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Title:The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge
Description:The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge by Angelo R. Slous.
1st Performance:Jan 24, 1859
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Feb 12, 1859, p. 165
Review:The Illustrated London News, Feb 12, 1859, p. 166

SCENE FROM "THE BORGIA RING" AT THE.

ADELPHI THEATRE.

The stage of the new Adelphi Theatre affords improved facilities for those scenic effects by which the management of Mr. Webster has been distinguished.  Advantage was very properly taken of the opportunity on presenting a new drama to the audience.  It is likely, we think, that the play of "The Borgia Ring" was accepted for the sake of the one scene that forms the subject of our illustration.  The picture speaks for itself, and, as it is an exact representation of the stage-scene, our readers may form some notion of the capabilities of the arena that allows of such a display of vastness in the columns of the wrecked Druidical temple and so grand a perspective in the starry sky.  The point of the scene taken is where the guilty hero of the story is pointing out to his victim the ready-dug grave that he had designed for her in case of her refusing his criminal demand--to surrender for destruction the will by which he was disinherited.  Modern audiences require pictorial illustrations to dramatic arguments, and Mr. Webster will do well to select the sites of celebrated places for such purposes.  They are not only pleasing but instructive and confer an air of reality on the story and business of theatrical representations.  The scene before us is well worth a visit from the public on its own account, quite apart from the merits of the piece in which it occurs.

 

The Illustrated London News, Feb 12, 1859, p. 165

 

 

The Illustrated London News, Feb 12, 1859, p. 166

 



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Originally published by Greenwood Press as The Sans Pareil Theatre 1806-1819, Adelphi Theatre 1819-1850: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers, 1988, and The Adelphi Theatre 1850-1900: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers and Management, 1992.
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