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Mr. Kean as Othello

 In this image, a full-length image of Edmund Kean as Othello constructed from parts of a print or prints while his costume and hat and their trimming are cut from satin cloth with additional decorated paper trimming and small metal buttons. This image...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 May 2022

The reminiscences of Thomas Dibdin

Author: Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841. Title: The reminiscences of Thomas Dibdin : of the Theatres Royal, Covent-Garden, Drury-Lane, Haymarket, &c., and author of The cabinet, &c. … Published: London : Henry Colburn, 1827. Catalog Record 53 D544...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Mar 2022

Die Entdeckung

A German copy of Hogarth’s “The Discovery” (1743?): a scene in a bedoom where four gentlemen stand beside a curtained bed in which a black woman reclines; she reaches out to touch the chin of one of the men who has evidently just pulled back the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Mar 2022

Acting magistrates committing themselves being their first appearance

“The stage of Covent Garden Theatre is seen from the right with a small part of the pit in the left foreground; the boxes and galleries adjoining the stage form the background on the left. The pittites are standing and blow trumpets, spring...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Feb 2022

Buck metamorphos’d

“Portrait of Samuel Foote in character; whole length, standing, wearing the latest ‘French’ fashions, including large fur muff, wig with pointed sides, mis-matched tights, and coat with over-sized cuffs; his outfit is scrutinized by two English...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Feb 2022

For the benefit of Joe Miller

Copy of a benefit ticket whose design was formerly attributed to Hogarth: a stage scene with four performers in Congreve’s ‘The Old Bachelor’, showing the scene in Act III where Noll receives a kicking from Sharper; print after a forgery purporting...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Aug 2021

A specimen of Mr. K**n’s acting

“The actor Kean in part as Richard III appalled as his bastard son is presented to him by its mother as a beadle holds a court order for its maintenance at 7/6d a week.”–British Museum online catalogue.   Printmaker: Marks, John Lewis, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Aug 2021

The hostile press and the consequences of crim. con.

“Kean, in the costume of Sir Giles Overreach, stands on the stage, indicated by a boarded floor surrounded by flame and smoke from the jaws of a semicircle of ferocious monsters, serpentine, scaly, and fanged, and with glaring eyeballs. The largest...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jul 2021

Hereditary Theatrical Families Project: Anson & Emery

Pollie Emery c. 1900 The aim of this project is to continue and expand the work of theatre historian John Malcolm Bulloch who, after many years of genealogical research compiled his Theatrical Heredity trees. These were published in the Who’s Who...
From: Abraham Adcock on 8 Oct 2019

The Death of Sarah Maria Adcock

There has long been a debate concerning the date of death of the Goldfinch, aka Sarah Maria Adcock. Some researchers give the date and location as 1786 in Edinburgh and others suggest it was 1787.1 Her Will, proved in the PCC, reveals a different...
From: Abraham Adcock on 22 Apr 2019

The theatrical atlas

Kean as Richard III, directed to the left, stands on a large volume with the word ‘Shakespear’ written on the top edge. Resting on his head and humped shoulders is a model of Drury Lane Theatre, a massive block, inscribed ‘Whitbreads...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Nov 2018

Portraying 18th-Century Black Men in Colonial Williamsburg.

Jeremy Morris, 30, an actor-interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Jun 2018

Performing words #1: what is an actor?

This post explores some of the issues also raised in the various essays in our first project publication, the Forum in Shakespeare Studies 45 (2017). We are grateful to Diana Henderson and James Siemon for allowing us the opportunity to publish these...
From: Before Shakespeare on 11 Dec 2017

Performing words: introduction to a new thread on theatre and language

This series of posts explores some of the issues raised in our first project publication, the Forum in Shakespeare Studies 45 (2017) devoted to 1580s drama. We are grateful to Diana Henderson and James Siemon for allowing us the opportunity to publish...
From: Before Shakespeare on 6 Dec 2017

New England Re-enactor's Fair 2017.

The New England Reenactors Fair would like to welcome you all for our first full weekend event.Coming this Feb.18th and 19th 2017 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge,MA.With 40+ venders lining up this is sure to be a truly amazing time.Continueing...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Dec 2016

The beaux nurses, or, The modern cramers

An allegorical representation of the nationalistic riot occasioned by a troupe of French comedians in London. This satirical print refers to the controversy and protest surrounding a French theatrical company, nicknamed the ‘French Strollers’,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Oct 2016

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