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Collection Description

Collection Title
Edinburgh Royal Lyceum Theatre: Box 1 (1883-1935)
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Edinburgh Royal Lyceum Theatre: Box 1 (1883-1935)
Collection of ca. 200 playbills from the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, divided into 3 folders: 1883-1922, 1923-30, and 1931-35. Performances of musicals, opera, operetta, ballet, plays with music (many where the programme of music with titles and composers of pieces are noted, some played by the Lyceum Orchestra), and comedy and musical variety shows.
Companies represented:
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Royal Carl Rosa Grand Opera Company
Moody-Manners Opera Company
Wilson Barrett Company
Imperial Russian Ballet
The Macdona Players
Leith Amateur Opera Company
The Masque Theatre
Daniel Mayer Company
Brandon-Thomas Repertory Company
Edinburgh Opera Company
St. Martin's Players

Approximately half of the programmes are from plays performed by the Wilson Barrett Company, with piano accompanists who are named in each programme. Many contain newspaper clippings about the particular performance. The rest of the programmes are from performances of recitals, ballet, dance, pantomine, musicals, musical revues, folk music, and plays with music, some from the Edinburgh International Festival.
Date range of collection
1883 - 1935
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Location Details

National Library of Scotland, Music Collections
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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Collections Overview
Large reference collection of printed, manuscript and audio-visual music material, including books, scores, periodicals, audio, video and multi-media formats. Legal deposit library.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council