- [London] : [B. Pollock], [between 1876 and 1917]
- Physical Description:
- 16 pages ; 17 cm. and 17 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsToy Theater Pollock BrigandYale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. KrausAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- 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.
J.R. Planché's The brigand was first performed at Drury Lane, in 1829. See: Speaight.
Description based on the copy at the Yale Center for British Art, which lacks the booklet (presumably 16 pages).
The present toy theater characters and scenes were first published by John Kilby Green in 1836 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. 204
BAC: British Art Center copy is incomplete: lacks the booklet (16 pages). The sheets of characters and wings are uncut. Hand-colored.
- Subject Terms:
- Children's plays, English.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1876-1917.
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