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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 255, December 1859 [handbill]

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Identifier: DX03214597

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 255, December 1859 [handbill]

Description: Handbill for the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.

Transcription:

THEATRE DES EDWARDS.

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The never-to-be sufficiently appreciated, and ineffably-aspiring Managers of this

GORGEOUS HISTRIONIC WALLHOLLER,

Hereby announce to an admiringly-paralyzed solar system, that they have at an immense outlay, involving the exhausting of seventeen California Gold Mines, five Peruvian Diamond ditto, three Russian Malachite ditto, the sale of several blocks Landed Property, on Broadway, the contraction of an Enormous Loan from BARON SOLOMON ROTHSCHILD, who has arrived in this Country, for that express object, they have, they repeat, after years of research and labor, succeeding in procuring

A Drama of Stupendous Interest!

Such as even the Immortal [William] Shakspeare never dreamed of, much less hoped to realize.

This

Wonderful Production will be presented to a delighted universe on

CHRISTMAS EVENING,

Which, by permission of E. Merriam, Professor of Weather-glassology, Secretary to the Man in the Moon, and Tide-waiter-in-Chief to the U.S., has been fixed for this occasion only,

on

Monday, December 26th, 1859.

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In accouncing which, the aforesaid Managers wish to state, incidentally, that upwards of FOUR MILLION SEWING MACHINES, animate and inanimate (the former the prettiest and most skillful that could be got for love or money,) have been unremittingly employed, day and night, for FOURTEEN YEARS, involving the breakage of Seventy-three Million Four Hundred Thousand Needles; the utterance of Two Hundred Million “Dear Me’s!” “My Graciouses!” and “How Provoking’s!” on this WONDERFUL DRAMA, in providing the indispensable and inconceivable

MAGNIFICENT DRESSES,

While a Gorgeous Galaxy of Artistic Auxilaries have devoted their utmost energies and largest paint brushes to the

STUPENDOUS SCENERY.

The Reds, Blues, Yellows, Purples, Greens, and other changefuly-irridescent colors employed upon said scenery have been imported expressly from the RAINBOW and AURORA BOREALIS, by PROFESSOR LOWE, (which undertaking prevented his recently contemplated journey to Europe.) These colors were mixed by the two hands of

D. F. TIEMANN, Esq.,

MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.

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The mere mention of the name of

ЖSCHYLUS BOURCICAULT SHAKSPEARE [Edward] WELLS, ESQ.

Author of "Pick-nickery Poeticised," an Historic Poem, in Sixty-three Cantos; "Wobbles," a mystery; "A Joke," in Three Volumes; "The Behemoth of the Baffin's Bay;" "Shaving and Shavers;" "Nebechudnezzar the Noseless and Nobbles, his Dog;" "The Haunted Humguffin!" "Pellucid Warblings;" "The Bul-bul in Boots, or Puffs from a Narghile;" "The Skinned Kangaroo, or the Spectral Shrimp Eater;" etc., etc., will vouchsafe for its

TRANSCENDENT EXCELLENCE.

While the world-famous appellation of

Stanfield Telbin Apelles Tommaso [Thomas] Nast,

Scenic Artist-in-Chief to His Majesty of Dahomey, the Grand Llama, etc., will speak trumpet-tongued as to the surpassing merits of the mise en scene. To do justice to the Sardinapalian magnificence of

THE COSTUMES

Might tire the Tongue of Eloquence itself—while the Wing of Fancy droops despairingly in the attempt to scale the Empyrean Heights of Sartorial Effulgence attained in this Department. Suffice it to say, that the looms of Tyre, Sidon, Manchester, Lowell, Nineveh, Tinicum and Communipaw, have been ceaselessly engaged upon them. Omitting further prelude then, the Managers beg to announce that this UNASSUMING TRIFLE will be entitled

BARBAZURE:

OR,

The Baffled Buffer of the Bosphorus.

A LEGEND OF THE ORIENT.

The following is the Cast of Characters. . . .

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1859-12

Type(s): Handbill
Page

Maker/Creator:

Subjects: Christmas
Diaries
Theater
Holidays

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