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British Musical Theatre   Rip Van Winkle

Rip van Winkle is an operetta in three acts with music by Robert Planquette. The original French libretto was by H. Meilhac and Ph. Gille, but the English adaptation produced at the Comedy Theatre, London, on 14 October 1882 was by H. B. Farnie.

Dramatis Personæ

RIP VAN WINKLE   (a Village Good-for-Nothing) Mr. Fred Leslie
DERRICK VAN SLOUS   (the Village Lawyer and Rip's Rival) Mr. W. S. Penley
PETER VAN DUNK   (Burgomaster of Sleepy Hollow) Mr. Louis Kelleher
DIEDRICH KNICKERBOCKER   (Village Schoolmaster and Local Poet) Mr. E. Wilmore
CAPTAIN HUGH ROWLEY   (of the British Army) Mr. Fred Darrell
NICK VEDDER   (Landlord of the "George III" Inn) Mr. Lionel Brough
GRETCHEN   (Wife of Rip Van Winkle) Miss Violet Cameron
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Miss Clara Graham
Miss Constance Lewis
KATRINA   (a Village Flirt - Daughter of Nick Vedder) Miss Sadie Martinot
LITTLE HARDCASE   (Clerk to Derrick) Miss Madge Milton
HANS   (his Nephew) Miss Effie Mason
ALICE   (Rip's Little Daughter) Miss Alice Vicat
TOM TIT   (Bugler to Rowley's Company) Miss Rosie Moncrieff
LEEDLE JAN   (Katrina's Brother) Master Gollop
GAPE   (Waitress at the "George III" Inn) Miss Grace Hawke
CAPTAIN HENDRICK HUDSON Mr. S. H. Perry
1ST. LIEUTENANT Mr. W. S. Rising
2ND. LIEUTENANT Miss Constance Lewis
3RD. LIEUTENANT Miss Clara Graham
4TH. LIEUTENANT Miss Rosie Moncrieff
CABIN BOY Miss Madge Milton
THE GOBLIN STEWARD Mr. Storey
MASTER GUNNER Mr. M. Villa
MAX SCHNEIDER   (Rural Postman) Miss Clara Graham
CHICKEN   (Potboy at the "George Washington Hotel") Miss Rosie Moncrieff
MOPPS   (Chambermaid at the Inn) Miss Madge Milton

The following cast changes occur as Children in Act I later become Adults...

ALICE VAN WINKLE   (Daughter of Rip) Miss Violet Cameron
LIEUT. HANS VAN SLOUS   (now of the U.S. Frigate "Constitution") Mr. W. S. Rising
JAN VEDDER   (now Proprietor of the "George Washington Hotel") Mr. Lionel Brough

MIDI Files

ACT I

ACT II - Scene 1

ACT II - Scene 2

ACT III - Scene 1

ACT III - Scene 2


Illustrated Music Covers of dances arranged from tunes in this operetta

External Links
Vocal Score at IMSLP
Rip Van Winkle at Wikipedia

British Musical Theatre

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