1811.049: Playbill for Company of Placide & Green (December 1811).

Published: 1811

Full Title: Last week of performance this season : Mr. Placide’s benefit ... on Thursday next, when will be presented, an entire new play, translated from the French of Diderot ... The father, or, Family feuds ... to which will be added, (for the first time here) the favorite new pantomime, of Raymond and Agnes, or, The bleeding nun ...

Author: Placide & Green Theatrical Company.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 51 cm. x 30 cm. (broadside).


Only known copy is a part of the broadside collection of the Library of Virginia. Survival of this item likely a result of subsequent events; this playbill details the elements of the performance staged by the company of Placide & Green on the evening of December 26, 1811 – during which the Richmond Theater was destroyed by a fire, taking seventy-six lives in just ten minutes, including that of the newly-elected governor, George William Smith. Sheet lacks colophon, and could easily have been printed by any of the several job-printers in Richmond then, so the indeterminacy here.

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