We have made no attempt to compile an exhaustive bibliography of books and journals referring to nineteenth-century theatre and drama. To do so would needlessly rehash the standard bibliographies. The "Books and Other Published Materials" includes only those works directly mentioned in the calendar and indexes or found to be of particular value in our researches. Scholars interested in a more comprehensive bibliography of nineteenth-century theatre should refer to James Arnott and John Robinson's revision of Robert Lowe's English Theatrical Literature 1559-1900.
Adams, W. Davenport. A Dictionary of Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Playwrights, Players, and Playhouses from the Earliest Times to the Present, Vol. I, 1904. Research and Source Work Series, 73. New York: Burt Franklin, 1965. (Vol. II on microfilm).
Adolphus, John. Memoirs of John Bannister, Comedian. 2 vols. London: Richard Bentley, 1839.
Altick, Richard D. The Shows of London. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press, 1978.
Appelbaum, Stanley. Scenes from the 19th-Century Stage in Advertising Woodcuts. New York: Dover Publications, 1977.
Appleton, William W. Madame Vestris and the London Stage. New York: Columbia UP, 1974.
Archer, William. English Dramatists of Today. London: Sampson Low, 1882.
Armstrong, Cecil Ferard. A Century of Great Actors, 1750-1850. London: Mills and Boon, 1912.
Arnott, James F. and John W. Robinson. English Theatrical Literature 1559-1900: A Bibliography. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1970.
Arundell, Dennis. The Story of Sadler's Wells 1683-1964. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1965.
Ashley, Leonard R. N., ed. Nineteenth-Century British Drama: An Anthology of Representative Plays. Glenview: Scott, Foresman, 1967.
Bailey, J. O., ed. British Plays of the Nineteenth Century: An Anthology to Illustrate the Evolution of the Drama. New York: Odyssey Press, 1966.
Baker, David Erskine, Isaac Reed, and Stephen Jones. Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse. 2 vols. London: Longman, 1812.
Baker, Henry Barton. English Actors from Shakespeare to Macready. 2 vols. New York: Henry Holt, 1879.
----------. History of the London Stage and Its Famous Players (1576-1903). London: George Routledge and Sons, 1904.
----------. Our Old Actors. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1881.
Baker, Theodore. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Ed. Nicolas Slonimsky. 7 ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1984.
Barnes, J. H. Forty Years on the Stage: Others (Principally) and Myself. London: Chapman and Hall, 1914.
Bingham, Madeleine. 'The Great Lover': The Life and Art of Herbert Beerbohm Tree. New York: Athenæum, 1979.
----------. Henry Irving: The Greatest Victorian Actor. New York: Stein and Day, 1978.
Bishop, Conrad Joy. "Melodramatic Acting: Concept and Technique in the Performance of Early Nineteenth Century English Melodrama." Diss., Stanford, 1967.
Boaden, James. Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq. 2 vols. 1825. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969.
Booth, Michael R. English Melodrama. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1965.
----------. "Going on Stage." The Mind and Art of Victorian England. Ed. Josef L. Altholz. Minneapolis: Minnesota UP, 1976.
Booth, Michael R. Prefaces to English Nineteenth-Century Theatre. Manchester: Manchester UP, n.d.
----------, et al. The Revels History of Drama in English: Volume VI 1750-1880. London: Methuen, 1975.
----------. Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910. Theatre Production Studies. Boston: Routledge, 1981.
----------, ed. Victorian Theatrical Trades: Articles from The Stage 1883-1884. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1981.
Boulton, William B. The Amusements of Old London. 2 vols. 1901. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969.
Brayley, Edward Wedlake. Historical and Descriptive Accounts of the Theatres of London. London: Taylor, 1826.
Brook, Donald. A Pageant of English Actors. London: Rockliff, 1950.
Browne, Walter and E. De Roy Koch, eds. Who's Who On the Stage, 1908: The Dramatic Reference Book and Biographical Dictionary of the Theatre, Containing Careers of Actors, Actresses, Managers and Playwrights of the American Stage. New York: B. W. Dodge, 1908.
Bryan, George B. Stage Lives: A Bibliography and Index to Theatrical Biographies in English. Bibliographies and Indexes in the Performing Arts, 2. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985.
Burrows, Marie. The Marie Burrows Art Portfolio of Stage Celebrities. Chicago: A. N. Marquis, 1894.
Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum: Plays Submitted to the Lord Chamberlain 1824-1851. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1964.
Chancellor, Edwin Beresford. Pleasure Haunts of London During Four Centuries. London: Constable, 1925.
Cheshire, D. F. Music Hall in Britain. Newton Abbot, Devon, Eng.: David and Charles, 1974.
Colman, George, the younger. Random Records. 2 vols. London: H. Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830.
Conolly, L. W. and J. P. Wearing. English Drama and Theatre, 1800-1900: A Guide to Information Services. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literature in English: An Information Guide Series, 12. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978.
Cook, Dutton. Nights at the Play. London: Chatto and Windus, 1883.
----------. On the Stage: Studies of Theatrical History and the Actor's Art. 2 vols. London: Sampson Low, 1883.
Cooper, F. Renad. Nothing Extenuate: The Life of Frederick Fox Cooper. London: Barrie and Rockliff, 1964.
Cross, Gilbert B. "Next Week--East Lynne": Domestic Drama in Performance 1820-1874. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 1977.
Cumberland Minor Theatres. 1 and 2. London: John Cumberland. n.d.
Darbyshire, Alfred. The Art of the Victorian Stage: Notes and Recollections. 1907. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1968.
Davis, Jim. John Liston, Comedian. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1985.
Dibdin, Charles, the younger. Professional and Literary Memoirs of Charles Dibdin the Younger. Ed. George Speaight. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1956.
Dickens, Charles. The Letters of Charles Dickens. Eds. Madeline House and Graham Storey. 5 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1965-1982.
----------. The Life of Charles James Mathews. 2 vols. London: Macmillan, 1879.
----------. Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Rev. ed. Ed. Richard Findlater. New York: Stein and Day, 1968.
----------. "Two Views of a Cheap Theatre." The Uncommercial Traveller. London: Chapman and Hall, 1907: 35-49.
Disher, Maurice W. Blood and Thunder: Mid-Victorian Melodrama and Its Origins. London: Frederick Muller, 1949.
Dobbs, Brian. Drury Lane: Three Centuries of the Theatre Royal, 1663-1971. London: Cassell, 1972.
Donohue, Joseph. Theatre in the Age of Kean. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1975.
Downer, Alan S. The Eminent Tragedian: William Charles Macready. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1966.
Duggan, G. C. The Stage Irishman: A History of the Irish Play and Stage Characters from the Earliest Times. 1937. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969.
Ellis, James and Joseph Donohue, eds. English Drama of the Nineteenth Century: An Index and Finding Guide. New Caanan, Conn.: Readex Books, 1985.
Emeljanow, Victor. Victorian Popular Dramatists. Boston: Twayne, 1987.
Erle, Thomas W. Letters from a Theatrical Scene-Painter. 2 vols. London: privately printed, 1859-62.
Evans, Bertrand. Gothic Drama from Walpole to Shelley. Publications in English 18. Berkeley: U of California P, 1947.
Fawcett, F. Dubrey. Dickens the Dramatist, on Stage, Screen, and Radio. London: W. H. Allen, 1952.
Fawkes, Richard. Dion Boucicault. London: Quartet, 1979.
Filon, Augustin. The English Stage. Trans. Frederic Whyte. 1897. Port Washington, N. Y.: Kennikat Press, 1970.
Findlater, Richard. Joe Grimaldi: His Life and Theatre. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1978.
----------. See Charles Dickens. Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.
Fitzball, Edward. Thirty-Five Years of a Dramatic Author's Life. 2 vols. London: T. C. Newby, 1859.
Fitzgerald, Percy. Principles of Comedy and Dramatic Effect. London: Tinsley, 1870.
----------. The Romance of the English Stage. 2 vols. London: Richard Bentley, 1874.
----------. The World Behind the Scenes. 1881. New York: Arno Press, 1977.
Fitzgerald, S. J. Adair. Dickens and the Drama. New York: Scribner, 1910.
FitzSimons, Raymund. Barnum in London. New York: St. Martin's, 1970.
----------. Edmund Kean: Fire from Heaven. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1976.
Foote, Horace. A Companion to the Theatres and a Manual of the British Drama. London: Sanger, 1829.
Forster, John. The Life of Charles Dickens. Ed. J. W. T. Ley. London: Cecil Palmer, 1928.
Frost, Thomas. The Old Showmen and the Old London Fairs. London: Tinsley, 1874.
Furnas, J. C. Fanny Kemble: Leading Lady of the Nineteenth-Century Stage. New York: Dial Press, 1982.
Genest, Rev. John. Some Account of the English Stage, from the Restoration in 1660 to 1830. 10 vols. Bath: H. E. Carrington, 1832.
Glasstone, Victor. Victorian and Edwardian Theatres: An Architectural and Social Survey. London: Thames and Hudson, 1975.
Grant, James. Penny Theatres: From "Sketches in London", 1838. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1952.
Grebanier, Bernard. Then Came Each Actor. New York: McKay, 1975.
Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 5th ed. Ed. Eric Blom, 10 vols. London: Macmillan, 1975.
Haddon, Archibald. The Story of the Music Hall. London: Fleetway, 1935.
Hammerton, J. A., ed. The Actor's Art: Theatrical Reminiscences, Methods of Study and Advice to Aspirants. 1897. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969.
Hare, Arnold. George Frederick Cooke: The Actor and the Man. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1980.
Hartnoll, Phyllis. Ed. The Oxford Companion to the Theatre. 3rd ed. London: Oxford UP, 1967.
Hays, Michael. The Public and Performance: Essays in the History of French and German Theater 1871-1900. Theatre and Dramatic Studies, No. 6. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1981.
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. 12 vols. to date. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1973- .
Hogan, Charles Beecher, ed. The London Stage: 1660-1800. A Calendar of Plays, Entertainments, and Afterpieces.. Part 5: 1776-1800. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1968.
Howard, Diana. Directory of Theatre Resources: A Guide to Research Collections and Information Services. London: Library Association, 1986.
----------. London Theatres and Music Halls 1850-1950. London: Library Association, 1970.
Huberman, Jeffrey H. Late Victorian Farce. Theatre and Dramatic Studies, No. 40. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1986.
Hughes, Alan. Henry Irving, Shakespearean. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1981.
Jerome, Jerome K. Stage-Land: Curious Habits and Customs of Its Inhabitants. London: Chatto and Windus, 1889.
Jerrold, Blanchard. The Life and Remains of Douglas Jerrold. London: W. Kent, 1859.
Johnson, Claudia D. and Vernon E. Johnson. Nineteenth-Century Theatrical Memoirs. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1982.
Kemble, Frances Anne. Records of a Girlhood. 2nd ed. New York: Holt, 1884.
Klepac, Richard L. Mr. Mathews at Home. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1979.
Knight, Joseph. Theatrical Notes. London: Laurence and Bullen, 1893.
Kobbe, Gustav. The Definitive Kobbe's Opera Book. 1919. Ed. Earl of Harewood. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1987.
Lawrence, William J. Old Theatre Days and Ways. London: Harrap, 1935.
Lennep, William van, et al., eds. The London Stage 1660-1800: A Calendar of Plays, Entertainments and Afterpieces, Together with Casts, Box-Receipts and Contemporary Comment. 11 vols. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1960-1968.
Le Roux, Hugues and Jules Garnier. Acrobats and Mountebanks. Trans. A. P. Morton. London: Chapman and Hall, 1890.
Lewes, George Henry. On Actors and the Art of Acting. 1875. New York: Grove Press, 1957.
Lightning Image on Home Page, I'm not sure where the original image came from. It has been skewed, resized, and even had the timing altered from the original.
Lowe, Robert W. A Bibliographic Account of English Theatrical Literature. See James Arnott English Theatrical Literature.
McKenna, Wayne. Charles Lamb and the Theatre. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1978.
Macqueen-Pope, W. Gaiety: Theatre of Enchantment. London: W. H. Allen, 1949.
----------. Ghosts and Greasepaint: A Story of the Days That Were. London: Robert Hale, 1951.
----------. Haymarket: Theatre of Perfection. London: William H. Allen, 1948.
----------. Ladies First. London: W. H. Allen, 1952.
----------. St. James's: Theatre of Distinction. London: William H. Allen, 1958.
----------. Pillars of Drury Lane. London: Hutchinson, 1955.
----------. Theatre Royal Drury Lane. London: W. H. Allen, 1945.
Macready, William Charles. The Journal of William Charles Macready: 1832-1851. Ed. J. C. Trewin. London: Longmans, 1967.
----------. The Diaries of William Charles Macready: 1833-1851. 2 vols. Ed. William Toynbee. 1912. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969.
Mander, Raymond and Joe Mitchenson. The Lost Theatres of London. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968.
Magill, Frank N., ed. Cyclopedia of Literary Characters. New York: Harper and Row, 1963.
Magill, Frank N., ed. The Theatres of London. 2nd ed., rev. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1963.
Mapleson, J. H. The Mapleson Memoirs: The Career of an Operatic Impresario 1858-1888. Ed. and annotated by Harold Rosenthal. London: Putnam, 1966.
Marshall, Thomas. Lives of the Most Celebrated Actors and Actresses. London: E. Appleyard, 1847.
Martin, Theodore. Helena Faucit (Lady Martin). London: Blackwood, 1900.
Mathews, Mrs. [Anne]. Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian. 4 vols. London: Richard Bentley, 1838-1839.
Matlaw, Myron, ed. The Black Crook and Other Nineteenth-Century American Plays. New York: Dutton, 1967.
Matthews, Brander and Laurence Hutton, eds. Kean and Booth; and Their Contemporaries. Vol. 3 of Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States from the Days of David Garrick to the Present Time. New York: Cassell, 1886.
Maude, Cyril. The Haymarket Theatre: Some Records and Reminiscences. Ed. Ralph Maude. London: Grant Richards, 1903.
Mayer, David III. Harlequin in His Element: The English Pantomime, 1806-1836. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1969.
Meisel, Martin. Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century England. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1983.
Melling, John Kenedy. Discovering Theatre Ephemera. Discovering Series, 185. N.p.: Shire Publications, 1974.
Morley, Henry. The Journal of a London Playgoer. 1866. Introd. Michael R. Booth. The Victorian Library. Leicester: Leicester UP, 1974.
Mullin, Donald, ed. Victorian Actors and Actresses in Review: A Dictionary of Contemporary Views of Representative British and American Actors and Actresses, 1837-1901. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983.
Murdoch, James E. The Stage, or Recollections of Actors and Acting from an Experience of Fifty Years. 1880. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969.
Murray, Christopher. Robert William Elliston, Manager. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1975.
Nalbach, Daniel. The King's Theatre 1704-1867. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1972.
Nicholson, Watson. The Struggle for a Free Stage in London. 1906. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1966.
Nicoll, Allardyce. A History of English Drama 1660-1900. 2nd ed. 6 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1955-1959.
Osborne, Charles, ed. The Dictionary of Composers. New York: Taplinger Publishing, 1981.
Pascoe, Charles E. The Dramatic List: A Record of the Principal Performances of Living Actors and Actresses of the British Stage. 1879. St. Clair Shores, Mi: Scholarly Press, 1971.
Pearce, Charles E. Madame Vestris and Her Times. 1923. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969.
Penzel, Frederick. Theatre Lighting Before Electricity. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan UP, 1978.
Perugini, Mark Edward. The Omnibus Box: Enter--Victoria! London: Jarrolds, 1946.
Planche, James Robinson. Recollections and Reflections: A Professional Autobiography. 1901. New York: Da Capo Press, 1978.
Playbills: A Collection and Some Comments. London: Francis Edwards, 1893.
Playfair, Giles. The Prodigy: A Study of the Strange Life of Master Betty. London: Secker, 1967.
Pollock, Frederick. Macready's Reminiscences and Selections from His Diaries and Letters. 2 vols. London: Macmillan, 1875.
Rahill, Frank. The World of Melodrama. University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1967.
Raymond, George. Memoirs of Robert William Elliston. 2 vols. 2nd. ed. 1846. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969.
Rees, Terence. Theatre Lighting in the Age of Gas. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1978.
Reynolds, Ernest. Early Victorian Drama (1830-1870). Cambridge, Eng.: W. Heffer, 1936.
Reynolds, Frederick. The Life and Times of Frederick Reynolds. 2 vols. 2nd ed. 1827. New York: Blom, 1969.
Rice, Charles. The London Theatres in the Eighteen-Thirties. Eds. Arthur C. Sprague and Bertram Shuttleworth. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1950.
Richards, Kenneth and Peter Thomson. Essays on Nineteenth Century British Theatre. London: Methuen, 1971.
Robinson, Henry Crabb. The London Theatre 1811-1866: Selections from the Diary of Henry Crabb Robinson. Ed. Eluned Brown. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1966.
Robson, William. The Old Play-goer. 1846. Fontwell, Sussex, Eng.: Centaur Press, 1969.
Rowell, George, ed. Nineteenth Century Plays. London: Oxford UP, 1953.
----------. Queen Victoria Goes to the Theatre. London: Paul Elek, 1978.
----------. Theatre in the Age of Irving. Totowa, N. J.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1981.
----------, ed. Victorian Dramatic Criticism. London: Methuen, 1971.
----------. The Victorian Theatre 1792-1914: A Review. 2nd ed. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge UP, 1978.
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Ruggles, Eleanor. Prince of Players: Edwin Booth. New York: Norton, 1953.
Russell, W. Clark. Representative Actors: A Collection of Criticisms, Anecdotes, Personal Descriptions, Etc. London: Warne, n.d.
Sanders, Lloyd C., ed. Celebrities of the Century: A Dictionary of Men and Women of the Nineteenth Century. Rev. ed. London: Cassell, 1890.
Sands, Mollie. Robson of The Olympic. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1979.
Saxon, A. H. Enter Foot and Horse: A History of Hippodrama in England and France. New Haven: Yale UP, 1968.
----------. The Life and Art of Andrew Ducrow and the Romantic Age of the English Circus. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1978.
Schneider, Ben Ross. Index to The London Stage 1660: 1800. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1979.
Scott, Harold. The Early Doors: Origins of the Music Hall. London: Nicholson and Watson, 1946.
Senelick, Laurence, David F. Cheshire and Ulrich Schneider. British Music-Hall 1840-1923: A Bibliography and Guide to Sources with a Supplement on European Music-Hall. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1981.
Sherson, Erroll. London's Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century, with Notes on Plays and Players Seen There. London: John Lane, 1925.
Short, Ernest. Sixty Years of Theatre. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1951.
Simpson, Harold and Mrs. Charles Braun. A Century of Famous Actresses 1750-1850. London: Mills and Boon, n.d.
Slonimsky, Nicolas, ed. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. 1900. 7th ed. New York: Schirmer, 1971.
Smith, James L. Melodrama. London: Methuen, 1973.
Southern, Richard. The Victorian Theatre: A Pictorial Survey. Newton Abbot, Devon, Eng.: David and Charles, 1970.
Stephen, Leslie and Sidney Lee. The Dictionary of National Biography. 66 vols. London: Smith, Elder, 1885-1901.
Stirling, Edward. Old Drury Lane. Fifty Years' Recollections of Author, Actor and Manager. 2 vols. London: Chatto and Windus, 1881.
Stoddard, Richard. Theatre and Cinema Architecture: A Guide to Information Sources. Vol. 5 in the Performing Arts Information Guide Series. Detroit: Gale, 1978.
Stoddart, James H. Recollections of a Player. New York: Century, 1902.
Stokes, John. Resistible Theatres: Enterprise and Experiment in the Late Nineteenth Century. London: Paul Elek, 1972.
Storey, Robert. Pierrot: A Critical History of a Mask. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1978.
Stratman, Carl J. Britain's Theatrical Periodicals 1720-1967: A Bibliography. New York: New York Public Library, 1972.
Swortzell, Lowell. Here Come the Clowns: A Cavalcade of Comedy from Antiquity to the Present. New York: Viking, 1978.
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Three Victorian Telephone Directories: 1884, 1885. Introd. David St. John Thomas. Newton Abbot, Devon: David and Charles, 1970.
Tomlins, Frederick G. A Brief View of the English Drama. London: C. Mitchell, 1840.
Trewin, J. C., ed. The Pomping Folk in the Nineteenth-Century Theatre. London: Dent, 1968.
Troubridge, St. Vincent. The Benefit System in the British Theatre. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1967.
Walsh, Townsend. The Career of Dion Boucicault. 1915. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1967.
Watson, Ernest B. Sheridan to Robertson: A Study of the Nineteenth-century London Stage. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1926.
Wearing, J. Peter. American and British Theatrical Biography: A Directory. Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1979.
----------. The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Plays and Players. 2 vols. Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1976.
----------. The London Stage 1900-1909: A Calendar of Plays and Players. 2 vols. Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981.
Webster, Margaret. The Same Only Different: Five Generations of a Great Theatre Family. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1969.
White, Eric Walter. A History of English Opera. London: Faber, 1983.
----------. A Register of First Performances of English Operas and Semi-Operas from the 16th Century to 1980. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1983.
Whyte, Frederic. Actors of the Century: A Play-Lover's Gleanings from Theatrical Annals. London: George Bell, 1898.
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----------. The Wallet of Time: Containing Personal, Biographical and Critical Reminiscence of the American Theatre. 2 vols. New York: Moffat, Yard, 1913.
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The Drama; or, Theatrical Pocket Magazine. 1821-1825.
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"Metropolitan Theatres--No. 2. The Adelphi." Theatrical Times. June 19, 1847: 188-89.
Mirror of the Stage; or, New Dramatic Censor. 1822-1824.
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Nineteenth Century Theatre. 1973- .
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The Theatre: A Weekly Critical Review. 1877-1897.
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Theatre Journal. 1979- .
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Theatre Research International. New Series. 1976- .
Theatre Survey. 1960- .
The Theatrical Inquisitor; or, Literary Mirror. 1812-1820.
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The Theatrical Times. 1846-1851.
Trussler, Simon. "A Chronology of Early Melodrama 1764-1840." Theatre Quarterly 1.4 (1971): 19-21, 93.
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Originally published by Greenwood Press as Sans Pareil Theatre 1806-1819, Adelphi Theatre 1819-1900: An Index to Authors, Titles and Performers. Westport, Connecticut, 1988, 1992.
The Adelphi Theatre Calendar revised, reconstructed and amplified. Copyright © 2012. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License, with the exception of graphics from The Clip Art Book, edited by Gerard Quinn and published by Crescent in 1990. These images are reproduced in accord with the publishers' note, which states "The Clip Art Book is a new compilation of illustrations that are in the public domain. The individual illustrations are copyright free and may be reproduced without permission or payment. However, the selection of illustrations and their layout is the copyright of the publisher, so that one page or more may not be photocopied or reproduced without first contacting the publishers."