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Silk programme for Cinderella

Silk Programme
1896 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Silk and satin programmes were produced from the 18th century onwards to commemorate special theatrical productions such as first nights, gala, commemorative and benefit performances. The custom had largely died out by the 1920s, and by the 1970s any such programmes were usually for ballet or opera gala performances and produced on nylon.

This silk programme was produced to commemorate the 'Grand Opening Night' of the New Empire Theatre in Lime Street, Liverpool, on 19 December 1896, starring Florrie Harmon as Cinderella; Victor Stevens and Fred Emney as Thisbe and Clorinda, Kate Chard as Prince Felix, and Marie Campbell as Dandini.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed silk
Brief Description
Silk programme for the opening night of Oscar Barrett's Cinderella, New Empire Theatre, Liverpool, 19 December 1896
Physical Description
Rectangular landscape format double sided printed silk programme for Cinderella, New Empire Theatre, Liverpool. Folded into three, featuring images from Cinderella in blue ink recto with title of production and images of Oscar Barrett and H E Moss printed in sepia ink in roundels, with cast list and performance details verso. With fringe to top and bottom.
Dimensions
  • To edges of fringe height: 29.5cm
  • Width: 40.7cm
Production typeLimited edition
Marks and Inscriptions
Credit line
Given by Frances Dann
Object history
Programme produced to commemorate the 'Grand Opening Night' of the New Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool, 19 December 1896. Starring Florrie Harmon as Cinderella; Victor Stevens and Fred Emney as Thisbe and Clorinda, Kate Chard as Prince Felix and Marie Campbell as Dandini.
Historical context
Silk and satin programmes were produced from the 18th century onwards to commemorate special theatrical productions such as first nights, gala, commemorative and benefit performances. The custom had largely died out by the 1920s, and by the 1970s any such programmes were usually for ballet or opera gala performances and produced on nylon.
Production
Attribution note: Probably produced for limited sections of the audience.

Reason For Production: Commemorative
Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceCinderella
Summary
Silk and satin programmes were produced from the 18th century onwards to commemorate special theatrical productions such as first nights, gala, commemorative and benefit performances. The custom had largely died out by the 1920s, and by the 1970s any such programmes were usually for ballet or opera gala performances and produced on nylon.



This silk programme was produced to commemorate the 'Grand Opening Night' of the New Empire Theatre in Lime Street, Liverpool, on 19 December 1896, starring Florrie Harmon as Cinderella; Victor Stevens and Fred Emney as Thisbe and Clorinda, Kate Chard as Prince Felix, and Marie Campbell as Dandini.
Collection
Accession Number
S.251-1999

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record createdJune 28, 1999
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