Theatrical playbills from Britain and Ireland (OCR text only)

The dataset comprises 264 volumes of digitised theatrical playbills published between 1660 – 1902 (mostly 19th century) from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Digitised from the British Library’s physical collection of over 500 volumes of playbills. The dataset contains text files (.TXT) in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) format. The playbills cover theatres in Bath (Royal), Bristol (Royal), Dublin (Royal), Edinburgh (miscellaneous), Hull (Royal), King’s Lynn, Liverpool (Royal), London (Covent Garden, Drury Lane, Lyceum , Princess’s, Old Vic, Olympic) , Manchester (Royal), Margate (Royal), Market Drayton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham (Royal and miscellaneous), Plymouth (miscellaneous), Portsmouth, Scarborough, Stafford (Royal), Tyneside (Newcastle upon-Tyne), Windsor (Castle), Wolverhampton and York (Royal), among others.

Additional information

UniqueID

807f0563-025e-46be-a251-1ad1ba477981

BL Dataset Provider

User Access Level

BL Labs Assistance

Contributors

Kirk, Tanya

Institution

British Library Labs

Language

Year Added

Contact Person

British Library Labs

Location

Repository Cloud

Official URL

https://doi.org/10.21250/pb2

Is It Being Updated

Any Issues With Access

No

Format

Files

playbills-ocr-text.zip

Files Size

87.6 MB

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