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Taylor, Lark [Collection of Shakespeare promptbooks].
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[Collection of Shakespeare promptbooks]


Taylor, Lark, ca. 1881-1946, creator


Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899


Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950


Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916


Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh), 1859-1933


Collection of 5 promptbooks compiled by actor Lark Taylor based on the Shakespearian productions of Julia Marlowe and E.H. Sothern in which he took part. The printed text of the plays are from a uniform edition of Shakespeare, but their origins are unclear as all of the identifying information about their publication has been removed from these rebound, interleaved versions created by Taylor. Created at some point probably years after these productions took place, Taylor documents the casts, stage directions and edits for the Southern and Marlow plays he acted in from 1906-1911. He also includes information in two books about the casts and stage directions used in 1887-1900 productions starring Ada Rehan, in which he also acted.


[19--?] (issued)


Prompt book of "As you like it" by Wm Shakespere with cuts, transpositions of scenes and business as played by E.H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe. Made by Lark Taylor. -- Prompt book of "Macbeth" by Wm. Shakespere as performed by E.H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe, with all the cuts and all the business used by them in their 1st production of the play at the Broadway Theatre in 1911, New York City. Made by Lark Taylor -- Prompt book of Twelfth night by William Shakespeare with cuts and business as played by E.H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe. Made by Lark Taylor -- Composite prompt book. Taming of the Shrew, made from the Augustin Daly version of the play as played by Ada Rehan with whome I played in 1899 & 1900 and the Sothern & Marlowe prompt-book. I played with Sothern & Marlowe for about eight seasons, beginnging my work with them in Jan. of 1906. Lark Taylor. -- Prompt book of Much ado about nothing with cuts and business as played by E.H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe. Made by Lark Taylor.


Shakespeare, William -- 1564-1616 -- Adaptations -- 20th century
Shakespeare, William -- 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production -- 20th century
Promptbooks -- United States -- 20th century
United States


Printed plays with interleaved manuscript notes and other annotations.
Holograph notes made in red and black inks.


Plays-United States-20th century.
Promptbooks-United States-20th century.

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5 v. ; 19 cm.






United States

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As you like it : Shakespeare, William, : 1564-1616
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