« AnteriorContinuar »
claims Alexina for his bride, and the Exile is restored to his former honours.
COUNTRY THEATRES. Theatre-Royal, DUBLIN.This theatre opened on Monday, November 7, for the season, under the management of Mr Crampton, a gentleman well known in the polite circles of London and Dublin. The opening pieces were Mr Lewis's play of “ The Castle Spectre," and the farce of “ Love Laughs at Locksmiths, Miss Sinith was the Angela of the night. Mr. Huddart made his debut, after an absence of some years, in the part of Osmond; who, with Mr. Sloman, from the Windsor Theatre, who made bis debut in the part of Solomon Lob, in the farce, were the only novelties, Mr. Williams is stage-manager. Mr. Crampton, it is said, will be assisted by all the amateurs of the Kilkenny theatricals. Mr. J. Atkinson will invoke his dramatic muse, and Anacreon Moore his poetic, on the occasion,
On Tuesday night were performed “ The Way to get Married" and “ The Devil to Pay." The novelties were Mr. Lewis, in Tan. gent, and Mrs. Kennedy, in Miss Allspice. The former is son of the celebrated comedian of that name, and the latter performed here about ten years since. Mr. Lewis, though by no means so good a figure, resembles his father very much. He has the face, the voice, the action, the bustle, and the husiness of Mr. W. Lewis. So close an initation of his points and manner would not be sufferable in any other person; but in the gentleman now under consideration, what in another wonld be justly condemned as a fault, becomes in him 'extremely pleasing, for in the son we think we bebold the father. He perfo, ined Tangent with spirit and success-throughout the piece the audience liberally b stowed their favours ou him, and, at the close, his bow was returned by an unapimous peal of applause.
We recollect Mrs. Kennedy making her first appearance on the Dublin boards, fifteen years since, with much success, in the paris of Lady Bel Savage, Mrs. Candour, &c. &c.; she was a very excel. lent actress, dressed extremely well, but had something unpleasaut in her voice About the same time Miss Duncan made her first appearance in the part of Priscilla Tomboy, in the farce of “The Romp," for the benefit of her father.
“The Poor Gentleman," on Thursday night, afforded another opportunity of observing Mr. Lewis, and, we are happy to say, the impression made by his sprightly and bustling performance of Tangent was rather increased by his animated and agreeable deli: neation of Frederick. Should bis performance of other characters be equally happy, he may anticipate much favour from the public.
After the play, a ballet of considerable merit introduced for the first tinje Mr Giroux and his three sisters to a Dublin audience. Ve have not before seen, on our stage, so interesting and accompished a group. They are of the first class in their profession, and, in the course of the ballet, we discovered that they are by no means deficient in other polite accomplishments. The performance of Mr. and Miss Giroux on the piano-forte was much admired, and throughout they received distinguished and certainly well-merited applause. On Friday night the ballet was repeated, and the only
alteration that appeared in the least necessary was made the exhibition of an explanatory scroll, at the conclusion of the piece, was judiciously omitteit; this is a proof of the taste and good sense wbich now presides over the eutertainments of our theatre.
KILKENNY-Our Private Theatricals commenced this year under the direction of Mr. R. Power, the gentleman who has made 80 conspicuous a figure in amateur theatricals. The play chosen for the first night was Mr. Charles Keinble's “ Wanderer ; or, The Rights of Hospitality.” Mr. R. Power performed the part of Count Sparre with his usual excellence; Mr Crampton was Sigismund ; Mr. Beecher, Count Banet; and Mr. Ponsonby gave a fine mellow outline to the part of Ramsay. A most elegant and appropriate Address was delivered by Mr. R. Power. Miss Smith, who played the Countess at the late Covent-garden Theatre, was the fair repre. sentative on this occasion. The gentlemen performers are nearly the same as last season.
MADAME MARA AND FLORIO. This once-celebrated singer has, according to the German papers, retired to an estate which she has purchased in Poland. During ber late residence at Moscow, her companion, Florio, was involved in a very unpleasant affair. A letter, signed Richard Florio, written in French, and filled with invectives against the Russian government, was put into the post-office at St. Petersburgh. The person it was addressed to handed it over to the police. Florio was apprehended at Moscow, and conveyed prisoner to St. Petersburgh. Hence, however, he was speedily released, his name being not Richard, but Charles, and it appearing that he was totally ignorant of the French language. The Emperor Alexander, on hearing of the circumstance, made Florio a present of a handsome sum of money, over aud above the expenses he had been put to in his jour. ney from Moscow.
LISBON THEATRICALS. A new play has been brought out at the Lisbon Theatre, entitled “ The Deliverance of Portugal.” It was written to testify the joy of the Portuguese at the evacuation of their country by the French, and was acted free three nights, for the amusement of the British officers,
The first scene opens with a view of the Queen of Portugal in mourning, and fettered. She regrets the unbappy fate of her kingdom for some time; then a Portuguese General appears, and tells ber that the country is in arms, and, with the help of a powerful nation, which will send them assistance, he expects to see her soon upon the brone. The next scene opens with a view of an Englishman on a high rock, who descends, and informs the Queen of the exertions that are making to set her at liberty. Buonaparte next presents hin self. He addresses the Queen and her subjecte, but the Queen pays no attention to what he says. He then addresses the Briton iv baughty terms, and threatens his country with destruction. The next scene is the scene of glory. - It opens with a view of a lady richly dressed, standing by a throne. She descends, and immediately the mourning dress and the feiters of the Queen fall off, when she appears most richly dressed; the Cor s cau is put in chains, and obliged to kneel at the foot of the throne for mercy, and the crown is again placed on the head of the Quien. LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. Works recently published, in the Press, or in Preparation. BIOGRAPHY. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Mr. Percival Stockdale, including Anecdotes of many celebrated Persons. Life of John Bunyan; with an Account of his Imprisonment, Conversation before the Justices, &c. and Remarks on his Character and Writings. Memoirs of Robert Cary, Earl of Monmouth, written by himself; published from an Original Manuscript in the Custody of the Earl of Cork and Orrery ; to which is added, Fragmenta Regalia, being a History of Queen Elizabeth's Favourites ; by Sir Robert Naunton.
TRAVELS, &c. Travels in the North of Europe, or a Journal of a Voyage down the Elbe, from Dresden to Hamburgh, and Travels through Devinark and Sweden ; by the Chevalier de Boisgelin. Travels in Barbary and Bled El Gereede, during a Residence of Sixteen Years in various Parts of those Countries; by James G. Jackson, Professor of Arabic and African Languages, and formerly British Agent at Santa Cruz, South Barbary.
Novels, &c. Faulconbridge, or a Devonshire Stors ; by Mrs. Hanway. Memoirs of Mrs. Cuyler; by Mrs. Grant. Ned Bentley ; by Mr. Amphlett. London, or Truth without Treason ; by Francis Lathom.
POETRY. Sonnets, Tales, and Characteristic Pieces; by the Author of the Age of Frivolity. Eccentric Tales; by Cornelius Crambo, Esq. The Pastoral, or Lyric Muse of Scotland ; by Hector Macneill, Esq. The Battle of Maida; by Lieutenant-Colonel Scott.
Law. A short View of Legal Bibliography; by Richard Whalley Bridgeman, Esq.
DRAMA. Drainatic Works of John Ford, with an Introduction and Explanatory Notes; by Henry Weber, Esq. Four Discourses on the Stage, preached lately at Cambridge, by the Rev. Mr. Piumtre, of Clare Hall.
MISCELLANEOus. Beauties of Milton's Prose, with Preliminary Remarks and Criticisms; by Mr. G. Burnett. Chesterfield Travestie; or School for Modern Manners; Chronicle of the Cid, Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, the Campeador, from the Spanish ; by Robert Southey. Original Anecdotes of Cromwell; by Mr. Stace. Letters from the late Bishop Warburton and Bishop Hurd, from the year 1749 to 1776. A Dictionary of the Middle Language of England, or the Age of Shakspeare, on the plan of Johnson's Dictionary ; by the Rev. R. Nares. Beloe's Anecdotes of Literature, Vol. III.
With this Number, which concludes the fourth Volume, the PROPRIETOR and CONDUCTOR takes leave of the Subscribers to the Cabinet; other avocations putting it out of his power to devote any further attention to it. He mentions this circumstance merely in explanation of the contents of the present Number, which, as the new Proprietors and Editor do not intend to continue the Plays, is so arranged as to include many of the Portraits intended for that department, and will thus afford the purchaser an opportunity of binding up all the Embellishments.
|| No. XII. Disproportioned Mar-
81 | Chaucer, ou his Poetry · 9, 379
cities of Painters. M. A. Fran- | Conversation, Short Tables
J. Mabuse . . 149 | Crim. Con.; a Dialogue be-
tween Sorrow and Reason 173
Character of the Spaniards - 374
310 Dennis, the Critie - - 176
History) . . . 321 nion of it - - - 227
quity of this Custom - 234
Du Guescliu (Bertrand) - 320
David Wilkie •
Hamlet (Note on)
Human Nature, differentViews
the Russian Emperor Paul 2