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The Corsican brothers, or, The fatal duel : a legendary drama, in three acts : six plates characters, 5 scenes, 2 wings, total 13 plates : adapted only for Pollock's characters and scenes.

Additional Title(s):

Fatal duel

London : Printed and published by B. Pollock, [between 1876 and 1917]
Physical Description:
16 pages ; 17 cm. and 13 sheets : lithographs ; 18 x 22 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Pollock Corsican
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
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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.
Dion Boucicault's The Corsican brothers was first performed at Princess's Theatre, in 1852. See: Speaight.
The present toy theater characters and scenes were first published by John Kilby Green in 1854 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 six sheets of characters include 46 figures (or sets of figures).
Speaight, G. The history of the English toy theatre, p. 205
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.
Juvenile works.
Lithographs -- 1876-1917.
Pollock, Benjamin, 1856-1937, publisher.
Green, J. K. (John Kilby), 1790-1860.
Redington, J. (John), 1819-1876.
Adaptation of (work): Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890. Corsican brothers.

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