Fourth Earl of Orford in Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London - early December, 1786

from Letter from Horace Walpole to the Countess of Upper Ossory, 15 December 1786 , page 429:

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.

cite as

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: 20 May, 2022

location of experience: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Listeners

Fourth Earl of Orford
patron of the arts, Politician, Writer
1717-1797

Listening to

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Richard Cœur de Lion
written by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry arr. Thomas Linley, Thomas Linley
performed by Dorothea Jordan

Experience Information

Date/Time early December, 1786
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:37:08 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:38:53 +0100