Sidney Frances Bateman’s 1856 play “Self,” at the Metropolitan Playhouse, offers timeless humor centered on social climbers.
❧ Review and picture in The New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1fN1vvi
Self: an original comedy, in three acts by Mrs. Sidney F. Bateman; to which are added, a description of the costume, cast of the characters, entrances and exits, relative position of the performers on the stage, and the whole of the stage business. (New York: Samuel French ) Call number: Princeton University Library, Rare Book Division, TC023 (Playbooks Collection) Box 8.
Note: This copy marked for the part of “Aunt Chloe: an old colored Nurse.”