Saturday, June 17, 2006

Penny Dreadfuls Influence?

I have often wondered whether the penny dreadful had any influence on the early toy theatre, as did the legitimate theatre?

1 comment:

  1. Penny Dreadfuls were part of the same milieu of inexpensive printing. Most likely similar material appeared on stage, as toy theatre and in print about the same time. The toy theatre was probably aimed at a slightly higher class of young consumer, while trashy fiction had wider appeal.