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Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the tragedy 'Jane Shore'
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Z_GB232_D313_28
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Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4716
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playbills
theatre bills
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tragedies
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Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the tragedy 'Jane Shore'

An Inverness theatre playbill, for Monday 8 August 1842. The entertainment is said to have commenced with the Shakespearean tragedy 'Jane Shore'. 'The Tragedy of Jane Shore' was in fact written by Nicholas Rowe, 'in imitation of Shakespeare's style' and first produced in 1714.

To conclude the evening, the drama 'Nicholas Nickleby' was shown, a drama based on Charles Dickens' novel. 'Smike (an orphan)' was played by Miss Cowell and 'Mr Squeers (Master of Do-the-Boys' Hall)' by Mr Watkins.

The evening performance commenced at 7:30pm and seat prices ranged from one shilling in the gallery to three shillings in the boxes.The Latin words 'Vivant Regina Et Princeps', translating as 'Long Live the Queen and Prince' are printed at the bottom of the playbill. This referred to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The first theatre in Inverness is said to have dated from 1805 and was situated on what was once called Theatre Lane, near Inglis Street


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Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the tragedy 'Jane Shore'

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1840s

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An Inverness theatre playbill, for Monday 8 August 1842. The entertainment is said to have commenced with the Shakespearean tragedy 'Jane Shore'. 'The Tragedy of Jane Shore' was in fact written by Nicholas Rowe, 'in imitation of Shakespeare's style' and first produced in 1714.<br /> <br /> To conclude the evening, the drama 'Nicholas Nickleby' was shown, a drama based on Charles Dickens' novel. 'Smike (an orphan)' was played by Miss Cowell and 'Mr Squeers (Master of Do-the-Boys' Hall)' by Mr Watkins.<br /> <br /> The evening performance commenced at 7:30pm and seat prices ranged from one shilling in the gallery to three shillings in the boxes.The Latin words 'Vivant Regina Et Princeps', translating as 'Long Live the Queen and Prince' are printed at the bottom of the playbill. This referred to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.<br /> <br /> The first theatre in Inverness is said to have dated from 1805 and was situated on what was once called Theatre Lane, near Inglis Street <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service