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Title The Merchant of Venice
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Merch 22
Primary Association Kean, Charles
Associated Names Parsloe, James; Steele, John George; Lovett, C.D.; Anderton, W.E.
Annotation Date 1838
Publication Date 1810
Theatre Drury Lane
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 5 Apr 1838
Description Printed in 1810. Cut, marked and corrected by James Parsloe, prompter of Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1838. Slightly altered and signed by John George Steele, St Charles Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, C.D. Lovett, Prompter, Memphis and W.E. Anderson, Prompter, Charleston South Carolina. Contains scene sketches. A note inside the book states that this document was probably used on Kean's later American tour, from 1845 to 1847.
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 cast, characters, actor, director, cues, scenery
Visual Content Contains beautiful pen and water colour scenery illustrations.
Additional Information Cast list for Drury Lane April 5th 1838 available inside.
Edition Kemble edition, 1810
Shattuck Code MV 12
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.