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The Woodman's hut : a drama, in three acts, written expressly for, and adapted only to Skelt's characters & scenes in the same.

London : Printed and published by M. & M. Skelt, [between 1837-1840]1
Physical Description:
18 pages ; 17 cm. and 15 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Skelt Woodman''s hut
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
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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.
S. J. Arnold's The woodman's hut was first performed at Drury Lane in 1814.See: Speaight.
The publisher M. & M.. Skelt was active from1837 to1840. See Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 193-194, 213
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: lacks booklet. The sheets of characters and wings are uncut and uncolored.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- [between 1837-1840].
Adapted from the (work): Arnold, S. J. Woodman's hut.
M. & M. Skelt (Firm), publisher.
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