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English playbills, 1747-1888.

Author: William Henderson
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Forty albums containing playbills. Many of the bills bear evidence of having belonged to strolling companies of players; the box office "takings" are sometimes given and changes in cast are indicated. Playbills are illustrative of the "First Appearances of Actors, Plays acted for the First Time, London Theatres, London Benefits, Provincial Theatres, and Shakespeare Plays." County bills of York, Durham, Newcastle,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Playbills
History
Named Person: Charles Kemble; Stephen Kemble; John Philip Kemble; Fanny Kemble; Sarah Siddons; William Shakespeare; Roger Kemble; Elizabeth Kemble; Mellon, Miss.; William Charles Macready; Charles Kemble; Fanny Kemble; John Philip Kemble; Stephen Kemble; William Shakespeare; Sarah Siddons
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Henderson
OCLC Number: 155508131
Description: approximately 4,000 items

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Forty albums containing playbills. Many of the bills bear evidence of having belonged to strolling companies of players; the box office "takings" are sometimes given and changes in cast are indicated. Playbills are illustrative of the "First Appearances of Actors, Plays acted for the First Time, London Theatres, London Benefits, Provincial Theatres, and Shakespeare Plays." County bills of York, Durham, Newcastle, Leeds, and other circuits detail appearances of the Kembles, Miss Mellon, Macready, and others prior to their London debuts.

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