• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 87

    [PLAYBILL -- DICKENS, Charles, Actor]. Playbill for the Dress Rehearsal at Tavistock House Theatre of Wilkie Collins's The Frozen Deep and Mrs. Inchbald's Animal Magnetism: Tavistock House Theatre. Under the Management of Mr. Charles Dickens. London, 5 January 1857.

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    [PLAYBILL -- DICKENS, Charles, Actor]. Playbill for the Dress Rehearsal at Tavistock House Theatre of Wilkie Collins's The Frozen Deep and Mrs. Inchbald's Animal Magnetism: Tavistock House Theatre. Under the Management of Mr. Charles Dickens. London, 5 January 1857.

    Broadside (365 x 241 mm). Printed in red and black. (Left and lower margins renewed.)

    In The Frozen Deep, billed as "An Entirely New Romantic Drama, in Three Acts," Dickens is listed as playing the role of Richard Wilbur. Mark Lemon played Lieut. Crayford and Wilkie Collins played Frank Aldersley. The scenery was done by Mr. Ireland and the costumes by Messrs. Nathan. Dickens played the role of The Doctor in Animal Magnetism. Yale/Gimbel H866.

    [With:] Playbill for the first regular performances of The Frozen Deep and Animal Magnetism. London, 6 January 1857.

    Broadside (376 x 244 mm). (A few short tears, lightly browned.) Yale/Gimbel H867.


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