Title: Playbill announcing John Gay’s Beggar’s Opera. Presented Tuesday, December 10th, 1839 at Drury Lane.

Creator: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Date: 1839

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.

Language: English

Subject: Playbills.
Beggar’s opera.

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