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Mr. Barry Sullivan as Hamlet, Act II, scene ii

Mr. Barry Sullivan as Hamlet, Act II, scene ii

Barry Sullivan (5 July 1821 – 3 May 1891), was an acclaimed stage actor who played many classical parts in England, Australia and America.

Towards the end of 1858 Sullivan went to the United States of America, and opened in New York on 22 November in "Hamlet," followed by several others of Shakespeare's plays. Successful seasons were played at the leading cities in the United States and Sullivan returned to England 18 months later. At the St James' Theatre, London, in August 1860, Sullivan played on alternate nights, Hamlet, Richelieu, Macbeth, and Richard III, three performances being given of each play.

Link to the full text and information source: Wikipedia -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Sullivan_(stage_actor)

Image source - Circulating Collection, Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. Subject: "Hamlet" -- Shakespeare. 

Original source information: Engraved by J. Moore from a Daguerreotype by Mayall. John Tallis & Company, London & New York

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