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9 May 1881

The Merchant of Venice (etc.)

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed The Merchant of Venice; Othello

Programme

Date 9 May 1881
Play(s) Othello
Production Date(s) Monday May 9th 1881
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Cuthbert and assistants
Costume Maker Mme Auguste, Mons. Alias, Mrs Reid
Music Director Hamilton Clarke
Document ID ET-D31a Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Edwin Booth as Iago, Henry Irving as Othello and Ellen Terry as Desdemona.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. Mr. EDWIN BOOTH, Mr. HENRY IRVING, Miss ELLEN TERRY. OTHELLO.

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This EVENING, MONDAY, May 9th, 1881, At 8 o'clock, will be presented, in Five Acts, SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY, OTHELLO. The Scenry by HAWES CRAVEN, W.CUTHBERT, and Assistants. The Costumes by Madame AUGUSTED, Mons. ALIAS, and Mrs. READ. Appointments by Mr. ARNOTT. Othello - Mr. HENRY IRVING. Iago - Mr. EDWIN BOOTH. Cassio - Mr. TERRISS. Brabantio - Mr. MEAD. Roderigo - Mr. PINERO. Duke - Mr. BEAUMONT. Montano - Mr. TYARS. Gratiano - Mr. CARTER. Ludoviico - Mr. HUDSON. Messenger - Mr. MATHISON. Paulo - Mr. FERRAND. Antonio - Mr. CLIFFORD. Julio - Mr. LOUTHER. Marco - Mr. HARWOOD. Emilia - Miss PAUNCEFORT. Desdemono - Miss ELLEN TERRY. Lords, Ladies, GEntlemen, Officers, Messengers, Guards, &c. ACT I. SCENE 1ST - A Street in Venice. SCENE 2nd - Another Street in Venice SCENE 3rd - A Council Chamber. ACT II. SCENE 1ST - The Harbour at Cyprus. SCENE 2nd - A Street in Cyprus SCENE 3rd - The Court of Guard ACT III. - Othello's House ACT IV. SCENE 1ST - Othello's House SCENE 2nd - A Street in Cyprus SCENE 3rd - Exterior of Iago's House ACT V. A Bed-Chamber. Every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, and SATURDAY during May, At a Quarter to Eight, MR. ALFRED TENNYSON'S TRAGEDY, THE CUP. Synorix - Mr IRVING. Camma - Miss ELLEN TERRY. Followed by, at 9.30, MRS. COWLEY'S COMEDY, THE BELL'S STRATAGEM. Doricourt - Mr. IRVING. Letitia Hardy - Miss ELLEN TERRY.

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NOTICE. Every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY, during May, OTHELLO. On WEDNESDAY NEXT, May 11th, and FRIDAY, May 13th. Othello - Mr IRVING. Iago - Mr. BOOTH. Desdemonoa - Miss ELLEN TERRY. On MONDAY, May 16th, WEDNESDAY May 18th, and FRIDAY, May 20th, Othello - Mr BOOTH. Iago - Mr IRVING Desdemona - Miss ELLEN TERRY. Threse Special Performances will be continued every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during May. Mr BOOTH and Mr. IRVING week by week alternatively playing Othello and Iago. For these Special Performances of "OTHELLO" the prices for the Stalls, Dress Circle, and Private Boxes will be raised - Stalls £1 1s.; Dress Circle, 10s.; Private Boxes, form £2 2s. to £5 5s. The prices for the rest of the house will remain as usual, viz.: - Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s 6d.; Pit, 2s.; Gallery, 1s. The Bill of the Play will in every part of the House be supplied without charge. No Fees of any kind are permitted, and Mr. IRVING trusts that in his endeavour to carry out this arrangement, he may rely on the co-operation of the Publis, who are requested, should there be any cause of complaints, or especial satisfaction, to refer to the Acting Manager, Mr. BRAM STOKER. DOORS OPEN AT 7.30, PERFORMANCE TO COMMENCE AT 8. NO FEES OF ANY KIND. Stage Manaer - Mr. H.J.LOVEDAY. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. Musical Director - Mr. HAMILTON CLARKE. Box Office open 10 till 5, under the direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST, of whom seats can be booked One Month in advance, also by Letter or Telegram. NOTICE. There is a direct Exit, on the level, to the Strand, from the Stalls. W.S.Johnson, -Nassau Steam Press, 60, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, W.C.

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Ellen Terry published her autobiography, The Story of My Life (1908).

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