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Title Henry VI
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Hen VI 1
Primary Association Kean, Edmund
Associated Names Carr, G. C.
Publication Date 1812
Theatre Drury Lane
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 22 Dec 1817
Description Printed title has been crossed out, substituted manuscript title reads: 'King Henry VI. A tragedy in five acts. By William Shakespeare. As altered from Henry VI. Part I.II.III. By Edmund Kean.' The manuscript note on the title-page reading "Corrected from the Prompt-Book by G. C. Carr, Prompter, Theatre Royal Drury Lane" has been crossed out. Numerous manuscript stage directions have been scratched out. Also contains a newspaper clipping concerning Irving's edition of Shakespeare pasted inside front cover.
Genre History
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Content Keywords royalty, power, greed, death, women, love
Context Keywords cues, business, stage, sound effects, music
Edition Richard Duke of York, London, 1812
Shattuck Code H VI 1
Play Henry VI
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.