Title: Playbill announcing John Gay’s Beggar’s Opera. Presented Tuesday, December 10th, 1839 at Drury Lane.
Creator: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Bibliographic Citation: Playbill announcing John Gay’s Beggar’s Opera. Presented Tuesday, December 10th, 1839 at Drury Lane. London : R. Francis, 1839.
Notes: Playbills were posters that were pasted around cities to advertise upcoming performances. This one announces a performance of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera that ran some one hundred and eleven years after its first debut. These bold graphic designs were used to catch the attention of potential theatre patrons.
Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University
is Part Of: Playbill Collection
is Part Of Exhibition: Print in the Media Ecology
Exhibition Theme: The Stage
Image Identifier: 001_theatre_royal_beggars_opera-playbill