1890 - 1899Other Shakespeare performances
13-18 March 1899


Location Grand Theatre, High Street, Islington, London, UK
Plays performed Othello


Date 13 March 1899
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice; Othello
Production Date(s) Monday 13 March 1899 to Saturday 18 March 1899
Venue Grand Theatre
Venue address Islington
Time of performance 7.30pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven and W. Hann
Music Director W. T. Gliddon
Document ID ET-D220 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes The Merchant of Venice (Mon), Madame Sans-Gene (Tue, Wed, Sat), Othello (Thurs), Olivia (Fri). Annotated with date and by Ellen Terry as a 'vulgar programme'.
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Grand Theatre Islington Managing Director, Mr. H. A. Freeman Programme Price 1D.

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Blind, Tubal – Mr Lionel Belmore, Launcelot Gobbo – Mr Fuller Mellish, old Gobbo – Mr. T. Reynolds, Gaoler – Mr. W. Graham, Leonardo – Mr. H. Cook, Balthazar – Mr. W. Marion, Nerissa – Miss Maud Milton, Jessica – Miss Edith Craig, Portia – Miss Ellen Terry. Holloway's pills & ointment for 60 years have held front rank and have distanced all competitors as a family medicine. Thursday, March 16th, Shakespeare's play, Othello. Othello – Mr. Frank Cooper, Iago – Mr. W.M. Mollison, Brabantio – Mr H. Cooper-Cliffe, Cassio – Mr. Charles Vane, Roderigo – Mr. Fuller Mellish, Montano – Mr. Lionel Belmore, Duke of Venice – Mr. S. Lacy, Gratiano – Mr R. P. Tabb, Messenger – Mr. F. Daviss, First Senator – Mr. E. Blind, Second Senator – Mr. C. Elgar, Emilia – Miss Maud Milton, Desdemona – Miss Ellen Terry. Sailors, Messengers, Herald Officers and Attendants, scenery by Hawes Craven and W. Hann. Friday, March 17th, Olivia. A play in four Acts, by W. G. 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