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Title(s):

Silver palace and the golden poppy, or, The water and fire kings : a water pageant, in one act, written expressly for, and adapted only to, Skelts' characters and scenes in the same.

Published/Created:
London : Printed and published by M. & M. Skelt, [between 1837-1840]
Physical Description:
12 pages ; 17 cm. and 1 2 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Skelt Silver palace and the golden poppy
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.
George Almarr's Silver palace and the golden poppy was first performed at Sadlers Wells in 1834. See: Speaight.
The publisher M. & M. Skelt was active from1837 to1840. See Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 193-194, 217
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.
Form/Genre:
Plays.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- [between 1837-1840].
Contributors:
Adapted from the (work): Almar, George. Silver palace and the golden poppy, or, The water and fire kings.
M. & M. Skelt (Firm), publisher.
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