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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England)

[Playbill for performances at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, February 4-5, 1853].

Additional Title(s):

At head of title: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, lessee and manager Mr. E.T. Smith

The list of performances begins: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4th and 5th, 1853, Her Majesty's Servants will perform a drama in five acts, entitled Gold! ...

[London] : G. Stapleton, printer, 93 Waterloo Road, [1853]
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] page) ; 50 x 50 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2021 1f
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Lisa Kereszi, Yale MFA 2000
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Listed actors include Edward Loomis Davenport, Edward Stirling, and Louise Blache.
"Acting manager, Mr. George Wild. Stage manager, Mr. Edward Stirling."
Printed in two columns.
With a list of seat prices at foot of second column.
The playbill lists numerous productions. The two featured with largest text, at top left, are: "Gold! ... in part the fourth an attempt will be made to realise the gold seekers' encampment on the banks of the River McQuarrie ..." and "Harlequin Hudibras! or, Old Dame Durden, and the droll days of the merry monarch, the pantomime invented and written by E.L. Blanchard ... the whole arranged and produced under the superintendence of Mr. Edward Stirling."
Other productions include: "The abode of antiquity ... Fairy palace of the people by moonlight ... Valley of the morning mists ... Village of Sumware ... The Pendrell plantation by sunset ... The great kitchen in Boscobel Manor House ... Dark dwelling of Sydrophel the astrologer ... Old Cheapside and conduit in 1660 ... Transformation ... Wonderful evolutions of Devani, the great contortionist, and the celebrated brothers Siegrist in their marvellous and unparalled [sic] performance on La Perche! ... Palace of poetic invention on the borders of burlesque ..."
Subject Terms:
Acrobats -- Great Britain.
Actors -- Great Britain.
Aerialists -- Great Britain.
Blache, Louise.
Blanchard, E. L. (Edward L.), 1820-1889. Harlequin Hudibras.
Brothers Siegrist.
Davenport, Edward Loomis, 1815-1877.
Pantomime -- Great Britain.
Reade, Charles, 1814-1884. Gold.
Smith, E. T. (Edward Tyrell), 1804-1877.
Stapleton, G. -- Printer.
Stirling, Edward, 1807-1894.
Theater -- Great Britain.
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England)
Wild, George, 1805-1856.

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