At the old Theatre, near the Capitol, by the Virginia Company of Comedians, on Friday the 3d of June will be presented The Beggar's Opera ... [16 lines listing performance information] ... After the Opera Mr. Godwin will perform the Dance called The Drunken Peasant ... [2 lines of performance information] ... To which will be added a Farce, called The Anatomist, or Sham Doctor ... [12 lines of performance information] ...

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At the old Theatre, near the Capitol, by the Virginia Company of Comedians, on Friday the 3d of June will be presented The Beggar's Opera ... [16 lines listing performance information] ... After the Opera Mr. Godwin will perform the Dance called The Drunken Peasant ... [2 lines of performance information] ... To which will be added a Farce, called The Anatomist, or Sham Doctor ... [12 lines of performance information] ...

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1 sheet ([1] page) : coat of arms ; 34 x 24 cm

Description

[Williamsburg, Virginia : William Rind, 1768].

At head of title: "By Permission of the Worshipful the Mayor of Williamsburg (For the Benefit of Mrs. Parker)," with royal arms of George III of Great Britain.

Printed in red and black.

"The Musick of the Opera will be conducted by Mr. Pelham, and others."

Tears to the bottom of the broadside have resulted in the loss of some text.

These performances were advertised in William Rind's Virginia Gazette for May 26, 1768 and Purdie and Dixon's Virginia Gazette of the same date.

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Reproduced in: Rankin, Hugh F. The Theater in Colonial America. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1965.

Bibliographic Citation

Johnson, Odai and William J. Burling. The Colonial American Stage : a Documentary Calendar. Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2001, page 309

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Ink on paper

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“At the old Theatre, near the Capitol, by the Virginia Company of Comedians, on Friday the 3d of June will be presented The Beggar's Opera ... [16 lines listing performance information] ... After the Opera Mr. Godwin will perform the Dance called The Drunken Peasant ... [2 lines of performance information] ... To which will be added a Farce, called The Anatomist, or Sham Doctor ... [12 lines of performance information] ...,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed February 5, 2023, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/576.

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