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Jonathan Bradford, or, The murder at the road side inn.

[London] : [M. Skelt], [between 1835-1837]
Physical Description:
24 pages ; 17 cm and 29 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Skelt Jonathan Bradford.
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
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Copyright Status:
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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.
Jonathan Bradford was first performed at Surrey in 1833. See: Speaight.
The publisher M. Skelt was active from 1835-1837. See Speaight.
Description based on the copy at the Yale Center for British Art, which lacks the booklet (presumably 24 pages).
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 193-194, 208
BAC: British Art Center copy is incomplete: lacks the booklet (24 pages). Plate 9 of scenery is duplicated and there are two difference versions of plate 3. Plate 10 of the character is duplicated. The sheets of characters and wings are uncut. Uncolored.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- 1835-1837.
a Skelt, M. (Martin), -1840, publisher.

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