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Arthur Weyhe toy theatre collection,

Title
Arthur Weyhe toy theatre collection, 1812-1895.
Author
Weyhe, Arthur.
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Portfolio 1 (Box 12)Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Portfolio 1 (Box 12)Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 1Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 7Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Box 7Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 8Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Box 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 9Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Box 9Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 10Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Box 10Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 11Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-047 Box 11Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
5.25 linear feet (11 boxes and 1 portfolio).
Subject
Biography (note)
  • Toy theatres were a popular English children's toy in the first half of the 19th century. Many publishing houses were involved in printing engraved sheets depicting the prinicipal characters and scenery of current plays. The sheets came as penny plains that could be colored at home or as twopence coloured. The theatres themselves were made of card and fit on a table top. Scripts, condensed and adapted for children, were produced to be used with the theatres. Popular titles included Aladdin, Black-Eyed Susan, Blue Beard, Cinderella, Forty Thieves, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Maid and the Magpie, The Miller and His Men, Richard the Third, Sleeping Beauty, Timour the Tartar, Uncle Tom's Cabin and various harlequin tales.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in the repository and on the internet.
Call Number
*T-Vim 1998-047
Author
Weyhe, Arthur. coll.
Title
Arthur Weyhe toy theatre collection, 1812-1895.
Summary
Collection is primarily sheets for toy theatres consisting of scenery, characters and wings, both colored and uncolored. Some sheets are still threaded together into booklets showing they were sold as sets. A few characters and wings have already been cut out. The sheets are mainly 1814-1832 or undated, with the exception of Green who published his prints from 1833-1857 and Mathews who published from 1886 to1895. The collection is particularly strong in the work of publishers Green, Hodgson, Pollock, Redington, Skelt, Webb and West. The collection also includes published booklets of the juvenile drama used with toy theatres.
Biography
Toy theatres were a popular English children's toy in the first half of the 19th century. Many publishing houses were involved in printing engraved sheets depicting the prinicipal characters and scenery of current plays. The sheets came as penny plains that could be colored at home or as twopence coloured. The theatres themselves were made of card and fit on a table top. Scripts, condensed and adapted for children, were produced to be used with the theatres. Popular titles included Aladdin, Black-Eyed Susan, Blue Beard, Cinderella, Forty Thieves, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Maid and the Magpie, The Miller and His Men, Richard the Third, Sleeping Beauty, Timour the Tartar, Uncle Tom's Cabin and various harlequin tales.
Indexes
Collection guide available in the repository and on the internet.
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Research Call Number
*T-Vim 1998-047
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