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- Additional Authors
- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
- Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, Sir, 1853-1937
- Campbell, Patrick, Mrs., 1865-1940
- Modjeska, Helena, 1840-1909
- O'Neil, Nance, 1874-1965
- Barrymore, Lionel, 1878-1954
- Arthur, Julia, 1869-1950
- Welles, Orson, 1915-1985
- Carter, Jack, 1902-1967
- Ellis, Maurice
- Thomas, Edna, 1885-1974
- Farnum, William, 1876-1953
- Harding, Lyn
- Gill, Basil, 1877-1955
- Reed, Florence, 1883-1967
- 1 bound volume of programs : illustrations, some in color; 26 cm
- In honor of George Freedley
- Great Britain > Army > Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons)
- Jordan Hall (Boston, Mass.)
- Mendelssohn Glee Club (New York, N.Y.)
- Theater programs
- Negro Theatre Project
- Theater, Open-air
- Benefit performances
- Ben Greet Players
- World War, 1939-1945 > Theater and the war
- Amateur theater > Scotland
- Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
- Theater programs.
- Programs (1898 - 1945) for Macbeth by William Shakespeare, mainly in England and the United States, documenting a range of performances from the late 19th to the mid 20th Century including Johnston Forbes Robertson and Mrs. Patrick Campbell; Helena Modjeska; Nance O'Neil; The Ben Greet Players at Mendelssohn Hall (NY), Jordan Hall (Boston), and a few other venues; Lionel Barrymore and Julia Arthur (NY); Orson Welles's version with an all-black cast for "The Negro Unit" of The Federal Theatre Project, known as the "Voodoo Macbeth," starring Jack Carter, then Maurice Ellis, and Edna Thomas (NY). Of note in this lot of about two dozen playbills and programs are regional, college and university productions including a modern dress performance at Tulane University and a 1943 student performance outdoors on the grounds of the Kenmay Secondary School (Scotland) as a benefit "[i]n aid of the School Activities' Fund and Prisoners of War Comforts [for the] 1st/5th Gordon Highlanders."
- Item 18, a program for the Knickerbocker Theatre (NY), contains three tickets for seats in the orchestra and signatures that are likely the authentic autographs of actors William Farnum, Lyn Harding, Basil Gill, and Florence Reed [nearly illegible].
- Compiled and bound by The New York Public Library. There is some marginalia scattered throughout.
- Call Number
- MWEZ+ n.c. 9818
- Type of Content
- textstill image
- Type of Medium
- Type of Carrier
- Local Note
- Many items within are fragile, printed on brittle paper, or have come loose from the library binding. Please handle with deliberate care.
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- Added Author
- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, Sir, 1853-1937, actor.Campbell, Patrick, Mrs., 1865-1940, actor.Modjeska, Helena, 1840-1909, actor.O'Neil, Nance, 1874-1965, actor.Barrymore, Lionel, 1878-1954, actor.Arthur, Julia, 1869-1950, actor.Welles, Orson, 1915-1985, director.Carter, Jack, 1902-1967, actor.Ellis, Maurice, actor.Thomas, Edna, 1885-1974, actor.Farnum, William, 1876-1953, actor, autographer.Harding, Lyn, actor, autographer.Gill, Basil, 1877-1955, actor, autographer.Reed, Florence, 1883-1967, actor, autographer.
- Research Call Number
- MWEZ+ n.c. 9818