Theatrical playbills from Britain and Ireland

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 in Portable Document Format (PDF). 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

a8534aff-c8e3-4fc8-adc1-da542080b1e3

BL Dataset Provider

User Access Level

BL Labs Assistance

Institution

British Library Labs

Language

Year Added

Contact Person

British Library Labs

Location

Repository Cloud

Official URL

https://doi.org/10.21250/pb1

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Any Issues With Access

No

Files

Playbills_Readme_with_ISNIs.xlsx, playbills-pdf.jpg, playbills-pdf.zip

Files Size

47.4 GB

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