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1218. The Eleventh of June; or, The Daggerwoods at Dunstable. Farce, 1 act. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 30, 1798, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. June 5.
MS: notice states, a Continuation of the Dramatic Interlude called Sylvester Daggerwood; dated by Larpent June 2.
 

1219. A Nosegay of Weeds. Musical piece, 1 act. John O'Keefe.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 30, 1798, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. June 6.
MS: dated by Larpent June 2; some corrections.
 

1220. The Inquisitor. Play, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 18, 1798, Francis Godolphin Waldron for G. Colman, H2. Prod. June 23.
MS: dated by Larpent June 21; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1798 (K-D 352): slight difference.
 

1221. Throw Physick to the Dogs; or, Jack of All Trades. Farce, 2 acts. [Henry?] Lee.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 28, 1798, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 6.
MS: dated by Larpent June 29, and endorsed Throw Physick to the Dogs or above the original title, Jack of All Trades. Comp. Songs, &c., in a New Musical Farce, etc., 1798 (Dev 8vo 72): songs, only, printed.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was originally called Jack of all Trades but that was made the second title and preceded by Throw Physick to the Dogs.
 

1222. Cambro Britons. Play, 3 acts. James Boaden.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 10, 1798, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 21.
MS: dated by Larpent July 12. Comp. 1798 (K-D 358): slight differences.
 

1223. False and True. Play, 3 acts. The Rev. Mr. Moultru.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 1, 1798, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Aug. 11.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 9. Comp. 2d ed., 1798 (K-D 356): virtually the same.
 

1224. The Outlaws. Comic opera, 2 acts. Andrew Franklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 5, 1798, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Oct. 16.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 6.
 

1225. A Day at Rome. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Charles Smith.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Oct. 11, 1798.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 9, 1798; a few deletions; cast. Comp. 1798 (K-D 318): extensive differences.
 

1226. Lovers' Vows. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald, from Augustus von Kotzebue.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Oct. 11, 1798.
MS: endorsed C.G., and dated by Larpent Sept. 28; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1798 (K-D 318): slight differences.
 

1227. News from the Nile; or, Laurels from Egypt. Occasional prelude. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 13, 1798, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Mouth of the Nile, or; the Glorious First of August) Oct. 25.
MS: prologue; cast. Comp. The Mouth of the Nile, 1798 (K-D 318): some discrepancies.
 

1228. Black Beard; or, The Genoese Pirate, Songs, Duets, Glees, Chorusses, &c., in. Spectacle. James C. Cross.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as The Genoese Pirate; or, Black Beard,) C.G., Oct. 15, 1798 (previously, as Black Beard; or, The Captive Princess, Royal Circus, Apr. 9).
Printed copy (unpublished, sold in the theatre?): dated, by Larpent, C.G., Oct. 12; subtitle, Captive Princess, deleted, and Genose Pirate substituted. Comp. Blackbeard; or, The Captive Princess, in Cross's Circusiana, 1809 (K-D 428): minor differences.
 

1229. A Word for Nature. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 27, 1798, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Dec. 5.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov., 1798; prologue and epilogue. Comp. The Passive Husband, The Posthumous Dramatic Works of Richard Cumberland, 1813 (121215): slight resemblances.
 

1230. Captive of Spilsburg; or, The Souterain. Opera, 2 acts. Prince Hoare.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 31, 1798, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Nov. 14.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 7; present title added above subtitle. Comp. 1799 (K-D 350): a number of differences.
 

1231. Neither's the Man. Comedy, 5 acts. Mrs. Margaret Holford.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 31, 1798, by _____ Ward and _____ Banks, Chester.
MS: note: It is requested Mr. Larpent will expedite the Licencing of this Piece, as it is intended merely [?] for a Benefit, in the course of 10 days; another note: This copy to be left at the Lord Chamberlain's Office, as the Author has another Copy at Chester; prologue and epilogue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was licensed on Nov. 3d. 1798 having been sent by Ward & Banks Managers of the Chester Theatre.
 

1232. Aurelio [and Miranda]. Play, 5 acts. James Boaden.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 3, 1798, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Dec. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 7; title-page endorsed James Boaden; previous title, The Monk, erased; some passages canceled; prologue. Comp. 3d ed., 1799 (K-D 350): a few slight differences.
 

1233. Ramah Droog; or, Wind Does Wonders. Comic opera, 3 acts. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Nov. 12, 1798.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Nov. 3. Comp. Songs, Duets, Trios, and Finales, etc., 1798 (K-D 317): some discrepancies; songs, only, printed.
 

1234. The Jew and the Doctor. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Nov. 23, 1798.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Nov. 17; prologue; cast. Comp. 1800 (K-D 451): numerous slight differences.
 

1235. Medonte. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giovanni de' Gamerra.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 26, 1798, William Jewell, H1. Prod. Nov. 14, 1782(?).
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 29, 1798; cast.
See No. 1238, another version (?), with a different cast.
 

1236. The Black Forest. Dramatic romance, 3 acts. Samuel Birch.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as Albert and Adelaide) C.G., Dec. 11, 1798.
MS: dated Nov. 17; cast. Comp. Airs, Chorusses, &c., &c., in Albert & Adelaide; or, The Victim of Constancy, 1798 (Dev 8vo 68): several discrepancies; songs, only, printed.
 

1237. Cinna. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Lorenzo da Ponte.

Scope and Content Note

Application [1798], J. Gallarini, For Mr Vincent Federici, H1.
MS: dated 1798; cast.
 

1238. Medonte, Rè d'Epiro. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giovanni de' Gamerra.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1798?]
MS: several deletions; cast.
See No. 1235.
 

1239. Feudal Times; or, The Banquet Gallery. Drama, 2 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 2, 1799, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Jan. 19.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan., 1799. Comp. [1799] (K-D 356): slight differences.
 

1240. The Votary of Wealth. Comedy, 5 acts. Joseph George Holman.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Jan. 12, 1799.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Jan., 1799; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1799 (Dev 8vo 19): slight differences.
 

1241. Ines de Castre. Musical drama (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 18, 1799, Vincent Federici, H1.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Jan. 19; cast.
 

Larpent Plays, 1799

 

1242. The Old Clothsman. Comic opera, 2 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 28, 1799, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 2.
MS: cast.
 

1243. The Secret. Comedy, 5 acts. Edward Morris.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 1, 1799, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Mar. 2.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 2; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 2d ed., 1799 (K-D 347): numerous differences.
 

1244. Five Thousand a Year. Comedy, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 16, 1799.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Mar. 6; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. [1799] (K-D 356): slight differences.
 

1245. The Twins; or, Is It He or His Brother. Farce, 2 acts. Mathew Gregory Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 28, 1799, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Apr. 8.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Mar. 29; prologue; For the Benefit of Mr. Bannister Junr.; partial cast.
 

1246. The Pavilion. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. William Linley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 28, 1799, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Nov. 16.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 29. Comp. Songs, Duetss, &c., n.d. (K-D 353): slight differences.
See No. 1277.
 

1247. The Birthday. Comedy, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin, from Augustus von Kotzebue.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 8, 1799.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Feb. 16; prologue; cast. Comp. 1800 (K-D 445): virtually the same.
 

1248. The Castle of Montval. Tragedy, 5 acts. Thomas Sedgwick Whalley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 9, 1799, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Apr. 23.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 10; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 3d. ed., 1799 (K-D 358): slight differences.
 

1249. The Count of Burgundy. Play, 4 acts. Alexander Pope (?), from Anne Plumptre's translation of Augustus von Kotzebue.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 12, 1799 (?).
Printed copy of Kotzebue's The Count of Burgundy, tr. Anne Plumptre, 1798: MS alterations, consisting almost entirely of excision of passages; partial cast.
 

1250. Trials of the Heart. Play, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 18, 1799, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Apr. 24.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 20.
 

1251. The Georgian Princess. Opera, 2 acts. Elizabeth, Countess of Craven (later Margravine of Anspach).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as The Princess of Georgia) C.G., Apr. 19, 1799 (and privately at Brandenburgh House).
MS: endorsed C.G., and dated by Larpent Apr. 12; cast.
 

1252. Tag in Tribulation; or, The Benefit Night. Interlude, 1 act. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 26, 1799, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 7.
MS.
See No. 1840.
 

1253. What Is She? Comedy, 5 acts. Charlotte Smith.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 27, 1799.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Mar. 27; prologue and 3 versions of epilogue; cast. Comp. 1799 (K-D 631): some differences.
 

1254. First Faults. Comedy, 5 acts. Marie Thérèse (De Camp) Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 27, 1799, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. May 3.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 29; endorsed, by J.P.C., By Miss Decamp-now Mrs. C. Kemble.
 

1255. The Widow and the Riding Horse; or, The Paradox. Interlude, 1 act. Thomas John Dibdin, from Anne Plumptre's translation of Augustus von Kotzebue.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 29, 1799, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Horse and the Widow) May 4.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 30. Comp. The Horse and the Widow, 1799 (K-D 352): slight differences.
 

1256. I Due Swizzeri. Intermezzo opera (Italian), 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 10, 1799, Vincent Federici, H1.
MS: dated by Larpent May 14; cast.
 

1257. Tell Truth and Shame the Devil. Comedy, 1 act. William Dunlap.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 18, 1799 (previously New York, 1797).
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., May 6. Comp. New York, 1797 (K-D 545): numerous differences; printed in two acts.
 

1258. Fortune's Frolic. Farce, 2 acts. John Till Allingham.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 25, 1799.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., May 9. Comp. 1799 (K-D 356): slight differences.
 

1259. La Didone. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Pietro Metastasio (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application May 25, 1799, Vincent Federici, H1.
MS: dated by Larpent May 27; cast.
 

1260. The Man in the Moon. Dramatic sketch, 1 act. George Brewer.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 29, 1799, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Not produced? (See B.D. and Nicoll.)
MS: dated by Larpent May 30.
 

1261. Occasional Address to Be Spoken for the Benefit of the Widow and Orphan Children of the Late Mr. Follet.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken C.G., June 1, 1799.
MS: dated 1799.
 

1262. The Castle of Sorrento. [The Prisoner; or, The Resemblance.] Opera, 2 acts. Henry Heartwell and George Colman, the Younger, from Alexander Duval, Le Prisonnier, ou La Ressemblance.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 23, 1799, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 17.
MS: dated by Larpent June 26; cast. Comp. 1799 (K-D 357): numerous differences.
 

1263. Sighs! or, The Daughter, Prologue and Epilogue to the New Comedy.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken H2, July 30, 1799 (?).
MS: two copies, each, of prologue and epilogue.
 

1264. Gander Hall. Farce, 2 acts. Andrew Franklin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, Aug. 5, 1799.
MS: dated, by Larpent, H2, Aug. 1. (For the benefit of Mrs. Gibbs.)
 

1265. The Red Cross Knights. Play, 5 acts. Joseph George Holman.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, Aug. 21, 1799.
MS: dated, by Larpent, H2, Aug. 7; prologue. Comp. 1799 (K-D 353): some differences.
 

1266. The Maid of Liverpool; or, The Loyal Tar. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 11, 1799, Francis Aickin, Liverpool. Prod. Liverpool(?), 1799(?).
MS: previous subtitle, The Consequences, deleted; dated, by Larpent(?), Liverpool, Sept. 16, 1799.
 

1267. The Naval Pillar; or, Britannia's Triumph. Occasional interlude, 1 act. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 20, 1799, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 7.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 21; cast. Comp. 1799 (K-D 353): many discrepancies.
 

1268. The Embarkation. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Andrew Franklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 25, 1799, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Oct. 3.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 27; cast. Comp. Songs, Duetts, Chorusses, &c., in... The Embarkation, 1799 (K-D 352): slight difference.
 

1269. Management. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Oct. 31, 1799.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Oct. 18; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1799 (K-D 349): a few differences.
 

1270. The Turnpike Gate. Comic opera, 2 acts. Thomas Knight.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Nov. 13, 1799.
MS: dated C.G., Oct. 17; cast. Comp. 2d ed., 1799 (K-D 349): a number of inconsequential differences.
 

1271. The Wise Man of the East. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald, from Augustus von Kotzebue.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Nov. 30, 1799.
MS: dated C.G., Nov. 14; prologue (by Charles Moore) and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1799 (K-D 354): differs considerably.
 

1272. The Volcano; or, The Rival Harlequins, Songs in. Pantomime. Thomas John Dibdin and Charles Farley.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Dec. 23, 1799.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Dec. 12. Comp. Songs, Recitatives, &c., in The Volcano, 1799 (K-D 353): slight differences.
 

1273. Lines on Thorpe Grove. Poem. F.S.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1799?]
MS: signed F.S. [?]. (Dated 1799 in B.C.)
 

1274. The Secret Castle; or, Henry and Edwy. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Manchester, 1799 (?).
MS: dated, by Larpent, Manchester, Feb. 18, 1799.
 

1275. Adelaide. Tragedy, 5 acts. Henry James Pye.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 14, 1800, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Jan. 25.
MS: prologue, by William Sotheby; epilogue, by J.(?) Taylor. Comp. 1800 (K-D 364): prologue differs slightly; otherwise virtually the same.
 

1276. Joanna of Montfaucon, Prologue to.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken C.G., Jan. 16, 1800 (?).
MS.
 

1277. The Ring; [or, Love Me for Myself]. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. William Linley, from his The Pavilion.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Jan. 21, 1800.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 13; cover states, Altered from the Pavilion. Comp. Songs, Duets, &c., in The Ring; or, Love Me for Myself [1800] (K-D 353): several slight differences.
See No. 1246.
 

1278. Of Age To-morrow. Musical farce, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 28, 1800, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Feb. 1.
MS. Comp. 1805 (K-D 408): some differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1800

 

1279. Speed the Plough. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Morton.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 8, 1800.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Jan. 29; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1800 (K-D 368): numerous minor differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Larpents copy bears the date 29th. Jany 1800 but he does not enter the play among the Licences of that year.
 

1280. The True Friends. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 11, 1800, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 19.
MS: cast.
 

1281. The Egyptian Festival. Comic opera, 3 acts. Andrew Franklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 23, 1800, William Powell, D.L. Prod. Mar. 11.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Feb. 24; some corrections and insertions. Comp. 1800 (K-D 372): a number of differences.
 

1282. The Triple Discovery. Comedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 8, 1800, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Not produced?
MS: numerous corrections; notice states, proposed to be acted, for a Benefit Night,... previous to the ensuing regular Summer-Season. (Dated Mar. 13 in B.C.)
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was perhaps never preformed as Larpent objected to many passages.
 

1283. Alessandro e Timoteo; or, Alexander's Feast. Musical drama (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 25, 1800, Vincent Federici, H1. Prod. Apr. 15.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Mar. 28; cast.
 

1284. She Lives; or, The Generous Brother. Play, 4 acts. Mary Goldsmith.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 28, 1800, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Not produced?
MS: dated by Larpent Apr., 1800; prologue (endorsed Mrs Goldsmith and signed T.V.) and epilogue (endorsed By Thomas Vaughen); notice states, to be represented on a Benefit Night (not in the regular Summer Season).
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was sent to the Licenser in April 1800 and he granted the Licence at that time-The Prologue & Epilogue were by Thomas Vaughan. A piece with the same title was performed at Margate and Licensed in Feby 1803.
See No. 1399.
 

1285. The Indian. Farce, 2 acts. John Fenwick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 29, 1800, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Oct. 6.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 30; prologue, by Dr. Houlton. Comp. [1800] (K-D 368): differs extensively.
 

1286. Saint David's Day; or, The Honest Welchman. Ballad farce, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 31, 1800.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Mar. 15. Comp. 1801 (K-D 396): some slight differences.
 

1287. De Monfort. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Philip Kemble, from Joanna Baillie.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 2, 1800, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Apr. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 3; prologue (endorsed, by J.P.C., By Hon F North) and epilogue (endorsed, by J.P.C., By Duchess of Devonshire). Comp. Baillie's De Monfort, in A Series of Plays, 1798 (K-D 333): differs extensively.
 

1288. The Hermione; or, Retaliation. [The Hermione; or, Valour Triumphant.] Musical interlude. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 5, 1800.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Mar. 25; cast.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Larpents copy is entitled 'Hermione or Retaliation'. It was licensed Mar 25. 1800.
 

1289. The Children; or, Give Them Their Way. Drama with songs, 2 acts. Prince Hoare.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 17, 1800, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. Apr. 28.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 21; prologue; song inserted, with separate application, Apr. 17, J. Stokes. Comp. Songs and Chorusses in The Children, 1800 (K-D 369): MS contains only two songs, neither of which is printed; prose dialogue not printed.
 

1290. Address. (Deserted Daughters, are but rarely found.)

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 28, 1800, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken May 2.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C., Spoken by Mrs. Mattocks in favour of some young Actress [a 'Lady,' as Joanna in The Deserted Daughter?].
See No. 1077.
 

1291. The School for Prejudices. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 28, 1800, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Liberal Opinions [3 acts]) May 12; (as The School for Prejudice) Jan. 3, 1801.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 28; title corrected from Prejudices a Comedy in three Acts; numerous revisions and insertions show expansion of play from three to five acts; two prologues and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1801 (K-D 396): slight differences; MS revisions generally incorporated in printed text.
 

1292. Virginia. Musical drama, 2 acts. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as Paul and Virginia) C.G., May 1, 1800.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 15; cast. Comp. Dublin [1801?] (218796): numerous differences.
 

1293. Indiscretion. Comedy, 5 acts. Prince Hoare.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 3, 1800, James Aickin, D.L. Prod. May 10.
MS: dated by Larpent May 4; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1800 (K-D 450): prologue and epilogue differ slightly; numerous slight discrepancies in dialogue, especially in last act.
 

1294. Zenobia. Musical drama (English and Italian), 2 acts. From Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, May 22, 1800.
Printed copy, 1800: title-page states, for Mme Banti's benefit.
 

1295. 'Tis All a Farce. Comedy, 2 acts. John Till Allingham.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 8, 1800, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. June 17.
MS: dated by Larpent June 10. Comp. 1800 (K-D 368): only slight differences.
 

1296. Occasional Address. (In early days, by fond ambition led.)

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Spoken June 18, 1800 (?).
MS: dated 1800; notice states, to be spoken by Lacy.
 

1297. Obi; or, Three-Finger'd Jack. Pantomime, 2 acts. John Fawcett.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 23, 1800, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 2.
MS: dated by Larpent June 26.
 

1298. The Point of Honour. Play, 3 acts. Charles Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 8, 1800, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 15.
MS: dated by Larpent July 9; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1800 (K-D 370): slight differences.
 

1299. What a Blunder. Opera, 3 acts. Joseph George Holman.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 31, 1800, Francis Godolphin Waldron For G. Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 14.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 4; title changed, on cover and in notice, from All from Error (which, however, is allowed to stand on title-page). Comp. 1800 (K-D 372): practically identical.
 

1300. The Review; or, The Wags of Windsor. Musical piece, 2 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 28, 1800, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Sept. 2.
MS: dated by Larpent. Comp. Dublin, 1801 (K-D 399): some differences.
 

1301. The Two Farmers. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [C.G., Oct. 10, 1800.] Not produced.
MS: cover endorsed, by Larpent, Withdrawn; several long passages deleted; cast.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was sent to Larpent on 10th. Octr. 1800 & he marked upon his copy Withdrawn-Nevertheless all the parts were cast including Munden, Emery, Fawcett, Incledon, Johnstone, &c. Larpent found it highly objectionable on account of what is said regarding monopolizing corn by framers & others.
 

1302. Wilmore Castle. Comic opera, 2 acts. Robert Houlton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 11, 1800, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Oct. 21.
MS. Comp. 1800 (K-D 372): a few differences.
 

1303. Virginia. Opera, 3 acts. Mrs. Frances Plowden.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 24, 1800, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Oct. 30.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 25. Comp. 1800 (K-D 368): some lines and one entire scene printed but not in MS.
 

1304. Life. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Nov. 1, 1800.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Sept. 28; prologue and epilogue (by James Cobb); cast. Comp. 4th ed., 1801 (Dev 8vo 19): numerous differences, chiefly in Acts IV and V.
 

1305. Il Bondocani; or, The Caliph Robber. Musical entertainment, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Nov. 15, 1800.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Oct. 22; cast. Comp. 1801 (K-D 395): numerous differences in songs and dialogue.
 

1306. Antonio; or, The Soldier's Return. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Godwin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 8, 1800, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Dec. 13.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 9; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1800 (K-D 367): numerous slight differences; conclusion varies.
 

1307. The Dominions of Fancy; or, Harlequin's Tour. Pantomime. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as Harlequin's Tour; or, The Dominion of Fancy) C.G., Dec. 22, 1800.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Dec. 16. Comp. Songs, Chorusses, &c., in... Harlequin's Tour; or, The Dominion of Fancy, 1800 (K-D 367): slight differences.
 

1308. Harlequin-Amulet; or, The Magic of Mona. Pantomime. William Powell (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., W. Powell, D.L. Prod. Dec. 22, 1800.
Printed copy [1800]: cast.
 

1309. La Pastorella Nobile. Comic opera (Italian and English), 2 acts. Saverio Zini (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. [H1, Dec. 24, 1800.]
Printed copy, 1800: dated by Larpent; cast.
See No. 922.
 

1310. Curiosity. Comedy, 3 acts. Francis Lathom.

Scope and Content Note

No application; endorsed to be performed at Norwich by ye Norwh Comy. Mr Hindes Manager. [Prod. Norwich, 1800 or 1801?]
MS: dated, by Larpent, Norwich, Nov. 18, 1800; previous titles, The Spanish Duel and they can't-[?], erased; endorsed the Author Mr F Lathom; cast. Comp. 1801 (K-D 630): slight differences.
 

1311. The Dash of the Day. Comedy, 5 acts. Francis Lathom.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Norwich, 1800.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Norwich, July 25, 1800; previous title, Life in a Mirror, Or, the dash of the day, deleted. Comp. Norwich, 1800 (Dev 8vo 8o): a number of differences.
 

1312. I Due Fratelli Rivali. [I Fratelli Rivali.] Comic opera (English and Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1800?]
Printed copy, Lambeth, 1800: title-page states, performed at H1.
 

1313. La Perouse. Drama, 2 acts. From Anne Plumptre's translation of Augustus von Kotzebue.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Ca. 1800.]
Printed copy of Anne Plumptre's translation, 1799(?): numerous passages deleted, and some MS insertions. (Dated in B.C. [wrongly], 1801.)
 

1314. The Veteran Tar; or, A Chip of the Old Block. Comic opera, 2 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 14, 1801, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Jan. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 15. Comp. 1801 (Dev 8vo 17): numerous differences throughout.
 

1315. Deaf and Dumb; or, The Orphan Protected. Historical drama, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 9, 1801, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Feb. 24.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1801 (K-D 367): virtually identical.
 

1316. The Poor Gentleman. Comedy, 5 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 11, 1801.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Dec. 31, 1800; numerous deletions. Comp. 1802 (K-D 396): slight differences.
 

1317. Orlando and Seraphina; or, The Funeral Pile. Play (heroic drama), 5 acts. Francis Lathom.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Endorsed Theatre Royal Norwich 10th. March 1801, and For Mr [?] Hindes Manager of the Theatre Royal. Norwich. Prod. Norwich, 1801 (?).
MS: a number of deletions. (Not listed in B.C.) Comp. [1799] (K-D 421): printed in three acts; MS a considerably expanded version.
Bound with No. 1323
 

Larpent Plays, 1801

 

1318. Julian and Agnes. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Sotheby.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 17, 1801, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Apr. 25.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 17. Comp. 1801 (K-D 368): numerous and extensive differences.
 

1319. Adelmorn, the Outlaw. Romantic drama, 3 acts. Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 17, 1801, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. May 4.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 17. Comp. 1801 (K-D 367): numerous differences.
 

1320. False Shame. Comedy, 3 acts. From Augustus von Kotzebue.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Norwich, Mar. 17, 1801?]
MS: no indication of theatre. Comp. 1799 (K-D 351): MS is apparently a reduction of the translation, printed in four acts, to three acts, accomplished chiefly by cutting the dialogue and inserting a few scenes; other differences are slight.
J.P.C. in B.D.: False Shame,..., was sent for License from Norwich Mar 17. 1801 and licensed by Larpent-It was probably founded on No. 100 [i.e., False Shame]. ( B.D., II, 220.)
 

1321. The Blind Girl; or, A Receipt for Beauty. Opera, 3 acts. Thomas Morton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 26, 1801, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 22.
MS: several deletions; cast. Comp. Airs, Duets, and Chorusses, in The Blind Girl, 1801 (K-D 367): some differences; dialogue not printed.
 

1322. Holiday Time; or, The School Boy's Frolic. Farce, 2 acts. Francis Lathom.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 15, 1801, John Clayton Hindes, Norwich. Prod. Norwich, April, 1801 (?).
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Apr. 10; a further notice, n.d., unsigned, requests license immediately. Comp. Norwich, 1800 (K-D 390): considerable differences.
See No. 1425.
 

1323. La Principessa Filosofa. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Altered by B. Serafino Buonaiuti.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. May 5, 1801.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), May 4; numerous corrections; cast.
 

1324. Like Father Like Son. Farce, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 7, 1801, John Clayton Hindes, Norwich.
MS: dated by Larpent May 19.
 

1325. What Wou'd the Man Be At? Drama, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 8, 1801.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 30; almost half of text deleted; title given also as Three to One; or, What wou'd the Man be at! (and so listed in B.C.).
 

1326. A Sea-side Story. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 12, 1801.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 30. Comp. 1801 (K-D 368): some discrepancies.
 

1327. Who's the Rogue? Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 15, 1801.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., May 8; many deletions and revisions; cast. Comp. Songs, Chorusses, &c., 1801 (Dev 8vo 66): slight difference; songs, only, printed.
 

1328. L'Isola del Piacere; or, The Island of Pleasure. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Lorenzo da Ponte (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. June 13, 1801.
MS: dated by Larpent June 2; cast.
See No. 1082.
 

1329. The Gipsey Prince. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Thomas Moore.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 13, 1801, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 24.
MS: dated by Larpent July 17; some deletion of text.
 

1330. The Corsair; or, The Italian Nuptials. Ballet, 2 pts. Charles Farley.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 27, 1801, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 29.
MS: dated by Larpent July 28.
 

1331. The Garland of Truth; or, Integrity Proved. Comedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as Intergrity) C.G., Oct. 8, 1801.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Sept. 21; prologue and epilogue; cast.
 

1332. The Escapes; [or, The Water Carrier]. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin, or Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Oct. 14, 1801.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., May 12; some deletion, by Examiner (?).
 

1333. Folly as It Flies. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Oct. 29, 1801.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Oct. 19; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1802 (K-D 395): many minor differences.
 

1334. Chains for the Heart; or, The Slaves of Centa. Opera, 3 acts. Prince Hoare.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as Chains of the Heart; or, The Slave by Choice) C.G., Dec. 9, 1801.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 27; cast. Comp. Chains of the Heart, etc., 1802 (K-D 395): a number of differences.
 

1335. Harlequin Almanack; or, The Four Seasons, Songs, Duetts, Glees, Choruses, &c., in. Pantomime. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Dec. 28, 1801.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Dec. 14. Comp. The Introduction, Songs, Glees, Trios, Chorusses, &c., in...Harlequin's Almanack; or, The Four Seasons, 1801 (K-D 392): a few differences.
 

1336. Angelina. Comic opera (Italian and English), 2 acts. N. N., alterations by Lorenzo da Ponte.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1.
Printed copy, 1801: dated by Larpent Dec., 1801.
 

1337. Alfonso, King of Castile. Tragedy, 5 acts. Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Jan. 15, 1802.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Nov. 19, 1801; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1801 (K-D 390): conclusion quite different; otherwise virtually the same.
 

1338. Urania; or, The Illuminé. Comedy, 2 acts. William Robert Spencer.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 16, 1802, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Jan. 22.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 18; one passage deleted, by Examiner (?); prologue and Songs &c. Comp. 1802 (K-D 395): slight differences.
 

1339. Captain MacShane; or, The White Bear. Comic opera, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Norwich, Jan. 25, 1802?]
MS: dated by Larpent; numerous corrections.
 

1340. The Cabinet. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 9, 1802.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Jan. 18; cast. Comp. 1805 (K-D 402): marked differences.
 

1341. Lovers' Resolutions. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 23, 1802, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Mar. 2.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Feb. 24. Comp. Posthumous Dramatic Works of Richard Cumberland, 1813 (121215): minor differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1802

 

1342. Perseverance; or, He Must Have Her. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, Mar. I, 1802.
MS: dated, by Larpent, H2, Feb. 12; cast.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...Winston performed five different characters.
 

1343. Merope È Polifonte. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Apostolo Zeno (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 15, 1802, Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Mar. 25(?).
MS: much revised, and reduced from three acts; notice states, for Madame Banti's[?] Benefit on Thursday the 25th Instant.
 

1344. The Fashionable Friends. Comedy, 5 acts. Mary Berry (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 15, 1802, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Apr. 22.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 16. Comp. 1802 (K-D 395): practically the same.
 

1345. Rinaldo D' Asti [Aste?]. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giuseppi Caravita (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Mar. 16, 1802.
MS: dated 1802; cast.
 

1346. The Brazen Mask, Songs and Choruses In. Ballet. Thomas John Dibdin [and John Fawcett?].

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 5, 1802.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Mar. 10. Comp. Brazen Mask; or, Alberto and Rosabella,... with the Songs and Chorusses in, 1802 (K-D 395): slight differences.
 

1347. Algona. Opera, 3 acts. James Cobb, from his The Cherokee.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 22, 1802, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Apr. 30.
MS. Comp. Songs, Duetts, Chorusses, &c., in Algonah, 1802 (K-D 395): virtually the same.
See No. 1050.
 

1348. The Egyptian Boy. Drama, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [C.G., May 3, 1802?]
MS: dated by Larpent.
 

1349. Il Fanatico di Berlino. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. From Giovanni Bertati, La Locanda.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 6, 1802, Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. May 22.
MS: cover, dated by Larpent May 7, states, founded on La Locanda; cast. (Listed as La Locanda in B.C.)
 

1350. The Word of Honour. Comedy, 5 acts. Lumley St. George Skeffington.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 20, 1802, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 26.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

1351. Armida. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. June 1, 1802.
MS: dated, by Larpent, H1, May 29; cast.
See No. 734.
 

1352. The Caffres; or, Buried Alive! Comic opera, 2 acts. Edmund John Eyre (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., June 2, 1802.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., May 20; numerous corrections; endorsed Mr. Dowton. Jany. 9th 1802 and Mr. Incledon.
 

1353. The Joke; or, Sixty-third Letter. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Walley Chamberlaine Oulton.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 23, 1802, John Fawcett, H2. Prod. (as The Sixty-third Letter), July 28.
MS: dated by Larpent June 24. Comp. The Sixty-third Letter, new ed., 1803 (K-D 391): numerous differences.
 

1354. Beggar My Neighbour; or, The Rogue's a Fool. Comedy, 3 acts. Thomas Morton.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 1, 1802, John Fawcett, H2. Prod. July 10.
MS: dated by Larpent July 3.
 

1355. The Voice of Nature. Play, 3 acts. James Boaden.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 16, 1802, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 31.
MS: dated by Larpent July 20; epilogue. Comp. 1803 (K-D 393): a few minor differences.
 

1356. The Fairies' Revels; or, Love in the Highlands. Burletta and ballet, 6 scenes. John Fawcett.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 10, 1802, John Fawcett, H2. Prod. Aug. 14.
MS: dated by Larpent. Comp. 1802 (Dev 8vo 66): slight differences in description of action.
 

1357. The Merchant of Guadeloupe. Play, 3 acts. John Wallace, from L. S. Mercier.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Shaw, Margate. Prod. Margate, Oct. 5, 1802.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Margate, Sept. 26. Comp. 1802 (K-D 391): no important differences. (A separate application, bound with this MS, probably applies to No. 1358, q.v.)
 

1358. An Address for the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Scope and Content Note

[Application Oct. 2, 1802, John Bannister, D.L. (bound with No. 1357)?] Spoken D.L., Oct. 7, 1802 (?).
MS: endorsed Oct., 1802.
 

1359. Delays and Blunders. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Oct. 30, 1802.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Oct., 1802; prologue and epilogue (by Miles Peter Andrews); cast. Comp. 1803 (K-D 392): last scene differs considerably; otherwise virtually the same.
 

1360. Idela; [or, The Feuds of Switzerland]. Play, 5 acts. Yve Felix St. Ange Simeon. [T. Simeons?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 2, 1802, John Hill, Liverpool. Prod. 1802.
MS: endorsed Written by Yve Felix St. Ange Simeon; prologue. Comp. 1806 (K-D 630): slight differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The title is Idela and on the MS Sent on Nov. 2d. 1802 to Larpent it is called a Play in five Acts. It was printed for the Author 8vo. 1803. The Author calls himself St. A. Simeon.
 

1361. A Tale of Mystery. Melodrama, 2 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 4, 1802, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 13.
MS: cast. Comp. 1802 (Dev 8vo 66): a few differences.
 

1362. A House to Be Sold. Musical piece, 2 acts. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 12, 1802, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. Nov. 17.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 13. Comp. 1802 (K-D 391): numerous differences throughout.
 

1363. Family Quarrels. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Dec. 18, 1802.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Nov. 11. Comp. 1805 (K-D 404): numerous differences.
 

1364. Love and Magic; or, Harlequin's Holiday. Pantomime.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 20, 1802, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. Dec. 27.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 24.
 

1365. Harlequin's Habeas; or, The Hall of Spectres. Pantomime. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Dec. 27, 1802.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Dec. 17. Comp. Songs, Chorusses,... &c., in Harlequin's Habeas; etc., 1802 (K-D 392): only slight variations.
 

1366. The Fools of Fashion. Farce, 2 acts. [Francis Lathom?]

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Norwich(?), 1802(?).
MS: dated, by Larpent, Norwich, Apr. 14, 1802.
J.P.C. in B.D. suggests that this piece is perhaps by Lathom.
 

1367. The Wife of a Million. Comedy, 5 acts. Francis Lathom.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Norwich, 1802(?).
MS: corrections in another hand, and some cancellations. Comp. Norwich, [1803?] (K-D 398): no material differences.
J.P.C. in B.D. states, licensed by Larpent for the Norwich Theatre in March 1802. [Authority presumably Larpent's account books.]
 

1368. Li Dui Baroni. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Jan. 1, 1803.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 30, 1802; cast.
 

1369. Hear Both Sides. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 17, 1803, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. Jan. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 18; cast. Comp. 2d ed., 1803 (K-D 405): slight differences.
 

1370. I Viaggiatori, Felici. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Filippo Livigni (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1.
MS and three printed pages: dated, by Larpent, H1, Feb. 26, 1803; cast.
See No. 578.
 

1371. John Bull; or, The Englishman's Fire-side. Comedy, 5 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 5, 1803.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 5; some passages marked by Examiner; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. Dublin, 1803 (K-D 420): slight differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1803

 

1372. The Election; or, The Rival Brothers. Comedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 21, 1803, John Clayton Hindes, Norwich. Prod. Norwich, May (?).
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 23; notice also includes The Mystic Cavern, and states, As they are intended for performers Benefits which will come on in May.
 

1373. The Mystic Cavern; or, The Progress of Ambition Tragedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application (with No. 1372) Mar. 21, 1803, John Clayton Hindes Norwich. Prod. Norwich, May (?).
MS: dated, by Larpent, Norwich, Mar. 24.
 

1374. The Captive, Lines Intended to Be Spoken in. Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken C.G., Mar. 22, 1803 (?).
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C., Acted by Mrs. Litchfield.
 

1375. The Marriage Promise. Comedy, 5 acts. John Till Alling ham.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 26, 1803, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. Apr. 16.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 29; some corrections. Comp. 5th ed 1803 (K-D 407): a few slight differences.
 

1376. Fernando in Mexico. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Mar. 31, 1803.
MS: cast.
 

1377. The Harper's Daughter. Tragedy, 5 acts. Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 8, 1803, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 4.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

1378. The Odd Whims; or, Two at a Time. Comedy, 5 acts. Humphry Repton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 25, 1803, John Clayton Hindes, Norwich. Prod. Norwich, 1803 (?).
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 28. Comp. Odd Whims; and Miscellanies, 1804 (K-D 419): a few differences; songs printed but not in MS.
 

1379. All's Fair in Love; or, A Match for the Lawyer. Farce, 2 acts. John Tobin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 29, 1803.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 23; previous title, Look before You Leap, deleted.
 

1380. The Lowland Lassie in London. Musical piece, 1 act. John Rannie.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 4, 1803, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. (as The Highland Lassie) May 16 (?).
MS: dated by Larpent May 6; for Mrs. Mountain's benefit. Comp. The Lowland Lassie; or, A Trip from Kinghorn, in Musical Dramas, n.d. (K-D 419): slight differences.
 

1381. Hints for Painters. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 10, 1803.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., May 2; some marks, by Examiner(?); numerous corrections; cast.
 

1382. [Falstaff's Wedding.] Prologue in the Character of Sir John Falstaff.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken D.L., May 11, 1803 (?).
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C., On [R.?] Palmer playing Falstaff in Falstaff's Wedding.
See No. 252.
 

1383. No Prelude! Prelude. Robert William Elliston.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 11, 1803, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. May 16.
MS: dated by Larpent May 12; prologue, with separate application, May 15, J. Stokes.
J.P.C. in B.D.: No Prelude! a piece for the commencement of the Season 1803 at the Haymarket Theatre was licensed by Larpent on May 12th. 1803. At the end of Larpents Copy is this note. 'The Prologue is now writing and will be submitted to Mr Larpent the moment it is finished. The unusual hurry of business in arranging an entire new Company of Performers, it is hoped will plead in excuse with Mr Larpent for sending the drama at so late a period.' Colmans letter is dated May 11th. 1803-The only persons concerned in the Prelude were Elliston, Waldron the Prompter, & Messenger.
 

1384. A Tale of Terror. Dramatic romance, 3 acts. Henry Siddons.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 12, 1803.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 27; prologue. Comp. 1803 (K-D 410): a few differences.
 

1385. The Fair Fugitives. Opera, 3 acts. Anna Maria Porter.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 16, 1803.
MS: endorsed C.G., and dated by Larpent Apr. 5; cast. Comp. Airs, Duets, Choruses, &c., 1803 (Dev 8vo 66): several differences.
 

1386. The High Road to Marriage, Prologue and Epilogue to.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken D.L., May 27, 1803 (?).
MS: endorsed Mrs Glover, and, by J.P.C., N.P. [i.e. Not Printed?] Skeffington-Drury Lane May 25th. 1803 Qy No 'Play [in the collection?]
 

1387. Love Laughs at Locksmiths. Piece, 2 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 11, 1803, G. Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 25.
MS: dated by Larpent July 18. Comp. Dublin, 1803 (K-D 399): slight differences.
 

1388. The Maid of Bristol. Play, 3 acts. James Boaden.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 30, 1803, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Aug. 24.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 2; one short passage deleted by Examiner; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1803 (K-D 393): slight differences; deleted passage printed.
 

1389. Address to Open the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken Sept. 12, 1803, by Mr. Fawcett.
MS.
 

1390. A Wife with Two Husbands. Musical drama, 3 acts. James Cobb, from Guilbert Pixérécourt, La Femme à deux Maris.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 24, 1803, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. Nov. 1.
MS: dated by Larpent. Comp. The Wife of Two Husbands, 2d ed., 1803 (K-D 412): numerous differences.
 

1391. How to Raise the Wind. Farce, 2 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as Raising the Wind) C.G., Nov. 5, 1803.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Oct. 24; slight corrections in another hand, and some deletions, by Examiner (?); prologue. Comp. Raising the Wind, 1803 (K-D 393): practically identical.
 

1392. Hearts of Oak. Comedy, 5 acts. John Till Allingham.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 14, 1803, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. Nov. 19.
MS: dated by Larpent; prologue (dated D.L., Nov. 18) and epilogue. Comp. 1804 (K-D 405): slight differences, chiefly in first and last acts.
 

1393. The English Fleet in 1342. Historical comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 30, 1803, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Dec. 13.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 1. Comp. 1805 (K-D 403): numerous differences.
 

1394. The Caravan; [or, The Driver and His Dog]. A Grand Serio-Comic Romance, 2 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Dec. 5, 1803.
MS: endorsed D.L., and dated by Larpent Nov. 30. Comp. 1803 (35398): slight differences.
 

1395. Harlequin at His Old Tricks; or, All for the Races. Pantomime.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 16, 1803, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as Harlequin's Races; or, Time Beats All) Dec. 26.
MS: contains songs only.
 

1396. Cinderella; or, The Glass Slipper. Pantomime ballet, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 17, 1803, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. Jan. 3, 1804.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 24. Comp. 1804 (Dev 8vo 49): slight differences; songs, only, printed.
See No. 1604.
 

1397. The Magic of British Liberty; or, The Disgregation of Bonaparte. National pantomime. Andrew Cherry (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. [York, Dec. 20, 1803?]
Printed copy, Birmingham, n.d.: dated by Larpent; endorsed By A Cherry, Comedian.
J.P.C. in B.D.: performed at York Decr. 20th. 1803.
 

1398. La Grotta di Calipso. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Lorenzo da Ponte.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. 1803 (?).
MS: cast.
 

1399. She Lives; or, The Generous Brother. Comedy, 5 acts Mary Goldsmith.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Margate (?), Feb., 1803, (?).
MS: numerous corrections. (Dated Margate, Feb., 1803, in B.C.)
See No. 1284 (the same play except that it is in four acts and lacks one scene contained in this MS; names of characters are different; other differences numerous but slight).
 

Larpent Plays, 1804

 

1400. A Loyal, Comic, and Masonic Olio.

Scope and Content Note

No application.
MS: dated Hull, Jan. 2, 1804.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Oglio-'A loyal comic and masonic Olio consisting of songs, recitation and dialogue' was given at the Hull Theatre in 1804 and on Jany 2d. it was sent to the Licenser for his authority-The Songs were by Mrs. Aickin, Mr Cummins, Knight Gattie & others.
 

1401. The Fairy; or, Britannia's Triumph, The Lyric Part of. Pantomime.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 10, 1804, John Hill, for Hull.
MS.
 

1402. La Vergine del Sole. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 5, 1804, Joseph Viganoni [for] Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Jan. 14.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 6; cast.
 

1403. The Soldier's Daughter. Comedy, 5 acts. Andrew Cherry.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 17, 1804, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. Feb. 7.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 19. Comp. 10th ed., 1804 (K-D 393): printed text somewhat condensed.
 

1404. False Alarms. [Love Gives the Alarm(?).] Comedy, 5 acts. [Joseph George Holman?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 14, 1804, John Philip Kemble, C.G. [Prod. as Love Gives the Alarm, Feb. 23?]
MS: prologue and epilogue to Love Gives the Alarm.
 

1405. Le Astuzie Femminili. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb.(?) 10, 1804, Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Feb. 21.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 14; endorsed Salem Pallmall.
 

1406. Dine at My Villa. Musical farce, 2 acts. Prince Hoare.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 24, 1804, John Phillip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as The Paragraph) Mar. 8.
MS: a number of corrections; cast. Comp. The Paragraph, 1804 (K-D 408): a few slight differences.
 

1407. The Counterfeit. Farce, 2 acts. Andrew Franklin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 28, 1804, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. Mar. 17.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 29. Comp. 2d ed., 1804 (K-D 403): a number of minor differences.
 

1408. Valentine and Orson. Pantomimical romantic melodrama, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 10, 1804, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Apr. 3.
MS. Comp. 1804 (K-D 411): Act II very different; only slight differences in Act I.
 

1409. The Sailor's Daughter. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 20, 1804, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. Apr. 7.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 21; much of Act V deleted by Examiner and new scenes inserted; note on title-page, dated D.L., Mar. 26, 1804, signed by William Powell, prompter, states that the comedy has now been altered in a manner which it is hoped will do away with all objections to its representation. Comp. 1804 (K-D 393): slight differences.
 

1410. The Will for the Deed. Comedy, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application, Prod. C.G., Mar. 24, 1804.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Mar. 16; numerous corrections; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1805 (Dev 8vo 19): a few differences.
 

1411. The Middle Dish; or, the Irishman in Turkey. Farce, 2 acts. Walley Chamberlaine Oulton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 10, 1804, John Bannister, D.L. Prod. Apr. 16.
MS: some deletion.
 

1412. Il Rato di Proserpina. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 30, 1804, Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. May 3.
MS: dated by Larpent May 2; for the Benefit of Madm. Grassini; cast.
 

1413. The Death of the Queen of France. Play, 4 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: dated, by Larpent, Norwich, May 7, 1804, and marked Refused.
 

1414. The Mast and the Ploughshare; or, Britain's Best Bulwarks. [The Ship and the Plough (?).] Farce, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 11, 1804, Thomas Harris, C.G. [Prod. as The Ship and the Plough, May 31?]
MS.
 

1415. The Ship Launch. Musical piece, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 13, 1804, William Powell for John Bannister, D.L. Prod. May 17.
MS.
 

1416. Address to Be Spoken at Covent Garden Theatre. (Through many a scene of variegated Life.)

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken C.G., May 18, 1804.
MS: dated May 16 and signed I:M: [Isabella Mattocks?].
 

1417. Guilty or Not Guilty? Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 19, 1804, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. May 26.
MS: dated by Larpent May 20; prologue. Comp. 3d ed., 1804 (K-D 405): differences great in Act V; otherwise slight.
 

1418. The Enchanted Island. Ballet, 2 acts. John Fawcett.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 14, 1804, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. June 20.
MS.
 

1419. The Hunter of the Alps. Musical drama, 2 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 23, 1804, Robert William Elliston, H2. Prod. July 3.
MS: dated by Larpent June 24. Comp. 3d ed., n.d. (K-D 406): numerous songs printed, not in MS; otherwise virtually the same.
 

1420. Foul Deeds Will Rise. Serious drama, 2 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 14, 1804, Robert William Elliston, H2. Prod. July 18.
MS: dated by Larpent July 16; slight deletion and revision. Comp. 1804 (K-D 405): numerous differences throughout.
 

1421. The Gay Deceivers; or, More Laugh than Love. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 19, 1804, G. Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Aug. 22.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 22. Comp. 1808 (K-D 423): slight differences.
 

1422. The Miller's Maid. Drama, 2 acts. Francis Godolphin Waldron.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug., 1804, Robert William Elliston, H2. Prod. Aug. 25.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 14.
 

1423. The Lady of the Rock. Dramatic piece, 2 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 2, 1804, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Feb. 12, 1805.
MS: endorsed, by William Powell, D.L., Oct. 12, 1804; dated by Larpent Feb. 6, 1805. Comp. 1805 (Dev 8vo 17): numerous differences.
 

1424. Hear Him Out. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 5, 1804, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as The Blind Bargain; or, Hear Him Out) Oct. 24.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 9; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. The Blind Bargain; or, Hear It Out, 1805 (K-D 402): some differences.
 

1425. The Denouement; or, Who but He? Farce, 2 acts. From Francis Lathom, Holiday Time; or, The School Boy's Frolic.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 6, 1804, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. (as The Dash; or, Who but He?), Oct. 20.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 9.
See No. 1322 (alterations extensive).
 

1426. The Two Prisoners. Musical farce, 2 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 10, 1804, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. (as Matrimony) Nov. 20.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 12; some deletions and revisions. Comp. Matrimony, 1804 (K-D 407): numerous minor differences.
 

1427. Thirty Thousand; or, Who's the Richest? Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 26, 1804, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Dec. 10.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 27; numerous corrections, and some passages marked, by Examiner(?); cast. Comp. 1804 (Dev 8vo 17): numerous differences.
 

1428. Address. (Impatient for renoun-all hope and fear.)

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 29, 1804, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Spoken Dec. 1.
MS: notice states, to be spoken on the first night of Master Betty's appearance in London.
 

1429. The Land We Live In. Comedy, 5 acts. Francis Ludlow Holt.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 12, 1804, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Dec. 29.
MS: endorsed, by W. Powell, D.L., Oct. 30; dated by Larpent Dec. 14; numerous corrections; prologue (with separate application, Dec. 25, J. Stokes) and epilogue. Comp. 1805 (K-D 407): a few differences.
 

1430. Harlequin Quicksilver; or, The Devil and the Gnome. Pantomime, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 17, 1804, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 18; cast. Comp. Songs, Trios, Chorusses, &c., in Harlequin Quicksilver, 1804 (K-D 405): a number of discrepancies.
 

1431. Angelina. [Walcot Castle.] Musical drama, 2 acts. Mary Goldsmith (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Margate (?), 1804 (?).
MS: previous title, Walcot Castle, erased (but so listed in B.C.).
J.P.C. in B.D.: Larpent licensed it [Mary Goldsmith's Angelina] to Wilmot Wells Manager of the Margate Theatre 25 August 1804.
 

1432. St. Margaret's Cave. Play, 5 acts. George Charles Carr.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1804?]
MS: prologue and epilogue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Larpents Copy was in the hand writing of the author who thus inscribed it on the cover. 'Written by George Charles Carr of the Theatres Royal York and Hull-John Wilkinson Esq manager.' It was licensed 30th. Decr. 1804. [The original cover, here referred to, has been removed from the MS.]
 

1433. The School of Reform; or, How to Rule a Husband. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Morton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 4, 1805, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Jan. 15.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 8; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1805 (K-D 409): a few differences.
 

1434. Zajra. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 10(?), 1805, Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Jan. 29.
MS: cast. (Dated Jan. 20 in B.C.)
See No. 1437, a printed copy of this opera, and No. 1652.
 

1435. Too Many Cooks. Musical farce, 2 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 14, 1805, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Feb. 12.
MS. Comp. 1805 (K-D 410): some differences.
 

1436. The Honey Moon. Comedy, 5 acts. John Tobin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 23, 1805, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Jan. 31.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 25; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1805 (K-D 406): a few differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1805

 

1437. Zaira. Opera (Italian and English), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Jan. 29, 1805.
Printed copy, 1805: cast.
See Nos. 1434 and 1652.
 

1438. To Marry or Not to Marry? Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 6, 1805, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Feb. 16.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 9; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1805 (K-D 410): a few differences.
 

1439. Address. (Anxious to pay my heartfelt homage here.)

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken [by Master Betty], C.G., Feb. 11, 1805(?).
MS: dated C.G., Feb. 9, 1805.
 

1440. Eriphile. Opera (Italian and English), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Feb. 19, 1805.
Printed copy, 1805: pp. 1-8 lacking.
 

1441. Erifhile. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application 1805, Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Feb. 19.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Feb. 16; cast. Comp. 1805 (Larpent Plays, No. 1440): slight differences.
 

1442. The Castle of Lausanne; or, The Tricks of Timothy. [Out of Place; or, The Lake of Lausanne (?).] Musical farce, 2 acts. [Frederic Reynolds?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 20, 1805, John Philip Kemble, C.G. [Prod. as Out of Place; or, The Lake of Lausanne, Feb. 28?]
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 23; previous title, The Lake of Geneva, erased; some deletions and corrections; cast.
 

1443. The British Soldier; or, Life's Campaign. Comedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Norwich, Mar. 16, 1805.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Norwich, Feb. 14[?]; endorsed Mr Lawler.
 

1444. La Clemenza di Scipione. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 20, 1805, Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Mar. 28.
MS: for the Benefit of Mrs. Billington, 28. Marke [?]. 1805; cast.
 

1445. The Garland. Musical farce, 2 acts. Theodore Edward Hook.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 25, 1805, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. (as The Soldier's Return; or, What Can Beauty Do?) Apr. 23.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 28. Comp. The Soldier's Return; etc., 1805 (K-D 409): several differences.
J.P.C. in B.D. [under The Garland, not identified with The Soldier's Return]: ....several passages were objected to by Larpent according to his MS. Copy.
 

1446. Aggression; [or, The Heroine of Yucatan], Songs in. Ballet.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 15, 1805.
MS: dated Apr., 1805.
 

1447. Personation; or, Fairly Taken In. Afterpiece, 1 act. Marie Thérèse (De Camp) Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 16, 1805, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Apr. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 21; prologue and epilogue. Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 69): numerous differences.
 

1448. Who Wants a Guinea? or, The Irish Yorkshireman. Comedy, 5 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 18, 1805.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 15; title changed from Where is She; or, The Charitable Quixote; epilogue. Comp. 1805 (K-D 411): a few differences.
 

1449. The Venetian Outlaw. Drama, 3 acts. Robert William Elliston, from Pixérécourt, Abelino.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 22, 1805, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Apr. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 23; prologue. Comp. 1805 (K-D 411): slight differences.
 

1450. Gli Orazi e Curiazi. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. May 2, 1805.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 27; notice states, for the Benefit of Mr. Grassini; cast.
 

1451. Spanish Dollars; or, The Priest of the Parish. Musical entertainment, 1 act. Andrew Cherry.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 9, 1805.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 29; cast. Comp. 1806 (K-D 409): several differences.
 

1452. All for Fame; or, A Peep at the Times. Recitation.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 11, 1805, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Spoken May 15.
MS: states, to be Spoken and Sung by Mrs. Mountain.
 

1453. Love, Youth, and Folly. Comic opera, 2 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 21, 1805, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. (as Youth, Love, and Folly) May 24.
MS: dated by Larpent May 22; cast. Comp. Youth, Love, & Folly, 1805 (K-D 412): slight differences; songs for the most part omitted from MS but printed in full.
 

1454. Farewell Address.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 29, 1805, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Spoken June 3.
MS: notice states, intended to be spoken by Mrs. H. Johnston on her Benefit Night...on Monday next June 3d.
 

1455. La Cosa Rara. Opera (Italian and English), 2 acts. Lorenzo da Ponte.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, June 13, 1805.
Printed copy, 1805: title-page states, for Braham's benefit; cast.
See No. 809, a MS of this play.
 

1456. The Partners. Comedy, 5 acts. Prince Hoare.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, June 28, 1805.
MS: endorsed H2, and dated by Larpent June, 1805; prologue and two different epilogues.
 

1457. The Village; or, The World's Epitome. Comedy, 3 acts. Andrew Cherry.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 9, 1805, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 18.
MS: dated by Larpent July 10; prologue and epilogue.
 

1458. Who's Afraid! Ha! Ha! Ha! Piece, 1 act. John Carr.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 6, 1805, James Winston, H2. Prod. Sept. 12.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 9; notice states, for Elliston's benefit; one member of cast given.
 

1459. Rugantino; or, The Bravo of Venice. Melodrama, 2 acts. Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 9, 1805, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Oct. 18.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 11; cast. Comp. 1805 (K-D 408): virtually identical.
 

1460. The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood. Melodrama, 2 acts. Lumley St. George Skeffington.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 10, 1805, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Dec. 6.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 22. Comp. Songs, Duets, Chorusses, &c., in The Sleeping Beauty, 1805 (Dev 8vo 68): slight differences.
 

1461. A Prior Claim. Comedy, 5 acts. Henry James Pye and Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 17, 1805, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Oct. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 22; prologue and epilogue; songs dated Oct. 27. Comp. 1805 (K-D 408): great differences in Act III; otherwise practically the same.
 

1462. Henry of Transtamare. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 20, 1805, John Jackson, Edinburgh. Prod. Nov. 1.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Oct. 24; numerous corrections.
 

1463. Sees Company. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 6, 1805, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as The Delinquent; or, Seeing Company) Nov. 14.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 7; prologue and epilogue to the Delinquent, or Seeing Company; cast. Comp. The Delinquent, 1805 (K-D 403): slight differences.
 

1464. The Weathercock. Farce, 2 acts. John Till Allingham.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 6, 1805, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Nov. 18.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 8. Comp. [1806] (K-D 411): a few differences.
 

1465. An Occasional Attempt to Commemorate the Death and Victory of Lord Viscount Nelson. Melodramatic piece. Richard Cumberland (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 8, 1805, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Nov. 11.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 8.
 

1466. The Recovery, Prologue and Epilogue to. Prologue by James Kenney; epilogue by Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Dec. 10, 1805.
MS: dated, by J.P.C.(?), D.L., Dec. 5. Comp. prologue and epilogue to The School for Friends, 1805 (K-D 408): virtually the same.
 

1467. The Towers of Urbandine. Play, 5 acts. George Charles Carr.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 13, 1805, Edward Stoner (?), York and Hull (?).
MS: endorsed This Play is written by George, Charles, Carr; prologue and epilogue (by the Author's two children) and an additional song.
 

1468. Harlequin's Magnet; or, Scandinavian Sorcerer. Pantomime, 17 scenes. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 21, 1805, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Dec. 30.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 22.
 

1469. The Sailor and Soldier; or, Fashionable Amusement. Musical farce, 2 acts.-Knight.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., John Wilkinson, Hull. Prod. Hull, 1805.
MS: dated, by Larpent, York and Hull, Dec. 30, 1804.
 

1470. The Legacy; or, A Thousand Pounds' Reward. [The Romantic Lover; or, Lost and Found (?).] Comedy (5 acts). John Till Allingham [or John Philip Kemble?].

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 4, 1806, J. P. Kemble, C.G. [Prod. as The Romantic Lover, Jan. 11?]
MS: only Act I; dated by Larpent Jan. 6; numerous corrections; prologue and epilogue to The Romantic Lover; cast.
J.P.C. in B.D. [under The Romantic Lover]: This comedy was not by Allingham, but by J. P. Kemble-All the corrections (of which there are many) on the copy sent to Larpent were in the hand writing of J. P. Kemble, his initials were placed at the end of the dramatis personae and his name was inserted by Larpent in his account books as the real author. If the comedy had succeeded Kemble would doubtless have claimed the authorship of it: it was given in the newspapers to Allingham.
 

1471. The Travellers. Operatic drama, 5 acts. Andrew Cherry.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 14, 1806, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Jan. 22.
MS. Comp. 1806 (K-D 410): numerous and extensive differences.
 

1472. We Fly by Night; [or, Long Stories]. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 20, 1806, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Jan. 28.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 23; prologue; cast. Comp. Songs Choruses, &c., in We Fly by Night...[1806] (K-D 628): slight differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1806

 

1473. Il Ritorno di Serse; o sia, Argenide. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Jan.(?), 1806.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 23; cast.
See No. 1511, a different version of the same opera.
 

1474. Thalia's Tears. Sketch. Andrew Cherry.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 1, 1806, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Feb. 12.
MS: headed A Tributary Sketch inscribed to the Memory of the late Thomas King, Comedian; dated by Larpent Feb. 4.
 

1475. The Broken Gold. Ballad opera, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 3, 1806, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Feb. 8.
MS: some deletion of text.
 

1476. A Hint for Husbands. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 28, 1806, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as A Hint to Husbands) Mar. 8.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 1; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1806 (K-D 406): a number of immaterial differences.
 

1477. La Morte di Cleopatra. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Mar. 4, 1806.
MS: dated Feb.(?) 28; cast. (Dated Jan. 28 in B.C.)
 

1478. The White Plume; or, The Chieftains of the Border. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 22, 1806, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Apr. 10.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 25; cast. Comp. Songs, Duets, Chorusses, &c., in The White Plume; or, The Border Chieftains, 1806 (K-D 411): minor differences.
 

1479. La Clemenza di Tito. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Pietro Metastasio (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Mar. 25, 1806 (?).
MS: endorsed by Larpent King's Theatre; title-page states, for Mrs. Billington's benefit; cast.
See No. 1710 (substantially the same).
 

1480. The Forty Thieves. Operatical romance, 2 acts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Charles Ward, and George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 27, 1806, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Apr. 8.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 4. (Listed in B.C. as Ali Baba; or, The Forty Thieves.) Comp. n.d. [1825?] (Dev 12mo 30): a number of marked differences.
 

1481. Augustus and Gulielmus; or, The Villagers. Melodramatic spectacle, 1 scene. W. A. Holland.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, Mar., 1806.
MS: dated, by Larpent, H2, Mar. 4; some corrections.
 

1482. Due Nozze e un Sol Marito. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Apr. 15, 1806.
MS: title-page states, to be performed H1, Apr. 12; cast.
 

1483. Loquacity; or, The Invisible Girl. Piece, 1 act. Theodore Edward Hook [or John Bannister?].

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 23, 1806, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. (as The Invisible Girl) Apr. 28.
MS: prologue and part of epilogue(?). Comp. The Invisible Girl, 1806 (K-D 407): some differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...it has the initials I. B. (John Bannister) on the title page, as if he were the author of it.
 

1484. Edgar; or, Northern Feuds. Play, 5 acts. George Manners.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 28, 1806, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Edgar; or, Caledonian Feuds) May 9.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 29; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1806 (K-D 403): only slight difference.
 

1485. Camilla; o sia, Il Sotterraneo. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. May 1, 1806.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 29; title-page states, for the Benefit of Madm. Grassini; cast.
See No. 1717 (substantially the same).
 

1486. National Gratitude; or, Nelson's Funeral. Grand burletta spectacle.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 15, 1806.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., May 8; cast.
 

1487. A Trip to Marseillers; or, The Labyrinth of Love. Play, 3 acts. Francis Godolphin Waldron.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 15, 1806, F. G. Waldron, Academic Theatre [Sans Souci], Leicester Place. Prod. May 22 (?).
MS: title-page states, Written by F. G. Waldron; prologue and epilogue [to be spoken by children?]. (Not listed in B.C.)
 

1488. The Wanderer; or, The Rights of Hospitality. Drama, 3 acts. Charles Kemble, from Augustus von Kotzebue.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 5, 1806, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Not produced?
MS: dated by Larpent June 5; some deletion and revision; prologue (by John Taylor) and epilogue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was Licensed to G. Colman of the Haymarket on June 5th. 1806 for representation at that theatre. Another piece called the wanderer on the Cover, and The Fugitive in Kembles letter to the Licenser was allowed to Covent Garden Dec. 10. 1807.
See No. 1531.
 

1489. Maid and Batchelors; or, My Heart for Yours. Comedy, 5 acts. Lumley St. George Skeffington.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., June 6, 1806.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., May 31.
 

1490. Catch Him Who Can. Musical afterpiece, 2 acts. Theodore Edward Hook.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 6, 1806, James Winston, H2. Prod. June 12.
MS. Comp. 1806 (K-D 402): a number of pronounced differences.
 

1491. La Serva Astuta. Cantata a tre Voci (Italian), 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. June 10, 1806.
MS: cast.
 

1492. Il Fanatico per La Musica. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. June 19, 1806.
MS: for Naldi's benefit; cast.
 

1493. Five Miles Off; or, The Finger Post. Comedy, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 28, 1806, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 9.
MS. Comp. 1806 (K-D 405): slight differences.
 

1494. Wooden Walls; or, Peter the Great. Operatic drama, 3 acts. Andrew Cherry.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 10, 1806, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Peter the Great) May 8.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 11. Comp. Peter the Great; or, The Wooden Walls, 1807 (K-D 417): numerous differences.
 

1495. The Faro Table. Comedy, 5 acts. John Tobin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 13, 1806, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. (as The Guardians) Nov. 5, 1816.
MS: two prologues and two epilogues. Comp. The Faro Table; or, The Guardians, 1816 (K-D 500): some differences.
 

1496. The Deserts of Arabia. Romance, 2 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 17, 1806, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Nov. 20.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 18; cast. Comp. Airs, Duets, Chorusses, &c., in...The Deserts of Arabia, 1806 (K-D 403): slight differences.
 

1497. Tekeli; or, The Siege of Montgatz. Melodrama, 3 acts. Theodore Edward Hook.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 28, 1806, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Nov. 24.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 29. Comp. 1806 (K-D 410): numerous minor differences.
 

1498. The Mountains of Saxony; or, Adrian and Orrila. Play, 5 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 1, 1806, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as Adrian and Orrila) Nov. 15.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 2; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. Adrian and Orrila; or, A Mother's Vengeance, 1806 (K-D 402): several differences.
 

1499. The Vindictive Man. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 14, 1806, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Nov. 20.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 16. Comp. 1806 (K-D 411): minor differences.
 

1500. Arbitration; or, Free and Easy. Farce, 2 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 1, 1806, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Dec. 11.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 2; prologue; cast.
 

1501. Mr. H. Farce, 2 acts. Charles Lamb.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 6, 1806, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Dec. 10.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 8; prologue. Comp. The Works of Charles Lamb, 1818 (129014): a few slight differences.
 

1502. La Semiramide. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 13, 1806, Michael Kelly, H1.
MS: cast.
See No. 1661 (substantially the same).
 

1503. Alberto and Lauretta; or, The Orphan of the Alps. Melodrama, 2 acts. Thomas John Lynch.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [H2, Dec. 15, 1806.]
MS: dated by Larpent; title-page gives author's name and is dated Oct. 15, 1805 [1806?]; prologue (by T J Lynch).
 

1504. Harlequin and Mother Goose; or, The Golden Egg, Airs, Chorusses, &c., in. [Mother Goose; or, The Golden Egg.] Pantomime, 17 scenes. Thomas John Dibdin and Charles Farley (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 18, 1806, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 23.
 

1505. Il Principe di Tarranto. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Dec. 23, 1806.
MS: cast. Comp. 1810 (Larpent Plays, No. 1653): substantially the same.
See also No. 1605.
 

1506. False Appearances; or, My Cousin. Comic opera, 3 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 2, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. (as False Alarms; or, My Cousin) Jan. 12.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 5. Comp. False Alarms, 1807 (K-D 416): numerous differences.
 

1507. London and the Country. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Morton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 8, 1807, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as Town and Country) Mar 10.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 9; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. Town and Country, 1807 (K-D 417): some differences.
 

1508. The Assignation. Comedy, 5 acts. Sophia Lee.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 15, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Jan. 28.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 21; prologue and epilogue.
 

1509. The Curfew. Play, 5 acts. John Tobin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 2, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Feb. 19.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 3; some deletion and revision of text; prologue and two variant epilogues. Comp. 1807 (K-D 417): virtually the same.
 

Larpent Plays, 1807

 

1510. Roberto L'Assassino. Comic opera (Italian), 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1.Prod. Feb. 3, 1807.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 1; cast.
 

1511. Il Ritorno di Serse. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 20, 1807; cast.
See No. 1473.
 

1512. The Young Hussar. Farce, 2 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 2, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Mar. 12.
MS. Comp. 1807 (K-D 416): virtually identical.
 

1513. Whistle for It. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. George Lambe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 4, 1807, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Apr. 10.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C., By Hon. G. Lambe; dated by Larpent Mar. 5; cast. Comp. 1807 (K-D 417): practically the same.
 

1514. The Wood Daemon; or, The Clock Has Struck. Melodrama, 2 acts. Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 20, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Apr. 1.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 24.
See No. 1686, a later revision, and No. 1534.
 

1515. Little Thumb and the Ogre; or, The Fairy Boots, Songs, &C., in. [The Ogre and Little Thumb; or, The Seven League Boots, Songs, Choruses, &C. in.] Pantomimical ballet.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 1, 1807, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Apr. 16.
MS. Comp. Songs, Choruses, &c., &c., in... The Ogre and Little Thumb; or, The Seven League Boots, 1807 (K-D 416): virtually the same; description of action not in MS.
 

1516. A Day in London. Comedy, 5 acts. Andrew Cherry.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 2, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Apr. 9.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 3; endorsed, by J.P.C., By A. Cherry; some deletion and revision of text; prologue and epilogue.
 

1517. La Virtuosa in Margellina. Comic opera, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 3, 1807, Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. Apr. 14.
MS: cast.
 

1518. Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error. Tragedy, 5 acts. Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 22, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Apr. 30.
Printed copy, 2d ed., 1806: some MS corrections; MS prologue and epilogue dated Apr. 27.
 

1519. Sure Aim; or, The Norfolk Sharp Shooter. Interlude, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 24, 1807, John Clayton Hindes, Norwich. Prod. May 2 (?).
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 25; for Smith's benefit.
 

1520. Mark the End On't. Comedy, 5 acts. Henry Siddons.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 7, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. (as Time's a Tell-tale) Oct. 27.
MS: dated by Larpent May 9; prologue and epilogue to Time's a Tell-tale, endorsed Licensed by Title of 'Mark the end on't' ; also another epilogue. Comp. Time's a Tell-tale, 1807 (K-D 424): slight differences.
 

1521. The Miseries of Human Life; or, Let Us All Be Unhappy Together. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 12, 1807, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 19.
MS: dated by Larpent May 13; cast. (Performed for Fawcett's benefit.)
 

1522. The Fortress. Melodrama, 3 acts. Theodore Edward Hook.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 9, 1807, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 16.
MS: endorsed By T. E. Hooke. Comp. 1807 (K-D 476): a few differences.
 

1523. Errors Excepted. Comedy, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 8, 1807, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 13.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 11.
 

1524. Music-Mad. Comic sketch, 1 act. Theodore Edward Hook.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 22, 1807, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 27.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 23.
 

1525. The Fortune Teller. Musical piece, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 6, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Sept. 29.
MS.
 

1526. A Plaguy Good-natured Friend. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 13, 1807, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as Too Friendly by Half) Oct. 29.
MS: cast.
 

1527. How Happy Could I Be with Either. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 4, 1807, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as Two Faces under a Hood) Nov. 17.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 5; cast. Comp. Two Faces under a Hood, [1807] (K-D 521): some differences.
 

1528. Ella Rosenberg. Melodrama, 2 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 12, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Nov. 19.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 16. Comp. 1807 (K-D 422): minor differences.
 

1529. The Blind Boy. Melodrama, 2 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 21, 1807, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 1.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 23; some deletion and revision; cast. Comp. 1808 (K-D 422): a few minor differences, mostly in Act II.
 

1530. Faulkner. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Godwin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 3, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Dec. 16.
MS. Comp. 1807 (K-D 423): slight differences.
 

1531. The Wanderer. Play, 3 acts. Charles Kemble, from Augustus von Kotzebue.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 8, 1807, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Jan. 12, 1808.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 10, 1807; original title, The Fugitive, deleted; cast. Comp. The Wanderer; or, The Rights of Hospitality, 1808 (K-D 426): a few minor differences.
See No. 1488, of which this is an alteration.
 

1532. Harlequin in His Element; or, Fire, Water, Earth, and Air, Songs, &c., in. Pantomime. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 17, 1807, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 19. Comp. [1808] (K-D 423): some slight differences.
 

1533. [Furibond; or, Harlequin Negro.] Pantomime, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 19, 1807, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Dec. 28.
MS: no title; called The New Comic Pantomime (and so entered in B.C.).
 

1534. The Demon of the Woods; or, The Clock Has Struck. Melodrama, 3 acts. Matthew Gregory Lewis (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1807?]
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D., concerning M. G. Lewis, The Wood Daemon (1807): On 13. Novr. 1807 Larpent Licensed the Daemon of the Woods in 3 Acts for the Norwich Theatre in which the pantomime of the Wood Daemon was put into words.
See Nos. 1514 and 1686.
 

Larpent Plays, 1808

 

1535. La Frascatana. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. From Filippo Livigni (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 9, 1808, H. D'Egville, H1.
MS: cast.
See No. 417.
 

1536. Something to Do. Comedy, 5 acts. Prince Hoare.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 16, 1808, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Jan. 22.
MS: prologue and epilogue, dated Jan. 15.
 

1537. La Didone. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 25, 1808, H. D'Egville, H1. Prod. Jan. 26.
MS. cast.
 

1538. Fair Play. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 28, 1808, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Begone, Dull Care) Feb. 9.
MS: two copies, each, of prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. Begone, Dull Care, 1808 (K-D 422): slight differences.
 

1539. Kais; or, Love in the Desarts. Opera, 5 acts. Isaac Brandon.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 6, 1808, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Feb. 11.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 8. Comp. 1808 (K-D 423): numerous differences; printed play in four acts.
 

1540. The Widow's Choice. Musical farce, 2 acts. John Till Allingham.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 14, 1808, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. ( as Who Wins; or, The Widow's Choice) Feb. 25.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 15; cast. Comp. The Widow; or, Who Wins? n.d. (Dev 12mo 69): a few differences.
 

1541. In and Out of Tune. Musical farce, 2 acts. Andrew Cherry, from Dennis Lawler.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 22, 1808, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Mar. 1.
MS.
 

1542. Il Furbo contra il Furbo. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 27, 1808, H. D'Egville, H1. Prod. Mar. 1.
MS: cast.
See No. 1755.
 

1543. Harvest Home. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. George Bennett.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Norwich, Mar. 18, 1808?]
MS: dated by Larpents; cover states, Written and Compos'd by George Bennett.
 

1544. Boniface and Bridgetina. Melodrama [burlesque], 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 19, 1808, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Bonifacio and Bridgetina; or, The Knight of the Hermitage) Mar. 31.
MS: cast. Comp. Bonifacio and Bridgetina, 1808 (K-D 422): a few slight differences.
 

1545. The World. Comedy, 5 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 23, 1808, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Mar. 31.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 25; epilogue, dated by William Powell Mar. 25. Comp. 1808 (K-D 426): slight differences in dialogue.
 

1546. Le Feste d'Iside. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 18, 1808, H. D'Egville, H1. Prod. Apr. 21.
MS: For the Benefit of Madm. Catalani.
 

1547. The Jew of Mogodore. Comic opera, 3 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 26, 1808, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. May 3.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 28. Comp. The Jew of Mogadore, 1808 (K-D 423): numerous differences.
 

1548. The Portrait of Cervantes. Farce, 2 acts. _____ Greffulhe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 28, 1808, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. June 21.
MS: cast.
 

1549. The Day after the Wedding; or, A Wife's First Lesson. Interlude, 1 act. Marie Thérèse (De Camp) Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 12, 1808, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 18.
MS: dated May 8 and signed MTK. Comp. 1808 (K-D 422): virtually identical.
 

1550. The Mysterious Bride. Play, 3 acts. Lumley St. George Skeffington.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 27, 1808, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. June 1.
MS: dated by Larpent May 29; prologue and epilogue.
 

1551. Gli Amanti Consolati. Comic opera (Italian), 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., H. D'Egville, H1. Prod. June 23, 1808.
MS: For the Benefit of Madm. Catalani; cast.
 

1552. Plot and Counterplot; or, The Spanish Valets. Farce, 2 acts. Charles Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 23, 1808, James Winston, H2. Prod. (as Plot and Counterplot; or The Portrait of Michael Cervantes) June 30.
MS: dated by Larpent June 25; numerous corrections; cast. Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 118): numerous differences, especially in Act I.
 

1553. The Africans; or, War, Love, and Duty. Play, 3 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 23, 1808, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 29.
MS: several deletions, by Examiner(?). Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 119): numerous slight differences.
 

1554. First Come, First Served; [or, The Biter Bit]. Farce, 2 acts. John Carr (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 18, 1808, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 22.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 18.
 

1555. Yes or No! Farce, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 24, 1808, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 31.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 24. Comp. 1809 (K-D 438): numerous slight differences; songs not in MS.
 

1556. Princess and No Princess; or, The Forest of Hermanstadt. Melodrama, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as The Forest of Hermanstadt; or, A Princess and No Princess) H1 (C.G. Company), Oct. 7, 1808.
MS: cast.
 

1557. Constantine Paleologus. Tragedy, 5 acts. Joanna Baillie.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 8, 1808, Henry Siddons, Liverpool. Prod. Oct. 1808(?).
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 10. Comp. Joanna Baillie, Miscellaneous Plays, 1804 (K-D 414): MS a greatly reduced version of printed play, made by severe cutting of text.
 

1558. The Exile. Opera, 3 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 1, 1808, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 10.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 2; cast. Comp. n.d. (Dev. 12mo 54): a few differences.
 

1559. The Siege of St. Quintin; or, Spanish Heroism. Drama, 3 acts. Theodore Edward Hook.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 4, 1808, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Nov. 10.
MS: dated by Larpent.
 

1560. The School for Authors. Comedy, 3 acts. John Tobin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 14, 1808, Thomas Harris, H2 (C.G. Company). Prod. Dec. 5.
MS: author's name given; dated by Larpent Nov. 17; numerous excisions; cast. Comp. 1808 (K-D 424): a few differences.
 

1561. Venoni; or, The Novice of St. Mark's. Melodrama, 3 acts. Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 26, 1808, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Dec. 1.
MS: two versions of Act III, one dated Dec. 10; epilogue; note, Wroughton to Larpent(?), Dec. 1. Comp. 1809 (K-D 438): numerous differences; original third act added to printed copy.
 

1562. Man and Wife; or, More Secrets than One. Comedy, 5 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 23, 1808, Richard Wroughton, D.L., Prod. Jan. 5, 1809.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 24, 1808; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1809 (KD 424): difference in name of one character and many other minor differences.
 

1563. Le Cappriciosa Penita. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 31, 1808, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Jan. 6, 1809.
MS: cast.
 

1564. The Unconscious Counterfeit. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 16, 1809, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Feb. 9.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 20.
 

1565. A German Blunder; or, Prince and No Prince. Farce, 2 acts. - Greffulhe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 26, 1809, Thomas Harris, H2 (C.G. Company). Prod. (as Is He a Prince?) Feb. 7.
MS: cast.
 

1566. I Villeggiattori Bizzari. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 27, 1809, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Jan. 31.
MS: cast.
 

1567. The Circassian Bride. Opera, 3 acts. C. Ward.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 30, 1809, Richard Wroughton, D.L. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 20. Comp. Songs, Choruses, &c., in The Circassian Bride, n.d. (Dev 8vo 68): a few minor differences.

Note

Lewis Matthew G.
 

1568. Monody on the Death of Sir John Moore.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 11, 1809, William Powell, D.L. Spoken Feb. 16.
MS.
 

Larpent Plays, 1809

 

1569. The Trustee. Comedy, 5 acts. John Till Allingham.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 23, 1809, Thomas Harris, H2 (C.G. Company). Prod. (as Independence; or, The Trustee) Mar. 9.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 24; prologue and epilogue (for Independence, etc.); cast.
 

1570. How Will It End? Comedy, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; endorsed, To be Performed at the Theatre-Royal Manchester Messrs. Ward, Lewis, Knight and Banks, Managers. Prod. Manchester, Feb., 1809(?).
MS: prologue and epilogue, latter signed G:M:N: and dated Manchester, Feb. 28, 1809.
 

1571. La Caccia di Enrico Quarto. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 3, 1809, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Mar. 7.
MS: cast.
See No. 1707 (there are numerous differences).
 

1572. Occasional Address Intended to Be Spoken Thursday, March 16th, 1809at The King's Theatre.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 14, 1809, Richard Wroughton, H1 (D.L. Company). Spoken Mar. 16.
MS.
 

1573. Teresa e Claudio. Opera (Italian), 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 8, 1809, William Taylor, H1.
MS: for the Benefit of Mad. Collini; cast.
 

1574. Grieving Is a Folly. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Leigh.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 17, 1809, Richard Wroughton, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. Apr. 21.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 20; prologue (by Edmund John Eyre) and epilogue (by Thomas John Dibdin). Comp. Grieving's a Folly, 1809 (K-D 436): numerous minor differences.
 

1575. The Domestic Tyrant. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 26, 1809, Richard Wroughton, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. (as Temper; or, The Domestic Tyrant) May 1.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 27.
 

1576. Tears and Smiles. Musical romance, 2 acts. Edmund John Eyre.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 6, 1809, Richard Wroughton, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. (as The Vintagers) H2, Aug. 1.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Lyceum Theatre (D.L.) Strand May 8th. 1809; inserted, new scene, with separate application, July 26, James Winston, H2, stating, New Farce called 'Tears and Smiles' which received the Lord Chamberlain's License to be performed by the Drury Lane Company-and which Farce is now intended to be Represented at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, under the Title of the Vintagers. Comp. The Vintagers, 1809 (K-D 438): slight discrepancies.
 

1577. The Village Hotel. Interlude, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 9, 1809, Richard Wroughton, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. (as Sharp Set; or, The Village Hotel) May 15.
MS: dated by Larpent May 10; songs inserted.
 

1578. La Serva Raggiratrice. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 12, 1809, William Taylor, H1. Prod. May 16.
MS: cast.
 

1579. Pirro. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 7, 1809, William Taylor, H1. Prod. June 10.
MS: for Siboni's benefit; cast.
 

1580. The Smuggler's Cave; or, Up All Night. Comic opera, 3 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 10, 1809, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. (as Up All Night; or, The Smuggler's Cave) June 26.
MS: dated by Larpent June 14. Comp. Songs, Duetts, &c.,...of Up All Night! or, The Smuggler's Cave, n.d. (Dev 8vo 70): several differences in songs.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Songs &c. were printed 8vo. 1809. It is there said to have been first acted on June 22d. 1809.
 

1581. Sidagero; or, Cadononia Conquistata. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 14, 1809, William Taylor, H1. Prod. June 20.
MS: cast.
See No. 1675.
 

1582. Killing No Murder. Comic ballad opera, 2 acts. Theodore Edward Hook.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 20, 1809, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 21.
MS: dated by Larpent June 22; various excisions and corrections; some passages (inserted to replace those cut out) marked, Alerations for the Approbation of the Licencer; songs, submitted separately (?), inserted. Comp. 1809, with a Preface, and the Scene Suppressed by order of the Lord Chamberlain (Larpent Plays No. 1589, q.v.).
 

1583. The Foundling of the Forest; or, Twice the Dagger Struck. Play, 3 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 29, 1809, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 10.
MS: dated June 30. Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 103): a few differences.
 

1584. Le Quattro Nazioni; or, The Four Nations. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 11, 1809, William Taylor, H1. Prod. July 11.
MS: cast.
 

1585. The Russian Imposter; or, The Siege of Smolensko. Opera, 3 acts. Henry Siddons; alterations by Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 13, 1809, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. July 22.
MS: dated by Larpent July 17; three additions, one dated July 15.
 

1586. Number Nip. [Kapschou, the Forest Fiend.] A German Legend Told in Action, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 26, 1809, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 4.
MS: endorsed Lyceum, and dated, by Larpent(?), July 29; a song, endorsed Song Introduced in the Ballet of Kapschou; The Forest Fiend which was Sent... under the Title of Number Nip.
 

1587. Jack the Giant Killer. Pantomime, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Lyceum (?), Aug. 13, 1809 (?).
MS: contains songs and some dialogue.
 

1588. Consequences; or, Safe and Sound. Comic opera, 3 acts. Theodore Edward Hook.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 14, 1809, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. (as Safe and Sound) Aug. 28.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Aug. 14; additions, dated Aug. 25. Comp. Safe and Sound, 1809 (K-D 437): numerous slight differences.
 

1589. Killing No Murder. Farce, 2 acts. Theodore Edward Hook.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, Aug. 21, 1809.
Printed copy, 1809, together with a Preface, and the scene suppressed by order of the Lord Chamberlain: MS notes and corrections; marginal comments on Preface, by Larpent(?); notes compare this copy with MS copy (No. 1582, q.v.); this text incorporates most of the corrections made in MS No. 1582, and has the suppressed scene printed at the end.
 

1590. Occasional Address. On Opening the New Theatre Royal, in Covent Garden on the 18th of September, 1809. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 13, 1809, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Spoken Sept. 18.
MS.
 

1591. Britain's Jubilee. Burletta, 1 act. C.F. Barrett.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 18, 1809, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. Oct. 26.
MS: author's name on title-page.
 

1592. The Jubilee. Occasional spectacle, 1 act. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 20, 1809, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Oct. 25.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 21; previous title, The Twenty-Fifth of October, erased; cast.
 

1593. Britain's Jubilee. Musical afterpiece, 2 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 21, 1809, J. G. Raymond and William Powell, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. Oct. 25.
MS.
 

1594. The Haunted Village. Comic burletta.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 24, 1809, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. Nov. 20.
MS.
 

1595. Not at Home. Farce, 2 acts. Robert Charles Dallas.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 8, 1809, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. Nov. 20.
MS: prologue (by Waller Wright). Comp. 1809 (K-D 437): a number of differences.
 

1596. Clara, Songs, Duets, Glees, & Choruses in. Burletta spectacle, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 18, 1809, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. Nov. 27.
MS: subtitle, Love and Jealousy, deleted.
 

1597. Raymond and Agnes; or, The Bleeding Nun. Melodrama, 2 acts. Matthew Gregory Lewis(?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 20, 1809, John Clayton Hindes, Norwich.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 22; previous subtitle, The Castle of Lindenburg, erased. Comp. M. G. Lewis, Raymond and Agnes; The Travellers Benighted; or, The Bleeding Nun of Lindenberg, n.d. (Dev 12mo 102): a great number of differences.
 

1598. La Scomessa; or, The Wager. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. B. Serafino Buonaiuti.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 4, 1809, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Dec. 12.
MS: cast. Comp. 1809 (Larpent Plays, No. 1600): slight differences, mostly in final scene.
 

1599. The Man of Business. Comedy, 5 acts. James Cobb.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 6, 1809, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. (as Sudden Arrivals; or, Too Busy by Half) Dec. 19.
MS: dated, by Larpent (?), Dec. 8; prologue and epilogue to Sudden Arrivals, etc., endorsed Sent in for Approbation under the Title of 'The Man of Business'. The name of the Play being the only alteration, and signed by William Powell.
 

1600. La Scommessa; or, The Wager. Comic opera (Italian and English), 2 acts. B. Serafino Buonaiuti.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Dec. 12, 1809.
Printed copy, 1809 (with alterations and many additions, by S. Buonaiuti): no MS notes; cast.
See No. 1598, a MS of this opera.
 

1601. The Gleaners; or, Harvest Frolic. Pastoral burletta, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 12, 1809, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS.
 

1602. He Would Be a Player; or, The Stage-struck Butler. Burletta, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 12, 1809, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. Jan. 15, 1810.
MS.
 

1603. Mary, the Maid of the Inn. Burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov., 1811 [1809?], John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. Dec. 27, 1809(?).
MS.
 

1604. Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper. Melo-Dramatic, Allegorical Pantomimic Spectacle, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; endorsed Theatre Royal Norwich. [1809?]
MS: dated, by J.P.C. (?), 1818.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...licensed on Mar 21. 1809 for the Norwich Theatre.
See No. 1396 (this is apparently an alteration of that play; the songs almost identical).
 

1605. Il Principe di Taranto. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 10, 1810, William Taylor, H1.
MS: cast. Comp. 1810 (Larpent Plays, No. 1653): substantially the same.
See also No. 1505.
 

1606. The Edict of Charlemagne; or, The Free Knights. Opera, 3 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 10, 1810, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as The Free Knights; or, The Edict of Charlemagne) Feb. 8.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 12; cast. Comp. The Free Knights, 1812 (K-D 436): a few differences.
 

1607. The Old Soldier; or, Which Is Mine. Comedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; endorsed, by Larpent(?), Mr. [Robert W.] Elliston, T.R. Manchester. January 10th. 1810. Prod. 1810(?).
MS.
 

1608. Love in a Bag; or, The Flemish Tooth Drawer. Comic burletta, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 16, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. Feb. 5.
MS.
 

1609. The Mind's Magnet; [or,] The School for Arrogance. Play, 5 acts. James Bland Burges, from Philip Massinger, The City Madam.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 19, 1810, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. (as Riches; or, The Wife and Brother) Feb. 3.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 25; title changed to Riches; prologue and epilogue to Riches. Comp. Riches; etc., 1810 (K-D 437): printed text somewhat longer than MS; otherwise few differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1810

 

1610. Cormac and Swaran; [or, The Chiefs of Erin], Songs, Duets, Glees, and Choruses in. Spectacle, 16 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 2, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. Feb. 12.
MS.
 

1611. Who Pays the Piper. Comic burletta interlude, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 2, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. (as Bad Customers; or, Who Pays the Piper) Mar. 26.
MS.
 

1612. Madness Rules the Hour; or, A Budget of Blunders. Farce, 2 acts. _____ Greffulhe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 10, 1810, Thomas Harris, C.G.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 12; a few passages marked in pencil, by Examiner(?); cast.
J.P.C. in B.D. (s.v. A Budget of Blunders): It seems first to have been called 'Madness Rules the Hour' but the title and some parts being objected to by the licenser on account of allusion to the Kings insanity, they were altered-One copy was sent to the licenser on 10th. Febry by Harris and the amended Copy on the 14 Feby by Kemble. (See following item.)
 

1613. A Budget of Blunders. Farce, 2 acts. _____ Greffulhe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 14, 1810, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Feb. 16.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 14; some passages deleted and some corrections made by Kemble; cast.
See No. 1612.
 

1614. Romeo e Giulietta. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. B. Serafino Buonaiuti.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 14, 1810, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Feb. 20.
MS: title-page states, Written By Sigr. Bonajutti; cast.
See No. 1616, printed copy of this opera.
 

1615. Hit or Miss. Musical farce, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 17, 1810, J. G. Raymond, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. Feb. 26.
MS: signed by W. Powell; dated by Larpent Feb. 20; numerous and extensive corrections and some deletions; two songs, dated Feb. 24, endorsed by Powell not written when the Copy was sent. Comp. 1810 (K-D 438): numerous and varied differences throughout.
See No. 2366.
 

1616. Romeo e Giulietta. Opera (Italian and English), 2 acts. B. Serafino Buonaiuti.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H1, Feb. 20, 1810.
Printed copy, 1810, by S. Buonaiuti; no MS notes.
See No. 1614, a MS of this opera.
 

1617. Lost and Found; or, The Black Forest. Opera, 3 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 22, 1810, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. (as The Maniac) Mar. 13.
MS. Comp. Songs, Duetts, Chorusses, Finales, &c., of The Maniac! or, The Swiss Banditti, [1810] (K-D 583): some discrepancies; dialogue not printed.
 

1618. Maid of the Glen; or, Edwin and Rosalie, Recitatives, Songs, Duets, Choruses, &c., in. Melodrama, 1 act. G. Male (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 7, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion. Not produced (?).
MS: signed at end, G. Male (copyist and author?).
 

1619. How to Teaze, and How to Please. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Morton (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 15, 1810, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Mar. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 16; prologue and epilogue.
 

1620. Werter and Charlotte; or, Love's Victim, Recitative, Songs, Duets, & Choruses in. Melodramatic spectacle, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 16, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. (as Charlotte and Werther; or, Love and Madness) Mar. 26.
MS.
 

1621. Atalida. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., William Taylor, H1. Prod. Mar. 20, 1810.
MS: cast.
 

1622. L'Ingiusta Gelosia. Opera (Italian), 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 4, 1810, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Apr. 5 (?).
MS: notice states, for Trammezzani's benefit; cast.
 

1623. Alladin; or, The Wonderful Lamp. Romantic drama, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Norwich, Apr. 4, 1810?]
MS: second act marked Act 3rd. (Dated Apr. 6, 1810, in B.C.)
J.P.C. in B.D.: Alladin, or the Wonderful Lamp, a Romantic Drama was licensed by Larpent for the Norwich Theatre on 4th. April 1810.
 

1624. The Indians. Afterpiece, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 24, 1810, John Philip Kemble, C.G.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 25.
 

1625. La Vestale. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 28, 1810, William Taylor, H1. Prod. May 3.
MS: title-page states, for Mme Catalani's benefit; cast.
 

1626. The Widow's Only Son. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 18, 1810, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. June 7.
MS: dated by Larpent May 24; prologue and epilogue.
 

1627. Il Matrimonio per Sussuro. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 22, 1810, William Taylor, H1. Prod. May 24 (?).
MS: title-page states, for Signor Naldi's benefit; cast.
 

1628. Love's Mysteries. Comic opera, 3 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 31, 1810, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. (as Oh! this Love; or, The Masqueraders) June 12.
MS: slight alterations.
 

1629. The Doubtful Son; or, Secrets of a Palace. Play, 5 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 8, 1810, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 3.
MS. Comp. 1810 (K-D 440): slight differences.
 

1630. La Buona Figliuola. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 19, 1810, William Taylor, H1. Prod. June 21 (?).
MS: cast.
 

1631. Twenty Years Ago. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 22, 1810, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. July 21.
MS. Comp. 1810 (K-D 443): some differences in songs; slight differences in dialogue.
 

1632. Tricks upon Travellers. Opera, 3 acts. James Bland Burges.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 30, 1810, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. July 7.
MS: previous title, Pedro Lobo, erased.
 

1633. High Life in the City: A Picture of London. Comedy, 5 acts. Edmund John Eyre.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 16, 1810, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 25.
MS: prologue (by Thomas Hill), dated July 23, and epilogue (by George Colman, the Younger). Comp. 1810 (K-D 440): extensive differences.
 

1634. Bombastes Furioso. Burlesque tragic opera, 1 act. William Barnes Rhodes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 1, 1810, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 7.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 2. Comp. 1822 (K-D 507): minor differences.
 

1635. Bad Neighbours; or, The Earl and the Baron. Melodramatic opera, 3 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 22, 1810, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. (as Plots; or, The North Tower) Sept. 3.
MS: dated Aug. 30; a note regarding changes in certain lines, requested by Examiner (no such passage remains in MS).
 

1636. The Bridal Ring. Dramatic romance, 2 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 1, 1810, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Oct. 16.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 3.
 

1637. Abou Hassan; or, The Sleeper Awake. Burletta, 12 scenes. W.(?) Upton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 10, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. Nov. 20.
MS: title-page states, Taken from the Arabian Nights. and Written by W. [or Mr.?] Upton.
 

1638. The Italian Gamester; or, The Wife and Mistress. Recitations, Songs, &c. Melodramatic spectacle, 9 scenes. C. F. Barrett.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 10, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion.
MS: title-page states, written by C F Barrett.
 

1639. The King and the Cobler. Burletta, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 10, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion.
MS.
 

1640. The Turret Daemon; or, Harlequin and Flora. Recitatives, Songs, Duetts, &c. Comic pantomime, 14 scenes. C. F. Barrett.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 10, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion.
MS: title-page states, written by C F Barrett.
 

1641. Love and Law. Musical farce, 2 acts. John Till Allingham.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 17, 1810, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. (as Transformation; or, Love and Law) Nov. 30.
MS: dated Nov. 23; previous title, Love's Metamorphosis; or, Who Is Who?, deleted.
 

1642. Gustavus Vasa. Play, 3 acts. William Dimond, from The Hero of the North.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 20, 1810, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Nov. 29.
Printed copy of Dimond's Hero of the North [6th ed., 1806?]: dated by Larpent Nov. 26; notice gives title as Gustavus of Sweden, changed to present title; many MS additions and corrections; cast; inserted, A Prefatory Dedication to the Subscribers [this is the dedication of Brooke's Gustavus Vasa (1739), incomplete]. Comp. The Hero of the North, 4th ed., 1803 (K-D 406): alterations, consisting chiefly of condensation and omission of songs; corrections in Kemble's hand, to make the text meet such objections of the Examiner as are suggested by Genest (VIII, 225-26).
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was in fact an alteration of Dimonds Hero of the North-The additions were most likely by J. P. Kemble as he has corrected them in his own hand throughout.
 

1643. The Charioteers; or, The Bacchanalian Festival. Melodramatic spectacle, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 21, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion.
MS: prologue, entitled Appropriate Address to the Charioteers.
 

1644. Kongo Kolo; or, The Mandingo Chief. Melodramatic spectacle, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 21, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion (Astley's Amphitheatre). Prod. (as Kongo Kolo; or, Mandingo Warriors) Feb. 28, 1811.
MS.
 

1645. Disappointment; or, Love in Castile. Spanish burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as The Disappointments, etc.) Sans Pareil, Dec. 3, 1810.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Sans Pareil, Nov. 28.
 

1646. X Y Z. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 3, 1810, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 11.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 4; numerous passages marked for omission (?), and some alterations; cast. Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 34): minor differences.
 

1647. Harlequin's Salutation, Recitations, Songs, Choruses, &c., in. Comic pantomime, 3 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 8, 1810, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. Dec. 17 (?).
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 12.
 

1648. The Lowland Romp; or, Madcap. Scotch burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. Dec. 27, 1810.
MS: dated Dec. 11.
 

1649. The Harper's Son and the Duke's Daughter. Melodramatic romance, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Surrey, Dec. 12, 1810.
Printed copy, 1810.
 

1650. The Magic Bride. Drama, 2 acts. Lumley St. George Skeffington.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 12, 1810, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 15.
 

1651. Harlequin Zambullo; or, The Devil upon Two Sticks. Airs, Choruses, &c. Pantomime, 20 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 13, 1810, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as Harlequin and Asmodeus; or, Cupid on Crutches) Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 14. Comp. Songs, Chorusses,... in... Harlequin and Asmodeus, etc., 1810 (K-D 440): slight discrepancies; MS contains songs only; description of action is printed.
 

1652. Zaira. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 19, 1810, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Dec. 26. MS: cast.
See Nos. 1434 and 1437.
 

1653. Il Principe di Taranto. Heroicomic opera (Italian and English), 2 acts. Additions and alterations by B. Serafino Buonaiuti.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [1810?]
Printed copy, 1810.
See Nos. 1505 and 1605.
 

1654. The Bee Hive. Musical farce, 2 acts. John Gideon Millingen.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 12, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. Jan. 19.
MS: Comp. 1811 (K-D 439): some differences.
 

1655. The Peasant Boy; or, Innocence Protected. Operatic drama, 3 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 12, 1812 [1811?], Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. Jan. 31, 1811.
MS: included, Songs Duets &c Not inserted in the Copy of the Opera of The Peasant Boy, dated Jan. 24, and signed by William Powell. Comp. The Peasant Boy, 1811 (K-D 442): slight differences.
 

1656. The Knight of Snowdoun. Dramatic opera, 3 acts. Thomas Morton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 12, 1811, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Feb. 5.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 12; additional songs inserted. Comp. 1811 (K-D 441): minor differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1811

 

1657. The Lady of the Lake. Melodrama, 3 acts. Edmund John Eyre.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Edinburgh, Jan. 15, 1811.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Edinburgh, Jan. 2. Comp. 1811 (K-D 441): a few differences.
 

1658. Le Tre Sultane; or, The Three Sultans. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giuseppi Caravita.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 17, 1811, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Jan. 22.
MS: cast.
 

1659. Hamlet Travestie. Burlesque, 3 acts. John Poole.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. New Theatre, Jan. 24, 1811.
Printed copy, 3d ed., 1811. (Dated Lyceum, Sept. 15, 1812, in B.C.)
 

1660. The Animated Effigy. Burletta, 2 acts. Jane M. Scott.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 28, 1811, John Scott, Sans Pareil.
MS: endorsed Written by J M Scott.
 

1661. La Semiramide. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 4, 1811, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Feb. 5 (?).
MS: cast.
See No. 1502.
 

1662. The Last Hour; or, Harlequin Victim. Comic pantomime, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 4, 1811, John Astley, Pavilion.
MS.
 

1663. Ourselves. Comedy, 5 acts. Marianne Chambers.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 15, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. Mar. 2.
MS: prologue (by Edmund John Eyre) and epilogue (by Thomas John Dibdin), dated Feb. 25. Comp. 1811 (K-D 442): numerous but generally slight differences.
 

1664. The Green-eyed Monster; or, How to Get Your Money. Musical farce, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 15, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Oct. 14.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 8.
 

1665. Alfred the Great. Play, 3 acts. Mrs. John Saville Faucit.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 16, 1811, John Clayton Hindes, Norwich. Prod. May, 1811.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 19; numerous and extensive deletions; notice states, for the Benefit of the Author.
 

1666. La Fedra; o sia, Il Ritorno di Teseo. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 22, 1811, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Feb. 26 (?).
MS: cast.
 

1667. Marmion! or, The Battle of Flodden Field. Romantic opera, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Norwich, Mar. 24, 1811?]
MS: dated by Larpent; cast.
 

1668. The Gazette Extraordinary. Comedy, 5 acts. Joseph George Holman.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 4, 1811, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Apr. 23.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 4; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1811 (K-D 440): slight differences.
 

1669. The War-whoop. Opera, 3 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 6, 1811, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. (as The Americans) Apr. 27.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 12; included, songs, with separate application for license, Apr. 22, signed by William Powell, requesting that title be changed to The Americans.
 

1670. Timour the Tartar. Melodrama, 2 acts. Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 6, 1811, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Apr. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent; notice describes piece as a Musical Afterpiece. Comp. [1811] (K-D 474): virtually identical.
 

1671. Climene. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 20, 1811, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Apr. 25.
MS: title-page states, for Mme Catalani's benefit; cast.
 

1672. Cosi fan' Tutte; o sia, La Scuola Degli Amanti. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Lorenzo da Ponte.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 4, 1811, William Taylor, H1. Prod. May 9.
MS: title-page states, for Mme Bertinotti's benefit, and gives author's name; cast.
 

1673. Occasional Address to Be Spoken by Mr. Elliston.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 9, 1811, J. Stokes, H2. Spoken May 15.
MS: notice states, to be spoken at the opening of the theatre on May 15.
 

1674. Where to Find a Friend. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Leigh.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 11, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. May 20.
MS: prologue (dated May 19) and epilogue (by William Dowton; dated May 18; signed by William Powell). Comp. 1816 (K-D 526): minor differences; different prologue and epilogue printed.
See No. 1888, which differs slightly, throughout, from this MS.
 

1675. Sidagero. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 18, 1811, William Taylor, H1. Prod. May 23 (?).
MS: title-page states, for Tramezzani's benefit; cast.
See No. 1581.
 

1676. The Trial by Jury. Farce, 2 acts. Theodore Edward Hook.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 18, 1811, James Winston, H2. Prod. May 25.
MS: dated by Larpent May 20. Comp. 1811 (K-D 443): slight differences in dialogue; songs printed are not in MS.
 

1677. The Round Robin. Comic opera, 2 acts. Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 23, 1811, James Winston, H2. Prod. June 21.
MS: dated by Larpent May 27.
 

1678. The Morning Post and Morning Herald. Comic interlude, 1 act. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 25, 1811, J. G. Raymond, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. May 31.
MS: notice signed by Raymond and endorsed by William Powell; previous title, Doctor Bos, deleted.
 

1679. Die Zauber Flote; o sia, Il Flauto Magico. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 3, 1811, William Taylor, H1. Prod. June 6.
MS: title-page states, for Naldi's benefit; cast.
 

1680. Any Thing New. Musical farce, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 8, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. July 1.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), June 15. Comp. 1811 (K-D 439): slight differences throughout.
 

1681. The Royal Oak. Historical play, 3 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, June 10, 1811.
MS: endorsed, by Larpent(?), H2, Apr. 24, 1812 [1811?]. Comp. 1811 (K-D 443): a number of differences, especially in the songs.
 

1682. Elfrida. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Ranieri de' Calsabigi (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application June 15, 1811, William Taylor, H1. Prod. June 20 (?).
MS: title-page states, for Mme Catalani's benefit; cast.
See No. 1208.
 

1683. The Outside Passenger. Farce, 2 acts. George Brewer (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application June 23, 1811, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 4.
MS: dated by Larpent June 26; title-page and notice give title as Eleven Knots an Hour; or, Pay and Prize Money; new title added by Larpent, on cover; cast.
 

1684. Quadrupeds; or, The Manager's Last Kick. Burlesque, 2 acts. From The Tailors.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 12, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. July 18.
Printed copy of Acts I and II of The Tailors, A Tragedy for Warm Weather, [n.d., but prints cast of 1805 performance at the Haymarket]: MS title-page describes the piece as a Grand Tragic Opera-founded on Ancient Dramas & Applied to Modern Events; MS alterations; MS prelude, songs, and concluding scene. Comp. The Tailors (Or Quadrupeds,) A Tragedy for Warm Weather, 1836 (122095): printed portions virtually identical (though a different ed.); alterations not printed.
See Nos. 269 and 2202.
 

1685. The Quadrupeds of Quedlinburgh; or, The Rovers of Weimar. Romance (burlesque), 2 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 15, 1811, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 26.
MS: title-page describes piece as A Grand Dress'd Rehearsal of a Tragico-Comico-Anglo-Germanico-Hippodramatico Romance,...; dated by Larpent July 18; prologue, with separate application, July 24, J.(?) Stokes, H2. Comp. The Rovers; or, The Double Arrangement in Anti-Jacobin, (1798), XXI, XXXI (L. Rice-Oxley, Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin, 1924, pp. 127-58): Act I virtually identical, except for interpolated speeches of Author and Manager in MS version; Act II in MS longer and contains scenes not printed; prologue quite different.
 

1686. One o'Clock; [or, The Knight and the Wood Daemon]. Grand musical romance, 3 acts. Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 16, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 1.
MS: title-page states, Founded on the Wood Daemon. Comp. [1811] (K-D 442): slight differences in songs; otherwise virtually the same.
See Nos. 1514 and 1534.
 

1687. The Boarding House. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Samuel Beazley, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 12, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 26.
MS: dated Aug. 12. Comp. 1811 (K-D 439): several differences.
 

1688. M. P.; [or,] The Blue Stocking. Opera, 3 acts. Thomas Moore.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 22, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Sept. 9.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 30; numerous corrections and insertions; several passages deleted, by Examiner(?). Comp. 1811 (K-D 441): slight differences.
 

1689. Four in Hand. Farce, 2 acts. Theodore Edward Hook.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 6, 1811, James Winston, H2. Prod. (as Darkness Visible) Sept. 23.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 10. Comp. 1811 (K-D 439): notable differences at several points.
 

1690. The Travellers Benighted. Melodrama, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 24, 1811, James Winston, H2. Prod. Sept. 30.
MS: dated Sept. 26.
 

1691. The Day of Tribute. Musical drama, 3 acts. Charles Kemble, from Augustus von Kotzebue.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 3, 1811, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as Kamtchatka; or, The Slave's Tribute) Oct. 16.
MS.
 

1692. The Reasonable Fool. Recitative, Songs, Duetts, Chorusses, &c. Comic burletta, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 19, 1811, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. Dec. 17.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 19.
 

1693. The Perplexed Husband. Comedy, 5 acts. Stephen Clarke.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 21, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. (as The Kiss; or, The Lawyer Outwitted) Oct. 31.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1811 (K-D 473): notable variations in Acts IV and V; first three acts virtually identical.
 

1694. Up to London. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 28, 1811, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as Up to Town) Nov. 6.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 28. Comp. Songs, Duetts, &c., in Up to Town, [1811] (K-D 473): numerous differences.
 

1695. One Foot by Land and One Foot by Sea; or, The Tartar's Tartar'd! Melodrama, 3 acts. G. Male.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 4, 1811, John Astley, Pavilion.
MS: title-page states, The Address, Songs,... of the Piece written by Mr. Male; included, an Occasional Address For the Opening of the New Olympic Pavilion, 1811; signed at end, G. Male.
 

1696. The Refusal; or, Everybody's Business. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 9, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. (as Rejection; or, Everybody's Business) Nov. 20.
MS.
 

1697. The Vizier's Son and the Merchant's Daughter. Comic burletta, 2 acts. Jane M. Scott.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 27, 1811, John Scott, Sans Pareil.
MS: included, note dated Sans Pareil, Nov. 28: Mr. Scots Respects to Mr. Larpent Shall be oblig'd to him to Add to the Title of the Vizier Son and Merchants Daughter-or the Ugly Wooman or Maid of Bagdad.
 

1698. My Uncle. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 2, 1811, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Not produced(?).
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 30.
 

1699. The White Cat; or, Harlequin in Fairy Wood. Comic pantomime, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 17, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. Dec. 23.
MS: contains songs only.
 

1700. A Receipt for Mirth. Comedy, 5 acts. _____ Burton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 18, 1811, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. (as Right and Wrong) Jan. 2, 1812.
MS: prologue and epilogue to Right and Wrong. Comp. Right and Wrong, 1812 (K-D 474): slight differences.
 

1701. Harlequin and Padmanaba; or, The Golden Fish. Songs. Pantomime, 18 (?) scenes. Charley Farley (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Dec. 26, 1811.
MS: songs only; dated, by Larpent, C.G., Dec. 19.
 

1702. The Three Fives; or, The Generous Quaker. Comic burletta, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 31, 1811, John Astley, Pavilion. Prod. (as The Three Fives; or, Penny Wise and Pound Foolish) Feb. 13, 1812.
MS: dated Jan. 4.
 

1703. The Virgin of the Sun. Musical drama, 3 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 1, 1812, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. Jan. 31.
MS: dated Jan., 1812. Comp. 1812 (K-D 474): minor differences.
 

1704. A Melologue.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 10, 1812, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Recited Jan. 11 (?).
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 11; endorsed, by J.P.C., On Spanish Victories.
 

Larpent Plays, 1812

 

1705. Il Giorno Felice; or, The Happy Day. Seriocomic opera, 2 acts. Jane M. Scott.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 11, 1812, John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. Feb. 27.
MS: title-page states, Written by J M Scott.
 

1706. The Tyrant and Parrasite. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 25, 1812, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. (as Turn Him Out) Mar. 7.
MS. Comp. Turn Out! 1812 (K-D 474): a number of discrepancies.
 

1707. La Caccia di Enrico IV. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. B. Serafino Buonaiuti.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 28, 1812, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Feb. 1 (?).
MS: endorsed By Signor buonajuti. Con Nuove Alterazioni; cast. See No. 1571.
 

1708. The House of Morville. Play, 5 acts. John Lake.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 8, 1812, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. Feb. 27.
MS: prologue, epilogue, and a song, dated Feb. 19. Comp. 1812 (K-D 473): a number of differences.
 

1709. Adolphus, Count Zelmar. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Joseph George Holman (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 13, 1812, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as Frost and Thaw) Feb. 25.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 15. Comp. Airs, Duets, &c., &c., in... Frost and Thaw, [1812] (K-D 473): minor differences.
 

1710. La Clemenza di Tito. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Pietro Metastasio.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 18, 1812, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Mar. 3.
MS: author's name given on title; cast.
See No. 1479.
 

1711. Le Donne Cambiate. Burletta (Italian), 1 act. Giuseppi Foppa (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 27, [1812,] J P. di Haldan [?], Pantheon (?).
MS: endorsed Two Burlettas, Entitled Le Donne Cambiate & Il Venditore D'Aceto.

Note

Il Venditore D'Aceto is not now in the collection.
Pantheon Theatre 26th February 1812; cast.
 

1712. Ginevra di Scozia. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 1, [1812,] William Taylor, H1. Prod. Apr. 16, 1812.
MS: produced for Mme Catalani's benefit; cast.
 

1713. The Secret Mine. Melodrama, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin and John Fawcett.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 2, 1812, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 24.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 2.
 

1714. Prejudice; or, Modern Sentiment. Comedy, 5 acts. Alicia (Sheridan) Lefanu.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 4, 1812, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. Apr. 11.
MS: a few passages deleted; prologue (dated Apr. 10) and epilogue. Comp. The Sons of Erin; or, Modern Sentiments, 1812 (K-D 474): various minor differences throughout; lines deleted in MS not printed.
 

1715. William Tell; or, The Hero of Switzerland. Musical farce, 2 acts. Henry William Grosett.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Norwich, Apr. 4, 1812?]
MS: title-page gives name of author, place, and date.
 

1716. The Devil's Bridge; [or, The Piedmontese Alps]. Operatic romance, 3 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 27, 1812, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. May 6.
MS. Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 116): considerable differences.
 

1717. Camilla; o sia, Il Sotterraneo. Seriocomic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 27, 1812, William Taylor, H1.
MS: title-page states, produced May 12; cast.
See No. 1485.
 

1718. The Twin Sisters; or, A Forgery in Love. Musical drama, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 3, 1812, James Winston, H2.
MS: endorsed, by Larpent, H2, May 13.
 

1719. The Blank Cartridge. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. From Augustus von Kotzebue Blind Geladen.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 9, 1812, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum (D.L. Company). Prod. (as How to Die for Love!) May 21.
MS: dated by Larpent May 13. Comp. How to Die for Love! 1812 (K-D 450): a few slight differences.
 

1720. The Town. Comedy, 5 acts. Robert Francis Jameson.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 14, 1812, John Philip Kemble, C.G. Prod. (as A Touch at the Times) July 6.
MS: dated by Larpent May 15; prologue. Comp. A Touch at the Times, 1812 (K-D 479): a few differences.
 

1721. Maids; or, The Nuns of Glossenbury. Afterpiece, 1 act. James Wild.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 26, [1812,] J. G. Raymond, Lyceum. Not produced. (License refused.)
Printed copy, 1804: MS title-page, dated by Larpent May 28, 1812, and endorsed Licence refused; numerous MS revisions.
 

1722. Le Nozze di Figaro. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Lorenzo da Ponte.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 1, 1812, William Taylor, H1. Prod. June 18.
MS: dated by Larpent June 10; for the benefit of the Scottish Hospital; cast.
 

1723. Love's Errors; or, The Child of Chance. Comedy, 2 acts. Charles Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 17, 1812, James Winston, H2. Prod. (as The Child of Chance) July 8.
MS: dated by Larpent June 18; cast.
 

1724. The Highgate Tunnell; [or, The Secret Arch]. Burlesque operatic tragedy, prelude and 2 acts. Lascelles(?) Smith.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 24, 1812, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. July 2.
MS: by Momus Medlar; dated, by Larpent(?), June 24; numerous corrections and insertions. Comp. 1812 (K-D 476): marked differences.
 

1725. Trick for Trick; [or, The Admiral's Daughter]. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. H2, July 2, 1812.
MS: dated, by Larpent, H2, June 6. Comp. 1812 (K-D 479): virtually identical.
 

1726. The East Indian. Opera, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 11, 1812, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum.
MS.
 

1727. Love and Impudence; or, The Fortune Hunters. Comedy, 3 acts. _____ Hewlett.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 15, 1812, James Winston, H2. Prod. (as The Fortune Hunters) July 23.
MS: two passages deleted, by Examiner(?).
 

1728. Jack and Jill; [or, The Clown's Disasters], Songs in. Pantomine. _____ Kirby (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application July 26, 1812, R. E. Chatterly, Lyceum. Prod. July 30.
MS. (Three songs added in separate cover, dated Lyceum, July 18.)
 

1729. The Italian Husband. Play, 3 acts. Edmund John Eyre.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 8, 1812, James Winston, H2. Prod. (as Look at Home) Aug. 15.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 10; numerous corrections, and many passages deleted, by Examiner (?); prologue to Look at Home. Comp. Look at Home, 2d ed., 1814 (K-D 477): numerous and extensive differences.
 

1730. The Privateer. Comic opera, 3 acts. From Richard Cumberland, The Brothers.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 13, 1812, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 22.
Printed copy of Cumberland's The Brothers [1770?]: rearranged and interleaved with MS additions and corrections, many of the insertions being songs; dated by Larpent Aug. 16.
 

1731. The British Admiral and the Seaman's Son. Comedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 26, 1812, John Clayton Hindes, Norwich.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 28; many alterations throughout.
 

1732. Retaliation. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. William Wastell.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 1, 1812, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. (as A West Wind; or, Off for London) Sept. 29.
MS: title inserted, by Larpent (?). Comp. A West Wind; or, Off for London, 1812 (K-D 479): some differences.
 

1733. The Spanish Patriots 1000 Years Ago. Opera, 3 acts. H. B. Code.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 11, 1812, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Sept. 22.
MS: title inserted, by Larpent (?); long passages in last act deleted, by Examiner (?). Comp. Spanish Patriots a Thousand Years Ago, 1812 (K-D 479): slight differences.
 

1734. The Aethiop; or, The Child of the Desart. Drama, 3 acts. William Dimond or Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 21, 1812, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Oct. 6.
MS: dated by Larpent. Comp. 2d ed., 1813 (K-D 476): chief differences in the songs.
 

1735. Schniederkins. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 10, 1812, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Oct. 16.
MS.
 

1736. The Lord of the Manor, New Songs in. Comic opera.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 19, 1812, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Oct. 24.
MS: dated Oct. 20.
See No. 540.
 

1737. Address, [on the Opening of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane]. George Gordon, Lord Byron.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 23, 1812, Thomas John Dibdin, D.L. Spoken Oct. 10.
MS: notice (sent after address had been delivered) states, as spoken by Mr. Elliston.
 

1738. Address to Be Spoken by Mr. Betty.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken, C.G., No. 3, 1812 (?).
MS.
 

1739. Love, Law, and Physick. Farce, 2 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 12, 1812, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Nov. 20.
MS: dated by Larpent.
 

1740. Caledonia; or, The Thistle and the Rose. Drama, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application, n.d., unsigned [Nov. 12, 1812, Henry Siddons, Edinburgh]. Prod. Dec. 23, 1812.
MS: dated and endorsed, by Larpent, Mr. Henry Siddons, Manager; prologue.
 

1741. Asgard the Demon Hunter; or, Le Démon à la Chasse. Burletta spectacle, 1 act. Jane M. Scott.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Sans Pareil, Nov. 17, 1812.
MS: endorsed, by Larpent, Sans Pareil, Nov. 5.
 

1742. The Renegade. Drama, 3 acts. Frederic Reynolds, from John Dryden, Don Sebastian.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 18, 1812, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 20. Comp. 2d ed., 1812 (K-D 478): minor differences, except end of Act III, which is quite different.
 

1743. The Arab, Songs, Recitations, etc., in. Melodramatic spectacle, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 18, 1812, John Astley, Pavilion.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 24.
 

1744. The Miser Reformed. Musical prelude, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 18, 1812, John Astley, Pavilion.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 24.
 

1745. The Nursery Maid, Mistress; or, The Butler in the Suds. Musical piece, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 20, 1812, John Astley, Pavilion.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 24; previous title, Nursery in an Uproar, erased.
 

1746. Intrigue, Love, Honor, and Obey; or, The Widow. Burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 23, 1812, John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. Dec. 1.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 27.
 

1747. Zoa, Songs in. Pantomime (?). Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Pavilion, Nov. 24, 1812?]
MS: dated by Larpent.
 

1748. The Assignation. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 4, 1812, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. Dec. 12.
MS: dated Dec. 7.
 

1749. Harlequin and the Red Dwarf; or, The Adamant Rock, Songs, etc., in. Pantomime, 18 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 11, 1812, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: includes songs and some dialogue.
 

1750. Harlequin and Humpo; or, Columbine by Candlelight. Pantomime, 15 (?) scenes. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 20, 1812, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 23.
 

1751. Helga; or, The Rival Minstrels. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Prod. Edinburgh, 1812?]
MS: endorsed, by Larpent(?), Theatre Royal Edinburgh January 1812; title states, Founded on an Icelandic Saga, or History.
 

1752. The Labyrinth Farm; or, The Fashionable Recluse. Comedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Glasgow, 1812?]
MS: four pages apparently lacking; some corrections; endorsed Agreeable to the Prompters Book, of the Theatre Royal Glasgow, and, by J.P.C.(?), March 4th. 1812.
 

1753. Remorse. Tragedy, 5 acts. Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 4, 1813, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. Jan. 23.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 5. Comp. 2d ed., 1813 (K-D 478): numerous differences.
 

1754. The Students of Salamanca. Comedy, 5 acts. Robert Francis Jameson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 11, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Jan. 23.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 12; prologue. Comp. 1813 (K-D 479): slight differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1813

 

1755. Il Furbo contro il Furbo. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 16, 1813, William Jewell, H1.
MS: cast.
See No. 1542.
 

1756. The Siege of Sarragossa; or, Spanish Patriots in 1808. [The Siege of Burgos(?).] Opera, 2 acts. [George Bennett?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 18, 1813, John Clayton Hindes, Norwich.
MS: inserted, note, Feb. 1, John Clayton Hindes to Examiner: I communicated yours, to the Author of the 'Siege of Burgos'-he immediately Expung'd the Objectionable passage, & begs leave to Substitute the following....it is intended for his Benefit; last page of MS signed G Bennett.
 

1757. The Forest Knight. Burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 26, 1813, John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. (as The Forest Knight; or, The King Bewildered) Feb. 4.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 30.
 

1758. The Absent Apothecary. Farce, 2 acts. James and Horace Smith.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 4, 1813, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. Feb. 10.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 5; numerous corrections.
 

1759. Fair Rosamond. Drama, 2 acts. John Saville Faucit (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application; endorsed J. Faucit Theatre Royal Norwich - 1813.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Norwich, Feb. 12, 1813.
 

1760. At Home. Farce, 2 acts. Henry Bate [Bate Dudley] (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 18, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Feb. 25.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 20.
 

1761. Boadicea. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 1, 1813, William Jewell, H1. Prod. Mar. 23.
MS: cast.
 

1762. Education. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Morton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 19, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Apr. 27.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 20. Comp. 1813 (K-D 524): slight differences.
 

1763. L'Eroina di Rab [Raab]. Opera, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 22, 1813, William Jewell, H1. Prod. Apr. 8.
MS: for Mme Catalani's benefit; cast.
 

1764. Love's Perils; or, The Hermit of St. Kilda. Melodrama, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 30, 1813, D. Grove, Pavilion.
MS.
 

1765. Woman and Philosophy. Comedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application, n.d., unsigned, Edinburgh. Prod. Apr. 3, 1813.
MS: dated Jan. 20; previous title, Philosophy, changed to Woman and Philosophy.
 

1766. Aladdin; or, The Wonderful Lamp. Melodramatic romance, 2 acts. [Charles Farley?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 3, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Apr. 19.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 5. Comp. [1836] (Dev 12mo 76): many differences.
 

1767. The Curtain Lecture. Comedy, 5 acts. C. Clarke.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 7, 1813, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. (as Recrimination; or, A Curtain Lecture) Apr. 22.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Apr. 9; numerous corrections.
 

1768. The Russian. Melodrama, 2 acts. T. Sheridan.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 7, 1813, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. May 13.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 9.
 

1769. Blood Will Have Blood! Melodramtic spectacle burletta, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 17, 1813, D. Grove, Pavilion.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 18.
 

1770. La Dama Soldato. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 22, 1813, William Jewell, H1. Prod. May 13.
MS: cast.
See No. 1817.
 

1771. The Brazen Bust. Melodrama, 2 acts. Charles Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 21, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. May 29.
MS: dated by Larpent May 22.
 

1772. Hyde Park in an Uproar; or, The Don Cossack in London. Dramatic sketch, 1 act. Edmund John Eyre.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 3, 1813, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. June 17.
MS: title-page states, by Mum-Dump, Esq.
 

1773. Lose No Time. Comedy, 3 acts. Lumley St. George Skeffington.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 7, 1813, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. June 11.
MS: dated by Larpent June 5.
 

1774. The Hole in the Wall. Farce, 2 acts. John Poole.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 10, 1813, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. June 23.
MS: dated by Larpent June 11. Comp. 1813 (K-D 476): minor differences.
 

1775. Harry Le Roy. Burletta, 1 act. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 22, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. July 2.
MS: cover states, founded on Dodsley, King, and the Miller of Mansfield; dated by Larpent June 22; some revision of text; cast.
 

1776. Fingal; or, Erin Delivered. Dramatic poem (Italian), 2 pts.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 3, 1813, William Jewell, H1.
MS: cast.
 

1777. Flat and Sharp. Farce, 2 acts. Dennis Lawler.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 23, 1813, J. G. Raymond, Lyceum. Prod. (as Sharp and Flat) Aug. 4.
MS. Comp. Sharp and Flat, 1813 (K-D 478): several differences; some scenes in MS not printed.
 

1778. The Waltz. Opera, 3 acts. Samuel James Arnold (?), from William Wycherley, The Gentleman Dancing Master.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 7, 1813, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 19.
MS.
 

1779. The Non-Descript. Farce, 2 acts. _____ Hewlings.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 20, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Oct. 5.

Note

Not entirely performed. See Preface to printed text, ed. cit.
MS: dated Sept. 22. Comp. 1813 (K-D 477): a few differences.
 

1780. Godolphin, the Lion of the North. Operatic drama, 3 acts. Benjamin Thompson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 28, 1813, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. Oct. 12.
MS: much revised; cast.
 

1781. The Bohemian Miller. Melodrama, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 12, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as The Miller and His Men) Oct. 21.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 14. Comp. 2d ed., 1813 (K-D 477): slight differences.
 

1782. First Impressions; [or, Trade in the West]. Comedy, 5 acts. Horace Smith.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 23, 1813, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. Oct. 30.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 25; numerous corrections and additions. Comp. 1813 (Dev 8vo 65): many differences.
 

1783. The Invisible Bridegroom. Farce, 2 acts. Robert Francis Jameson (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 29, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Nov. 10.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 30.
 

1784. The Outcast; or, The Hollow Tree. Burletta, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. (as Raykisnah the Outcast) Sans Pareil, Nov. 22, 1813.
MS: dated Sans Pareil, Nov. 6.
 

1785. Who's to Have Her? Musical farce, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 13, 1813, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. Nov. 22.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 15. Comp. 1813 (K-D 479): numerous slight differences.
 

1786. Illusion; or, The Trances of Nourjahad. Oriental romance, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 13, 1813, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. Nov. 25.
MS: title states, Founded on a Persian Tale...by Mrs. Sheridan; dated by Larpent Nov. 15; numerous deletions, and some marginal notations. Comp. 1813 (K-D 476): differs considerably in Act III; some slight differences throughout.
 

1787. Fair Game; or, The First of October. Farce, 2 acts. Henry Bate [Bate Dudley].

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 3, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Dec. 21.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 5.
 

1788. Orange Boven; or, More Good News. Comic divertisement, 1 act. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 4, 1813, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. Dec. 10.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 6.
 

1789. For England Ho! Dramatic opera, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 8, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Dec. 15.
MS: dated by Larpent. Comp. 1814 (K-D 476): great differences in songs; slight differences otherwise.
 

1790. Harlequin Harmonist; or, A Trip to Japan. Pantomime, 17 scenes. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 13, 1813, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. (as Harlequin Harper; or, A Jump from Japan) Dec. 27.
MS.
 

1791. Harlequin and the Swans; or, The Bath of Beauty. Pantomime, 17 scenes. [Charles Farley?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 15, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Dec. 27.
MS: dated by Larpent.
 

1792. The Holidays; or, Just Broke Up. Interlude, 1 act. [Edmond John Eyre?]

Scope and Content Note

No application; endorsed, Olympic or Pavilion Theatre, Dec. 16, 1813.
MS: title-page states, by E.J.E.; cast.
 

1793. The Russian Village. Comic opera, 3 acts. Charles Armitage Brown.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 20, 1813, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. (as Narensky; or, The Road to Yaroslaf) Jan. 11, 1814.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 21, 1813. Comp. Narensky; or, The Road to Yaroslaf, 1814 (K-D 477): numerous differences.
 

1794. The Farmer's Wife. Comic opera, 3 acts. Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 30, 1813, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Feb. 1, 1814.
MS: dated by Larpent. Comp. Airs, Duets,...in...The Farmer's Wife, 1814 (K-D 628): slight differences.
 

1795. Friendship, Love, and Duty; or, The Prussian Soldiers. Comedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application, n.d. [1813?], unsigned, Edinburgh.
MS: prologue (dated Nov. 18, 1813, and signed W. A. Downs) and epilogue. (Latter dated Nov. 29, 1813, in B.C.)
 

1796. The Rash Marriage. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Pinkerton.

Scope and Content Note

Application, n.d. [1813?], unsigned, Edinburgh.
MS: endorsed, by Larpent, Edinburgh, Mar., 1813; application states, written by Mr Pinkerton; prologue(?).
 

1797. The False Friend; or, Assassin of the Rocks. Melodramatic ballet, 9 scenes. James C. Cross.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 10, 1814, Mr. [S. T.] Russell, Olympic. Prod. Jan. 17 (?).
Printed copy, excerpt from Cross, Circusiana, 1809: dated, by Larpent, Olympic, Jan. 11.
 

1798. Broad Grins; or, Whackham and Windham, the Wrangling Lawyers. Burletta, 2 acts. Jane M. Scott.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 14, 1813 [1814?], John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. (as Whackham and Windham; or, The Wrangling Lawyers) Jan. 25, 1814.
MS: dated Jan. 14, 1814.
 

1799. The Earls of Hammersmith; or, Infant Maturity. Burlesque, 1 act. John Poole and Dennis Lawler.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Olympic, Jan. 17, 1814 (previously, Surrey, Oct. 1, 1811).
MS: many corrections; prologue. Comp. The Earls of Hammersmith; or, The Cellar Spectre, n.d. (Dev 12mo 71): a few differences.
 

1800. Rogues All! or, Three Generations. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 22, 1814, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. Feb. 5.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 24.
 

Larpent Plays, 1814

 

1801. The Wandering Boys; or, The Castle of Olival. Drama, 2 acts. John Kerr (?), from Pixérécourt, Le pélerin blanc.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 11, 1814, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 24.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 11. Comp. John Kerr, The Wandering Boys (3-act version) (Dev 12mo 41): numerous slight differences; last scene of MS and Act III of printed text differ considerably in detail.
 

1802. The Woodman's Hut. Melodrama, 3 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 16 (?), 1814, S. J. Arnold, D.L. Prod. Apr. 12.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 17. Comp. 1814 (K-D 551): numerous small differences; songs printed not in MS.
 

1803. Ina of Sigiswold. Tragedy, 5 acts. Mrs. Barbarina (Ogle) Wilmot (afterward Brand, Baroness Dacre).

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 18, 1814, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. (as Ina) Apr. 22, 1815.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 23, 1814; two variant copies of prologue (by William Lamb; one with separate application, Mar. 1) and epilogue (by Thomas Moore). Comp. Ina, 1815 (K-D 523): slight differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was acted and damned at Drury Lane-Hon W Lamb wrote the Prol: & Moore the Epilogue.
 

1804. The Inscription. Burletta, 2 acts. Jane M. Scott.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 21, 1814, John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. Feb. 28.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Feb. 26; endorsed Written by Miss Jane Scott Feby 21. 1814.
 

1805. The City Rivals. Comedy, 5 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 4, 1814, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as Debtor and Creditor) Apr. 20.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 4; prologue and epilogue to Debtor and Creditor. Comp. Debtor and Creditor, 1814 (K-D 476): slight differences.
 

1806. Zulieman; or, Wives Incog. Opera, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Bath, Mar. 12, 1814.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Bath, Mar. 4.
 

1807. Sadak and Kalasrade; or, The Waters of Oblivion. Drama, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 23, 1814, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Apr. 1.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 25.
 

1808. Gulliver among the Lilliputians. Burletta, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Olympic, Mar. 26, 1814.]
MS: dated by Larpent, and endorsed From S. T. Russell. Olympic Theatre.
 

1809. Intrigue. Interlude, 1 act. John Poole.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 1, 1814, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. Apr. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 2. Comp. 1814 (K-D 476): a few slight differences.
 

1810. A Hymn...In Commemoration of the Late Glorious Events. _____ Buonavoglia.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Sung H1, Apr. 19, 1814.
Printed copy (one page): states, sung at the King's Theatre, April 19, 1814.
 

1811. The Opening Night; or, The Manager Hoax'd. Farce (prelude), 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Liverpool, May 3, 1814?]
MS: dated by Larpent; a number of passages marked, for omission(?); included, An Address.
 

1812. Il Matrimonio Segreto. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giovanni Bertati (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. May 10, 1814 (?).
MS: cast.
See No. 1005.
 

1813. Tricking Fair in Love. Farce, 2 acts. Baron Langsdorff (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., May 26, 1814.
MS: endorsed, by Larpent, May 19.
 

1814. Adolfo e Clara; or, The Two Prisoner[s]. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1.
MS: title-page states, for representation on May 26, 1814, for Naldi's benefit; cast.
 

1815. Broad, but Not Long; or, The First Night of a New Piece. Interlude, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 1, 1814, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. June 15.
MS: dated by Larpent June 1.
 

1816. The Elopement Extraordinary. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 3, 1814, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. (as Fair Cheating; or, The Wise Ones Outwitted) June 15.
MS: one name in cast given.
 

1817. La Dama Soldato; or, The Lady Soldier. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1.
MS: title-page states, for production June 4 [May 21 deleted], 1814; cast [for previous performance? (same as for No. 1770, q.v.)].
 

1818. Aristodemo. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1.
MS: title-page states, for Trammezzani's benefit, June 9, 1814; dated by Larpent June 9; cast.
 

1819. Didone Abbandonata. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Pietro Metastasio (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Michael Kelly, H1. Prod. July 7, 1814.
MS: title-page states, for Mme Grassini's benefit, July 7; cast.
 

1820. Come and See. Afterpiece, 2 acts. Baron Langsdorff.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 11, 1814, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 18.
MS: dated by Larpent July 12.
 

1821. Frederick the Great; [or, The Heart of a Soldier]. Opera, 3 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 18, 1814, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 4.
MS.
 

1822. Doctor Hocus Pocus; or, Harlequin Wash'd White. Pantomime, 2 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 1, 1814, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 12.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 2.
 

1823. Turns and Returns. Comedy, 3 acts. Robert Francis Jameson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 8, 1814, James Winston, H2. Prod. (as Love and Gout; or, Arrivals and Marriages) Aug. 23.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 9.
 

1824. Harlequin Hoax; or, A Pantomime Proposed. Comic extravaganza, 8 scenes. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 16, 1814 (?).
MS: incomplete(?); dated by Larpent Aug. 9, 1814; included, dated by Larpent Aug. 12, are Alterations to the Pantomime of Harlequin Hoax, with separate application, for representation on Aug. 16, signed by R. E. Chatterley. Comp. 1814 (K-D 476): notable differences.
 

1825. The Saracen's Head; [or, Not at Home]. Comic sketch (interlude), 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 1, 1814, James Winston, H2. Prod. Sept. 10.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 2.
 

1826. Murder Will Out; or, The Dog of Montargis. Melodrama, 3 acts. William Barrymore, from Pixérécourt.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 17, 1814, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as The Dog of Montargis; or, The Forest of Bondy) Sept. 30.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 19. Comp. The Forest of Bondy; or, The Dog of Montargis, n.d. (Dev. 12mo 29): slight differences; Act II, Scenes 1-4, in printed play, not in MS.
 

1827. Occasional Address for the Opening of Drury Lane Theatre.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Spoken Sept. 20, 1814.
MS.
 

1828. Thus Runs the World Away. Comedy, 5 acts. Henry Siddons.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 3, 1814, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. (as Policy; or, Thus Runs the World Away) Oct. 15.
MS: partial cast.
 

1829. Jean de Paris. Farce, 2 acts. Samuel James Arnold, from St. Just.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 22, 1814, S. J. Arnold, D.L. Prod. Nov. 1.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 24; title-page states, ...taken from the French.
 

1830. John of Paris. Comic opera, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock, from St. Just.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 29, 1814, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Nov. 12.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 29. Comp. 1814 (K-D 477): slight differences.
 

1831. The Hoaxer; or, Vive la Bagatelle. Opera, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Norwich, Nov. 5, 1814?]
MS: dated by Larpent.
 

1832. Lawyers and Clients; or, Love Suits. Comedy, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 8, 1814, unsigned, Edinburgh. Prod. (as Lawyers and Their Clients) Jan. 4, 1815.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 19, 1814; two previous titles erased; corrections and additions; prologue.
 

1833. The Ninth Statue; [or, The Irishman in Bagdad]. Melodramatic romance, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 14, 1814, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. Nov. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 17. Comp. 1814 (K-D 504): considerable discrepancies.
 

1834. The King and the Duke; or, Which Is Which. Petite drama, 2 acts. Robert Francis Jameson (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 28, 1814, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Dec. 6.
MS.
 

1835. Harlequin Whittington; or, Lord Mayor of London. Songs and Recitative. Pantomime, 17(?) scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 9, 1814, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 10; songs and recitative only.
 

1836. Eccentricities; or, The Mistakes of Madrid; or, The Witch of the Village. Burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 16, 1814, John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 19.
 

1837. The Valley of Diamonds; or, Harlequin Sinbad. Pantomime, 18 scenes. Thomas John Dibdin and _____ Kirby.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 16, 1814, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 19. Comp. 1814 (K-D 509): differs considerably.
 

1838. Brother and Sister. Opera, 2 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 21, 1814, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Feb. 1, 1815.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 19; a number of corrections. Comp. 1829 (Dev 8vo 2): virtually identical, except for songs, which differ considerably.
 

1839. The Step Mother; or, Fraternal Friendship. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Edinburgh, 1814 (?).
MS: endorsed, by Larpent(?), Edinburgh, Feb. 11, 1814; notice to Mr. Murray, directing him to secure from Lord Chamberlain's office permission to perform, and stating that the source of the story is the History of the Ottoman Empire; prologue.
 

1840. Tag in Tribulation. [Altered.] Interlude, 1 act. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Surrey, 1814.
MS: title-page states, by T. Dibdin...Alter'd in Verse for the Surry Theatre; much corrected; cast.
See No. 1252.
 

1841. My Uncle's House; or, The Bull and the Magpie. Burletta, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page signed, D Grove Acting Manager, Olympic. Prod. Jan. 2, 1815.
MS: dated, Olympic, Dec. 19, 1814.
 

1842. Adelasia è Aleramo. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page dated Jan. 7, 1815, and signed D: Waters: Manager, H1. Prod. Jan. 10.
MS: cast.
 

1843. L'Orgoglio Avvilito. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page dated Jan. 27, 1815, and signed D. Waters, H1. Prod. Feb. 7.
MS: cast.
 

1844. Broad Grins; or, Harlequin Mag and Harlequin Tag [Fag]. Pantomime, 11 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Olympic, Feb. 7, 1815.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Olympic, Feb. 1; partial cast.
 

Larpent Plays, 1815

 

1845. Poor Relations. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 9, 1815, W.(?) Raymond, D.L. Prod. Feb. 25.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Feb. 11.
 

1846. The Beacon. Musical drama, 2 acts. Joanna Baillie.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., unsigned, Edinburgh.
Printed copy, from A Series of Plays, 1812: dated, by Larpent, Edinburgh, Feb. 9, 1815.
 

1847. The Summer House. Burletta, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Sans Pereil, Feb. 13, 1815.
 

1848. I Riti d'Efeso. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page signed D: Waters:, H1. Prod. Mar. 7, 1815.
MS: dated Feb. 18; cast.
 

1849. The Cat of Kilkenny; or, The Forest of Blarney. Burlesque, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application; endorsed D. Grove, Acting Manager, Olympic. [Feb., 1815.]
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 18.
 

1850. The Lord of the Isles. Melodrama, 2 pts. From Walter Scott's Poems.

Scope and Content Note

No application; cover endorsed D. Grove, Acting Manager, Olympic. Prod. Feb. 27, 1815.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 18; cast.
 

1851. The Wild Indian Girl. Comedy, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application, n.d., unsigned, Edinburgh. Prod. Mar. 1, 1815.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 9.
 

1852. Past Ten o'Clock and a Rainy Night. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 3, 1815, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. Mar. 11.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 4; much corrected. Comp. 1815 (K-D 503): numerous slight differences.
 

1853. The State Tower; or, The Unknown Guest. Opera, 3 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 7, 1815, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. (as The Unknown Guest) Mar. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 8.
 

1854. Zembuca; or, The Net-Maker and His Wife. Melodramatic romance, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 11, 1815, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Mar. 27.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 13. Comp. 1815 (K-D 502): slight differences.
 

1855. The Island of Darkness; or, The Black Enchanter. Melodramatic burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 13, 1815, D. Grove, Olympic. Prod. Mar. 18 (?).
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 13; notice dated Mar. 14.
 

1856. Love in Limbo. Farce, 2 acts. John Gideon Millingen (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 17, 1815, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 31.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 18; many slight corrections; cast.
 

1857. John Gilpin. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page dated Norwich, Mar. 18, 1815.
MS.
See No. 1968 (there are minor differences).
 

1858. The Pilgrim. Opera, 3 acts. From Beaumont and Fletcher.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 25, 1815, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Noble Outlaw) Apr. 7.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 26.
 

1859. The Rebellion; or, Norwich in 1549. Drama, 2 acts. George Percival Bromley.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Norwich, Apr. 17, 1815.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Norwich, Apr. 10; author's name on title-page. Comp. Norwich, [1815] (Dev 8vo 61): numerous differences; printed in three acts.
 

1860. The Fortune of War. Farce, 2 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 1, 1815, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. May 17.
MS: dated by Larpent.
 

1861. Il Consiglio Imprudente. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page dated May 1, 1815, and signed D: Waters: Manager, H1. Prod. May 9.
MS: cast.
See No. 1147, a reduced version of this opera.
 

1862. The Cady. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 19, 1815, Samuel James Arnold, D.L. Prod. (as Honesty Is the Best Policy) May 31.
MS: dated by Larpent May 21; inserted, a note, May 29, from J. Stokes, indicating change in title.
 

1863. Telemachus. Opera, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 24, 1815, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. June 7.
MS: dated by Larpent May 25.
 

1864. Charles the Bold. Melodrama, 3 acts. Samuel James Arnold (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application June 1, 1815, S. J. Arnold, D.L. Prod. June 15.
MS: dated by Larpent June 3.
 

1865. Barsene, Regina di Lidia. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; signed D: Waters:, H1. Prod. June 3, 1815.
MS: performed for Mme Sessi's benefit; cast.
 

1866. Reformation. Interlude, 1 act. _____ Pulham (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application June 16, 1815, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. June 28.
MS: dated by Larpent July [June?] 19. Comp. 1815 (K-D 521): virtually identical.
 

1867. Day and Night. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Edinburgh, June 7, 1815.
 

1868. The Virgin of the Sun. Drama, 5 acts. From Augustus von Kotzebue.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 13, 1815, John Clayton Hindes, Norwich.
MS: title-page endorsed Approved AML [Anna Margaretta Larpent?] and dated by Larpent June 12. Comp. translation by Anne Plumptre, 1799 (K-D 348): MS a very much condensed version, probably of this translation.
 

1869. I Selvaggi. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Title-page dated June 16, 1815, and signed D: Waters: Manager, H1. Prod. June 27.
MS: cast.
 

1870. Love's Resurrection; or, The Two Doctor Hobbs's. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 16, 1815, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as The Two Dr. Hobbs's) July 1.
MS: dated by Larpent June 19.
 

1871. Il Trionfo di Cesare sopra i Galli. Cantata (Italian).

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page dated July 6, 1815, signed D: Waters: Manager, H1.
MS: title-page states: as Represented at the Kings Theatre in Honor of the signal Victory, gain'd over the French, at Waterloo, on the 18th. June, 1815, by the Duke of Wellington.
 

1872. My Wife! What Wife? Comedy, 3 acts. Eaton Stannard Barrett.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 13, 1815, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 25.
MS: dated by Larpent July 17. Comp. 1815 (K-D 500): numerous slight differences.
 

1873. Living in London. Comedy, 3 acts. Robert Francis Jameson.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 26, 1815, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 5.
MS: dated by Larpent July 29. Comp. 1815 (K-D 500): great difference in order of scenes of Act I; slight differences otherwise.
 

1874. My Aunt. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., J. G. Raymond, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 1, 1815.
MS: dated July 25.
 

1875. A Chip o' th' Old Block; [or, The Village Festival]. Musical piece, 2 acts. Edward P. Knight.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 12, 1815, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 22.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 15; previous title, The Illuminated Village (?), erased. Comp. 1815 (K-D 503): numerous and extensive differences.
 

1876. The Maid and the Magpie; or, Which Is the Thief. Historical melodrama, 2 acts. Samuel James Arnold, from L. C. Caigniez, La pie voleuse.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 21, 1815, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 28.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 24, and endorsed Translated from the French.
 

1877. The Daughter; or, The Triumph of Innocence. Melodrama, 3 acts. Isaac Pocock, from L. C. Caigniez, La pie voleuse.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 6, 1815, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as The Magpie or the Maid?) Sept. 15.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 7. Comp. The Magpie or the Maid?, 1815 (K-D 507): slight differences.
 

1878. The Magpiè. Melodramatic entertainment, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin, from L. C. Caigniez, La pie voleuse.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page endorsed Sept. 3, 1815, by Alexander Rae and T. J. Dibdin, D.L. Prod. Sept. 12, 1815.
MS: various titles, all erased except The Magpie. Comp. 1820 (K-D 507): first two acts differ slightly; last act in MS contains a number of scenes not printed.
 

1879. True Satisfaction; or, The Borders of the Ukraine. [The Signal; or, True Satisfaction (?).] Afterpiece, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 27, 1815, Thomas John Dibdin, D.L. Announced Oct., but withdrawn.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 29.
 

1880. Writing a Farce. Farce, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 29, 1815, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as The Farce Writer) Oct. 5.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 3.
 

1881. John du Bart; or, The Voyage to Poland. Melodrama, 3 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 17, 1815, Thomas harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 25.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 19.
 

1882. The Conjurer; or, Blaise in Amaze. Burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 18, 1815, John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. Oct. 30.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Oct. 20.
 

1883. Another Maid and Another Magpie. Burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 18, 1815, James Winston, Olympic. Prod. Nov. 3.
MS.
 

1884. Twenty Per Cent; or, My Father. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 19, 1815, T. J. Dibdin, D.L. Prod. Nov. 2.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 26; much revised.
 

1885. Who Is Who; or, The Double Imposture. Farce, 2 acts. John Poole.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 7, 1815, Thomas John Dibdin, D.L. Prod. (as Who's Who, etc.) Nov. 15.
MS. Comp. 1816 (K-D 526): only slight differences.
 

1886. What's a Man of Fashion? or, A Match against Time. Farce, 2 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 8, 1815, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Nov. 27.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 9. Comp. 1815 (K-D 501): only slight differences.
 

1887. The Man and the Monkey; or, Who Stole the Partridge. Burletta, 1 act. _____ Marsh (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 10 and 15, 1815, James Winston, Olympic. Prod. Nov. 24.
MS: application mentions Mr. Marsh (the author?).
 

1888. Where to Find a Friend. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Leigh.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 15, 1815, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. Nov. 23.
MS. Comp. 1816 (K-D 526): minor differences throughout.
See No. 1674.
 

1889. The Law-sutt. Comedy, 5 acts. Marie Thérèse (De Camp) Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 27, 1815, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as Smiles and Tears; or, The Widow's Stratagem) Dec. 12.
MS: dated by Larpent. Comp. Smiles and Tears, 1815 (K-D 500): a few differences.
 

1890. My Spouse and I. Musical farce, 2 acts. Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 28, 1815, Thomas John Dibdin, D.L. Prod. Dec. 7.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov., 1815. Comp. 1815 (K-D 504): numerous brief passages of dialogue in MS not printed; some discrepancies in songs.
 

1891. Bobinet the Bandit; or, The Forest of Montescarpini. Melodrama, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 29, 1815, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 4.
MS: dated by Larpent.
 

1892. The Middle Dish; or, Too Curious by Half. Burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 5, 1815, James Winston, Olympic.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 7; title on cover altered from Too Curious! or The Strangers in Turkey; many alterations indicated.
 

1893. Harlequin and Fortunio; or, The Treasures of China. Pantomime, 17 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 11, 1815, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Harlequin and Fortunio; or, Shing-Moo and Thun-Ton) Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent. Comp. 1815 (K-D 509): a few differences; printed version contains directions for pantomime.
 

1894. The Diamond Arrow; or, The Postmaster's Wife and Mayor's Daughter. Dramatic anecdote, 1 act. William Thomas Moncrieff.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 12, 1815, James Winston, Olympic. Prod. Dec. 18.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 14. Comp. 1816 (K-D 506): slight differences.
 

1895. The Merchant of Bruges; or, Beggar's Bush, Address and Epilogue to. Address by J. C. Hobhouse; epilogue by Douglas James William Kinnaird.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. D.L., Dec. 14, 1815.
MS: address headed Address to Beaumonts' & Fletcher's Play of The Beggar's Bush, and dated D.L., Dec., 1815. Comp. Kinnaird's Merchant of Bruges, 1815 (69817): both address and epilogue printed in this edition.
 

1896. Harlequin and Fancy; or, The Poet's Last Shilling. Pantomime, 21 scenes. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 17, 1815, T. J. Dibdin, D.L. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: title changed from Harlequin's Last Shilling.
 

1897. Harlequin's Hour Glass; or, Time Works Wonders, Songs and Recitative in. Pantomime, 11 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 19, 1815, James Winston, Olympic. Prod. Jan. 8, 1816.
MS: dated Dec. 20, 1815.
 

1898. Richard the Third: Travesty. Burlesque comic opera, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [H2, Dec 23, 1815.]
MS: dated by Larpent and endorsed For a Benefit; prologue.
 

1899. The Duke's Coat. Musical entertainment, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d. [1815?], Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: endorsed by Larpent August 29th. 1815 Licence refused. Comp. The Duke's Coat; or, The Night after Waterloo: A Dramatick Anecdote; prepared for representation on the 6th September, at the Theatre-Royal, Lyceum, and Interdicted by the Licenser of Plays, 1815 (K-D 503): numerous slight differences.
 

1900. Midas. Burletta, 2 acts. Kane O'Hara.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Ca. 1815?]
Printed copy [ca. 1815]: endorsed Acted at Cov. Gard. 1764; includes casts of 1764, 1804, and 1814 performances. Comp. Edinburgh, 1771 (K-D 290): virtually the same. (Dated, wrongly, 1764 in B.C.)
See No. 235, of which this is a reduced version.
 

Larpent Plays, 1816

 

1901. All at Coventry; or, Love and Laugh. Farcical burletta, 2 acts. William Thomas Moncrieff.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 1, 1816, James Winston, Olympic. Prod. Jan. 8.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 2; title change from A Day at Coventry. Comp. 1816 (K-D 506): numerous and extensive differences.
 

1902. La Griselda; or, Virtue in Distress. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Apostolo Zeno (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page dated Jan. 10, 1816, and signed by D. Waters, H1. Prod. Jan. 13.
MS: cast.
 

1903. Joconde; or, Le Prince Troubadour. Burletta, 3 acts. [William Thomas Moncrieff?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 20, 1816, James Winston, Olympic. Prod. Jan. 29(?).
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 23. Comp. Joconde; or, The Festival of the Rosière, 1829 (130496): two versions differ utterly.
See No. 2034.
 

1904. Medicus Borealis; or, A Day in Algiers. Play, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Glasgow, Jan. 25, 1816.]
MS: dated by Larpent.
 

1905. Accusation; or, The Family of D'Anglade. Melodrama, 3 acts. John Howard Payne, revisions by Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 27, 1816, T. J. Dibdin, D.L. Prod. Feb. 1.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 28. Comp. Payne's Accusation; etc., from the French, with alterations, 1817 (K-D 520): a fairly close paraphrase.
 

1906. The Inquisition of 1650; or, Eugene and Maria. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan., 1816, George Dunie, Glasgow.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan., 1816; several passages marked X; prologue.
 

1907. The Port-folio; or, The Anglade Family. Melodrama, 2 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 1, 1816.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Jan. 29. Comp. 1816 (K-D 500): only slight differences.
 

1908. The Old Oak Chest; or, The Smuggler's Sons and the Robber's Daughter. Melodramatic romance, 2 acts. Jane M. Scott.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Sans Pareil, Feb. 5, 1816.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Sans Pareil, Jan. 20. Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 30): differs markedly.
 

1909. The Mail Coach Passengers. Farce, 2 acts. Robert Francis Jameson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 7, 1816, Thomas John Dibdin, D.L. Prod. Feb. 13.
MS: numerous corrections and erasures.
 

1910. Bampfyde [Bamfylde?] Moore Carew; or, Harlequin King of the Beggars. Pantomime, 13 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 12, 1816, James Winston, Olympic.
MS: one scene canceled.
 

1911. What Next? Farce, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 17, 1816, T. J. Dibdin, D.L. Prod. Feb. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 19; numerous deletions; cast. Comp. What Next?, in The London Stage, n.d.: numerous differences.
 

1912. Right and Might; or, The Castle of Ellangowan. Play with music, 3 acts. Daniel Terry and Walter Scott.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 24, 1816, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as Guy Mannering; or, The Gipsey's Prophecy) Mar. 12.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 26. Comp. Guy Mannering; etc., 1816 (K-D 525): numerous slight differences, more pronounced in latter half; Act III especially different.
 

1913. Stratagems; or, The Lost Treasure. Burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 27, 1816, John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. Mar. 4.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 5.
 

1914. The Duke of Milan, Address to the Revived Play of.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken D.L., Mar. 9, 1816.
MS: dated, by J.P.C., D.L., Feb. 10.
 

1915. The Child of Concealment; or, The Forest of Picardy. Operatic drama, 2 acts. George Percival Bromley.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Norwich, Mar. 22, 1816.]
MS: dated by Larpent; title states, founded on a French play, and gives author's name; prologue.
 

1916. Who Wants a Wife; or, The Law of the Stranger. An Arabian tale, 3 acts. Henry Rowley Bishop.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 29, 1816, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as Who Wants a Wife; or, The Law of the Land) Apr. 16.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 30.
 

1917. Le Astuzie Fallaci. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page dated April 8, 1816, and signed by D. Waters, H1. Prod. Apr. 23.
MS: cast.
 

1918. Pitcairn's Island. Melodramatic ballet, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 10, 1816, T. J. Dibdin, D.L. Prod. Apr. 17.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 12; cast.
 

1919. The Prodigal. Melodramatic play, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 22, 1816, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. Apr. 29.
MS.
 

1920. The Count of Anjou; or, More Weddings than One. Piece (musical romance), 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 27, 1816, Thomas John Dibdin, D.L. Prod. May 2.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 28.
 

1921. The Masque of Hymen; or, Royal Nuptials. Masque, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 27, 1816, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Royal Nuptials; or, The Masque of Hymen) May 6.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 28.
 

1922. The Castle of St. Aldobrand. Tragedy, 5 acts. Charles Robert Maturin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 27, 1816, Thomas John Dibdin, D.L. Prod. (as Bertram; or, The Castle of St. Aldobrand) May 9.
MS. Comp. Bertram; etc., 1816 (K-D 495): only slight differences.
 

1923. Terrors of Conscience. Melodrama, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 29, 1816, Thomas Harris, C.G. Not produced(?).
MS: dated by Larpent May 2.
 

1924. The Oath. Drama, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [May 7, 1816.]
MS: prologue and epilogue. (Dated, in B.C., T. R. Newcastle upon Tyne, May 7th. 1816.)
 

1925. Oberon's Oath; or, The Paladin and Princess. Melodramatic fairy spectacle, 3 acts. Benjamin Thompson.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 8, 1816, Thomas John Dibdin, D.L. Prod. May 21.
MS: dated by Larpent May 9; one page deleted.
 

1926. The Man His Own Master. Piece, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 4, 1816, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. June 12.
MS: part of Scene 1 only; some deletions and revisions.
 

1927. Is He Jealous? Musical farce, 1 act. Samuel Beazley, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Samuel James Arnold, English Opera House. Prod. July 2, 1816.
MS: dated by Larpent June 26. Comp. 1816 (K-D 526): slight differences.
 

1928. The Man in Mourning for Himself. Piece (operatic), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 12, 1816, Samuel James Arnold, English Opera House. Prod. July 20.
MS: cast.
 

1929. Keeping Up Appearances. Comedy, 3 acts. Robert Francis Jameson.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 16, 1816, James Winston, H2. Prod. (as Exit by Mistake) July 22.
MS.
 

1930. New Year's Gift; or, Christmas Boxes. Opera, 1 act. Samuel Beazley, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 17, 1816, Samuel James Arnold, English Opera House. Prod. (as Old Customs; or, New Year's Gifts) Aug. 5.
MS: title changed from New Years Day.
 

1931. One for Another; or, My Landlady's Gown. Farce, 2 acts. Walley Chamberlaine Oulton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 2, 1816, James Winston, H2. Prod. (as My Landlady's Gown) Aug. 10.
MS. Comp. My Landlady's Gown, 1816 (K-D 501): a few slight differences in Act I; extensive differences in Act II.
 

1932. The Silent Not Dumb. Melodramatic musical entertainment, 2 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 10, 1816, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. (as Two Words; or, The Silent Not Dumb) Sept. 2.
MS: included, 2 songs with separate notice, Aug. 26, signed by D. Grove.
 

1933. The Fair Deserter. Comic sketch, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 20, 1816, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 24.
MS.
 

1934. Free and Easy. Comic opera, 2 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 5, 1816, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Sept. 16.
MS. Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 118): minor differences throughout.
 

1935. Hue and Cry; or, Yours and Mine. [Yours or Mine (?).] Musical entertainment, 2 acts. [John Tobin?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 12, 1816, John Fawcett, C.G. [Prod. as Yours or Mine, Sept. 23?]
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 12.
 

1936. The Blacksmith of Antwerp, New Songs, &c., Introduced in. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 17, 1816, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. 1816.
MS.
See No. 686.
 

1937. The Broken Sword. Melodrama, 2 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 30, 1816, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 7.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 31[ sic]. Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 115): slight differences.
 

1938. Doctor Poker. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 30, 1816, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. (as Each for Himself) Oct. 24.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 31[ sic]. Comp. Each for Himself, 1816 (K-D 503): some differences, particularly in Act II.
 

1939. The Assassin. Melodrama, 2 acts. Robert Bell (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 8, 1816, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. (as The Watch Word; or, The Quito Gate) Oct. 19.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 9; previous title, The Beam of Fate, erased.
 

1940. The Careful Servant and the Careless Master. Comic interlude, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 22, 1816, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Oct. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 23.
 

1941. The Dinner of Madelon; or, The Sportsman and Shepherd. Burletta, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page dated Oct. 25, 1816, and endorsed Mr. Scott, Manager, Sans Pareil. Prod. Dec. 17.
MS.
 

1942. Freedom and Slavery. Opera, 3 acts. Thomas Morton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 1, 1816, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Slave) Nov. 12.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 2; some deletions. Comp. The Slave (Cumberland's British Theatre), n.d.: numerous differences.
 

1943. Sunshine after Rain. Seriocomic afterpiece, 2 acts. Edward P. Knight.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 16, 1816, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. (as Cry To-day and Laugh To-morrow) Nov. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 17.
 

1944. Nota Bene. Farce, 2 acts. _____ Hookham (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 3, 1816, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. Dec. 12.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 4.
 

1945. Love and the Tooth Ache. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 7, 1816, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Dec. 13.
MS: dated by Larpent.
 

1946. Harlequin and the Sylph of the Oak; or, The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green. Pantomime, 18 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 13, 1816, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS. Comp. 1816 (K-D 509): several songs in MS not in printed copy, and vice versa.
 

1947. Harlequin Horner; or, Christmas Pie. Pantomime, 21 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 19, 1816, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS.
 

1948. Magdalena and Her Faithful Dog. Melodrama, 3 acts. William Roberts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page dated, York and Hull, Dec. 21, 1816.
MS: title-page states, by William Roberts of the Theatres Royal York and Hull.
 

1949. Humourous Lieutenant; or, Alexander's Successors. Play, 3 acts. Frederic Reynolds, from Beaumont and Fletcher.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 28, 1816, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 18, 1817.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 29, 1816.
 

1950. Penelope. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page dated Jan. 8, 1817, signed by D. Waters, H1. Prod. Jan. 11.
MS: cast.
 

1951. The Ravens; or, The Force of Conscience. Romantic drama, 3 acts. Isaac Pocock (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 14, 1817, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Jan. 28.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Ravens, an interlude played at Covent Garden 28 Jany 1817 was by Geo. Colman Jun. and at his death in 1836 the M.S came into the hands of the Duke of Devonshire.
 

1952. A Day in the Country; or, A Meeting of Friends. Comedy, 5 acts. From Augustus von Kotzebue, False Delicacy.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Edinburgh, Jan. 20, 1817.]
MS: dated by Larpent.
 

Larpent Plays, 1817

 

1953. The Cameleon. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Edinburgh, Jan., 1817 (?).
MS: prologue; at beginning of prologue, it is stated, Acted at Edin burgh, Jany. 1817.
 

1954. Camilla the Amazon; or, The Mountain Robber. Melodramatic burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Sans Pareil, Feb. 6, 1817.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Sans Pareil, Jan. 23.
 

1955. The Heir of Vironi; [or, Honesty the Best Policy] Opera, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 10, 1817, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 27.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. [Feb.?] 11.
 

1956. Frighten'd to Death! Musical farce, 2 acts. Walley Chamberlaine Oulton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 13, 1817, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. Feb. 27.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 15; much corrected. Comp. 1817 (K-D 504): names of some characters differ; revisions of MS generally incorporated in printed text.
 

1957. Manuel. Tragedy, 5 acts. Charles Robert Maturin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 13, 1817, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. Mar. 8.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 15. Comp. 1817 (K-D 495): minor differences.
 

1958. Eurypilus, King of Sicily. Tragedy, 5 acts. David William Paynter.

Scope and Content Note

No application; endorsed, by Larpent(?), Theatre Royal Manchester February 1817.
Printed copy, Manchester, 1817.
 

1959. Love and Poverty; or, When Poverty Comes in at the Door Loves Flies Out at the Window. Musical burletta 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Olympic, Mar. 6, 1817.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Olympic, Feb. 13.
 

1960. The Knight of the Boots; or, What Will My Lady Say? Musical burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Olympic, Mar. 10, 1817.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Olympic, Feb., 1817.
 

1961. The Innkeeper's Daughter. Melodrama, 2 acts. George Soane.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 17, 1817, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. Apr. 7.
MS. Comp. 1817 (K-D 505): names of two characters differ; other slight differences.
 

1962. Robinson Crusoe; [or, The Bold Bucaniers]. Melodrama, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 20, 1817, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 7.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 22. Comp. 1817 (K-D 509): minor differences.
 

1963. The [A] House Out at Windows. Piece (musical farce), 1 act. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 22, 1817, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. May 10.
MS. (Not listed in B.C.) Comp. 1817 (K-D 501): virtually identical.
 

1964. The Fate of Taranto; or, St. Clara's Eve. Play, 3 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 2, 1817, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Conquest of Taranto; etc.) Apr. 15.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 10.
 

1965. Alphi Bey; or, The Arab's Faith. Historical opera, 3 acts. Ralph Hamilton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 2, 1817, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. (as Elphi Bey; etc.) Apr. 17.
MS. Comp. Elphi Bey; etc., 1817 (K-D 502): numerous minor differences.
 

1966. Il Don Giovanni. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Lorenzo da Ponte.

Scope and Content Note

No application; title-page signed D. Waters, H1. Prod. Apr. 12, 1817.
MS: title-page states, as Represented for the first time in this Country April 1817 at the Kings Theatre in the Haymarket London; cast.
See No. 1013.
 

1967. The Apostate. Tragedy, 5 acts. Richard Lalor Sheil.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 26, 1817, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. May 3.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 27. Comp. 1817 (42787): slight differences.
 

1968. John Gilpin. Farce with songs, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 21, 1817, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. Apr. 28.
MS.
See No. 1857 (there are minor differences).
 

1969. The Touchstone; or, The World as It Goes. Comedy, 4 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 22, 1817, Alexander Rae, D.L.
MS. Comp. 1817 (K-D 521): only slight differences.
 

1970. Edwin, Heir of Cressingham. Tragedy, 5 acts. Edward Fitzball.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Norwich, Apr., 1817.
Printed pages (8) and MS, apparently unpublished: dated, by Larpent(?), Theatre Royal, Norwich, February, 1817-; numerous and extensive passages canceled, some by Examiner(?).
 

1971. The Election. Comic opera, 3 acts. Altered from Joanna Baillie.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 3, 1817, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. June 7.
MS: endorsed, at end of Act I, 1817 J Ebsworth. Comp. A Series of Plays, 1802 (K-D 415): MS an adaptation of play as printed, made by cutting original, inserting songs, and rearranging material.
 

1972. Lo Sbaglio Fortunato. Comic opera (Italian), 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

No application; signed by D. Waters, H1. Prod. May 8, 1817.
MS: title-page states, for the Benefit of Madame Fodor; cast.
 

1973. The Libertine. Operatic drama, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock, from Thomas Shadwell.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 10, 1817, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 20.
MS: title states, Founded on the popular Story of Don Juan. Comp. (anon.) 1817 (K-D 509): numerous differences.
 

1974. L'Agense. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; signed by D. Waters, H1. Prod. May 15, 1817.
MS: title-page states, Represented for the first time for the Benefit of Madame Camporesi,...; cast.
 

1975. My Uncle. Piece (operetta), 1 act. Samuel Beazley, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 22, 1817, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. June 23.
MS. Comp. 1817 (K-D 504): some slight differences.
 

1976. Incog; or, Three Days at Hatchett's. Afterpiece, 2 acts. W. A. Keep or W. Lennox (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application June 2, 1817, Alexander Rae, D.L. Prod. (as Incog; or, Three Days in a Well-known Hotel) June 11.
MS. Comp. Incog; or, Three Days at a Well-known Hotel, 1817 (K-D 501): slight differences.
See No. 2266.
 

1977. The Bridge That Carries Us Safe Over! Dramatic sketch, 1 act. Richard Brinsley Peake.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 16, 1817, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. June 18.
MS.
 

1978. Tit for Tat; or, The British in Brussels. Operetta, 1 act. Samuel Beazley, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 19, 1817, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. (as Bachelor's Wives; etc.) July 16.
MS.
 

1979. Zodaiya; or, The Rose of Gurgistan. Opera, 3 acts. Thomas Noble.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 11, 1817, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. (as The Persian Hunters; etc.) Aug. 13.
MS: endorsed, by Larpent, Received July 18th; numerous deletions. Comp. The Persian Hunters; etc., 1817 (K-D 502): numerous differences.
 

1980. The Wizard; or, The Brown Man of the Moor. Melodramatic romance, 2 acts. Samuel James Arnold.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 21, 1817, S. J. Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. July 26.
MS. (From Walter Scott, The Black Dwarf.)
 

1981. Teazing Made Easy. Comedy, 3 acts. Robert Francis Jameson.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 24, 1817, James Winston, H2. Prod. July 30.
MS.
 

1982. Fire and Water; or, A Critical Hour. Operetta, 1 act. Samuel Beazley, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 4, 1817, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 19.
MS.
Bound with No. 1963.
 

1983. The Actor of All Work. Comic piece, 1 act. George Colman, the Younger.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 6, 1817, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 13.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 7; one speech inserted, with separate notice, Aug. 12, J. Stokes.
 

1984. Disguises. Operetta, 1 act. [Samuel Beazley, Jr.?]

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 20, 1817, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Sept. 8.
MS.
 

1985. The Vicar of Wakefield. Melodramatic burletta, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Royal Circus, Aug. 25, 1817.
Printed copy (First performed at the Royal Circus and Surrey Theatre), 1817.
See No. 2368.
 

1986. Wanted, a Governess. Comic sketch, 1 act. Richard Brinsley Peake.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 3, 1817, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Sept. 15.
MS.
 

1987. The Duke of Savoy; or, Wife and Mistress. Grand musical play, 3 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 12, 1817, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Sept. 29.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 14.
 

1988. Prussian Discipline. Melodrama, 2 acts. William Abbott.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 24, 1817, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as The Youthful Days of Frederick the Great) Oct. 2.
MS. Comp. The Youthful Days of Frederick the Great, 1817 (K-D 505): a number of unimportant differences.
 

1989. The Lord of the Castle. Melodramatic romance, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; dated Sans Pareil, Oct. 7, 1817. Prod. Oct. 13.
MS.
 

1990. The Falls of Clyde. Melodrama, 2 acts. George Soane.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 16, 1817, J. G. Raymond, D.L. Prod. Oct. 29.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Oct. 17; canceled passages, especially in Act II, and a few deletions, by Examiner(?). Comp. 1818 (K-D 527): a few slight differences.
 

1991. The Father and His Children. Melodrama, 2 acts. Frederic Reynolds (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 20, 1817, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Oct. 25.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 22.
 

1992. A Friend in Need. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 23, 1817, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as A Friend Indeed) Nov. 5.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 29.
 

1993. Richard, Duke of York; or, The Contention of York and Lancaster. Play, 5 acts. Edmund Kean (?) or John Herman Merivale (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 11, 1817, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. Dec. 22.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 13; title-page states, Alter'd from Shakspeare's Henry the 6th.
 

1994. Ballynavogue; or, The Lilly of Lismore. Burletta, 2 acts. Jane M. Scott.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 14, 1817, John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. (as The Row of Ballynavogue) Nov. 27.
MS: endorsed by Jane Scott; some deletion of text.
 

1995. Retribution; or, The Chieftain's Daughter. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Dillon.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 25, 1817, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 1, 1818.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 27; numerous erasures; cast. Comp. 1818 (122666): extensive, complicated differences.
 

1996. Husbands and Wives; or, The Debt and the Duel. Farce, 2 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 26, 1817, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Dec. 3.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 27.
 

1997. The Man in the Moon; or, The Striking Feature. Farce, 2 acts. R. Phillips.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 28, 1817, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. Dec. 8.
MS. Comp. 1818 (K-D 521): considerable differences in Act II.
 

1998. The Italian Wife. Melodramatic romance, 2 acts. From Henry Hart Milman, Fazio.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 28, 1817, D. Grove, Olympic. Prod. (as The melodramatic Romance founded on The Italian Wife) Nov. 29.
MS: title-page states, Three Acts. Comp. Milman's Fazio, a Tragedy (in five acts), 4th ed., 1818 (Larpent Plays, No. 2012, q.v.): extensive differences. (Milman disclaims other versions.)
 

1999. Outwitted at Last; or, The Ward and Brother. Comic opera, 3 acts. _____ Earle.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 1, 1817, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. Dec. 13.
MS.
 

2000. The Lady of the Lake. Melodramatic romance, 2 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 1, 1817, D. Grove, Olympic. Prod. Dec. 11 (previously Surrey, Sept. 24, 1810).
MS: title-page states, ... (taken from Walter Scott) By T. Dibdin. and performed with great applause at the Surrey Theatre. Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 34): virtually identical.
 

2001. Lilliput. Dramatic romance, 2 acts. From David Garrick.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 2, 1817, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. (as altered) Dec. 10.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

2002. The Actress of All Work; or, My Country Cousin. Comic sketch, 1 act. William Henry Oxberry.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 3, 1817, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Not produced(?).
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 4(?).
See No. 2070, which differs only slightly.
 

2003. Harlequin Gulliver, [Dialogue and Songs in]. Pantomime, 18 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 10, 1817, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 11. Comp. 1817 (K-D 509): virtually identical, except that MS does not contain directions for action.
 

2004. Harlequin Libertine. Pantomime, 18 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 16, 1817, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L.
MS: title-page states, Founded on the Interesting Story of Don Juan.
 

2005. The Three Crumps; [or, The Crooked Brothers of Damascus], with a prelude, The Fortunate Youth. Burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec., 1817, John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. Feb. 5, 1818.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 5.
 

2006. Three Miles from Paris. Interlude. Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 6, 1818, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 15.
MS.
 

2007. The Turret Clock; or, Lovers' Signal. Melodrama, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 14, 1818, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. Jan. 28.
MS.
 

2008. The Fortunate Youth; or, The Force of Credulity! Historical anecdote, 2 pts. William Thomas Moncrieff (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 14, 1818, D. Grove, Olympic. Prod. Jan. 29.
MS: some deletion; partial cast.
 

2009. The Illustrious Traveller; or, The Forges of Kanzell. Melodrama, 2 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 22, 1818, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Feb. 3.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 26.
 

Larpent Plays, 1818

 

2010. The Bride of Abydos. Tragic play, 3 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 22, 1818, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. Feb. 5.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 23.
 

2011. Zuma; or, The Tree of Health. Opera, 3 acts. Thomas John Dibdin.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 27, 1818, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Feb. 21.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 30. Comp. 1818 (K-D 502): numerous differences, chiefly in Act III.
 

2012. Fazio. Tragedy, 5 acts. Henry Hart Milman.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 5, 1818.
Printed copy, 4th ed., 1818: dated by Larpent Mar. 7; numerous MS deletions and some revisions.
See No. 1998.
 

2013. Rob Roy; or, The Traveller's Portmanteau. Seriocomic melodramatic romance, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 12, 1818, D. Grove, Olympic. Prod. Feb. 16.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 14.
 

2014. The Mountain Chief. Musical romance, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 13, 1818, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. Apr. 30.
MS.
 

2015. The Appeal. Tragedy (3 acts). John Galt (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Edinburgh, Feb. 16, 1818.
MS: Act I only; dated, by Larpent, Edinburgh, Feb. 4; prologue and epilogue, to The Appeal(?).
 

2016. Castles in the Air. Comedy, 5 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 20, 1818, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. (as The Castle of Glyndower) Mar. 2.
MS: some deleted passages; prologue and epilogue to Castle of Glendower.
 

2017. Rob Roy [Macgregor; or, Auld Lang Syne!]. Play, 3 acts. Isaac Pocock.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 28, 1818, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 12.
MS. Comp. 1818 (K-D 525): slight differences.
 

2018. Rob Roy, [The Gregarach]. Play, 3 acts. George Soane.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 2, 1818, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. Mar. 25.
MS. Comp. 1818 (K-D 525): numerous differences, particularly in Act I.
 

2019. The Sleeping Draught. Farce, 2 acts. Samson Penley.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 5, 1818, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. Apr. 1.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 6. Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 54): some long passages near end of MS not printed; otherwise virtually the same.
 

2020. The Marquis de Carabas; or, Puss in Boots. Comic romance, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 16, 1818, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Mar. 30.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 18.
 

2021. My Father! Methinks I See My Father! Farce, 2 acts. Thomas Morton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 4, 1818, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Who's My Father?) Apr. 13.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 5.
 

2022. Bellamira; or, The Fall of Tunis. Tragedy, 5 acts. Richard Lalor Sheil.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 15, 1818, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Apr. 22.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 16; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1818 (K-D 519): slight differences.
 

2023. Amoroso, King of Little Britain. Interlude, 1 act. James Robinson Planché.

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 17, 1818, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. Apr. 21.
MS. Comp. n.d. (Dev 12mo 125): a number of discrepancies.
 

2024. The Jew of Malta. Play, 5 acts. Samson Penley, from Christopher Marlowe.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d., Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. Apr. 24, 1818.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 29; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1818 (K-D 523): several long passages in MS not in printed copy; other, minor differences.
 

2025. The Sorrows of Werther. Operatical entertainment, 1 act. John Poole (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Apr. 27, 1818, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. May 6.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 28; prologue.
 

2026. Elisabetta, Regina d' Inghilterra. Musical drama (Italian), 2 acts. _____ Schmidt.

Scope and Content Note

No application; signed D. Waters, H1. Prod. Apr. 30, 1818.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 23.
 

2027. December and May. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. William Dimond.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 2, 1818, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. May 16.
MS: dated by Larpent May 4.
 

2028. The Blackamoor's Head. Farce, 2 acts. James Thomson (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application May 7, 1818, Henry Erskine Johnston, D.L. Prod. May 16.
MS.
 

2029. The Extorted Oath. Drama, 2 acts. Richard John Raymond.

Scope and Content Note

Application May 18, 1818, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Castle of Paluzzi; or, The Extorted Oath), May 27.
MS: dated by Larpent May 20. Comp. The Castle of Paluzzi; etc., 1818 (K-D 502): some differences.
 

2030. Is He Alive? [or, All Puzzled]. Comic farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 10, 1818, R. E. Chatterley, D.L. Prod. June 15.
MS: dated by Larpent June 12. Comp. 1818 (K-D 503): numerous lines in MS not printed; other, minor differences.
 

2031. The Hustings. Operatic impromptu, 1 act.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 24, 1818, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: endorsed, by Larpent, Licence refused; some deletion and underscoring.
 

2032. Who Can I Be? Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application June 30, 1818, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. July 6.
MS.
 

2033. The Saracen's Head Removed from Snow Hill. [The Bull's Head.] Operetta, 1 act. Samuel Beazley, Jr. (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application June 30, 1818, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. July 14.
MS: a few slight revisions of text.
 

2034. Joconde; or, The Adventurers. Comic opera, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 6, 1818, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum.
MS: dated by Larpent July 7.
See No. 1903, a different version of the story.
 

2035. Poor Relations. Comedy, 3 acts. Robert Francis Jameson.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 9, 1818, James Winston, H2. Prod. (as Nine Points of the Law; or, Possession) July 18.
MS: dated by Larpent July 10.
 

2036. Doctor Bolus. Interlude, 1 act. George Daniel.

Scope and Content Note

Application July 9, 1818, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. July 21.
MS. Comp. 1818 (K-D 504): slight discrepancies.
 

2037. Jealous on All Sides; or, The Landlord in Jeopardy. Comic opera, 2 acts. Samuel Beazley, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 7, 1818, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 19.
MS: some deletion and correction of text. Comp. 1818 (K-D 499): great discrepancies.
 

2038. The Green Man. Comedy, 3 acts. Richard Jones, from the French of D'Aubigny and Poujol.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 8, 1818, James Winston, H2. Prod. Aug. 15.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 10. Comp. 1818 (K-D 501): detailed differences throughout.
 

2039. The Rendezvous. Operetta, 1 act. Richard Ayton.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 11, 1818, Samuel James Arnold, English Opera House, Prod. Sept. 21.
MS: partial cast. Comp. 1818 (K-D 504): only slight differences.
 

2040. The Quadrille; or, A Quarrel for What? Operetta, 1 act. Samuel Beazley, Jr. (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 13, 1818, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. June 14, 1819.
MS. Comp. 1819 (K-D 504): notable differences in latter part; slight differences otherwise.
 

2041. My Own Rival. Musical comedy, 2 acts. Samuel Beazley, Jr. (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 13, 1818, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. June 28, 1819.
MS.
 

2042. Amateurs and Actors; or, The Elopement. Musical farce, 2 acts. Richard Brinsley Peake.

Scope and Content Note

Application Aug. 15, 1818, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Aug. 29.
MS: inserted, three pages of additional lines, with a note signed D Grove Prompter and dated Aug. 21. Comp. 1818 (K-D 503): minor differences.
 

2043. Ah, What a Prry! or, The Dark Knight and the Fair Lady. Melotravestic opera, 2 acts. George Macfarren.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 14, 1818, Samuel James Arnold, Lyceum. Prod. Sept. 28.
MS.
 

2044. The Burgomaster of Sardam [Sardaam]; or, The Two Peters. Comic melodrama, 2 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 15, 1818, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Sept. 23.
MS: dated by Larpent Sept. 10 (?); cast.
 

2045. Sigesmar [the Switzer]. Melodrama, 2 acts. C. E. Walker.

Scope and Content Note

Application Sept. 19, 1818, Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. Sept. 26.
MS: stage and music cues inserted; cast. Comp. 1818 (K-D 524): extensive differences.
 

2046. The Barber of Seville. Comic opera, 2 acts. John Fawcett and Daniel Terry, from Beaumarchais.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 3, 1818, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 13.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 5. Comp. n.d. (Cumberland's British Theatre): slight differences.
 

2047. Bachelors' Miseries; or, The Double Disappointment. Burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 7, 1818, John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. Oct. 19.
MS.
 

2048. Astonishment! Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application, n.d. [1818], Stephen Kemble, D.L.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 9, 1818.
 

2049. Proof Presumptive; or, The Secret Marriage. Drama, 3 acts. Translated from the French by Charles Kemble (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 12, 1818, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Proof Presumptive; or, The Abbey of San Marco) Oct. 20.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 13.
 

2050. The Murderer's Dream; or, The Abbey of Glenthorn. Melodramatic burletta, 3 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 17, 1818, G. W. Reeve, Olympic.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 20.
 

2051. Lie upon Lie; or, Two Spanish Valets. Burletta, 2 acts. Jane M. Scott.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 24, 1818, John Scott, Sans Pareil. Prod. (as The Two Spanish Valets; or, Lie upon Lie) Nov. 2.
MS: title-page, dated by Larpent Oct. 26, states, written by Miss Scott.
 

2052. Bermecides. Dramatic romance, 3 acts. Henry M. Milner.

Scope and Content Note

Application Oct. 27, 1818, Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. (as Barmecide; or, The Fatal Offspring) Nov. 3.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 28; earlier title, Ruins of Babylon, deleted. Comp. Bermecide; or, The Fatal Offspring, 1818 (K-D 513): differs extensively.
 

2053. The Consultation. Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 6, 1818, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as Six Physicians; or, The Patient Carried Off) Nov. 13.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 5 [ sic].
 

2054. High Notions; or, A Trip to Exmouth. Musical farce, 2 acts. John Parry.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 11, 1818, Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. Feb. 11, 1819.
MS: title-page states, The Music by I. Parry.
 

2055. Rose D'Amour; or, Little Red Riding Hat. Opera, 2 acts. James Kenney (?), altered from the French of Theaulon.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 12, 1818, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 3.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 13.
 

2056. Rochester; or, King Charles the Second's Merry Days. Burletta, 3 acts. William Thomas Moncrieff.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 14, 1818, Robert William Elliston, Olympic. Prod. Nov. 16.
MS. Comp. 1818 (K-D 521): extensive differences.
 

2057. Fairy Records; or, Days of Yore. [Fairy Legends; or, The Moonlight Night (?).] Burletta, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 17, 1818, John Scott, Sans Pareil. [Prod. as Fairy Legends; etc., Dec. 7?]
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 18.
 

2058. Rumfuskin, King of Bythnyphorbia. Burlesque, 3 scenes. John Poole (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Nov. 25, 1818, W. Lee Treasurer for R W Elliston, Olympic. Prod. Dec. 3.
MS.
 

2059. Brutus; or, The Fall of Tarquin. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Howard Payne.

Scope and Content Note

Application n.d. [1818], Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. Dec. 3.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 31, 1818. Comp. 1818 (15830): extensive differences.
 

2060. Flodden Field. Piece, 3 acts. Stephen and Henry Kemble.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 5, 1818, S. Kemble, D.L. Prod. Dec. 31. MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 8. Comp. 1819 (K-D 498): some differences.
 

2061. A Word to the Ladies. Comedy, 5 acts. James Kenney.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 9, 1818, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (as A Word for the Ladies) C.G., Dec. 17.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Dec. 10.
 

2062. The Navigators. Melodramatic sketch, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application; dated by W. H. Murray (?), Dec. 11, 1818, Edinburgh.
MS: a note on title-page indicates performance was intended for Dec. 21.
 

2063. Harlequin Munchausen; or, The Fountain of Love. Pantomime, 18 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 14, 1818, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 17. Comp. 1818 (K-D 509): slight differences.
 

2064. [Harlequin and the Dandy Club; or, 1818.] Pantomime, 15 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 15, 1818, Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. Dec. 26.
MS: title lacking. (Listed as A Pantomime in B.C.) Comp. 1818 (K-D 526): pantomime directions much more detailed in printed copy; speeches and songs identical.
 

2065. Rodolph the Wolf; or, Columbine Red Riding Hood. Melodramatic pantomime. James Robinson Planché.

Scope and Content Note

Application Dec. 19, [1818,] Robert William Elliston, Olympic. Prod. Dec. 21.
MS: dated by Larpent. Comp. 1819 (K-D 509): several songs printed not in MS; otherwise virtually the same.
 

2066. The Silver Arrow. Pantomime, 14(?) scenes. William Barrymore (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 2, 1819, Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. Jan. 6.
MS. Comp. Airs, Chorusses,... of The Silver Arrow; or, Harlequin and The Fairy Pari Banon, 1819 (42742): a number of detailed differences.
 

Larpent Plays, 1819

 

2067. The Half Pay Officer; or, Love and Honor. Burletta 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Sans Pareil, Jan. 18, 1819.
MS: dated, by Larpent, Sans Pareil, Jan. 14; some revision of text partial cast.
 

2068. The Heroine; or, A Daughter's Courage. Melodramatic play, 3 acts. R. Phillips.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 24, 1819, Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. Feb. 22.
MS. Comp. 1819 (K-D 507): printed in two acts; MS version contains long passages not printed; other, complicated differences.
 

2069. L'Italiana in Algeri. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Angelo Anelli.

Scope and Content Note

No application; signed by D. Waters, H1. Prod. Jan. 26, 1819.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 23; cast.
 

2070. The Actress of All Work; or, My Country Cousin Comic sketch, 1 act. William Henry Oxberry.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 26, 1819, Robert William Elliston, Olympic. Prod Jan. 28.
MS: cast. Comp. n.d. (K-D 508): decided differences at severa points.
See No. 2002.
 

2071. Ins and Outs; or, A Little Too Late. Farce, 2 acts. Richard Jones.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 27, 1819 [1820?], John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. (a Too Late for Dinner) Feb. 22, 1820.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 29. Comp. Too Late for Dinner, 1820 (K-D 501): minor differences at several points.
 

2072. The Statue. Tragedy, 5 acts. Richard Lalor Sheil.

Scope and Content Note

Application Jan. 30, 1819, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Evadne; or The Statue) Feb. 10.
MS. Comp. Evadne; or, The Statue, 1819 (K-D 519): only slight variations.
 

2073. Place-Hunters. [How to Get a Place.] Farce, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 16 [ sic], 1819, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Feb. 12.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 8; reduced to one act, and title changed to How to Get a Place, on Feb. 16.

Note

See Theatrical Inquisitor, XIV (1819), 153-54, 159-60.
 

2074. La Scuffiara; or, La Modista Raggiratrice. [La Modista; ossia La Scuffiaja (?).] Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giambattista Lorenzi (?).

Scope and Content Note

No application; signed by D. Waters, H1, [Feb. 12, 1819].
MS: dated by Larpent; cast.
See No. 1123 (there are slight differences).
 

2075. Switzerland, Prologue to the Tragedy of.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Spoken D.L., Feb. 15, 1819 (?).
MS.
 

2076. Where Shall I Dine? Dramatic sketch, 1 act. George Herbert Rodwell.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Olympic, Feb. 17, 1819.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 18 [ sic]. Comp. n.d. (K-D 526): only slight differences.
 

2077. The Marriage of Figaro. Comic opera, 3 acts. From Thomas Holcroft's translation of Beaumarchais (?).

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb. 25, 1819, John Fawcett, C.G. Prod. Mar. 6.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 28. Comp. Henry R. Bishop's version, 1819 (K-D 499): a few notable discrepancies.
See No. 675.
 

2078. The Castle of Wonders. Piece, 2 acts.-Johnson.

Scope and Content Note

Application Feb., 1819, Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. Mar. 8.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 9.
 

2079. The Bravo's Son. Melodrama, 2 acts.

Scope and Content Note

No application. [Bath, Mar. 4, 1819?]
MS: dated by Larpent; numerous revisions; partial cast.
 

2080. Bertha; or, The Assassins of Istria. Tragedy, 5 acts. Edward Fitzball.

Scope and Content Note

No application. Prod. Norwich, Mar. 8, 1819.
MS: some revisions. (Dated Norwich, Feb. 12, in B.C.)
 

2081. The Dwarf of Naples. Piece, 5 acts. George Soane.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar., 1819, Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. Mar. 13.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 4; much corrected. Comp. 1819 (K-D 506): a few slight differences.
 

2082. The Jew of Lubeck; or, The Heart of a Father. Drama, 2 acts. Henry M. Milner.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 25, 1819, Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. May 11.
MS: numerous deletions. Comp. 2d ed., 1819 (K-D 505): one scene and long passage in MS not printed; numerous minor differences.
 

2083. The Italians; or, The Fatal Accusation. Tragedy, 5 acts. Charles Bucke.

Scope and Content Note

Application (with No. 2081) Mar. 30, 1819, Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. Apr. 3.
Printed copy, 3d ed., 1819.
 

2084. Honour; [or, The Arrivals from College]. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Cromwell.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 30, 1819, Stephen Kemble, D.L. Prod. Apr. 17.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1820 (K-D 524): printed in three acts; MS contains extensive portions not printed.
 

2085. Fortunatus and His Sons; or, The Magic Purse and Wishing-Cap. Grand dramatic spectacle, 2 acts. From Thomas Dekker.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 31, 1819, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 12.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 1.
 

2086. The Heart of Mid-lothian. Opera, 3 acts. Daniel Terry.

Scope and Content Note

Application Mar. 31, 1819, Henry Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 17.
MS. Comp. Airs, Choruses, &c., &c., in... The Heart of Mid-Lothian, 1819 (42918): a few differences.
 

2087. Abudah; or, The Talisman of Oromanes. Piece, 2 acts. James Robinson Planché.

Scope and Content Note