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Much ado about nothing programs

Much ado about nothing programs, 1869-1905.

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Mixed materialSupervised use MWEZ+ n.c. 6126Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre


Additional Authors
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
  • Shewell, Livingston Robert, 1833-1904
  • Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905
  • Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928
  • Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966
  • Modjeska, Helena, 1840-1909
  • Benson, Frank R. (Frank Robert), 1858-1939
  • Benson, Lady, 1860-1946
  • Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916
  • Sullivan, Barry (Thomas Barry), 1821-1891
  • Eytinge, Rose, 1834 or 1835-1911
  • Buckstone, John Baldwin, 1802-1879
  • Tennent, Henry Moncrieff, 1879-1941
  • Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912
1 bound volume of programs : illustrations, some in color; 24 cm
In honor of George Freedley
  • Theater programs.
  • Playbills.
  • About four dozen programs and playbills (1868 - 1905) for Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare documenting performances by a range of actors from the late-19th to the early 20th century in England and the United States, including regional and amateur productions. Includes L. R. Shewell and Annie Clarke (Boston); a number of performances by Henry Irving and Ellen Terry, a few with a young Gordon Craig in a small role (London); Helena Modjeska with Eben Plympton, Otis Skinner, and Joseph Haworth (New York and Boston); F.R. Benson and Constance Featherstonhaugh, billed as "Mrs. F. R. Benson" (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon); and Ada Rehan (New York and Boston). Of note is "The Buckstone Benefit" at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket (London), a week-long series of performances starring Barry Sullivan and Rose Eytinge in aid of the ailing actor John Baldwin Buckstone who has subsequently been reported as a ghost at the theatre; H. M. Tennent in a production by the OUDS (Oxford University Dramatic Society).
  • Item 5, a program for a performance by The Strolling Players at St. George's Hall (London), is marked as belonging to the Stead Collection.
  • The Irish novelist Bram Stoker is credited as the manager of the Royal Lyceum Theatre for Henry Irving's performances there.
  • Compiled and bound by The New York Public Library.
Call Number
MWEZ+ n.c. 6126
Much ado about nothing programs, 1869-1905.
Type of Content
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Added Author
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shewell, Livingston Robert, 1833-1904, actor.
Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905, actor.
Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928, actor.
Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966, actor.
Modjeska, Helena, 1840-1909, actor.
Benson, Frank R. (Frank Robert), 1858-1939, actor.
Benson, Lady, 1860-1946, actor.
Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916, actor.
Sullivan, Barry (Thomas Barry), 1821-1891, actor.
Eytinge, Rose, 1834 or 1835-1911, actor.
Buckstone, John Baldwin, 1802-1879, honoree.
Tennent, Henry Moncrieff, 1879-1941, actor.
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912, producer.
Research Call Number
MWEZ+ n.c. 6126
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