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.
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...
Diseases; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Odes, English
Garrick writes an ode to Lord Spencer entitled "Ode to the Siroccho Wind" as a result of his illness in Naples. In the ode, Garrick urges Lord Spencer to "fly" from Naples and recover in better climes. Ode contains notes by a secondhand.
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...
Charles Kean writes Mr. Marston asking him not to reveal the character and setting of the tragedy which Marston is working on and Kean plans to produce. Mr. Marston probably refers to J. Westland Marston.
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters; Archer, William, 1856-1924
In an undated letter written to Archer in London, Lawrence discusses the evolution of the physical characteristics of the European playhouse. [This letter may be the enclosure referred to in http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/phl,852.]
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.
Pole writes to Reginal Pole about his play "The First Franciscans" and tells her about an agreement he has made with Percy Burton about how much she needs to pay to get the American acting rights of the play.