Playbill for Royal Arctic Theatre by Griffith's Island Printing Office

Playbill for Royal Arctic Theatre

Griffith's Island Printing Office

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Playbill for Royal Arctic Theatre

Playbill advertising a performance given during the Franklin Search Expedition, 1850-1851. It is printed in black on linen with a seam down the left hand side and a line of stitching at the bottom. The notice is surmounted by the Royal Coat of Arms and Prince of Wales' feathers.
Inscribed: 'ROYAL / ARCTIC THEATRE / Ich Dien / H.M.S. ASSISTANCE, / LAST NIGHT FOR THE SEASON!! / On Friday the 28th February 1851, being / the anniversary of Commissioning the Expe / dition; will be performed the / GRAND HISTORICAL DRAMA / in Two Acts of / CHARLES THE TWELFTH. / Charles XII ... Lieut. Mecham, / Adam Brock, Mr. Ede / Maj. Vanberg, (as Firman), Capt. Ommanney, Gustavus de Mervelt .. Mr Markham. / Triptolemus Muddlewerk .. F.J. Krabbé. / Genl Duckert, Lieut Cator, / Col. Reichel, Mr May. / Officers, Messrs Richards and Shellabear. / Eudiga, Mr McDougall. Ulrica, Mr Pearse. / ACT I The scenes are laid in the Id. / of Rugan, Swedish Pomerania. Charles XII in / cognito, as an Officer of the Royal Household. / ACT II Scenes in the town of Stralsund, during a state of siege. Charles in propria / persona. Entirely new scenary and dresses! / After which, grand Phantasmagoria. / MAGICAL FIGURES! / To conclude with / THE NEW PANTOMIME OF / ZERO! Repeated by Special Desire; and prepared / with unusual magnificence! / Doors open at 6 o'clock. / Commence at 6-30. / Griffiths Id. Printing Office F.J.K. & W.D.'

Object number: TXT0089
Date: 1851
Original dimensions: 510 mm x 465 mm

  • Image reference: S0363

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