Artifacts

Creator

F. A. Searle

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Creator Role

prinkmaker

Description

The playbill is for a 28 January 1863 performance of Shakespeare's Othello. The production took place at the Boston Museum and starred John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln's assassin. The playbill is printed in black ink and on off-white paper.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1863

Time Period

1860-1869

Measurement

14 3/4 X 6 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

recto, at top: BOSTON MUSEUM / [...] / ENGAGEMENT OF / J. WILKES / BOOTH / THE YOUNG AMERICAN TRAGEDIAN, WHO WILL ASSUME, FOR THE / FIRST TIME IN BOSTON, SHAKSPERE'S / OTHELLO!

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

playbill

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

4503

Digital ID

FVW_04503

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

John Wilkes Booth: 1863 Boston Museum Playbill for Othello

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