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Aladdin, or, the Wonderful lamp : a romantic drama, in two acts : written expressly for and adapted to Webb's characters & scenes in the same.
London : Printed and published by W. Webb, [approximately 1861?]
Physical Description:
18 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 15 cm and 32 sheets : color lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Aladdin
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.
Charles Farley's Alladdin was first performed at Covent Garden in 1815. See: Speaight.
Date of publication from Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 195-196, 203
BAC: British Art Center copy is complete. All pieces are colored. The characters have been cut out from the original sheets. British Art Center has two booklets: letterpress title page and title page in MS. Accompanied by magazine clipping.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1861.
Webb, W. G. (William George), 1821-1890, publisher.
Adaptation of (work): Farley, Charles, 1771-1859. Aladdin, or, The wonderful lamp.[

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