British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture


British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture will include a range of materials, including playbills, scripts, operas and scores, many of them never before filmed or made available electronically, totaling approximately 1 million pages.

This archive allows scholars to research and explore a range of primary sources covering such topics as Victorian popular culture, street literature, social history, music, bloods and penny dreadfuls, the history of the English stage, the Royal Literary Fund, and British dramatic works.

Collections include:
Archives of the Royal Literary Fund
Drury Lane Theatre Archive
Drury Lane Under Sheridan, 1776-1812: Manuscript Plays and Correspondence
King's Theatre Haymarket Archive
Lord Chamberlain's Plays
Oratorio Concert Programmes
Popular Literature in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Britain, Parts Three-Ten: The Barry Ono Collection of Bloods and Penny Dreadfuls
Royal Philharmonic Society Archive

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