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Title The Merchant of Venice
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Merch 25
Primary Association Moore, John
Associated Names Kean, Charles; Booth, Edwin; Daly, Augustin; Wallack, James William; Davison, Bogumil
Publication Date 1867
Theatre Fifth Avenue
Place of Production New York
Country of Production United States
Date of Production c. 1875
Description Prompt book of a production which ended with the trial scene. Probably used for Daly's production at Fifth Avenue in 1875. Includes a Gravesend Playbill for 1839, a part book for Antonio, 5 prop letters and a 13 page manuscript text with stage directions for Act II containing pencil note at top: "For Edwin Forrest - arranged - 1852. Not produced - "
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 review, character, dance, music, examination, costume, cast, cues, blocking, business, property
Visual Content Contains an illustration of Act II, Sc. 5 and Mrs W West as Portia, along with several others depicting scenery.
Additional Information Gravesend, Theatre Royal. 1839.
Edition Booth-Hinton edition, 1867
Shattuck Code MV 53
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.