2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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Broadside, 4-3/4" x 13-1/4", F.A. Searle Printer, Boston. Variable sized type makes this important broadside also very attractive. "BOSTON MUSEUM, FAREWELL BENEFIT OF J. WILKES BOOTH, WHO WILL HAVE THE HONOR OF APPEARING ON THIS OCCASION IN TWO SHAKESPERIAN CHARACTERS! SHYLOCK AND PETRUCHIO! The handsome broadside advertising John Wilkes Booth as the lead in two Shakespeare productions to be performed at the Boston Museum in February, 1863. Booth played Shylock in MERCHANT OF VENICE and then Petruchio in KATHARINE & PETRUCHIO (a reworking of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW), two of the most memorable roles in the canon of the Bard. In addition to the two Shakespeare productions, Booth is also advertised as performing as both conjoined twins Louis and Fabian in a Saturday afternoon production of CORSICAN BROTHERS, a play based on a novella by Alexandre Dumas.
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John Wilkes Booth Plays Shakespeare During the Civil War

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Minimum Bid: $2,750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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