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Playbill

Playbill

  • Place of origin:

    Oxford (printed)

  • Date:

    1865 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Groom, H. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.326-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Playbill for the Theatre Royal, Town Hall, Oxford, Wednesday 23 August 1865, advertising J.B. Buckstone's drama The Flowers of the Forest! featuring Edmund Phelps as Ishmael, followed by a Pas de Deux by Misses C. & F. Taylor, concluding with Morton's comedy- farce A Pretty Piece of Business. Also advertising the programme for Thursday 24th August, commencing with R.B. Sheridan's comedy The School for Scandal, featuring Henry Irving as Charles Surface and Edmund Phelps as Sir Oliver Surface; a Divertissement by Misses C. & F. Taylor, and concluding with Brough and Halliday's original farce The Mudborough Election!

Physical description

Letterpress broadsheet playbill, printed in black ink on very flimsy white paper.

Place of Origin

Oxford (printed)

Date

1865 (printed)

Artist/maker

Groom, H. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper

Dimensions

Height: 75 cm, Width: 25 cm

Object history note

Part of the Henry Irving Archive, given to the British Theatre Museum Association in January 1959.

Descriptive line

Letterpress playbill for the Theatre Royal, Town Hall, Oxford, 23 August 1865, advertising The Flowers of the Forest! featuring Edmund Phelps as Ishmael, concluding with A Pretty Piece of Business. Also advertising the programme for 24 August 1865.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Letterpress printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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