Press cuttings book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 CEM/1/1/1/5
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 GC14313.
      GB 133 II A, 2.
  • Dates of Creation
      1890-1896
  • Physical Description
      25 x 37 cms. Hardback volume, Condition: spine fragile and held together by tape.

Scope and Content

Dramatic reviews, May 1890-Jan 1896, including performances by Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. A number of these have been detached or cut out and Rose Elton comments that these may have been used in compiling The Manchester Stage (1900).Literary reviews, mostly undated.

Loose material (9 items in total) consists of: 3 loose pages which have seemingly become detached, from Sep 1892; 3 cuttings; a letter from the Manchester playwright W.A. Brabner in response to a review of his play Kenneth Dunbar, printed in the Guardian on 30 Mar 1893 (30 Mar 1893, 2 sheets); printed copy of A Note on the Character of Macbeth, an address delivered by Henry Irving to the Literary Society of Owen's College on 11 Dec 1894 (14 pp., with handwritten additions and corrections, and some small sections cut out).