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MS Thr 344

Drawings of English theaters, 1790-1820: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Thr 344
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Drawings of English theaters,
Date(s): 1790-1820.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 pf drawer (.25 linear ft.)
Abstract: Drawings of English theaters including the Drury Lane Theatre, Theatre Royal Birmingham, and Portman Market Theatre by theater manager and actor James Winston, architect Samuel Beazley, and others.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

79M-32. Purchased with funds from Francis W. Hatch fund, F. E. Chase fund, Mrs. Anna E. Crouse, Miss Jean Richmond, Theatre Acquisition fund, and Books for Houghton fund; received: 1980 February 13.

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Conditions Governing Use:

Images linked to this finding aid are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Drawings of English Theaters, 1790-1820 (MS Thr 344). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

James Winston (1779-1843) was actor and manager at the Richmond Theatre, Surrey in 1799. Samuel Beazley (1786-1851) was an English architect.

Scope and Contents

Includes James Winston's drawings of Portman Market Theatre, Plymouth Theatre, Queen's Theatre (Manchester), Richmond Theatre, and the Drury Lane Theatre, along with Samuel Beazley's drawings of the Theatre Royal, Birmingham and the Theatre Royal Rotunda, Dublin. Also contains drawings of the Drury Lane Theater, the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, and unidentified theaters by unidentified artists. Also includes drawings of various stage scenes as well as an architectural model of an interior section in cardboard, gilt and watercolor of the Drury Lane Theatre, among other items.

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