Postcard of the week ending
Saturday, 14 November 2009

Arthur Bourchier (1863-1927), English actor manager,
in the title role of Henry VIII,
His Majesty's Theatre, London, 1 September 1910

Arthur Bourchier

Arthur Bourchier as Henry VIII

(photo: F.W. Burford, London, 1910)

This real photograph postcard of Arthur Bourchier in the title role of Henry VIII was published in London in 1910 in the Rotary Photographic Series (no. 147 M) of the Rotary Photographic Co Ltd. This production of Shakespeare's play, in which H. Beerbohm Tree appeared as Wolsey and Violet Vanbrugh as the Queen, was revived at His Majesty's on 12 June 1911 and again on 27 May 1912.

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