The blind boy : a drama in two acts : 7 plates characters, 6 scenes including sky scene, and 4 plates wings, total 17 plates : adapted only for Pollock's characters and scenes.
- London : Printed and published by 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 BlindYale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. KrausView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- 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.
James Kenney's The blind boy was first performed at Covent Garden, in 1807. See: Speaight.
The present toy theater characters and scenes were first published by Arthur Park. See: Speaight.
In 1917, Pollock's address changed from "... London, N. ..." (as in the present publication) to "... London, N.1 ..."
The seven sheets of characters include 46 figures (or sets of figures).
Speaight, G. The history of the English toy theatre, p. 204
BAC: British Art Center copy is complete. The sheets of characters and wings are cut out. Uncolored.
- Subject Terms:
- Children's plays, English.Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- 1876-1917.
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