Ref NoMEL/CUT/9 : 0600175
CollectionMelville Theatre Collection
TitlePress Cuttings: scrap book with cuttings relating to plays, lciensing in theatres and the effect of the first world war on the theatre. 1909-1916
Date1909-1916
Extent1 scrap book
DescriptionSeries of cuttings including play reviews especially from the provinces. Includes special pantomime edition of The Daily Mirror of Saturday 31 Dec 1910 with a picture of Julia James on the front cover. Also theatre guide pages.Also an account of the annual theatrical garden party in 1915. Also cuttings concerned with smoking in the theatre, alcohol licencing and play licensing. Also cuttings relating to 'bucketshop' frauds in Birmingham.Also an article from the Daily Mail of 23 Jul 1915 relating to the amalgamation of the companies owning the Palace, Empire and Alhambra music halls. Includes piece on the effects of the war on the theatre including proposals for a tax on war performances. Also copy of The Globe of Wednesday 25 Aug 1915 with accounts of the war especially in the Dardanelles.
NotesPrevious reference number: UKC/MEL/CUT/9 : 0600175
SubjectTheatre
First World War (1914-1918)
Dardenelles campaign (1915-1916)
EventTHE DIVER'S LUCK
ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND
MONTE CRISTO
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
SHELL OUT
THE SHOW'S THE THING
ANNUAL THEATRICAL GARDEN PARTY
Related PersonJames, Julia, actress
Related OrganisationDaily Mail
Daily Mirror
The Globe
Related PlacePalace Theatre of Varieties, Stoke Newington, London, UK
Alhambra Palace of Varieties, Westminster, London
Empire Music Hall, Newington, London
ContentNoteLarge scrap book with cuttings stuck in and loose. Cover is marbled paper with leather edgings. Many pages are loose and the cuttings are generally in poor condition.
CategoryPress cuttings
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU (specialcollections@kent.ac.uk).
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