TITLE

One Hundred and Thirty-Seven Neglected English Play Manuscripts in the British Library (c. 1770-1809), Part II

AUTHOR(S)
MILHOUS, JUDITH; HUME, ROBERT D.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Library;Jun2008, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p158
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents research attempting to describe, annotate, and analyze the Sheridan-Patmore collection of play manuscripts in the British Library. The manuscripts were submitted to Richard Brinsley Sheridan, owner and manager of the Drury Lane Theatre for possible production and presented to the British Museum by Peter George Patmore via his son Conventry Patmore in 1864. It is noted that 137 of the plays have been neglected by the museum and some 81 are anonymous. The collection is important as it offers a sample of the type of material offered to Drury Lane during the period and the type of editing and rewriting that Sheridan and his staff used to make the material performable.
ACCESSION #
41135367

 

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