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Tag Archives: Covent Garden

The Life of Actress, Mary Wells – All Things Georgian

Mary Stephens Davies was baptised on 14th December 1761 in the village of Little Haywood near Colwich, Staffordshire, the daughter of Thomas Davies and his wife, Anna. At the tender age of … Continue reading

03/16/2018 · 2 Comments

March 18, 1902: Italian Tenors Are a Lire a Dozen | Wretched Richard’s Almanac

Tenor Enrico Caruso recorded ten arias for the Gramophone & Typewriter Company in Milan, Italy. He was paid 100 pounds sterling, and was not required to do any typing. These … Continue reading

03/18/2016 · Leave a comment

On this day: Sarah Booth’s Covent Garden Debut

Famous English actress Sarah Booth made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on the 23rd of November, 1810. She played Amanthis in the play Child of Nature… … Continue reading

11/23/2015 · Leave a comment

July 23 1815: Hazlitt on The Tempest

Originally posted on pastnow:
On July 23 1815, William Hazlitt’s review of The Tempest appears in the Examiner. As we returned some evenings ago from seeing the Tempest at Covent…

07/24/2015 · Leave a comment

The Punch & Judy Festival in Covent Garden | Spitalfields Life

Originally posted on Spitalfields Life Today I preview the annual Punch & Judy Festival which is held this year on Sunday 10th May. On 9th May 1662, Samuel Pepys wrote in … Continue reading

05/06/2015 · Leave a comment

A Romantic Tale—and a Screwball Comedy | Lillian Marek

Originally posted on Lillian Marek In the early 19th century there were four Tree sisters, all of whom went on the stage. (If there were three of them, one could probably … Continue reading

04/11/2015 · Leave a comment

History Hoydens: Travels in Englandc 1782: The Theatre in the Haymarket

This week Mr. Moritz shares his opinions and observations on a trip to the theatre (and most unpleasant it sounds, too): “Last week I went twice to an English play-house.  The … Continue reading

01/30/2015 · Leave a comment

October 13 1814: Unpleasant Night at the Theatre | pastnow

Mary, Shelley and Jane go to Covent Garden to see Edmund Kean in Hamlet. — October 13 1814 — 1814now (@1814now) October 13, 2014 “… the play ‘s the thing Wherein … Continue reading

10/14/2014 · Leave a comment

Charles Macklin

Originally posted on All Things Georgian:
Charles Macklin, actor and playwright, was well known to many of the people we have been writing about. The following is the account of his…

07/10/2014 · Leave a comment