Ref NoMEL/CUT/10 : 0600176
CollectionMelville Theatre Collection
TitlePress Cuttings: scrap book with cuttings relating to plays, licensing in theatres, Melville family history and theatre history. 1907-1913
Date1907-1913
Extent1 scrap book
DescriptionSeries of cuttings including play reviews especiaaly for DRIVEN FROM HOME and MONTE CRISTO. Many of the reviews especially DRIVEN FROM HOME and IN A WOMAN'S GRIP are for Andrew Melville II. There is also a page from The Cambria Daily Leader 8 Aug 1907 with photographs of George Melville, Andrew I, Andrew II, Kate Melville and Rosamund Melville entitled Four Generations of the Melvilles.Also a newspaper reproduction pen and ink sketch of Andrew Emm and his leading lady. Collection also includes pieces on theatres around the country including the re-opening of the Lyceum in Newport, a power cut in Middlesborough that affected the theatre. Also a page in the book with cuttings concerning licensing, alcohol restrictions and a move to refuse entry to any unaccompanied children under 14.Also a case at the Grand theatre, Birmingham involving the theft of pass out checks by members of staff and a story involving rival theatre managers and flyposting. There is also a piece discussing the merits of National Theatres as opposed to smaller companies.Other theatre stories include the death of Mr. Lester Collingwood, proprietor of the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham and a 1906 review of THE STILL ALARM with Andrew Melville II and Rose Ralph.
NotesPrevious reference number: UKC/MEL/CUT/10 : 0600176
SubjectAge groups
Theatre
EventDRIVEN FROM HOME
IN A WOMAN'S GRIP
MARRIED TO THE WRONG MAN
GREAT WORLD OF LONDON
THE SOLDIERS WEDDING
THE STILL ALARM
Related PersonMelville, Andrew, 1853-1896, actor, theatre proprietor (real name Andrew Robbins)
Melville, Andrew, 1882-1938, actor, theatre proprietor (real name Andrew Robbins)
Melville, Kate, 1879-1910 (born Kate Robbins, daughter of Andrew Melville I, stage name Kate Walfred, married to Leonard Podmore)
Melville, Rosamund, 1906-1974 (daughter of Andrew Melville II)
Melville, George, 1824-1898, actor, theatre proprietor (eal name George Robbins)
Ralph, Rose, 1877-1927, actress (married to Andrew Melville II, born Emily Rosina Ralph)
Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945, Member of Parliament
Collingwood, Lester, d.1910, proprietor of the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Related OrganisationCambrian Daily Leader
Related PlaceLyceum Theatre, Newport, Isle of Wight
Middlesborough, North Riding, Yorkshire
Grand theatre, Birmingham, Warwickshire
ContentNoteLarge scrap book with cuttings stuck in and loose. Cover is marbled paper with leather edgings. Many pages are loose and the cuttings are generally in poor condition.
CategoryPress cuttings
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU (specialcollections@kent.ac.uk).
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