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    • Twelfth Night program, 1897 February

    • Elizabethan Stage Society; Poel, William, 1852-1934; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night; Theater programs; Middle Temple (London, England)
    • Theatre program of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," directed by William Poel and performed in the Middle Temple hall, where Twelfth Night was first performed in 1601. It contains the names of the cast, information about the play's costumes...
    • Arena Stage 30 - Kean -

    • Actors; Advertising; Arena Stage Associates; Arena Stage (Organization : Washington, D.C.); Contributions, Charitable; Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Lemaître, Frédérick, 1800-1876; Living Stage Theatre Company; Mercedes...
    • Theatre program for Arena Stage's production of "Kean:" a play written by Jean-Paul Sartre based on the original by Alexandre Dumas. The play has been translated into English by Frank Hauser and is directed by Martin Fried. Program includes...
    • Charles Kean letter to Mr. Donne, 1860 March 25

    • Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831; Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873; Theater; Letters; Watermarks
    • Charles Kean writes Mr. Donne discussing his admiration for Mrs. Siddons and John P. Kemble, his dislike for Macready, his belief in the value of the Royal Theatricals, his own role as a pioneer in the theatre, and his plans for the future. Mrs....
    • William Poel letter to Reginald Pole, 1925

    • Poel, William, 1852-1934; Letters; Barrymore, John, 1882-1942; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Shakespearean actors and actresses
    • Poel critiques John Barrymore's performance as Hamlet for his nephew Reginald Pole, who had acted alongside Barrymore in Hamlet. He praises how "he talked his part" but criticizes his lack of emotion and overuse of ""the Macready pause."" A...
    • Playbill for "The Duchess of Malfi," 1892

    • Poel, William, 1852-1934; Independent Theatre Society; Grein, J. T. (James Thomas), 1862-1935; New Shakspere Society (Great Britain); Webster, John, 1580?-1625? Duchess of Malfi
    • Playbill for Webster's tragedy "The Duchess of Malfi," directed by Grein and re-arranged for the modern stage by Poel. The playbill lists the acts, the actors, the various people working behind the scenes, and also includes a small description of...
    • Playbill for "The Merchant of Venice", 1898

    • Poel, William, 1852-1934; Elizabethan Stage Society; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice; Dolmetsch, Arnold, 1858-1940
    • Playbill for Shakespeare's play, "The merchant of Venice," being performed at St. George's Hall, London. The playbill contains the names of the actors and characters, two reviews, as well as part of a paper on the play's dramatic treatment on...
    • Ellen Kean letter to Martha Tree

    • Embossing (Printing); Envelopes (Stationery); Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Passenger ships; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Street addresses; Tree, Miss
    • Ellen Kean writes to her sister Martha, called "Hetty" in the letter, to give her updates on her travel to Pittsburg then Cincinnati. Ellen tells Martha of their current situation in which the ship on which she is a passenger is trapped by the ice...
    • Charles Kean letter to James F. Cathcart

    • Actors; Cathcart, James Faucit, 1828-1902; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Princess's Theatre (London, England); Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth; Watermarks;...
    • Kean writes a long letter to actor James F. Cathcart to address his actions during the theater company's on tour in Australia and the United States. Kean describes his past relationship with Cathcart and admonishes Cathcart for his behavior. The...

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