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Miss Murray: (late of the Adelphi and Olympic Theatres) as Cleopatra in the burletta of Anthony & Cleopatra

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Title
Miss Murray: (late of the Adelphi and Olympic Theatres) as Cleopatra in the burletta of Anthony & Cleopatra
Names
Lane, Richard James, 1800-1872 (Lithographer)
Joy, Thomas Musgrove, 1812-1866 (Attributed name)
Graf, C. (Printer of plates)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1843
Place: London
Publisher: J. Mitchell
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Lan R Mur 1
Topics
Murray, Emma, fl. 1838-1843
Selby, Charles, 1802?-1863 -- Antony and Cleopatra
Entertainers -- England -- 19th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: from the picture by T.M. Joy ; drawn on stone by R.J. Lane, A.R.A., assisted by H. Millichamp.
Statement of responsibility: C. Graf Lith. to Her Majesty.
Acquisition: Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Biographical/historical: Emma Murray was an actress in London theatres in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds three prints of her: one, dated 1838, affiliates her with the Royal Olympic Theatre. Two others, dated 1839, depict her in the role of Susanna in the play The two Figaros.
Biographical/historical: Despite its title, Charles Selby's burletta Antony and Cleopatra (first performed at the Adelphi Theatre, London, on Nov. 7, 1842) had nothing to do with the historical figures nor with William Shakespeare's tragedy. In the script published by Duncombe's Acting Edition of the British Theatre, the sole characters are Antony, a gentleman about town, played by Mr. Wright, and Cleopatra, a grisette, played by Miss Murray. Their dialogue includes references to dancing, probably performed with appropriate action. The script's description of Cleopatra's costume matches the costume depicted in this print.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print on cardboard : lithograph, hand-colored ; 43 x 26 cm.
Facsimile signature at lower right: Emma Murray.
Description
Full-length portrayal of a woman in male costume, with castanets in her hands.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825554993
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759831
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1d48b350-88fa-0134-49b9-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1800: Creator Born
  • 1843: Issued
  • 1872: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Miss Murray" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1843. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d13f01a0-8cbc-0134-c4d8-00505686a51c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Miss Murray" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 12, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d13f01a0-8cbc-0134-c4d8-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1843). Miss Murray Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d13f01a0-8cbc-0134-c4d8-00505686a51c

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Miss Murray