1875 - 1889Other Shakespeare performances
30 December 1878

Hamlet

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed Hamlet

Programmes, two (one a facsimile)

Date 30 December 1878
Play(s) Hamlet
Production Date(s) Monday 30 December 1878
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 7.30
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven
Music Director Hamilton Clarke
Document ID ET-D23 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Original is a first night programme; Ellen Terry as Ophelia and Henry Irving as Hamlet; acting manager Bram Stoker.
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Hamlet, 30 December 1878, Image 1 of 3

Royal Lyceum Theatre Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr Henry Irving. Hamlet

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Hamlet, 30 December 1878, Image 2 of 3

EVERY EVENING, AT HALF-PAST SEVEN, WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY OF HAMLET. Hamlet: Mr. IRVING. Claudius: Mr. FORRESTER. Polonius: Mr. CHIPPENDALE. Laertes: Mr F.COOPER. Horiatio: Mr SWINBOURNE. Osric: Mr. KYRLE BELLEW. Rosencrantz: Mr ELWOOD. Guildenstern: Mr. PINERO. Marcellus: Mr. GIBSON. Bernado: Mr. ROBINSON. Franciso: Mr. TAPPING. Reynaldo: Mr. CARTWRIGHT. 1st Player: Mr. BEAUMONT. 2nd Player: Mr. EVERARD. Priest: Mr. COLLETT. 1st Gravedigger: Mr. S. JOHNSON. 2nd Gravedigger: Mr. A. ANDREWS. Messenger: Mr. HARWORD. Ghost of Hamlet's Father: Mr. MEAD. Gertrude: Miss PAUNCEFORT. Player Queen: Miss SEDLEY. Ophelia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Synopsis of Scenery. ACT I. SCENE 1. ELSINORE-A PLATFORM BEFORE THE CASTLE. SCENE 2. A ROOM OF STATE IN THE CASTLE. SCENE 3. A ROOM IN POLONIUS'S HOUSE SCENE 4. THE PLATFORM SCENE 5. A MORE REMOTE PART. ACT II. SCENE 1. A ROOM IN POLONIUS'S HOUSE SCENE 2. A ROOM OF STATE IN THE CASTLE. ACT III. SCENE 1. THE SAME. SCENE 2. A ROOM IN THE CASTLE. SCENE 3. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE SAME. ACT IV. SCENE 1. A ROOM IN THE CASTLE. ACT V SCENE 1. A CHURCH YARD. SCENE 2. OUTSIDE THE CASTLE. SCENE 3. A HALL IN THE CASTLE. Scenic Artist: Mr HAWES CRAVEN. Musical Director: Mr HAMILTON CLARKE. Stage Manager: Mr H.J.LOVEDAY.

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The Bill of the Play will in every part of the House be supplied without charge. No Fees of any kind will be permitted, and Mr. IRVING trusts that in his endeavour to carry out this arrangement he may rely on the co-operation of the Public. The only authorized Book of Mr. IRVING'S Acting Version of HAMLET, is to be had in the Theatre, Price ONE SHILLING. Box Office of the Theatre, under the direction of Mr. HURST, open from 10 till 5, where seats may be taken One Month in advance. Prices: Private Boxes, 3 Guineas to 1 1/2 Guineas; Stalls, 10s; Dress Circle, 6s.; Upper Circle, 3s; Pit, 2s; Gallery, 1s. Acting Manager: Mr. BRAM STOKER. W.S.Johnson - "Nassau Steam Press," 60, St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.

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The Lyceum Theatre company had so much scenery and props that it needed a whole train carriage.

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