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Italian theater prints, circa 1550-1983

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Finding aid for the Italian theater prints, ca. 1550-1983
Series V. Playbills, 1805-1983 1 box, 3 flat file folders 4 prints (posters), 18 broadsides
The series is comprised of broadsides and posters advertising play performances at various European theaters. There is a special emphasis on commedia dell'arte pantomimes in England and Scotland from 1805 to 1851, notably at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane (2), and in Covent Garden (11) in London, with mentions of actors Joseph Grimaldi and Thomas Ellar, and at the Theater Royal in Edinburgh. Other theaters include the Schauspielhaus in Frankfurt am Main for a performance by Eleonora Duse (1908), and the Teatro Carcano in Milan (1923). Four posters are featured, notably two advertising the first commedia dell'arte festival in Villejuif, outside of Paris (1983). Playwrights that are mentioned include Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen, and Ettore Petrolini.
Edinburgh
Box Folder
20* 1 Theatre-Royal, Edinburgh. Last night of Harlequin's Olio this present evening, Saturday, January 3. 1824, will be performed Shakespeare's comedy of the Merchant of Venice … 1824 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 27.2 x 20.1
The playbill announces the performance of Shakespeare's comedy the Merchant of Venice, as well as the pantomime Harlequin's olio, or Christmas gambols at the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh. The name of the actor Vandenhoff in the role of Shylock has been underlined in purple crayon.
20* 1 Theatre-Royal, Edinburgh. This present evening Monday, January 5. 1824, will be performed the tragedy of Coriolanus … 1824 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 27.2 x 20.1; Mt. 30 x 23.4
The playbill announces the performance of Coriolanus and of the pantomime Harlequin's olio, or Christmas gambols at the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh. The name of the actor Vandenhoff in the role of Coriolanus has been underlined in purple crayon.
20* 1 Theatre=Royal, Edinburgh. For the benefit of Miss Laura Addison … This present evening, Saturday, December 23, 1848, will be performed, for the last time this season, Shakspeare's tragedy, in five acts, entitled Romeo & Juliet … [Edinburgh] : James Brydone, printer, 17 South Hanover Street 1848 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 33.8 x 20.2; Mt. 28.9 x 23.2
The playbill announces the performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet, a polka titled The sisters, and the comedy Day after the wedding at the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh.
20* 1 Theatre-Royal, Edinburgh. … This present evening, Monday, January 27th, 1851, will be performed, for the second time these three years, Shakspeare's tragedy, in five acts, called Richard III. … 1851 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 43 x 22.5; Mt. 44.7 x 24.2
The playbill announces the performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Richard The Third, as well as the pantomime Harlequin Christmas, or The fairy of the Missletoe Bough.
Frankfurt am Main
Box Folder
20* 2 Frankfurter Schauspielhaus. Freitag den 27. November 1908. Abends halb 8 Uhr: Zweites und letztes Gastspiel von Eleonora Duse mit ihrer italienischen Gesellschaft. (Impresario A. Braff, London) Gian Gabriele Borkman … [Frankfurt-am-Main] : Verlag der A. Neumann'schen Buchhandlung, Goethestrasse 33. 1908 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 47.8 x 25.8
The playbill announces Eleonora Duse's second and last performance as Ella Rentheim in Henrik Ibsen's drama Gian Gabriele Borkman at the Frankfurter Schauspielhaus.
London
Box Folder
20* 3 Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane, this present Wednesday, January 9, 1805. their Majesties' servants will act the comedy of The West Indian … after which (for the 12th time) the new pantomimic ballet of Old Harlequin's Fire-Side … 1805 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 29.8 x 21.7
The playbill printed on blue paper lists the actors Powell, Elliston, and Grimaldi.
20* 3 Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. This evening Wednesday, January 28, 1818, their Majesties' servants will perform (17th time) a dramatick romance, called Lilliput. … after which, a new melo-drama, in two acts, to be called the Turret clock … 1818 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 31.9 x 20
The playbill announces the performance of Lilliput, Turret clock, and Harlequin's vision.
20* 4 Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, this present Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1812 will be revived the tragedy of Percy. … after which will be performed, for the 11th time, a new pantomime, called Harlequin & Padmanaba or, The Golden fish. … [London] : Printed by E. Macleish … 1812 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 24 x 17.6
The playbill announces the performance of plays Percy and Shakespeare's Comedy of errors. Among the actors listed for the pantomime The golden fish is Joseph Grimaldi.
20* 4 Theatre Royal […] This present Tuesday, January 16, 1816, will be acted the dramatick romance of Cymon. … after which (21st time) a new melo-drama, called The magpie or the maid? … to which will be added, for the 19th time, a new grand pantomime, called Harlequin & Fortunio; … [London] : Printed by E. Macleish … 1816 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 31.4 x 19.4
The playbill also announces the performance of Shakespeare's comedy A midsummer night's dream. Among the actors listed for the pantomime Harlequin and Fortunio is Joseph Grimaldi. Numbered in brown ink: 97.
20* 4 Theatre Royal. Covent-Garden, this present Thursday, Jan. 9, 1817, will be acted the melo-drama of The broken sword … to which will be added, … , a grand pantomime, called Harlequin and the sylph of the oak: Or, the Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green … [London] : E. Macleish … 1817 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 32.2 x 19.2
Among the actors listed for the pantomime Harlequin and the sylph of the oak is Joseph Grimaldi.
20* 4 Theatre Royal. Covent-Garden, this present Monday, July 19, 1819, will be performed the tragedy of Hamlet, … after which, by the special desire of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Kent, (with its original picturesque scenery) the popular pantomime of Mother Goose … [London] : E. Macleish … 1819 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 31.7 x 19
Among the actors listed, several have been underlined in red ink: Young, Thomas Ellar, and Joseph Grimaldi. Numbered in brown ink: 229.
20* 4 Theatre Royal. Covent-Garden this present Wednesday, January 9, 1822, will be acted Shakspeare's Comedy of errors … after which will be produced for the 13th time, a new pantomime, called Harlequin and mother bunch ; or, The yellow dwarf … [London] : Printed by E. Macleish … 1822 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 32.7 x 21
Among the actors listed for the pantomime Harlequin and mother bunch; or, The yellow dwarf is Joseph Grimaldi.
20* 4 Theatre Royal. Covent-Garden. This present Monday, January 28, 1822, will be acted Shakspeare's tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. … after which will be produced, for the 29th time, a new pantomime, called Harlequin and mother bunch … [London] : Printed by E. Macleish … 1822 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 32.7 x 19.3; Mt. 28.7 x 20.6
Among the actors listed, Macready in the role of Romeo has been underlined in red ink.
20* 4 Theatre Royal. Covent-Garden. This present Thursday, December 30, 1824, will be acted the comedy of Merchant of Venice. … after which (fourth time) a new grand comick pantomime, called Harlequin and the dragon of Wantly; or, More, of more hall … [London] : Printed by W. Reynolds … 1824 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 34.7 x 19.3
Among the actors listed for the pantomime Harlequin and the dragon of Wantly is Joseph Grimaldi.
20* 4 Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden, this present Monday, Jan. 9, 1826, will be acted Shakspeare's tragedy of Macbeth … to which will be added (for the 13th time) a new grand & comick pantomime (founded on a popular fairy tale) called Harlequin and the magick rose: or, Beauty & the beast. … [London] : Printed by W. Reynolds … 1826 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 33.5 x 19.3
Among the actors listed for the pantomime Harlequin and the magick rose is Joseph Grimaldi.
20* 4 Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden, this present Monday, January 14, 1828, will be acted the tragedy of King Richard the Third … after which will be produced (for the 17th time) a new comic grand pantomime, called Harlequin and number nip, of the giant mountain … [London] : Printed by W. Reynolds … 1828 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 34.9 x 18.7; Mt. 34.9 x 19.6
Among the actors listed for the pantomime Harlequin and number nip, of the giant mountain is Joseph Grimaldi.
20* 4 Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, this evening, Monday, January 5, 1835, will be performed the tragedy of Richard III … to conclude with (9th time) a new grand comic Christmas pantomime called Harlequin and Queen Mab: or, The three glass distaffs! … [London] : Printed by W. Reynolds … 1835 2 sheets ([2] p.). Sh. 34 x 20.5 (each)
Among the actors listed for the pantomime Harlequin and Queen Mab, or The three glass distaffs is Thomas Ellar in the role of Harlequin.
20* 4 Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. … this evening, Monday, March 15th, 1841, will be presented, (39th time) Shakspere's comedy, (with music) called The merry wives of Windsor. to conclude with (for the 55th and last time) … Castle of Otranto or Harlequin and the giant helmet … 1841 2 sheets ([2] p.). Sh. 49.8 x 23.8 (each)
The playbill announces the performance of Shakespeare's comedy The merry wives of Windsor and the pantomime Castle of Otranto, or Harlequin and the giant helmet.


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