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Title Hamlet
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Ham 8
Primary Association Burton, William E.
Associated Names Becks, George
Place of Production New York
Country of Production United States
Date of Production 1852
Description Unused prompt book made by George Becks. "Marked from the Prompt Book of WE Burton, with additions".
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles Mr Macready - Hamlet; Charles Kean - Hamlet; Miss Povey - Ophelia; Mrs Charles Kean - Ophelia; Mr Powell - Claudius; Mr Flemming - Claudius; Mr Terry - Polonius; Mr Bass - Polonius; Mr Mercer - Laertes; Mr Bland - Laertes
Content Keywords death, madness, royalty, revenge, poison, supernatural, marriage
Context Keywords business, blocking, script, characters, cues, property, lighting
Additional Information Cast lists for the 1823 Drury Lane performance and the 1845 Park performance.
Edition French's Standard Drama
Shattuck Code HAM 50
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.