Eighteenth Century Drama is a new resource at RHUL and contains a vast amount of primary sources and information relating to the theatrical world in the 18th Century.
There are 3 main parts to Eighteenth Century Drama:
- The Larpent Collection of plays – collection of 2,500 plays submitted for license between 1778-1824, and the diaries of Larpent’s wife and professional collaborator, Anna.
- The London Stage, 1660-1800 – this section documents theatrical performances in 18th Century London, compiled from playbills, newspapers and theatrical diaries.
- Bibliographical Dictionary – lists London performers, from well -known names to little known musicians and performers.
This is a brilliant resource that really gives you an insight into the theatrical world of the 18th Century.
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