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The merchant of Florence : a play in five acts, New York, 1834.

Publication:
New York, 1834.
Format/Description:
Archive
1 volume + 1 leaf.
Subjects:
Drama -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century.
Bowery Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Form/Genre:
Codices (bound manuscripts)
Tragedies (Drama)
Theater reviews.
Manuscripts, American -- 19th century.
Summary:
A ruled volume comprising the handwritten play The merchant of Florence performed at the Bowery Theatre in New York in 1834. The play is a tragedy as indicated on the title page in pencil. The play was written by an unknown author presumably a literati from New York. Following the title is written: by the author of the Venetian bride* , The mountain man ... copyright secured. The note for the asterisk is in pencil at the bottom of the title page reads: written expressly for and performed at the benefit of W. G. [J]ones of the Bowery Theatre. The text of the play is written in black and the characters and stage directions are written in red ink. Laid in the volume is a critique of The merchant of Florence written by Jewish-American playwright, diplomat, and journalist Mordecai Manuel Noah dated October 22, 1834. The review of the play considered dialogue, language, and stage craft. A small portion of the title page is torn.
Penn Provenance:
Presented to the Penn Libraries in 2012 by Arnold and Deanne Kaplan.
Cited as:
UPenn CAJS MS 56, Codex 027.1.
Contributor:
Noah, M. M. (Mordecai Manuel), 1785-1851.
Kaplan, Arnold, donor.
Kaplan, Deanne, donor.
Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica (University of Pennsylvania)
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