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Royal Coburg Theatre . Monday, October 5th, 1829, and during the Week, Will be presented, for the First Time, the entirely New Grand Historical Drama and Spectacle of Antiquity, with entirely New Music, Scenery, and Decorations . Leonidas, King of Sparta! Or the Fight of Thermopylae.
T. Romney, printer, Lambeth, 1829 - A printed playbill, approx. 25 x38 cm., in very good condition. This play incorporates scenery by Mr. Andrew Phillips and others, with scenes showing the Spartan "Senate", the temple of Hercules, a "Mountainous View in Thrace", the Straits of Thermopylae, and "The Gorge of the Defile of Thermopylae". The characters comprised both Greeks (Spartans) and Persians, and the action culminates with the "Total Destruction of the Spartan Band, who all Fall Martyrs to their Country's Freedom". A long prose description following the title offers an overview of the episode during the Persian wars. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
[Bookseller: Meridian Rare Books]
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