Girls and Boys come out to Play. Dream Days (H. M. Bland) : The Swing ; Noah's Ark ; My Steamer ; My Horse, Dobbin. Sung by Betty Wheatley. The Ogre that played Jack-
Straws (Jordan). Told by Robert Roberts. Jeux d'Enfants (Bizet). Played by the Sunshine Trio
' EDMUND KEAN OF DRURY
Specially written for this performance
By WILLIAM E. Rice
(Edmund Kean died on May 15, 1833)
Edmund Kean (the famous Tragedian) Mr Dowton (actors at Drury Lane)
Mr. Arnold (acting manager of Drury Lane)
Mr. Whitehead (Chairman of Drury Lane Committee) Mr Carter (Members of the Drury Lane
Lord Byron Committee)
Mrs. David Garrick (an old lady of 80) Mrs. Kean
The action takes place in the Green Room of Drury Lane Theatre on January 26, 1814, towards the end of the evening's performance. Edmund Kean is making his debut in the part of Shylock.
At the opening of the play two actors are discussing the newcomer's acting. They are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Mrs. Kean, who is too excited to remain at home as she had intended.
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