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Timour the Tartar : a grand melo-drama, in two acts, adapted only for Redington's characters and scenes.
London : Printed and published by J. Redington, [between 1850-1876]
Physical Description:
16 pages ; 15 cm . and 18 sheets : lithographs 17 x 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Toy Theater Webb Redington Timour the Tartar
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.
M. G. Lewis' Timour the Tartar was first performed at Covent Garden in 1811. 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 193-194, 212
BAC: British Art Center copy is incomplete: lacks booklet. All pieces are uncolored and uncut.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
Toy theaters.
Lithographs -- [between 1850-1876].
Adaptation of (work): Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818. Timour the Tartar.
Redington, J. (John), 1819-1876, publisher.

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