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Our American Cousin - Full Length Play, Comedy

Our American Cousin

Tom Taylor

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Full Length Play, Comedy

10m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573650512

A 19th century classic. This was the play being performed when Lincoln was assinated in the Ford's Theatre.

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Full Length Play

Comedy

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John T. Ford’s theatre on 10th Street was in its second season when the English actress and producer Laura Keene (1826-1873) opened a two-week engagement with Ford’s stock company that would conclude with a production of the British hit comedy Our American Cousin. Keene would appear in the role of Florence Trenchard, supported by two other guest stars from her own New York company, the English-born John Dyott (1812-1876) and Harry Hawk (1837-1916). The performance, scheduled for April 14th, would also be a “benefit” for Keene (meaning that the house proceeds were reserved for her). By persuading President Lincoln to attend, Ford could use both the “benefit” and Lincoln’s presence as lures to pack the theatre with playgoers. 

Please Note: scripts are from original plates. The type size is small and in places hardly legible.


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