John Britton et al. in a theatre in Panton Street, Haymarket, London - between at the end of 1799 and in the beginning of 1800

from The Auto-Biography of John Britton, F.S.A., Honorary Member of Numerous English and Foreign Societies, pages 97–99:

Partial to comedy and farce, and disposed to the vis-comica, I chose for singing and recitation those writings of Peter Pindar, George Colman, jun., George Alexander Stevens, Charles Dibdin, and others, which seemed best calculated to amuse mixed and miscellaneous assemblies of persons, who preferred mirth to melancholy, and smiles to sighs.  Hence I was generally greeted with plaudits, and my efforts to please were always cheerfully received.

 

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John Britton, The Auto-Biography of John Britton, F.S.A., Honorary Member of Numerous English and Foreign Societies (London, 1850), p. 97–99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1658920097585 accessed: 4 February, 2023

location of experience: a theatre in Panton Street, Haymarket, London

Listeners

John Britton
Antiquary, apprentice to a wine merchant, cellarman, Clerk […]
1771-1857

Listening to

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unspecified singing performed by John Britton

Experience Information

Date/Time between at the end of 1799 and in the beginning of 1800
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

The ‘Eidophusikon’ was a miniature mechanical theatre, measuring ten feet wide, six feet high and eight feet deep, in which realistic, moving natural scenes were created: sunrises, sunsets, moonlight images, storms and volcanoes, along with novel sound and music effects. It was thought up by the actor David Garrick, and created by the artist Philip James de Loutherberg, who was at the time employed by Garrick as designer at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. It was initially presented to the public in Lisle Street, Leicester Square in February 1781.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 27 Jul 2022 12:08:18 +0100
Approved on Thu, 18 Aug 2022 13:31:32 +0100