1771.003: Performance Handbill, April 1771.

Published: 1771

Full Title: By the American Company: at the theatre in Fredericksburg on ... being the ... of ... will be presented a comedy called The Provoked husband: or, A journey to London ... to which will be added [Love a-la-mode].

Author: American Company of Comedians

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Purdie & Dixon

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 26 cm. x 21 cm. (broadside).


Only known copy is held in the special collections of the Rockefeller Library at Colonial Williamsburg; item bears simple date of "May 1" at head of page; the Rockefeller Library reports that this performance occurred during the 1771 residence of the company of Lewis Hallam, Jr. (1740-1808) in Williamsburg, so the date assigned here. The American Company of Comedians advertised exclusively in the Purdie & Dixon Gazette in 1771, indicating that this also issued from their press; so the attribution here.

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