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Aquatic Theatre, Sadler’s Wells.   Easter Monday, April 15, 1816 (Joseph Grimaldi)
Aquatic Theatre, Sadler’s Wells.   Easter Monday, April 15, 1816 (Joseph Grimaldi)
Aquatic Theatre, Sadler’s Wells.   Easter Monday, April 15, 1816 (Joseph Grimaldi)
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Aquatic Theatre, Sadler’s Wells. Easter Monday, April 15, 1816 (Joseph Grimaldi)

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Playbill. Single sheet. (18x48 cent.)

Features “Clown (with a song) Mr. Grimaldi.”

Grimaldi (1779-1837) is one of the most influential comic actors and celebrated clowns of all time. He transformed comic theatre and left a legacy still seen in pantomime today. He is generally regarded as the first modern clown. He had a long and storied connection with Sadler’s Wells, making his first public appearance there under this name as an infant dancer (1881). Eventually he purchased a share in the theatre (1818). He last appeared there for a benefit in 1828 (his 2nd last public performance).

Near Fine. A beautiful example.