Two Boston Theatre Playbills. Theatre.

Two Boston Theatre Playbills.

Boston: 1854. Broadsides, 7 1/2 x 19” wood and lead letterpress printing, in protective sleeve; very good. Two playbills from 1854 featuring “Mr. Forrest,” in “Damon and Pythias or The Test of Friendship,” and “Gladiator!” Edwin Forrest (1806-1872) was the first American-born star of the U.S. stage. His feud with British actor William Charles Macready was said to have played a major role in the deadly Astor Place Riot of 1849. Item #108140

Price: $50.00

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