Theatrical playbills from Britain and Ireland (OCR text only) - British Library Research Repository
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Theatrical playbills from Britain and Ireland (OCR text only)

2015

Abstract

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.

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Metadata

  • Resource type

    Dataset

  • Collections
  • Contributors
    • Kirk, Tanya
  • Institution
    • British Library

  • Publisher
    • British Library

  • Place of publication
    • London, UK

  • Official URL
  • Related URL
  • Licence
  • DOI
    • doi.org/10.21250/pb2

  • Alternate identifier
      • Alternate identifier: DAR00114
      • type: Digital Asset Register ID
  • Keywords
  • Additional information
    • The British Library shelfmarks are: Playbills 1 - 107 Playbills 109 - 123 Playbills 126,129,131 Playbills 134 - 137 Playbills 139 - 143 Playbills 146, 147, 150, 151, 152, 161, 166, 168, 175, 178 Playbills 179 - 187 Playbills 193, 199, 204, 212, 213, 218, 225, 233, 234, 252 Playbills 262 - 264 Playbills 266, 276, 278, 280, 282, 285, 287, 291, 297, 306, 324, 325, 327, 329, 330, 348, 358 Playbills 400 - 404 Playbills 406 - 410 Playbills 412 - 417 Playbills 420 Playbills 424 - 427 Playbills 429 Playbills 126, 129 and 166 are currently missing. The 87.6 MB .ZIP file (created using 7-Zip) contains 264 .TXT files derived from OCR using ABBYY FineReader software (2007). The .TXT files contain plain text in UTF-8 encoding. Two Microsoft Excel workbook files in .XLSX (2010 version) and .XLS (1997 - 2003 version) format contain metadata about the digitised volumes.