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Old 10-27-2017, 10:05 PM
Pcdunn Pcdunn is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Colorado, USA
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Hello, spirit.

I recently found out that in January and February of 1889, something titled "Jack the Ripper" played at a theatre in Aspen, Colorado. Unfortunately, these references were only one line display ads, so I have no idea if it was a melodrama or comedy. (I'll post the citations tomorrow, but the database was Colorado Historic Newspapers.)

Can't help wondering if this might be one of the earliest dramas about the Ripper?
Pat D.
Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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