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Pw V 551
MS verse, unattributed prologue for Terence's Adelphoe, performed at Westminster School (Jan. 1725); n.d.
The text consists of 30 lines in elegiac couplets.
This is a specially composed prologue for Terence's Adelphoe, performed at Westminster School.
Text is followed by: 'This was spoke on Jan. 26 1724/5 by French (who acted Demea) in a King scholars habit'.
The 'muliercula' and 'semivir' of lines 3 and 4 are probably the Italian singers Cuzzoni and Senesini.
For the cast list of the play, see Pw2 V 120.
Title Of Work
Prologus in Adelphos
First Line of Poem
Vidimus Italici nugas pompamq<ue> theatri
Last Line of Poem
Italici, sunt vox, praetereaq<ue> nihil.
Watermark: Arms of the City of London (bottom half only)
Arms of London
University of Nottingham Library:Pw2 V 120
University of Nottingham Library:
Lewis's Miscellany (1726) & Lusus Westmonasterienses (1730)
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Dates of existence
Terentius Afer; P. (c.190-c.159 BC); -; Terence; Roman comic dramatist
French; Geering (c.1706-); King's Scholar at Westminster School 1721-5
Cuzzoni; Francesca (c.1700-1770); Italian opera singer
Senesini; - (fl 1725); Signor; Italian opera singer
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