Scrap of paper : a comic drama, in three acts / by J. Palgrave Simpson.

Simpson, J. Palgrave (John Palgrave), 1807-1887 [Browse]
London : Samuel French, publisher, 89, Strand ; New York : Samuel French & son, publishers, 38, East 14th Street, [between 1878 and 1887]
51 p. ; 19 cm.


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Drama [Browse]
Rare books genre
French's standard drama. The acting edition ; no. 399 [More in this series]
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  • Samuel French & son was at this address in New York between 1878 and 1887. Cf. Samuel French. Truly yours, 1980.
  • Adaptation of: Pattes de mouche / Victorien Sardou.
  • "First performed at the St. James's Theatre, on Monday, 22nd April, 1861"--T.p. verso.
  • Princeton copy 1 Thx copy 1 is no. 8 of a volume of pamphlets with spine title: Old plays, v. 105.
  • Princeton copy 2 THx copy 2 is the promptbook of William Seymour, and includes his autograph signatures and the ink stamp of the William Seymour Theatre Collection. This copy, which is interleaved, has stage directions, cues, text emendations and blocking sketches in black ink; underscoring in red ink.
  • Princeton copy 3 Thx copy 3 is a rehearsal copy for the character of Louise de la Glaciere, marked in graphite, and has the autograph signature of May Davenport (signed ''Mrs. Wm. Seymour/Boston Museum'') and the ink stamp of the William Seymour Theatre Collection. ''Scrap of paper'' was performed at the Boston Museum on Sept. 20, 1880 and on May 23, 1885.
  • ThX copies 2-3: 19th-century Playbooks Collection
  • Multi-title collection including Weak woman : a new and original comedy in three acts and 7 other(s).
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