Michael Kelly et al. in Drury Lane - the 1810's

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 282-284:

On the 26th of January, 1814, I had the pleasure to witness the first appearance of Mr. Kean, as Shylock, in "The Merchant of Venice," and was delighted with the performance of my original Cupid in "Cymon." There was not a good house, but the audience gave him that applause, on his entree, which they are always liberal enough to bestow on a first appearance...In my humble opinion, Kean's acting in the third act of "Othello," is his best performance. The first night he acted it at Drury Lane, I sat in my seat in the orchestra, which was appropriated to me, as …   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 282-284. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438688689316 accessed: 28 January, 2021

location of experience: Drury Lane

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Othello

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1810's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:44:49 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:09:55 +0000