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Cinderella, or the little glass slipper : in three acts
London : Printed and published by J. Redington, [between 1850 and 1876]
Physical Description:
14 pages ; 15 cm and 18 sheets : illustrations ; 17 x 21 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Redington Cinderella
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. Rophino Lacy's Cinderella was first performed at Covent Garden, in1830. See: Speaight.
John Redington was active as a publisher of toy theaters from 1850 to 1876. See Speaight.
The sheets were originally published by John Kirby Green in 1830. See Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages192-193, 214
BAC: British Art Center copy is complete. All pieces are uncolored. The characters have been cut out from the original sheets. Scenery plate 4 has a movable piece. The wings are not fully cut.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- [between 1850 and 1876].
Adapted from the (work): Lacy, M. Rophino (Michael Rophino), 1795-1867. Cinderella, or the little glass slipper
Redington, J. (John), 1819-1876, publisher.

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