The Windsor Theatre was located at 45-47 Bowery (between
Bayard and Canal Streets, across the street from the Thalia Theatre)
placard announces the presentation of Yiddish
actor Morris Morrison playing the roles of both Shakespeare's
Othello and Hamlet. The production is called "Der
eyntsiger Hamlet, Der eyntsiger Otelo [The only Hamlet, the only
The date is June 11th, and the year is probably 1890.
The placard, in part, states:
laureate and pride of Jewry, the world-famous star, Morris Morrison,
who has been a player at the Kaiser's court, has performed for the
Tsar in St. Petersburg, and has appeared in Moscow, Riga, Warsaw,
and Odessa, has agreed, out of love and reverence for his Jewish
coreligionists, once and once only to tread the boards of the
stage, and he hopes that by performing the roles of Hamlet and
Othello he may render a signal service to the Jewish people. Tickets
are 25, 35, 50, and 75 cents and one dollar."
courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery.