Globe Theatre, Boston (1871)

The Globe Theatre (est.1871) was a playhouse in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. It was located at 598 Washington Street,[1] near the corner of Essex Street.[2] Arthur Cheney oversaw the Globe until 1876.[3][4] From 1871-1873 it occupied the former theatre of John H. Selwyn.[4] After a fire in May 1873, the Globe re-opened on the same site in December 1874.[5] Architect Benjamin F. Dwight designed the new building.[6] From 1877-1893 John Stetson served as proprietor;[7][8] some regarded him as "a theatrical producer with a reputation for illiteracy in his day such as Samuel Goldwyn has achieved" in the 1960s.[9] The theatre burned down in January 1894.[10]

Programme for performance of H.A. Rendle's "Chesney Wold," 1873
Detail of 1886 map of Boston, showing Globe Theatre
Seating chart, 1883

Horatio J. Homer, Boston's first African-American police officer, worked as a janitor at the Globe Theatre before being hired by the Boston Police Department.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Neal, Anthony W. (February 4, 2016). "Sergeant Horatio J. Homer: Boston's first black police officer". The Bay State Banner. p. 1. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  2. ^ The Globe occupied the site on Washington Street opposite the Park Theatre, on the block between Essex Street and Hayward Place: no.364 Washington Street, 1871-ca.1876 (Boston Almanac. 1871, 1875) later re-numbered as no.598 Washington Street, ca.1877-ca.1894 (Boston Almanac. 1877, 1881, 1887, 1891, 1894)
  3. ^ Boston Daily Globe, July 17, 1872; Boston Evening Transcript, Sept. 9, 1876
  4. ^ a b Richard Herndon and Edwin Bacon, eds. (1892), Boston of to-day: a glance at its history and characteristics. With biographical sketches and portraits of many of its professional and business men, Boston: Post Pub. Co., OCLC 4430662, OL 7162628MCS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Chronicle of events." Boston Almanac. 1875
  6. ^ Benjamin Franklin Dwight (d.1893). American Architect and Building News, Oct. 14, 1893
  7. ^ Boston Daily Globe, May 26, 1878; 22 Sept., 1880; Boston Evening Transcript, March 2, 1883; Dec. 3, 1887. Boston Globe, January 22, 1893
  8. ^ John Stetson (d.1896). New York Times, April 19, 1896
  9. ^ a b Doris M. Alexander. "Oedipus in Victorian New York." American Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Autumn, 1960)
  10. ^ Boston Daily Globe, January 3, 1894
  11. ^ Boston Daily Globe, March 7, 1873
  12. ^ Boston Daily Globe, July 17, 1873
  13. ^ a b Boston Evening Transcript, Sept. 9, 1876
  14. ^ Globe Theatre Programme
  15. ^ Boston Daily Globe, May 26, 1878
  16. ^ Boston Daily Globe, 22 Sept., 1880
  17. ^ a b Boston Daily Globe, January 9, 1881
  18. ^ Oscar Wilde In America
  19. ^ Boston Evening Transcript, March 2, 1883
  20. ^ Boston Daily Globe, May 17, 1885
  21. ^ Boston Daily Globe, May 22, 1887
  22. ^ a b Boston Daily Globe, Dec. 3, 1887
  23. ^ Charles E. L. Wingate (1888), The playgoers' year-book, for 1888, Boston: State Pub. Co., OL 17937497M
  24. ^ Donald Pizer. "The Radical Drama in Boston 1889-1891." New England Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 3 (Sep., 1958)
  25. ^ (21 December 1889). Massachusetts, New York Clipper (it played a month in Boston)
  26. ^ Boston Globe, January 22, 1893
  27. ^ Boston Globe, March 5, 1893
  28. ^ Boston Globe, April 4, 1893
  29. ^ Boston Globe, Sept. 21 1893
  30. ^ Boston Daily Globe, December 29, 1893
  31. ^ Lillian Russell Opera Comique Co. in La Cigale: An Original Opera Comique

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