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Title The Merchant of Venice
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Merch 35
Primary Association Roberts, James B.
Associated Names Irving, Henry; Mansfield, Richard; Cooke, George Frederick; Kean, Edmund; Booth, J.B.
Theatre Lyceum; Chestnut Street
Place of Production London; Philadelphia
Country of Production Great Britain; United States
Date of Production c. 1860-1900
Description Prompt book made by J. B. Roberts. Notes refer to Irving, Cooke, Mansfield, J. B. Booth, and E. Kean. Tipped in at front is a program for the Royal Lyceum Theatre, July 22, 1897; pasted inside the front cover is a printed cast list (Irving and Terry) for the Chestnut St. Opera House, week of Dec. 30 [n.d.]
Genre Comedy; Romance
Theme(s) Love and Marriage; Religion, Culture and Society
Roles Henry Irving - Shylock; Ellen Terry Portia
Content Keywords revenge, money, friendship, love, justice, greed, sea, religion, disguise
Context Keywords cast, character, scenery, stage, music, music, sound effects, business, blocking, cues, property, lighting
Edition Lacy edition
Shattuck Code MV 45
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.