I. General (including popular entertainment)

Allen, Shirley S. Samuel Phelps & Sadler's Wells Theatre. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 1971.

Altick, Richard D. The Shows of London. Cambridge: Belnap Press of Harvard UP, 1978.

Arundell, Dennis. The Story of Sadler's Wells. NY: Theatre Arts Books, 1966; 2nd ed. North Pomfret, VT: David and Charles, 1978.

Ashley, Leonard R.N., ed./intro. Nineteenth-Century British Drama (13 books). NY: Scott, Foresman (Paper), 1967.

Auerbach, Nina. Private Theaticals: The Lives of the Victorians. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1990.

Bailey, Peter. Popular Culture and Performance in the Victorian City. Cambridge: CUP, 1998.

Bainbridge, Cyril. Pavilions on the Sea: A History of the Seaside Pleasure Pier. London: Robert Hale, 1986.

Baker, Michael. The Rise of the Victorian Actor. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1978.

Baldwin, Peter. Toy Theatres of the World. London: A.Zwemmer, 1992.

Balzer, Richard. Optical Amusements: Magic Lanterns and Other Transforming Images. A Catalog of Popular Entertainments.[Lexington, MA: Museum of Our National Heritage], 1987.

Balzer, Richard. Peepshows: A Visual History. NY: Abrams, 1998.

Banham, Martin, ed. books by Tom Taylor. Cambridge: CUP, 1985.

Barrett, Daniel. T.W. Robertson and the Prince of Wales's Theatre. NY: Peter Lang, 1995.

Beaver, Patrick. The Spice of Life: Pleasures of the Victorian Age. London: Elm Tree, 1979.

Beckson, Karl. London in the 1890s. NY/London: Norton, 1992.

Betjeman, John. Victorian and Edwardian London from Old Photographs. NY: Viking Press, 1969.

Bishop, G.W. Barry Jackson and the London Theatre. 1933. Reprint. NY: Benj. Blom, 1969.

Booth, Michael, et al. The Revels History of Drama in English. Vol. VI: 1750-1880. London: Methuen,1975.

Booth, Michael. English Melodrama. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1965.

Booth, Michael. Prefaces to English Nineteenth-Century Theatre. Manchester: M. Univ. Press, nd.

Booth, Michael. Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910. Boston/London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981.

Booth, Michael, ed. Victorian Theatrical Trades. London: STR, 1981.

Booth, Michael. Theatre in the Victorian Age. Cambridge: CUP, 1991.

Booth, Michael and Joel H. Kaplan, eds.. The Edwardian Theatre: Essays on performance and the stage. Cambridge/NY: CUP, 1996.

Boucicault, Dion. London Assurance. Adapt. by Ronald Eyre. Intro. Peter Thomson. London: Methuen, 1971.

Boulton, William B. The Amusements of Old London. 1901. Reprint. NY: Benjamin Blom, 1969.

Boyle, Thomas. Black Swine in the Sewers of Hampstead: Beneath the Surface of Victorian Sensationalism. NY: Viking, 1989.

Bradby, David, Louis James and Bernard Sharratt, eds. Performance and Politics in Popular Drama. Cambridge: CUP, 1980.

Braithwaite, David. Travelling Fairs. Aylesbury, Bucks: Shire, 1976.

Brahms, Caryl. Gilbert and Sullivan: Lost Chords and Discords. Boston: Little, Brown, 1975.

Brander, Michael. The Victorian Gentleman. London: Gordon Cremonesi, 1975.

Brandreth, Gyles. Discovering Pantomime. Aylesbury, Bucks, U.K.: Shire, 1973.

Brandreth, Gyles. I Scream for Ice Cream: Pearls from the Pantomime. London: Eyre Methuen, 1974.

Bratton, Jacky, Jim Cook, Christine Gledhill, eds. Melodrama: Stage Picture Screen. London: British Film Institute, 1994.

Bratton, J.S., ed. Acts of Supremacy: The British Empire and the Stage, 1790-1930. Manchester: Manchester UP,1991.

Bristol. Victorian Machinery: Theatre Royal, Bristol. Bristol: Bristol Old Vic Trust, 1981.

Byrom, Michael. Punch and Judy: Its Origin and Evolution. London: Perpetua Press, 1978.

Burke, Jenny and James Heard, eds. Pollock's World of Toys. London: Toy Museum (paper), nd.

Clinton-Baddeley, V.C. The Burlesque Tradition in the English Theatre After 1660. London: Methuen, 1952.

Collins, L.J. Theatre at War, 1914-18. NY: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Coren, Michael. Theatre Royal: l00 Years of Stratford East. London: Quartet Books, 1984.

Corrigan, Robert W., ed./intro. Laurel British Drama: The Nineteenth Century (Boucicault, Lewis, Gilbert, Pinero, Shaw, Wilde). NY: Dell, 1967.

Cross, Gilbert B. Next Week--East Lynne: Domestic Drama In Performance 1820-1874. Lewisburg: Buckness UP, 1977.

Davis, Jim, ed books by H.J. Byron. Cambridge: CUP, 1984.

Davis, Jim, ed. The Britannia Diaries of Frederick Wilton. London: STR, 1992.

Davis, Tracy C. Actresses as Working Women: Their Social Identity in Victoria Culture. London & NY: Routledge, 1991.

Delgado, Alan. Victorian Entertainment. NY: American Heritage Press, 1971.

Dietrich, Richard F. British Drama 1890 to 1950. Boston: Twayne, 1989.

Disher, M. Willson. Melodrama: Plots That Thrilled. NY: Macmillan, 1954.

Disher, M. Willson. Clowns & Pantomimes. 1925. Reissue. NY: Benj. Blom, 1968.

Disher, M. Willson. Fairs, Circuses & Music Halls. London: William Collins, 1942.

Disher, M. Willson. Pleasures of London. London: Robert Hale Ltd., 1950

Dobbs, Brian. Drury Lane. Three Centuries of the Theatre Royal 1663-1971. London: Cassell, 1972.

Donohue, Joseph with Ruth Berggren. Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: The First Production. Gerrards Cross, Bucks, England: Colin Smythe, 1995.

Duncan, Barry. The St. James's Theatre:Its Strange & Complete History 1835-1957. London: Barrie and Rockliff, 1964.

Eigner, Edwin M. The Dickins Pantomime. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1989.

Emeljanow, Victor. Victorian Popular Dramatists. Boston: Twayne, 1987.

Everett, Michael D., comp./revised by. Punch and Judy. Sheffield, England: MDE Publications, 1993.

Fawdry, Kenneth, ed. Toy Theatre. London: Pollack's Toy Theatres (paper), 1980.

Fawdry, Kenneth and Marguerite. Pollock's History of English Dolls & Toys. 1979. Leicester: Promotional Reprint Co., 1993.

Findlater, Richard. The booker Kings. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1971.

Findlater, Richard. The booker Queens. NY: Taplinger, 1976.

Findlater, Richard. Banned! A Review of Theatrical Censorship in Britain. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1967.

Forbes, Bryan. That Despicable Race. A History of the British Acting Tradition. London: Elm Tree Books, 1980.

Foulkes, Richard, ed. British Theatre in the 1890s: Essays on Drama and the Stage. Cambridge: CUP, 1992.

Foulkes, Richard, ed. Scenes from Provincial Stages. London: STR, 1994.

Foulkes, Richard. Church and stage in Victorian England. Cambridge: CUP, 1997.

Frow, Gerald. "Oh, Yes It Is!" A History of Pantomime. London: British Broadcasting Corp., 1985.

Gale, Maggie B. West End Women: Women and the London Stage 1918-1962. NY/London: Routledge, 1997.

Gänzl, Kurt. The British Musical Theatre. 2 vols. NY: Oxford UP, 1986.

Gardner, Vivien and Susan Rutherford, ed. The New Woman and Her Sisters: Feminism and Theatre 1850-1914. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992.

Glasstone, Victor. Victorian & Edwardian Theatres. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1975.

Hadfield, John. Victorian Delights. (includes music covers & toy theatre). NY: New Amsterdam, 1987.

Hadley, Elaine. Melodramatic Tactics: Theatricalized Dissent in the English Marketplace,1800-1885. Stanford, CA: Standord UP, 1995.

Hammet, Michael, ed. books by Charles Reade. Cambridge: CUP, 1986.

Harrop, Josephine. Victorian Portable Theatres. London: STR, 1989.

Holledge, Julie. Innocent Flowers: Women in the Edwardian Theatre. London: Virago (paper),1981.

Hollis, Wyndham, ed. Mr. Punch's Progress and other observations. Norfolk, England: Monkeypuzzle, 1987. Holloway,

David. booking the Empire. London: Harrap, 1979.

Household, G.A. (from L.M.H. Smith Collection), ed. To Catch A Sunbeam. Victorian Reality Through the Magic Lantern. London: Michael Joseph, 1979.

Howard, Diana. London Theatres and Music Halls 1850-1950. London: The Library Association, 1970.

Howard, Martin. Victorian Grotesque. London: Jupiter Books, 1977.

Hunt, Hugh, et al. The Revels History of Drama in English. Vol. VII: 1880 to the present day. London: Methuen, 1978.

Hyde, Ralph. Panoramania! The Art and Entertainment of the 'All-Embracing' View. London: Trefoil Publications, 1988.

Hyman, Alan. The Gaiety Years. London: Cassell, 1975.

Innes, Christopher. Modern British Drama 1890-1990. Cambridge: CUP, 1992.

Irving, Henry. Catalogue Of an Exhibition in Celebration of Sir Henry Irving's first production of "THE BELLS". London: British Theatre Museum, 1971.

Jackson, Allan Stuart. The Standard Theatre of Victorian England. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson, 1993.

Jackson, Russell, ed. books by Henry Arthur Jones. Cambridge: CUP, 1982.

Jackson, Russell, ed. Victorian Theatre: A New Mermaid Background Book. London: A & C Black, 1989; NY: New Amsterdam, 1989.

Jenkins, Anthony. The Making of Victorian Drama. Cambridge: CUP, 1991.

Johnston, John. The Lord Chamberlain's Blue Pencil. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1990.

Kaplan, Joel H. and Sheila Stowell. Theatre & Fashion: Oscar Wilde to the Suffragettes. Cambridge & NY: CUP, 1994.

Kennedy, Dennis, ed. books by Harley Granville Barker. Cambridge: CUP, 1987.

Knight, William G. A Major London 'Minor': The Surry Theatre 1805-1865. London: STR, 1997.

Lamb, Geoffrey. Victorian Magic. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1976.

Leach, Robert. The Punch & Judy Show: History, Tradition and Meaning. Athens: The Univ. of Georgia Press, 1985.

Leacroft, Richard. The Development of the English bookhouse. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1973.

Leggatt, Alexander. English Stage Comedy 1490-1990. London/NY: Routledge, 1998.

Litvik, Jospeh. Caught in the Act: Theatricality in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1992.

Mander, Raymond and Joe Mitchenson. Pantomime. NY: Taplinger, 1973.

Mander, Raymond and Joe Mitchenson. Victorian & Edwardian Entertainment: From Old Photographs. London: B.T. Batsford, 1978.

Marshall, Gail. Actresses on the Victorian Stage: Feminine Performance ands the Galatea Myth. Cambridge/NY: CUP, 1998.

Mason, A.E.W. Sir George Alexander & The St. James' Theatre. London: Macmillan, 1935.

Mayer, David, ed. Henry Irving and The Bells. Manchester: U. of Manchester Press, 1980.

Mayer, David and Matthew Scott. Four Bars of 'Agit': Incidental Music for Victorian and Edwardian Melodrama London: Samuel French, 1983.

Mayer, David. Annotated Bibliography of Pantomime and Guide to Secondary Sources. London: BTI Bibliographic Series No. 4, 1975.

Mayer, David and Kenneth Richards, eds. Western Popular Theatre. London: Methuen, 1977.

Mayhew, Henry. Mayhew's London. Ed. by Peter Quennell. London: Bracken Books, 1984.

McCormick, John and Bennie Pratasik. Popular puppet theatre in Europe, 1800-1914. Cambridge/NY: CUP, 1998. McDonald, Jan. The 'New Drama' 1900-1914 (Granville Barker, John Galsworthy, St. John Hankin, John Masefield). NY: Grove Press (Modern Dramatists), 1986.

McKechnie, Samuel. Popular Entertainments Through the Ages. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1931.

Meisel, Martin. Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century England. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1983.

Mellor, G.J. Pom-Poms and Ruffles. The Story of Northern Seaside Entertainment. Clapham, Yorkshire: Dalesman, 1966.

Midwinter, Eric. Make 'Em Laugh. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1979.

Mullin, Donald. Victorian books. A Record of Significant Productions on the London Stage, 1837-1901. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Munro, John M. The Royal Aquarium: Failure of a Victorian Compromise. Beirut, Lebanon: American U. of Beirut, 1971.

Myers, D.H. The Last Days of Mr. Punch. NY: The McCall Publishing Co., 1971.

Napier, Valantyne. Glossary of Terms Used in Variety (Vaudeville, Revue & Pantomime 1880-1960). Westbury, Wiltshire: The Badger Press, 1996.

Oettermann, Stephan. Trans. Deborah Lucas Schneider. The Panorama: History of a Mass Medium. NY: Zone Books, 1997.

Pearsall, Ronald. Victorian Popular Music. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973.

Pearsall, Ronald. Edwardian Popular Music. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1975.

Pearson, Hesketh. The Last Actor-Managers. London: Methuen, 1950.

Pertwee, Bill. Pertwee's Promenades and Pierrots: One Hundred Years of Seaside Entertainment. North Pomfret, VT: David & Charles, 1979.

Pogson, Rex. Miss Horniman and The Gaiety Theatre, Manchester. London: Rockliff, 1952.

Powell, Kerry. Oscar Wilde and the Theatre of the 1890s. Cambridge: CUP, 1990.

Powell, Kerry. Women and Victorian Theatre. Cambridge: CUP, 1997.

Raby, Peter. The Importance of Being Earnest: A Reader's Companion. NY: Twayne, 1995.

Rees, Terence and David Wilmore. British Theatrical Patents 1801-1900. London: STR, 1996.

Reynolds, Ernest. Early Victorian Drama (1830-1870). 1936. Reprint. NY: Benj. Blom, 1965.

Reynolds, Harry. Minstrel Memories: The Story of Burnt Cork Minstrelsy in Great Britain from 1836 to 1927. London: Alston Rivers, 1928.

Richards, Kenneth & Peter Thomson, eds. Nineteenth Century British Theatre. London: Methuen & Co., 1971.

Rix, Brian. Life in the Farce Lane, or Tragedy with Its Trousers Down. The A to C (Aristophanes to Cooney) of Farce. London: Andre Deutsch, 1995.

Rosenfeld, Sybil. A Short History of Scene Design in Great Britain. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1973.

Rowell, George. Victorian Dramatic Criticism. London: Methuen & Co., 1971.

Rowell, George. The Victorian Theatre. lst ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967; 2nd ed. Cambridge: CUP, 1978.

Rowell, George, ed. books by W.S. Gilbert. Cambridge: CUP, 1982.

Rowell, George. Queen Victoria Goes to the Theatre. London: Paul Elek, 1978.

Rowell, George and Anthony Jackson. The Repertory Movement: A History of Regional Theatre in Britain. Cambridge: CUP, 1984.

Rowell, George. Theatre in the Age of Irving. Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1981.

Rowell, George, ed. books by A.W. Pinero. Cambridge: CUP, 1986.

Rowell, George. The Old Vic Theatre: A History. Cambridge: CUP,1993.

Roy, Donald, ed. books by James Robinson Planché. Cambridge: CUP, 1986.

Salerno, Henry F., ed. English Drama in Transition 1880-1920. NY: Pegasus (paper), 1968.

Sanderson, Michael. From Irving to Olivier. A Social History of the Acting Profession in England, 1880-1983. London: The Athlone Press, 1984.

Senelick, Laureance. Tavern Singing in Early Victorian London: The Diaries of Charles Rice for 1840 and 1850. London: STR, 1997.

Shattuck, Charles H., ed. Bulwer and Macready: A Chronicle of the Early Victorian Theatre. Urbana: U. of Illinois Press, 1958.

Sheridan, Paul. Penny Theatres of Victorian London. London: Dennis Dobson, 1981.

Sherson, Erroll. London's Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century. London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1925.

Shipley, Debra and Mary Peplow. London Theatres and Concert Halls. Aylesbury, Eng.: Shire Album, 1987.

Short, Ernest. Sixty Years of Theatre. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1951.

Smith, James L. Southern, Richard. The Victorian Theatre: A Pictorial Survey. Newton Abbot; David & Charles, 1970.

Speaight, George. Punch and Judy: A History. Boston: books, Inc.,1970.

Speaight, George. The History of the English Puppet Theatre. 2nd ed. Carbondale: SIU Press, 1990.

Speaight, Robert. William Poel and the Elizabethan Revival. London: Heinemann, 1954.

Stedman, Jane W., ed. Gilbert Before Sullivan. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 1967.

Stephens, John Russell. The Censorship of English Drama 1824-1901. Cambridge: CUP, 1980.

Stephens, John Russell. The Profession of the bookwright. British Theatre 1800-1900. Cambridge: CUP, 1992.

Stokes, John. Resistible Theatres: Enterprise and Experiment in the Late Nineteenth Century. London: Paul Elek, 1972.

Stuart, Roxana. Stage Blood: Vampires of the 19th-Century Stage. Bowling Green, OH: BG State U Popular Press, 1995.

Styan, J.L. The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance. Cambridge/NY: CUP, 1996.

Taylor, George, ed. books by Samuel Foote and Arthur Murphy. Cambridge: CUP, 1984.

Taylor, George. bookers and Performances in the Victorian Theatre. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1989.

Taylor, Vic. Reminiscences of a Showman. London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1971.

Thomas, James. The Art of the Actor-Manager: Wilson Barrett and the Victorian Theatre. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1984.

Thompson, Peter,ed. books by Dion Boucicault. Cambridge: CUP, 1984.

Traubner, Richard. Operetta: A Theatrical History. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1983.

Trewin, J.C. The Edwardian Theatre. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1976.

Trussler, Simon. The Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre. Cambridge: CUP, 1994.

Tydeman, William, ed. books by Tom Robertson. Cambridge: CUP, 1982.

Tydeman, William and Steven Price. Wilde/Salome: (books in production) Cambridge/NY:CUP, 1996.

Vlock, Deborah. Dickens, Novel Reading, and the Victorian Popular Theatre. Cambridge/NY: CUP, 1998.

Wearing, J.P. The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of books and bookers. 2 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1976.

Wearing, J.P. The London Stage 1900-1909: A Calendar of books and bookers. 2 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1981.

Weightman, Gavin. Bright Lights, Big City: London Entertained 1830-1950. London: Collins & Brown, 1992.

Weintraub, Stanley, ed. Desmond MacCarthy's The Court Theatre 1904-l907. Coral Gables, Florida: U. of Miami Press, 1966.

Whiteley, Henry Allen Alexander. Memories of Circus, Variety, etc. As I Knew It. Ed. George Speaight. London: STR, 1981.

Wilson, A.E. The Lyceum. London: Dennis Yates, 1952.

Wilson, A.E. East End Entertainment. London: Arthur Barker, 1954.

Wilson, A.E. The Story of Pantomime. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1974; original edition, King Panto. NY: E.P. Dutton, 1935.

Wilson, A.E. Edwardian Theatre. London: Arthur Barker, 1951.

Wilson, A.E. Penny Plain Two Pence Coloured: A History of the Juvenile Drama. lst ed. NY: Macmillan, 1932.

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Worth, Katharine. Oscar Wilde. NY: Grove Press, 1983.

Wylson, Anthony. Design for Leisure Entertainment. London: Newnes-Butterworths, 1980.

Young, G.M. Portrait of an Age: Victorian England. 2nd ed. Oxford: OUP, 1960; reprint 1986.

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