The child stealer : a drama, in four parts / adapted from the French by W.E. Suter.

Suter, William E., 1811?-1882 [Browse]
London (89 Strand) : S. French ; New York (28 West 23rd St.) : S. French & Son, [between 1910 and 1924]
49 [i.e. 47] p. ; 18 cm.


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Drama [Browse]
French's acting edition ; 1036 [More in this series]
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19th-century playbooks collection, 1794-1946 (bulk 1800-1920)
  • Adaptation of: La voleuse d'enfants / Eugène Grangé et Lambert-Thiboust.
  • Includes a cast list for a production in Birmingham, April 16th, 1866.
ThX copy is a promptbook for an unspecified production, and includes a note by William Seymour laid into p. 24-25, as well as book numbers written and stamped in ink on the upper cover and t.p. This copy features extensive passages struck through, as well as cuts and text emendations in graphite. The note by Seymour, written in ink, reads: ''This was [one of?] Lucille Western's great parts--ranking with her impersonation of Nancy Sykes in Oliver Twist.'' Western did, in fact, apear in a play known as ''The child stealer''--also known as ''Atonement, or, The child stealer''--in New York during the period 1866-ca. 1876, but this was a work written by Charles Gayler. Cf. New York Saturday press (27 Jan. 1866) p. 57; New York Saturday press (10 Feb. 1866), p. 89; Bordman, G. American theatre, 1994, p. 40; New York daily tribune (21 June, 1871), p. 8.
19th-century Playbooks Collection
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