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    • Arena Stage 30 - Kean -

    • Actors; Advertising; Arena Stage Associates; Arena Stage (Organization : Washington, D.C.); Contributions, Charitable; Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Lemaître, Frédérick, 1800-1876; Living Stage Theatre Company; Mercedes...
    • Theatre program for Arena Stage's production of "Kean:" a play written by Jean-Paul Sartre based on the original by Alexandre Dumas. The play has been translated into English by Frank Hauser and is directed by Martin Fried. Program includes...
    • Charles Kean letter to Sir William, 1867 June 04

    • Eton College; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letters; Performances; Rheumatism; Signatures (Writing); Tickets; Travel; United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865; Watermarks
    • Kean informs Sir William that his wife, Ellen Kean, endured some pain in her ankle as a result of her journey to Cheltenham and her rheumatism. Kean goes on to say that, because of the successful ticket sales for his future performances, he has...
    • Charles Macklin letter

    • Macklin, Charles, 1697?-1797; Health; Letters
    • Charles Macklin writes an unnamed correspondent discussing his health over the winter. The unnamed correspondent may be John Pearse and the letter could have been written in 1788 or 1789. The letter is stained and has been repaired.
    • David Garrick letter to Captain Edward Thompson

    • Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Dueling; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Kenrick, W. (William), 1725?-1779; Letters; Newspapers; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Sex scandals; Signatures (Writing); Thompson, Edward, 1738?-1786; Watermarks
    • Garrick writes a long letter to Captain Thompson on various topics. Topics include a future meeting, the manners of a Mr. Foote, a potential duel with a William Kenrick, money, and Thompson's family. Postscript tells of Isaac Bickerstaff's recent...
    • 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...
    • David Garrick letter to George Garrick, 1772

    • Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, George, 1723-1779; Letters; Plays; Signatures (Writing); Upcott, William, 1779-1845; Watermarks; Women singers
    • David Garrick writes to George Garrick about a play and its potential cast. Letter contains a faint watermark and a note alleged to be written by William Upcott in 1840. Image four scan has been rotated 90 degrees to the right.
    • David Garrick letter to John Moody, 1770 June 25

    • Acting; Actors; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822; Letters; Moody, John, 1727-1812; Plays; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Turtles; Watermarks
    • Garrick writes an amiable letter to Moody on the subject of a turtle given as a gift. In a postscript, Garrick states that he has found a theatre part for which Moody would be well suited. Garrick refers to the character of Major O' Flaherty in the...
    • David Garrick letter to Sir Henry Bate Dudley, 1774 July 8

    • Dudley, H. Bate (Henry Bate), Sir, 1745-1824; Garrick, David, 1717-1779; Letters; Newspapers; Nobility; Postmarks; Sealing-wax; Seals (Closures); Signatures (Writing); Watermarks
    • In a letter, Garrick writes to Sir Henry Bate Dudley about their recent visit, other engagements, and a negative news article about Garrick written by a Mr. Griffin. Garrick adds a postscript about a future meeting with the Duke of Northumberland...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 001 - 010

    • Actors; Auctions; Barthélemon, F.-H. (François-Hippolyte), 1741-1808; Barthelemon, Mary, 1749-1799; Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Colman, George, 1732-1794; Colman, George, 1732-1794. Clandestine marriage;...
    • Pages from scrapbook contain newspaper articles and a colored image of the Shakespeare Jubilee at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Pages also contain other articles related to various theatre performances and mentions names of actor and actresses. Some...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 011 - 040

    • Abington, Mrs. (Frances Barton), 1737-1815; Actors; Aickin, James, d. 1803; Apologizing; Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778; Baddeley, Sophia, 1745-1786; Bell, John, 1745-1831; Biography; Centlivre, Susanna, 1667?-1723; Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757;...
    • Pages consist of news articles on or written by David Garrick. Pages were collected by Garrick and assembled by William Upcott. Collection of pages include two images of Garrick in theatrical costume. Some articles contain handwritten note that...
    • David Garrick scrapbook pages 076 - 096

    • British Museum; Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797; Camden, Charles Pratt, Earl, 1714-1794; Carter, George, 1737-1794; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Coffins; Cumberland, Richard, 1732-1811; Death; Docksey, Merrial; Elegiac poetry; Epitaphs; Executors...
    • Scrapbook pages contain articles published on the topic of David Garrick's death. Articles were published during the months of January through July 1779. Articles were collected and assembled by William Upcott. Some reverse sides of pages contain...
    • E. W. poem to Edmund Kean, 1830 July 12

    • Autographs; Daughters; Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833; Poetry; Scrapbooks; Signatures (Writing); Travel; Watermarks
    • Poem written by E. W. laments Edmund Kean's departure for the United States and requests that the actor give his "autograph of genius" for his daughter's scrapbook. Letter shows creases from folding and contains a watermark. Second image has been...

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