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Title The Merchant of Venice
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Merch 9
Primary Association Booth, Edwin
Theatre Burton's New
Place of Production New York
Country of Production United States
Date of Production 7 May 1857
Description Early Booth prompt book, annotated with his notes. Marked for whole play, but some sections of Act V have been pinned shut. Contains cuts, stage business, maps, sketches and cues for effect. Text contains cast lists for productions from 1824, 1847 and 1848.
Genre Comedy; Romance
Theme(s) Love and Marriage; Religion, Culture and Society
Roles Mr Kean - Shylock; Mr Pope - Antonio; Mrs West - Portia; Mr Wallack - Shylock; J Scott - Antonio; Mrs Burke - Portia; Mr Wallack Jr. - Shylock; Mr Fredericks - Antonio; Mrs Wallack - Portia
Content Keywords revenge, money, friendship, love, justice, greed, sea, religion, disguise
Context Keywords costume, cast, characters, cues, property, lighting, music, stage, sound effects
Visual Content Contains several simple drawings of set ideas.
Edition Modern Standard Drama
Shattuck Code MV 33
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.