Playbill advertising Edward Stirling's adaptation of A Christmas Carol

Advertisement/Ephemera/Playbill/Illustration/Image

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English

This playbill advertises Edward Stirling’s official adaptation of A Christmas Carol, sanctioned by Charles Dickens in January 1844. As the first line states, this version was ‘The ONLY ONE by Permission of CHARLES DICKENS, Esq.’. It was performed at the Adelphi Theatre, and contained newly written songs.

Edward Stirling was a respected director who adapted several of Dickens’s novels for the stage.

Full title
Two original playbills, the latter advertising Edward Stirling's adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Pencil notes suggest performance took place at the Adelphi Theatre. Date February 5th, 1844 and during the week. [from the author's presentation copy of The
Published
5 February 1844 , London
Format
Advertisement / Ephemera / Playbill / Illustration / Image
Creator
The Theatre Royal, Adelphi , John Forster [compiler]
Held by
British Library
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions
Shelfmark
Dex 316 - Vol II, part I

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