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Eddison Collection

Playbill
1801 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Double-sided playbill for 'The Stranger', 'The Purse, or, The Benevolent Tar' and 'Valentine & Orson, or, The Wild Man of Orleans' at the Theatre, Birmingham on Thursday 18th June 1801. Further information about 'Valentine & Orson' is found on the back of the playbill.


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleEddison Collection (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Ink on paper
Brief description
Double-sided playbill for 'The Stranger', 'The Purse, or, The Benevolent Tar' and 'Valentine & Orson, or, The Wild Man of Orleans' at the Theatre, Birmingham on Thursday 18th June 1801. Further information about 'Valentine & Orson' is found on the back of the playbill. Eddison Collection.
Physical description
Double-sided playbill for 'The Stranger', 'The Purse, or, The Benevolent Tar' and 'Valentine & Orson, or, The Wild Man of Orleans' a the Theatre, Birmingham. Further information about 'Valentine & Orson' is found on the back. Playbill is backed on cream paper and mounted in a brown paper album.
Dimensions
  • Including cream paper backing height: 38.4cm
  • Including cream paper backing width: 28.1cm
Credit line
Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1996
Object history
Associated production: Covent Garden Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, Haymarket Theatre in London. Birmingham Theatre. 1787-1825. Shepherd Boy. A Dun a Day. Knight of Snowdoun. Isabella, or, the Fatal Marriage. Hit or Miss. The Stranger. Fortune of War!. Venice Preserved. The Gamester. Law of Java. Raising the Wind. John Bull, or, an Englishman's Fire-side. The Purse, or, the Benevolent Tar. Valentine and Orson, or, the WilWise Man of the East. d Man of Orleans. Matrimony. Paul Pry. Maid Marian, or, the Huntress of Alingford. Husbands and Wives. The Orphan. Man of the World. Paul and Virginia. The Spoil'd Child. The Votary of Wealth. The Roman Father. Don Juan, or, the Libertine Destroyed. The Blind Girl, or, a Receipt for Beauty. Delays and Blunders. Rosina. A Tale of Mystery. The Clandestine Marriage. The Bee-hive. Pirate. Modern Antiquities, or, the Merry Mourners. The Antiquary. A Roland for and Oliver. Actors John Liston, Madame Vestris, Ellen Tree, Edmund Kean, John Palmer, Mr Sparks, William Thomas Lewis, George Cooke, Sarah Siddons, Mr Blanchard, Mr Waddy, Thomas Potter Cooke, Charles Kemble, Mr Pope, Mrs Macready, Charles Mathews.
Summary
Double-sided playbill for 'The Stranger', 'The Purse, or, The Benevolent Tar' and 'Valentine & Orson, or, The Wild Man of Orleans' at the Theatre, Birmingham on Thursday 18th June 1801. Further information about 'Valentine & Orson' is found on the back of the playbill.
Collection
Accession number
S.695:8-1997

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Record createdAugust 3, 2010
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