For the Benefit of Mr Melvin On Friday next... will be presented a Tragedy, written by Shakespear, called Hamlet, Prince of Denmark... the Character of Ophelia by Mrs Kemble.

(Shakespeare. Playbill.) THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE.

For the Benefit of Mr Melvin On Friday next... will be presented a Tragedy, written by Shakespear, called Hamlet, Prince of Denmark... the Character of Ophelia by Mrs Kemble.

An Address, as recited at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, with universal Applause, called Push on, Keep Moving, By Mr Melvin... After which, a Pantomimic Story of ancient Times, called The Northumberland Cottager... To which will be added a Musical Farce, called Rosina.

Description: edges trimmed, affecting bottom line of text, 188 x 507mm, a few faint spots, very good

Publication Details: Tickets to be had of Mr Melvin, Lisle Street; at Mr Humble's Library... and of Mr Guthrie, at the Theatre, where Places for the Boxes may be taken. Dec. 291797

Notes: The reason for the benefit itself is explained in a small paragraph above the main text: 'It having been reported that Mrs Kemble's Night, being advertised at the bottom of Mr Melvin's Play-bill, was an Injury to his Benefit, Mr Kemble has generously given him another...' Stephen Kemble, brother of Sarah Siddons, wife of Elizabeth Satchell (Ophelia as above) and manager of the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, (between 1791 and 1806) through his famous family and London connections was instrumental in breaking through the prejudice surrounding provincial theatre. John Melvin (1771-1817, dancer, actor ...more

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Price: £450

Subject: Literature

Published Date: Dec. 291797

Stock Number: 68074

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