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Formerly the Sans Pareil (1806-1819), later the Adelphi (1819-1900)
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For complete details on the fields below, see

The London Stage 1800-1900: A Calendar of Performances’ publication: A Handbook for Compilers, 1976, Joseph Donohue & James Ellis.

He can be contacted at:

General Editor, The London Stage 1800-1900
c/o Department of English,
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
joseph.donohue935@gmail.com

Notes:

Description Syntax Example
Original Run Date *00* text * *00* adelphi 30-jun-2000 21:51:15 *
Element Number *01* Element Number *01*040806321001
Theatre Code *02* Theatre Code
Note:
0408=Adelphi
*02*0408
Season Card *03* Season Name *03*1806-1807
Performance weekday *04* day of week
Note:
Sun=1 ... Sat=7
*04*2
Performance Date *05* Date *05*17 november 1806
Performance Time *06* Time Code
Note:
1=matinee,
2=evening
*06*2
Theatre *07* Theatre name abbreviation
Note:
san=Sans Pareil Theatre
ad=Adelphi Theatre
*07*san
House Type *08* House Type Code
Note:
1=Theatre
*08*1
Source *09* source-1 * source-2 * … *09*ann*adv*
Source Date *10* date-1 * date-2 * … *10*26/11/1821*26/11/1821*
Source Location *11* location-1 * location-2 * … *11*BL*<Times>*
Data Status *12* text * … [Not used for Adelphi]
Preliminaries commentary *13* text * … *13*date of bill has been altered to 15 December 1806, and announces perfs Mon, Tues, Wed*
Special Performance *14* type: description* *14*Dark: Christmas Eve*
Preliminary Ladder (first element number for this performance) *15* text *15*06321001
Title ladder *16*N next date *L last date * R first date* *16*n21 november 1806* l17 november 1806* r17 november 1806*
Title Number *17* Position of tile in the performance. *17*1.
Title Card *18* title *18*The Rout
Title Commentary *19*( repetition) * text * ... *19*(2)*

*19*(1)*1st time ever* Nicoll gives 1st perf. as 16/1/1807*
Non Resident company *20* Name of company * *20*Covent Garden Corps de Ballet*
Performance Hour *21* hour : minute *21*6:30
Performance Language *22* language *22*French
Genre in source *23* genre in source *23*comedie vaudeville
Genre Assessment *24* ( genre )
Note:
v = vaudeville
*24*(v)
Parts In Piece *25* parts in piece *25*2 acts
Author List *26* function: author * … *26*au: Miss [Jane M.] Scott*

*26*au: [Tom Taylor]* [Charles Reade]*
Author Commentary *27* text * ... *27*"Written by a lady Miss [Jane M.] Scott" (<Adelphi Scrapbook>)*
Cast List *28* cast list (see below) *28*Mr. Marmaduke Mouser: [Robert] Keeley* Mr. Crummy: [John] Parselle* Mrs. Mouser: Miss Fanny Maskell* Betsy Baker: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley (her original character)*
Cast Commentary *29* text * ... *29*This season Caroline Giroux occasionally billed as Carolina*
Supervision *30* cast list (see below) *30*director:*/Gabriel Giroux**

 
Supervisor Commentary *31* text * ... *31*"Produced under the personal direction of the authors by E. B. Norman" (prog)*
Music *32* title lists (see below) *32*New medley overture: [James Sanderson]*
Music Commentary *33* text * ... *33*new music and overture*

 
Song *34* title lists (see below) *34*Song:"<The Bouquet>"* /Miss [Jane M.] Scott*Song:"<Captain Clark>"* /Miss [Jane M.] Scott*Song:"<Isabel>"* /Miss [Jane M.] Scott (in character of Mr. Quaver)*Song: "<Belfast>"* /Miss [Jane M.] Scott*Song:"<Gamester>"* /Miss [Jane M.] Scott*Song: "<Sweet Content>"* /Miss [Jane M.] Scott*
Song Commentary *35* text * … *35*"All but two songs written by Miss [Jane] Scott" (bill)* A song composed by Miss Abrams, words by Miles Peter Andrews, was also sung (<Scrapbook>, 8 Dec. 1806).*
Dance *36* title lists (see below) *36*Minuet de la cour \[Vestris\]:* -"two monkeys"* Gavotte \[de Vestris\]:* -"two monkeys"*
Dance Commentary *37* text * … *37*Miss M. Twamley (from EOH)*
Entertainment *38* title lists (see below) *38*Recitation:"<The Bouquet>"* /Miss [Jane M.] Scott*Recitation:"<How To Prevent Mutiny>"* /Miss [Jane M.] Scott*Recitation:"<Picklewell>"* /Miss [Jane M.] Scott*Recitation:"<Oratorios>"* / Miss [Jane M.] Scott*Recitation:"<Invocation>"* /Miss [Jane M.] Scott*
Entertainment Commentary *39* text * … *39*"All written by Miss Scott" (bill)* Additional information taken from New York bill, Dec 1, 1806*
Spectacle *40* title lists (see below) *40*Spectacle:"<Ancient grand battle in shadow of several thousand figures>"*

*40*(d2) Spectacle:"<Uncorking of the Mountain Dhu--startling effects of the Mountain Dhu>"*(d5) Spectacle: "<The gathering of the clans>"*
Spectacle Commentary *41* text * … *41*this spectacle was not listed prior to this date, but it was described in the plot summary given on the first night bill*
Scenery *42* title lists (see below) *42*scene painter:*/Morris*scenery designer:*/Morris**
Scenery Description *43* scene-1 * scene-2 * … *43*1. correct view of the Rigging-House from Woolwich church-yard*

*43*1. a frost with mechanical fall of snow *2. flower pavilion* 3. ironmonger's shop* 4. a lodge and view* 5. a market* 6. Queen's College, Oxford 7. court of justice* 8. inside of a cottage* 9. celestial scene* 10. new tree wings, sea, watch tower*
Scenery Commentary *44* text * … *44*entirely new scenery*
Costume Credit *45* title lists (see below) *45*wardrobe:*/Godbee*wardrobe:*/Miss Swan**
Costume Description *46* text * … *46*"costumes executed from the first authorities" (bill)*
Costume commentary *47* text * … *47*dresses and properties are new and splendid*
Other Prod Credits *48* title lists (see below) *48*trick designer:*/Louis*tricks and transformations:*/Louis**
Other Prod Descriptions *49* text * ... *49*(d1) mechanical fall of snow (John Scott)*
Other Production Commentary *50* text * ... *50*Production description on October 7 bill
Financial Information *51* text * ... *51*half price at the end of the second act*
Advertisement *52* text * ... *52*<Flying Dutchman> half price for 4 nts only*
Title General Commentary *53* text * ... *53*"It consists of recitation and songs which were above mediocrity" (<Adelphi Scrapbook>)*
Text: Playhouse *54* text * ... [Not used for Adelphi]
Text: Authorial *55* text * ... [Not used for Adelphi]
Text: Load Chamberlain *56* text * ... [Not used for Adelphi]
Text: Lord Chamberlain File Copy Commentary *57* text * ... *57*licensed as <Seeming and Scheming; or, Attic Science and Mimic Art>*
Text: Printed editions *58* text * ... [Not used for Adelphi]
Miscellaneous Bibliography *59* text * ... *59*Gloss on bill indicates pc by Buckstone; although Nicoll suggests connection with Beazley play (1832); BL Catalogue assigns it to Fitzball due to "by E.F.B." on ms*
Text: General Commentary *60* text * ... *60*DFo has a version pub Lacy, in 3 acts by Wm. T. Townsend as perf at City of London 7 Jan 1846*
General Supervision *61* title lists (see below) *61*director:*/[John P.] Bologna*house manager:*/[John?] Holland**
General Supervision Commentary *62* text * ... *62*"under management of Holland (from CG), the pieces got up under direction of Bologna Jr. (bill)"*
General Music *63* title lists (see below) *63*Violin pieces:* /Master Aubun*Instrumental selections:* /Signor Rivolta
General Music Commentary *64* text * ... *64*clip:"Signor Rivolta plays 3 or 4 instruments at the same time"* later advs say "4 or 5" instruments played by Signor Rivolta* Master Aubun identified in later advs as "a self-taught infant of 5 years of age"*
General Song *65* title lists (see below) *65*Songs:* /[Charles] Dibdin*
General Song Commentary *66* text * ... *66*Dibdin was granted a licence for "song, recitation, and music" in 1808 --see Highfill <et al>. <Biographical Dictionary>, IV, 373*
General Dance *67* title lists (see below) *67*Pas seul:* /Master [W?] Whale*
General Dance Commentary *68* text * ... *68*Master Whale under 7 yrs of age, 1st app any stage*
General Entertainment *69* text * ... *69*Imitations of London performers:* /[Andrew] Campbell*
General Entertainment Commentary *70* text * ... *70*general entertainments from B.L. bill, c. Dec. 1807*
General Spectacle *71* title lists (see below) *71*Mechanical fireworks: [John Scott (dir)]*Spectacle: [Gabriel Giroux (dir)]*
General spectacle Commentary *72* text * ... *72*fireworks taken from B.L. bill, Dec. 1807*
General Scenery Credits *73* title lists (see below) *73*scene painter:*/W[illiam] Telbin*scenery designer:*/W[illiam] Telbin**
General Scenery Description *74* text * ... [Not used for Adelphi]
General Scenery Commentary *75* text * ... *75*From bill:"New act drop & curtain, painted by Mr. W. Telbin"*
General Costume Commentary *78* text * ... [Not used for Adelphi]
General Other Production Credit *79* title lists (see below) [Not used for Adelphi]
General Other Production Description *80* text * … [Not used for Adelphi]
General Other Prod Commentary *81* text * ... [Not used for Adelphi]
General Front Of House Credits *82* title lists (see below) *82*Prompter:*/ Wilton (from Olympic)*
General Front of House Commentary *83* text * ... *83*new system introduced: "each person paying to the stalls, boxes, pit or gallery will be entitled to receive with their check a bill of the evening's performance printed expressly for the purpose"--bill* this apparently marks the beginning of the modern program* NN bill has copy of the program attached to it*
General Financial Information *84* text * … *84*No half price*
General Advertisement *85* text * … *85*Nicoll and Hartnoll etc. give 27 November 1806 as the opening night perhaps because a New York announcement has a MS note "opened November 27"*
General Commentary *86* text * ... *86*"New building will open with <The Rout>--songs, recitative, etc. by a young lady--her first appearance on any stage. Second part phantasmagoria, third part artificial fireworks" (James Winston)*
General Miscellaneous Bibliography *87* text * … [Not used for Adelphi]
Reference Cast List *88* {ADDS|BUT|OMITS} role : name * … *88*OMITS attendants : Master A. Newman*OMITS attendants : Master Adamie*OMITS attendants : Master Bradwell*OMITS attendants : Miss O'Brien*OMITS attendants : Miss Sims*OMITS ruffians : Master Fleet*OMITS ruffians : Master Lardner*
Editor *89* editors name * *89*Alfred L. Nelson & Gilbert B. Cross*

*89*Frank McHugh*
[Not defined] *90* text * … [Not used for Adelphi]
[Not defined] *91* text * … [Not used for Adelphi]
[Not defined] *92* text * … [Not used for Adelphi]
[Not defined] *93* text * … [Not used for Adelphi]
[Not defined] *94* text * … [Not used for Adelphi]
[Not defined] *95* text * … [Not used for Adelphi]
[Not defined] *96* text * … [Not used for Adelphi]
[Not defined] *97* text * … [Not used for Adelphi]
Front of House for Season *98* *98*proprietor:*/John Scott**

Cast List Structure

Notes:

Entry Type Syntax
Single role/performer pair: role (comment) : name
Generally designated or undesignated performers: general role designation: */name1 */name2* … */nameN *
Single collective role, etc.: role designation: */ name1 */ name2 */ … */ nameN *
Unmatched lists of roles and performers: role1, rol2, … roleN : name1, name2, …, nameN
Multiple collective roles lone: role1, role2, …, roleN *
Multiple roles by one performer: role1 : performer1 * role2 : performer1 * … * roleN : performer 1
Individual role/performer pairs with collective designation: (collective designation) * +role1 :performer1 * +role2 : performer 2 * … * +roleN : performer *

Title Lists Structure

Syntax
(time) term: “title” [funct1 : author1; finct2: author2] -collective */role1:name1 */role2:name2 */ … */ roleN:nameN*

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