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' ' . Daily Bills of the Play,

O' ""T" «* Kotblng extenuate, iior set dOKii aiig:ht in malice." — Othello.

No. 5522. Mondly^SepL^2, 1839. Fricg I c/,

" The Play's the thing." — Ask for Thomas's Observer.



HAY-MARKET THEATRE.

On Saturday eight, after The Lady of Lyons, Mr. Power's
short eDgagemenl terminated with his performance of Tim More,
in The Irish Lion ; he was warnoly applauded, as was Mrs.
Fitzwilliam, who was encored in her " Medley of Melodies." Tom
Noddy's Secret ended the amusements. — The Theatre was
crammed in every part.

ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE.

Mr. Balfe took his Benefit on Saturday evening, on which oc-
cas'on his talented wife made her debut as Amina, in La Son^
nambula, and went through this diflScult part with the greatest
success. Her acting was most expressive throughout the Opera,
and the execution of the music highly tasteful and finished. Her
pronuccialion is tinged with a foreign accent, the result of a long
musical career at Florence. She was deservedly applauded
throughout. Mr. Balfe was also warmly greeted as the Count, and
sang the music of bis part in a most charming manner. At tha
close of the Opera, Madame Baife was led forward hy her husband
in obedience to the general call of the audience. Scaramuccia
concluded. We must not fail to mention the brilliant performance
of a fantasia on the piano-forte by Miss Day, who is a mere child,
and gained great applause. Avery crowded house brought this
pleasant little season to a successful termination. This Theatre re-
opens to-night under a new management.

Master William Hutchins, the youngest, the smallest, and the
latest Roscius, "a chuck of a boy,"oDly four years and a half old,
has arrived in New York, and appeared at the Franklin,

The Worcester Musical Festival, being the 116tb, is fixed for
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the lOth, lltb, 12tb,
and 13th of this month. It is to be held under the patronsge of
Her Majesty. The Bishop of Worcester is the president. The
principal vocal performers engaged are Madame Persiani, Miss
Woodwyat, Miss Beale, Miss M.B.Hawes, and Miss Clara Novello,
(her first appearance since her return from the Continent, )Signor
Tamburini, Mr. Bennett, Mr G. Edmunds, Mr. Vaughan, Mr.
Machin, and H. Phillips. The leaders are Cramer, Loder, and
Blagrove, the conductor Mr. Charles Clark.

Mr. T. Cooke, who ii making a tour on the Continent in search
of some musical novelty, has succeeded in obtaining an Opera,
which he intends adapting to the English stage. We truit he may
be as successful in this, as he was in adapting Gustavus, &c.

The celebrated composer, Mayerbeer, was some days ago at
Boulogne, the Harmonic Society of which place took the oppor-
tunity of electing him honorary associate.

Refusal to aUow an Actor Christian Burial.'^The Theatre

E^ 4* /. ThomaSf Printers^ 6, Exeter Street^ Strand.



THE THEATRICAL OBSERVER.



At Detroit, has been closed ia coDsequaace of the sudden and me-
lancholy death of Mr. McClure, a clever actor of old man, in the
Westarn Circuit, and someiimes at Charlston, South Carolina. Ha
was highly esieemad by his brother performers, and by the citizens
of Dalroit, many of whom, together with Ctiarles Mason, Balls,
"Williams, and others, attended bU mortal remains to the grave, A
circumstance occurred, however, in the poor man's last sad his-
tory of a most revolting nature, the churlish priest, an Episcopa-
lian clergyman, refused to attend the funeral obsequies, because,
(as he assigned,) '' the man was an actor V In a land abounding
in Christian charity, an action so intolerant and inhaman can
scarcely be credited, but the iaformalioa is highly respectable and
positive upon the subject.

Fa,sliioiiaLble Loutig^es.

To the Editor of The Theatrical Observer*
Dsia Ma, Editor — Just wish ta aay a vrord — be^ pardon, but will jou
excuse me — I have to mention that I've arrang-ed so at to rub shoulders with
my frieads and the fashionable world at one or other of the Grand Lounge*
about town ; —

Monday, stroli'd ti Madame Tussiwo's elegant Exhibition, Golden Corinthian
Saloon, Baker-st., Portmaa Sq. — Just add^d to their unrivalled cjllectioa, the
splended full length figures of Calvin, John Knox, and Luther ; also a beautiful
new Group, consisting of Her Majesty, in her Robes of State, the Duchesji of
Kent, &c. Tae RoomshaTe been redecorated wiih superb Lo>kingGla5is.

Tuesday, pop into the Cosmorama, 209, Regent Street, to view the new and ■
splendid views now exbibiting — quite delighted. Much amused with the
astonishing feats of The Industrious Fleas, which are also daily to be seen here.
Wednesday, drop into The Florentine Anatomical Museiin, 27, Margaret Street,
Regent Street, to admire the splendid Anatomical Figures of Venus & Aionis,
modelled from nature, and as large as life, which are now exhibiiing here from
9 to 5 daily. Private inspection, for ladies only, every evening from 5 to 7, when
a female will be in attendance — A most interesting Exhibition.

Afterwards pay a visit to the Somerset Gallery, Strand, next to Somerset
House, to witness The Industrious Fleas go through their extraordinary per-
formance of dancing, riding, driving, &c. also two Fleas deciding an affair of
honour sword in hand. I ^hen visited the Royal Giass Working Exhibition, paid
only sixpence for admission, and a specimen given to the value.

Thursday, paid a delightful visit to The Tj/porama, 107, Quadrant, Regeni
Street, a large and accurate modelled view of The Underlciff of the Isle of
fVhlte, constructed by L, L. B. Ibbotson, Esq. For the lovers of Geology, a
number of the fossils have been collected, and specimens of the remarkable
plants, sea weeds, insects, &c. found in the neighbourhood. — Admiitance Is.

Wishing to purchase my summer stock of Hats, pop't into Richabds's, 125,
Strand—- found he had a moat splendid assortment of elegant, light, and durable
Beaver Hats — ordered a couple to be sent home immediately. — Made a memo-
randum, " RiCHAaps & Co. 125, Strand, the only house ioLondon for good hats.'"*
It being Mrs. P's. intention to furnish herself with an entirely new stock of
Jewellery, called at S. Isaacs's, 131, Regent Street, and examined hia magni
ficent stock of gold earrings, necklaces, bracelets, &c. which he is disposing of
at astonishiug low prices, — he as also on sale some beautiful furniture and chiua.
Friday, called at Emmett's, 27, Holborn Hill, to view his Novel Pen Maker
i>y which any one can make a superior Pen In less than une minute — also his
much improved Needle Threader, to enable Ladies, whose sight is impairad to
thread their needles with the greatest ease — a most ingenious contrivance.

Went to visit some country cousins, found them at friend Bakbr's Old Bell
Tavern, 95, Fleet Street, quite surprised at the excellence of their fare, and
cheapness of their beds, wines, spirits, and accommodation. Played a game
at the splendid billiard table, and returned home quite delighted.

Mr.Editor some time back when my head ached and ray eyes grew dim I dreaded
to pry into my doctor's bill. Now I only have to call on friend Grimstone, 39,
Broad Street, Bloomsbury, purchase some of his Herbacious EyeSouff in canisters
of Is. 3d. and 2s. 4d. each. Try my sight by reading the testimonials — whiff my
Cigar, frighten away my headache, and gaily cry " Throw Physic to the dogs I'll
have none of it."y

On Saturday, 1 examine Miss Linwoocfs curious Needle Work, Leicester-
Square— just added other beautiful specimens of her art.— But 1 intrude— beg
pardon,— Your 's &cj— PAUL PRY.



Theatre Royali Haymarket-

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This Evening", the Tragedy of

O T H i: li li o,

The inEoor of Venice.

Duke of Venice, Mr GOUGH,

Brabantio, MrPERKIINS. Gratiano,MrWORRELL,

Lodovico, fKinsman to Brabantio,) Mr HOWE,
Othello, (Generalfor the Venetians,) Mr PHELPS,

Cassio, (His Lieut-General,) MrCOOPER,
lago, (Standard Bearer to Othello,) MrMACEADY,

Rodorigo, Mr W. LACY,

Montano MrHEMMING.

Messenger, Mr GREEN.

Desdemona, (Wife to Othello,) Miss H. FATJCIT,

Emilia, ^Wife to lago,) MrsWARNER^



The following pieces of Music wiU be performed in the cours9 of

the EveniDg.

Overture, " Lac de Fees," Auber,

And the Overture, " Ulysse et Circe/' B. Romberg.



After which, (23rd Time,) a new Drama, in 2 acts, called The

Tillage Doctor.

Pieire Boncceur, Mr W. FARREN,

Baron de la Fadaise Mr WEBSTER,

Ferdinand, MrWALTER LACY,
Coco • MrT. F. MATHEWS.

Marchioness de Viellecour, MrsW. CLIFFORD,

Baroness de la Fadaise, Miss TRAVERS,

Louise, Mrs WALTER LACY, (late Miss Taylor.)



To conclude with, the Farce of

Guy Goodluck, Esq. Mr STRICKLAND,
John Jones. .Mr HEMMING, Mr Milton,. .MrT.F.MATHEWS,

Servant, MrGREEN, Cox, MrCiARK, Tapper, MrBlSHOP,
Eliza Miss GROVE, Jenny Miss GALLOT.

To-moirow, Twelfth Night, Viola, Miss EUen Tree, (being- her First Appear-
ance since her return from America.) After >Yhich, The Ransom, Pawiinc,
Hits E. Tree, and Nicolas Flam?



TheatreRoy alEnglish OperaHouse

This Evening the Onera oi

ROB ROY.

Rob Roy Mr TERNAN,

Francis Osbaldislone, Mr FRANKS,
Rashleigh Osbaldistone ,*..*..... Mr HALFORD,

Bailie Nicol Jarvie, Mr MANDERS,

Owen, MrTURNOUR, Mc Stuart, Mr HEALY,

Dougal, MrLYON, Capt.Thornton, MrHORTON,

Sir Frederick Vernon, Mr BENDER,

MajorGalbraith,iV1rS.JONES, Jobson,MrIRELAND

Allan,MrWalsh, Wylie, IVIrHeath,Andrew,MrLewis

Robert & Hamish. . . .Mrs Mew and Miss Fenton,

Helen Macgregor, Mrs TERNAN.

DianaVernon > Miss COLLETT,

Mattie, MrsALLCROFT, Martha, MissBODEN,
Hostess, Miss CONN ELLY, Jane. Miss PERRY.

After >;vhich, the Musical Kntertaiument of

THU QUAKER

Steady, Mr LEFFLER,
Easy, Mr TURNOUR, Solomon, Mr MANDERS,

Lubin, Mr FRANKS,

Florelta, MissCOLLETT, Cicely, MrsGARRICK,

Gilllian, Mrs ALLC ROFT.

To c onclude with, (5:h Time this Season) the Melo-Dramatic Romance, called

Presmvnption ;

Or, The Fate of Frankenstein !

Frankenstein • Mr LYON,

Clerval, (his Friend) Mr HORTON,
Fritz, (Servant to Frankenstein) Mr MANDERS

DeLacy, MrBENDER, Felix, Mr|HALFORD,
William,(Brother of Franke^steinJ MissBECKETT

Tanskin, (a GypseyJ Mr LEWIS,
Hamm erpan (a TinkerJ .... Mr TURNOUR,

Elizabeth, TSister to Frankenstein) MrsALLCROFT
Agatha, { Daughter of DeLacey) MissCOLLETT,

In which she will sing", ** When thou art near,*'

Safie (an Arabian GirU Miss BODEN

Madame Ninon, fWife to Fritz) MissGOWARD.

Printed & Published, every Morning-, by E. & J. Thomas, 6, Exeter JStreet,
Strand, — All Letters to be post paid, — Printing- in General.



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AND

Daily Bills of the Play.

** Nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice." — Othello,

No. 5523. Tuesday/, Sepi. 3, 1839. Price Id.



"The Play's the thing." — Ask for Thomases Observer.

' ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE.

Last oight, the seasoa was coDtiuued at this Theatre, and the
performances commeDced with Roh Roy, the part of the bold
outlaw beiog filled by Mr. Teroao, the husband of the talented
lady of that Dame, and who appeared with favorable success two
or three seasons back at Drury Lane Theatre, as lago, 8fc. Ho
gave a spirited picture of the Highland Robber, and was very well
received by the audience. Diana Vernon was played by Miss
Collet(, in the absence of Miss Raioforth, but by no means as well
as by the absentee. The Quaker followed the Opera, Leffler
making" his re-appearance, and Presumption concluded. The
Aliller and his Men is \o be revived to-morrow, bnd on Monday
next a new and peculiar piece will be produced.

HAY-MARKET THEATRE.

Rarely, very rarely, has the character of lago been so well
sustained as it was yesterday evening* on these boards, when Mr.
Macready took the part for the fir&t time here. It was indeed a
rich pece of natural acting throughout the Tragedy, and the tre-
mendous approbation with which it was hailed, evinced the delio-bt
the audience experienced at such an unusual treat ; for our own
parts we were delighted. The sarcasm of the charac'er was
finely delivered, and the hatred evinced by lago towards Othello,
was given with a force that made one shudder. The delivery of
the linei descripuve of woman's character to Desdemona, was
especially fioe, and gained unbounded applause, and from first to
last Mr. Macready richly earned the approbation profusely showered
on his sublime efforts. Phelps took the character of Othello^ and
to say the least of the performance, presented us with a clever out-
line of the Moor, The other characters were well sustained, es-
pecially the Brahantio of Perkins. Miss H. Fancit and Mrs.
Warner, as usual, were heartily applauded, the one for the deli-
cacy of her performance, and the other for the fire and enthusiasm
displayed in her enactment. After theTragedy, Webster's highly
interesting Drama, The Village Doctor, was performed, and' the
entertainments concluded with John Jones, The Theatre, which
was crammed, numbered among last night's visitors an immense
number of the leaders of ton.

A new Drama, adapted by Richings, an actor of New York,
called Captain Kyd, has been produced at the Park, and was
very successful. No less than fifteen or twenty new performers
were expected in New York, by the Liverpool, from England,
but what number of them were to be consigned to the Park, or
what number to the National, Jonathan could not in the exuber-

Es ^ J, Thomas, Printers^ 6, Exeter Street, Strand,



THE THEATRICAL OBSERVER.



ance of his lively fancy, *^ guess/' or *' calculate/' upoo. The
claim however of pre-eminence will be stoutly contested bstweea
the National ( Wallack's,) and the Park, (Simpson's.)

A newDrama, in three acts, by Mr.Wheatley, (an actor,) called
The Maid of Orleans, has bean in preparation for the Park.

The Taglionis have returned to the Park Theatre, and eatered
into a new engegemant to perform in the Ballet of Undine, but
the weather was so oppressively hot that the houses were but
thinly attended.

When Rufus Blake wrote to bis American friends that he had
taken Drury Lane Theatre, and thatBunn was to be his manager,
a celebrated American actor, and an old stager, said that it would
be " Dromio of Ephesus tryingit over the Dromio of Syracuse.'

Fashiona.'ble Iioung^es.

To the Editor of The Theatrical Observer.
Dba.r Ma. Editor — Just wish to say a word — bejf p*rdon, but will jrou
excuse me — I have to mention that I've arrang-ed so a> to rub shoulders with
mj frieads and ttie fashionable world at one or other of the Grand Lounget
about town : —

Monday, stroll'J to Madame TussAun's elegant Exhibition, Golden Corinthian
Saloon, Baker- <t., Potman Sq. — -Just added to their unrivalled collection, the
sp'.ended full le'i^th figures of Calvin, John Knox, and Luther ; also a beautiful
new Group, consisting of Her Majesty, in her Robes of State, the Duchess of
Kent, &c. The Rooms have been redecorated with superb Lo3kinar Glass.

Tuesday, pop into the Cosmorama, 209, Regent Street, to view the new and
splendid views now exhibiting — quite delighted. Much amused with the
astonishing- feats of The Industrious Fleas, which are also daily to be seen here.
Wednesday, drop into The Florentine Anatomical Museum, 27, Marg-aret Street,
Regent Street, to admire the splendid Anatomical Fig-ures of Venus & Adonis,
modelled from nature, and as large as life, which are now exhibiting here from
9 to 5 daily. Private inspection, for ladies only, every evening from 5 to 7, when
a female will be in attendance -~A most interesting- Exhibition.

Afterwards pay a visii to the Somerset Gallery, 151, Strand, next door to So-
merset House, to see the Royal GlassWorking Exhibition, paid but sixpence for
admittance^and a specimen given to the value. Highly amused by seeing the art
of glass blowing, spiniwg working and modelling, horses, dogs, stags, birds, «&c,
Thursday, paid a delightful visit to The Tj/porama, 107, Quadrant, Regent
Street, a large and accurate modelled view of The Underlciff of the Isle of
White, constructed by L. L. B. Ibbotson, Esq. For the lovers of Geology, a
number of the fossils have been collected, and specimens of the remarkable
plants, sea weeds, insects, &c. found in the neighbourhood. — Admittance Is.

Wishing to purchase my summer stock of Hats, pop't into RiCHAaos's, 125,
Strand — found he had a most splendid assortment of elegant. light, and durable
Beaver Hats— ordered a couple to be sent home immediately. — Made a memo-
randum, *' Richards & Co. 125, Strand, the only house iaLondon for g-ood hats."
It being Mrs. P'a. intention to furnish herself with an entirely new stock of
Jewellery, called at S. Isaacs's, 131, Regent Street, and examined his magni-
ficent stock of gold earrings, necklaces, bracelets, &c. which he is disposing- of
at astonishiug low prices, — he as also on sale some beautiful furniture and china.
Friday, called at Eramett's, 27, Holborn Hill, to view his Novel Pen Maker
l>y which any one can make a superior Pen Id less than one minute — also bis
much improved Needle Threader, to enable Ladies, whose sight is impairad to
thread their needles with the (greatest case — a most ingenious contrivance.

Went to visit some country cousins, found them at friend Bakbr's Old Bell
Tavern, 95, Fleet Street, quite surprised at the excellence of their fare, ani
cheapness of their beds, wines, spirits, and accommodation. Played a game
at the splendid billiard table, and returned home quite delighted.

Mr.Editor some time back when my head ached and my eyes grew dim I dreaded
to pry into my doctor's bill. Now I only have to call on friend Grimstone, 39,
Broad Street, Bloomsbury, purchase some of his Herbacious EyeSnuff in canisters
of Is. 3d. and 2s. 4d. each. Try my sight by reading the testimonials — whiff my
Cigar, frighten away my headache, and gaily cry *' Throw Physic to the dogs I'll
have non^ ofjit."J^

On Saturday, I examine Miss Linwood^s curious Needle Work, Leicester-
Square— just added other beautiful specimens of her art,'— But I intrude — beg
pardon,~Your*8 &c —PAUL PRY.



Theatre R oyali H aymarketi

This EveniiifiT. Shakspear»^*s Comedv of

Twelfth JVigM ;

OR,

^iTHAT YOU "WILL !

Orsino, (Duke of Illyria,) Mr COOPER,
Sebastian,! f Brother to Viola) Mr HOWE,

Antonio, (Friend to Sebastian) Mr PERKINS,

Valentine, C Gentlemen attending ) Mr WORRELL

Curio, I on the Duke, 3 Mr CLARK,

SirTobyBelch,(Uncleto01ivia)MrSTRICKLAND,

SirA.Aguecheek,(afoolishKnight)MrBUCKSTONE

A Sea Captain, (Friend toViola) Mr COUGH,
Fabian (Servant to Olivia) Mr HEMMING,

Malvolio,? (Steward to Olivia) MrW.FARREN,
Clown. . . . (Servant to Olivia) Mr WEBSTER,

Priest, Sailors, Officers, and other Attendants,

Olivia, (beloved by the Duke) Mrs W.LACY,

Viola, (in love with ihe Duke,) Miss E. TREE,
Her First Appear a,nce since lier Return from

ABSEiniCIA

Maria, (Olivia's Wom an,) Mr s FITZWILLIAM.

After Tvhich. the Drama of



THE RAMISOM.



The President Montesquieu, Mr COOPER,

Mr Durvalle, (a Merchant,) Mr PHELPS,

Edward, (his Son,J Mr W. LACY,

Capt. Bordier,i.««. Mr HEMMING,

Frangois le Blanc, Mr G ALLOT,

Phillipe, Mr T. F. MATTHEW^S,

Estelle, (Daughter to Durvalle.) Miss TRAVERS,

Gertrude le Blanc, Mrs W, CLIFFORD,

Pauline, (her Dau ghter,) Miss ELLEN TREE.

To c JHclude with, Mr. Bucist one's Fa rce of '

Nicolas Flam, Mr W. FARREN,

Fitzsmith,MrWORRELL,LordPedigree,MrGOUGH

Dr. Birch, Mr STRICKLAND,

Shrimp Mr BUCKSTONE,

Mrs Nibble, Mrs DANSON,

Harriet Miss GALLOT,

Miss Puddicombe, Mrs W. CLIFFORD,

To-morrow, The Laey ot Lyous, with Single Lite, a.d Make Your Wills.




TheatreRoyallinglishOperaHouse

This Evening, the Opera of

ROB ROY.

Rob Roy Mr TERNAN,

Francis Osbaldistone, Mr FRANKS,

Rashleigh Osbaldistone Mr H A LFORD,

Bailie Ni^olJarvie, Mr MANDERS,
Owen, MrTURNOUR, Mc Stuart, Mr HEALY,
Dougal, MrLYON, Capt.Thornton, MrHORTON,

Sir Frederick Vernon, Mr BENDER,

MajorGalbraith,iV1rS.JONES, Jobson,MrIRELAND

Allan,MrWalsh, Wylie, MrHeath,Andrew,MrLewis

Robert & Hamish. . . .Mrs Mew and Miss Fenton,

Helen Macgregor, Mrs TERNAN.

DianaVernon Miss COLLETT,

Mattie, MrsALLCROFT, Martha, MissBODEN,
Hostess, Miss CONN ELLY, Jane. Miss PERRY.

Afier which, the Musical Kniertiinment of

Steady, Mr LEFFLER,
Easy, Mr TURNOUR, Solomon, Mr MANDERS,

Lubin, Mr FRANKS,

Floretta, MissCOLLETT, Cicely, MrsGARRICK,

Gilllian, Mrs ALLC ROFT.

To c onclude with, (6.h Time this Season) the Melo-Dramatic Romance, called

Or, The Fate of Frankenstein I

Frankenstein .ee Mr LYON,

Cierval, (his Friend) MrHORTON,
Fritz. (Servant to Frankenstein) Mr MANDERS

DeLacy, MrBENDER, Felix, Mr HALFORD,
'\Villiam,(Brother of Frankenstein^ MissBECKETT

Tanskin, (a GypseyJ Mr LEWIS,
Hamm erpan .... (a TinkerJ . . • . Mr TURNOUR,

Elizabeth, fSisier to Frankenstein) MrsALLCROFT
Agatha, (Daughter of DeLacey) MissCOLLETT,

In which she will siDg, " When thou art near."

Safie • (an Arabian GirU Miss BODEN

Madame Ninon, rWife to Fritz) MissGOWARD-

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Strand.— Ail Letters to be post paid, — Printing- in General.



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" Nothing extenuate, ror set do^vn auglt in malice.** — Othello.

A Trj. 552 4 . We dnesday^ Se pt. 4, 1839. Price 1 cL

♦'The Play's the thing." — Ask for Thomas's Observer,



ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE.

Last cig-bt the performaiices here consisted of Rob Roy, The
Quaker, and Presumption,

HAY-MARKET THEATRE.

After «n absence of nearly tbree years, that talented lady, and
universHJ f-ivorit**, M'ss Ellen Tree, returned to theie boards ves-
terd^iy evenioo-, in the cbarncter of Viola, in Shakspe&re's Play
of Twelfth Night. On the opening" of the doors there whs a tre*
mendons rush, and the Thejilre was presenlly crammed to tha
s'ips by persons JiDiious lo render homage to the newly arrived
stir. On M'SS Tree's entry there was a long continued tremendous
cbeeriog^, and waving of bats and handkerchiefs gfrom every part
of ihe Theatre ; this hearty welcome to b^r native hnd vis.ibly
affected MissTree,but she soon recovered herself, and went Ibrouo^h
the character with her wonted spirit and eleo^auce of style, g-aining
nnftnimous applause Ibrougfhout, more especiHlly in the scene witti
Olivia, where the well known sentence, "Sbe never t^H her
love," &c. el'cited universal admiration, and the ejacnlatioo in the
after scene, of " I'm the man»" called dovrn rapturous applause,
Mr?. W. Lacy's Olivia was as usual a highly natural and beautiful
performance, and Mrs.Fitzwillam, as Maria, was justly applauded,
b*»r acting was arch and piquante througbout. Mr. VV. Farreu
phyed the character of Malvolio with his accustomed ikil', and
with Webster, who enacted the part of the Clown to admiration,
was much apphuded. Cooper took the Duke, and albeit that he
looked elderly, wect through the character with grest respecta-
bility. Mr. Howe, of Covent Garden Theatre, shewed ^veni pro-
mise of his becoming a talented actor as Sebastian. Buckstono
and Webster drew down hearty laughter as Sir Andrew and Sir
Tobt/,ihe\v respective representations were excellent, and Antonio
was lufficJently well acted by Ferkios. At the conclusion of the
PUy Miss Tree w^s rapturously called before the curtain, and af-
terwards appeared in the Dramn of TheRansom, as Pauline, her
original character ; *he was «s effective as ever in this icteresiiig*
part, and beguiled the audience of their tears, from her touching-
pprforroance. Lacy as her lover, was also very clever. Nicolas
Flam concluded. Miss Tree to-morrow evening takes her favoiita
charscter of Ion.

The late Mr. Ryder^ Theatrical Manager — This gen-
tleman, who died suddenly on the 3rd of hst month, was
inanager of the Theatres of Aberdeen, Dundee, Asbroath, Inver-
ness, &c. As a manager be was active in catering for the public,
strongly attached to the legitimate Drama, and strictly excloding-
all immoral pieces and allusions. As an actor, his personations of
Rob Roy, Falstaff, 8^c. were rich and finished performances. He
wai a warm admirer of the school of Kemble. As the Drama of

it, ^ J. ihomtis, Priniera, t), Exeter Street^ Strand.



THE TUE\TR1CAL OBSERVER.



life drew to a close, his ihougbts reverted to the scene bdyood the
grave, and bis friends were touched wiih his deep and uoiitfecled



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