246 A FEW MEMORIES any vandalism in doing so. We produced the play for the first time in Nottingham, to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday. It proved a great success, both with the people of that city and with the numerous Londoners who came especially to see it. My surprise and disappointment may be imagined when, in the following September, it was not received with any marked enthusiasm on its first night in London. The cast was as follows : (King of Sicilia) . (his son) . Leontes Mamillius Camillo Antigonus ( , ... , r & > (four lords of Sicilia) Dion j A Councillor .... Court Officer .... Court Herald .... Officer of Guard A Jailer..... Hermione (queen to Leontes) [ (daughter to Leontes ( and Hermione) (wife to Antigonus) . . (a lady) . (with song) Perdita - Paulina Emilia ist Lady 2d Lady Polixenes Florizel (King of Bohemia) . . (his son) . ~,, ^ , , ((reputed father of Old Shepherd-p r _ ,. , F ( Perdita) Mr. J. FORBES-ROBERTSON. Miss MABEL HOARE. :Mr. J. MACLEAN. Mr. GEO. WARDE. Mr. ARTHUR LEWIS. Mr. F. RAPHAEL. Mr. K. BLACK. Mr. H. PAGDEN. Mr. LENNOX. Mr. GALLIFORD. Mr. DAVIES. i - Miss MARY ANDERSON. i Mrs. JOHN BILLINGTON. Miss HELENA DACRE. Miss DESMOND. Miss RUSSELL. Mr. F. H. MACKLIN. Mr. FULLER MELLISH. I Mr. W. H. STEPHENS.