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Title Hamlet
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Wa 71
Primary Association Siddons, Sarah; Bell, George Joseph
Associated Names Kean, Charles; Kean, Edmund
Publication Date 1806-1808
Theatre Drury Lane; Covent Garden
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production c. 1800-1808
Description Contained within a bound book containing three of Shakespeare's plays; King Lear, the Merchant of Venice and Hamlet. Contains George Joseph Bell's notes on performances by Edmund Kean, Charles Kean, and Sarah Siddons; a few cuts and marginal markings to printed text.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Content Keywords death, madness, royalty, revenge, poison, supernatural, marriage
Context Keywords character, cast, cues, script
Visual Content Contains an illustration of Act III, Sc.7.
Shattuck Code Not in Shattuck
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.