Fourth Earl of Orford in Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London - early December, 1786
The Greybeards have certainly been chastised, for we did not find them at all gross. The piece is farcical and improbable, but has some good things, and is admirably acted. Cœur de Lion did not answer; nor was I much charmed with the music; but my ear is too bad to judge at first hearing. The scenes are excellent; Mrs. Jordan is quite out of her character, and makes nothing of the part; and the turning the ferocious Richard into a tender husband is intolerable.
Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to the Countess of Upper Ossory, 15 December 1786 . In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 13 (Oxford, 1905), p. 429. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535017026827 accessed: 10 December, 2023
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|Richard Cœur de Lion||performed by Dorothea Jordan|
|Date/Time||early December, 1786|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|