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In Search of a Hamlet Play Book
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1104  Saturday, 18 June 2005

From:           Nick Clary <
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Date:           Friday, 17 Jun 2005 05:41:47 -0400
Subject:        In Search of a Hamlet Play Book

I posted a query some time ago and am re-posting now, on the off-chance
that someone may have located the play-book in question.

Three performances of Hamlet were given by Edwin Booth (as Hamlet) and
Tommaso Salvini (as the Ghost) in 1886.  These performances were on
April 30, 1886, at the Academy of Music in New York City; on May 7,
1886, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; and on May 14, 1886, at
the Boston Theatre.  I have a copy of the Boston Theatre playbill, which
notes: "Books of Hamlet as presented on this occasion can be had from
the Attendants."  I am unable to locate a copy of the Hamlet book for
these performances.  Does anyone know where a copy of this book may be
found?

Nick Clary

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