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December 30, 2012

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