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Title(s):

The brigand's son : a drama in one act : written expressly for and adapted to Webb's characters & 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 8 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Brigand''s son
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.
William Oxberry's The brigand's son was first performed at the English Opera House in 1836.
Date of publication from Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 195-196, 205
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.
Form/Genre:
Plays.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- 1861.
Contributors:
Webb, W. G. (William George), 1821-1890, publisher.
Adaptation of (work): Oxberry, William Henry, 1808-1852. The brigand's son.
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