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Written by Denise S
(2/26/2007 4:27 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Covetn Garden-Scene of the First Performance of" The Rivals&, penned by JulieW
I had not realised that plays would be performed in full light -the house would be well lit as well as the stage - this must have made the first night audience appear a little more threatening to the players than the "candid and judicious FRIEND" that Sheridan says it was in his Prologue! sorry, I keep calling it Prologue - I mean Preface, of course.
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