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Title:
Richard Turpin, the highwayman : a drama in two acts : written expressly for & adapted only to Skelt's characters & scenes in the same.
Published/Created:
London : Printed and published B. Skelt, [between 1850-1862]
Physical Description:
12 pages ; 17 cm. and 23 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Skelt Richard Turpin
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
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.
Edward Fitzball's The red rover was first performed at the Adelphi in 1829. See: Speaight.
The publisher B. Skelt was active from1850 to1862. See Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 193-194, 211
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: lacks booklet. Text is typewritten manuscript. 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 1850-1862].
Contributors:
Adaptation of (work): Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1862. Richard Turpin.
Skelt, B. (Ben) -1862, publisher.
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