Welcome to Eighteenth Century Drama

A unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, and hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays, featuring:

  • John Larpent Collection of Plays from the Huntington Library
  • Supplementary documents including Anna Larpent Diaries
  • The London Stage, 1660-1800
  • A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800