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Theatre of the Book 1480–1880Print, Text, and Performance in Europe$
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Julie Stone Peters

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199262168

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.001.0001

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Illustrations, Promptbooks, Stage Texts, 1760–1880

Illustrations, Promptbooks, Stage Texts, 1760–1880

(p.66) 3. Illustrations, Promptbooks, Stage Texts, 1760–1880
Theatre of the Book 1480–1880

Julie Stone Peters

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the mass printing of plays and scenic illustrations, the vogue for published promptbooks and prints of actors, and the problems of theatrical copyright resulting from the expansion of dramatic publishing and of the theatre industry during the period.

Keywords:   mass printing, plays, promptbooks, actors, theatrical copyright, dramatic publishing

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