Michael Kelly in London - 1788

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 317-318:

" Shakspeare's Jubilee" was revived this year, and acted five nights to crowded houses; all the performers walked in the procession, as the different characters of his plays. Mrs. Siddons personated the Tragic, and Miss Farren the Comic Muse.. I had to sing the following lines, written by the present worthy Alderman Birch, author, amongst others, of three very popular musical pieces : " The Mariners ;" "The Adopted Child ;" and The Smugglers :" they were received with unqualified approbation. AIR "The Mulberry Tree." "The cypress and yew tree for sorrow renown'd, And tear-dropping willow …   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 317-318. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435163669623 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

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The Mulberry Tree performed by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

Date/Time 1788
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:34:29 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:37:17 +0000