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Title(s):

Pizarro : a drama in five acts : written expressly for and adapted only to Skelt's characters and scenes in the same.

Published/Created:
London : Printed and published b B. Skelt, [between 1850--1862]
Physical Description:
18 pages ; 17 cm. and 23 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Skelt Pizarro
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
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.
R. B. Sheridan's Pizarro was first performed at Drury Lane in 1799. See: Speaight.
The publisher B. Skelt was active from 1850 to1862. See Speaight.
Adaption for juvenile theater of the English translation of Spanier in Peru / August von Kotzebue.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 193-194, 210
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: lacks booklet. Text is typewritten script. The sheets of characters and wings are uncut and uncolored. 2 plates of wings are colored.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Form/Genre:
Plays.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- [between 1850--1862].
Contributors:
Adaptation of (work): Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. Pizarro.
Kotzebue, August von, 1761-1819. Spanier in Peru. English.
Skelt, B. (Ben), -1862, publisher.
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