Hamlet (theatrical broadside)
New York: Broadway Theatre, 1853. Paper broadside, 8 x 16.5 inches, printed in black. Light spotting, marginal chips and closed tear, not affecting text. Archivally matted and framed, framed piece measures 12 x 20 inches.
Broadside for the September 21, 1853 performance of Hamlet at New York's Broadway Theatre, featuring American stage legend Edwin Forrest in the title role. “Shakspeare's Sublime Tragedy" shares the bill with “the Favorite Farce of Betsey Baker." Audiences are assured that “due notice will be given of Mr. Forrest's appearance in the Tragedy of Macbeth, produced at this Theatre with Unexampled Splendor and at an expense of many Thousand Dollars'; Forrest's Broadway run as Macbeth lasted for an unprecedented four weeks. With a notice of separate ticket prices and seating options for “respectable Colored Persons." An important piece of American theater history, in near-fine condition.