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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.329-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Playbill for the Theatre Royal, Town Hall, Oxford, Friday 1 September 1865, advertising a new domestic drama, Sunshine through the Clouds, with Henry Irving as Lieutenant Frank Cleveland, followed by the farce Sarah's Young Man, concluding with the comic operatic extravaganza Kenilworth, or, ye Queene, ye Earle, and ye Maydenne. Also advertising the programme for Saturday 2 September 1865, commencing with Macbeth, with music by Locke, with Henry Irving as Macduff, followed by a Rifle Dance by Misses C. and F. Taylor, concluding with the comic farce Mr & Mrs White!

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: 75 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, 1 September 1865, advertising Sunshine Through the Clouds, with Henry Irving as Lieutenant Frank Cleveland, followed by the farce Sarah's Young Man, concluding with the comic operatic extravaganza Kenilworth. Also advertising the programme for 2 September 1865.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Letterpress printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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