Theatre Royal, Covent Garden broadsides

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden broadsides

Descriptive Summary

Title: Theatre Royal, Covent Garden broadsides
Creator: Theatre Royal, Covent Garden
Inclusive Dates: 1816 September 13-1821 January 29
Language: English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4188
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 92 broadsides advertising plays presented at the Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden from September 13, 1816 to January 29, 1821. The broadsides feature the names of many famous performers of the day including Charles Kemble, William Charles Macready (making his "first appearance in London" in the play "Distressed Mother," on the second theatre broadside in this group, dated September 16, 1816), Charles Mayne Young, William Farren, Joseph Grimaldi, Eliza O'Neill, and Catherine "Kitty" Stephens among others. Among some of the advertised plays are Mrs. Centilivre's Comedy "The Wonder," a new musical play "Guy Mannering," "Othello," (the parts of Othello and Desdemona being being played by Young and O'Neill), "Romeo and Juliet," (with J.P. Warde and Sallie Booth in the title roles), "As You Like It," "Henri Quatre, or Paris in the Olden Time," "Comedy of Errors," King Richard III," a new tragedy "Virginius; or The Liberation of Rome," "Coriolanus," "Wallace, a Tragedy in Five Acts," (its performance, with Macready in the leading role), "Harlequin and Friar Bacon," (a new comic pantomime, with parts played by both Joseph Grimaldi and his son), etc.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden broadsides, ms4188, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


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1broadsides, 1816-1821

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