Day 1 Lot 383

First Public Performance of The Shakespearians, 1841 at...

Auction Date: 23/02/2022 at 10am

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First Public Performance of The Shakespearians, 1841 at Her Majesty's Theatre. Performance of "Richard III" and supporting plays and music, unusual programme as finely printed on silk, size 4½" × 6½", founded by Barnard Gregory (1796-1852) who was a British journalist, publisher & actor. He published The Satirist from 1831 to 1849. Used this paper to publish the scandals of residents of London & often blackmailed them. Several articles that were published led to high-profile libel suits. As a result of these cases, he was imprisoned multiple times. Gregory was also a gifted Shakespearian actor, although his acting career was hindered by his bad reputation)

Hammer Price: £25.00