Globe Theatre, Boston (1871)

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Not to be confused with Globe Theatre, Boston (1903).
Programme for performance of H.A. Rendle's "Chesney Wold," 1873
Detail of 1886 map of Boston, showing Globe Theatre
Seating chart, 1883

The Globe Theatre (est.1871) was a playhouse in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. It was located on Washington Street, near the corner of Essex Street.[1] Arthur Cheney oversaw the Globe until 1876.[2][3] From 1871-1873 it occupied the former theatre of John H. Selwyn.[3] After a fire in May 1873, the Globe re-opened on the same site in December 1874.[4] Architect B.F. Dwight designed the new building.[5] From 1877-1893 John Stetson served as proprietor;[6][7] some regarded him as "a theatrical producer with a reputation for illiteracy in his day such as Samuel Goldwyn has achieved" in the 1960s.[8] The theatre burned down in January 1894.[9]

Performances[edit]

1870s[edit]

1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Globe occupied the site on Washington Street opposite the Park Theatre, on the block between Essex Street and Hayward Place: no.364 Washington Street, 1871-ca.1876 (Boston Almanac. 1871, 1875) later re-numbered as no.598 Washington Street, ca.1877-ca.1894 (Boston Almanac. 1877, 1881, 1887, 1891, 1894)
  2. ^ Boston Daily Globe, July 17, 1872; Boston Evening Transcript, Sept. 9, 1876
  3. ^ a b Richard Herndon and Edwin Bacon, eds. (1892), Boston of to-day: a glance at its history and characteristics. With biographical sketches and portraits of many of its professional and business men, Boston: Post Pub. Co., OCLC 4430662 
  4. ^ "Chronicle of events." Boston Almanac. 1875
  5. ^ Benjamin Franklin Dwight (d.1893). American Architect and Building News, Oct. 14, 1893
  6. ^ Boston Daily Globe, May 26, 1878; 22 Sept., 1880; Boston Evening Transcript, March 2, 1883; Dec. 3, 1887. Boston Globe, January 22, 1893
  7. ^ John Stetson (d.1896). New York Times, April 19, 1896
  8. ^ a b Doris M. Alexander. "Oedipus in Victorian New York." American Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Autumn, 1960)
  9. ^ Boston Daily Globe, January 3, 1894
  10. ^ Boston Daily Globe, March 7, 1873
  11. ^ Boston Daily Globe, July 17, 1873
  12. ^ a b Boston Evening Transcript, Sept. 9, 1876
  13. ^ Boston Daily Globe, May 26, 1878
  14. ^ Boston Daily Globe, 22 Sept., 1880
  15. ^ a b Boston Daily Globe, January 9, 1881
  16. ^ Boston Evening Transcript, March 2, 1883
  17. ^ Boston Daily Globe, May 17, 1885
  18. ^ Boston Daily Globe, May 22, 1887
  19. ^ a b Boston Daily Globe, Dec. 3, 1887
  20. ^ Charles E. L. Wingate (1888), The playgoers' year-book, for 1888, Boston: State Pub. Co. 
  21. ^ Donald Pizer. "The Radical Drama in Boston 1889-1891." New England Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 3 (Sep., 1958)
  22. ^ Boston Globe, January 22, 1893
  23. ^ Boston Globe, March 5, 1893
  24. ^ Boston Globe, April 4, 1893
  25. ^ Boston Globe, Sept. 21 1893
  26. ^ Boston Daily Globe, December 29, 1893
  27. ^ Lillian Russell Opera Comique Co. in La Cigale: An Original Opera Comique

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Coordinates: 42°21′10.61″N 71°3′45.19″W / 42.3529472°N 71.0625528°W / 42.3529472; -71.0625528