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Title The Merchant of Venice
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Merch 15
Primary Association Irving, Henry
Case Study Merch15
Publication Date 1842
Theatre Lyceum
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 1 Nov 1879
Description Early example of an Irving prompt book, prepared by a professional copyist. Includes jottings and sketches by Irving, cuts on full text, stage business and cues for effects.
Genre Comedy; Romance
Theme(s) Love and Marriage; Religion, Culture and Society
Content Keywords revenge, money, friendship, love, justice, greed, sea, religion, disguise
Context Keywords character, scenery, cues, blocking, property, lighting
Visual Content Contains several simple diagrams of the stage set up.
Edition Collier's Works, Vol II, 1842
Shattuck Code MV 55
Play The Merchant of Venice
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.