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Title Property Book Used by Charles Kean
Document Type Manuscript
Reference T.a. 68
Case Study RichIII10
Publication Date c.1850
Date of Production n.d.
Description A book made to resemble a medieval manuscript, used by Charles Kean in Hamlet, act II, scene ii. A note on the endleaf of the book from Fred Belton to Wilson Barrett states that it was the property prayerbook used by Edmund Kean in Richard III and Charles Kean in Hamlet, but elsewhere it is identified as having been made for Charles Kean in the 1850s.
Genre History; Crime/Mystery; Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; War, Empire and Colonialism
Roles Edmund Kean - Richard III; Charles Kean - Richard III
Content Keywords war, royalty, power, greed, love, death, crime, family
Context Keywords property, actor, costume
Visual Content Contains colourful illustrations depicting characters, costumes and scenes.
Play Richard III
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.