Phelps Company performs Seattle's first Shakespeare play on March 15, 1875.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 11/05/1998
  • Essay 212
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On March 15, 1875, the Fanny Morgan Phelps Company performs Seattle's first Shakespeare play, "The Taming of the Shrew," at Yesler's Hall. Yesler's Hall is located at the southeast corner of Front Street (renamed 1st Avenue) and Cherry Street.


Bernard Berelson and Howard F. Grant. "The Pioneer Theater in Washington,"The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 2 (1937), 135.

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