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....
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.
Playbill for Beaumont and Fletcher's comedy, "The Coxcomb." The playbill includes the names of the actors as well as some information about aspects of the performance such as the authorship, the revival, the music, and the costumes.
Jesus Christ Iconography; Mercers' Company (London, England); Stone carving
Pages appear to be torn from a book. The article discusses the archeological find of an early Renaissance figure of Christ in Mercers' Chapel in London and speculates about its historical significance.
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters; Archer, William, 1856-1924
Writing from Dublin, Lawrence thanks Archer for a present and regrets the circumstances that caused him to leave London. He discusses Mr. Lucas' "query" about an actor in the farce "Free and Easy" and recommends looking in early copies of the...
Archer, writing from London (England,) replies to Martin-Harvey's request for an article on Martin-Harvey's production of "Oedipus." He suggests that he ask another critic more familiar with the production and offers some critiques of it.