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Harlequin Dame Crump, and the silver penny : or, Pig won't get over the stile to-night : a compc pantomime by permission of Mr. John Douglas, Great National Standard Theatre : aapted only to Webb's characters and scenes in the same.
London : Printed and published by W. Webb, [1854]
Physical Description:
18 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 15 cm and 25 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Harlequin Dame Crump
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.
John Douglass's Harlequin Dame Crump was first performed at the Standard in 1854.. See: Speaight.
Date of publication from Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 195-196 , 216
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.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- 1857.
Webb, W. G. (William George), 1821-1890, publisher.
Adaptation of (work): Douglass, John T. Harlequin Dame Crump and the silver penny,

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