WILSON BARRETT - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED 12/19/1884 - HFSID 187106
Sale Price $198.00
A quote from Hamlet written on stationary from the Royal Princess's Theatre, one of the many theatres Barrett managed
Autograph quotation signed: "Dec 19/84/Wilson Barrett", 7x4½. Quote: "There's a divinity that shapes our ends", From Hamlet. Wilson Barrett (1846-1904) was an English stage actor, manager, and playwright best known for his play The Sign of the Cross (1895). Beginning as an actor, Barrett played off the success of his acting career to begin producing and managing, taking over the management of the Old Court Theatre in 1879. Two years later, he managed the Princess's Theatre, with attendance being the highest ever for the theatre during his time there. With the changing theatre scene of London, the stage manager traveled to America to tour for a short while, but found success again in London with the historical tragedy The Sign of the Cross. The play's success was never matched again, as similar plays of a religious type were not as well received, but it did allow him to leave money behind to his family after his passing in 1904. Toned. Light surface creases. Top edge frayed. Corners lightly worn. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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