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Your search for posts with tags containing Royal Exchange found 18 posts

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Royal Exchange Tavern … will be opened this Day as a COFFEE-HOUSE.” When Abigail Stoneman opened a new coffeehouse in Boston in December 1770, she attempted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2020

Judith Gresham the younger (1662 – 1728)

Judith Gresham the younger was a freemen of the Painter-Stainers’ Company and milliner on the Royal Exchange. Baptised on 25 November 1662 in the parish of St Peter le Poer, she was the daughter of Judith Beckingham and Seliard Gresham.[1] She...
From: A Fashionable Business on 15 Nov 2020

Mary Gresham (1668 – 1726)

Mary Gresham was a milliner and freemen of the Painter-Stainers’ Company working on the Royal Exchange in London. The daughter of Judith Beckingham and Seliard Gresham, Mary Gresham was baptised on 6 December 1668 and she worked with her mother...
From: A Fashionable Business on 15 Nov 2020

Judith Gresham (1632 – 1694)

Judith Gresham was a milliner on the Royal Exchange in the late seventeenth century. Judith Beckingham and Seliard Gresham were married on 26 February 1660 and thereafter had five children.[1] They were long-standing tenants of the Royal Exchange...
From: A Fashionable Business on 15 Nov 2020

Letter, 18th April 1840: to John Russell Smith

Great Totham Hall near Witham April 18th 1840 Dr Sir, Just as it always is! I now find that I shall not be able to send you the promised parcel of “Bokes” for a fortnight from their time! “What a fellow that Clark is!” methinks...
From: Finding Charles Clark on 16 Apr 2020

Margaret Lendall, fl. 1660-1668

Margaret Lendall was a Haberdashers’ Company apprentice milliner/lace-seller who worked on the Royal Exchange in 1660s London. Robert White, The Royal Exchange of London, 1671 © The Trustees of the British Museum, 1880,1113.3683 In October...
From: A Fashionable Business on 20 Mar 2020

Mary Bassett (fl. 1693-1712)

Mary Bassett was a milliner and tenant of the upper floor or ‘pawn’ of the Royal Exchange at the turn of the eighteenth century. Figure 1 shows her name recorded in tax assessments as the tenant of ‘a Shopp’ in the ‘exchange...
From: A Fashionable Business on 11 Feb 2020

Macbeth @ Manchester Royal Exchange

For about half an hour before the Royal Exchange’s Macbeth started, the atrium of the Royal Exchange was rocked by rumbles and explosions, which became increasingly unsettling as the start time drew near. Christopher Haydon’s production –...
From: The Bardathon on 10 Oct 2019

Queen Margaret @ The Royal Exchange, Manchester

The idea of rewriting Shakespeare’s first tetralogy to focus on the character of Queen Margaret – the only character to appear alive in all four plays – is a good one, though not original; Charlene Smith’s research has found some...
From: The Bardathon on 22 Sep 2018

Film Review: Maxine Peake As Hamlet (2015), directed for the screen by Margaret Williams.

Maxine Peake As Hamlet enabled me to rewatch last year’s astonishing stage production directed by Sarah Frankcom at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. Although I have already reviewed the production here (where I focus on gender), the...
From: Hobbinol's Blog on 11 Apr 2015

Hamlet (Royal Exchange) @ The Broadway, Nottingham

Watching the Royal Exchange production of Hamlet on the big screen, in a specially recorded film version (still performed in front of an audience, but with a certain amount of editing work to make the most of key images), brought home to me the significance...
From: The Bardathon on 28 Mar 2015

The Female Hamlet

Following an immediate sell-out of tickets for Sarah Frankcom’s production of Hamlet (reviewed in my last post) that necessitated a further week of performances and widespread media attention, the Royal Exchange Theatre hosted a panel discussion...
From: Hobbinol's Blog on 9 Oct 2014

Cross-gender casting for Hamlet and Henry IV

Maxine Peake as Hamlet Gender issues in the performance of Shakespeare’s plays are being discussed in the press again with Maxine Peake playing Hamlet in a production at the Manchester Royal Exchange. Here is the review from the Observer by Susannah...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Oct 2014

Review: Shakespeare’s Hamlet, dir. Sarah Frankcom at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 11 Sept – 25 Oct 2014

Before the performance begins, the audience are confronted with two boxes on stage. They are filled with clothes and rapier handles that jut out from the sea of material. The display is a reminder of the production’s preoccupation with artifice...
From: Hobbinol's Blog on 27 Sep 2014

Hamlet @ The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Despite the apparent novelty, Hamlet is perhaps the Shakespearean tragic hero most often played by a woman. As Tony Howard’s excellent book sets out, women have performed the role for more than two centuries, and indeed the finest of all Hamlet...
From: The Bardathon on 21 Sep 2014

Review: Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, dir. Maria Aberg at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 27 March-3 May 2014.

The program accompanying Maria Aberg’s production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing sets the intellectual mood for the performance. Its main body consists of three articles. The first article ‘Stranger in the House’ by Julie...
From: Hobbinol's Blog on 8 May 2014

Thomas Blagrave at the Crown tavern in Threadneedle Street

A half penny token issued in the name of Thomas Blagrave of Threadneedle Street, London The above brass half penny token measures 20.7 mm and weighs 2.34 grams. It was issued by Thomas Blagrave (or Blagrove), the one time keeper of “The Crown” tavern...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 12 Oct 2013

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