1890 - 1899Other Shakespeare performances
22-27 August 1898

Othello

Location Grand Theatre/Fulham Theatre, Putney Bridge Approach and Fulham High Street, Fulham, London, UK
Plays performed Othello

Programmes

1. Programme

Date 22 August 1898
Play(s) Othello
Production Date(s) Monday 22 August 1898 to Saturday 27 August 1898
Venue Grand Theatre
Venue address Fulham SW
Time of performance 8pm
Producer Louis Calvert
Scene Designer George Hemsley
Costume Designer Mrs Nettleship, Miss James Viola and Nathan & Co.
Music Director Edgar Ward
Document ID ET-D208a Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Desdemona, Frank Cooper as Othello, Louis Calvert as Iago, Edith Ailsa Craig [Edith Craig] as Bianca, Genevieve Ward as Emilia. Music composed by Edgar Ward; two copies.
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Grand Theatre Fulham S.W. Sole Lessee & Manager Alexander Henderson. Programme Box Office open daily 10 a.m till 10 p.m, where seats may be booked one month in advance for all parts except Pit and Gallery. The Patrons of the Theatre are allowed the use of the telephone (No. 376 Kensington) Free of Charge. Prices of Admission (for this week only): Private Boxes, £3 3s, £2 2s and £1 1s. Stalls and First Rows of Dress Circle, 7s 6d. Other Rows, 6s. Pit Stalls, 5s. Balcony, 4s. Pit, 2s, 6d. Gallery, 1s. One minute from Putney Bridge District Station Four minutes from Putney, L.S.W. Ry., High Street, Putney. Special Theatre Trains leaving Putney Bridge at 10.52, 11.12, 11.30, 11.47 p.m, all Stations Eastward, and 10.57, 11.17, 11.42, 12.6, 12.32 p.m. All Stations to Wimbledon. Busses pass the Doors every Three Minutes. Doors open 7.30 - Early Doors 7 - Commence at 8 - Carriages at 10.50. Price of this Programme, Two Pence.

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All Communications respecting Advertisements in this Programme to be addressed to [?] Stafford, Manager Refreshment Department. Bishop's Mansions, Bishop's Park Road Fulham (overlooking Bishop of London's Park.) Accommodation - 1 or 2 Sitting Rooms, 2 or 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Large and Airy Larder, Linen Cupboard, Bath Room with Lavatory Basin (Hot and Cold Supply), Bicycle Room, Good Cellarage, Trade's Entrance and Lift, Hall Porter From £40 0 0. Apply Estate Office at Above Address. Henry Lovibond & Son, Limited, Cannon Brewery, Fulham, Brewers & Spirit Merchants. A Scotch and Irish Whiskies and Gin Sold and the Bars of this Theatre are supplied exclusively by Henry Lovibond & Son Ltd. D. Morgan & Co., The Putney China Stores hold a large and varied stock of Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Ware, Art Pots and Table Glass of every description. Inspection Invited 79, High Street, Putney. The perfection of Virginia cigarettes Asthore Cigarettes hand-made of special Virginia strips. J. H. Crustaceans, Cigar Merchant, Putney, S.W, on sale at Bars of this Theatre. Smith & French, Cash Tailors (Opposite this Theatre) Ladies Jackets, Coats and Skirts, Cycling Suits and Covert Coats. Choice selection of Spring and summer suiting a. Uniforms as Supplied to this Theatre. G. Webber, General & Furnishing Ironmonger, 63 High Street, Putney, Special Season's offer - Japanned Steel Trunks. 22. 24. 26. 28. 30 Nonsuch 3/11 4/11 5/11 7/6 8/11 Ranelagh 6/6 7/6 8/11 10/6 12/6 Workshops: Russell Place. Support Home Industries Bryant & May's Matches are used in the bars of this Theatre. Grand Theatre, Fulham Sole Lessee and Manager - Mr Alex. F. Henderson on Monday, Aug. 22nd, 1898, at 8. For Six Nights Only (Anniversary Week). Miss Ellen Terry & Company. On Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, will be played Shakespeare's Tragedy, in Five Acts of "Othello". Othello - (first time) - Mr. Frank Cooper, Iago - Mr. Louis Calvert, Duke of Venice - Mr. F. Cremlin, Brabantio - Mr. James Hearn, Gratiano - Mr. V. Garrick, Lodovico - Mr. S. A. Cookson, Cassio - Mr. Ben Webster, Roderigo - Mr. Courtney Thorpe, Montano - Mr. Lionel Belmore, Messenger, Mr. Early Howard, Julio, Mr. Eric Blind, Marco - Mr. A Breanski, Emilia - Miss Genevieve Ward, Bianca - Miss Edith Ailsa Craig and Desdemona - Mis Ellen Terry. Sailors, Messengers, Officers, Gentlemen and Attendants. Synopsis of Scenery, Act 1, Sc.1 - Street in Venice, Sc.2 - Another Street, Sc.3 - A Council Chamber, Act 2, Sc - A Seaport in Cyprus, Act 3, Sc - Room in the Castle at Cyprus. There will be no interval between Acts 3 and 4. Act 4, Sc.1 - Room in the Castle at Cyprus, Sc 2 - Street in Cyprus, Sc.3 - Room in the Castle at Cyprus, Sc.4 - Street in Cyprus, Sc.5 - A Bedchamber in the Castle, Act 5, Sc.1 - Street in Cyprus, Sc.2 - A Bedchamber in the Castle. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, "The Lady of Lyons". Incidental Music composed by Mr. Edgar Ward. Mr. Henderson has had New and Special Scenery painted for these Productions by Mr. George Hemsley. Dresses by Mrs. Nettles hip, Miss James, Viola and Messrs. Nathan. Wigs by Clarkson. The Plays produced by for Miss Terry - Mr. Louis Calvert, Business Manager for Miss Terry - Mr. W. H. Griffiths. This Theatre erected from the plans Mr. W. G. R. Sprague. Consulting Engineers, Messrs. Lucas and [?] Stage Furniture and Draperies supplied by Arthur B. Brown, Antique and Modern Furniture Exchange, 392, 394, 519 and 523, Fulham Road, S.W. Florist to the Theatre M. G. Keen & Sons, Fulham and Putney. The Engravings in the Theatre are supplied and published by I. [?], King Street, St James. Ladies are respectfully informed that Hats and Bonnets are not allowed in the Stalls or First Two Rows of Dress Circle, Children in arms not admitted. Refreshments, the Saloons are under the direct control of the Management and Refreshments of the Best Quality only will be supplied at Moderate Prices. N.B. - Light Refreshments can be obtained from the Attendants. On Monday, August 29th, for six Nights Only, a New and Original Drama "Dangerous Women". Musical Director - Mr Edgar Ward, General Manager - Mr Frederick Merer. John Perring, The Leading House Furnisher, 38, High St., Putney. Branches Everywhere. International Health Exhibition Gold Medal London 1883 Established. All Ales and Stouts (both bottled and fraught) sold at the Bars in this Theatre and supplied exclusively by Henry Lovibond and Son, Limited. Sole Address - Cannon Brewery, Lillie Road, Fulham, S.W. Cafe Monico, 4 & 6 High Street, Putney, S.W. First Class Restaurant in South of London at popular prices. Table d'hôte & a la Carte Dinners. Saloon up stairs first floor (for large or small parties). Suppers after Theatre. Ladies Rooms. The Golden Lion, a few doors from Theatre Bass's Younger's Pale & Burton Ales only on Draught. Lion Brewery - 3 Guinea Stout. All the leading Brands of Wines and Spirits. Billiards, Quoits, Skittles. W. H. Walden, Proprietor. Henry Blumfield, Gent's and Boy's Outfitter, Hatter, Hoisier, Glover and Shirtmaker, 121, High Street, Putney. Stansfield & Co, Wine and Spirit Merchants, Swan Brewery, Fulham. All Brandies and Wines supplied to this Theatre by Stansfeld & Co. Detailed price lists on application. The unrivalled pick-me-up Cura-Beno on sale at the bars of this Theatre. Malcolm White, Purveyor of High- Class fruit and vegetables, Fruiterer to this Theatre, 647, Fulham Rd, S.W. (Adjoining Messrs. Stansfeld's Brewery) Families waited on Daily for Orders. Reliance Hand Laundry, 758, Fulham Road (Opposite The Drive) Good work at moderate charges. All hand work (no chemicals used). Dyeing and cleaning in all its branches. Idris Royal Mineral Waters as supplied to the Queen, the only mineral waters supplied to this Theatre. Durrell Arms, 704, Fulham Road., S.W. Proprietors, Criswick & Feaviour, All Articles sold at this establishment of the finest quality - The best Billiard Saloon in Fulham. The most pleasant trip in London. Kew, Richmond and Hampton Court by the Light Draught Saloon Steamer "Queen Elizabeth" (Length 165 ft, Beam 15 ft 6 ins, Draught of Water 18 ins). Largest and handsomest Steamer running over Bridge. Daily (including Sunday's but excepting Friday's), on and after 8th of May.

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Monterey Green and Yellow Liqueurs California Bitters a drink and not a flavouring extract. As made by the Franciscan Monks of Monterey, California. For sale at all Bars in this Theatre. J.H. Squires, Salisbury Hotel, Salisbury Estate Fulham, S.W. Chief Offices and Duty Paid Cellars - 19 Sherbrooke Road and 21, Dawes Road. Branch Establishments - The Red Lion & George Hotels, William Green. J.H. Squires. Jur. Wine & Spirit Merchant Pack Horse & Talbot, High Street, Chiswick. Haycock's Printing Works, 61, Frith Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, W. Every description of painting done with the utmost dispatch. Poster printing a speciality. The London Cake and Biscuit Company, Ltd. Sole manufacturers of "Joy's bread." Goods manufactured by the most Modern Machinery. Cakes Pastry, English & Vienna bread and biscuits sold to this Theatre are supplied by L.C. & B.C., Ltd. Vans daily to all parts of London and suburbs. Factories - Dawes Road, Fulham, S.W., and Bethnal Greed Road, N.E. Flats to Let. The best and cheapest in Fulham. Self contained suiter of 4 and 5 rooms, bath and offices. Inclusive rentals, £35. Address the proprietor - Timothy Driscoll 44a, Wardo Avenue, Munster Road, Fulham, S.W. G. Cura, wholesale high-class ices and contractor to the trade. Office and Refrigerating Depot: 68a, Battersea Rise, Clapham Junction, S.W. Ices supplied to this and other Leading Theatres. Also Private Parties Balls and Cinderella Dances supplied. Price List and Samples on application as above. William Ash, Fishmonger, Poulterer & Ice Merchant Licensed dealer in game, 559, Fulham Road, S.W. (Opposite Walham Green Station) Native and other oysters. Families waited upon daily. Families supplied by contract. Bowral - The vital principle of prime ox beef. Is served hot at all the Bars of this Theatre. Grand Theatre Fulham S.W. Sole Lessee & Manager Alexander Henderson. Programme Box Office open daily 10 a.m till 10 p.m, where seats may be booked one month in advance for all parts except Pit and Gallery. The Patrons of the Theatre are allowed the use of the telephone (No. 376 Kensington) Free of Charge. Prices of Admission (for this week only): Private Boxes, £3 3s, £2 2s and £1 1s. Stalls and First Rows of Dress Circle, 7s 6d. Other Rows, 6s. Pit Stalls, 5s. Balcony, 4s. Pit, 2s, 6d. Gallery, 1s. One minute from Putney Bridge District Station Four minutes from Putney, L.S.W. Ry., High Street, Putney. Special Theatre Trains leaving Putney Bridge at 10.52, 11.12, 11.30, 11.47 p.m, all Stations Eastward, and 10.57, 11.17, 11.42, 12.6, 12.32 p.m. All Stations to Wimbledon. Busses pass the Doors every Three Minutes. Doors open 7.30 - Early Doors 7 - Commence at 8 - Carriages at 10.50. Price of this Programme, Two Pence Flats to Let, the best in the district fitted with every modern convenience. Hall Porter, General Garden. Fire-Proof Floors. Rents, £36 0s. 0d to £57 10s. 0d. Hunt and Ellis The Drive, Fulham Park Gardens, S.W. Insurance Boot Company "Sureyerlife" 69 High Street, Fulham (opposite this Theatre). Smartest and best goods in Fulham. All purchasers of boots or shoes value 5s, and upwards insured against every kind of fatal accident. Cash only ! Cash only !! Per dos Sparkling Dinner Ale (Imp Pint) - [?], Eagle Ale - 2/3, Eagle Stout 2/3, Ind Coope - 2/3, Anglo Bavarian 2/3, Fremlins - 2/3, Barrett's Ale - 2/3, Barrett's Stout - 2/3, Crown Stout - 2/3, Golden Pale Ale - 2/3, Screw Bottles, per doz, 2/0 returnable. Ironsides' cheapest cash stores. Opposite Theatre catalogues free. Sutton & Co., high class dairy farmers 500 selected cows kept under strict medical supervision. Chief office: 615, Fu;ham Road, S.W. Salut arise The purest and safest table water in the world. The only table waters supplied to this Theatre. Aids to beauty. A short list of some of the chief to [?]. Articles prepared by Keith Longstaff, the celebrated specialist in toilet preparations and Doubie first medalist in Analytical Chymistry and Botany. Post free from Keith Longstaff, The Central Pharmacy. (Opposite Monster Park Chapel, Fulham). Excel Cocoa. Absolutely Pure. £10,000 reward: Packets and tins [?] per lb "Few can equal none can excel" - Fun, delicious aroma, [?] sustaining. - [?] analysts. Chocolate horseshoes (Registered a superior chocolate in handsome boxes [?] souvenir. Boxes the seasons successes from [?]. Chocolate wafers a delicious chocolate 6d and is per box. Court chocolate the finest eating chocolate in handsome boxes 1s and 2s. Sold everywhere or direct from Oompagnie Frangaise, [?] [?] the Princess of Wales. London Works, Bermondsey, S.E. The "Windsor" Cafe and Restaurant 757 Fulham Road, (opposite free library). Luncheons, dinners and suppers a la carte et a prix fixe. Salons for large or small parties. L. Dolcini, Proprietor. Haycock, printer, 61, Frith Street, Soho, W.

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2. Programme

Date 24 August 1898
Play(s) Othello
Production Date(s) Wednesday 24th August 1898 to Saturday 27 August 1898
Venue Grand Theatre
Venue address Fulham SW
Time of performance 8pm
Producer Louis Calvert
Scene Designer George Hemsley
Costume Designer Mrs Nettleship, Miss James Viola and Nathan & Co.
Music Director Edgar Ward
Document ID ET-D209a Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Pauline; Frank Cooper as Claude Melnotte. Music composed by Edgar Ward.

3. Programme

Date 22 August 1898
Play(s) Othello
Production Date(s) Monday August 22nd 1898 to Saturday August 27th 1898
Venue Grand Theatre
Venue address Fulham SW
Time of performance 8pm
Producer Louis Calvert
Scene Designer George Hemsley
Costume Maker Mrs Nettleship, Mrs James Viola and Messrs Nathan
Music Director Edgar Ward
Document ID ET-D208b Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Desdemona, Frank Cooper as Othello, Louis Calvert as Iago, Edith Ailsa Craig [Edith Craig] as Bianca, Genevieve Ward as Emilia. Music composed by Edgar Ward; two copies.

4. Programme

Date 24 August 1898
Play(s) Othello
Production Date(s) Wednesday August 24th 1898 to Saturday August 27th 1898
Venue Grand Theatre
Venue address Fulham SW
Time of performance 8pm
Producer Louis Calvert
Scene Designer George Hemsley
Costume Maker Mrs Nettleship, Miss James Viola, Messrs. Nathan
Music Director Edgar Ward
Document ID ET-D209b Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Pauline; Frank Cooper as Claude Melnotte. Music composed by Edgar Ward.

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