Fanny Kemble Playbill Collection, 1829-1832

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Collection Overview

Title: Fanny Kemble Playbill Collection, 1829-1832

ID: ASM0169

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

"The Fanny Kemble Playbill Collection is a collection of 28 playbills from 1829-1832, comprising of her years on the English stage and including her first performance on any stage. Fanny Kemble (Frances Ann Kemble, 1809-1893), the daughter of the actors Charles and Marie Kemble, was born in London on November 27, 1809. She made her first appearance on the stage when she appeared as Juliet in her father's production of "Romeo and Juliet" on October 5, 1829. Fanny was a great success, and this role was followed by several others in her father's Covent-Garden Theatre. She played all the principal women's parts, notably Portia, Beatrice, and Lady Teazle. Most of the performances were at Theatre Royal Covent-Garden with a few few performances at Theatre Royal Edinburgh where she performed with her brother on a tour in June of 1830." -Golden Legend, Inc.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright to these materials lies with the University of Miami. They may not be reproduced, retransmitted, published, distributed, or broadcast without the permission of Special Collection. For information about obtaining copies or to request permission to publish any part of an interview, please contact Special Collections at asc.library@miami.edu.

Preferred Citation: Fanny Kemble Playbill Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Archon info input by Yvette Yurubi, Fall 2013. Descriptions on Archon were originally provided by Golden Legend, Inc.


Box and Folder Listing


Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: Romeo and Juliet, October 5, 1829Add to your cart.
Juliet was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her first appearance on any stage.
Item 2: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: Rome and Juliet, November 4, 1829Add to your cart.
Juliet was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her 14th appearance on any stage.
Item 3: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: Venice Preserved, December 9, 1829Add to your cart.
Belvidera was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her first appearance as that character. Pierre was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 4: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The Grecian Daughter, January 25, 1830Add to your cart.
Euphrasia was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her second appearance as that character. Evander was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 5: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The Gamester, March 4, 1830Add to your cart.
Mrs. Beverley was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her third appearance as that character. Beverley was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 6: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: Isabella: or, The Fatal Marriage, April 28, 1830Add to your cart.
Isabella was played by Fanny Kemble. ThisĀ  marks her first appearance as that character. Biron was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 7: Theatre Royal, Edinburgh: Venice Preserved, June 15, 1830Add to your cart.
Belvidera was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her second appearance in that city. Pierre was played by Charles Kemble. This marks his second appearance in that city for that season.
Item 8: Theatre Royal, Edinburgh: Isabella, June 16, 1830Add to your cart.
Isabella was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her third appearance in that city. Biron was played by Charles Kemble. This marks his third appearance there for that season.
Item 9: Theatre Royal, Edinburgh: The Provoked Husband, June 19, 1830Add to your cart.
Lady Townly was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her sixth appearance in this city. Lord Townly was played by Charles Kemble. This marks his sixth appearance there for that season.
Item 10: Theatre Royal, Edinburgh: The Grecian Daughter, June 26, 1830Add to your cart.
Euphrasia was played by Fanny Kemble. Evander was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 11: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The Gamester, October 8, 1830Add to your cart.
Mrs. Beverly was played by Fanny Kemble. Beverley was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 12: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: Venice Preserved, October 15, 1830Add to your cart.
Belvidera was played by Fanny Kemble. Pierre was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 13: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The Merchant of Venice, October 27, 1830Add to your cart.
Portia was played by Fanny Kemble. Shylock was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 14: Theatre Royal, Covent Garden: Isabella: or, The Fatal Marriage, October 29, 1830Add to your cart.
Isabella was played by Fanny Kemble.
Item 15: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The Provoked Husband: or, A Journey to London, November 10, 1830Add to your cart.
Lady Townly was played by Fanny Kemble. Lord Townly was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 16: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The Stranger, November 12, 1830Add to your cart.
Mrs. Haller was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her fourth appearance as that character. The Stranger was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 17: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: Fazio, February 9, 1831Add to your cart.
Bianca was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her 11th appearance as that character.
Item 18: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: Much Ado About Nothing, February 19, 1831Add to your cart.
Beatrice was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her second appearance as that character. Benedick was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 19: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The Maid of Honour, April 22, 1831Add to your cart.
Camiola was played by Fanny Kemble. Bertoldo (the King's natural brother, a Knight of Malta) was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 20: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: King Henry VIII, November 7, 1831Add to your cart.
Queen Katharine was played by Fanny Kemble. This marks her seventh appearance as that character. King Henry was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 21: Theatre Royal, Coven-Garden: The Gamester, November 24, 1831Add to your cart.
Mrs. Beverley was played by Fanny Kemble.
Item 22: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The Stranger, November 26, 1831Add to your cart.
Mrs. Haller was played by Fanny Kemble.
Item 23: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The Grecian Daughter, January 2, 1832Add to your cart.
Euphrasia was played by Fanny Kemble.
Item 24: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The School for Scandal, January 19, 1832Add to your cart.
Lady Teazle was played by Fanny Kemble. Charles Surface was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 25: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: Fazio, March 12, 1832Add to your cart.
Bianca was played by Fanny Kemble.
Item 26: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: Francis the First, March 27, 1832Add to your cart.
Louisa of Savoy (the King of France's Mother) was played by Fanny Kemble. Charles, Duke of Bourbon, was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 27: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The Hunchback, April 7, 1832Add to your cart.
Julia was played by Fanny Kemble. Sir Thomas Clifford was played by Charles Kemble.
Item 28: Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden: The Hunchback, June 12, 1832Add to your cart.
Julia was played by Fanny Kemble. Sir Thomas Clifford was played by Charles Kemble.