in Dublin - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 18-19:

Ryder, who then had Crow Street Theatre, had entered into a fresh engagement with Michael Arne for three nights, to revive Cymon. Mrs. Arne (his second wife,) was a sweet singer, and being also a very pretty, petite figure, was very popular in Silvia. They thought that I might be an additional attraction, and proposed to my father that I should play Cymon the three nights, and choose any character I pleased for the fourth, which should be given to me free of all expense, as a remuneration...I played Cymon three nights, and on the fourth, Lionel, (or, properly speaking, Master Lionel,) for my …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 18-19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427277038511 accessed: 19 May, 2022

location of experience: Dublin

Listening to

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Cymon performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:50:38 +0000