'La Perouse; Or, the Desolate Island'. Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, February 23, 1813. Playbill. Theater, LaPerouse.

'La Perouse; Or, the Desolate Island'. Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, February 23, 1813. Playbill.

London: 1813. A handsome playbill advertising a performance of "the Historick Pantomime Drama called La Perouse; Or, the Desolate Island" along with "Isabella; Or, the Fatal Marriage".

This was a fictional play concerning the fate of the French explorer who charted Botany Bay in Australia and was shipwrecked in the Solomon Islands. In the play a crafty chimpanzee puts an end to a plot by natives against de La Perouse, and the family safely returns to France.

Actors under the heading "Europeans" include Perouse (the Navigator) by Mr. Bologna; Theodore (son of Perouse) Miss Worgman; Madame Perouse by Mrs. Pincott, the Chimpanzee (an Animal of the Desolate Island) by Master Morelli. Under "Natives of a Neighboring Island", lists Mr. Grimaldi playing Kanko (Suitor to Umba).


6 1/4 x 9 3/4". Trimmed close top edge. Not found on WorldCat. Very good condition. Item #24761

Price: $195.00

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