The maid and the magpie : a drama in three acts : written expressly for, and adapted only to Webb's characters and scenes in the same.
- London : Printed and published by W. Webb, [approximately 1861]
- Physical Description:
- 18 pages,  leaf of plates ; 15 cm and 12 leaves : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsToy Theater Webb Maid and the magpieYale 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.
The Maid and the Magpie was first performed at Covent Garden in 1815. See: Speaight.
Date of publication from Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 193, 209
BAC: British Art Center copy is complete. All pieces are uncolored. The characters have been cut out from the original sheets.
- Subject Terms:
- Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.Children's plays, English.
Lithographs -- [approximately 1861]
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