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Title The Merry Wives of Windsor
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference MW 20
Primary Association Hackett, James Henry
Associated Names Phillips, Henry B.; Hackett, Mrs James H
Theatre Astor Place Opera House
Place of Production New York
Country of Production United States
Date of Production c. 1848-1875
Description Prompt book of a 5-Act version marked by H.B. Phillips for Hackett at the Astor Place Opera House in 1848. Also dated 1861 and 1862. Also contains a playbill for Leland Opera House [Albany, N.Y.] (Mrs. J. H. Hackett as Medea), press notices of Mrs. J. H. Hackett and a manuscript prop letter with note at top: "This is the paper I held in my hand when I made my appearance in Lady Macbeth March 20th 1875" (Mrs. J. H. Hackett).
Genre Comedy
Theme(s) Love and Marriage
Roles J.H. Hackett - Falstaff
Content Keywords love, women, deceit, jealousy, confusion
Context Keywords actor, cast, theatre, property, programme, character, scenery, stage, blocking, cues, lighting, sound effects
Visual Content Contains an illustration of Act I, Sc.1 at the beginning and various drawings of scenes throughout.
Additional Information Also contains the autograph of Robert L. Simpson, Louisville Theater.
Edition Works
Shattuck Code MWW 18
Play The Merry Wives of Windsor
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.