Romeo and Juliet ; Dearest Elizabeth
- Romeo and Juliet ; Dearest Elizabeth
Broadside for the Boston Theatre advertising the Friday, April 17, 1857 evening program, which included "Romeo and Juliet" (Shakespeare's Great Tragedy) and "Dearest Elizabeth" (the new Comedy in 1 Act). Notice of upcoming productions at bottom of this broadside announces the "Engagement for Six Nights with the Popular Young American Tragedian, Mr. Edwin Booth, who will appear on Monday."
- 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. Romeo and Juliet
April 17, 1857
Massachusetts > Suffolk (county) > Boston
- 1 broadside ; 7.25 x 15 in.
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Mrs. Barrow; Mrs. Hudson Kirby; Mr. Belton; Mr. J. Gilbert; Mr. Stoddart; Mr. J. Wood; Mr. T.E. Morris; Mrs. J. Gilbert; Mrs. J. Wood; Mr. W.H. Curtis
- 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.