Audience member at Wakefield in Wakefield - September, 1787

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 305-307:

Wilkinson proposed to u to perform four nights more at Wakefield, to which we consented ; we arrived there on Wednesday, the 5th of September, and appeared in " Love in a Village ;" the house was thinly attended, but in the stage-box sat a lady, who made such a terrible noise, throwing herself into all kinds of attitudes, indulging ever and anon in horrid laughing, that she disconcerted every person who came upon the stage ; but, above all, I in particular appeared to be the object of her ridicule, and I confess I felt extremely hurt at her pointed rudeness. In the third act, when Young …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 305-307. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Wakefield


Listening to

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Love in a Village
written by Thomas Arne and others
performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1787
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 20 May 2015 17:28:47 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:29:41 +0000