Henry the Fifth ; Somebody Else
- Henry the Fifth ; Somebody Else
Broadside for the Boston Theatre advertising the Tuesday, April 7, 1857 evening program, which included "Henry Fifth" (Shakespeare's Grand Historical Play) and "Somebody Else" (a Farce by Planche).
- Event place:
- Boston Theatre (Washington Street, Boston, Mass.)
Bridgewater State University, Maxwell Library
Archives & Special Collections
- Collection (local):
Boston Theatre Broadsides - Spring 1857
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry V
April 7, 1857
Massachusetts > Suffolk (county) > Boston
- 1 broadside ; 8.5 x 18.75 in.
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Mr. Geo. Vandenhoff; Mrs. Barrow; Mrs. John Wood; Mrs. John Gilbert; Mrs. Belton; Miss Lizzie Emmons; Mr. Belton; Mr. J. Gilbert; Mr. J. Wood; Mr. W.A. Donaldson; Mr. Stoddart; Mr. W.H. Curtis; Mr. T.E. Morris
- Notes (date):
Date inferred by cataloger based on performance date printed on item.
The Boston Theatre opened in 1794 at its original location at Federal and Franklin Streets. The first structure was torn down in 1852 and replaced by a more lavish theater at 539 Washington Street in 1854. George Vandenhoff (1820-1885) debuted on the Covent Garden stage in London in 1839. In 1842 he left his native England for the United States, where not only acted but also taught elocution and lectured. Vandenhoff retired from the stage to study law and was admitted to the bar in 1858. He also authored several books on elocution.