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Title The Barber's Petition
Date 29 Apr 1796
Licence Application Date 29 Apr 1796
Document Type Play  
Library/Archive The Huntington Library  
Collection Name John Larpent Plays
Reference LA1127
Language English
Document Description A recitation of a "Barber's Petition," which explores the nuances of contemporary occupations.
Theme Courtship, Family & Domestic Life  Modes of Performance: Costume, Scenography & Spectacle  
Theatre Covent Garden Theatre  
Theatre Manager Harris, Thomas  
Lord Chamberlain Cecil, James (1st Marquess of Salisbury)  
Examiner at time of Licence Application Larpent, John  
Genre Recitation  
Keywords rhyme  recitative  family  song  
Additional Information Manuscript dated 1796. According to John Payne Collier in Biographia Dramatica "The Barber's Petition with a song was licensed by Larpent on 29 April 1796 probably for some benefit."
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