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Title Twelfth Night
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference TN 19
Primary Association Burton, William E
Associated Names Moore, John; Neilson, Adelaide; Crane, Witt; Robson, Stuart; Modjeska, Helena
Theatre Covent Garden; Burton's
Place of Production London; New York
Country of Production Great Britain; United States
Date of Production c. 1840-1882
Description Prompt book by John Moore, based mainly on the Burton production, with pencilled cuts and additions from Neilson's in 1878. Opening scenes have been reordered. Includes much stage business along with calls and cues for effects.
Genre Comedy; Romance
Theme(s) Love and Marriage; Women and Femininity; Religion, Culture and Society
Roles Mrs Barrow - Viola; Mr Rainford - Orsino; Ellen Tree - Viola; Mr Cooper - Orsino
Content Keywords identity, sea, love, gender, class, family, humour, mischief, disguise, misadventure, society, greed
Context Keywords review, property, business, cues, script, stage, scenery, programme, lighting, sound effects, music, blocking
Additional Information Contains part books for Sir Andrew, Roberto and the Friar, property manuscript for Sir Andrew's challenge and fight routine and playbills for Covent Garden (1840), Burton's (1857, 1858, 1859) and reviews of Robson and Crane (1881) and Modjeska (1882).
Edition Works, Vol I
Shattuck Code TN 18
Play Twelfth Night
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.