Don Quixote, or, the Knight of the Woeful countenance, [between 1850 and 1876]
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 ManuscriptsToy Theater Webb Redington Don Quixote.Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. KrausView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Undetermined
- 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.
Lithographs -- [between 1850 and 1876]
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