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A Script and Programme for Henry Irving's production of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Lyceum Theatre in November 1879 and June 1895 - And a Script for Irving's Production of 'King Lear' at the Lyceum Theatre in 1892

 

A Script for Henry Irving's production of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Lyceum Theatre in November 1879, reprinted in 1891 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

Above - A Script for Henry Irving's production of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Lyceum Theatre in November 1879, reprinted in 1891 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

 

A Programme for Henry Irving's production of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Lyceum Theatre in June 1895 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

Above - A Programme for Henry Irving's production of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Lyceum Theatre in June 1895 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

 

A Programme for Henry Irving's production of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Lyceum Theatre in June 1895 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

Above - A Programme for Henry Irving's production of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Lyceum Theatre in June 1895 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

 

A Programme for Henry Irving's production of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Lyceum Theatre in June 1895 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

Above - A Programme for Henry Irving's production of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Lyceum Theatre in June 1895 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

 

A Programme for Henry Irving's production of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Lyceum Theatre in June 1895 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

Above - A Programme for Henry Irving's production of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Lyceum Theatre in June 1895 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

 

A Script for Henry Irving's Production of 'King Lear' at the Lyceum Theatre in 1892

A Script for Henry Irving's Production of 'King Lear' at the Lyceum Theatre in 1892 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

Above - A Script for Henry Irving's Production of 'King Lear' at the Lyceum Theatre in 1892 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

 

A Script for Henry Irving's Production of 'King Lear' at the Lyceum Theatre in 1892 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

Above - A Script for Henry Irving's Production of 'King Lear' at the Lyceum Theatre in 1892 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

 

The Preface to a Script for Henry Irving's Production of 'King Lear' at the Lyceum Theatre in 1892 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

Above - The Preface to a Script for Henry Irving's Production of 'King Lear' at the Lyceum Theatre in 1892 - Kindly Donated by Judith Clarke

PREFACE

This version of Shakespeare's tragedy, King Lear, has been made for practical use on the stage, the play being necessarily reduced to reasonable length to suit the exigencies of the present time. In the curtailment, all superfluous horrors have been omitted.

As the period of King Lear is fabulous, I have chosen, at the suggestion of Mr. Ford Madox Brown (who has kindly designed three scenes in the First and Second Acts), a time shortly after the departure of the Romans, when the Britons would naturally inhabit the houses left vacant. HENRY IRVING.

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