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Howard, Mr [fl. 1779], actor. Mr Howard had an unnamed role in The She Gallant at the Haymarket Theatre on 13 October 1779. Howard, Mr [fl. 1784], singer. A Mr Howard (evidently not Samuel Howard, who was a tenor) sang bass in the Handel Memorial Concerts at Westminster Abbey and the Pantheon in May and June 1784. Howard, Mr [fl. 17871800], actor. Mr Howard performed at Kilkenny on 20 July 1787, and it was he, we believe, who was the Howard who acted Don Whiskers in Harlequin's Frolick and Squire Robert in The Mock Page 3 Doctor at Sayer's booth at Bartholomew Fair in London in 1788.
Howard, Mr [fl. 17481758], singer, actor. Mr Howard sang at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin in 174849 and 174950, and for the 175152 season in London he joined the Covent Garden company as a singer and actor. He made his first appearance there, so far as one can determine from the bills, on 30 September 1751, playing Cepheus in Perseus and Andromeda. Howard remained at Covent Garden until the early part of the 175859 season, playing such other parts as Merlin in Merlin's Cave, Charon in The Necromancer, Morpheus in Apollo and Daphne, the Lion in Pyramus and Thisbe, Pluto in Harlequin Sorcerer, Gubbins in The Dragon of Wantley, Valor in The Triumphs of Hibernia, Merlin in Harlequin Skeleton, Sir Trusty in Rosamond, the Magician in Colombine Courtezan, the Moon in The Rehearsal, Carefull in The Press Gang, an Attendant Spirit in Comus, and Gubbins in Lady Moore.
6d. each year as a livery fee. Mell and Hudson were Page 15 Faculty of Music, Oxford GEORGE HUDSON artist unknown advised by the Lord Chamberlain on 31 May 1661 that they had better exercise stricter discipline over their band of violinists, for negligence in practice and performance had been reported. Hudson, along with four other top men in the royal musical establishment, received a total of £50 on 4 July 1661 to cover the rental of two rooms they used for musical instrument storage and for practice during the previous year.