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Interleaved and annotated copy of ’Hamlet … by William Shakespeare … printed from the acting copy, with remarks and critical, by D G … as performed at the Theatre Royal, London’ (London, [?1826-?1847]), used as a prompt book for the 1849 production at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh with Thomas Powrie in the leading role.

Identifier: MS.15942

Scope and Contents

There are notes, instructions and sketches throughout by Thomas Powrie and by the stage manager, J H Smith.


  • Creation: [?1826-?1847], 1849.

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78 Leaves ; Octavo.

Language of Materials



13 pages + 71 folios.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1972.


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