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Playbill

  • Place of origin:

    Oxford (printed)

  • Date:

    1865 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Oxford Chronicle Company (Limited) (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.328-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Playbill for the Theatre Royal, Town Hall, Oxford, Tuesday 29 August 1865, advertising Boucicault's comedy London Assurance! with Henry Irving as Dazzle and Edmund Phelps as Charles Courtly, concluding with the comic operatic extravaganza Kenilworth, or, ye Queene, ye Earle, and ye Maydenne. Also advertising the programme for Wednesday 30 August 1865, commencing with Tom Taylor's drama Plot and Passion, with Henry Irving as De Neuville and Edmund Phelps as Fouchè, concluding with Kenilworth. Also advertising the programme for Thursday 31 August featuring Shakespeare's Macbeth, with music by Locke.

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

Oxford (printed)

Date

1865 (printed)

Artist/maker

Oxford Chronicle Company (Limited) (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper

Dimensions

Height: 76 cm, Width: 25.5 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, 29 August 1865, advertising London Assurance! with Henry Irving as Dazzle, concluding with the comic operatic extravaganza Kenilworth, or, ye Queene, ye Earle, and ye Maydenne. Also advertising the programme for 30th and 31st 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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