Two engraved scenes from A Christmas Carol at the Adelphi Theatre

Description

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843) was a success both in print and on the Victorian stage. These two illustrations are drawn from the stage adaptation that ran at the Adelphi Theatre from 1844, a year after the novella was published. They reveal that the costumes drew strongly from Dickens’s text and John Leech’s illustrations – note, for example, the flat hood of the Ghost of Christmas Future.

Full title:
Two engraved scenes from A Christmas Carol both at the Adelphi Theatre. [from the author's presentation copy of The Life of Dickens, 1872-74]
Published:
n.d., London
Format:
Print / Image
Creator:
Theatre Royal, Adelphi The, Forster [compiler] John
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British Library
Shelfmark:
Dex.316. - Vol II, part I

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