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Title Hamlet
Document Type Prompt Book; Memorial Book
Reference Ham 29
Primary Association Moore, John
Associated Names Macready, William Charles, Wallack, James William; Eddy, Edward; Booth, Edwin; Mayne Young, Charles; Jordan, George; Davenport, Edward L.
Theatre Covent Garden; Park; Daly's
Place of Production London; New York; Montreal
Country of Production Great Britain; United States
Date of Production c. 1850-1879
Description Detailed prompt book made by John Moore. Loose at the back are: a manuscript 12-leaf part book for Claudius; 8-leaf part book for Horatio; 2-leaf issue of the Brooklyn Daily Programme, 10 March 1870; a playbill for Burton's Theatre, 2 Dec 1857; 5 prop letters; and a partial manuscript cast list.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles William Charles Macready - Hamlet; E.L. Davenport - Hamlet; Edwin Booth - Hamlet
Content Keywords death, madness, royalty, revenge, poison, supernatural, marriage
Context Keywords arms, cast, character, sound effects, lighting, cues, stage, business, music,
Visual Content Contains an illustration of the Coat of Arms of Denmark and several illustrations depicting scenes from the play.
Additional Information Includes playbills for: Montreal, 6 July 1854 (incomplete); Park Theatre, 16 Sept 1844; Covent Garden, 19 July 1819; Park Theatre, 18 Oct [1870]; and Daly's Fifth Avenue Theatre, 25 Oct 1875.
Edition Steevens edition
Shattuck Code HAM 44
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.