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American Theatre Companies

A three-volume set that provides summaries of stock and resident acting companies founded between 1749 and 1986. Each volume has an index of play titles and personal names.

Early English Books Online

British Parliamentary Papers: Stage & Theatre (1831-1892)

  • Volume 1: Report from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Laws Affecting Dramatic Literature, with minutes of evidence and appendix, 1831-32, 272 pp
  • Volume 2: Report from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Laws Governing Theatres and Places of Public Entertainment with minutes of evidence, appendices and index, 1866, 428 pp
  • Volume 3: Report from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Laws Governing Theatres and Places of Public entertainment with minutes of evidence, appendices and index, 1892, 618 pp

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (1749-1949)

British Theatre, Music, & Literature: High & Popular Culture, including:

  • British Playbills, 1754-1882
  • Drury Lane Theatre Archive; Manuscript Plays & Correspondence
  • King's Theatre Haymarket Archive
  • Popular Literature in 18th & 19th Century Britain
  • Wandering Minstrels Archive
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Archive & Music Manuscripts

European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection

  • 3,250+ works by 1,250+ authors in English (more than 1,000 titles by women)
  • 3,658 works in French (more than 500 by women)
  • 2,654 works in German

Other History Resources