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Title The Merry Wives of Windsor
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference MW 25
Primary Association Vestris, Elizabeth
Associated Names Moore, John; Hackett, James Henry; Burton, William; Daly, Augustin; Bartley, George
Annotation Date 1840-1886
Theatre Covent Garden
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 11 Sep 1840
Description Very detailed prompt book by John Moore. Annotations in blue are transcriptions from Madame Vestris' book of 1840. After 1848, Moore added details from Hackett and Burton's 1853 production in brown ink and pencil. Moore then used this book to help prepare Augustin Daly's productions of 1872 and 1886.
Genre Comedy
Theme(s) Love and Marriage
Roles J.H. Hackett - Falstaff; W.E. Burton - Falstaff; Charles Fisher - Falstaff
Content Keywords love, women, deceit, jealousy, confusion
Context Keywords property, stage, programme, cast, character, cues, business, blocking, actor, sound effects, lighting, review
Visual Content Contains several small engravings of characters.
Additional Information Then used for productions at New York, Burton's Broadway, Fifth Avenue and Varieties between 1840-1886. Additional items include various printed cast lists, Covent Garden playbill of 1840, 3 Burton playbills, a Hackett playbill for 1869, a Daly property list and a list of rehearsal absences.
Edition Shakespeare edition
Shattuck Code MWW 30
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.