'Shakespeare Day' flyer by the London Shakespeare League

Scope and Content

Flyer of the London Shakespeare League,publicising the proposed Shakespeare Day to be celebrated in London on 22-24 April 1903 in the Theatre, Burlington House, Burlington Gardens. The flyer includes details of the proposed programme of commemoration and details the origin and purpose of the League. An application for membership is enclosed.


This document is the earliest record of the effort to commemorate Shakespeare in London within the collection. Althought technically pre-dating the foundation of the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre movement, it has been included in this sub-series as it documents early discourse about commemoration of Shakesepare in London.

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