A Farce, in Two Acts; as Performed at the Theatres Royal in Covent-Garden and the Hay-Market.London: by Cooper and Wilson, for James Ridgway, July 1799 Stock Code: 146148
First edition of Allingham's (c.1775-1812) first play, which featured celebrated actors like Charles Mathews (1776-1835). The most famous comedian of his day, Mathews's powerful influence on Charles Dickens's stylistic methods of comic characterization has long been recognized. Mathews's monopolylogues, farces in which the actor played every character, provided the template for Dickens's technique as a public reader.
Octavo, pp. 32 (206 x 127 mm). Disbound, with a few remnants of spine.
A couple of faint spots, small crease to final page, in very good condition.
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