The merchant of Florence :; a play in five acts,; New York, 1834.
The merchant of Florence : a play in five acts, New York, 1834.
A ruled volume comprising the handwritten play The merchant of Florence performed at the Bowery Theatre in New York in 1834. The play is a tragedy as indicated on the title page in pencil. The play was written by an unknown author presumably a literati from New York. Following the title is written: by the author of the Venetian bride* , The mountain man ... copyright secured. The note for the asterisk is in pencil at the bottom of the title page reads: written expressly for and performed at the benefit of W. G. [J]ones of the Bowery Theatre. The text of the play is written in black and the characters and stage directions are written in red ink. Laid in the volume is a critique of The merchant of Florence written by Jewish-American playwright, diplomat, and journalist Mordecai Manuel Noah dated October 22, 1834. The review of the play considered dialogue, language, and stage craft. A small portion of the title page is torn.