Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 1798

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 142:

My next musical productions were in a play taken from Mr. Lewis's romance of 
"The Monk," by Mr. Boaden, and performed at Drury Lane, called "Aurelio and 
Miranda." I thought there was a great deal of merit in the writing; but it was
only acted six nights: many thought it indecorous to represent a church on the stage (which, by the way, was a fine specimen of the art, painted by Capon). But
the powerful objection was, the unearthly appearance of Kemble, as the Monk. I
never shall forget his attitude immediately after his entrance; his dress the
look. The …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 142. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436891908281 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Aurelio and Miranda performed by Kemble

Experience Information

Date/Time 1798
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:38:28 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:27:41 +0000