Oberon. Libretto. English
by J.R. Planché ; as performed with the music of the baron Carl Maria von Weber, at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden. (statement of responsibility)
U.S. RISM Libretto Project.
At head of title: The British Theatre; librettist's "Advertisement to the Second Edition," signed, and dated April 15, 1826--p. 5-6; preface, signed and dated: J.R.P., Brompton Crescent, April 10, 1826; descriptions of costumes--p. 9.
"London: Printed by William Clowes, Stamford Street"--verso of title page.
"To Carl Maria von Weber, the following pages are inscribed, by his much obliged and very sincere friend, J.R. Planché"--p. 3.
Date of performance surmised from that of preface.
Characters: CHARLEMAGNE. Mr. Austin -- SIR HUON OF BOURDEAUX. Mr. Braham -- SHERASMIN. Mr. Fawcett -- HAROUN. Mr. Chapman -- BABEKAN. Mr. Baker -- ALMANZOR. Mr. Cooper -- FIRST SARACEN. Mr. Evans -- SECOND SARACEN. Mr. Atkins -- THIRD SARACEN. Mr. Ryals -- FOURTH SARACEN. Mr. Tinney -- ABDALLAH. Mr. Horrebow -- OBERON. Mr. C. Bland -- PUCK. Miss. H. Cawse -- FAIRY. Mr. Henry -- NEGRO SLAVE. Mr. Griffiths -- CAPTAIN OF A VESSEL. Mr. Isaacs -- SEA NYMPH. Miss Goward -- TITANIA. Miss Smith -- REIZA. Miss Paton -- FATIMA. Madame Vestris -- ROSHANA. Miss Lacy -- NAMOUNA. Mrs. Davenport -- NADINA. Mrs. Wilson--p. 10.
Performance: London, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1826? (venue)