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Title Richard III
Document Type Preparation Copy
Reference Rich III 41
Theatre Lyceum
Date of Production n.d.
Description Some pages have been cut away. Additional dialogue in the manuscript. Henry Irving's autograph can be seen in pencil on flyleaf and on page 385. Inscribed in ink by Henry Irving to "Mrs. Brown" on "10 March 1877". "Mrs. Brown" may be Hannah Brown, the companion of Angela, Baroness Burdett Coutts. Includes an unmarked copy of the Irving ed. of: King Richard III . The initials "Hh B" in ink appear on front paper cover. Also includes a program for Irving's Richard III at the Lyceum Theatre [Jan. 29, 1877] - with manuscript notes in ink on the front page and an envelope with the typewritten address "Mrs. Snell, Castle Pool Hotel, Hereford", a typewritten "List of H.I. papers sent by Mrs. Snell" [to Laurence Irving] with an evaluation of each item in pencil and a typewritten note to Mrs. Snell and signed in ink "Laurence Irving", thanking her for accepting his offer for "Irvingiana" which she had sent him.
Genre History; Crime/Mystery
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; War, Empire and Colonialism
Content Keywords war, royalty, power, greed, love, death, crime, family
Context Keywords script, dialogue, memorabilia, cues, cuts, business
Shattuck Code Not in Shattuck
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 and 'The Shakespeare Prompt books, A Descriptive Catalogue' by Charles H. Shattuck.