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Richard I, or, The Lion-hearted King : a musical drama in two acts: written expressly for and adapted to Webb's characters & scenes in the same.
London : Printed and published by W. Webb, [1857]
Physical Description:
18 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 15 cm and 10 sheets : color lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Richard I
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
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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.
Thomas Dibdin's Richard I was first performed at Surrey in 1819. See: Speaight.
Date of publication from Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 195-196, 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 a handwritten booklet and 3 newpaper clippings.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1857.
Webb, W. G. (William George), 1821-1890, publisher.
Adaptation of (work): Dibdin, Thomas, 1776-1847. Richard I.
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