comic opera, 2 acts. Henry Bate [Bate Dudley].

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 21, 1775, David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Feb. 1.
MS: frequent revisions; excisions indicated by Edward Capell (?); note, in hand of Capell: Sir If you shall be of opinion that the passages I have mark'd should not be allow'd, it will be proper the Prompter should be told so by you as soon as you can. Your obedient humble servant, E. C. Tuesday night; epilogue. Comp. 1775 (113742): minor differences.
 

385. Cleonice. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Hoole.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 2, 1775.
MS: cover endorsed Mr. Hoole. Comp. 1775 (Dev HC 9): slight differences throughout.
 

386. Bon Ton; or, High Life above Stairs. Comedy, 3 acts. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 7, 1775, D. Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Mar. 18.
MS: a few deletions. Comp. 1775 (K-D 366): Acts I and II in MS appear as Act I in printed text, which is in two acts; other differences slight.
 

387. The Wish. Musical entertainment, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 22, 1775, Willoughby Lacy For Self & Partner, D.L. Prod. May 2 (?).

Note

Genest records performance on May 2, 1775; but it is not found in D.L. playbills of that day or in the Public Advertiser.
MS: endorsed X; prologue.
 

388. St. Patrick's Day; or, The Scheeming Lieutenant. Farce, 2 acts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 24, 1775, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 2.
MS. Comp. [Dublin], 1788 (K-D 378): numerous slight differences.
 

389. Didone Abbandonata. Opera (Italian) (2 acts). Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 1, 1775, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. 1775.
MS: contains first act and one additional page; notice states in postscript, This Opera has been perform'd here some few years since; cast.
 

390. The Contract. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas Francklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 10, 1775, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. June 12, 1776.
MS. Comp. 1776 (K-D 357): numerous and extensive differences.
 

391. The Dutchman. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas Bridges.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 15, 1775, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. Aug. 21.
MS. Comp. 1775 (K-D 279): a number of unimportant differences.
 

392. The Weathercock. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Theodosius Forrest.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 4, 1775, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 17.
MS. Comp. 1775 (K-D 39): slight differences.
 

393. The Little Gipsy; or, May Day. Musical piece, 1 act. David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 14, 1775, D. Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as May Day; or, The Little Gipsy) Oct. 28.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. May Day; or, The Little Gipsy, 1775 (K-D 453): a few differences.
 

394. La Sposa Fedele. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. Pietro Chiari.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 27, 1775, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. Oct. 31.
MS: numerous deletions; cast.
 

395. The Coquette; or, The Mistakes of the Heart. Comedy, 5 acts. Robert Hitchcock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 2, 1775, Tate Wilkinson, York and Hull.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. Bath, 1777 (K-D 67): numerous minor differences; a few more extensive differences.
 

396. Old City Manners. Comedy, 5 acts. Charlotte Lennox, from Jonson, Chapman, and Marston, Eastward Hoe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 3, 1775, David Garrick, D. L. Prod. Nov. 9.
MS: note to Examiner describes play as Alterations in the following comedy call'd Old City Manners (taken from the Old Comedy of Eastward Hoe); a number of corrections; included, Prologue for Eastward Hoe. Comp. 1775 (Dev HC 22): slight differences.
 

397. The Sultan; or, A Peep into the Seraglio. Dramatic entertainment, 2 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 30, 1775, David Garrick for himself & Mr. Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 12.
MS: endorsed X; a few deletions; title-page states songs are One by Gierdini, One by Bach. Comp. 1787 (K-D 101): extensive differences, with some parts entirely different.
 

398. The Mercantile Lovers. Comedy, 5 acts. George Wallis.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Tate Wilkinson, York. Prod. 1775(?).
MS. Comp. ed. with alterations, 1775 (K-D 21): marked differences, with scenes rearranged, revised, and omitted or added.
 

399. Il Demetrio. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Pietro Metastasio (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Ca. 1775? dated 1785 in L.L.]
MS: cast.
See No. 751, an alteration of this opera.
 

400. The Black-a-moor Wash'd White. Comic opera, 2 acts. Henry Bate [Bate Dudley].

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 22, 1776, David Garrick and Willoughby Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 1.
MS: endorsed X; a number of revisions and corrections. Comp. Airs, Ballads, &c., 1776 (K-D 429): slight differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: See extract from a letter from Garrick to Woodfall regarding The Blackamoor in my MS. Diary.

Note

See The Private Correspondence of David Garrick, II, 135-37.
 

Larpent Plays, 1776

 

401. The Reasonable Lover. [The Man of Reason (?).] Comedy, 5 acts. [Hugh Kelly?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 5, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. [Prod. (as The Man of Reason) Feb. 9?]
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

402. The Runaway. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 5, 1776, David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Feb. 15.
MS: endorsed X; many alterations. Comp. 1776 (K-D 228): minor differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It had originally another title viz 'The Cantabs or the College Vacation'-In Larpents MS this title is erased by Garrick and The Runaway substituted. There are also some alterations in his handwriting-It was first performed, as appears by the bills on Saturday April 13th. 1776. [It was performed on April 13 for the fifteenth time.]
 

403. The Spleen; or, Islington Spa. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 17, 1776, David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 7.
MS: some corrections and erasures; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1776 (K-D 228): many passages printed not in MS; some transposition of scenes, and other differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was perhaps the last piece Garrick sent with a note under his hand to be licensed. [But see Nos. 407 and 410.]
 

404. The Syren [s]. Masque, 2 acts. Edward Thompson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 20, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 26.
MS. Comp. 1776 (K-D 318): a number of differences.
 

405. The Ascension. Oratorio, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 20, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. 1776.
MS. Comp. 1776 (K-D 413): slight differences.
 

406. Concerto Spirituale. Anthem (English, Latin, and Italian).

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 20, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G.
MS: contains four anthems; endorsed X.
 

407. Valentine's Day. Musical drama, 2 acts. William Heard.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 2, 1776, David Garrick for himself & Mr Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 23.
MS: author's name on title-page. Comp. 1776 (K-D 321): numerous differences, especially in the songs.
 

408. Medea, Epilogue for.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken D.L., Mar. 11, 1776 (?).
MS.
 

409. The Impostors; or, The Credulous Don. Farce, 2 acts. Joseph Reed.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 11, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Impostors; or, A Cure for Credulity) Mar. 19.
MS: notice states, for Woodward's benefit; prologue.
 

410. An Address to the Public. (When Ancient Rome in all its Glory Shone.)

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 14, 1776, David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Spoken Mar. 23 (?).
MS: endorsed X and, by J.P.C. (in error?), 1776 On opening the Theatre for the Season.
 

411. Caio Mario. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 20, 1776.
MS: cast.
 

412. St. Helena; or, The Isle of Love. Farce, 2 acts. Edward Thompson.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 30, 1776, Thomas Jefferson, Richmond. Prod. 1776.
MS: endorsed X; title-page indicates Isle of Love (erased) was original title.
 

413: The Capuchin. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 8, 1776, S. Foote, H2. Prod. Aug. 19.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1778 (Dev 8vo 15): slight differences.
 

414. [New Brooms], A New Occasional Prelude. 1 act. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 3, 1776, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Sept. 21.
MS. Comp. 1776 (K-D 365): a few differences.
 

415. News from Parnassus. Prelude. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 9, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Sept. 23.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. excerpt, apparently, from The Works of Arthur Murphy, 1786 (K-D 108): many slight differences.
 

416. The Prejudice of Fashion. Comedy, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 24, 1776, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. Feb. 22, 1779.
MS: prologue.
 

417. La Frascatana. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. From Filippo Livigni.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 5, 1776.
MS: dated by Larpent June, 1794; cast.
See No. 1535, substantially the same.
 

418. The Seraglio. Comic opera, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 9, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 14.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1776 (K-D 49): slight differences; MS contains several songs and one scene in Act II not printed.
 

419. Prologue. (Ladies and Gentlemen-quite void of passion.)

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 16, 1776, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self, & Partners, D.L. Spoken Nov. 19 (?).
MS.
 

420. The Hotel; or, The Double Valet. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas Vaughan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 16, 1776, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, for self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Nov. 21.
MS: endorsed X; epilogue, with separate application, Nov. 30. Comp. 1776 (K-D 19): virtually the same.
 

421. Selima and Azor. Dramatic romance, 3 acts. George Collier.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 2, 1776, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Dec. 5.
MS: lacks Act I, Scene 1, and most of Scene 2; many alterations. Comp. 1784 (K-D 363): numerous differences.
 

422. Semiramis. Tragedy, 5 acts. George Edward Ayscough.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 2, 1776, Richard Brinsley Sheridan For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Dec. 14.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions and corrections. Comp. 1776 (Dev HC 25): a number of slight differences.
 

423. Germondo. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Carlo Goldoni.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 1, 1777, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. Jan. 21.
MS: endorsed X; cast.
 

424. Sir Thomas Overbury. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Woodfall, from Richard Savage.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 23, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 1.
MS. Comp. 1777 (147584): many lines printed not in MS.
 

425. Know Your Own Mind. Comedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 4, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 22.
MS. Comp. 1778 (Dev HC 18): numerous marked differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1777

 

426. A Trip to Scarborough. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, from John Vanbrugh.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 17, 1777, R. B. Sheridan For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Feb. 24.
MS: endorsed X; cast. Comp. Dublin, 1781 (138263): substantially the same.
 

427. The Milesian. Comic opera, 2 acts. Isaac Jackman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 14, 1777, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Mar. 20.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1777 (K-D 266): a few differences.
 

428. All the World's A Stage. Farce, 2 acts. Isaac Jackman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 31, 1777, Richard Brinsley Sheridan For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Apr. 7.
MS: additional scene; prologue; cast. Comp. 1777 (Dev HC 5): slight differences; additional scene not printed.
 

429. The Experiment. Comedy, 2 acts. Charles Stuart (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 8, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 16. MS: epilogue.
 

430. The Distress'd Wife. Comedy, 3 acts. George Colman (?), from John Gay.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 14, 1777, George Colman, H2.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. Prologue comp. Prologue On the Opening of the Theatre-Royal in the Haymarket, May 15, 1777. Written by G. Colman, Esq; Spoken by Mr. Palmer, The Gentleman's Magazine, XLVII (1777): almost identical. (The Haymarket opened on May 15 with The English Merchant and Lilliput.)
 

431. Polly. Ballad opera, 3 acts. George Colman, from John Gay.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 15, 1777, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 19.
MS. Comp. 1777 (Dev 8vo 79): MS contains two scenes, several airs, and some dialogue not in printed version; act and scene divisions differ.
 

432. The Device; or, The Marriage Office. Farce, 2 acts. - Richards.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 29, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 5.
MS: notice states, for Wild's benefit. Comp. Airs, Duet, & Finale, in the Device, [1777] (Dev 8vo 72): slight differences.
 

433. The Clock Case; or, Female Curiosity. Interlude.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr., 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 2.
MS.
 

434. Prologue and Epilogue, for the Benefit of the Widow and Children of the Late Mr. Kelly. Samuel Johnson and A Friend.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 27, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken May 29.
MS.
 

435. The Matrimonial Advertisement; or, A Bold Stroke for A Husband. Comedy, 3 acts. Mrs. Gardner (Miss Cheney).

Scope and Content Note

Application July 26, 1777, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as The Advertisement; or, A Bold Stroke for a Husband) Aug. 9.
MS: a number of corrections; prologue.
 

436. The Spanish Barber; or, The Fruitless Precaution. Comedy, 3 acts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 25, 1777, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 30.
MS: endorsed X; prologue and Songs.
 

437. The Students; or, The Humours of Saint Andrew's. Farce, 2 acts. James Stewart.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 24, 1777, George Colman, H2. Prod. 1779 (?).
MS.
 

438. The Beggar's Opera, New Scene for. Edward Thompson (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 15, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 17.
MS.
 

439. Creso. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 1, 1777, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. Nov. 8 (?).
MS: cast.
 

440. Percy. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hannah More.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 2, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 10.
MS. Comp. 1778 (Dev 8vo 16): a few slight differences.
 

441. The Female Officer. Farce, 2 acts. John Philip Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 1, 1778, Joseph Younger, Manchester. Prod. 1778.
MS: prologue, Written for the Play of Injur'd Innocence by C: Cibber.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The MS of this piece was in Larpents Collection and the whole of it was in the hand writing of J. P Kemble. It was licensed on Jany 1st 1778 to the Manager of the Liverpool theatre [but application is for performance at Manchester], Mr Joseph Younger. Qy if it be not an alteration of 3 Hours after Marriage by Pope Gay & Arbuthnot-at least the incident of the Nunnery & the Crocodile are in both-See Cibbers Letter to Pope 1742 p 17 & 18. See MS. Diary p 160 for a par: from a letter by J.P.K regarding the opposition to it.
 

442. Alfred. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Home.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 13, 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 21.
MS. Comp. 1778 (K-D 231): some differences, MS containing passages not printed.
 

443. Poor Vulcan. Burletta, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 31, 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 4.
MS: many excisions and corrections. Comp. 2d ed., 1778 (K-D 321): numerous differences.
 

444. Erifile, Regina di Zacinto. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Giovanni de' Gamerra.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 6, 1778, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. Feb. 7.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions and revisions; cast.
 

Larpent Plays, 1778

 

445. The Cady [of Bagdad]. Comic opera, 3 acts. Abraham Portal.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 9, 1978, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Feb. 19.
MS: endorsed X.
 

446. Belphegor; or, The Wishes. Comic opera, 2 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 6, 1778, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Mar. 16.
MS. Comp. [Dublin?], 1788 (Dev 12mo 67): several minor differences.
 

447. The Lucky Escape. Musical farce, 2 acts. Mary Robinson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 23, 1778, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 30.
MS: endorsed X; cast. Comp. Songs, Chorusses, &c., in The Lucky Escape, n.d. (K-D 630): a few differences.
 

448. The British Heroine. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Jackson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 28, 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 5 (previously, as Geralda; or, The Siege of Harlech, Dublin, Jan. 13, 1777).
MS: numerous corrections; prologue and epilogue.
 

449. Buxom Joan. Burletta, 1 act. Thomas Willet.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 17, 1778, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 25.
MS. Comp. 1778 (K-D 204): virtually identical.
 

450. The Suicide. Comedy, 4 acts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 29, 1778, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 11.
MS: some corrections; cast.
 

451. Belisarius; or, Injur'd Innocence. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Philip Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 27, 1778, Joseph Younger, Liverpool. Prod. Liverpool and Hull, 1778; York, 1779.
MS: epilogue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Belisarius or Injured Innocence-Acted at Liverpool 1778.' LL.
J.P.K. in B.D.: After the note on this play, Kemble has written N.P. (not printed); but he does not deny the ascription of authorship.
 

452. The Flitch of Bacon. Comic opera, 2 acts. Henry Bate [Bate Dudley].

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 1, 1778, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 17.
MS: names of performers. Comp. 1779 (K-D 103): slight differences.
 

453. The Volunteers; [or, Britons Strike Home (?)]. Farce, 1 act. [William Woods?]

Note

This may be Woods's The Volunteers; or, Britons Strike Home, which B.D. suggests may have been performed at Edinburgh before it was performed at Hull. As it was licensed for York, it may first have appeared there.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 5, 1778, Tate Wilkinson, York. [Prod. York, and Hull, 1778?]
MS.
 

454. Rose and Colin. Musical piece, 1 act. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Sept. 18, 1778.
MS: endorsed Rx 7th. Novr. 1778. but approved by the Lord Chamberlain in Octr. Comp. 1778 (K-D 362): slight differences.
 

455. The Wives Reveng'd. Musical piece, 1 act. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Sept. 18, 1778.
MS: endorsed Rx 7th Novr. 1778. but approved by the Lord Chamberlain in Octr. Comp. 1778 (K-D 366): slight differences.
 

456. Annette and Lubin. Musical piece, 1 act. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 2, 1778.
MS: endorsed Rx 7th. Novr. 1778. but approved by the Lord Chamberlain in October. Comp. 1778 (83370): slight differences.
 

457. The Camp. Entertainment, 2 acts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Note

As The Camp is now generally assumed to be at least in part Sheridan's, it seems most convenient here to attribute it to him without question.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 13, 1778, R. B. Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Oct. 15.
MS: endorsed Rx 7th Novr. 1778. but approved by the Lord Chamberlain in Octr.; prologue (incomplete). Comp. 1795 (123649): differs in detail throughout; each version contains songs and passages not in the other. Comp. also [1833?] and The Plays and Poems of R. B. Sheridan, 1928: MS differs correspondingly from these editions.
 

458. The Invasion; or, A Trip to Brighthelmstone. Comedy, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., For Mr Harris. I: Wild, C.G. Prod. Nov. 4, 1778.
MS: endorsed Rx 29th. October 1778; prologue. Comp. 3d ed., 1782 (3512): slight differences.
 

459. The Lady of the Manor. Comic opera, 3 acts. William Kenrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov., 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 23.
MS: endorsed Rx 19th. Novr. 1778. Comp. 2d ed., 1778 (Dev HC 19): slight differences.
 

460. L'Avaro Deluso. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Giovanni Bertati and Antonio Andrei (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 23, 1778, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1. Prod. Nov. 24.
MS: cast.
 

461. The Fathers; or, The Good Natur'd Man. Comedy, 5 acts. Henry Fielding.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 25, 1778, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Nov. 30.
MS: numerous cancellations and corrections; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1778 (64902): slight differences.
J.P.C. in B. D.: Various corrections & improvements in the Copy among Larpents MSS are in the hand writing of Sheridan.
 

462. Buthred. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 2, 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 8.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1779 (Dev HC 6): one scene and several lines printed not in MS; other, slight differences.
 

463. The Spendthrift; or, The Christmas Gambol. Comedy, 2 acts. William Kenrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec., 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 21.
MS: prologue.
 

464. The Touchstone. Pantomime, 2 pts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec., 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Touchstone; or, Harlequin Traveller) Jan. 4, 1779.
MS. Comp. The Songs, Choruses, &c., in The Touchstone, 5th ed., 1779 (83368): songs printed are virtually the same as those in MS; but each version contains songs not in the other.
See No. 851, and J.P.C.'s note thereon.
 

465. The Wonders of Derbyshire; or, Harlequin in the Peak. Songs, Chorusses, & Recitative.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 2, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Jan. 8.
MS. Comp. An Account of the Wonders of Derbyshire, 1779 (Dev 8vo 61): slight discrepancies.
 

466. The Law of Lombardy. Tragedy, 5 acts. Robert Jephson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 26, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Feb. 8.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1779 (K-D 258): slight differences.
 

467. Jehu. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 17, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Feb. 19.
MS.
 

468. The Liverpool Prize. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb., 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 22.
MS: three passages marked X in margin, by Examiner(?). Comp. 1779 (K-D 407): numerous differences; MS contains characters and scenes not printed; there are also other discrepancies.
 

Larpent Plays, 1779

 

469. Zemire e Azore. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Translation by Verazzi of Marmontel's Zémire et Azor.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 22, 1779, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS.
 

470. The School for Scandal Scandalized. Interlude, 1 act. John Philip Kemble (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 3, 1779, Tate Wilkinson, York. Prod. Mar. 27.
MS: in J.P. Kemble's hand.
 

471. Monody. [Verses to the Memory of Garrick.] Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 10, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Mar. 11.
MS: four lines at end deleted, and note states: These four last lines were erased in the prompter's copy and were not delivered. Comp. Verses to the Memory of Garrick, in The Plays and Poems of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, ed. Rhodes, 1928: several minor differences in phraseology; last 20 lines of printed text not in MS.
 

472. The Critic. Prelude. Richard Cumberland (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 15, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 20.
MS: notice includes Calypso (No. 473), and concludes with a prologue (to Calypso?).
 

473. Calypso. Masque, 3 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application (with No. 472) Mar. 15, 1779, Thomas Harris, C. G. Prod. Mar. 20.
MS: prologue (?[see No. 472]). Comp. 1779 (K-D 103): slight differences.
 

474. Enea e Lavinia. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 20, 1779, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1. Prod. Mar. 25.
MS.
 

475. Who's the Dupe. Farce, 2 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 29, 1779, ichard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 4.
MS. Comp. 1779 (K-D 228): minor differences.
 

476. The Contract; or, Female Captain. Farce, 2 acts. James Cobb (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 29, 1779, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 5.
MS: prologue.
 

477. Illumination; or, The Glazier's Conspiracy. Prelude, 1 act. Frederick Pilon.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 7, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 12.
MS: endorsed, in hand of Capell(?), to be consider'd; epilogue. Comp. 1779 (3518): slight differences.
 

478. The Double Deception; or, Lovers Perplex'd. Comedy (5 acts). Elizabeth Richardson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 23, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 28.
MS: Act V lacking; A New Epilogue.
 

479. The Cobler of Castlebury. Ballad farce, 2 acts. Charles Stuart.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 24, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 27.
MS: notice states, for Wilson's benefit; cast. Comp. [1779] (K-D 52): minor variations.
 

480. Gallic Gratitude. Comedy, 2 acts. James Solas Dodd.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 24, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 30 (previously, as The Funeral Pile, Smock Alley, Dublin, 1772).
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Jackson's benefit; prologue. Comp. 1779 (K-D 545): slight differences in Act I; more extensive differences in Act II.
 

481. Fatal Falsehood. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hannah More.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 6, 1779.
MS: notice includes The Chelsea Pensioner (No. 482). Comp. 1779 (Dev HC 14): slight differences.
 

482. The Chelsea Pensioner. Comic Opera, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application (with No. 481) n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 6, 1779.
MS: a number of corrections and deletions. Comp. 1st ed., 1779 (K-D 422): slight differences.
 

483. La Governante; or, The Duenna. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. Charles Francis Badini.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 7, 1779, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1. Prod. May 15.
MS: numerous revisions; title states, translated into Italian.
 

484. Tour in Wales. Comedy, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 30, 1779, George Colman, H2.
MS.
 

485. Summer Amusement. Comic opera, 3 acts. Miles Peter Andrews and William Augustus Miles.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., George Colman, H2. Prod. July 1, 1779.
MS: a number of corrections. Comp. Songs, Trios, Duetts, and Choruses, in the Comic Opera of Summer Amusement; or, An Adventure at Margate, 3d ed., 1781 (Dev 8vo 72): minor differences; some songs in MS not printed.
 

486. Albina, Countess of Raimond. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 10, 1779, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 31.
MS: several pages in Act V lacking. Comp. 1779 (Dev HC 5): slight discrepancies; printed version contains scenes, in Acts III and IV, not in MS.
 

487. A Widow and No Widow. Comedy, 3 acts. Richard Paul Jodrell.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., George Colman, H2. Prod. July 17, 1779.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1780 (K-D 457): minor discrepancies.
 

488. Prologue for the Opening the Theatre at Windsor. Francis Godolphin Waldron.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 22, 1779, F. G. Waldron, Windsor.
MS: notice refers to license, previously granted, for No. 504.
 

489. The Son in Law. Musical farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 14, 1779.
MS. Comp. [1833?] (Dev 12mo 69): numerous differences in details.
 

490. The Separate Maintenance. Comedy, 4 acts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 20, 1779, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 31.
MS.
 

491. The Device; or, The Deaf Doctor. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 23, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Sept. 27.
MS: prologue. Comp. The Deaf Lover, 1780 (Dev 8vo 17), which is an alteration of The Device: Act I virtually the same; Act II completely different.
See No. 510.
 

492. The Bondman, Prologue for.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken, C.G., Oct. 13, 1779.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C., As altered by Cumberland.
 

493. Plymouth in an Uproar. Farce, 2 acts. Edward Neville.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 19, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 20.
MS. Comp. 1779 (K-D 362): considerable differences, MS containing scenes and speeches in Act II not printed.
 

494. The Critic; or, A Tragedy Rehears'd. Dramatic piece, 2 acts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 29, 1779, R. B. Sheridan, for self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Oct. 30.
MS: several deletions; prologue, by Richard Fitzpatrick. Comp. 1781
(K-D 139): Acts II and III in printed copy appear as Act II in MS; also several minor differences.
 

495. Prologue (This night, we set to view a Guiltless Wife.) and Epilogue (When Senators attend St. Stephens call.) [to The Duke of Milan?].

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 9, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Nov. 10 (?).
MS.
 

496. William and Nancy [Nanny]. Musical farce, 2 acts. Richard Josceline Goodenough.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 11, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 12.
MS. Comp. 1779 (K-D 224): MS contains several songs and some speeches not printed.
 

497. The Mirror; or, Harlequin Every Where. Pantomimic burletta, 3 pts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 26, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 30.
MS. Comp. 2d ed., 1779 (K-D 360): many differences; MS contains two scenes not printed.
 

498. Zoraida. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Hodson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 26, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Dec. 13.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1780 (Dev 8vo 16): minor differences.
 

499. The Times. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Griffith.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 29, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS: numerous corrections; prologue; cast. Comp. 1780 (K-D 160): several scenes in MS not printed; great discrepancies in Act V.
 

500. The Man of the World. Comedy, 5 acts. Charles Macklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 4, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. and Charles Macklin, author. Not produced. (Licensed refused.)
MS: some passages canceled (by Examiner?) and substitutions written in; included: letter to the Lord Chamberlain from Harris, stating, I have taken the Liberty of giving this opportunity to the Author of speaking for himself; letter to the Lord Chamberlain from Macklin, stating his purpose in writing the play, the objects of the satire, etc. Comp. 1793 (K-D 346): virtually identical, except for canceled passages, which are printed as they originally appeared in MS.
See Nos. 311 and 558.
 

501. Prologue for the Benefit of the Dispensary for the Infant Poor.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 5, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Dec. 22.
MS.
 

502. [Il Soldano Generoso (?).] Opera (Italian), 8 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 14, 1779, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1. Prod. Jan. 1, 1780 (?).
MS: called simply An Opera.
 

503. La Contadina in Corte. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 14, 1779, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1.
MS.
See No. 320.
 

504. The Dramatic Chronicle. An occasional address, to be spoken at the Opening of The Theatre-Royal on Richmond-Green. 1779. Francis Godolphin Waldron (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application (but see No. 488). [1779.]
MS.
 

505. The Experiment. Farce, 2 acts. Charles Murray.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Norwich, 1779.
MS: several cancellations; one passage marked To be Expunged (by Examiner?). Comp. Norwich, 1779 (Dev 8vo 49): slight differences; corrections in MS appear in printed version.
 

506. A Mirror for the Ladies. Musical interlude, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1779?]
MS: endorsed March the 1st 1779 Wm. Harricks; numerous revisions.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'A Mirror for the Ladies-an Interlude performed at Drury Lane for the benefit of Mr Davis 1779' L.L. (Apparently neither Mr. nor Mrs. Davis had a benefit at D.L. or C.G. in 1779.)
 

Larpent Plays, 1780

 

507. The Shepherdess of the Alps. Comic Opera, 3 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 6, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 18.
MS. Comp. 1780 (K-D 319): MS contains one scene and some stanzas of songs not printed; otherwise practically identical.
 

508. The Widow of Delphi; or, The Descent of the Deities. Musical drama, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Two applications, Jan. 20, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1, and Jan. 24, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. C.G., Feb. 1.
MS: prologue (Statesmen and Poets, oft one fortune find), with separate application, Jan. 28, Thomas Harris, C.G. Comp. The Songs in the Widow of Delphi, 1780 (K-D 103): virtually identical.
 

509. Quinto Fabio. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Antonio Andrei (?), from Apostolo Zeno.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Jan. 22, 1780.
MS: numerous corrections and cancellations.
See No. 929 (there are many differences).
 

510. The Deaf Lover. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan., 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 2.
MS. Comp. 1780 (Dev 8vo 17): slight differences.
See No. 491.
 

511. Oh! It's Impossible. Comedy, 5 acts. John Philip Kemble, from Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 4, 1780, John Kemble for Tate Wilkinson, York. Prod. 1780 (?).
MS: some corrections.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is an alteration of the Comedy of Errors with the names of the characters all changed and the scene laid in London.
 

512. The Wager. Farce, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 7, 1780, Joseph Younger, Manchester.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

513. The Belle's Stratagem. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 15, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 22.
MS. Comp. 1782 (K-D 228): a number of discrepancies in dialogue.
 

514. The Artifice. Comic opera, 2 acts. William Augustus Miles.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 16, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Apr. 14.
MS: many corrections and cancellations; cast. Comp. 1780 (K-D 354): order of scenes in Act I quite different; other differences unimportant.
 

515. The School of Eloquence. Interlude. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 30, 1780, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 4.
MS.
 

516. A School for Ladies, Occasional Prologue for. W-H-.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken H2, Apr. 8, 1780 (?).
MS: states, Written by Mr. W. H. Spoken by Mr. Burton, for his Benefit, April 8, 1780.
 

517. Moses and Shadrac; or, A Specimen of Jewish Education. Petit piece, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 13, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 17.
MS. (Performed for Baddeley's benefit, by him and Burton; perhaps written by Baddeley.)
 

518. The Loyal Volunteers; or, Taylors to Arms. Prelude, 1 act. George Downing.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Volunteers; or, Taylors to Arms) Apr. 19, 1780.
MS: several deletions of text; prologue, endorsed not to be inserted; cast.
 

519. The Elders. Comedy, 2 acts. Henry Man.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 21, 1780.
MS: prologue. Comp. Miscellaneous Works...of the Late Henry Man, 1802 (Dev 8vo 14): unimportant differences.
 

520. Rinaldo. Opera (English and Italian), 3 acts. Charles Francis Badini, or Giovanni de' Gamerra (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 22, 1780.
Printed copy, 1780.
 

521. The Female Orators; or, Ladies' Debating Society. Prelude.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 7, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 12.
MS.
 

522. Fire and Water. Comic opera, 2 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 12, 1780, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 8.
MS. Comp. 1780 (K-D 448): a few differences in Act I; more extensive differences in Act II.
 

523. [The Disputants (?).] Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 12, 1780, George Colman, H2.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), 1780 and The Disputants; title does not appear elsewhere in MS.
 

524. The Manager in Distress. Prelude, 1 act. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 21, [1780,] George Colman, H2. Prod. May 30.
MS. Comp. [1780] (K-D 316): virtually identical.
 

525. The Miniature Picture. Comedy, 3 acts. Elizabeth, Countess of Craven (later Margravine of Anspach).

Scope and Content Note

Application May 22, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. May 24.
Printed copy, 1780: a few MS revisions; MS prologue, containing numerous corrections; MS epilogue states, spoken by the Honble Mrs. Hobart at Lady Cravens (Apr. 8). Comp. 1781 (K-D 453): slight differences in prologue; otherwise virtually identical.
 

526. The Chapter of Accidents. Comedy, 5 acts. Sophia Lee.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 23, 1780, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 5.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1780 (146648): extensive differences.
 

527. The Lecture upon Heads, New Matter for. Monologue. Frederick Pilon (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application June 25, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. June 26 (?).
MS: many corrections; prologue. Comp. A Lecture on Heads, Written by George Alexander Stevens, with Additions by Mr. Pilon; As Delivered by Mr. Charles Lee Lewis,...1788 (X66850): MS agrees substantially with printed text. Also comp. 1784: the New Matter and prologue do not appear there.
 

528. The Belles Association; or, Female Orators. Farce, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 14, 1780, Joseph Younger, Liverpool. Prod. 1780(?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Acted at Liverpool 1780'-L.L.
 

529. The Usurers. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 14, 1780, Joseph Younger, Liverpool.
MS: prologue.
 

530. The Wedding Night. Musical farce, 1 act. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 21, 1780, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 12.
MS. Comp. Songs, Duetts, Trios, &c., in The Wedding Night, 1780 (Dev 8vo 66): MS and printed songs differ at several points.
 

531. [The Wedding Night (?)], Epilogue in the Character of Arabella.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Spoken H2, Aug. 12, 1780?]
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), Qy to Wedding Night or Tamer Tamed Qy 1780.
 

532. The Genius of Nonsense. Pantomime. George Colman (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 25, [1780,] George Colman, H2. Prod. Sept. 2.
MS: inserted, new Song. Comp. Songs, Duetts, Trios, &c., in The Genius of Nonsense, 1781 (K-D 629): corresponds closely; some parts printed not in MS.
 

533. The Cabinet of Fancy; or, Evening Exhibition. Dramatic piece, 3 pts. [Illustrated lecture, with songs.] George Alexander Stevens.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Oct. 2, 1780.]
MS: in hand of author; dated Oct. 2d. 1780. (L.L. states, Acted at the Little T.H. 1780.)
 

534. The Close of the Poll. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 11, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Humours of an Election) Oct. 19.
MS: prologue. Comp. The Humours of an Election, new ed., 1780 (K-D 359): printed as one act; some other discrepancies.
 

535. [The Exciseman.] Farce, 2 acts. Henry Knapp.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 2, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 4.
MS: no title; called Comic Piece in Two Acts, and endorsed, by Capell(?), Call'd What?
 

536. The Generous Imposter. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Lewis O'Beirne.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 6, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Nov. 22.
MS: prologue and Pastoral. Comp. 1781 (K-D 316): MS contains a few passages not printed; prologue differs slightly.
 

537. The Islanders. Comic opera, 3 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 22, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 25.
MS: cast. Comp. Songs, Duetts, Trios, &c., in The Islanders, 1780 (K-D 429): a number of discrepancies.
 

538. L'Arcifanfano. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. Carlo Goldoni.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 25, 1780.
MS: cast.
 

539. Deaf Indeed. Comedy, 2 acts. Edward Topham.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 29, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Dec. 4.
MS: previous title, As It Should Be, erased; a few deletions in text; prologue.
 

540. The Lord of the Manor. Comic opera, 3 acts. John Burgoyne.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Dec. 27, 1780.
MS: cast. Comp. 1781 (K-D 281): a few differences; one scene printed not in MS.
See No. 1736.
 

541. Harlequin Free Mason, Songs, Duetts, Trios, &c., in. Pantomime. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 27, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 29.
MS.
 

542. The Casino; or, London Trip'd down to Bath. Interlude, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Bath, 1780 (?).
MS: some alterations.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Casino, the or London trippd down to Bath.' An Interlude acted at Bath in 1780-This appears from Larpents account book for it does not state on the face of the MS from whence it was sent to be licensed.
 

543. Orfeo. Opera (Italian and English), 1 act. Translated by Povoleri.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, 1780 (?).
Printed copy, 1780.
 

544. Mitridate. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Peter Crawford, H1, Prod. Jan. 23, 1781.
MS.
 

Larpent Plays, 1781

 

545. The Siege of Sinope. Tragedy, 5 acts. Frances Brooke.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 24, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 31.
MS. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 25): slight discrepancies in dialogue and in order of scenes in Act V.
 

546. The Royal Suppliants; or, Macaria. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Delap.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 26, 1781, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Feb. 17.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 24): slight discrepancies in dialogue.
 

547. Il Barone di Torre Forte. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 13, 1781, Peter Crawford for Mr. Sheridan, H1. Prod. Feb. 22.
MS.
 

548. The World as It Goes; or, A Party at Montpelier. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 17, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 24.
MS: prologue and epilogue. (L.L. states, the name afterwards altered to Second thoughts are best.)
 

549. Thelyphthora; or, More Wives than One. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 7, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 8.
MS: previous subtitle, Wives Provok'd, erased, and More Wives than One substituted; prologue.
 

550. Dissipation. Comedy, 5 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Mar. 10, 1781.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 11): numerous differences; one scene in MS not printed; Act IV and end of Act V considerably different.
 

551. Elmira. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 19, 1781, Joseph Younger, Manchester.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

552. The Conquest of St. Eustacia. Interlude.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 27, 1781, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D. L. Prod. Mar. 31.
MS.
 

553. Chit Chat; or, Penance for Polygamy. Interlude, 1 act. B. Walwyn.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 19, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 20.
MS: notice states, for the Benefit of Mr. Lee Lewis. Comp. 1781 (K-D 629): songs printed are not in MS; no other differences.
 

554. The Captain. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 24 [1781?], Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L.
MS: cast.
 

555. The Counterfeit Captain; or, Usurer Outwitted. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 24 [1781?], Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Counterfeit Captain or the Usurer Outwitted a farce in two Acts was among Larpents MSS. R B. Sheridans letter for the license is dated April 24 (1781) It was therefore performed at Drury Lane. [I have found no record of its performance at D.L., 1780-83.]
 

556. Who'd Have Thought It? Farce, 2 acts. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 28, 1781.
MS: notice states, for Wilson's benefit.
 

557. Seventeen Hundred & Eighty One; or, The Cartel at Philadelphia. Prelude, 4 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 28, 1781.
MS: contains no songs, blank spaces being left for their insertion.
 

558. The Man of the World. Comedy, 5 acts. Charles Macklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 10, 1781.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), This is the later of the 2 4to copies [It?] is altered according to the Licensers remarks in the other 4to-; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1793 (K-D 346): extensive differences.
See Nos. 311 and 500.
 

559. Edward and Caroline; or, The Dead Alive. Musical farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 10, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as The Dead Alive) June 16.
MS. Comp. The Dead Alive, [pirated,] Dublin, 1783 (K-D 288): slight differences.
 

560. An Occasional Prologue on Opening the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken H2, May 30, 1781.
MS.
 

561. L'Omaggio. Festa Teatrale Giardino. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, June 5, 1781.
MS.
 

562. The Baron of Kinkvervankotsdorsprakingatchdern. Musical comedy, 3 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 6, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 9.
MS: numerous corrections; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 6): numerous and extensive differences in order of scenes, in dialogue, and in songs; MS contains two scenes and many lines not printed.
 

563. The Rose-Wreath; or, Chaplet of Innocence. Pastoral drama, 1 act. John Palmer (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Bath, June 16, 1781.
MS: numerous revisions; cast (Perform'd by Children); signature of J. Palmer at end.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'The Rose Wreath or Chaplet of Innocence a farce in one Act from Bath-1781.' LL-The piece in Larpents MSS. is signed 'J. Palmer' and he was no doubt the author of it. The characters are all filled up as acted at Bath, including Mast Siddons who acted Henry-It is all in Palmers writing.
 

564. The Silver Tankard; or, The Point at Portsmouth. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Elizabeth, Countess of Craven (later Margravine of Anspach).

Scope and Content Note

Application June 30, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 18.
MS: 1 page lacking; prologue.
 

565. The Beggar's Opera [alterations]. Prelude. George Colman, or George Keate (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 2, 1781, G. Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 8.
MS: headed Preludio To the Beggars Opera Haymarket 1781.
 

566. Ripe Fruit; or, The Marriage Act. Interlude, 1 act. Charles Stuart.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 16, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 22.
MS: cast.
 

567. Kensington Gardens; or, The Walking Jockey. Piece, 1 act. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 16, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 31.
MS: partial cast.
 

568. The Agreeable Surprize. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 23, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. Sept. 3.
MS. Comp. Dublin, 1786 (Dev 12mo 67): slight differences, chiefly in songs.
 

569. The Hodge Podge; or, A Receipt for a Benefit. Interlude.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 25, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 28.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is a scene between Palmer, Hitchcock the Prompter, Grubstreet, an Author, and Miss Harper. It was for Palmer's benefit.
 

570. Damnation; or, The Playhouse Hissing Hot. Dramatic piece, 1 act. Charles Stuart.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 27, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 29.
MS: prologue; cast.
 

571. Duplicity. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 8, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 13.
MS: two prologues. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 11): numerous differences; MS contains many lines and several scenes not printed; second prologue in MS not printed.
See No. 1129.
 

572. The Beggar's Opera, Prelude to.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 13, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Beggar's Opera, now first performed under the title of The Lady's Opera. With a new introduction) Oct. 16.
MS.
 

573. Jupiter and Alcmena. Comic opera, 3 acts. Charles Dibdin, from John Dryden, Amphitryon.

Note

Microprint 2

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 25, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 27.
MS.
 

574. The Divorce. Comedy, 2 acts. Isaac Jackman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 2, 1781, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Nov. 10.
MS: prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1781 (K-D 266): a number of differences, mostly lines in MS not printed.
 

575. The Count of Narbonne. Tragedy, 5 acts. Robert Jephson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 12, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 17.
MS: prologue and two epilogues, one with separate notice to Examiner, Nov. 20, Thomas Harris, C.G. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 9): slight differences; both epilogues, one by Edmnd Malone and one by R. J. Goodenough, are printed.

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576. The Circassian. Tragedy, 5 acts. Samuel Jackson Pratt.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 19, 1781, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. (as The Fair Circassian) Nov. 27.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. The Fair Circassian, 2d ed., 1781 (K-D 15): a few differences.
 

577. The Banditti; or, Love in a Labyrinth. Comic opera, 3 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 23, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 28.
MS: cast. (Bound with it: Songs, Choruses, &c., in The Choice of Harlequin [No. 580].) Comp. Songs, Duetts, Trios, Chorusses, &c., &c., in...The Banditti, 1781 (K-D 429): slight differences.
See No. 605.
 

578. I Viaggiatori Felici. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Filippo Livigni.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Dec. 11, 1781.
MS: cast.
See No. 1370.
 

579. Ignatius. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 20, 1781, Tate Wilkinson, Hull.
MS: several extensive deletions.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Ignatius, a Tragedy-Acted at York. Manager Tate Wilkinson. 1781.' L.L.
Ignatius, a Tragedy in five Acts was sent by Tate Wilkinson to the licencer that it might be performed at the T. R. Hull 'as it was altered' and the MS having many erasures. The Managers letter is dated Hull Dec. 20th. 1781.
 

580. The Choice of Harlequin, Songs, Choruses, &c., in. Pantomime.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 22, 1781, Thomas Harri, C.G. Prod. (as The Choice of Harlequin; or, The Indian Chief) Dec. 26.
MS. (Bound with The Banditti [No. 577]; not listed in B.C.) Comp. 1782 (K-D 365): slight discrepancies.
 

581. Giunio Bruto. [Junius Brutus.] Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 3, 1781 [1782?], William Taylor, H1. Prod. Jan. 12, 1782.
MS: numerous deletions and revisions.
 

582. Variety. Comedy (5 acts). Richard Griffith.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 5, 1782, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Feb. 25.
MS: Acts IV and V lacking; prologue, endorsed By Tickell to Griffiths Play 1782. Comp. 1782 (K-D 160): numerous slight differences, particularly in Act III.
 

583. The Dramatic Puffers. Prelude. Henry Bate [Bate Dudley].

Scope and Content Note

Application (with No. 584) Feb. 7, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 9.
MS: includes prologue to Which Is the Man? Comp. 1782 (K-D 447): substantially identical. (Not listed in B.C.)
 

584. Which Is the Man? Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 7, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 9.
MS: notice includes a Prelude [Bate's The Dramatic Puffers (No. 583)] and Prologue. Comp. 2d ed., 1783 (Dev HC 28): a few differences; prelude not printed with this play.
 

585. Vertumnus and Pomona. Dramatic pastoral, 2 acts. Matthew Pelide.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 11, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 21.
MS: Comp. Songs, Duets, &c., in Vertumnus and Pomona, 1782 (Dev 8vo 66): slight differences.
 

586. The Wishes. Dramatic satire, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 18, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (in 3 acts) Oct. 3.
MS: prologue and epilogue, with separate notice, endorsed This Piece was licens'd last Season, but it is forgot whether or not the Prologue and Epilogue were sent with it.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is not a revival of the former piece [i.e., Richard Bentley's The Wishes (No. 199)].
 

Larpent Plays, 1782

 

587. The Positive Man. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 9, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 16.
MS: inserted, Song by a Sailor and three other songs. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): marked differences.
 

588. L'Eroe Cinese. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 14, 1782, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Mar. 16.
MS: numerous deletions; cast.
 

589. Prologue by the Ghost of Whittington.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 4, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Apr. 10.
MS: notice states, for Quick's benefit.
 

590. The Walloons. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 8, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 20.
MS: included, an Alteration in 2d. Act and New Fifth Act; prologue and epilogue. Comp. The Posthumous Dramatick Works of the Late Richard Cumberland, 1813 (121215): epilogue in MS not printed; New Fifth Act printed; numerous other differences.
 

591. Retaliation. Farce, 2 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 29, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 7.
MS: prologue. Comp. 2d ed., 1782 (K-D 362): printed version contains many speeches not in MS.
 

592. The Fair American. Comedy, 3 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 14, 1782, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. May 18.
MS: cast. Comp. 1785 (K-D 404): several songs and speeches printed not in MS.
 

593. Ifigenia [in Aulide (?)]. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Antonio Andrei (?), from V. A. Cigna.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 23, 1782, William Taylor, H1. Prod. May 25.
MS: cast.
See No. 812.
 

594. The Blind Man; or, The Manoeuvre. [None So Blind as Those Who Won't See (?).] Ballad farce, 2 acts. [Charles Dibdin?]

Scope and Content Note

Application June 14, 1782, George Colman, H2. [Prod. (as None So Blind as Those Who Won't See) July 2?]
MS.
 

595. Fatal Curiosity, Prologue to.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 22, [1782,] George Colman, H2. Spoken June 29 (?).
MS. (Spoken by Palmer.)
 

596. The East Indian. Comedy, 5 acts. Frances (Burney) D'Arblay (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application July 2, 1782, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 16.
MS: prologue.
 

597. The Candidate. Farce, 2 acts. John Dent.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 1, 1782, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 5.
MS: previous title, The Gudgeon, erased; prologue; cast. Comp. 1782 (K-D 445): slight differences in dialogue, and a number of differences in order of scenes, etc.
 

598. The Female Dramatist. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 3, 1782, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 16.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was in fact by George Colman the Younger and at his death in 1836 he left two copies of it behind him in his own hand-writing. They are now in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire.
 

599. The Belles' Stratagem; or, The Female Fortune-Hunters. Comedy, 5 acts. Francis Godolphin Waldron, from Imitation; or, The Female Fortune Hunters.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 12, 1782, F. G. Waldron, Richmond. Prod. 1782 (?); and (as Imitation) D.L., May 12, 1783.
MS: many revisions; prologue. Comp. Heigho for a Husband [also an alteration of Imitation], 1794 (K-D 253): many differences; printed play in four acts; prologue differs.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Prologue was written by Waldron.
See No. 1002.
 

600. Harlequin Teague; or, The Giant's Causeway. Dialogue, Songs, Duetts, &c. Pantomime. George Colman (?) and John O'Keeffe (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 15, 1782, G. Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 17.
MS. Comp. Songs, Airs, &c., 2d ed., 1782 (K-D 627): a few discrepancies.
 

601. Monopoly. Prelude.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 10, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Sept. 23.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It seems to have been played on the opening of the theatre for the Season, after it had undergone alterations.
 

602. A Dramatic Oglio. Prelude (monologue).

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 13, 1782, Thomas King, D.L. Spoken Sept. 19 (?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: This is a soliloquy with parodies & Songs spoken by Tom King on his undertaking the Management of Drury Lane Theatre in 1782.
 

603. The Fatal Interview. Tragedy, 5 acts. Thomas Hull.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 12, 1782, Thomas King, D.L. Prod. Nov. 16.
MS.
 

604. Too Civil by Half. Farce, 2 acts. John Dent.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 17, 1782, Thomas King, D.L. Prod. Nov. 7.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1783 (K-D 257): a few differences.
 

605. The Castle of Andalusia. Comic opera, 3 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 28, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 2.
MS. Comp. 1794 (133039): numerous and extensive discrepancies. See No.577.
 

606. Il Convito. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 2, 1782.
MS: cast.
 

607. The Best Bidder. Farce, 2 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 22, 1782, Thomas King, D.L. Prod. Dec. 11.
MS: prologue.
 

608. Lord Mayor's Day; or, A Flight from Lapland. Pantomime, 2 pts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 25, 1782.
MS: notice describes piece as Medley Entertainment of Dialogue, Song, and Pantomime; numerous corrections.
 

609. Address to the Public. (Oft have I come Ambassadress in State.)

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 28, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Nov. 29.
MS. (Spoken by Mrs. Abington on her first appearance at C.G.)
 

610. Philodamus. Tragedy, 5 acts. Richard Bentley.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 14, 1782.
Printed copy, 1767: cuts marked to reduce the play to four acts; MS prologue and epilogue.
 

611. Il Trionfo della Costanza. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Dec. 19, 1782.
MS: cast.
 

612. Rosina. Musical piece, 2 acts. Frances Brooke.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 27, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 31.
MS. Comp. 1783 (Dev 8vo 72): Act II differs considerably.
 

613. The School for Vanity. Comedy, 5 acts. Samuel Jackson Pratt.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 15, 1783, Thomas King, D.L. Prod. Jan. 29.
MS: prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. Miscellanies, by Mr. Pratt, 1785 (Harvard Library copy): slight differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1783

 

614. The Capricious Lady. Comedy, 5 acts. William Cooke, from Beaumont and Fletcher.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 17, 1783.
MS: prologue, epilogue, and Glee, intended to be Sung in the 2d. Act. Comp. 1783 (Dev HC 9): dialogue more compressed in MS than in printed version.
 

615. The Mysterious Husband. Play, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Jan. 28, 1783.
MS: a number of passages marked for omission, by Examiner(?); prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1783 (K-D 103): slight differences; canceled passages in MS generally printed.
 

616. The Servant Mistress. Musical farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe, from G. A. Federico, La Serva Padrona.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Maid's the Mistress) Feb. 14, 1783.
MS: a number of corrections. Comp. 1770 (K-D 12): dialogue quite different, and songs only slightly similar.
J.P.C. in B.D. [in connection with the 1770 version there listed]: It was licenced again in 1783 or a new piece under the same title, as appears by the following from Larpents MSS-The Servant Mistress, a Musical Farce in 2 Acts acted at Covent Garden in 1783.
 

617. A Bold Stroke for a Husband. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 25, 1783.
MS: prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 2d ed., 1784 (K-D 358): slight differences.
 

618. The Adventures of a Night. Farce, 2 acts. William Hodson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 28, 1783, Thomas King, D.L. Prod. Mar. 24.
MS: prologue; partial cast. Comp. 1783 (K-D 354): a few differences in Act I, more extensive differences in Act II.
 

619. I Vecchi Burlati. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Mar. 27, 1783.
MS: cast.
 

620. The Shamrock; or, Anniversary of St. Patrick. Pastoral romance, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 7, 1783 (previously, Crow Street, Dublin, Apr. 15, 1777).
MS.
See No. 636.
 

621. Tristram Shandy. Farce, 2 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 26, 1783.
MS: notice states, for Aickin's benefit; cast. Comp. 1783 (K-D 206): great differences in order of scenes, dialogue, and songs.
 

622. Creusa in Delfo. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Marco Coltellini (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 29, 1783.
MS: cast.
 

623. Coalition. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 19, 1783.
MS: notice states, for Wild's benefit.
 

624. Prologue. (Of real Novelty we're told, there's none.)

Scope and Content Note

Application May 28, 1783, George Colman, H2. Spoken June 6 (?).
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On Opening the H. M. Theatre May 1783.
 

625. L'Avaro. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, June 14, 1783.
MS: cast.
 

626. A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed. Comedy, 3 acts. Denis O'Bryen.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 27, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 5.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

627. The Young Quaker. Comedy, 5 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 19, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 26.
MS: a few passages marked for omission, by Examiner(?); prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. [Dublin,] 1788 (K-D 288): differs greatly in content, order of scenes, and phraseology.
 

628. The Birth Day; or, The Prince of Arragon. Comic opera, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 31, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 12.
MS: prologue; cast. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): numerous slight differences.
 

629. The Receipt Tax. Farce, 2 acts. John Dent.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 5, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 13.
MS: notices states, for Wilson's benefit; prologue. Comp. 1783 (K-D 362): slight differences.
 

630. The Lawyer; or, A Suit for the Season. Comedy, 3 acts. _____ Williamson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 12, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 19.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Bulkley's benefit; prologue and epilogue.
 

631. Two to One. Musical comedy, 3 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 14, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 19, 1784.
MS: prologue. Comp. Songs, Duets, Trios, &c., in the New Comedy of Two to One, 1784 (K-D 627): numerous discrepancies; dialogue not printed.
 

632. One Rake in a Thousand! Comedy, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Bristol, Aug. 16, 1783.
MS: prologue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It appears by Larpens Book of accounts to have been sent from Bath in 1783 & he licensed it on June 4th. 1783.
 

633. Seeing Is Believing: A Dramatic Proverb. Farce, 1 act. Richard Paul Jodrell.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 16, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 22.
MS: cast. Comp. 1786 (K-D 265): practically identical.
 

634. Gretna Green. Musical farce, 2 acts. Charles Stuart.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 23, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 28.
MS: cover gives title, New Gretna Green (piece is so listed in B.C.); prologue; cast.
Comp. Songs, Airs, &c. in the Musical Farce called Gretna Green, 1783 (K-D 203): MS contains several songs not printed; a few other discrepancies; dialogue not printed.
 

635. The Green Room. Prelude. _____ Finney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 25, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 27.
MS: notice states, for Bannister's benefit.
 

636. The Poor Soldier. Comic opera, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 4, 1783.
MS. Comp. [1828] (Cumberland's British Theatre): a few differences; songs do not correspond exactly.
See No. 620.
 

637. The Magic Picture, Prologue.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Nov. 8, 1783 (?).
MS: headed Prologue to the Revived Play of The Magic Picture; notice states, intended to be spoken as Massinger's Ghost.
 

638. The Metamorphosis. Comic opera, 3 acts. William Jackson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 25, 1783, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Dec. 5.
MS. Comp. Songs, Duets, &c., in The Metamorphosis, 1783 (Dev 8vo 62): a number of discrepancies; dialogue not printed.
 

639. Lucio Silla. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 28, 1783, Peter Crawford and Giovanni Gallini, H1. Prod. Nov. 29 (?).
MS: cast.
 

640. New Ways to Catch Hearts. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as More Ways Than One) Dec. 6, 1783.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. More Ways Than One, 2d ed., 1784 (K-D 361): numerous lines in printed version not in MS.
 

641. L'Albergatrice Vivaci. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 13, 1783, Giovanni Gallini and Peter Crawford, H1. Prod. Dec. 16.
MS: cast.
 

642. Friar Bacon; or, Harlequin Gulliver. Dialogue and songs. Pantomime, 2 pts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 23, 1783.
MS.
 

643. Li Rivali Delusi. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 5, 1784, Peter Crawford, H1. Prod. Jan. 6.
MS: cast.
 

644. Il Trionfo d'Arianna. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. C. G. Lanfranchi-Rossi.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Giovanni Gallini and Peter Crawford, H1. Prod. Jan. 17, 1784.
MS: cast.
 

645. The Reparation. Comedy, 5 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 31, 1784, Joseph Younger, D.L. Prod. Feb. 14.
MS: some erasures; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1784 (K-D 319): a few passages and lines in MS not printed.
 

Larpent Plays, 1784

 

646. The Double Disguise. Comic opera, 2 acts. Mrs. James (Harriet Horncastle) Hook.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 6, 1784, Joseph Younger, D.L. Prod. Mar. 8.
MS. Comp. 1784 (K-D 32): a few slight differences.
 

647. The Shipwreck; or, Fatal Curiosity. Tragedy, 5 acts. Henry Mackenzie, from George Lillo.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 10, 1784.
MS: prologue.
 

648. Alina; o sia, La Regina di Golgonda. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 16, 1784, Peter Crawford, H1. Prod. Mar. 18.
MS.
 

649. The Interview. Comic opera, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 26, 1784, Joseph Younger, D.L. Prod. 1784 (?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...it was doubtless acted at Drury Lane soon afterwards [after Mar. 26, 1784]-In his account book Larpent entered the payment for the licence on the 27th March 1784.
 

650. The Quacks; or, The Credulous Man. Comedy, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 12, 1784, Joseph Younger, D.L. Prod. Apr. 19.
MS: prologue. (Ascribed to Jesse Foot.-Nicoll.)
 

651. The Fair Refugee; or, The Rival Jews. Comedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Apr. 12, 1784?] Prod. H2, 1784 (?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: In Larpents MS it is said that the Comedy was written in 1780-It was licenced by Larpents Acct. books on 12 April 1784-It is probable therefore that it was played in the summer of that year.
 

652. Address by Mr. Quick Riding on an Elelphant.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Apr. 13, 1784.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), Quicks Benefit.
 

653. Hallow Fair; or, The School for Lasses. Interlude, 1 act. [William Woods?]

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Edinburgh, Apr. 17, 1784.
MS: described as A Local, Comical, Farcical, Musical Interlude; endorsed, at end, Edina: W:W: 1784. March. (Performed for the benefit of Woods.)
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Hallow Fair or the School for Lasses an Interlude represented at Edinburgh. Managers letter signed Jackson'-n. d in L. L.
 

654. Robin Hood; or, Sherwood Forest. Comic opera, 3 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 17, 1784.
MS. Comp. 1784 (K-D 319): only slight resemblance between MS and printed version.
 

655. An Address to Be Spoken by Mrs. Wells on Her Benefit Night.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 27, 1784, Joseph Younger, D.L. Spoken Apr. 30.
MS.
 

656. Bribery on Both Sides. Farce, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 4, 1784.
MS.
 

657. Too Loving by Half. Interlude, 2 acts. Horatio Robinson.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 10, 1784.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Martyr's benefit; cast; Airs Duetts &c included separately.
 

658. An Address Written for Mrs. [Stephen] Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken May 18, 1784.
MS.
 

659. The Election of the Managers. Prelude, 2 acts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 18, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 2.
MS: title-page states, For the opening of the Theatre Royal Haymarket 1784; some corrections, by author(?), and passages marked for omission, by Examiner(?).
See No. 663, of which this is apparently a copy, with some corrections made.
 

660. Hunt the Slipper. Farce, 2 acts. Henry Knapp.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 20, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 21.
MS: title on title-page, The Equivocal Lover.
 

661. A Mogul Tale. Farce, 2 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 29, 1784, George Colman; H2. Prod. July 6.
MS. Comp. 1796 (Dev 12mo 35): numerous and important differences.
 

662. Peeping Tom of Coventry. Musical piece, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 29, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. Sept. 6.
MS. Comp. [Dublin], 1784 (K-D 288): conspicuous differences throughout.
 

663. The Election of the Managers. Prelude, 2 pts. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, June 2, 1784.
MS: title-page states, for the opening of the Theatre Royal Haymarket. 1784; corrections; some marks, by Examiner(?); prologue and songs.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Larpents copy has the author's corrections and omissions-It was objected to on account chiefly of personal allusions to the instrumentality of the Duchess of Devonshire in the Westr. Elect: of 1784.
See No. 659.
 

664. The Manager an Actor in Spite of Himself. Interlude. Charles Bonnor, from Jean du Castre d'Auvigny (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., June 14, 1784.
MS: endorsed Translation of La Fête de Compagne or L'Intendant Comédien malgre lui Comedie Episodique Par M. Dauvigny. First perform'd in Paris, in the Year 1784.
 

665. Lord Russell. Tragedy, 3 acts. William Hayley.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 24, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 18.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. Plays of Three Acts, Written for a Private Theatre, 1784 (K-D 327): slight differences; prologue and epilogue not printed.
 

666. The Noble Peasant. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 17, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 2.
MS. Comp. 1784 (K-D 408): numerous differences.
 

667. A Peep into Elysium; or, Foote, Shuter, and Weston in the Shades. Interlude, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 7, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 10.
MS: notice states, for Wilson's benefit; cast.
 

668. The Two Connoisseurs. Comedy, 3 acts. William Hayley.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., George Colman, H2. Prod. Sept. 2, 1784.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. Plays of Three Acts, 1784 (K-D 327): numerous unimportant differences; prologue and epilogue not printed.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Prologue apologises for the rhime-The Epilogue written by Captain Topham was spoken by Miss Farren.
 

669. An Address to Be Spoken by Mr. Lacy.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 13, 1784, unsigned, H2 (?). Spoken Sept. 13.
MS. (Spoken by Lacy on his first appearance at H2, as Hamlet?)
 

670. The Deception. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Vaughan.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Oct. 28, 1784.
MS: some erasures; prologue and two epilogues, one with separate application for license.
 

671. Aerostation; or, The Templar's Stratagem. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 29, 1784.
MS: prologue, with separate notice to Examiner; previous title, All the World in the Clouds, erased. Comp. 1784 (K-D 354): slight differences.
 

672. The Spanish Rivals. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. M. Lonsdale.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Nov. 4, 1784.
MS: prologue, with separate application, n.d. Comp. 1784 (K-D 636): a few differences.
 

673. Fontainbleau; or, Our Way in France. Comic opera, 3 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 11, 1784, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 16.
MS. Comp. Dublin, 1785 (K-D 288): only very slight resemblance, except that songs correspond in general.

Note

Microprint 2
 

674. The Carmelite. Tragedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Dec. 2, 1784.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1784 (K-D 591): a few differences, especially in Act II.
 

675. The Marriage of Figaro. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft, from Beaumarchais.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Follies of a Day) Dec. 14, 1784.
MS: prologue. Comp. The Follies of a Day; or, The Marriage of Figaro, 1785 (88503): slight differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Holcroft told me that he took down the dialogue &c in the first instance in the theatre at Paris, then wrote it out & sent the piece to England.
See No. 2077.
 

676. The Natural Son. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley. Prod. Dec. 22, 1784.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1785 (K-D 103): a few differences. See No. 1026, an abridgment of this play.
 

677. Il Curioso Indiscreto. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, 1784 (?).
MS: cast.
 

678. Darius. Tragedy, 5 acts. Thomas Stratford (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., 1784 (?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Darius a Tragedy-Acted at Drury Lane-The Managers letter signed Thomas Linley 1784. L.L. This is no doubt Dr. Stratfords Tragedy... but the MS, among Larpent's Plays, gives no further information. (See B.D., II, 153.)
 

679. An Elopement; or, The Liverpool Welcome. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., unsigned, for Liverpool.
MS: dated 1784; prologue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...acted at Liverpool in 1784 [L.L.].
 

680. Le Gelosie Villane. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, 1784 (?).
MS: cast.
 

681. Le Gemèlle. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Girolamo Tonioli (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1784?]
MS: dated 1784; cast.
 

682. Isipile. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1784?]
MS. (Dated in L.L., H1, 1784.)
 

683. Lingo's Wedding. Ballad farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1784?]
MS: epilogue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Lingo's Wedding-a ballad farce from Edinburgh in 1784-' L.L.
 

684. Runnamede. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Logan.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Edinburgh, 1784 (?).
MS: dated 1784; prologue. Comp. Edinburgh, 1784 (K-D 363): numerous differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Larpent's List says that it was acted at Edinburgh in 1784.-It was among his MSS. as having been licenced.
 

685. The Talisman. Farce, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [H2, 1784?]
MS: some corrections; prologue.
 

686. The Blacksmith of Antwerp. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 8, 1785, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 7.
MS: inserted, 2 songs, one with separate application, Sept. 21, 1816, J.[?] Stokes, D.L.; prologue. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (K-D 322): virtually identical; songs inserted in MS not printed.
See No. 1936.
 

687. The Maid of Honor. Comedy, 5 acts. John Philip Kemble, from Philip Massinger.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Jan. 27, 1785.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

688. Liberty Hall. Musical piece, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Feb. 8, 1785.
MS: cast given, but erased. Comp. 1785 (K-D 451): unimportant differences.
 

689. Philander and Rose; or, The Bridal Day. Farce, 2 acts. Elizabeth (Satchell) Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 8, 1785, William Powell, Manchester. Prod. Apr. 25.
MS. Comp. The Songs, in the Pastoral, called Philander and Rose, Manchester, [1785] (K-D 237): a few differences; dialogue not printed.
 

690. Tea's the Twaddle. Interlude.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 8, 1785, Elizabeth Lloyd, [H2?].
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Tea's the Twaddle', a prelude in one Act performed at the Haymarket in 1785 for the benefit of Elizabeth Lloyd. It is written in imitation of Garricks 'Farmers Return', and like it is in rhime.
 

Larpent Plays, 1785

 

691. The Arab. Tragedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 8, 1785.
MS: prologue. Comp. Alcanor, in The Posthumous Dramatick Works of the Late Richard Cumberland, 1813 (121215): only slight resemblance in plot between the two plays.
 

692. St. Giles's Scrutiny. Interlude.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 31 [1785?], unsigned, D.L. Prod. Apr. 11 (?), 1785.
MS. (Performed for Baddeley's benefit.)
 

693. The Israelites; or, The Pamper'd Nabob. Farce, 2 acts. Tobias Smollett (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 1, 1785.
MS: notice states, for Aickin's benefit.
 

694. Fashionable Levities. Comedy, 5 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 2, 1785.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1785 (K-D 448): numerous detailed differences; MS contains several scenes not printed.
 

695. The Author on the Wheel; or, A Piece Cut in the Green Room. Entertainment, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d. [Apr. 9, 1785?], Thomas Linley, D.L.
MS: slight revisions.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Author on the Wheel, a piece cut in the Greenroom was probably played in 1785 as Larpent licensed it on 9th April in that year as appears by his account book-It was only one act. It was sent from the Manager of Drury Lane, Lindly.
 

696. The Nunnery. Musical farce, 2 acts. William Pearce.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 12, 1785.
MS: several passages canceled. Comp. The Words of the Songs... in The Nunnery, 1785 (K-D 627): slight differences; dialogue not printed.
 

697. The Fool. Farce, 2 acts. Edward Topham.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Apr. 15, 1785.
MS: included, an Epilogue-Prologue; prologue and additional scene, with separate application (n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G.), for performance with alterations, C.G., Dec. 14, 1785. Comp. 1786 (K-D 365): slight differences; the C.G. alterations and additional scene of MS are in printed version, but Epilogue-Prologue is not printed.
 

698. The Humourist; or, Who's Who. Farce, 2 acts. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Apr. 27, 1785.
MS: prologue; stage directions.
 

699. A Beggar on Horseback. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 30, 1785, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 16.
MS. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): slight differences.
 

700. I'll Tell You What. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 30, 1785, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 4.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1786 (K-D 181): a few differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is very doubtful whether Colman gave the name to it [as B.D. reports on hearsay], because in his letter to the Licenser prefixed to Larpents MS. he inserted no name, and it was added with a caret in the hand writing of Mrs. Inchbald.
 

701. The Lawyer's Panic; or, Westminster Hall in an Uproar. Prelude. John Dent.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Richard Wilson, C.G. Prod. May 7, 1785.
MS: notice states, for Wilson's benefit; cast. Comp. 1785 (K-D 359): printed version contains a short scene not in MS; other differences slight.
 

702. Robin Bullcalf's Readings; or, His Journey to London. Interlude.

Scope and Content Note

Application [May 9, 1785], Thomas Linley, D.L.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Robin Bullcalf's Readings, or his Journey to London, an Interlude performed at Drury Lane 1785. obviously performed for some benefit, altho' Lindleys (the Managers) letter does not state for whose benefit.
 

703. The Campaign; or, Love in the East Indies. Comic opera, 3 acts. Robert Jehpson.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 12, 1785 (previously, Smock Alley, Dublin, Jan., 1784).
MS: title-page endorsed a Comic Opera written by Robert Jephson Esqre the poetry by Sr Nathaniel Barry; numerous passages marked for deletion, by Examiner(?).
 

704. Turk and No Turk. Musical comedy, 3 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 18, 1785, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 9.
MS: some corrections and deletions; prologue and epilogue. Comp. Songs, Duetts, Trios, &c., in Turk and No Turk, 1785 (K-D 627): some differences; songs, only, printed.
 

705. William and Susan; or, The Sailors Sheet Anchor. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 20, 1785, James Wrighten, H2. Prod. Aug. 26.
MS: notice states, for Bannister's benefit; cast.
 

706. Here and There and Every Where, Dialogue in. Pantomime.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 26, 1785, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 31.
MS.
 

707. The Roman Father, Prologue to.

Scope and Content Note

No application; endorsed C.G., 1785. Spoken Oct. 17.
MS. (To introduce Miss Brunton in the character of Honoria.)
 

708. Appearance Is Against Them. Farce, 2 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 22, 1785.
MS: title on first page, The Shawl; prologue. Comp. 1785 (K-D 354): a few differences.
 

709. The Choleric Fathers. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 10, 1785.
MS. Comp. 1785 (K-D 357): a few differences.
 

710. The Strangers at Home. Opera, 3 acts. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 28, 1785, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Dec. 8.
M.S. Comp. 1786 (K-D 263): a number of differences, mostly in the songs.
 

711. Werter. Tragedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 29, [ sic], 1785, John Palmer, Bath. Prod. Nov. 25, 1785.
MS: numerous corrections; title-page dated July 29, 1785; prologue and epilogue. Comp. Dublin, 1786 (K-D 40): numerous differences, especially in last act. Also comp. 1796 (K-D 457): in three acts, made by omission and recombination of material.
 

712. Prologue.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 8, 1785, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Dec. 10.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), For Miss Powell.
 

713. Omai, Songs, &c., in. Pantomime, 2 pts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 20, 1785.
MS: Comp. new ed., 1785 (K-D 316): some discrepancies; pantomime directions and notes printed are not in MS.
 

714. La Finta Principessa. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Filippo Livigni.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1785?]
MS: dated, by Larpent (?), 1785.
 

715. The Hurly Burly; or, The Fairy of the Well. Pantomime, 18 scenes. James Cobb and Thomas King.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d. [1785], Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Jan. 2, 1786 (?).
MS: one correction and one speech deleted; note, dated Dec. 24, 1785: Mr King's best respects wait on Mr Larpent-hopes the alteration made in the enclosed Copy will do away whatever may have been thought exceptionable. Comp. copy (no date, no title-page), apparently printed for distribution in the theater (K-D 630): only first few pages of MS, a few songs, and concluding speeches are printed, such parts of it as have an immediate relation to the plot; no differences in part printed.
 

716. The Inquiry; or, Cause of the Present High Price of Provisions. Prelude, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1785?]
MS: some corrections.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Inquiry...is in my hands-It is a ridicule of the Corporation of London during a time of Scarcity and the date of 1785 is mentioned in it. It is a MS. and perhaps never was acted, although my copy is in the hand writing of the copyist of the theatre. It has no author's name.
 

717. The Man Like Himself; or, Stratford Wake. Interlude, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., William Powell, Manchester, Prod. 1785 (?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...an Interlude acted at Manchester-Manager Mr Powell in 1785 [L.L.].
 

718. Il Pittòr Parigino. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1785].
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), 1785.
 

719. The Swindler. Comedy, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application.
Printed copy, 1785.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It may be doubted whether it was not acted. It was certainly sent to Larpent in order to be licensed, but it does not appear from which Theatre. [The mere presence of an unannotated printed copy, without manager's letter, among Larpent's MSS is not indication that the piece was acted or even sent for license.]
 

Larpent Plays, 1786

 

720. Il Marchese Tulipano. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 17, 1786, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Jan. 21 (?).
MS: cast.
 

721. Didone. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Pietro Metastasio (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 10, 1786, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Feb. 11 (?).
MS: cast.
 

722. Love in a Camp; or, Patrick in Prussia. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 17, 1786.
MS: cast. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): numerous differences; printed text somewhat longer than MS.
 

723. The Projects. Farce, 2 acts. John Philip Kemble (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Feb. 18, 1786.
MS.
 

724. Prologue.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken, C.G., Feb. 25, 1786.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On the Death of Henderson 1785.
 

725. La Scuola de' Gelosi. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 4, 1786, I.A. Gallini, H1.
MS: notice states, to be performed on Tuesday next; cast.
 

726. The Captives. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Delap.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., I Ford, for Thos. Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 9, 1786. MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1786 (K-D 282): only a few differences, except that last act is longer in printed version.
 

727. The Fair Peruvian. Comic opera, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Peruvian) Mar. 18, 1786.
MS: title, Corally or the Fair Peruvian, given at head of Act I. Comp. The Peruvian, 3d ed., 1786 (K-D 316): a number of differences, especially in the songs; one long passage in MS not printed.
 

728. Giulio Sabino. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. P. Giovannini (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 30, 1786, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Mar. 30 (?).
MS: title-page endorsed for the benfit of Signora Ferranese Nelbere [?].
See No. 800 (there are numerous differences).
 

729. The April Fool; or, Folies of a Night. Farce, 2 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 1, 1786.
MS: prologue.
 

730. The Bird in a Cage, Epilogue to.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken C.G., Apr. 24, 1786 (?), at Quick's benefit.
MS.
 

731. Virginia. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 2, 1786, I. Gallini, H1
MS: notice states, to be performed on Thursday next; cast.
 

732. The Bristol Sailor; or, The Whimsical Ladies. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. John Bernard.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Bath, May 9, 1786.
MS: numerous corrections and additions.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'The Bristol Sailor or the Whimsical Ladies, a Musical Entertainment in 2 Acts performed at Bath. Manager Mr Palmer. 1786.' L.L. On the title page of the MS has been written 'By J. Bannister' but carefully erased so as to leave only the initials very legible.

Note

The name of the author, erased by closely placed diagonal strokes in two directions, read under the compound binocular microscope with the aid of a lamp and a dichloric filter, appears to be Bernard, and is certainly not Bannister; and Genest (VI, 420) states that Bernard is the author of the piece. Bernard was this year a member of Palmer's Bath company, and Bannister was playing at D.L.
 

733. L'Inglese in Italia. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Charles Francis Badini.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 17, 1786, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. May 18 (?).
MS: cast.
 

734. Armida. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, May 25, 1786.
MS: cast.
See No. 1351 (these are numerous differences).
 

735. Prologue, for the Opening of the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 5, 1786, George Colman, H2. Spoken June 19 (?).
MS.
 

736. The Neuter. Farce, 2 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 5, 1786, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as The Widow's Vow) June 20.
MS: prologue. Comp. The Widow's Vow, 1786 (K-D 364): numerous but slight differences.
 

737. The Frolick. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 7, 1786, John (?) Palmer, Bath.
MS: in notice, previous title, Oxford Scholar, deleted, and Frolick substituted.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'The Frolick, a farce in two acts acted at Bath. Managers Letter signed Palmer June 7th 1786.' LL The MS contains no more, excepting that the piece was originally called the Oxford Scholar-Qy if it is anything like 'the Runaway' q.v.
 

738. The Disbanded Officer; or, The Baroness of Bruchsal. Comedy, 5 acts. James Johnstone.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 29, 1786, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 24.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1786 (K-D 95): a few differences.
 

739. The Married Man; or, The Closet Cordial. Comedy, 4 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 4, 1786, John Ledger, Bath.
MS: numerous erasures and corrections; earlier subtitle, The Delicate Objection, erased; prologue and epilogue; partial cast.
 

740. Occasional Address. (In this bright Court is merit fairly tried.)

Scope and Content Note

Application July 6, 1786, George Colman, H2.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On some female appearing for the first time as Macheath.
 

741. The Walking Statue; or, The Devil in the Wine Cellar. Farce, 1 act. From Aaron Hill.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as The Devil in the Wine Cellar) H2, July 25, 1786.
Printed copy: MS insertions and corrections.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Walking Statue is in Larpents List as licensed for the Haymarket in 1786-It was a revival with alterations as appears by the Copy in his Collection.
 

742. Address Spoken by Mr. Bannister, Junr.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 1, 1786, George Colman, H2. Spoken Aug. 3.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), for Miss George on playing the Romp.
 

743. The Siege of Curzola. Comic opera, 3 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, Aug. 12, 1786.
MS.
 

744. Tit for Tat; or, The Mutual Deception. Comedy, 3 acts. George Colman, from Joseph Atkinson, The Mutual Deception.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, Aug. 29, 1786.
Printed copy of Atkinson's play, 1785: extensive MS corrections and additions; MS prologue and epilogue. Comp. Tit for Tat, 1788 (K-D 96): except for some slight differences, the revisions are incorporated.
 

745. Coeur de Lion. Comic opera, 3 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Richard Coeur de Lion) Oct. 16, 1786.
MS. Comp. Richard Coeur de Lion, 1786 (K-D 455): some differences, chiefly in order of scenes.
 

746. Coeur de Lion. Musical entertainment, 3 acts. John Burgoyne, from M. J. Sedaine.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 16, 1786, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. (as Richard Coeur de Lion) Oct. 24, 1786.
MS. Comp. Richard Coeur de Lion, 2d ed., 1786 (K-D 206): virtually identical.
 

747. He Would Be a Soldier. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 18, 1786.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1786 (K-D 98): a few differences.
 

748. A School for Grey Beards; or, The Mourning Bride. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Nov. 25, 1786.
MS: prologue and epilogue, Comp. 1786 (K-D 94): only a few differences, except at end of Act IV.
 

749. The Girl in Stile. Farce, 2 acts. John Scawen.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 6, 1786.
MS: prologue.
 

750. Eloisa. Tragedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 20, 1786.
MS: numerous corrections; prologue and epilogue.
 

751. Alceste. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. From Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Dec. 23, 1786.
MS: cast.
See No. 399.
 

752. The Castle of Wonders, Dialogue, Songs, and Choruses in. Pantomime, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Enchanted Castle) Dec. 26, 1786.
MS.
 

753. Almira. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., William McCready, Manchester. [1786?]
MS: numerous erasures; prologue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Almira-Acted at Manchester-The Manager's letter signed William McReady in 1786-' [L.L.] The MS supplies no farther information, & the Managers letter has no date.
 

754. Love Conquers All! or, The Cheshire Knight Outwitted. Musical afterpiece, 2 acts. W. Cowdroy.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Joseph Munden, Chester. [1786?]
MS: previous title, The Use of the Globe; or, The World Full of Love, erased.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Love Conquers All or the Cheshire Knight outwitted, an Entertainment (musical) in two Acts from the Theatre Royal at Chester-1786.' Thus it stands in Larpents account book. From the MS among his plays it appears that it was written by W. Cowdroy and the letter requiring a license is signed Joseph Munden and is in his handwriting.
 

755. More Ways than Means. Comedy, 4 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1786?] Prod. (as Ways and Means; or, A Trip to Dover) H2, July 10, 1788.
MS: dated, by J.P.C.(?), 1786. Comp. Ways and Means, 2d ed., 1788 (K-D 107): printed in three acts; numerous differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: More Ways than Means, a Comedy in 4 Acts acted at the Haymarket in 1786.' LL. See 'Ways & Means' & MS note. [And, under Ways and Means in B.D.] It was licenced, as appears by Larpents Account books on 16: Augt. 1786 under the title of 'More Ways than Means, a Comedy in 4 Acts' Qy whether the Printed Copy of 1788 varies from the four act play. See MS note 'More Ways than Means.' Some of the characters were subsequently omitted.
 

756. Giannina e Bernardone. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 5, 1787, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Jan. 9.
MS: cast.
 

757. The First Floor. Farce, 2 acts. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Jan. 13, 1787.
MS: prologue; cast. Comp. 2d ed., 1787 (K-D 202): slight differences.
 

758. The Heiress. Comedy, 5 acts. John Burgoyne.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Jan. 14, 1787.
MS: some deletions; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1786 (K-D 281): Act II, Scene 2, quite different; other parts practically identical.
 

759. The Man Milliner. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 27, 1787.
MS: prologue. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): substantially the same.
 

760. The Mistakes of a Day. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. [J. H. Colls?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 31, 1787, G. L. (?) Barrett, Norwich. Prod. 1787 (?).
MS: endorsed X; prologue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was licensed by Larpent to G. L. Barrett Manager of the Norwich Theatre on 31 Jany 1787 Qy if not by J. H. Colls who wrote Election Squibs at Norwich under the name of Pater Pendon Jun. (T. A.) [Thomas Amyot?].
 

Larpent Plays, 1787

 

761. Such Things Are. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 10, 1787.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1788 (Dev 8vo 18): virtually identical.
 

762. Il Tutor Burlato. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 16, 1787, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Feb. 17.
MS: cast.
 

763. Giulio Cesare [in Egitto]. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 28, 1787, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Mar. 1.
MS: cast.
 

764. Seduction. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 12, 1787.
MS. Comp. 1787 (K-D 206): no differences.
 

765. A Specimen of Jewish Courtship. Prelude.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 23, 1787.
MS: title-page endorsed A Prelude.-To.- The Mistake of a Minute an Entertainment in One Act [submitted with it and bound with it].
 

766. The Mistakes of a Minute. Entertainment, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application (with No. 765) n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 23, 1787.
MS. (Not listed in B.C.)
 

767. Lingo's Opinions on Men & Manners. Interlude (monologue with songs), 3 pts. [John Edwin?]

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., J. Booth, C.G. Prod. Apr. 10, 1787.
MS: notice states, to be spoken by Mr. Edwin on his Benefit Night. Comp. copy (no indication of authorship) in The Eccentricities of John Edwin [by John Williams, 1791] (Harvard Library copy): numerous and extensive differences; finale quite different.
 

768. Julia; or, The Italian Lover. Tragedy, 5 acts. Robert Jephson.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Apr. 14, 1787.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1787 (K-D 139): almost identical.
 

769. Gli Schiavi per Amore. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 24, 1787.
MS: cast.
 

770. Nina. Comedy, 1 act. George Monck Berkeley, from the French.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 24, 1787.
MS: prologue. Comp. [1787] (K-D 361): printed in two acts; MS does not have songs; other slight variations.
 

771. Harvest Home. Comic opera, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 30, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. May 16.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1787 (K-D 355): a few differences; prologue not printed.
 

772. Bonds without Judgment; or, The Loves of Bengal. Farce, 2 acts. Edward Topham.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 1, 1787.
MS: some deletions.
 

773. La Vestale; o sia, L'Amore Protetto dal Cielo. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Charles Francis Badini.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, May 1, 1787.
MS: previous title, Emilia, deleted; cast.
 

774. The Merry Making. Opera, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 7, 1787, George Colman, H2.
MS: prologue.
 

775. The Midnight Hour. Comedy, 3 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald, from the French.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 10, 1787, J. Booth, C.G. Prod. May 22.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1827 (Cumberland's British Theatre): prologue not printed; slight differences.
 

776. The Distress'd Baronet. Farce, 2 acts. Charles Stuart.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. May 11, 1787.
MS: prologue. Comp. 2d ed., 1787 (K-D 357): numerous and extensive differences.
 

777. The Lobby Lounger. Prelude, 1 act. Charles Stuart.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. (as The Box-Lobby Loungers) May 16, 1787.
MS.
 

778. The Cantabs. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May, [1787,] Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 21, 1787.
MS: cast.
 

779. The Country Attorney. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 25, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 7.
MS: numerous excisions and corrections; prologue, and epilogue with separate notice to Examiner, July 6.
See No. 828.
 

780. English Readings. Farce, 1 act. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 25, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 7.
MS. Comp. 1787 (K-D 97): minor differences.
 

781. Prologue for the Opening of the Theatre Royal Margate.

Scope and Content Note

Application June, 1787, J. Booth, Margate.
MS.
 

782. Inkle and Yarico. Opera, 3 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 25, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 4.
MS: prologue, dated 1789. Comp. [1787] (K-D 181): discrepancies in the songs; prologue not printed.
 

783. The Test of Love. Farce, 2 acts. _____ Robinson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 15, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 17.
MS: notice states, for Miss Farren's benefit; prologue. Comp. Songs, &c., in The Test of Love, 1787 (Dev 8vo 68): songs, only, printed; virtually identical with those of MS.
 

784. The Village Lawyer. Farce, 2 acts. William Macready (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 22, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 28.
MS. Comp. 3d ed., 1795 (K-D 295): detailed differences in dialogue and arrangement of scenes throughout. (J.P.K. has written on the title-page of this ed.: This Piece was not written by Mr. Macready. This is a surreptitious Edition.) Comp. also 1828 (Cumberland's British Theatre): differences in details.
 

785. Vimonda. Tragedy, 5 acts. Andrew McDonald.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 23, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. Sept. 5.
MS. Comp. 1788 (K-D 96): slight differences.
 

786. Ups and Downs; or, The Farmer. Comic opera, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Farmer) Oct. 31, 1787.
MS. Comp. The Farmer, Dublin, 1788 (K-D 288): some differences throughout.
 

787. The New Peerage; or, Our Eyes May Deceive Us. Comedy, 5 acts. Harriet Lee.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Nov. 10, 1787.
MS: prologue and two epilogues. Comp. 1787 (K-D 97): slight differences.
 

788. Il Re Teodora. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 7, 1787, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Dec. 8(?).
MS: cast.
 

789. All on a Summer's Day. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 15, 1787.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

790. Il Giramondo. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1787?]
MS.
 

791. The Fate of Sparta; or, The Rival Kings. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Jan. 1, 1788.
MS: in title, Siege erased and Fate written in; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1788 (K-D 102): slight differences.
 

792. The Fate of Sparta; or, The Rival Kings. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Jan. 1, 1788.
MS. Comp. 1788 (K-D 102): slight differences. (This MS is practically identical with No. 791, except that it lacks the prologue and epilogue and is in a different hand.)
 

793. Such Things Were. Tragedy, 5 acts. Prince Hoare.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Bath, Jan. 1, 1788; and D.L. (as Julia; or, Such Things Were), May 2, 1796.
MS: some corrections, insertions, and excisions; apparently marked by prompter; canceled title on title-page, The Tears of Virtue (title under which it is listed in B.C.).
 

794. La Locandiera. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 10, 1788, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Jan. 15.
MS: cast.
 

Larpent Plays, 1788

 

795. King and No King, Prologue to.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken C.G., Jan. 14, 1788.
MS.
 

796. Calcutta; or, Twelve Hours in India. Comic opera, 3 acts. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 18, 1788, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. (as Love in the East) Feb. 25.
MS: some corrections. Comp. Love in the East; or, Adventures of Twelve Hours, 1788 (K-D 97): minor discrepancies.
 

797. Sing Tantara Rara, Rogues All. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Tantara Rara) Mar. 1, 1788.
MS. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): slight differences.
 

798. La Cameriera Astuta. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 1, 1788, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Mar. 4.
MS: cast.
 

799. The Regent. Tragedy, 5 acts. Bertie Greatheed.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 15, 1788, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 29.
MS. Comp. 1788 (K-D 206): slight differences.
 

800. Giulio Sabino. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. P. Giovannini.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 22, 1788, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Apr. 5 (?).
MS: cast.
See No. 728.
 

801. The Ton; or, Follies of Fashion. Comedy, 5 acts. Eglantine, Lady Wallace.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 8, 1788.
MS: numerous corrections and cancellations; prologue and epilogue; note, Mr. Booth to Larpent, Apr. 2, 1788, stating that he has sent the first Full Copy of La: Wallace's Comedy that came to his hands,... He has also inserted the Prologue and Epilogue and made the alterations as intended at the last Rehearsal. Comp. 1788 (K-D 97): slight differences.
 

802. Animal Magnetism. Comedy, 3 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 29, 1788.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1828 (Cumberland's British Theatre): numerous slight differences; prologue not printed.
 

803. L'Olimpiade. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 3, 1788, Henry Johnson for I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. May 8.
MS: inserted, a printed song by Badini, in Italian and English, to be sung by Marchesi after the performance; cast.
 

804. The Stone Eater. Interlude, 1 act. Charles Stuart.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 10, 1788, Thomas King, D.L., Prod. May 15.
MS. Comp. 1788 (K-D 101): almost identical.
 

805. Marian of the Grange. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Frances Brooke.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Marian) May 22, 1788.
MS. Comp. 1800 (K-D 453): marked differences in dialogue, order of scenes, names of characters, etc.
 

806. Occasional Address. (So oft has Pegasus been doom'd to trial.)

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 9, 1788, George Colman, H2. Spoken Aug. 26 (?).
MS. (Spoken by Mrs. Kemble at her benefit.)
 

807. A Touch of the Times; or, A Ramble thro' London. Interlude.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. H2, Aug. 20, 1788 (?).
MS: dated 1788; notices states, to be Receited by Mr. Bannister Junr at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is called 'an Interlude' but it is merely a satirical recitation, and it was not at the Haymarket [as is stated in B.D.] but at Drury Lane.
 

808. Projectors; or, Wit at a Pinch. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., John Ledger, Bath. [1788?]
MS: dated by J.P.C. 1788.
 

809. La Cosa Rara. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Lorenzo da Ponte.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 8, 1789, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Jan. 10.
MS: cast. Comp. 1805 (Larpent Plays, No. 1455): slight differences; printed play includes English translation, and has an entirely different cast.
 

810. Prologue. (The sanguine Father, leading to the Scene.)

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Jan. 10, 1789.
MS: endorsed 1789; notice states, to be spoken on the Appearance of Miss Wallace [Wallis], as Sigismunda.
 

811. The Impostors. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 17, 1789, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Jan. 26.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1789 (K-D 95): virtually identical.
 

812. Ifigenia in Aulide. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. F. Moretti.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 21, 1789, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Jan. 24.
MS: cast.
See No. 593.
 

813. The Toy. Comedy, 5 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 3, 1789.
MS: prologue and two epilogues, one with separate application, undated but endorsed 23d. Janry. 1789. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keefe, 1798 (147094): notable and extensive differences, especially in Act V.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The scene is laid at the Toy at Hampton Ct. It was acted afterwards in 3 Acts as 'The Lie of the Day.' The Epilogue was damned & another substituted on the second night.
 

Larpent Plays, 1789

 

814. Hide and Seek; or, The Slippers. Ballad farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 24, 1789.
MS.
 

815. Il Disartore. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Feb. 28, 1789.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), 1789; cast.
 

816. Mary Queen of Scots. Tragedy, 5 acts. John St. John.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 21, 1789.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1789 (K-D 95): virtually the same.
 

817. La Villana Riconoscenta. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giuseppi Palomba (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 23, 1789, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Mar. 24.
MS: cast.
 

818. Such Things Have Been. Interlude, 2 acts. Thomas Ryder.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 25, 1789, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 31.
MS: endorsed, by Larpent(?), Covent Garden-March 1789.
 

819. Address.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Mar. 28, 1789.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Pope's benefit. (Spoken by her.)
 

820. The Pharo Table. Dialogue and songs. Comedy, 3 acts. From Susannah Centlivre, The Gamester.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d. [Mar., 1789], Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Faro Table) Apr. 4, 1789.
MS: notice states, The following Dialogue & Songs are in [tended?] as the Alteration from a Comedy of Five Acts call'd The Gamester written by Mrs. Centlivre, into a Comedy of Three Acts call'd the Pharo Table...; dated, by Larpent(?), March 1789.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Some new songs as well as new dialogues were added and were sent for Licence in March 1789.
 

821. Half an Hour after Supper: A New Novel. Interlude.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 9, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. May 23.
MS. Comp. 1789 (K-D 96): a few differences.
 

822. As It Should Be. Dramatic piece, 1 act. Walley Chamberlaine Oulton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 9, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 2.
MS. Comp. 1789 (K-D 97): some differences.
 

823. The Suspicious Brother. Comedy, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 9, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as Try Again) June 26, 1790.
MS: cast. Comp. Try Again, 1790 (K-D 206): only slight differences.
 

824. The Little Hunch-Back; or, A Frolic in Bagdad. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 14, 1789.
MS: some erasures and corrections. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1789 (147094): several differences, with printed text longer than MS.
See No. 2158, an alteration of this play.
 

825. The Civilian; [or, Farmer Turned Footman]. Opera, 2 acts. Samuel William, Ryley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 15, 1789, William Powell, Manchester. Prod. May 13.
MS: insertions and corrections, by author(?); cast. Comp. Roderick Random, a Comic Opera; and The Civilian, etc., Huddersfield, [1790?] (K-D 344): numerous and pronounced differences.
 

826. The Enraged Musician. Musical interlude, 1 act. George Colman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 17, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as Ut Pictura Poesis) May 18.
MS: two slightly varying prologues, one dated Apr. 26, 1789 (and, on verso, Apr. 28, 1789); title-page adds to title, To the Memory of Hogarth. Ut Pictura Poesis. Comp. Ut Pictura Poesis! or, The Enraged Musician, 1789 (K-D 94): a few differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is Hogarths Picture ['The Enraged Musician'] put into words.
 

827. False Appearances. Comedy, 5 acts. Henry Seymour Conway.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Apr. 20, 1789.
MS: prologue, dated April 4th. 1789, and epilogue. Comp. 1789 (K-D 107): numerous and extensive differences.
 

828. The School for Widows. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 25, 1789, Thomas Harris, C.G.Prod. May 8.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
See No. 779.
 

829. Occasional Prologue, on the First Appearance of a Young Gentleman, at Covent Garden Theatre, in the Character of Alexander.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken C.G., Apr. 28, 1789.
MS: dated Apr. 28, 1789.
 

830. St. George's Day; or, Britons Rejoice! Entertainment, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., William Thomas Lewis, C.G. Prod. Apr. 30, 1789.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Apr., 1789.
 

831. The Dramatist; or, Stop Him Who Can. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 7, 1789, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 15.
MS: prologue and epilogue; notice states, for the Benefit of Mrs. Wells; cast. Comp. 1793 (K-D 357): a few differences.
 

832. La Vendemnira. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giovanni Bertati.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, May 9, 1789.
MS: title-page dated 1789; cast. (Dated May 8, 1798, in B.C.)
 

833. Laoeudaimonos; or, A People Made Happy. Masque, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 12, 1789, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. May 19.
MS: title-page states, In Commemoration of the Restoration of His Majesty's Health...
 

834. The Swop. A dramatic piece, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 14, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 22.
MS: title-page states, From the German of Coll. D'Ayrenhoff; prologue.
 

835. Perseverance; or, The Third Time the Best. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Walley Chamberlaine Oulton.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 18, 1789, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. June 2 (previously, Crow Street, Dublin, Mar. 12).
MS.
 

836. La Generosita d'Alessandro. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. From Pietro Metastasio, Alessandro nell' Indie.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, June 2, 1789.
MS: dated May, 1789; cast.
 

837. Il Barbiere di Civiglia. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. From Beaumarchais.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 9, 1789, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. June 11.
MS: notice states, for Signora Storace's benefit; cast.
 

838. The Married Man. Comedy, 3 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald, from Destouches.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 2, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 15.
MS. Comp. 1789 (K-D 96): a few differences.
 

839. The Benevolent Planters. Dramatic piece, 1 act. Thomas Bellamy.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 29, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as The Friends) Aug. 5 and (as The Benevolent Planters) Aug. 10.
MS: title, Slavery but a Name, deleted, and The Benevolent Planters substituted; prologue, dated July 31, 1789; last page endorsed, Decr. 11, 1788 Mr. Bellamy...; notice states, for Mrs. Kemble's benefit. Comp. 1789 (K-D 97): quite different in all respects.
 

840. The Battle of Hexham; or, Days of Old. Play with music, 3 acts. George Colman, The Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 3, 1789, G. Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Aug. 11.
MS: Act III lacking. Comp. Dublin, 1790 (K-D 232), endorsed, by Kemble, This is a pirated Copy, and shamefully incorrect, and comp. 1808 (K-D 422): numerous unimportant differences between MS and both eds.
 

841. The Comet; or, How to Come at Her. Comic piece, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 5, 1789, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Aug. 10.
MS: a number of erasures and corrections; cast.
 

842. The Learned Lady; or, Double Reform. Comedy, 2 acts. Robert Oliphant.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 6, 1789, John Philip Kemble, Liverpool. Prod. 1789.
MS: passage in text deleted, and marked too personal, in margin, by Larpent; copy of note, Larpent to Kemble, objecting to a Passage in the 2d Act, which is of so personal a Nature that it ought to be omitted,...; also note, James Wrighten to Larpent, requesting that license be sent to him for transmission to Kemble.
 

843. Thimble's Flight from the Shopboard. Piece, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 14, 1789, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Aug. 25.
MS: notice states, for Bannister's benefit on Tuesday 27th instant. Comp. Brighthelmston, [1789?] (K-D 95): slight differences.
 
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