1875 - 1889Other Shakespeare performances
2-6 May 1885

Hamlet

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed Hamlet

Programmes

1. Programmes, two copies

Date 6 May 1885
Play(s) Hamlet
Production Date(s) Wednesday May 6th 1885
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 7.45pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D69 Original record
Held by The British Library
3 scanned images
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Hamlet, 2-6 May 1885, Image 1 of 3

Royal Lyceum Theatre Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. HAMLET.

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Hamlet, 2-6 May 1885, Image 2 of 3

THIS EVENING, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th, 1885, AT 7.45 WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY OF HAMLET. Hamlet: Mr. IRVING. Claudius: Mr. WENMAN. Polonius: Mr. H.HOWE. Laertes: Mr G.ALEXANDER. Horiatio: Mr TYARS.. Osric: Mr. HARVEY. Rosencrantz: Mr NORMAN FORBES. Guildenstern: Mr. LYNDAL. Marcellus: Mr. HARBURY.. Bernado: Mr. BENN. Franciso: Mr. CLIFFORD.. Reynaldo: Mr. CARTWRIGHT. 1st Player: Mr. LOUTHER.. 2nd Player: Mr. ARCHER. Priest: Mr. J. CARTER. 1st Gravedigger: Mr. S. JOHNSON. 2nd Gravedigger: Mr. A. GUERNEY. Ghost of Hamlet's Father: Mr. T. MEAD. Gertrude: Miss PAUNCEFORT. Player Queen: Miss FOSTER. AND 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 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. --- The Overture, Entr'acte and Incidental Music, composed by Mr Hamilton Clarke. --- Stage Manager: Mr H.J.LOVEDAY. Musical Directory: Mr MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager: Mr. BRAM STOKER.

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MAY HAMLET Thursday 7, Friday 8. Hamlet: Mr HENRY IRVING, Ophelia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. LOUIS XI Saturday 9: Louis XI: Mr HENRY IRVING. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, Thursday 14, Friday 15. Shylock: Mr HENRY IRVING, Portia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. THE BELLS. Saturday 16. Mathias: Mr HENRY IRVING. --- IN PREPARATION AND TO BE SHORTLY PRODUCED, "OLIVIA," BY W.G.WILLS. --- The Bill of the Play is 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, who are requested, should there be any cause of complaints, or especial satisfaction, to refer at once to the Acting Manager. --- DOORS OPEN AT 7.15. PERFORMANCE COMENCES AT 7.45. --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND. --- Stalls, 10s.; Dress Circle, 6s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s.; Gallery, 1s. Private Boxes, £2 2s. to £4 4s. --- Box Office open 10 till 5, under tbe direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST, of whom seats can be booked One Month in advance, also by Letter or Telegram. --- Booking Office for the PIT and GALLERY in the Pit Passage, open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Seats can be Booked by Personal Application Only (and not by letter), for One Week in advance. --- W.S.Johnson - "Nassau Steam Press," 60, St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.

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2. Programmes, two copies

Date 2 May 1885
Play(s) Hamlet
Production Date(s) Saturday May 2nd 1885
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 7.45pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D66 Original record
Held by The British Library
3 scanned images
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Hamlet, 2-6 May 1885, Image 1 of 3

Royal Lyceum Theatre Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. --- This Evening commences the Seventh Season under the present Management HAMLET.

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Hamlet, 2-6 May 1885, Image 2 of 3

THIS EVENING, SATURDAY, MAY 2nd, 1885 AT 7.45, WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY OF HAMLET. Hamlet: Mr. IRVING. Claudius: Mr. WENMAN. Polonius: Mr. H.HOWE. Laertes: Mr G.ALEXANDER. Horiatio: Mr TYARS. Osric: Mr. N.HARVEY. Rosencrantz: Mr. NORMAN FORBES. Guildenstern: Mr. LYNDAL. Marcellus: Mr. HARBURY. Bernado: Mr. BENN. Franciso: Mr. CLIFFORD. 1st Player: Mr. LOUTHER. 2nd Player: Mr. ARCHER. Priest: Mr. J. CARTER. 1st Gravedigger: Mr. S. JOHNSON. 2nd Gravedigger: Mr. A. GUERNEY. Messenger: Mr. DWYER. Ghost of Hamlet's Father: Mr. T.MEAD. Gertrude: Miss PAUNCEFORT. Player Queen: Miss FOSTER. AND 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 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. --- The Overture, Entr'acte and Incidental Music, composed by Mr Hamilton Clarke. --- Stage Manager: Mr H.J.LOVEDAY. Musical Directory: Mr MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager: Mr. BRAM STOKER.

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MAY Monday 4, Tuesday 5, WEdnesday 6, Thursday 7, Friday 8: HAMLET Hamlet: Mr HENRY IRVING. Ophelia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Saturday 9 LOUIS XI. Louis XI: Mr HENRY IRVING. Monday 11, Tuesday 12, WEdnesday 13, Thursday 14, Friday 15: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Shylock: Mr HENRY IRVING. Portia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Saturday 16: THE BELLS. Mathias: Mr HENRY IRVING. --- IN PREPARATION AND TO BE SHORTLY PRODUCED "OLIVIA" BY W.G.WILLS. --- 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 Public, who are requested, should there be any cause of complaints, or especial satisfaction, to refer to the Acting Manager. --- DOORS OPEN AT 7.15, PERFORMANCE TO COMMENCE AT 7.45. --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND. --- Stalls, 10s.; Dress Circle, 6s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s.; Gallery, 1s. Private Boxes, £2 2s. to £4 4s. --- Box Office open 10 till 5, under tbe direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST, of whom seats can be booked One Month in advance, also by Letter or Telegram. --- Booking Office for the PIT and GALLERY in the Pit Passage, open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Seats can be Booked by Personal Application Only (and not by Letter), for One Week in advance. --- W.S.Johnson - "Nassau Steam Press," 60, St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.

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3. Programmes, two

Date 4 May 1885
Play(s) Hamlet
Production Date(s) Monday May 4th 1885
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 7.45pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D67 Original record
Held by The British Library
3 scanned images
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Hamlet, 2-6 May 1885, Image 1 of 3

Royal Lyceum Theatre Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. --- HAMLET.

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Hamlet, 2-6 May 1885, Image 2 of 3

THIS EVENING, SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 1885 AT 7.45, WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY OF HAMLET. Hamlet: Mr. IRVING. Claudius: Mr. WENMAN. Polonius: Mr. H.HOWE. Laertes: Mr G.ALEXANDER. Horiatio: Mr TYARS. Osric: Mr. N.HARVEY. Rosencrantz: Mr. NORMAN FORBES. Guildenstern: Mr. LYNDAL. Marcellus: Mr. HARBURY. Bernado: Mr. BENN. Franciso: Mr. CLIFFORD. 1st Player: Mr. LOUTHER. 2nd Player: Mr. ARCHER. Priest: Mr. J. CARTER. 1st Gravedigger: Mr. S. JOHNSON. 2nd Gravedigger: Mr. A. GUERNEY. Ghost of Hamlet's Father: Mr. T.MEAD. Gertrude: Miss PAUNCEFORT. Player Queen: Miss FOSTER. AND 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 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. --- The Overture, Entr'acte and Incidental Music, composed by Mr Hamilton Clarke. --- Stage Manager: Mr H.J.LOVEDAY. Musical Directory: Mr MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager: Mr. BRAM STOKER.

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MAY Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6, Thursday 7, Friday 8: HAMLET Hamlet: Mr HENRY IRVING. Ophelia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Saturday 9 LOUIS XI. Louis XI: Mr HENRY IRVING. Monday 11, Tuesday 12, WEdnesday 13, Thursday 14, Friday 15: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Shylock: Mr HENRY IRVING. Portia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Saturday 16: THE BELLS. Mathias: Mr HENRY IRVING. --- IN PREPARATION AND TO BE SHORTLY PRODUCED "OLIVIA" BY W.G.WILLS. --- 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 Public, who are requested, should there be any cause of complaints, or especial satisfaction, to refer to the Acting Manager. --- DOORS OPEN AT 7.15, PERFORMANCE TO COMMENCE AT 7.45. --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND. --- Stalls, 10s.; Dress Circle, 6s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s.; Gallery, 1s. Private Boxes, £2 2s. to £4 4s. --- Box Office open 10 till 5, under tbe direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST, of whom seats can be booked One Month in advance, also by Letter or Telegram. --- Booking Office for the PIT and GALLERY in the Pit Passage, open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Seats can be Booked by Personal Application Only (and not by Letter), for One Week in advance. --- W.S.Johnson - "Nassau Steam Press," 60, St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.

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4. Programme

Date 5 May 1885
Play(s) Hamlet
Production Date(s) Tuesday May 5th 1885
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 7.45pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D68 Original record
Held by The British Library
3 scanned images
Image 1 of 3

Hamlet, 2-6 May 1885, Image 1 of 3

Royal Lyceum Theatre Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. --- HAMLET.

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Hamlet, 2-6 May 1885, Image 2 of 3

THIS EVENING, TUESDAY, MAY 5th, 1885 AT 7.45, WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY OF HAMLET. Hamlet: Mr. IRVING. Claudius: Mr. WENMAN. Polonius: Mr. H.HOWE. Laertes: Mr G.ALEXANDER. Horiatio: Mr TYARS. Osric: Mr. N.HARVEY. Rosencrantz: Mr. NORMAN FORBES. Guildenstern: Mr. LYNDAL. Marcellus: Mr. HARBURY. Bernado: Mr. BENN. Franciso: Mr. CLIFFORD. 1st Player: Mr. LOUTHER. 2nd Player: Mr. ARCHER. Priest: Mr. J. CARTER. 1st Gravedigger: Mr. S. JOHNSON. 2nd Gravedigger: Mr. A. GUERNEY. Ghost of Hamlet's Father: Mr. T.MEAD. Gertrude: Miss PAUNCEFORT. Player Queen: Miss FOSTER. AND 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 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. --- The Overture, Entr'acte and Incidental Music, composed by Mr Hamilton Clarke. --- Stage Manager: Mr H.J.LOVEDAY. Musical Directory: Mr MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager: Mr. BRAM STOKER.

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Hamlet, 2-6 May 1885, Image 3 of 3

MAY Wednesday 6, Thursday 7, Friday 8: HAMLET Hamlet: Mr HENRY IRVING. Ophelia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Saturday 9 LOUIS XI. Louis XI: Mr HENRY IRVING. Monday 11, Tuesday 12, WEdnesday 13, Thursday 14, Friday 15: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Shylock: Mr HENRY IRVING. Portia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Saturday 16: THE BELLS. Mathias: Mr HENRY IRVING. --- IN PREPARATION AND TO BE SHORTLY PRODUCED "OLIVIA" BY W.G.WILLS. --- 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 Public, who are requested, should there be any cause of complaints, or especial satisfaction, to refer to the Acting Manager. --- DOORS OPEN AT 7.15, PERFORMANCE TO COMMENCE AT 7.45. --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND. --- Stalls, 10s.; Dress Circle, 6s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s.; Gallery, 1s. Private Boxes, £2 2s. to £4 4s. --- Box Office open 10 till 5, under tbe direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST, of whom seats can be booked One Month in advance, also by Letter or Telegram. --- Booking Office for the PIT and GALLERY in the Pit Passage, open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Seats can be Booked by Personal Application Only (and not by Letter), for One Week in advance. --- W.S.Johnson - "Nassau Steam Press," 60, St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.

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