Theatre Royal Covent Garden (London) playbill November 11, 1837

$110.00 CAD

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The featured play, The Barbers of Bassora, was not successful and was only presented 4 times.

This Evening, SATURDAY, Oct.11, 1837: ..will be presented (FIRST TIME) the New Comic Opera Barbers of Bassora
Role of The Caliph Ismael played by Mr. Wilson..
After which (6th time), a Drama the PAROLE OF HONOR
To conclude with the Operatic Play GUY MANNERING
Shakspeare's Historical Tragedy of MACBETH Every Monday Night, The PAROLE OF HONOR will be repeated every evening.
Lord Byron's THE TWO FOSCARI is in a forward state of preparation.
A Petite Comedy called the VEILED PORTRAIT; or THE CHATEAU OF BEAUVAIS will be speedily produced.

Playbill printed on thin paper. Slight tears, paper crinkled in multiple spots, bits of paper missing corners and UL side. Light yellowing left border, some other borders.

23 X 34.5 cm.

 Theatre Royal in the 1820s (Wikipedia) 

The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Originally called the Theatre Royal, it served primarily as a playhouse for the first hundred years of its history. In 1734, the first ballet was presented. A year later, Handel's first season of operas began. Many of his operas and oratorios were specifically written for Covent Garden and had their premieres there.

The current building is the third theatre on the site following disastrous fires in 1808 and 1856. The façade, foyer, and auditorium date from 1858, but almost every other element of the present complex dates from an extensive reconstruction in the 1990s. The main auditorium seats 2,256 people, making it the third largest in London, and consists of four tiers of boxes and balconies and the amphitheatre gallery. The proscenium is 12.20 m wide and 14.80 m high. The main auditorium is a Grade I listed building.