This database features the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library – a unique archive of almost every play (about 2,500) submitted for license between 1737 and 1824. Included also are correspondence between key theatrical figures, diaries, biographical information, portraits, advertisements, playbills, historical information. Includes the following reference sources: The London Stage 1660-1800 and A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800.
A calendar of plays, entertainments & afterpieces, together with casts, box-receipts and contemporary comment. Compiled from the playbills, newspapers and theatrical diaries of the period. Part 1. 1660-1700:; Part 2. (volumes 1-2) 1700-1729 ; Part 3 (volumes 1-2) 1729-1747; Part 4 (volumes 1-3) . 1747-1776); Part 5. 1776-1800.
4 Volumes. Volume 1 The Augustan age and the age of Johnson, 1698-1788; Volume 2 The romantic age, 1789-1836; Volume 3 The Victorian and Edwardian Age, 1837-1913; and Volume 4 The modern age, 1914-1984.