Explore the Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library – a unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824. Larpent preserved the original submissions, over 2,500 of which are presented here. Also included are the diaries of Larpent’s wife and professional collaborator Anna, recording her criticisms of plays, as well as insights into theatrical culture and English society. Hundreds of further documents including playbills, theatre records and correspondence provide social context.

Database Type: Archival Collections Interface Language: English Materials Language: English Subject: Art & Architecture, English, Playscripts, Theater, Theater -- Plays, Theater -- Reviews & Criticism Broad Category: Arts, Humanities, Languages & Literatures