Playbills from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, Scotland 1824-1829
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Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford, Melrose, to the Marchioness of Abercorn,  Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 747107129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified to Charles [Sharpe], [1817 or later?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 745119219 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to [William Slade], 1803 June . (Unknown). W...
The Theatre Royal was opened with its first performance in Shakespeare's Square on Princes' Street, Edinburgh, in December 1767 . For the next ninety years the theatre would be at the centre of the most important developments in Scottish cultural life. However, opposition to the theatre from the Kirk, combined with a government censor meant that there were limitations over what could be staged for its first forty years of existence. With the arrival of Sir Walter Scott all this chan...