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Title(s):

Oliver Twist, or, The parish boy's progress : a drama in three acts : 6 plates of characters, 13 scenes, 1 set piece, 3 wings, total 23 plates : adapted only for Pollock's characters and scenes.

Additional Title(s):

Parish boy's progress.

Published/Created:
London : Printed and published by B. Pollock, [between 1876 and 1917]
Physical Description:
16 pages ; 17 cm. and 23 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Pollock Oliver
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.
George Almar's adaptation of Dickens's The daughter of the regiment was first performed at the Surrey Theatre, in 1838. See: Speaight.
The present toy theater characters and scenes were first published 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 six sheets of characters include 55 figures (or sets of figures)
Imprint from wrappers.
Speaight, G. The history of the English toy theatre, p. 210
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): Almar, George. Oliver Twist.
Adaptation of (work): Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Oliver Twist.
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