[Playbill of Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden, January 27, 1818, announcing Guy Mannering and Harlequin Gulliver, or, The flying island etc.]

Covent Garden Theatre [Browse]
[London] : E. Macleish, printer, 2, Bow-street, Covent-Garden, [1818]
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 32 x 21 cm


Library of Congress genre(s)
Drama [Browse]
Rare books genre
  • The ''musical play'' of ''Guy Mannering,'' also known as ''Guy Mannering, or, The gipsey's prophecy,'' is an adaptation of Scott's ''Guy Mannering;'' the adaptation features the music of H.R. Bishop and others, as well as the libretto of Daniel Terry.
  • ''The overture and musick [for Harlequin Gulliver] composed by Mr. Ware. The whole arranged and produced under the direction of Mr. Farley.''
  • Partial cast list for Guy Mannering: Mr. Braham (Henry Bertram); Mr. Liston (Dominic Sampson); Miss Stephens (Lucy Bertram); Mrs. Egerton (Meg Merrilies)
  • Partial cast list for Harlequin Gulliver: Mr. Bologna (Gulliver, (afterwards Harlequin)); Mr. Norman (The King of Laputa, (afterwards Pantaloon)); Miss F. Dennett (The Princess Rhomboidilla (afterwards Colombine)); Mr. Grimaldi (Quadrantissimus, Lord Chancellor of Laputa, (afterwards Clown))
  • Includes announcements of performances at Covent Garden for the following week--including appearances by E. O'Neill and J. Braham--together with the names of some cast members scheduled to appear.
Ex copy is bound with other Covent Garden Theatre playbills dating from Sept. 8-Dec. 31, 1817; Jan. 3-July 15, 1818.
Other title(s)
  • Guy Mannering.
  • Harlequin Gulliver, or, The flying island.
  • Flying island.
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  • Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden this present Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1818, will be acted the musical play of Guy Mannering
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