Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. On Monday, December 27th, 1830, Their Majesties Servants will act the Tragedy of Jane Shore. Lord Hastings ... Mr. Macready, Duke of Glo'ster, Mr J. Vining, Dumont, Mr Cooper, Jane Shore .... Miss Phillips, Alicia .... MissHuddart. Previous to the Tragedy the Band will perform (Second Time in this Country) H. Marschner's Overture to Der Templer und Die Judin. To Conclude with an entirely New Splendid Christmas Comic Pantomime, with New Music, Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, Mechanical Changes, and Transformations, call Davy Jones, or, Harlequien And Mother Carey's Chickens.The Overture and New Music composed by Mr. R. Hughes.. [fifteen scenes in all:] Scene 14.- The Diorama. Scene 15, Grand Hydraulic Temple. Illustrative of The Union of the Waters. --- Marinari.
Letterpress. 336 x 210mm. 13¼ x 8¼". Tears and creasing, damaged.
A theatre programme-bill for 'The Tragedy of Jane Shore' and ' Davy Jones, or, Harlequin And Mother Carey's Chickens'. The Tragedy of Jane Shore was one of Nicholas Rowe's (1674-1718) many popular works, which was professedly an imitation of Shakespeare's style and was first performed at Drury Lane with Mrs Oldfield in 1714. Clarkson Frederick Stanfield's (1793-1867) diorama, from sketches taken on the spot during one of his continental tours. It was in 1823 that he became a resident scene-painter at the Drury Lane theatre, where he also rose rapidly to fame through the huge quantity of spectacular scenery which he produced for that house until 1834. He abandoned scenery painting after Christmas 1834; however he made exceptions for his two friends William Charles Macready and Charles Dickens.
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