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.
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; D'Aguilar, G. C. (George Charles), Sir, 1784-1855; Performances; Hamlet (Legendary character); Drury Lane Theatre; Queens; Dramatic criticism; Letters; Embossing (Printing); Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Postmarks
Charles Kean writes Col. D'Aguilar describing the success of "Hamlet" and plans for "Richard III." The letter is torn and contains notations by a second hand. Page 4 is a self-cover with a partial seal and postmarks. The letter contains an...
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...
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.
Play-bill for the one performance of "The First Franciscans" by Poel in celebration of the seventh Franciscan centenary. There is a description of the play, some quotes about St. Francis of Assisi, and information about where to purchase tickets.
Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854; Cooke, T. P. (Thomas Potter), 1786-1864; Theater; Letters
Charles Kemble writes T. P. Cooke accepting Cooke's offer to play in the "Pilot." Page 4 is a self-cover. The page 4 scan was rotated 90 degrees clockwise. The note written in pencil on the self-cover may have been written by Cooke. A portion...
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.
Playbill for Shakespeare's play, "Comedy of errors." The playbill includes the names of the actors and musicians as well as some information about aspects of the performance such as the division of acts, costumes, and a note on the Queen's Prayer....
Henry Siddons, grandson of Sarah Siddons, and son of Harriet Siddons, writes his mother as a teenage midshipman. Page 4 is also a self-cover with a seal. The letter contains notations by a second hand. The pages are torn.
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters
In a typed letter from London, Lawrence thanks Starkey for his gift and expresses his envy of Starkey's library. He mentions both his and Starkey's poor health and his waning "zest" to write the article Starkey requests.
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.
Fanny Kemble writes William Henry Furness saying that she has not accepted the new terms Mr. Butler has proposed as it will affect her residence under the same roof as her children. The letter contains an embossing.