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    [Laura Keene] Bound Volumes of printed prompter's scripts of various romantic and comic plays, including Laura Keene's arrangement of the Beggar's Opera as well as Carline, the Female Brigand and The Black Domino. Marbled boards, gilt lettered spine; some edge wear, cracking at hinges; text block lightly foxed, else fine. Keene (1826-1873), an English native, was one of America's first great female stage stars and its first to successfully manage her own troupe. She operated theatres in New York, gaining popularity in comedies and musicals, and commenced touring in 1863. Despite her considerable accomplishments she is fated to be remembered for having starred in Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre on the night President Lincoln was shot there.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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