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Title:
The rifle volunteers : or, Form! Riflemen Form! : a laughable farce : written expressly for, and adapted only to Webb's characters and scenes in the same.
Published/Created:
London : Printed and published by W. Webb, [1861]
Physical Description:
18 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 15 cm and 11 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Rifle Volunteers
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 Stirling's The rifle volunteers was first performed at Adelphi in 1859. See: Speaight.
Date of publication from Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 196, 214.
BAC: British Art Center copy is complete. One piece colored and remaing pieces are uncolored. The characters have been cut out from the original sheets.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Form/Genre:
Plays.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- 1861.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1861.
Contributors:
Webb, W. G. (William George), 1821-1890, publisher.
Adaptation of (work): Stirling, Edward, 1807-1894. The rifle volunteers.
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