Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's King Richard the Second, 1819-1898.


Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's King Richard the Second, 1819-1898.

Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's King Richard the Second, 1819-1898.

Includes a promptbook throroughly marked from Edmund Kean's book with calls, cuts, cues for music and effects, diagrams, scenic indications, stage business, and timing for Kean's Drury Lane production; MS cast list gives Wallack as Richard II, William Warren as Gaunt and William B. Wood as Bolingbroke; MS note on title page says, "Warring-Wood Marked from Mr. Kean's Book." (no. 311); and Sir Henry Irving's study book marked in his hand in pencil and blue crayon and used for music cues for a presentation at the Lyceum Theatre, London (no. 312).

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