Lot 164: Desirable printed broadside playbill, 5 x 14, advertising a performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Boston Museum on January 30, 1863, starring John Wilkes Booth in the famed title role. The broadside prominently bills Booth at the top, reading: "Benefit of J. Wilkes Booth, On which occasion he will have the honor of appearing as Romeo! In Shakespeare's Tragedy Romeo and Juliet!" Booth's name also appears in bold in the full cast listing closer to the bottom of the broadside. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 14 x 23.75. In very good condition, with overall creases, scattered staining and soiling, and repairs to a few tears and areas of paper loss to edges.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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