[Shakespeare, William. (1564–1616)] Kemble, John Philip. (1757–1823)

Henry V at the Theatre Royal Haymarket - 1793 Front Page of the Times of London

Front page of the Tuesday, September 24, 1793 issue of The Times of London, with the first news item at the upper left announcing a performance of Shakespeare's Henry V at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, starring John Philip Kemble as Henry: "This evening will be performed King Henry the Fifth, or, the Conquest of France. King Henry, Mr. Kemble; Duke of Gloucester, Mr. Palmer; Duke of Exeter, Mr. Aikin..." Further news on the page includes notices from the Navy Office about pay to sailors, an offer of a reward from His Majesty's Customs to anyone providing information on a smuggling operation; and advertisements for products such as "Simson's Infallible Aethereal Tincture" for toothache and other afflictions. Heavy edge wear with some losses; overall good. 12 x 18 inches (31 x 46 cm). (18231)