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London Playbill 1840s Ballet, Opera etc

Ref: HEA/Play1 / LA63489

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As this playbill is for the La Caterina I presume it to be 1844 from London Princess's Theatre. Some are for the Haymarket

The Princess's Theatre or Princess Theatre was a theatre in Oxford Street, London. The entrance to the Pit was in what is now Winseley Street off Oxford Street and the Gallery had the entrance on Castle Street. The building opened in 1828 as the "Queen's Bazaar" and housed a diorama by Clarkson Stanfield and David Roberts. After a fire it was converted into The Court theatre and re-opened in 1836 as the Princess's Theatre, named for then Princess Victoria before her accession as queen. After an unsuccessful series of promenade concerts, alterations were made on the interior, and the theatre was reopened on 26 December 1842 with Vincenzo Bellini's opera La sonnambula. The theatre, by now under the management of John Medex Maddox, presented operas and other entertainments, such as General Tom Thumb.
The theatre is best remembered for Charles Kean's Shakespeare revivals, beginning in 1849 and continuing for ten years.

(Sophie Anne Hunt, known by the name of Anna Thillon (Calcutta or London, 1819; Torquay, 5 May 1903), was an operatic singing sensation in the United States, based in San Francisco, California and then New York, New York. She performed in the former city's first professional season

She had much of her training in France where she studied with Marco Bordogni, Giovanni Tadolini and Claude Thomas Thillon, conductor of the Havre Philharmonic Society, whom she married. After appearances in the provinces, she made her debut at the Paris Théâtre de la Renaissance in 1838 in the title role of Albert Grisar's Lady Melvil. In 1840 she moved to the Opéra-Comique where she created the roles of Catarina in Les diamants de la couronne (1841)[4] and Casilda in La part du diable (1843) by Daniel Auber, who had a passion for her.She made her English debut in 1844 at the London Princess's Theatre, repeating the role of Catarina. She later sang at the Drury Lane creating Stella in Balfe's The Enchantress. Her American career began in 1851 but she retired four years later.)


Height : 501 mm - 19.72 in

Width : 214 mm - 8.43 in


Heatons has clarified that the London Playbill Ballet, Opera etc (HEA/Play1 / LA63489) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1840s.


CONDITION issues ;-As these were printed upon what resembles old toilet tissue they are frail the base is chewed slightly, some age toning and no title header present upon any of them. However they will frame well and are the nicer monochrome rather than tinted paper and are priced as trade price.

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Delivery £8 flat due to size and age/paper type. This price is for as many as are needed I will be listing about 10


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