Royal Olympic Theatre, Mr. Davidson, Sole Lessee and Manager, 13 Craven Buildings. Revival of the olden days of the legitimate drama. Mr. G.V. [Gustavus Vaughan] Brooke. First appearance in London of Mr. G. V. Brooke in the character of Shylock, in the celebrated play of The Merchant of Venice from the text of Shakspeare [sic, Shakespeare] :
This evening, Monday, March 13 & Tuesday 14, 1848 ... To conclude with the admired drama, in two acts, by Mr. Edward Stirling, called Captain Charlotte...Miss Kate Howard will make her first appearance this evening, Monday and Tuesday, as Captain Charlotte. Mr. Lysander Thompson will appear in the character of Prince Bombinelli, in the farce of Captain Charlotte, this evening, Monday, and Tuesday. Extraordinary attraction on Wednesday, first appearance in London of Mr. Gustavus V. Brooke, in Sheridan Knowles's play of The Hunchback. First appearance of Miss Marie Duret, (Of great provincial celebrity) in the character of Julia; and first appearance of Miss Kate Howard as Helen...After The Hunchback will be produced, a new and original farce, written by Mr. Edward Stirling, entitled The Bed Room Window!...A new grand classical & fairy ballet upon a scale of magnificence, never yet attempted, excepting at her Majesty's Theatre, will be produced on Monday next. Mr. G.V. Brooke will perform 5 night this week, viz., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday.
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Broadside playbill with font printed in black and red coloured ink. Printed towards the bottom half of the 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, returning 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 collection is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 broadside playbill ; 68 x 43 cm..
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