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    Lovely Framed 1838 Frankenstein Theater Broadside. From the Theatre Royal, March 6, 1838, advertising "Presumption, Or The Fate of Frankenstein", and reading in part, "Performed for the Third Time this Season, the popular Romantic Legendary Drama, in Three Acts". Starring Mr. T.P. Cooke as The Monster, and reading, "Last night but five of Mr. T. P. Cooke performing here this season". Songs listed are "My Beautiful Maid", "Away to the Mountain's Brow" and "I've Wandered in Dreams". The broadside states further that "In Act I. The awful animation and appearance of the Monster. In Act II. The destruction of De Lacey's cottage by fire. And the Romance will conclude with the tempest on the Lake of Geneva, and the real Galley, The Machinery of which excited so much admiration and applause during Mr. T.P. Cooke's former Engagement." Upper left corner has "W. 17." Upper right corner has "N. 96". The broadside is in very good condition, with a .25" x 8.5" of light wrinkling along left edge, minimal age-toning. Ready to hang. Measures 8.25" x 11", and framed to an overall size of 9.375" x 12.125". A wonderful display piece of Frankenstein history. From the Betty Bennett Collection.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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