Buy a Bill of the Play, Drury Lane Theatre: 1804

Edwards

 
Buy a Bill of the Play, Drury Lane Theatre: 1804
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

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Image of a young woman selling theatre bills for Hamlet outside the Theatre Royal. She also carries a pannier around her neck with nuts and fruit. This image was originally published as a series of thirty one prints with drawings by W.M. Craig and engraved by Edwards. Theatre bills contained the title and cast of the night's performance, they were sold at the door of the theatre for one penny, mostly by female criers. The same criers also sold fruit, and customers who also bought fruit were given a bill for free.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1804 AD - 1804 AD
Image Number
 
001128

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