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Title The Winter's Tale
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Wint T 17
Primary Association Burroughs Wright, John
Associated Names Archbold, Mrs; Becks, George; Bunn, Mrs
Annotation Date 1853
Date of Production 1822-1852
Description George Beck notes that the stage directions in this prompt book are incorporated in the version Wright prepared for Spencer's Boston Theatre. Cuts and restorations, scenic indications, calls, stage business, maps and cues for effect included.
Genre Romance
Theme(s) Love and Marriage; Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; Magic and Folklore
Roles Mr Macready - Leontes; Mrs Bunn - Hermione; Miss S. Booth - Perdita; Mr Young - Leontes; Mrs Faucit - Hermione; Miss Jarman - Perdita
Content Keywords royalty, love, infidelity, crime, death, family, identity, class, jealousy, women, supernatural
Context Keywords costume, character, cast, stage, cues, blocking, sound effects, music, lighting
Visual Content Contains a drawing of Mrs Bunn as Hermione and illustrations of scenes.
Additional Information Contains cast lists for productions at Drury Lane (1822) and Covent Garden (1827).
Edition Cumberland edition
Shattuck Code WT 13
Play The Winter's Tale
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.