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THE   ADELPHI   THEATRE   CALENDAR
A Record of Dramatic Performances at a Leading Victorian Theatre

Formerly the Sans Pareil (1806-1819), later the Adelphi (1819-1900)
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HOME
PAGE

EDITORIAL
PAGE

AUTHORS
& TITLES

ACTORS &
ACTRESSES

COMPOSERS,
MUSIC & SONG

MUSICIANS
& SINGERS

DANCE,
ENTERTAINMENT
& SPECTACLES

MANAGEMENT
& BACK STAGE

All-INCLUSIVE
INDEX

BIBLIOGRAPHY

GRAPHICS
GALLERY

THEATRE
RESEARCH

ADELPHI
TODAY

BOOK
VERSION

 

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Adelphi Theatre Calendar: Book Version

Contents

Adelphi Calendar Book Version: Introduction

The book version of the Adelphi Calendar is designed to help students of the theatreís history to select, copy and manipulate the data in many ways.  The first choice is as Adobe or Word documents.  The second is as documents in Extensible Markup Language (XML).  Also available are the original parameter files and its Infol-2 output. We retained them for their historical value.

PDF & Word Downloads

Each of the following fourteen books may be downloaded in three formats.  One is Adobe; two are in Microsoft Word format: doc or docx.  Simply click on the book you want and follow instructions.

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Book Pages Title
1. 439 Sans Pareil/Adelphi TheatresóCurtain Up: 1806-1899

Indexes of editors, authors, titles, actors, actresses, composers, music, song, musicians, singers, dance, entertainment, spectacle, theatre management, back stage personnel, summary counts, bar charts of titles, genres, performers and bibliography.

2. 260 Sans Pareil/Adelphi TheatresóSeasonal Digests: 1806-1899

Theatre developments, history, reviews, performers, authors, genres, audiences.

3. 1,041 Sans Pareil/Adelphi TheatresóSeasonal Summaries: 1806-1849

Theatre name, hours, prices. Length of season, special performances, management and back stage personnel, authors, titles, songs, music, dance, entertainment, spectacle, composers and performers, scenery designers and executors.

4. 1,215 Adelphi TheatreóSeasonal Summaries: 1850-1899

Theatre name, hours, prices. Length of season, special performances, management and back stage personnel, authors, titles, songs, music, dance, entertainment, spectacle, composers and performers, scenery designers and executors.

5. 1,606 Sans Pareil TheatreóDaily Calendars: 1806-1818

Seasonal digests and summaries. Daily calendars: sources, dates, titles, genres, authors, roles, performers, supervision, music, song, dance, entertainment, spectacle, scenery designers and executors, costume.

6. 1,908 Adelphi TheatreóDaily Calendars: 1819-1829

Seasonal digests and summaries. Daily calendars: sources, dates, titles, genres, authors, roles, performers, supervision, music, song, dance, entertainment, spectacle, scenery designers and executors, costume.

7. 2,492 Adelphi TheatreóDaily Calendars: 1830-1839

Seasonal digests and summaries. Daily calendars: sources, dates, titles, genres, authors, roles, performers, supervision, music, song, dance, entertainment, spectacle, scenery designers and executors, costume.

8. 3,014 Adelphi TheatreóDaily Calendars: 1840-1849

Seasonal digests and summaries. Daily calendars: sources, dates, titles, genres, authors, roles, performers, supervision, music, song, dance, entertainment, spectacle, scenery designers and executors, costume.

9. 2,706 Adelphi TheatreóDaily Calendars: 1850-1859

Seasonal digests and summaries. Daily calendars: sources, dates, titles, genres, authors, roles, performers, supervision, music, song, dance, entertainment, spectacle, scenery designers and executors, costume.

10. 2,314 Adelphi TheatreóDaily Calendars: 1860-1869

Seasonal digests and summaries. Daily calendars: sources, dates, titles, genres, authors, roles, performers, supervision, music, song, dance, entertainment, spectacle, scenery designers and executors, costume.

11. 2,363 Adelphi TheatreóDaily Calendars: 1870-1879

Seasonal digests and summaries. Daily calendars: sources, dates, titles, genres, authors, roles, performers, supervision, music, song, dance, entertainment, spectacle, scenery designers and executors, costume.

12. 1,902 Adelphi TheatreóDaily Calendars: 1880-1889

Seasonal digests and summaries. Daily calendars: sources, dates, titles, genres, authors, roles, performers, supervision, music, song, dance, entertainment, spectacle, scenery designers and executors, costume.

13. 1,698 Adelphi TheatreóDaily Calendars: 1890-1899

Seasonal digests and summaries. Daily calendars: sources, dates, titles, genres, authors, roles, performers, supervision, music, song, dance, entertainment, spectacle, scenery designers and executors, costume.

14. 1,441 Sans Pareil/Adelphi TheatresóAll-Inclusive Index: 1806-1899

Index of authors, actors, plays, genres, singers, musicians, dancers, entertainers and theatre management.

Total Pages: 24,399  

XML Downloads

Extensible Markup Language (XML) produces an uncomplicated format, easily read by humans and machines.  It emphasizes Internet simplicity, universality, and usability.  While hundreds of document formats use its syntax, XML is also widely used in web services.  Its formats have also become the default for many office-productivity tools, including Microsoft Office and Apple's iWork.

Links for XML and DTD are below.  The user should place her mouse over the link, select the right mouse button, and choose the browserís "Save As" menu option.  On some browsers, it's called "Save link as..." on others "Save target as..." etc.

The uncompressed XML file is about 479 MB in size.  To make it easier to download, the compressed (ZIP) version is supplied (19 MB).  The DTD is included in the XML files and also supplied separately below.  The creation of a style sheet became rather difficult due to the number of tags, so one is not included.

  File Description Size
adelphixmlfull.zip Extensible Markup Language

ZIP Compressed
(All 99 seasons in one file)
20.9 MB
adelphixmlindv.zip Extensible Markup Language

ZIP Compressed
(All 99 seasons, individual files)
21.2 MB

Original Parameter and Infol-2 Files

Many decades ago when the Calendar project began, databases were in their infancy.  A package out of CERN called Infol-2 was selected for the project.  For its time, it was powerful but involved a tedious entry process--every item had to be input using a *number* format.  There were 87 possible choices for each.  Subsequently, with the help of Theodore Seward, now of the Northrop Corporation, a basic parameter file was developed and some one-time programs used to create it.  Eventually, there would be 99 of themóone for each season.  However, for future use, the XML files are recommended, but the parameter files and the Infol-2 files are retained as interesting historical artefacts.

  File Description Size
infol2syntax.htm Infol-2 Syntax 52 KB
origparmfiles.zip Original Parameter Files

ZIP Compressed
(All 99 seasons, individual files)
1.4 MB
origInfol2files.zip Original Infol-2 files

ZIP Compressed
(All 99 seasons, individual files)
2.6 MB

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ACTRESSES

COMPOSERS,
MUSIC & SONG

MUSICIANS
& SINGERS

DANCE,
ENTERTAINMENT
& SPECTACLES

MANAGEMENT
& BACK STAGE

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INDEX

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GALLERY

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RESEARCH

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TODAY

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Copyright © 1988, 1992, 2013 and 2016 by Alfred L. Nelson, Gilbert B. Cross, Joseph Donohue.
Originally published by Greenwood Press as The Sans Pareil Theatre 1806-1819, Adelphi Theatre 1819-1850: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers, 1988, and The Adelphi Theatre 1850-1900: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers and Management, 1992.
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The Adelphi Theatre Calendar revised, reconstructed and amplified.  Copyright © 2013 and 2016  by Alfred L. Nelson, Gilbert B. Cross, Joseph Donohue.  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 publisherís 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."