Finding Aid for the Frederick B. Warde Prompt Book Collection, 1882-1902

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Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Frederick B. Warde Prompt Book Collection, 1882-1902

Collection number: 669

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2003
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frederick B. Warde Prompt Book Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1882-1902
Collection number: 669
Creator: Warde, Frederick B., 1851-1935
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Frederick B. Warde (1851-1935) was a actor who first appeared on stage in a minor part in Macbeth at the Lyceum Theatre in Sunderland, England in 1867. He went on to perform in successive seasons at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, the Amphitheatre in Leeds, and the Princess Theatre in Manchester. He came to the U.S. in 1874 and became a leading man in Booth's Theatre in New York where he starred in many of the great tragedies. Warde was also a lecturer on Shakespeare and other subjects. The collection consists of 4 volumes of prompt books with mounted text, clippings, and photographs of Warde and other actors of the period.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

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  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frederick Warde, 1934.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frederick B. Warde Prompt Book Collection (Collection 669). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Warde was born on February 23, 1851 in Wardington, Oxfordshire, England; attended the City of London School, studied law, then went on the stage; first appeared on stage in a minor part in Macbeth at the Lyceum Theatre, Sunderland, England in 1867; played in successive seasons at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, the Amphitheatre, Leeds, and the Princess Theatre, Manchester; came to the U.S. in 1874; became a leading man in Booth's Theatre in New York, supporting Edwin Booth and John McCullough, and starring in many of the great tragedies; became a lecturer on Shakespeare and other subjects; published books include The fools of Shakespeare (1913) and Fifty years of make-believe (1920); he died on February 7, 1935.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 4 volumes of the prompt books of actor Frederick Warde, with mounted text, clippings, and photographs of Warde and other actors of the period. Volumes include Shakespeare's King Lear, Othello, Merchant of Venice, and Romeo and Juliet.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Warde, Frederick B., 1851-1935.
Actors--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Prompt Book Collection,ca. 1882-1902

Creator/Collector: Warde, Frederick B., 1851-1935, comp.
Physical Description: (1 box of Prompt books, 4 volumes).

Scope and Content Note

The prompt-books of the actor, Frederick Warde, with mounted text, clippings, photographs of Warde and other actors of the period, etc. Includes: King Lear, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, and Merchant of Venice.