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Volume 31

Vol. 31, No. 1 (pp1-48, 1977)

Cyril Beaumont –§– That Enterprising Property Player: Semi-Professional Drama in Sixteenth-Century England –§– George Frederick Cooke's Early Years in the Theatre –§– From the Artificial Towards the Real: The Acting of William Farren –§– The Shakespearean Productions of Lewis Wingfield, 1883-90. NB: Uniquely, all three issues in this volume have the page range 1-48

Vol. 31, No. 2 (pp1-48, 1977) - see Issue page for availability

The King's Players at Stratford-upon-Avon, 1622 –§– The "Game Place" and "House" at Great Yarmouth, 1493-1595 –§– The "First" Playhouse Bill: A Stage Ghost –§– The Ingenious Squire: New Aspects of Isaac Pocock (1782-1835) –§– "Disillusioned Bards and Despised Bohemians": Michael Field's A Question of Memory at the Independent Theatre Society –§– E. W. Godwin and the Theatre –§– A Juvenile Drama Collection –§– The National Museum of Music Hall. NB: Uniquely, all three issues in this volume have the page range 1-48

Vol. 31, No. 3 (pp1-48, 1977)

A Brief Description of the Frank Pettingell Collection of Plays in the University Library, Canterbury, Kent –§–Platforms and Picture Frames: A Conjectural Reconstruction of the Duke of York's Theatre, Dorset Garden, 1669-1709 –§– Manuscript Casts for Revivals of Shadwell's "The Libertine" and "Epsom Wells" –§– Pre-1642 Cast-Lists and a New One for "The Maid's Tragedy" –§– Helen Faucit and Ellen Terry as Portia. NB: Uniquely, all three issues in this volume have the page range 1-48

Volume 26

Vol. 26, No. 1 (pp1-48, Autumn 1971)

The Olympic Theatre and the Windsor Theatrical Scandal –§– Scene-Painting aat the Norwich Theatre 1758-1799 –§– The Origin of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art –§– A Revival of The Way of the World in December 1701 or January 1702 –§– Stage Directions in the Tudor Interlude.

Vol. 26, No. 1 (pp1-48, Autumn 1971)

The Olympic Theatre and the Windsor Theatrical Scandal –§– Scene-Painting aat the Norwich Theatre 1758-1799 –§– The Origin of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art –§– A Revival of The Way of the World in December 1701 or January 1702 –§– Stage Directions in the Tudor Interlude.

Vol. 26, No. 2 (pp49-84, Winter 1971/2)

Staging of the Ascension in the Chester Cycle –§– "Walking and Wending": Mankind's Opening Speech –§– The Early Career of Frank Matcham, Part III –§– Theatre Material in the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, Bodleian Library, Oxford –§– "Enter Macduffe; with Macbeth's Head".

Vol. 26, No. 3 (pp85-128, Spring 1972)

A Note on the Use of Scenery at the Cockpit-in-Court –§– Lamps for Garrick's Footlights –§– Vanbrugh and Opera at the Queen's Theatre, Haymarket –§– The Tiring-House Wall and the Galleries in the Second Blackfriars: Two Points in Dispute –§– New Exhibits at the Victoria and Albert Museum –§– Originality in Shakespeare Production –§– New Light on the Juvenile Drama.

Vol. 26, No. 4 (pp129-168, Summer 1972)

Pinero the Actor –§– Pinero's Professional Dramatic Roles, 1874-1884 –§– New Early 18th Century Performances and Casts –§– Gordon Craig and Bach's St Matthew Passion –§– Somerset Maugham's Perfect Gentleman, 1912-13

Volume 25

Vol. 25, No. 1 (pp1-40, Autumn 1970) - see Issue page for availability

The Winston Diaries –§– Mossop as Wolsey –§– The Theatre Royal, Bridges Street. An Architectural Puzzle –§–The First Night of Charles Kean's The Tempest - From the Notebook of Hans Christian Andersen –§– A Sadler's Wells Problem Picture –§– William Bodham Donne. Some Aspects of his Later Career as Examiner of Plays.

Vol. 25, No. 2 (pp41-80, Winter 1970/71)

F. R. Benson's Early Productions of Shakespeare's Roman Plays at Stratford –§– The London Stage Information Bank –§– Elliston's Coronation Spectacle, 1821 –§– The Staging of The Conversation of Saint Paul –§– The Saracen's Head, Islington: A Pre-Elizabethan Inn Playhouse.

Vol. 25, No. 2 (pp41-80, Winter 1970/71)

F. R. Benson's Early Productions of Shakespeare's Roman Plays at Stratford –§– The London Stage Information Bank –§– Elliston's Coronation Spectacle, 1821 –§– The Staging of The Conversation of Saint Paul –§– The Saracen's Head, Islington: A Pre-Elizabethan Inn Playhouse.

Vol. 25, No. 3 (pp81-116, Spring 1971)

Inigo Jones's Scenery for The CID –§– The Catch on the Eighteenth-Century Stage: A Consideration of Two Burlettas –§– The Mrs Siddons of Sydney, part I –§– Frank Matcham's Early Career, part I.

Vol. 25, No. 4 (pp117-164, Summer 1971)

The Mrs Siddons of Sydney, part II –§– The Old Prince of Wales Theatre: A View of the Physical Structure –§– A Further Decade of English Opera, 1961-70 –§– The Career of Frank Matcham, part II.

Volume 10

Vol. 10, No. 1 (pp1-32, Autmn 1955) - see Issue page for availability

W. J. Lawrence: A Handlist, V –§– Tennis Court Theatres in England and Scotland –§– Early Theatres in Marylebone –§– The Comedy Theatre –§– Another Gilbert "Borrowing" –§– The Authorship of Tit For Tat, A Manuscript Source for 18th-Century Theatrical History.

Vol. 10, No. 2 (pp33-64, Winter 1955/56) - see Issue page for availability

An 18thC Prompter's Notes –§– Two Titus Productions –§– Reconstruction of the Duke's Playhouse in Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1661-1671 –§– A Checklist of Books and Periodicals Written, Designs and Edited by Edward Gordon Craig –§– W. J. Lawrence: A Handlist, VI –§– Allan Wade, 1881-1955.

Vol. 10, No. 3 (pp65-100, Spring 1956)

W. J. Lawrence: A Handlist, VII –§– A Glimpse Behind the Curtain –§– Notes on English Theatrical Performers in Spain: Part II (1583-1868) –§– A New Theory About the Swan Drawing –§– The Theatre Royal at Worcester –§– Some Notes on John Braham (1774?-1856) at the St James's Theatre –§– The Art of the Minor Theatres in 1860.

Vol. 10, No. 4 (pp101-136, Summer 1956)

Photographing Old Theatres –§– Charles Reade & Dickens - A Fight Against Piracy –§– Notes on the Reconstruction of the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre –§– W. J. Lawrence: A Handlist, VIII –§– Scene Designs of William Capon –§– An English Scene Painter in America –§– The Society for Theatre Research Resumé of Presidential Address, 1956.