- [London] : [M. & B. Skelt], [between 1840-1850]
- Physical Description:
- 16 pages ; 17 cm. and 16 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsToy Theater Webb Skelt BrigandYale 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.
J.R. Planché's The brigand was first performed at Drury Lane, in 1829. See: Speaight.
The publisher M. & B. Skelt was active from 1840-1850.. See Speaight.
Description based on the copy at the Yale Center for British Art, which lacks the booklet (presumably 16 pages).
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 193, 204
BAC: British Art Center copy is incomplete: lacks the booklet (16 pages). The sheets of characters and wings are uncut. Uncolored.
- Subject Terms:
- Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.Children's plays, English.
Lithographs -- 1840-1850.
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