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Title Henry VIII
Document Type Transcription
Reference Henry VIII 7
Primary Association Kean, Charles
Associated Names Ellis, George
Theatre Covent Garden
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production May 1848
Description Transcription of the traditional Covent Garden prompt book made for Charles Kean by George Ellis. Note at top of page three states "Prompt Copy Charles Kean, Esq.. but, marked, and corrected as acted at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, by George Ellis. May 1848" Includes cuts to full text, calls, properties, stage business, cues for effects and timings. Notes on music have been added in pencil.
Genre History
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles Mr Cooke - Henry VIII; Charles Kemble - Cardinal Wolsey; Mrs Siddons - Queen Katherine; Miss Brunton - Anne Bullen
Content Keywords royalty, love, politics, religion, women, justice, jealousy
Context Keywords cast, character, cues, music, property, timings, business, blocking, sound effects
Visual Content Contains several blocking diagrams.
Edition Works
Shattuck Code H VIII 24
Play Henry VIII
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.