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Jew) = Woulds : Horatio = Stanley : Will Surger Chatterley : Julia = Mrs. Vining :- this Melo-dramatic Ballet of Action was written by Cross, and brought out Sep. 7 1806—Horatio and Mandeville are in love with Julia- she is in love with Horatio -Mandeville pretends to be a friend to Horatio, but nearly assassinates him among some rocks—at the conclusion, Mandeville's villany is discovered, and he stabs himself—in the last scene, Mandeville drops a picture_Zaluch snatches it up, and calls on Man. deville to touch the secret spring-Mandeville endeavours in vain to find it - Zaluch touches the secret spring, and discovers the miniature of Horatio --this incident is borrowed from Julia, or the Italian Lover.

14. Miss Jameson's bt. Which is the Man ? Beauchamp = Abbott : Lady Bell Bloomer = Miss Jameson.

17. More ways than One. Carlton = Stanley : Dr. Feelove = Chatterley: Miss Archer = Miss Jameson.

19. Stanley's bt. Merchant of Venice. Shylock = Sowerby: Gratiano = Stanley : Portia = Miss Jameson :—with Captain Cook by Stanley.

21. For the bt. of Charlton, acting manager. Lady of the Lake. Roderick Dhu = Sowerby : Fitz-James = Abbott : Allan-Bane = Charlton : Earl Douglas = Ash : Brian = Stanley : Malcolm Græme = Comer : John of Brent = Cunningham : Malise

Lodge : Murdock=Coburn : Norman = Benson : Ellen = Mrs. Vining : Blanche of Devan = Miss Kelly : Lady Margaret = Mrs. Chatterley : Alice = Mrs. Woodhouse : Isabel = Miss Matthews :-with Quadrupeds of Quedlinburgh. Bathos = Woulds : Rogero = Chatterley : Casimere = Evans : Matilda Pottingen = Miss Jameson :- the Farce was badly gotten up, and was not repeated.

The celebrity of Walter Scott's poem, called the Lady of the Lake, induced several persons to adapt it to the stage-Morton on Feb. 5th 1811 brought out at C. G. the Knight of Snowdoun-Eyre, at the request of Henry Siddons, wrote his Lady of the Lake - this Melo-dramatic Romance was brought out at Edinburgh in 1811-Roderick Dhu= Terry : Fitz-James = H. Siddons : Ellen = Mrs. H. Siddons : Blanche of Devan = Mrs. Young :-Eyre has adhered pretty closely to the story—but by writing in blank verse, he has given a stiffness to the dialogue, without retaining the beauties of the original language-his play however is much better than Morton's - the latter is in prose

-Dibdin is said to have brought out his Lady of the Lake at the Surrey theatre in 1810-Fitz-James = Elliston : Roderick Dhu = T. P. Cooke : Ellen = Miss S. Booth :Dibdin has (for the most part) adopted the words of the poem--but by writing his piece in 2 acts instead of 3, he has mutilated the story, particularly in that part of it, which concerns Roderick Dhu--on the whole Dibdin's piece does him credit.

The Lady of the Lake, as performed at Bath on this evening is a most pleasing and judicious adaptation of Scott's work to the stage—the original poem constituting the dialogue with little or no alteration-previously to the representation several persons thought that the audience would not approve of a play in rhyme, but the Manager with his usual good judgment determined to make the experiment -and the success was as complete as he could wish - the Lady of the Lake was thrown into the shape of a play by ***-Dimond added the Music from the Knight of Snowdoun—it was very well gotten up with appropriate scenes and dresses-Sowerby acted particularly well-Charlton figured his part to perfection, and spoke judiciously.

March 31. Not acted 40 years, Twin Rivals. Elder Wou'dbe=Abbott : Younger Wou'dbe=Cunningham : Trueman = Stanley: Teague = Egan : Mrs. Midnight = Mrs. Egan : Aurelia = Miss Kelly: Constance=Miss Jameson :- the Bath audience is peculiarly squeamish-some disapprobation was expressed in the early part of the play, but when Mrs. Egan in the 5th act said—“ there is only a poor

gentlewoman in labour"—the hissing was so violent as to stop the play—Egan, who was on the stage as Teague, was so silly as to come forward, and address the audience in behalf of his wife, who had only spoken the words which were in her part-on the 19th of the following June, Evans, as Don Manuel, said—“kings, queens and-common whores “must die "-he was much hissed--it is to be hoped that the persons who hissed him, acted consistently --and that they hissed the first Parson whom they might hear reading a lesson in the Bible, with the obnoxious word in it.

April Betty was engaged for 7 nights.

25. The Public are respectfully informed, that in compliance with the solicitations of several parties of distinction, Mr. Betty will perform 3 times more.

May 5. For bt. of Loder, Leader of the Band.

Poor Gentleman-Blue Devils—and Lock and Key -Fawcett acted Ollapod — Megrim-and RalphLoder had married Miss Mills, the daughter of Fawcett's wife—this was the reason of Fawcett's coming to Bath.

8. Cato = Sowerby : Portius = Abbott: Juba = Stanley.

9. Miss Kelly's bt. Pilgrim. Pedro = Stanley : Alphonso Chatterley : Roderigo = Bengough : Juletta= Miss Kelly : Alinda= Miss Jameson.

14. Ash's bt. Richard 3d = Sowerby : Richmond = Ash :-he was a very disagreeable actor.

19. For bt. of Miss Summers. Castle of Montval -written by Dr. Whalley of Bath and acted at D. L. upwards of 30 nights—for 30 read 8.

23. Chatterley's bt. Brothers. Capt. Ironsides = Bengough : Belfield Jun. = Stanley: Sir Benjamin Dove=Chatterley : Sophia = Miss Jameson : Lady Dove = Mrs. Chatterley :—with (by permission of Elliston of the Surrey theatre) Tag in Tribulation. Little Pickle=Miss Kelly : Tag=Chatterley.

June -- Miss Duncan acted 6 nights—her parts were — Hypolita, Mrs. Sullen &c. — Stanley was Archer.

July 25. Bannister acted Col. Feignwell.

Bath Herald—“ William Wyatt Dimond, Esq. “ died on Jan. 2 1812, aged 62—In every part he played, he always appeared in earnest, and was

always perfect—his action was elegantly spirited “and appropriate—his voice was harmonious and

finely modulated—with all these qualifications, in “ their very zenith, he retired from the stage, and “ devoted his mind to the duties of a Manager-perhaps no situation in life is more difficult, than that “ of the director of a theatre-he has a variety of

persons to contend with and controul—and few of “ them but have a higher opinion of their own abi

lities, than the public awards them--yet Mr. Di“ mond, by the gentleness of his manners, and un“ assuming demeanour, had the power of reconciling “ their minds and making the business of the theatre

go smoothly on-they obeyed him more through “ the regard they had for him as a friend, than the “ awe he might have created as a Manager—the uni“ versal regret testified by the whole city, at his “ almost sudden demise, best speaks his worth, and “ the esteem with which his memory will be ever “ regarded."

Dimond's eldest son William, the author of many successful pieces, was brought up to the law, but, on his father's decease, he devoted his time to the management of the theatre-a situation for which he was peculiarly well qualified.

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