1900 - 1909Other Shakespeare performances
23-28 May 1904

The Merchant of Venice (etc.)

Location Theatre Royal, Manchester, UK
Plays performed The Merchant of Venice; Henry VIII

Programme, 2 copies

Date 23 May 1904
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice; Henry VIII
Production Date(s) 23 May 1904 to 28 May 1904
Venue Theatre Royal
Venue address Manchester
Time of performance 2pm 7.30pm
Producer Edward Gordon Craig
Stage Manager Fred Boustead
Scene Designer Edward Gordon Craig
Costume Maker Ailsa Craig [Edith Craig]
Music Director Christopher Wilson, Alfred Haines
Document ID ET-D298 Original record
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Ellen Terry's first husband was the artist, G. F. Watts, described as 'England's Michelangelo'.

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