Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre

Connections

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Dedications Eliza Haywood
EH 's tragedy Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburgh, dedicated to Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales , opened at Lincoln's Inn Fields . It was published before the end of the month.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Spedding, Patrick. A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood. Pickering and Chatto, 2003.
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Occupation Elizabeth Cooper
As a means of earning money she went on the stage. In January 1734 she appeared at Drury Lane , and in April that year she organised her own benefit at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre
Performance of text Aphra Behn
AB 's comedy The Amorous Prince; or, The Curious Husband opened at Lincoln's Inn Fields .
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
Performance of text Susanna Centlivre
SC 's third play, a comedy entitled The Stolen Heiress; or, The Salamanca Doctor Outplotted, opened at Lincoln's Inn Fields .
Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press, 1952.
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Performance of text Susanna Centlivre
SC scored her first major success, with her comedy The Gamester, which opened anonymously at Lincoln's Inn Fields .
Opening date went unrecorded.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press, 1952.
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Performance of text Susanna Centlivre
A Bold Stroke for a Wife, another famous comedy by SC (and her penultimate play), opened at Lincoln's Inn Fields .
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press, 1952.
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Performance of text Charlotte Charke
CC 's farceThe Carnival; or, Harlequin Blunderer played for her benefit at Lincoln's Inn Fields .
She was entitled to a benefit night each season (as was every member of the company), when she...
Performance of text Mary Davys
MD 's one play to reach the stage, The Northern Heiress; or, the Humours of York, opened at Lincoln's Inn Fields in London.
Bowden, Martha F., and Mary Davys. “Introduction”. The Reform’d Coquet; or, Memoirs of Amoranda; Familiar Letters Betwixt a Gentleman and a Lady; and, The Accomplish’d Rake; or, Modern Fine Gentleman, University Press of Kentucky, 1999, p. ix - xlix.
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Performance of text Eliza Haywood
EH 's The Fair Captive, a harem tragedy (which recasts a play by a Captain Hurst ), opened at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre; it was published the same month, and went to a second issue.
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.
Spedding, Patrick. A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood. Pickering and Chatto, 2003.
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Performance of text Delarivier Manley
DM 's The Royal Mischief, A Tragedy was produced at Lincoln's Inn Fields ; it was printed the same year.
Mann, David D., Susan Garland-Mann, and Camille Garnier. Women Playwrights in England, Ireland and Scotland, 1660-1823. Indiana University Press, 1996.
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Manley, Delarivier. “Introduction”. New Atalantis, edited by Ros Ballaster, Pickering and Chatto, 1991, p. v - xxviii.
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Performance of text Mary Pix
MP 's The Deceiver Deceived opened at Lincoln's Inn Fields .
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Performance of text Mary Pix
It had played at Lincoln's Inn Fields about a month previously, with a prologue and epilogue by Peter Motteux (which refer to the hampering of the playwright by the movement for the reformation of the...
Performance of text Elizabeth Polwhele
EP wrote her first surviving play, The Faithful Virgins, a rhyming tragedy, which was apparently performed by the Duke's Company at Lincoln's Inn Fields .
It has been dated June 1663, but editors Milhous
Performance of text Ariadne
The Actors' Company at Lincoln's Inn Fields , London, opened their first full season (which, remarkably, featured five new plays by women) with She Ventures, and He Wins, a singularly good-humoured comedy by Ariadne .
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Performance of text Jane Robe
Late in the season, JR 's tragedy (and only known work) The Fatal Legacy, translated from La Thébaïde by Jean Racine , opened at Lincoln's Inn Fields ; it ran just three nights.
Mann, David D., Susan Garland-Mann, and Camille Garnier. Women Playwrights in England, Ireland and Scotland, 1660-1823. Indiana University Press, 1996.
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Timeline

After 7 April 1668
On the death of Sir William Davenant , his widow took over the running of Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre; she managed it until the 1670s, and therefore presided over the debut of Aphra Behn .
Autumn1694
Rebellion headed by the performers Thomas Betterton , Elizabeth Barry , and Anne Bracegirdle put an end to the United Company , which had been formed in 1682 with the merger of the two London theatres.
30 April 1695
Thomas Betterton , Elizabeth Barry , and Anne Bracegirdle gave the first performance of their breakaway Actors' Company , premiering Congreve 's Love for Love.
Probably 5 March 1700
William Congreve 's last play, the comedy The Way of the World, opened at Lincoln's Inn Fields .
1 June 1704
The habit of ladies' attending the theatre in masks was satirised in a song performed at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre .
9 April 1705
Vanbrugh 's new Haymarket Theatre (at this date also known as both the Queen's Theatre and as the Opera House) opened with an anonymous Italian opera.
18 December 1714
A new theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields (built by Christopher Rich ) opened under his son, John .
29 January 1728
John Gay 's The Beggar's Opera opened at Lincoln's Inn Fields . It was published on 14 February.
25 February 1729
The Haymarket Theatre , hitherto occupied by temporary foreign troupes, opened as a mainstream theatre.