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Title:
The blue jackets, or, Her majesty's service : a farce, in one act, adapted only for Pollock's characters and scenes.
Alternate Title(s):
Blue jackets
Her majesty's service
Published/Created:
[London] : Printed and published by B. Pollock, [between 1876 and 1917]
Physical Description:
16 pages ; 17 cm. and 9 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Pollock Blue
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Juvenile drama emerged in England soon after 1800, forming itself from the adult drama of the time. The plays were adapted from their original stage version into a miniature toy version with actors, costumes and scenery intended for a juvenile audience. Characters and scenes were intended to be cut out and dramatized.
Edward Stirling's The blue jackets was first performed at the Adelphi, in 1838. See: Speaight.
"4 plates characters, 3 scenes, 2 wings. Total 9 plates."
The present toy theater characters and scenes were first published by John Kilby Green in 1842 and subsequently by John Redington. Pollock succeeded Redington in 1876 and republished the same plays. See: Speaight.
In 1917, Pollock's address changed from "... London, N. ..." (as in the present publication) to "... London, N.1 ..."
Speaight, G. The history of the English toy theatre, p. 214
BAC: British Art Center copy is incomplete: lacks the booklet (16 pages). The sheets of characters and wings are uncut. Uncolored.
Subject Terms:
Children's plays, English.
Form/Genre:
Drama.
Plays.
Recreations.
Toy theaters.
Juvenile works.
Lithographs -- 1876-1917.
Contributors:
Pollock, Benjamin, 1856-1937, publisher.
Green, J. K. (John Kilby), 1790-1860.
Redington, J. (John), 1819-1876.
Adaptation of (work): Stirling, Edward, 1807-1894. Blue jackets.
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