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Der freischutz.
[London] : [M. & B. Skelt], [between 1840-1850]
Physical Description:
36 pages ; 17 cm. and 14 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Skelt Der freischutz
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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.
Der freischutz was first performed at Drury Land in 1824. 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 36 pages).
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 193-194, 207
BAC: British Art Center copy is incomplete: lacks the booklet (36 pages). The sheets of characters and wings are uncut. Uncolored. Accompanied by typed script.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- [xxx].
Adaptation of (work): Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873. Der freischutz.
M. & B. Skelt (Firm), publisher.
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