King Henry, or, The miller of Mansfield : a comic drama in one act : 3 plates characters, 5 scenes, 2 wings, total 10 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 10 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
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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.
Robert Dodsley's King and the miller of Mansfield was first performed at Drury Lane, in 1736. 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 three sheets of characters include 26 figures (or sets of figures).
Speaight, G. The history of the English toy theatre, p. 208
BAC: British Art Center copy is complete. The sheets of characters and wings are cut out. Uncolored.
- Subject Terms:
- Children's plays, English.
Lithographs -- 1876-1917.
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