1893 - 1894Fourth Lyceum company tour of North America
8 November-30 December 1893

Henry VIII

Location Abbey's Theatre, 1396 Broadway, New York, USA
Plays performed Henry VIII


Date Monday 4 December 1893 [15]
Play(s) Henry VIII
Production Date(s) 8 November 1893 to [30 December 1893]
Venue Abbey's Theatre
Venue address Broadway and 38th St, New York [USA]
Time of performance 2pm 8pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer J. Harker, Hawes Craven, W. Telbin
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D681 Original record
Held by The British Library
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Matinees at 2. Beginning December 4th, '93, fifth week of the engagement of Mr. Henry Irving, Miss Ellen Terry, and the London Lyceum Theatre Company, under the direction of Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau. Beginning Monday, December 4th, 1893, every evening at 8, (except Saturday), and Saturday Matinee at 2, will be presented. Shakespeare's Play, the famous history of the life of King Henry VIII. In five acts. Cast as follows: Cardinal Wolsey – Mr. Irving, King Henry VIII – Mr. William Terriss, Cardinal Campeius – Mr. Lacy Capucius (Ambassador from Charles V.) – Mr. Tabb, Cranmer (Archbishop of Canterbury) – Mr. Vincent, Duke of Norfolk – Mr. Haviland, Duke of Buckingham – Mr. Frank Cooper, Duke of Suffolk – Mr. Tyars, Earl of Surrey, Mr. Clarence Hague, Lord Chamberlain – Mr. Alfred Bishop, Gardiner (afterwards Bishop of Winchester) – Mr. Archer, Lord Sands – Mr. S. Johnson, Sir Thomas Lovell – Mr. Belmore, Sir Anthony Denny – Mr. Davis, Sir Nicholas Vaux – Mr Cushing, Cromwell (Usher to Queen Katherine) – Mr. Howe, Garter, Knight-At-Arms – Mr. Bedford, Surveyor to Duke of Buckingham – Mr. Buckley, Brandon – Mr. Seldon, Sergeant-at-Arms – Mr. Yeldham, A Messenger – Mr Lorriss, A Scribe – Mr. Reynolds, A Secretary – Mr. Marion, Queen Katherine – Miss Ellen Terry, Anne Bullen – Miss Coleridhe, An Old Lady – Miss Maud Milton, Patience – Mrs. Tyars. Lord, Ladies, Archbishops, Bishops, Judges, Lord Mayor and Aldermen, Barons of the Cinque Ports, Doctors of Divinity, Doctors of Law, Chaplains, Priests, Monks, Secretaries, Gentlemen, Choristers, Pursuviants, Vergers, Rowers, Tipstaves, Guards, Trumpeters, Henchmen, Torchbearers. Drummers, Fifers, Macebearers, Gentlemen Ushers, Pillarbearers, Cross-bearers, Footmen, Citizens, Soldiers, Executioner, &c., &c. Moet & Chandon White Seal Champagne. Hotel Metropole, Broadway, 41st to 42d Streets. 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Can one long murmur at the ordained plan when to the haven of his arms there slips a baby daughter, robed in snowy white, who, with love's prattle on her infant lips, has come to kiss and bid a sweet good night and whispers, cuddling close her precious head. "I'm sleepy, papa, come put me to bed?" – New York Tribune. Abbey's Theatre, Broadway and 38th Street, Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau, Props. and Mgrs. Evenings at 8.00. Matinees at 2. Act I. Scene 1. – London – The Palace at Bridewell – J. Harker, Scene 2. – Outside the Palace, Scene 3. – The Council Chamber in the Palace, Scene 4. – A Courtyard, Scene 5. – A Hall in York Place – Hawes Craven. Act II. Scene 1. – The King's Stairs, Westminster, Scene 2. – An Antechamber in the Palace, Scene 3. – A Garden in the Palace, Scene 4. – A Hall in Blackfriars – Hawes Craven. Act III. Scene 1. – The Queen's Apartment, Scene 2. – The Palace at Bridewell – J. Harker. Act IV. Scene 1. – A Street in Westminster, Scene 2. – Kimbolton – W. Telbin, Act V. Greenwich – Church of the Grey Friars – Hawes Craven. The Overture, Entr'actes and Incidental Music have been composed expressly for the Play by Mr. Edward German. Musical Director – Mr. Meredith Ball. For Mr. Irving. Stage Manager – Mr. H. Loveday, Musical Director – Mr. Meredith Ball, Treasurer – Mr. C. E. Howson, Acting Manager – Mr. Bram Stoker. Saturday Night, December 9. "The Lyons Mail." Lesurques and Dubosc – Mr. Irving. The Knabe Piano is used at Abbey's Theatre. The Mason & Hamlin Organ is used at this Theatre. E. A. Morrison & Son, 893 Broadway, are offering Ladies' Hats from $7.00 to $20.00 and Children's Hats $3.75 to $18.00. Rich Materials. Latest Styles. Piper-Heidsieck sec. Finest Dry Wine Imported. For sale everywhere. Heigler's Fresh! Pure!! Delicious!!! Bonbons and chocolates. A large assortment of fancy boxes and baskets suitable for Xmas presents. 863 Broadway, bet, 17th & 18th Sts., 150 Broadway, cor. 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Abbey's Theatre, Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau, Proprietors and Managers. Horace McVicker – Business Manager, Myron B. Rice – Secretary and Treasurer, James F. Geary – Advertising Agent, Jesse Williams – Leader of Orchestra, Henry E. Hoyt – Scenic Artist. World's Fair Prizes. Telegram from Chicago. World's Fair Ground, Chigaco, III., October 18, 1893. C. C. Shayne, Furrier, 124 and 126 West 42d St., New York. Shayne's exhibits received highest awards over all competitors, for fine furs – Garments of Russian Sable, Hudson Bay Otter, Mink, Sealskin, Natural [?]. Fisher and Pelts, natural and dyed, ready for use, all kinds, which embraces skins of Russian Sable, Hudson Bay Sable, Stone Marter, Royal Ermine, Chinchilla, Persian Lamb, Mink, Moire Astakhan. Fox natural and dyed Lynx, Sea Otter, etc. Official. W. H. Mather, Supt. of Exhibits. Jackson Park, Chicago, III., October 18, 1895. C. C. Shayne, Esq., New York City. 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