Courtney, John, active 1845-1849, actor and dramatist

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referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXLIV (ff. 1113). Oct.-Dec. 1847 (see also 43007). (1) 'Une Fille Terrible', by E. Deligny. French. Printed (1846). ff. 2-13b. (2) 'Le Chef-d'OEuvre Inconnu', by C. Lafont. French. Printed (n.d.). ff. 14-25 b. (3) 'Fre... British Library
creatorOf ‘Going to Cremorne’, an ‘extravaganza sketch’ in one act by John Courtney. Licence sent 2 September 1852 for performance at the Surrey 4 October 1852. Names of Messrs. Shepherd and Creswick appear on title-page as theatre licensees. Keywords: mil... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXLV (ff. 1096). Jan.-March 1848 (see also 42999, artt. 9-14, 43000, artt. 13-18, 43001, artt. 4-11). (1) 'The Young Guard' altered from 'The Andalusians', by G. Soane. ff. 39-45b, 46b, 48b, and the original text on ff.... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXLVI (ff. 1156). March-April 1848, except artt. 5-9 (March 1849). (1) Alterations to 'The Yew Tree Ruins' ('The Yew Tree Ruins or the Wreck, the Miser and the Murderer'), by J. T. Haines. ff. 2-14. (2) 'Never travel du... British Library
creatorOf ‘Uncle Tom’s cabin’, drama in three acts by John Courtney. Licence sent 28 October 1852 for performance at the Surrey 1 November 1852. Title page signed Mssrs. Shepherd and Creswick. Stage directions and speaking cues underlined in red. Other ve... British Library
creatorOf 'The Martini family, or, Old Joe and young Joe', drama in two acts. Licence sent 8 October 1853 for performance at the Surrey. Keywords: servants, food and dining, family relationships.ff. 67.London; Secular Institutions. Theatres. Surrey Theatre:... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CV (ff. 1025). Oct. 1843. (1) 'Madelaine'. ff. 1-16 b. (2) 'Slight Mistakes', by J. M. Morton. Autograph. ff. 17-57 b. (3) 'The Road of Life or Romance and Reality' ('The Road of Life or Lights and Shadows'), by E. L. L... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLI (ff. 1013). Nov.-Dec. 1848. (1) 'The Knight of Arva', by 'D. Boucicault'. ff. 2-18. (2) 'Our Friend the Duke', by C. Webb. ff. 19-75. (3) 'Hearts and Homes or the Emigrant Ship', by C. Z. Barnett. ff. 76-89 b (Act ... British Library
creatorOf ‘Life’s seasons, or, Hearts and homes’, drama in four acts, almost certainly by John Courtney (torn page obscures author’s name.) Licence sent 4 September 1852 for performance at the Surrey. Names of Mssrs. Shepherd and Creswick appear on title-pa... British Library
creatorOf ‘Eustache', drama in three acts by John Courtney. Licence sent 9 January 1854 for performance at the Surrey. Songs included in MS. Published in Lacy's, vol. 15, no. 224, as Eustache Baudin. Keywords: land and farming, French influence, military,... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLXV (ff. 910). July-Oct. 1850. (1) 'The Musician's Daughter or the Lovers of Heidelburg', by J. Courtney. ff. 2-29. (2) ['L'Ebrea' al. 'The Jewess'], by P. Giannone. Italian, with English translation. Printed [1850]. f... British Library
creatorOf 'The students', drama in three acts by J. Courtney. Licence sent 30 January 1861 for performance at the Surrey. ff. 44.John Courtney, actor and dramatist: Plays by, submitted: 1852-1861. British Library
creatorOf 'Double faced people', comedy in three acts by John Courtney. Licence sent 7 April 1857 for performance at the Haymarket 7 February 1857. Intended performance date given as 7 February 1857. LCO Day Book Add. 53073 records the stipulation that all... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXXVIII (ff. 873). March-April 1847. (1) 'Irène ou le Magnétisme', by A. E. Scribe and 'Monsieur Lockroy'. French. Printed (1847). ff. 2-19 b. (2) 'Athalie', by J. B. Racine (see also 42884, art. 15). French. Printed ... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLII (ff. 1128). Jan.-Feb. 1849. (1) 'Le Tableau Parlant', by L. Anseaume (see also 42902, art. 9). French. Printed (1816). ff. 2-20b. (2) 'La Double Échelle', by F. A. E. de Planard. French. Printed (n.d.). ff. 21-28b.... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLXXI (ff.1001). May-July 1851. (1) 'Embrassons-nous Folleville!', by E. M. Labiche and P. C. J. A. Lefranc. French. Printed (n.d.). ff. 1-22b. (2) 'Roméo et Marielle', by 'P. F. Pinel Dumanoir', P. Siraudin and L. I. E... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLVIII (ff. 957). Nov. 1849. (1) 'Mr Briggs or the Pleasures of Housekeeping and Horse Keeping'. ff. 2-56. (2) 'The Sea Lion or the Frozen Ships and the Hermit of the Icebound Bay', by G. D. Pitt. Autograph (?). Licence... British Library
creatorOf 'A wicked wife', comedy in one act by John Courtney. Licence sent 1 March 1857 for performance at the Theatre Royal Haymarket 16 February 1857. Some revisions to text. Published in Lacy's, vol. 30, no. 445. Keywords: French influence, Revolution... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXIV (ff. 1043). Sept.-Oct. 1844. (1) 'The Lilly of the Valley or the Dumb Boy of the Mill'. ff. 2-56. (2) 'Mother and Son!'. ff. 57-132. (3) 'Outgeneraled or a Hint to Bachelors' al. 'A Leaf for Bachelors'. ff. 133-149... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXIX (ff. 1014). April-May 1846. (1) 'The Inundation of the Nile or the Tyrant of Egypt'. ff. 3-36. (2) 'Mademoiselle Nichon', by J. H. Vernoy de Saint-Georges and 'A. de Leuven'. French. Printed (1839). ff. 37-46 b. (... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. VOL. CXLI (ff. 1130). June-Sept. 1847. (1) 'The Round of Intrigue or which is the Right One?', by J. Clarance. ff. 2-64. (2) 'From Nine till Ten!!!' ('The Ninth Hour'), by H. R. Addison. ff. 65-104. (3) 'Settling Accounts wi... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXXII (ff. 1086). Aug.-Oct. 1846, except art. 25 (June I846). (1) 'May Marsden and Foul Weather Jack', [by C. Z. Barnett?], Acts 1 and 2. ff. 2-33. (2) 'The Origin of Powder' altered from 'The Rape of the Barber or the... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol CXXXIX (ff. 1074). April-May 1847 (see also 42967, art. 33). (1) 'The Farmer Emigrant or the Blessings of Peace'. ff. 2-38. (2) 'I Due Foscari' al. 'The Two Foscari', by F. M. Piave. Italian, with English translation. Pr... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXLIX (ff. 1047). June-Sept. 1848 (see also 43021, art. 1), except art. 24 (July 1845). (1) 'Les Égarements d'une Canne et d'un Parapluie', by F. A. Duvert and A. T. de Lauzanne de Vauxroussel. French. Printed (1843). f..., 1845-1848 British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CIX (ff. 1155). Feb.-March 1844. (1) 'Richard the Third', by J. S. Coyne. ff. 2-19. (2) 'Zopyrus, the Hero of Persia', by W. Cooper. ff. 20-55 b. (3) 'The Twenty Fourth of May!!', by T. H. Reynoldson. Autograph ff. 56-7... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLIV (ff. 960). April-May 1849. (1) 'Alhamar the Moor or the Brother of Valencia' altered from 'Cavagal or the Brother of Valencia', by E. Fitzball, Act 1 (Acts 2 and 3 form 43017, art. 27). ff. 2-14b. (2) 'The Heart of... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXVII (ff. 1052). Jan.-Feb. 1846, except art. 20 (Feb. 1845). (1) 'The Minstrel Boy or the Maniac of the Pyrenees', by G. D. Pitt. ff. 2-71. (2) 'The Phantom Breakfast', by C. Selby. ff. 72-84 b. (3) 'Le Débutant ou l'... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. VOL. CLXVI (ff. 897). Oct.-Nov. 1850. (1) 'Born with a Caul', by G. Almar. ff. 2-125. (2) 'The Cousins Cozened', by Mary A. Thompson. ff. 126-138b. (3) 'O'Shauhgan (sic) or the Fatal Secret', by Mary A. Thompson. ff. 139-16... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLXVII (ff. 928). Nov.-Dec. 1850. (1) 'The Baby and the Regimentals' al. 'The Baby and the Unmen--s', by J. M. Graham. ff. 2-16b. (2) 'The Duchess of Malfi', by R. H. Horne. ff. 17-144. (3) 'Jolly Jack, the Roscius of t... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXXV (ff. 982). Jan. 1847 (see also 43004, arts. 24-29), except artt. 9-14 (Jan. 1848). (1) 'Helen Fortescue or the Shipbuilder's Daughter'. ff. 2-75 b. (2) 'The Battle of Life, a Love Story', by C. A. Somerset. ff. 76... British Library
creatorOf ‘The marriage day, or, The life chase’, drama in two acts. Licence sent 21 September 1852 for performance at the Surrey 21 September 1852. Title page signed Mssrs. Shepherd and Creswick. Also performed as ‘The life chase’ at the Surrey 15 Novembe... British Library
creatorOf 'The bravo Ix', ‘original extravaganic farcical histrionic’ dramatic sketch in one act. Licence sent 28 July 1854 for performance at the Bower Saloon the same day. Signed by John Courtney and Thomas Henry, manager. Keywords: theatre, literature a... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLXXII (ff. 1122). July-Sept. 1851. (1) 'My Dearest Anna Maria', by P. H. Hatch. ff. 3-38. (2) 'The Chateau of Valenza', by J. Courtney. ff. 39-53. (3) 'Death and the Lady or the Visions of a Night'. ff. 54-90. (4) 'The... British Library
creatorOf ‘The charmed harp’, operetta in one act by John Courtney (music by M. Lutz). Licence sent 24 August 1852 for performance at the Surrey 30 August 1852. Donne’s signature and one other appear on title page. Stage directions and speaking cues underl... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLVII (ff. 1072). Sept.-Nov. 1849, except art. 1 (Sept. 1848). (1) 'Leoline', [by T. H. Reynoldson?]. Autograph (?). ff. 2-35. (2) 'Don Giovanni', by T. H. Reynoldson, Act 1 (Act 2 forms 43023, art. 18). Autograph (?). ..., 1848-1849 British Library
creatorOf ‘Off to the diggings’, drama in two acts by John Courtney. Licence sent 9 October 1852 for performance at the Surrey 18 October 1852. Addressed to Examiner of Plays by Messrs. Shepherd and Creswick. Songs included in MS. Keywords: gambling, emig... British Library
creatorOf 'The gambler's wife', drama in two acts by John Courtney. Licence sent 22 September 1853 for performance at the Surrey 3 October 1853. Noted to be from Messrs. Shepherd and Creswick on title page. LCO Day Book Add. 53703 records the stipulation t... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXI (ff. 1033). April-June 1844. (1) 'The Destruction of the Bastile'. ff. 2-47 b. (2) 'The Will Forgers' al. 'Letitia Wingrove or the Crime Slumber of Forgery' ('Emma Wingrove or Crime Slumbers'), [by T. Mildenhall?]. ... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CVIII (ff. 1138). Jan.-Feb. 1844. (1) 'Josephine or the Child of the Regiment' ('Josephine or the Fortune of War'), by J. B. Buckstone. ff. 2-24. (2) 'Mary Graham or a Tale of Sorrow!' altered from 'The Horrors in Winte... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLX (ff. 1061). Jan.-Feb. 1850. (1) 'The Valley of Tears', Act 2 (Act 1 forms 43031, art. 14). ff. 2-20. (2) 'The Oldest Inhabitant', by M. Lemon. Autograph. ff. 21-98. (3) 'Fashion or Life in New York', by Anna C. Mowa... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLXIII (ff. 1116). April-May 1850. (1) 'The Blind Wife', Acts 1 and 2. ff. 2-57. (2) 'Duty and Honour' al. 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' al. 'The Fugitive or Duty and Honour'. ff. 58-136. (3) 'Therèse or the Orphan of Geneva'... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLV (ff. 1061). May-July 1849. (1) 'The Deserter', by T. H. Reynoldson. Autograph (?). ff. 2-52. (2) 'The Witch Wife, a Tale of Malkin Tower', by H. Spicer. ff. 53-107b. (3) 'Wanted, a Title'. ff. 108-125. (4) 'Mooltan... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLXVIII (ff. 1156) Jan.-Feb. 1851. (1) 'Belphegor the Mountebank or the Pride of Birth', by B. N. Webster. ff. 2-42. (2) 'Martha, the Factory Girl'. ff. 43-66b. (3) 'The Old Love and the New', by R. Sulivan. ff. 67-157b... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLXX (ff. 1132). April-May 1851. (1) 'Bataille de Dames ou un Duel en Amour', by A. E. Scribe and E. W. Legouvé. French. Printed (1851). ff. 2-47 b. (2) 'Une Chaîne', by A. E. Scribe (see also 42983, art. 25). French. P... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLA1N'S PLAYS. Vol. CXLV111 (ff. 1144). May-June 1848. (1) 'A Fairy Tale'. ff. 2-34. (2) 'The Lords of Ellingham', by H. Spicer. Printed (1843). ff. 35-76b. (3) 'The Daughter (al. Child) of the Regiment' altered from 'La Fille du Régiment'... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLXXIII (ff. 1009). Sept.-Nov. 1851. (1) 'King Liberty or the Devil in the Heart'. ff. 3-59. (2) 'The Forest Rose' ('The Forest Rose and the Yankee Ploughboy'), by S. Woodworth. ff. 60-94b. (3) 'Emma Hardy or the Murde... British Library
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