New York: Metropolitan Print, . Unbound. Approximately 7.5” x 20.5”. Clean with some minor wear at the lower left corner and the expected storage folds. The letters at the top of the broadside are not blurred, the fuzziness is from a smear on the camera lens. Very good. Item #008768
At the time of this broadside, Wallack’s Theatre was situated at its second location, 844 Broadway and 13th Street. It was managed by actors James W. Wallack and his son, Lester Wallack, and for most of the last half of the 19th century, it was considered to be the best theater company in the country. Forbidden Fruit! by Dion Boucicault, an Irish actor and playwright famed for his melodramas, was a comedic farce that begins with a man’s chance rescue of The Great Zulu, the Princess of Trapeze, from a runaway horse. Although it was only moderately well received when it first opened in 1876, it became a popular stage staple for many years in revivals and performances in London and throughout the United States.