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Othello : a drama, in five acts / written expressly for and adapted only to Skelt's characters and scenes, in the same.

London : Printed and published by M. & B. Skelt, [between 1840-1850]
Physical Description:
20 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 15 cm and 18 sheets : lithographs ; 17 x 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Skelt Othello.
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Hans P. Kraus
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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.
The publisher M. & B. Skelt was active from 1840-1850. See Speaight.
Speaight, G. History of the English toy theatre, pages 193-194, 202
BAC: British Art Center copy is incomplete: lacks booklet. All pieces are uncolored. The characters are uncut.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- [between 1840-1850]
Adaption of (work): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello : a drama, in five acts.
M. & B. Skelt (Firm), publisher.

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