The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1772 Thursday, 20 October 2005
From: Christopher Baker <
Date: Wednesday, 19 Oct 2005 12:12:24 -0400
Subject: H. A. Kendall
In a used book shop I bought a small (about 3 x 5 inches)
nineteenth-century (I think) announcement of a performance of Richard
III, starring H. A. Kendall (Queen Elizabeth is played by Julia
Kendall). No location is given, only "Opera House, Monday, April 15." I
believe it to be American because I see no British spellings. One side
announces the play with its actors; the other side has a small engraving
of Kendall and a copy of his signature. Is there a name for such tiny
notices, and how were they used? It's too large to be a cigarette card.
I have tried to track down Kendall on the web and elsewhere but to no
avail. He is not listed in Hartnoll's Oxford Companion to the Theatre.
I'd appreciate any information or suggestions for further research paths.
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