D. (Dudley) Ryder in Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, London, England - 17 January, 1716, at night

from The Diary of Dudley Ryder, 1715-1716 , page 166:

Diary entry 17 January 1716 Went to the new playhouse to see Dioclesian. There are a great many very good dances in it and singing, but as for the drama I think that is but very indifferent. The decorations are some of them very fine, but I think the Paris opera is much finer. There were choruses of singing just like the French operas.

cite as

Dudley Ryder, and William Matthews (ed.), The Diary of Dudley Ryder, 1715-1716 (London, 1939), p. 166. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1708094917897 accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, London, England

Listeners

D. (Dudley) Ryder
Lawyer Judge, parliamentarian, writer; amateur musician and dancer
1691-1756

Listening to

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The Prophetess: or, The History of Dioclesian
written by Henry Purcell
performed by unspecified singers

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 January, 1716, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 16 Feb 2024 14:48:38 +0000
Approved on Mon, 22 Apr 2024 20:30:58 +0100