Royal Olympic Theatre, Mr. Davidson, Sole Lessee and Manager, 13 Craven Buildings. The Shakspeare [sic, Shakespeare] night on which occasion Mr. G. V.[Gustavus Vaughan] Brooke will appear. The performance of this evening, Wednesday, March 1, 1848, will be in aid of the fund for the purchase and preservation of Shakespeare's House, when will be produced - never acted! a play attributed to Shakespeare, and produced with most editions of his works, entitled Sir John Oldcastle [.] :
Previous to the play, an original prologue written for the occasion, will be spoken by Mrs. Brougham... After which will be presented the third act of Othello... to be followed by the elegant drawing-room entertainment of Signor Corelli and his infant sons, who have had the honor of appearing before the Courts of France, Russia, Prussia, &c. with distinguished success...To conclude with, (15th time) a new farce, (by the author of 'Polkamania',) entitled The Fortress!... To-morrow, Shakspeare's [sic] tragedy of Hamlet! Will be produced with entirely new scenery, dresses & appointments. Hamlet, -- Mr. G. V. Brooke.
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Broadside playbill with font printed in black and red coloured ink. Printed at bottom of sheet beside a manicule [a hand with its first finger pointing] is: "By the introduction of a newly-invented Warm-Air Apparatus, an equal and agreeable temperature is preserved. Woodford's Kingsland, Chelsea, and Blackwall Omnibuses leave the Theatre at the termination of the Performance". Gustavus Vaughan Brooke, (1818-1866) was an Irish stage actor who enjoyed considerable success in his early career in Ireland and England; he went on tour in the United States, beginning in New York in 1851, returnign to England in June 1853 and then toured Australia from 1855 to 1861.
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London : W.S. Johnson, "Nassau Street Press", 60 St. Martin's Lane, 1848.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 broadside playbill ; 68 x 43 cm..
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