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Title Othello
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Oth 24
Primary Association Phelps, Samuel
Associated Names Macready, William Charles; Ellis, George; Irving, Henry; Paul, Frank
Theatre Sadler's Wells; Drury Lane
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 1844-1861
Description Transcription of Macready's prompt book, made by George Ellis for Samuel Phelps. Contains cuts, lists and supers for Sadler's Wells and for Drury Lane 18960-1861. Additional annotation added by Phelps.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Love and Marriage; War, Empire and Colonialism
Content Keywords love, race, jealousy, betrayal, deceit, infidelity, crime, death, justice, soldier
Context Keywords cast, character, costume, lighting, cues, sound effects, blocking, business, music, property, timings, stage
Visual Content Contains several simple illustrations of the stage and blocking diagrams.
Edition Hinds English Stage
Shattuck Code OTH 29
Play Othello
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.