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Don Quixote, or, the Knight of the Woeful countenance.
London : Printed and published by B. Pollack (late J. Redington), [between 1850 and 1876]
Physical Description:
14 pages ; 15 cm and 12 sheets : illustrations ; 17 x 21 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Redington Don Quixote.
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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.
George MacFarren's Don Quixote was first performed at Drury Lane in 1846. 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, pages 192-193, 206
BAC: British Art Center copy is complete. All pieces are colored. The characters have been cut out from the original sheets. Half plate of wings missing. Accompanied by a second booklet in MS.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- [between 1850 and 1876]
Adaptation of (work): MadFarren, George, 1788-1843. Don Quixote, or, the Knight of the Woeful countenance.
Redington, J. (John), 1819-1876, publisher.

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