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Title Hamlet
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Ham 2
Primary Association Betty, Henry
Publication Date 1843
Theatre Covent Garden
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 28 Dec 1844
Description Prompt book belonging to the son of William Henry West Betty, whose name is on the cover. Annotated with brown ink, prompter's cues in red ink and any additional notes in blue ink and pencil. Includes cuts, restorations, calls, stage business and cues for effects.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles Mr Macready - Hamlet
Content Keywords death, madness, royalty, revenge, poison, supernatural, marriage
Context Keywords cast, character, costume, lighting, cues, business, stage, sound effects, music
Additional Information Contains the cast list for a production at Covent Garden in 1838.
Edition Knight's Cabinet edition, 1843
Shattuck Code HAM 32
Play Hamlet
Library Folger Shakespeare Library
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Folger Shakespeare Library's online catalogue and 'The Shakespeare Prompt books, A Descriptive Catalogue' by Charles H. Shattuck.