1818-1896, English, Published edition: [Collection of 19th century theatre playbills for plays staged primarily in Britain, many with Australian themes : also includes miscellaneous playbills and broadsides for exhibitions and lectures, mostly relating to Australia].

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  • 69 playbills.
Published
  • 1818-1896.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • [Collection of 19th century theatre playbills for plays staged primarily in Britain, many with Australian themes : also includes miscellaneous playbills and broadsides for exhibitions and lectures, mostly relating to Australia].
Published
  • 1818-1896.
Physical Description
  • 69 playbills.
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Contents
  • 1. Her Majesty's Opera House. 24 Dec. 1885. Henry V (Shakespeare). George Rignold
  • 2. (a) Queen Mother, or, Royal Kent Theatre, Margate. 10 Aug. [18
  • ?]. John Adams, or the mutineers of the Bounty! Mons. Gouffe. (b) Article on Mrs. Salmon's Wax-works, ca. 1812 and additional later cuttings on waxworks exhibits, 1843 and 1852-53.
  • 3-6. Theatre Royal, Edinburgh. 2 &​ 5 Dec. 1834, 22 Jan. &​ 11 Mar. 1835. The convict ship. Charles Kean
  • 7. Theatre Royal, English Opera, Strand. 22 Aug. 1818. The death of Captain Cook
  • 8. Theatre Royal, Edinburgh. 30 Sep. 1818. Captain Cook (photographic reprod.) 9. Theatre Royal, Edinburgh. 30 Sep. 1818. La Perouse, or, The desolate isle (photographic reprod.)
  • 10. Theatre Royal, Edinburgh. 6 Feb. 1834. Lee Boo
  • 11. Theatre Royal, Edinburgh. 30 Jan. 1834. Lee Boo, the Prince of the Pelew Islands.
  • 12. Sadler's Wells. 11 Aug. [18
  • ?]. The island, or, Christian and his comrades. Mrs Egerton
  • 13. Society of British Artists, Pall Mall. ca. 1840's. Model of Hobart Town, the capital of Van Dieman's Land [and] Moving panorama's of Sydney [by] G. Peck
  • 14. Royal Victoria Theatre. 16 Jun. [18
  • ?]. Richard III. G. V. Brooke
  • 15. Saville House, London. 21 Feb. 1853. Joint benefit of Bendigo and Tom Paddock
  • 16. Palace Theatre, Sydney. 19 Dec. 1896. Grand opening night [on silk]
  • 17. Cornwall Assembly Rooms, Launceston. 21 Feb. 1853. Rainer's original Ethiopean serenaders. Lucy Long
  • 18. Theatre Royal, Melville Island (on board HMS Resolute). 23 Nov. 1852. Charles II
  • 19. Theatre Royal, Edinburgh. 10 Oct. 1818. Captain Cook
  • 20-21. Theatre Royal, Edinburgh. 6 &​ 8 Mar. 1833. Press-gang.
  • 22-28. Royal Gallery of Illustration, Pall Mall. 20 Jun., 27 Jul., 11 &​ 22 Aug., 7 Sep. 1853; 12 Jan. &​ 20 Feb., 1854. New grand diorama illustrating the route of the ocean mail via the Cape, India and Australia
  • 29. Burford, Strand. pre 1856. View of Hobart Town, the capital of Van Dieman's Land
  • 30. Manor House Tavern, Walworth. 17 Apr. 1854. A voyage to and travels in Australia. Henry Smith
  • 31. Lecture Hall, Walworth. 23-26 Mar. 1853. Grand new moving diorama of Australia and the gold fields!
  • 32. Leicester Square. 11 Jul. 1853. Great globe. The monster nugget. Mr. Wyld
  • 33. Leicester Square. 29 Jul. 1853. Large model of the earth, great globe. Mr. Wyld
  • 34. Leicester Square. 11 Aug. 1853. Large model of the earth, great globe, a collection of Australian gold. Mr. Wyld.
  • 35-37. Linwood Gallery, Leicester Square. 31 Jul. 1854., 1855 &​ 4 May 1855. A night in the lands of gold. George Payne
  • 38. King William Street Rooms. 6-7 Feb. 1854. Evening lectures-New Zealand
  • 39. [Provincial tour]. 1856. Emigrant's progress from the old world to the new &​ and excursion through the land of gold. W. H. Giblin
  • 40. Marionette Theatre, West Strand. 13 May 1853. Two lands of gold - California; Australia. Harry Lee Carter
  • 41. Royal Union Saloon, Shoreditch. 1-6 Apr. 1839. The New Zealand chief
  • 42. Society of British Artists. 4 Aug. 1840. Model of Hobart Twon, the capital of Van Dieman's Land; Moving panoramas of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales; Scenery in the environments of Hobart Town. G Peck. 43. Model of Hobart Town etc. [auction notice dated 5 Jan. 1841]. J. C. &​ S. Stevens
  • 44. Red Lion Square, Holborn. 29 Jul. 1841. Exhibition of Hobart Town, Van Dieman's Land &​ Sydney, New South Wales. Mr. Barlow.
  • 45. Royal Cosmorama Rooms, Strand. 12 Jul. 1842. Sydney, New South Wales; and Hobart Town, Van Dieman's Land. Mr. Barlow
  • 46. St. George's Gallery, Hyde Park Corner. June 1851. New &​ magnificent diorama of Jerusalem &​ the Holy Land. W. H. Bartlett
  • 47. Leicester Square. [1850]. New Zealand Panorama. S. C. Brees
  • 48. Leicester Square. 8 Mar. 1838. View of Bay of Islands, New Zealand [panorama]. Burford
  • 49. Royal Victoria Gardens, Vauxhall. 1839. The New Zealand Chief.
  • 50. Booth's Theatre, New York. 13 May 1875. Mr Tooker's benefit [on silk]. George Rignold
  • 51. Booth's Theatre, New York. 31 May 1877. Benefit of Mr. George Rignold; Romeo &​ Juliet; Henry V. George Rignold
  • 52. Bristol. 28 Apr. 1863. Country squire; Adventure with a Polish princess; Manrico the troubadour. W. &​ G. Rignold
  • 53. The ticket of leave man; Sense &​ sensation. Mr. Rignold
  • 54. Navigation Inn, King's Norton. 18 Apr. 1859. Sketches by the way. G. Rignold
  • 55. London?. 1 Feb. 1828. The libertine, or, Il Don Giovanni; Rob Roy Macgregor. William Rignold
  • 56. Theatre Royal, Bristol. 3 Jun. 1822. Everyone has his fault; Life in a barn; Past ten o'clock
  • 57. Golden Fleece, Studley. 1 Jul. 1858. A grand miscellaneous entertainment. George Rignold
  • 58. Criterion Theatre, London? Jan. 1877. Hot water
  • 59. New Prince's Theatre, Blackburn. 21 Mar. 1881. Henry V. George Rignold.
  • 60. Notice to the auxiliaries engaged in Henry V. George Rignold
  • 61. (a) Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Application for Bill Order. (b) Review of Henry V, in Figaro, 8 Nov. 1879
  • 62. Folly Theatre, London? Feb. 1877. Robinson Crusoe. Lydia Thompson
  • 63. Theatre Royal, Bristol. 26 May 1865. A sheep in wolf's clothing. George Rignold
  • 64. Theatre Royal, Brighton. 1866. Jack and the giant killer. George Rignold
  • 65. Theatre Royal, Bristol. 30 May 1822. John Bull; Brother and sister (benefit for distressed in Ireland)
  • 66. Theatre, Wolverhampton. 6 Mar. 1795. Fontainville forest; Children in the wood
  • 67. Theatre? Leicester. 15 Sep. 1837. Secret Service; Uncle John; My young wife; Old umbrella; The Irish tutor. William Rignold
  • 68. [Ne]w Theatre, Leicester. 23 Sep. 1836. The ransom; Vol au vent; Sweethears and wives. William Rignold
  • 69. Theatre Royal, Edinburgh. 5 May 1824. All in the wrong; Of age tomorrow. Mrs Davison.
Notes
  • Collection is held in the Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales. Includes 1 playbill dated 1795. A selection of the playbills are for plays featuring George and/​or William Rignold.
  • Title supplied by cataloguer.
  • Contents listed below are arranged by the following: theatre; date; play; principal actor (if known).
  • Online images available via the State Library of NSW at: http:/​/​acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/​album/​albumView.aspx?itemID=​1114938&​acmsid=​0 ; Digital order number a9992.
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