Scope and Content
Title: Frederick B. Warde Prompt Book Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1882-1902
Collection number: 669
Warde, Frederick B., 1851-1935
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Additional Physical Form Available
A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house
consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
- Public Services Division
- UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
- Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
- Box 951575
- Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Frederick Warde, 1934.
[Identification of item], Frederick B. Warde Prompt Book Collection (Collection 669). Department of Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 4 volumes of the prompt books of actor Frederick Warde, with mounted text, clippings, and photographs
of Warde and other actors of the period. Volumes include Shakespeare's
Merchant of Venice, and
Romeo and Juliet.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Warde, Frederick B., 1851-1935.