The membership form, addressed to Poel, for The Elizabethan Stage Society explains why they were founded and what they are trying to accomplish (a return to play acting with the sole focus on Shakespeare's words, not the scenery.) The Society...
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters; Archer, William, 1856-1924
In a typed letter from Dublin, Lawrence thanks Archer for sending him a copy of the "Morning Leader" and mentions the enclosure of the proofs of several mezzotint prints along with Lawrence's notes on the Elizabethan stage. [The enclosed notes...
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters
Writing from London, Lawrence commiserates with Starkey about their declining health; he suggests sending one of his own books in exchange for Starkey's copy of the Walter Whiter book he desires to read.
Poel, William, 1852-1934; Elizabethan Stage Society; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Two gentlemen of Verona
Playbill for Shakespeare's play, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona." The playbill includes the names of the actors and musicians as well as some information about aspects of the performance such as the costumes, the music and the pronounciation.
J. P. Kemble writes Woodfall about the disapproving behavior of George Colman, the Younger, at Kemble's farce production. Kemble recounts his own favors to Colman and Colman's father, and his disappointment at Colman's unnecessary actions. The...
Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873; Gallott, John, d. 1852; Payment; Letters
W. C. Macready writes from Lambeth to J. Gallott regarding payment for a copy. Page 4 is a self-cover. W. C. Macready probably refers to William Charles Macready and J. Gallott probably refers to John Gallott. The letter is inlaid and torn.