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Caricature of Harry Paulton, actor and dramatist

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Caricature of Harry Paulton, actor and dramatist

Caricature of Harry Paulton (1842-1917), actor and dramatist. Seen here outside the Avenue Theatre, London, in cloak and hat -- Manteaux Noirs; or, a Tale of the Embankment. The theatre manager (probably Edmund Burke) calls him My Preserver! The comic opera was written by W Parke and Harry Paulton, with music by P Bucalossi; Paulton was also a cast member.
1882

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1882 Avenue Bryan Bucalossi Burke Cast Cloak Cloaks Dramatist Edmund Embankment Entracte Harry Manager Member Opera Parke Preserver Tale Manteaux Musical Noirs Paulson Paulton


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This caricature depicts the renowned English actor and dramatist, Harry Paulton, outside the Avenue Theatre in London during the 1880s. Dressed in a cloak and hat, Paulton exudes an air of mystery and intrigue as he interacts with the theatre manager, believed to be Edmund Burke. The occasion for this encounter was the premiere of their collaborative work, "Manteaux Noirs; or, a Tale of the Embankment," a comic opera that Paulton co-wrote with W. Parke and provided music in collaboration with P. Bucalossi. Paulton's theatrical career spanned several decades, and his versatility as an actor and writer earned him critical acclaim and a devoted following. In this image, he is shown in high spirits, basking in the success of their latest production. The theatre manager, Edmund Burke, affectionately refers to him as "My Preserver!" – a testament to Paulton's indispensable role in the creation and execution of their comic opera. The caricature captures the essence of the Victorian era, with its intricate details and playful humor. The small, yet expressive figures add to the charm of this scene, transporting us back to a time when the magic of live theatre brought communities together and captivated audiences with its enchanting tales and memorable performances.

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