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 Sally and Cicely thanking them for their kind letter and tells them he has gout in his hand. On page 2, Kemble's wife, Priscilla, describes the mountains and the colors of the lake and her garden. Sally probably refers to...
Archer, William, 1856-1924; Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters
Lawrence writes to Archer, who has just returned from America, telling him he's sent some pamplets from the Shakespeare Jahrbuch. Lawrence also talks about the death and funeral of a man named Synge and looks forward to seeing Archer soon.
Poel writes in response to his correspondent's last letter and asks him not to use his name, Poel, on the professional stage as it can be of little use to him. He requests that the correspondent discuss any plans for opening a school in America...
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893; Clarke, H. Savile (Henry Savile), 1841-1893; Letters
Writing on St. James's Hotel stationery, Booth declines the offer to read Clarke's play as his repertoire is already large and he is currently fully engaged. The second and fourth pages of the letter are blank.
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.
Ellen Kean writes a casual letter to a Mrs. Talfourd about various topics which include her children's illness, the landscape of Wardie Brae, the Surrey Zoological Garden, theatre business, and London gossip. First page contains two separate parts...
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.
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters; Archer, William, 1856-1924; Theater
Writing from Dublin, Lawrence gives Archer his corrections. He is doubtful as to the accuracy of the term 'scaffold' and goes on to discuss the referenecs to the shilling in plays. He gives a number of other corrections also.
Diseases; Embossing (Printing); Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Performances; Retirement; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
Ellen Kean writes to Fanny Rose about her personal life. She describes her illness and how it affected her stage work. She also gives a short account of her husband, Charles Kean, and a recent theatre performance. She contemplates retirement and...
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...
Playbill for Jonson's pastoral play, "The Sad shepherd," a tale of Robin Hood. The playbill contains a brief synopsis of the play, the names of the actors and characters, as well as a section written by Dowden.