Some Account of the English Stage, from the Restoration in 1660 to 1830, Vol. 7 of 10 (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Some Account of the English Stage, From the Restoration in 1660 to 1830, Vol. 7 of 10
Sep. 4. Never acted, the Basket-maker. Wattle (the Basket-maker) Bannister Jun. Simon Roche fort: Bannister: William (his son) Waterhouse Count Pepin R. Palmer Le Marquis de Cham plain Ryder: Otchegroo, Sokoki and Chichikou (indians): Cubitt, Burton and Chapman Claudine (niece to the Marquis): Mrs. Bannister Bloom Miss Fontenelle z - acted 5 times - the scene lies near a French fort on the banks of the river St. Lawrence - and in the forests of the Iro quois country - Rochefort had been dispossessed of his lands by the Governour of Canada - he had taken refuge among the Iroquois, and had been elected their King for the services which he had done them Rochefort had left his son under the care of Wattle - Wattle had taught William to make baskets - the Indians carry off Count Pepin, William, &c. - William pulls reeds, grass and wild ﬂowers - he weaves a wreath for otchegroo-otcbegroo is much pleased with it - Sokoki orders the Count to weave a crown for him - the Count is not able to do so - the Indians force him to assist William as his servant at the conclusion, Rochefort is restored to his patri mony by the order of the King of France - William marries Claudine - this piece, in 2 acts, was written by o'keeffe - it was neither applauded, nor hissed see C. G. Nov. 20 1820. (bills from Mr. Field.)
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