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PLANCHÉ, James Robinson (1796--1880)
Olympic revels: or Prometheus and Pandora; a mythological, allegorical, burletta, in one act; not translated from the French, but borrowed from the English of George Colman, the younger, the heads being taken from that gentleman's tale of "The sun poker." By J.R. Planché and Charles Dance. First performed at Madame Vestris' Royal Olympic Theatre, on Monday, January 3, 1831.
London: R. Wilkes; J. Andrews; and Simpkin and Marshall, 1834.
[2], ii, [2], 18 p. ; 16.0 cm. (8°)

Written for, and first performed at, the opening night of Madame Vestris' lease of the Olympic Theatre in 1831. "The performers were dressed in correct classical costume, and with the popular lessee in the chief rôle the piece was a great success." (DNB, s.v. Planché, J.R.).

Copy Notes With the original green paper wrappers present, the upper of which reads 'Madame Vestris's Royal Olympic Theatre. Olympic Revels. February, 1834. - Price 1s.'; the lower announcing the publication of two further librettos. The publisher R. Wilkes wrote to Soane on 2 April 1834 submitting Two Numbers of a New / Dramatic Publication, ... for the inspec-/ tion of Sir J. Soane, in hopes that he would become a subscriber, but it is not clear whether the present work is one of the Classical Bur-/ letta's enclosed. (Priv. Corr. XVI.F.136).

Binding Bound in a numbered series of late 19th century half calf pamphlet volumes. (Archive, Trustees' Minutes 18 June 1866). With binder's stamp 'Bound By Mansell' on front pastedown.

Reference Number 3051


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