Frederick B. Warde (1851-1935) was a actor who first appeared on stage in a minor part in
Macbeth at the Lyceum Theatre in Sunderland, England in 1867. He went on to perform in successive seasons at the Theatre Royal in
Glasgow, the Amphitheatre in Leeds, and the Princess Theatre in Manchester. He came to the U.S. in 1874 and became a leading
man in Booth's Theatre in New York where he starred in many of the great tragedies. Warde was also a lecturer on Shakespeare
and other subjects. The collection consists of 4 volumes of prompt books with mounted text, clippings, and photographs of
Warde and other actors of the period.
Warde was born on February 23, 1851 in Wardington, Oxfordshire, England; attended the City of London School, studied law,
then went on the stage; first appeared on stage in a minor part in Macbeth at the Lyceum Theatre, Sunderland, England in 1867;
played in successive seasons at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, the Amphitheatre, Leeds, and the Princess Theatre, Manchester;
came to the U.S. in 1874; became a leading man in Booth's Theatre in New York, supporting Edwin Booth and John McCullough,
and starring in many of the great tragedies; became a lecturer on Shakespeare and other subjects; published books include
The fools of Shakespeare (1913) and Fifty years of make-believe (1920); he died on February 7, 1935.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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