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 >>
Thomas Frost, Reminiscences of a Country Journalist (London, 1886), p. 155. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1665923287786 accessed: 21 March, 2023
Listening tohide composers
hymn to the sun from 'Pizarro'
written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
|performed by John Ryder|
|Date/Time||between at the end of the 1830's and in the beginning of the 1850's|
|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.