Life and Death by Frank Harvey
Original vintage British melodrama theater poster produced by Montague Chatterton & Co Lith. The play dates from 1886 and was first acted at the Grand, Islington; its author, Frank Harvey, was a prolific writer of melodramas, mostly for the provinces. A play about arsenic with a villainous would-be step mother is itself is an adaptation of Cremieux and D'Ennery's "Germaine" first performed in Paris in 1858 from an original novel by Edmond About published in 1857.
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