[Theatre Royal Playbill]

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One-page announcement of plays to be performed January 25, 1798 at the Drury Lane Theatre, London. The first advertisement reads: "Never Acted. Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. This present Thursday January 25, 1798, Their Majesties Servants will perform a New Comedy in Five acts called Knave or Not" (followed by a list of actors), "To which will be added (8th time) a new Grand Dramatick Romance called Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations, entirely new." (followed by a list of additional actors, composers, and other contributors). A note at the bottom of the page says, "From the most … continued below

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1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 31 x 20 cm.

Creation Information

Drury Lane Theatre. 1798.

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This poster is part of the collection entitled: UNT Special Collections General Collection and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to the UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 564 times, with 11 in the last month. More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Charles Lowndes
    Publisher Info: C. Lowndes, printer to the theatre
    Place of Publication: London, England

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One-page announcement of plays to be performed January 25, 1798 at the Drury Lane Theatre, London.

The first advertisement reads: "Never Acted. Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. This present Thursday January 25, 1798, Their Majesties Servants will perform a New Comedy in Five acts called Knave or Not" (followed by a list of actors), "To which will be added (8th time) a new Grand Dramatick Romance called Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations, entirely new." (followed by a list of additional actors, composers, and other contributors).

A note at the bottom of the page says, "From the most unbounded and universal approbation, with which the new Dramatick Romance of Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! is receiv-ed, the fame will be repeated every evening till further notice.
Ladies and Gentlemen who have been disappointed of Places for the New Drama of The Castle-Spectre, are respectfully informed, that the same will be repeated for the 23rd. time on Monday next."

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1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 31 x 20 cm.

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  • 1798

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  • Dec. 1, 2010, 1:24 p.m.

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  • July 20, 2021, 2:44 p.m.

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Drury Lane Theatre. [Theatre Royal Playbill], poster, 1798; London, England. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29464/: accessed September 29, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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