Theatre, Wolverhampton. On Monday evening, March the 3d, 1828

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  • Title: Theatre, Wolverhampton. On Monday evening, March the 3d, 1828, will be acted George Barnwell … to conclude with the grand musical romance of Blue Beard or, Female Curiosity … the splendid entrance of Blue Beard, borne on the back of a grand majestic elephant, whose mechanical construction exhibits to the astonished spectator every movement of the real animal when alive …
  • Production: Wolverhampton : J. Smart, [1828]

Catalog Record

File 767 P69B W869 1828

Acquired August 2020

The fair in an uproar

Dancing Dogs

With a large woodcut below the title and preceding the letterpress text: Madamoiselle Javellot is shown on stage flanked on either side by chandeliers wtih her performing dogs in costumes in front and a musician in the background, left, behind the curtain.

  • Title: The fair in an uproar, or, The dancing-doggs : as they perform in Mr. Pinkeman’s new opera in Bartholomew Fair.
  • Published: London : Printed and sold by J. Morphew, near Stationers Hall, [1707?]

Catalog Record


Acquired September 2018

By particular desire for this night only…

By particular desire for this night only, Mr. and Mrs. Gallager respectfully inform the ladies and gentlemen of [blank] that on Wednesday evening, July [blank] at Mr. [blank] they will present A medley of entertainments … Part I. Mechanism, will be performed The grand le [sic] ombres chinoises … Part II. Activity, dancing, singing, &c … By the powers of machinery will be presented an ancient and splendid representation of Egypt, with the town of Rosetta, the places of worship, and ancient fortifications. Likewise the Battle of the Nile, between the English and French fleets … Netptune riding in his triumphal car …

Published: [England] : [s.n.] , [not before 1798]

File 767 P69B B859+

Playbill advertising a spectacular show of shadow theatre and mechanical representation of the Battle of the Nile.

By particular desire for this night only, Mr. and Mrs. Gallager...Subjects (Library of Congress): Theatre–England–Bristol; Shadow shows–England.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: February, 2010