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Title:Jefferson, Joseph "Joe" (1829-1905): Actor
Description:Jefferson, Joseph (1829-1905): There had been plays about Rip Van Winkle before he made his own version of Washington Irvingís story in 1859.  However, Jefferson would be identified with this role for forty years.  In 1865, he arranged with Dion Boucicault for a revision. Theatre history was made on September 4, 1865 when the play opened at the Adelphi.  It ran for 172 performances, and became an established part of theatre repertoire.
1st Performance:Sep 4, 1865
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:"Dis von don't count." U.S. actor Joseph Jefferson, in his celebrated character of Rip Van Winkle.  Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-631 (color film copy transparency).  Located on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Jefferson; http://memory.loc.gov/master/pnp/cph/3b50000/3b52000/3b52100/3b52120u.tif., Sep 4, 1865

 

"Dis von don't count." U.S. actor Joseph Jefferson, in his celebrated character of Rip Van Winkle.  Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-631 (color film copy transparency).  Located on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Jefferson; http://memory.loc.gov/master/pnp/cph/3b50000/3b52000/3b52100/3b52120u.tif., Sep 4, 1865

 



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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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