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Title:
The daughter of the regiment : in two acts : 3 plates of characters, 2 scenes, 2 wings, total 7 plates : supplied only for Pollock's characters & scenes.
Published/Created:
[London] : Printed and published by B. Pollock, [between 1876 and 1917]
Physical Description:
15, [1] pages ; 17 cm. and 7 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Pollock Daughter
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
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Copyright Status:
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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 Fitzball's The daughter of the regiment was first performed at Drury Lane, in 1843. See: Speaight.
The present toy theater characters and scenes were first published by John Kilby Green in 1857 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 ..."
The three sheets of characters include 21 figures.
Speaight, G. The history of the English toy theatre, p. 206
BAC: British Art Center copy is complete. The sheets of characters and wings are cut out. 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): Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873. Daughter of the regiment.
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