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Robin Hood and the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest : a drama in two acts : written expressly for and adapted to Webb's characters & scenes in the same.

London : Printed and published by W. Webb, [1852]
Physical Description:
18 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 15 cm and 24 sheets : color lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Robin Hood
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.
J. R. Planché's Robin Hood was first performed at Adelphi in 1821. See: Speaight.
Date of publication from Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 196, 211
BAC: British Art Center copy is complete. All pieces are colored. The characters have been cut out from the original sheets. British Art Center copy accompanied by program, in pen and ink, of Ivanhoe : an historical drama in two acts at The Cavendish Theatre.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- [xxx].
Webb, W. G. (William George), 1821-1890, publisher.
Adaptation of(work): Planché , J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880. Robin Hood and the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest.

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