This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1815. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAP. XXXIV. Mr. Cooke plays in New-York—Goes to Philadelphia in November, 1811, and plays—In December plays again in NewYork—Engagement for Charleston South Carolina—Goes to Boston, and plays there till the 7th Feb. 1812—Takes his passage from Boston to England, but comes back to New-York—Goes to Providence, Rhode Island, in July, and plays Nine Nights—To Boston—To New-York, Sept. 1812—Letter from Mr. H. Harris, inviting Mr. Cooke to return to Covent-garden. On Mr. Cooke's return to New-York, he took up his abode at Mrs. Noe's boardinghouse in Nassau-street, and continued to occupy the same apartments when in this city, until July, 1812. He opened on the 2d of September in Glenalvon, Mr. Cooper playing Douglas; and they acted together in such plays as had characters suited to their respective talents, until Mr. Cooke departed to play for the second time in Philadelphia. On the 4th he played Richard; on the 6th Iago; on the 9th King John; Mr. Cooper acting Falconbridge. On the 11th he acted Clytus and Sir Archy; on the 13th Kitely, and on the 16th Stukely. He was advertised for FalstafF on the 18th; but he sent word he would not come, and the managers had to change the play to John Bull. He did not play again until the 25th, when Othello was performed, he and Mr. Cooper playing their accustomed characters, and Mrs. Darley the innocent and interesting Desdemona. This lady returned after a long absence from the New-York stage, again to give public pleasure, enhanced by the knowledge of her domestic worth, to that audience who had for years admired her talents... On the 27th Mr. Cooke played Shylock and Sir Archy; on the 30th Pierre; on the 2d of October, King Henry VIHth, and on the 4th Sir Pertinax. He was advertised for Henry VIHth on the 7th, but was i...
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