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Harlequin Baron Munchausen, and his comical cream cob cruiser, or, The queen of the fairy steed's haunt : adapted only for Redington's characters and scenes.
London : Printed and published by J. Redington, [between 1850 and 1876]
Physical Description:
16 pages ; 15 cm and 17 sheets : illustrations ; 17 x 21 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Redington Baron Munchausen
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
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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.
Harlequin Baron Munchausen was first performed at the Victoria in 1839. See: Speaight.
John Redington was active as a publisher of toy theaters from 1850 to 1876. See Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages192-193, 215
BAC: British Art Center copy is imperfect: lacks booklet and characters. Pieces of the wings are missing. Wings are cut and uncolored. Scenes 1, 7, 8 and 9 published by B. Pollack.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- [between 1850 and 1876].
Adaption of (work): Raspe, Rudolf Erich, 1737-1794. Baron Munchausen.
Redington, J. (John), 1819-1876, publisher.
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