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THEATRE ROYAL, COVENT GARDEN
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. For the benefit of Mr. T.P. Cooke. On Friday next, July 9, 1824, will be acted (for the first time in this theatre) the comedy of The West Indian. ...
[London]: W. Reynolds, printer, Denmark-Court, Strand, [1824].
[2] p. ; 33.0 cm. (2°)

Printed half-sheet, verso blank. Drop-head title. Playbill. The full programme for the Benefit included appearances by Cooke dancing an English hornpipe during the interlude and his celebrated performance as '(----)' in Peake's 'Presumption! Or, The Fate of Frankenstein' (a version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein) 'for the first and only time at this Theatre, (by the kind permission of S.J. Arnold, Esq.)'. Thomas Potter Cooke (1786--1864) was a popular actor of the day who had come to specialise particularly in roles as vampires and monsters.

Copy Notes Accompanied by a note signed by Cooke dated 3 July 1824, folded as an envelope, red wax seal, red and black postal marks. (Archives 7/F/6/1).

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 5801


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