Theatre audience et al. in Princess's Theatre, London - between at the end of the 1830's and in the beginning of the 1850's

from Reminiscences of a Country Journalist, page 155:

During my long residence in London and the southern suburbs of that great city [till 1853] I was a frequent visitor to the theatres and music-halls […]. I witnessed several of Charles Kean’s revivals at the Princess’s [Theatre]—[…] [including] “Pizarro”, with John Ryder as the Spanish conqueror. Never before had the temple scene [...] been put on the stage as it was by Kean. The Peruvian warriors, white-robed priests, and …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Frost, Reminiscences of a Country Journalist (London, 1886), p. 155. accessed: 25 September, 2023

location of experience: Princess's Theatre, London


Thomas Frost
Chartist, journalist, lecturer, printer […]

Listening to

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hymn to the sun from 'Pizarro'
written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
performed by John Ryder

Experience Information

Date/Time between at the end of the 1830's and in the beginning of the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Charles Kean revived Richard Sheridan’s operatic drama ‘Pizarro’, first staged at London’s Drury Lane Theatre in 1799. The play, about the conquistador Francisco Pizarro’s conquest of Peru in the sixteenth century, was highly popular in the era when Frost frequented the London theatre. English actor John Ryder (1814 – 1885) appeared in many of Kean’s productions.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 16 Oct 2022 13:28:08 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2022 13:11:39 +0100