The Q. S.s performed the play of Phormio this Christmas: the chief characters were played by Haden who represented Demipho, O’Brien to whom the part of Geta was entrusted, Northcote being Phormio. It passed off very successfully; the acting of Northcote in particular being of the most admirable description. There was a very large attendance on all three night, and the cap was better than average.
The Queen Scholars this year performed the Adelphi of Terence remarkably well. Bray, as OEschinus, Giles as Syrus, and Lefroy, as Demea being especially good. Prince Arthur attended the third representation, which was the best.
This match showed there ought to be 4 behinds .b. goal keeper .2. Backs. 1. Half Back.
The Queen Scholars acted this Christmas Terence’s Andria, very well. And an Epilogue written by Rev. T. Marshall. (Grants).
The Queen Scholars performed the Trinummus of Plautus this year.
S F Lucas Prin. Opp.
The Play this year was Ter. Phormio, & all the parts were remarkably well sustained.
J F Lucas Prin. Opp.
The play performed by the Queen’s Scholars was the Adelphi of Terence.
F. P. Tomlinson
The play this year was ‘Andria’. The acting was pronounced to be first-rate by all the Old Westminster enties. The characters were as follows:
Simo = N. Bosanquet
Sosia = A. Downie
Davus = G. T. O’Brien
Mysis = J. M. Yates
Pamphilus = W. Phillimore
Charinus = A. Stewart
Byrrhia = N. Egerton
Lesbia = A. Winter
Chremes = J. Chepmell
Crito = G. Bonney
Dromeo = G. Pember
Servi Semonis = A. Mure, C. Biscoe
Bosanquet, O’Brien, Stewart were especially to be praised. The cap was very ball.
E. R. Dowdeswell
There is to be a play this year again. The masters have returned to Terence (although they thought if to material before, the Plautus was substituted in 1860.) The play nights are 11th, 16th, & 18th of December.
Liddell’s second son died on Sunday the 4th of December, & consequently he was out of school for nearly a week. Mrs Liddell who happened to be at Brighton for her health came back to London directly. Roe and the other monitors went of Liddell’s House soon after and said that on account of his loss and Mrs Liddell’s indisposition, which of course would be considerably increased by her anxiety and trouble, and therefore would be wholly incapacitated from attending to the Play Dresses, they would rather not act this year. Liddell however very kindly said that he would attend their rehearsals if they would like that the Play should not be stopped, to which proposal they very purposely declared they would not consent.
The play acted this year was the Adelphi, and on the whole went off very well. The acting was much praised in the Times of Friday December 17th, especially Twiss’ Syrus. The Epilogue was the Gold Mines of California.
O Salvin. Prin. Opp.