Productions of The Tempest:
1900. F. R. Benson played Caliban in The Tempest from April 5 to April 28 (23 performances) at the Lyceum Theatre (London). Mrs. Benson played Miranda, Frank Rodney played Ferdinand, and Alfred Brydone took the part of Prospero. Kitty Loftis played Ariel (Wearing, 1900-09, I, 17).
1908. July 6 marked the first night of a summer treat: an outdoor performance of The Tempest in the London Botanical Gardens. Patrick Kerwin played Caliban and Reginald Maurice Prospero (Loney, I, 45).
1910. On January 17, Ben Greet's repertory of plays opened at the Garden Theatre, New York City, with, among other classics, these Shakespeare plays: Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Merchant of Venice (Loney, I, 53).
1911. On July 22 Stratford's second summer season began; this is the year that Baliol Holloway debuted with the Bensonians. The plays performed were A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V, Richard II, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, and the Tempest (Loney, I, 159).
1914. On October 5, the Old Vic Theatre, London, under the management of Lilian Baylis, mounted a production of The Taming of the Shrew. Additionally, the following plays were performed for the first time in 1914 at the Old Vic: Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Baylis will by 1923 have produced the entire Shakespeare canon of thirty-seven plays (Loney, I, 73).
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