This was the inaugural production at the Shubert Theatre. It was the launch point for renowned English actor Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson's 'American farewell tour,' alongside his wife, Gertrude Elliott. He played a set of eight plays in repertory, beginning October 2, 1913. The opening was preceded by an invite-only reception at the Shubert honoring Forbes-Robertson on September 29, 1913 at 3:00pm, chaired by American actor De Wolf Hopper. Actor E.H. Sothern, who was also playing Hamlet in a production running simultaneously at the Manhattan Opera House, gave a speech, and baritone George MacFarlane sang.
This production played in repertory with Mice and Men, The Light That Failed, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Passing of the Third Floor Back, The Sacrament of Judas, The Merchant of Venice, Othello
Shubert Theatre, (10/02/1913 - 12/1913)
Manhattan Opera House, (1/05/1914 - 1/21/1914)
Category: Play, Tragedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in five acts
Setting: In and around Elsinore Castle in Denmark