English Playbills

University of Alberta Library acquired a large collection of historic theatre playbills for study and research in the Department of Drama between the late 1960s and the early 1980s. This collection, more than 800 playbills and a handful of programs, helps to document many of the performances staged in the major playhouses in the United Kingdom from 1779 though 1949. It provides a wealth of information about dramatic performances, ranging from the plays, playwrights, and actors to theatres, dates, and ticket prices. Of potential interest not only for the study of drama, but for the study of book history and graphic design, the collection has been digitized through the Internet Archive.


Collection Formats: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, Ephemera -- click to see other collections with this format