Part 5 out of 5
This publick decency in their theatre I have myself seen carried so
far that a gentleman in their second Loge, or middle-gallery, being
observed to sit forward himself while a lady sate behind him, a loud
number of voices called out to him from the pit, "_Place a la
Dame! Place a la Dame_!" When the person so offending, either not
apprehending the meaning of the clamour, or possibly being some John
Trott who feared no man alive, the noise was continued for several
minutes; nor were the actors, though ready on the stage, suffered to
begin the play till this unbred person was laughed out of his seat,
and had placed the lady before him.
Whether this politeness observed at plays may be owing to their clime,
their complexion, or their government, is of no great consequence;
but if it is to be acquired, methinks it is a pity our accomplished
countrymen, who every year import so much of this nation's gawdy
garniture, should not, in this long course of our commerce with them,
have brought over a little of their theatrical good-breeding too.
Actors and audience, Colley Cibber on
Anne's reign, Life in Queen
Ashton's "Reign of Queen Anne"
Attorneys of Queen Anne's day
Baker of Dublin
Barry, Mrs. Elizabeth
"Beaux' Stratagem," Farquhar's
Bertie, Miss Dye
Blackmore, Dr. (Sir Richard)
_see also_ Santlow
Bowman, an actor
Broschi, Carlo (Farinelli)
Bullock, an actor
Cadogan, Charles Sloane, 1st Earl
"Careless Husband," Cibber's
her "Perplexed Lovers"
Charles II., King
"Christian Hero, The," Steele's
Church and stage
Church music and the theatre
Churchill, General (Marlborough's nephew)
Churchill, Colonel (Oldfield's son)
Churchill, Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough
Churchill, Mary, Countess of Cadogan
Cibber, Caius Gabriel
"Cibber, Apology for the Life of"
Coffee-houses of Addison's day
Colman's "Random Records"
Covent Garden Theatre
Craggs, Mr. Secretary
Crawley, the showman
Critics, Addison on dramatic
"Essay on the Operas"
Diction of the eighteenth century
"Distressed Mother, The," Philips'
Dorset, Earl of
Dorset, Garden Theatre
Downes, the prompter
Drama and the Restoration
Dramatic critics (Addison)
Dramatic writings, old and new
Drury Lane Theatre
revolt of Betterton
Drury Lane, Company
"Duke of York's Company"
D'Urfey's "Western Lass"
"Echoes of the Playhouse"
Epilogues, Comic (The _Spectator_)
"Fair Quaker of Deal," Shadwell's
Farquhar, Capt. George
Faustina, Bordoni Hasse
Fontaine, Monsieur de la
"Funeral, or Grief a la Mode, The," Steele's
Funeral customs, old time
George I., King
Gossin, Jeane Catherine
Habits of society
restricted to operas
"Hearts, The King of," Maynwaring's
Hertford, Countess of
"Inconstant, The," Farquhar's
"Jane Shore," Rowe's
Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster
Johnson, Dr. Samuel
Johnstone, Drury Lane machinist
Jones, Henry Arthur
"King's Company, The"
Lecouvreur, French actress
Lincoln's Inn Field Theatre of 1695,
"Lives of the Poets," Cibber's
Lorrain, Rev. Paul
Macclesfield, Anne, 1st Countess of
"Make-up," Art of
Marlborough, _see_ Churchill
Master of the Revels, office of
Maynwaring, Mr. (Oldfield's son)
"Milk White Flag, A," Mr. Hoyt's
Misson's, Henre, "Memoirs"
_Mist's Weekly Journal_
Morley's "Notes on The _Spectator_"
Mountford, Mrs., _see_ Verbruggen
Neal, Edmund, "Phaedra and Hippolitus"
"Non-Juror, The," Cibber's
Norris, an actor
Oldfield, Anne (Nance)
introduced to Vanbrugh,
joins the stage
first stage triumph
Cibber's "Careless Husband" her success
as Sylvia in Farquhar's "Recruiting Officer"
leaves Drury Lane for the Haymarket
supplants Mrs. Bracegirdle
salary at the Haymarket
---- and at Drury Lane
as Andromache in "Distressed Mother"
plays Marcia in "Cato"
meets Alexander Pope
rivals produce a riot, her triumph
as Jane Shore
adheres to Drury Lane
takes Sophonisba, praised by Thomson
mistress of A. Maynwaring
accepts protection of Marlborough's nephew
received at Court
her natural children
ancestress of Earls of Cadogan
sympathy for Richard Savage
intercedes for his life
mourned by Savage
sweetness and common sense
retains her bloom
captivating as Lady Townley
moved in polite circles
ill-health, dies in Lower Grosvenor Street
laid in State in the Jerusalem Chamber
interred in Westminster Abbey
Oldfield, Anne, elegy by Richard Savage
Oxford and the drama
actors contribute to St. Mary's restoration fund
"Perplexed Lovers, The," Centlivre's
Players in Queen Anne's time
Prince George of Denmark
Pritchard, Sir William
"Provoked Husband, The," Vanbrugh and Cibber's
"Recruiting Officer, The," Farquhar's
Russell Court Chapel
_see also_ Booth, Mrs.
Schlegel, Augustus Wm.
"Scornful Lady, The"
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
"Sir Courtly Nice," Crown's
"Sir Thomas Overbury," Savage's
Skipworth, Sir Thomas
Smith, an actor
Steele, Sir Richard
"Tamerlane," N. Rowe's
Theatre and church
claptrap, Addison on
property, Sir R. Steele on
Theatricals began, Hour
Trumbull, Sir William
Vanbrugh, Sir John
Walker, an actor
Walpole, Sir Robert
Wig, cost of a full-bottomed
William III., King
"Wonder, The," Mrs. Centlivre's
Young's, Dr., "Busiris"