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The wood demon, or the hour of one

London : Printed and published by M. Skelt, [between 1835-1837]
Physical Description:
21 pages ; 17 cm. and 26 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Skelt Wood demon
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
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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.
M. G. Lewis' Wood Demon, or, the hour of one was first performed at the Lyceum in 1814. See: Speaight.
The publisher M. Skelt was active from1835 to1837. See Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 193-194, 210
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 1835-1837].
Adapted from (work): Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818. Wood demon, or The hour of one.
Skelt, M. (Martin), -1840, publisher.

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