Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49), 7 Nov. 1848 -11 Nov. 1848, Lancashire

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Minstrel Show

Event Details

Venue Type: Church
Location: Liverpool
County: Lancashire
Type: Minstrel Show
Venue: Theatre Royal, Williamson Square
Date: 7 November 1848-11 November 1848
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Tuesday Evening (November 7) {"for the first time"} <LI>Wednesday Evening (November 8) <LI>Thursday Evening (November 9) <LI>Friday Evening (November 10) <LI>Saturday Evening (November 11) </UL> <ul class="notes"> <LI>dates tentative (based on the schedule of subsequent weeks in the run) </UL> <p class='noteEntry'><strong>Part of a longer run (Nov.-Dec., 1848) </strong></p>
Notes: 
Performers Listed:
  • Juba
  • Pell
  • Valintine
Other Venue Info Available:
  • proprietor/lessee
  • surrounding performances at venue
  • other (venue season)
Other Event Info Available:
  • audience
  • context
  • description/review
  • programme (general)
  • reception
Other Troupe Info Available:
  • troupe endorsement
  • troupe history
  • troupe moniker
Available Info About Individuals:
  • Juba:
    • biography
    • description/review
    • moniker
    • performer endorsement

  • Pell:
    • description/review
    • moniker
    • performance history

  • Valintine:
    • description/review

Other Info Available:
  • other (minstrelsy context – suggestion that "Ethiopian melodists have become almost a drug on the market”)

Note: All ‘Other Info’ Categories list information that can be found about each item in relation to this event and/or the writings surrounding it.

Bibliographic Sources

  • Albion (Liverpool) November 13, 1848: 3: 2.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • "The Serenaders"
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • "Pell"
    • "Mr. Valentine"
    • "Juba"
    Days & Times Given:
    • "last week"
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
    • reception
  • Albion (Liverpool) October 30, 1848: 2: 6.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “G.W. Pell’s Celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • "Juba"
    • “Mr. Pell”
    Days & Times Given:
    • "on the 7th of November, for the first time”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • programme (general)
  • Era (London) October 29, 1848: 11:3.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type Indicated:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Mr. Pell (the original “bones” of the original Ethiopian Serenaders) and his troupe of darkies”
    • Performers Listed: “Mr. Pell”, “Juba”
    • Days and Times: “first appearance on Monday next” **note: this (incorrect) date is corrected in a subsequent listing in this paper
    • Venue Name: “Liverpool, Theatre Royal”
  • Era (London) November 12, 1848: 12:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type Indicated:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “G. W. Pell and his very clever troop [sic] of darkies”
    • Performers Listed: “Juba”, “G.W. Pell”
    • Venue Name: “Liverpool, Theatre Royal”
    • Program Info: “muscular heel, toe and joint performances”, “many new songs”
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review,
      reception
  • Era (London) November 5, 1848: 11: 4.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Pell’s Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • “Juba”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Tuesday next”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • context: extended discussion of the status of drama in Liverpool

      (“The legitimate drama in this town is doomed.”)
    • other: note that this is a correction of Oct. 29 listing
  • Liverpool Chronicle and General Advertiser November 4, 1848: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • "G.W. Peel’s [sic] Serenaders"
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • "Boz’s Juba"
    • “G.W. Peel [sic]”
    Days & Times Given:
    • "Tuesday, November 7th, and every Evening during the week”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time:

      (“to commence at Eight o’clock”)
  • Liverpool Chronicle and General Advertiser November 4, 1848: 4: 5.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • "Pell’s Serenaders"
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • "Boz’s Juba”
    • “Mr. G.W. Pell”
    Days & Times Given:
    • "first of a series of concerts, on Tuesday evening next”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • none
  • Liverpool Chronicle and General Advertiser November 11, 1848: 5: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • "The Ethiopian Serenaders"
    • "Mr. Pell’s troup [sic] of Serenaders"
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • "Juba"
    • “Mr. Pell”
    Days & Times Given:
    • "during the present week”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • description/review
  • Liverpool Journal November 4, 1848: 2: 6.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “the ‘real’ Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • "Boz’s Juba”
    Days & Times Given:
    • "entering on Tuesday”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • none
  • Liverpool Mail November 11, 1848: 3: 2.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • "Pell’s Serenaders"
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • "Boz’s Juba”
    • “Pell”
    Days & Times Given:
    • not specified
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
    • other (instrument description)
  • Liverpool Mercury November 10, 1848: 6: 5.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • Pell’s “troupe of negro melodists”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • “Mr Pell”
    • “Juba”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “this week” (current)
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience

      (“large audiences”)
    • description/review

      (“much has been written and said in their praise, but (in their line), they have not been overrated”)
    • programme (general)

      (“Negro Melodies and Dances”)
    • reception

      (“delighting large audiences”)
    • other: minstrelsy context

      (“Although Ethiopian melodists have become almost a drug on the market, we imagine that Mr. Pell will create a ‘revival’ which will yield him a golden harvest”)
  • Liverpool Standard October 24, 1848: 5: 6.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • "G.W. Pell’s Celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders"
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • "Boz’s Juba"
    • “Mr. Pell”
    Days & Times Given:
    • "shortly”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • programme (general)