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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.


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playbills-pdf.zip21 Jan 2019Public 50.9 GB