Hamlet ; My Precious Betsey
- Hamlet ; My Precious Betsey
Broadside for the Boston Theatre advertising the Wednesday, April 8, 1857 evening program, which included "Hamlet" (Shakespear's Sublime Tragedy) and "My Precious Betsey" (a Farce by Morton).
- 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. Hamlet
April 8, 1857
- 1 broadside ; 7.5 x 17.25 in.
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Mr. Geo. Vandenhoff; Mrs. Barrow; Mrs. John Wood; Mrs. Hudson Kirby; Mr. Belton; Mr. John Gilbert; Mr. John Wood; Mr. W.A. Donaldson; Mr. Stoddart
- 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.