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  • Date: 1883 (?)
  • Brief description: Black and white head and shoulders photograph of Arthur Williams in the role of Prospero from the play Ariel, a burlesque by F.C. Burnand.
  • Identifier: UKC-PHO-WIL-ARI.F173091
  • Theatre: Unknown
  • Subject keyword:

    Theatre history 19th Century



Further Details

  • Accession Number: F173091
  • Content note:

    This is a photograph of Arthur Williams in the role of Prospero. He is dressed in a jacket, high collared shirt and bow tie. He is smiling, wearing pince-nez, and has hair shaved into two strips (two small mohicans) on the very top of his head with longer hair at the back.

    The name of the character, "Prospero", the name of the play "Ariel", the name "Arthur Williams" and the initials "AW" are written on the front of the photograph in Arthur Williams' hand. This photograph is undated and the date, 1883, has been taken from similar photographs of Williams in the same role.

    The photograph has been pasted onto the back of a card advertising "The Bohemian Gyurl at the Gaiety" which shows illustrations of 4 characters, inlcuding "'Buda', Mrs. Ball; 'Florentine', Miss Amalia and Miss Lottie Donne (?)". The male character in the middle of the picture is unidentified.

  • Description level: 4
  • Identity code: UKC/PHO/WIL/ARI : F173091
  • Caption: "Prospero "Ariel" Arthur Williams".
  • Location: Special Collections' Store
  • Part: Arthur Williams Collection
  • Condition: 2
  • Dimensions: 160 x 175 mm
  • Medium: Photograph pasted onto card. The photograph is ripped at the top.
  • Date: 1883 (?)
  • Recordcreation event: ARIEL
  • Person: actor : Williams, Arthur, Mr., 1844-1915
  • Recordcreation person role: Prospero
  • Theatre: Unknown
  • Repository: Special Collections, University of Kent at Canterbury

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