|Creator:||McDonald, Arthur W.|
|Title:||Arthur W. McDonald collection of theatre engravings and playbills|
|Quantity:||7.25 Linear feet (6 volumes, 21 items, and 1 box)|
Arthur W. McDonald, former chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the College of Charleston, is the author of several works about the Yorkshire theatre including The Yorkshire stage, 1766-1803 : a calendar of plays, together with cast lists for Tate Wilkinson's circuit of theatres (Doncaster, Hull, Leeds, Pontefract, Wakefield, and York) and the Yorkshire Company's engagements in Beverley, Halifax, Newcastle, Sheffield, and Edinburgh .
This collection of 17th and 18th century British theatre playbills and engravings documents the Yorkshire theatre circuit and non-Yorkshire theatre. Of note are playbills and engravings related to the Kemble family, Elizabeth Inchbald, and productions at Drury Lane and Covent Gardens.
This collection is organized into 6 series: Yorkshire engravings, Non-Yorkshire engravings, playbills, threatre buildings, Kemble family, and miscellaneous.
Arthur W. McDonald collection of theatre engravings and playbills, ms 3762, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
For each engraving the following is provided (if known): play, character, actor, and date. The playbills include the following information (if known): location, play, afterpiece, actors, benefit, and date.
Collections in the Hargrett Library: Frances Anne Kemble letters, ms 1601, ms 2240, ms 2434; William Henry West Betty Theatre Royal playbill collection, ms 2812; Theater Program Collection, ms 3521
Collections in Other Repositories: Yorkshire Theatres playbills and posters, Theatre Royal Archive, York St. John University Playbills for Drury Lane and Covent Garden theaters, Bancroft, University of California Broadside Playbills collection, Princeton University