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Title Richard III
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Rich III 8
Primary Association Irving, Henry
Theatre Lyceum
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 29 Jan 1877
Description Prompt book of unknown authorship, with annotations regarding cues for effects and timings. Later used by Henry Irving as a preparation copy. Irving annotated the margins with red and blue ink to distinguish between the Cibber and Shakespeare elements.
Genre History; Crime/Mystery; Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; War, Empire and Colonialism
Content Keywords war, royalty, power, greed, love, death, crime, family
Context Keywords cues, sound effects, character, business, music, lighting, script
Visual Content Contains pasted in cartoons, perhaps from Bab Ballads by W. S. Gilbert.
Edition Lacy edition (Kean version)
Shattuck Code RIII 64
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.