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    • Charles Kean letter

    • Embossing (Printing); Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616....
    • Kean writes to an unknown recipient to plan the dates for his performances at the letter recipient's theatre. Kean lists family members and two actors who will be in attendance. He ends with a list of suggested plays to be performed which include...
    • The Kean testimonial

    • Armstead, Henry Hugh, 1828-1905; Candelabra; Gifts; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Lists; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry...
    • Long document contains a list of gifts for Charles Kean. Gifts consist of a vase, two candelabra, four dessert stands, and two illustrations. List also includes an inscription, date of gift presentation, and both the manufacturers and designers who...
    • Ellen Kean letter to her children

    • Children; Diseases; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Signatures (Writing)
    • Ellen Kean writes a short letter to her children to tell them that she will not be able to meet with them because of illness. She ends her letter with the line: "There was well nigh no Catherine tonight." Letter is creased and torn. Letter has been...
    • The Kean testimonial

    • Armstead, Henry Hugh, 1828-1905; Candelabra; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Dinners and dining; Gifts; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Lists; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it; Shakespeare, William,...
    • Clipping describes the happenings of the Kean testimonial banquet at St. James Hall. Clipping relates highlights of the event and describes the gifts Charles Kean received in honor for his contribution to British theatre.
    • Playbill for "Comedy of Errors", 1895

    • Poel, William, 1852-1934; Elizabethan Stage Society; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Comedy of errors; Dolmetsch, Arnold, 1858-1940
    • 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....
    • Edmund Kean poem with book and binder

    • Book spines; Bookplates; Brenon, Herbert, 1880-1958; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Latin language; Mistresses; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947; Poetry; Watermarks; Wilke, William Hancock
    • Materials consist of a poem with box and tri-fold binder. Letter is attributed to Edmund Kean and, according to the binder, describes his experiences with Ophelia Benjamin, a woman with whom he lived on the Isle of Bute. The poem shows Kean's...
    • 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...
    • David Garrick letter to Elizabeth Young

    • Actresses; Dinners and dining; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Moving, Household; Pope, Elizabeth, ca. 1740-1797; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks;
    • Garrick writes a letter of appeal to actress Elizabeth Young because of her refusal to see him for dinner. Garrick expresses his hurt and plan to see her perform. He also refers to his wife's wishes on the matter. In a postscript, Garrick indicates...
    • 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 Mr. Heath

    • Influenza; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • Ellen Kean sends blessings to a Mr. Heath in a letter. She tells of her husband Charles Kean's current bout with the flu and asks for a letter from Mr. Heath in the future. Ellen Kean also makes mention of the son of Sir George and Lady Gregory....
    • 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....

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