Poster for "Rip Van Winkle" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society

Poster

Poster for "Rip Van Winkle"

Poster for "Rip Van Winkle" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Color lithograph on paper. Across top in caps "A splendid scenic revival of the greatest of American dramas." Title runs beneath. Scene from play in which Rip pleads with Gretchen as she holds two children. Running at bottom is line from the play: "Gretchen, you turn me out of your house into the storm?"  Based on the date of the litho this is a later addition to the many revivals of Boucicault's and Joseph Jefferson's 1866 adaptation (itself based on James Barnes's earlier version, which Jefferson played in London). After Jefferson revised Boucicualt's text the play became one of the most popular offerings on the American stage. The 1905 production, at the Wallack Theatre, featured Thomas Jefferson as Rip and Ethel Fuller as Gretchen.

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DESCRIPTION
Color lithograph on paper. Across top in caps "A splendid scenic revival of the greatest of American dramas." Title runs beneath. Scene from play in which Rip pleads with Gretchen as she holds two children. Running at bottom is line from the play: "Gretchen, you turn me out of your house into the storm?" Based on the date of the litho this is a later addition to the many revivals of Boucicault's and Joseph Jefferson's 1866 adaptation (itself based on James Barnes's earlier version, which Jefferson played in London). After Jefferson revised Boucicualt's text the play became one of the most popular offerings on the American stage. The 1905 production, at the Wallack Theatre, featured Thomas Jefferson as Rip and Ethel Fuller as Gretchen.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:89171
Creation Date: 1905
Creator Name:National Printing and Engraving Company
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Collection Name:WCFTR Posters
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:3.x.0005
Original Dimensions:51 cm by 70 cm
SUBJECTS
Theaters
Clothing and dress
Dresses
Hats
Dwellings
Furniture
Folklore
Children
Men
Women
Weapons
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