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Title
Dion Boucicault letter, 1871
Creator
Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890
Date Created and/or Issued
1871
Publication Information
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Philbrick Library Collection of Theater Letters
Rights Information
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Description
Dion Boucicault writes to Charles Kenney discussing a projected scheme for a new type of theatrical advertising, which Boucicault feels will be lucrative. He proposes to put out an 8 page paper consisting of illustrations of scenes and characters from the play being advertised, and biographies of the actors or the playwright. The paper will have advertisements and a bill of the play, and will only appear with the production of great pieces. The letter is written, as Boucicault notes, on the 30th anniversary of his great London success with the play 'London Assurance' (1841).
Type
text
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/phl/id/3075
Language
English
Subject
Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890
Plays
Letters
Advertising
Pamphlets
Place
London (England)
Source
Handwritten letter, 7.125 x 4.375 inches: Philbrick Library of Dramatic Arts and Theatre History, Autograph letters box 2, folder 7; 4 pages
Relation
Philbrick Library Collection of Theater Letters - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/phl

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