1771.004: Performance Handbill, May 1771.

Published: 1771

Full Title: By authority: by the American Company at the theatre in Williamsburg ... an English comik opera called Love in a village ... To which will be added a farce called The Buck: or, The Englishman in Paris ... tomorrow ... The Clandestine marriage, and The Padlock ...

Author: American Company of Comedians

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Purdie & Dixon

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 32 cm. x 19 cm. (broadside).


Only known copy is held in the special collections of the Rockefeller Library at Colonial Williamsburg; item bears simple date of "May 28" 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 Virginia, 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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