2 April 2008
[THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH]. -- PRINCESS'S THEATRE. The Cricket on the Hearth. London: Fairbrother, 24 January 1846.
Broadside (495 x 240 mm). Text double-column, folded. (A few short tears, some splits crossing some letters.) Provenance: Kenyon Starling.
Dramatized by Thomas Archer, there were other dramatic versions of this story with performances as early as 1845. A performance of William Charles Macready, Dicken's close friend, as King Lear is also advertised.
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