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Poster - Shakespearean Festival
  • Shakespearean Festival
    Herald Press, Cinema Printers
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Shakespearean Festival

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Dundee (Scotland) (made)

  • Date:

    1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Herald Press, Cinema Printers (printers (people))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    S.2578-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 106, case WW, shelf EXP

Poster advertising the Shakespearean Festival at the Alhambra Theatre, Dundee, 1939.

Harold V. Neilson acted in the theatre company run by Shakespearean actor Frank Benson and later went into management with him. In 1933, an accident forced Benson to retire, but Neilson continued to manage a touring ‘Bensonian’ Shakespeare company. Theatre-goers in Dundee could see nine different plays in two weeks. The repetoire consisted of Richard II, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice and King John.

Physical description

Typographic poster advertising the Shakespearean Festival at the Alhambra Theatre, Dundee, 1939. Printed with the words 'Alhambra' and 'Shakespearean Festival' in red and the remainder of the text in blue. With a list of the cast, the plays to be performed and seat prices.

Place of Origin

Dundee (Scotland) (made)

Date

1939 (made)

Artist/maker

Herald Press, Cinema Printers (printers (people))

Materials and Techniques

Printed ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 76.3 cm, Width: 33.8 cm

Object history note

Associated Production: Shakespearean Festival. Actors: Zillah Carter, Duncan Yarrow, T.G. Bailey, Eric Maxon. Harold V. Neilson's Bensonian Shakespearean Company. Alhambra Theatre, Dundee. 10.4.1939. Performance category: drama, comedy.

Descriptive line

Poster advertising the Shakespearean Festival at the Alhambra Theatre, Dundee, 1939

Labels and date

Harold V. Neilson acted in the theatre company run by Shakespearean actor Frank Benson and later went into management with him. In 1933, an accident forced Benson to retire, but Neilson continued to manage a touring ‘Bensonian’ Shakespeare company. Theatre-goers in Dundee could see nine different plays in two weeks. [16/08/2016]

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Scotland; Posters; Advertising

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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