Item No: cdc382401
Title: ALs to Mark Lemon
Wednesday Third May 1848.
My Dear Lemon. Do you think you could manage before we meet tomorrow to get from the Musical Director of the Haymarket (whom I don't know) a note of the Overtures he purposes playing on our two nights. I am obliged to correct and send back the Bill-proofs tomorrow (they are to be brought to Miss Kelly's), and should like, for completeness' sake, to put the Music in.--Before the Merry Wives, it must be something Shakespearian. Before Animal Magnetism, something very telling and light--like Fra Diavolo. Wednesday night's music "in a concatenation accordingly", and jolly little Polkas and Quadrilles between the pieces: always beginning the moment the Act Drop is down. If any little additional strength should be really required in the Orchestra, so be it.
Can you come to Miss Kelly's by three? I should like to show you bills, tickets, and so forth, before they are worked. In order that they may not interfere with or confuse the Rehearsal, I have appointed Peter Cunningham to meet me there, at 3, instead of halfpast.
If you shod. be disposed to chop together, early, send me a line to the Athenaeum. I have engaged to be with Barry at 10, to go over the Houses of Parliament.
Wednesday Third May 1848
Rare Book Department
Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870
Benoliel, Mrs. D. Jacques 12/6/54
The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume Five: 1847-1849, ed. Graham Storey and K. J. Fielding. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981, p. 295.
Creation Place Note:Shepherd's Bush
DL L544m 1848-05-03
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author