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KING

HENRY THE EIGHTH;

ARRANGED FOR REPRESENTATION AT

THE PRINCESS'S THEATRE,

BY.

-CHARLES KEAN.

FIRST PERFORMED ON

WEDNESDAY, 16th MAY, 1855.

Third Edition.

ENTERED AT STATIONER'S HALL.

London:
PRINTED BY JOHN K. CHAPMAN AND CO.,
5, SHOE LANE, AND PETERBOROUGH COURT, FLEET STREET.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM
THE BFOUEST OF
EVERT JANSEN WENUE!

1918

13485.34.5.3

JOHN K, CHAPMAN AND COMPANY, 5, SHOE LANE, AND

PETERBOROUGH COURT, FLEET STREET.

DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.

:

KING HENRY THE EIGHTH .......... Mr. WALTER LACY. CARDINAL WOLSEY ................Mr. CHARLES KEAN. CARDINAL CAMPEIUS .............. Mr. F. COOKE. CAPUCIUS (Ambassador from the Em-1 Mr. PAULO.

peror Charles V.) ..... CRANMER (Archbishop of Canterbury) ..Mr. GRAHAM. DUKE OF NORFOLK ....... ......... Mr. JAMES VINING. DUKE OF SUFFOLK

...............

......... Mr. H. MELLON. DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM ............Mr. RYDER. EARL OF SURREY ... ..........Mr. G. EVERETT. LORD CHAMBERLAIN................ Mr. DAVID FISHER. GARDINER (afterwards Bishop of Win. Mr. MEADOWS.

chester) ...... LORD SANDS ...

. Mr. ADDISON. LORD ABERGAVENNY

Mr. ROLLESTON. SIR HENRY GUILDFORD

..Mr. BRAZIER. SIR THOMAS LOVELL .............. Mr. RAYMOND. Sir Nicholas Vaux .. ........... Mr. CORMACK.

5 Mr. JOHNSON and SECRETARIES TO WOLSEY..........) Mr. JONES. CROMWELL (Servant to Wolsey) ...... Mr. J. F. CATHCART. GRIFFITH (Gentleman Usher to Queen ) Mr. COOPER. Katharine) ........

SMr. J. CHESTER and TWO OTHER GENTLEMEN ..........Mr. STOAKES. GARTER KING AT ARMS ............ Mr. EDMONDS. A SERJEANT AT ARMS

...Mr. MORRIS. YOR TO THE DUKE OF BUCK• } Mr. TERRY.

INGHAM .... BRANDON ......

....Mr. COLLETT. MESSENGER ......................

........Mr. DALY. SERVANT.... ......

Mr. BARSBY.

:

IS

...........

QUEEN KATHARINE (Wife 10 King ! Mrs. CHARLES KEAN

Henry-afterwards divorced) .... "
Anne BOLEYN, (her Maid of Honour— ) Miss HEATH.

afterwards Queen) ............S An Old LADY (Friend to Anne Boleyn) Mrs. WINSTANLEY. PATIENCE (Woman to Queen Katharine) Miss DALY.

LADIES IN WAITING : Miss CARLOTTA LECLERCQ, Miss MURRAY, Miss

EGLINTON, Miss DESBOROUGH, Miss VIVASH, Miss C, PARKES, Mrs. SAKER, Miss KATE TERRY, Miss R. LECLERCQ; together with Miss BROUGHAM and Miss E, BROUGHAM (who will sing the Duet of “ Orpheus with his Lute.")

Lords, Ladies, Bishops, Judges, Lord Mayor and Aldermen,

Barons of the Cinque Ports, Doctors of Divinity, Doctors of Law, Chaplains, Priests, Monks, Gentlemen, Choristers, Citizens, Pursuivants, Vergers, Rowers, Tipstaves, Guards, Trumpeters. Henchmen, Torch Bearers, Drummers, Fifers, Mace-bearers, Gentlemen Ushers, Pillar-bearers, Crossbearers, and Footmen.

The Scenery, under the Direction of Mr. GRIEVE, and Painted by Mr. GRIEVE, Mr. W. Gordon, Mr. F. LLOYDS, Mr. F. FENTON, Mr. SEWARD, Mr. Jones, Mr. MORGAN, and nume

rous Assistants. The Overture and Music composed for the occasion by

Mr. J. L. HATTON.
The Dances and Action by Mr. Oscar BYRN. .
The Dresses by Mrs. and Miss Hoggins.

The Machinery by Mr. G. HODSDON.
The Decorations and Appointments by Mr. E. W. Bradwell.

Perruquier, Mr. Asplin, of No. 13, New Bond Street.

For references to Historical authorities indicated by

figures, see end of each Act.

PREFACE.

In continuing the series of historical illustrations successively presented to the public at the Princess's Theatre, I have on this occasion selected Shakespere's King Henry the Eighth, as not only offering a marked contrast to the remote and gorgeous antiquity of Sardanapalus, the barbaric wildness of Macbeth, the feudal pomp of King John, and the exciting variety of Richard the Third ; but as em bracing a period and a chain of events more recent and more familiar, connected with a higher civilization, intimately associated with our strongest national feelings, and above all, productive of that wonderful and controlling change in the destinies of England—THE REFORMATION.

This play is supposed to have been written in 1601, fifty-five years after the death of the monarch, a portion of whose life is therein delineated. The five acts occupy twelve years of a busy and most important reign (commencing in 1521, and ending with the christening of the infant Elizabeth in 1533); and include those leading incidents which were the human means of establishing the standard religion of our country.

The interest of the subject is also peculiarly increased, when we reflect that this dramatic history was moulded by the master mind of Eng.

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