Johnstone, John Beer, active 1845-1881, actor and dramatist

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creatorOf ‘The house on the bridge, or, The storm, the fire and the ball’, drama in three acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 22 October 1852 for performance at the Standard 1 November 1852. LCO Day Book Add. 53703 records the stipulation that oaths be om... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXXVIII (ff. 873). March-April 1847. (1) 'Irène ou le Magnétisme', by A. E. Scribe and 'Monsieur Lockroy'. French. Printed (1847). ff. 2-19 b. (2) 'Athalie', by J. B. Racine (see also 42884, art. 15). French. Printed ... British Library
creatorOf 'The very latest edition of the Cooleen Drawn from a novel source, or, The great sensation diving belle', burlesque in one act by Martin Dutnall and J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 5 October 1861 for performance at the Surrey. LCO Day Book Add. 5270... British Library
creatorOf 'The seven poor travellers', drama in three acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 25 January 1855 for performance at the Surrey 29 January 1855. Songs included in MS. Also see Add. 52952 J, 52952 L and 52953 G. Keywords: literature and literary ... British Library
creatorOf 'Pedrillo, or, A search for two fathers', drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 24 October 1857 for performance at the Marylebone 16 November 1857. Cover of each act signed J. B. Johnstone. Acts appear to have been posted separately ... British Library
creatorOf 'Pride and poverty, or, The real poor of London', drama in two acts by Ben Barnett and J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 3 March 1857 for performance at the Strand. Not listed in Nicoll. Keywords: London, poverty, working class characters, debt and i... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXIII (ff. 1206). Aug.-Sept. 1844. (1) 'Gramachree Molly or the Bodach of the Boyne', by G. D. Pitt. ff. 2-52. (2) 'Woman's Life and Trials of the Heart or the Witch and the Spectre', by G. D. Pitt. ff. 53-113 b. (3) 'S... British Library
creatorOf Play by John Beer Johnstone, actor and dramatist; submitted i John Beer Johnstone: 1873, 1873 British Library
creatorOf Play by John Beer Johnstone, actor and dramatist; submitted: 1878, 1878 British Library
creatorOf Monsieur Chapolard, ou, Le Lovelace dans un grand embarras, comedy-vaudeville in one act by 'MM. Duvert, Lauzanne et Paulin' (i.e., F. A. Duvert, A. T. de Lauzanne de Vauxroussel, and Paul Dupont). Printed. French. Licence sent 23 April 1859 for ... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXLIII (ff. 1007). Oct.-Nov. 1847 (see also 43008), except art. 7 (April 1846). (1) 'Morning Calls'. ff. 2-18. (2) 'The Traveller's Room', by E. Fitzball. fF. 19-42b. (3) 'Shooting the Moon', by F. F. Cooper. ff. 43-86.... British Library
creatorOf 'Goody goose, or, Harlequin Greenheart and the good boy who helped the poor old woman home from market', pantomime by C. H. Hazlewood and J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 16 December 1858 for performance at the Marylebone. Cover signed Chr. J. H. Cav... British Library
creatorOf 'The Burgomaster's daughter; or, The fog fiend and the fairy mountain' ('The barge master's daughter'), extravaganza in one act by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 21 May 1863 for performance at the Marylebone. "Property of T. H. Cave, Marylebone the... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXVIII (ff. 1072). Feb.-April 1846 (see also 43007, art. 7). (1) 'Crusaders' al. 'The Betrothed, a Tale of the Crusades', by A. Bunn. ff. 3-74 b. (2) 'The Marble Maiden or Playing at Marbles' al. 'Playing at Marbles', ... British Library
creatorOf Play by John Beer Johnstone, actor and dramatist; submitted: 1881, 1881 British Library
creatorOf 'Harlequin green beetle, or, The three princesses of pumkin', opening of pantomime by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 30 November 1858 for performance at the Queen's Theatre, Manchester. Words for songs given. Keywords: Press, royalty, magic, jews,... British Library
creatorOf 'Avarice' ('Father Hardbargain'), drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 24 October 1857 for performance at the Surrey. Cover signed Messrs. Shepherd and Creswick. LCO Day Book Add. 53073 records the stipulation that the line, 'It will... British Library
creatorOf ‘The mould of mould manor, or, A ghost story’ original drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 30 August 1856 for performance at the Surrey 30 August 1856. Keywords: family relationships, military, crime, murder, supernatural, servants.... British Library
creatorOf 'The devil on town', drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 13 April 1863 for performance at the Surrey. LCO Day Book Add. 52703 records date of licence as 14 April and title as 'Devil in Town', under which title the play is listed in ... British Library
creatorOf Play by John Beer Johnstone, actor and dramatist; submitted: 1879f. 158 Clara Anastasia Novello afterw. Gigliucci, daughter of V. Novello; soprano: Letter to W. Ayrton,: 1879, 1879 British Library
creatorOf ‘The Holly Tree Inn, or, A Christmas story’, drama in three acts. Licence sent 5 January 1856 for performance at the Strand 7 January 1856. Songs included in MS. See also Add. 52958 G and 52958 O. Keywords: literature and literary reference, pu... British Library
creatorOf 'Paved with gold', drama in three acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 11 September 1858 for performance at the Victoria 20 September 1858. Request for licence written by Isaac Cohen and signed 'J. J. Towers'. The play is based on the novel Pave... British Library
creatorOf 'St. Anne's night', drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 10 November 1862 for performance at the Surrey. MS written in more than one hand. Entitled, 'St. Anne's night, or, The smuggler of the abbey', in Nicoll.ff. 19.John Beer Johns... British Library
creatorOf 'Bow Bells, or, The Alderman's last wish', drama in three acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 27 May 1863 for performance at the City of London Theatre.ff. 35.John Beer Johnstone, actor and dramatist: Plays by, submitted: 1852-1867. British Library
creatorOf ‘Scenes and speeches included to be introduced into the Standard Theatre version of ‘The betting boy’s career’ to be produced at the Queen’s Theatre.’ Licence sent 14 September 1852 for performance at the Queen’s. Title page signed by C. F. James. ... British Library
creatorOf ‘How we live, or, London labour and the London poor’, drama in three acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 18 March 1856 for performance at the Surrey 24 March 1856. LCO Day Book Add. 53703 lists title as ‘How we live in the world of London’. Cov... British Library
creatorOf ‘Tafelhausen, or, The legend of a lawyer’, drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 18 March 1856 for performance at the Surrey 24 March 1856. LCO Day Book Add. 53073 records the stipulation that the words ‘Lord’ and ‘Oh Lord’ be omitted... British Library
creatorOf 'Aurora Floyd', prologue and drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 20 April 1863 for performance at the Marylebone. For other versions, see Add. 53020 O, 53021 A, 53022 G, and 53021 J.ff. 32.John Beer Johnstone, actor and dramatist: P... British Library
creatorOf ‘Harlequin and Robin Redbreast, or, Prince Cock Sparrow’, pantomime by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 25 November 1859 for performance at the Queen’s, Manchester. Signed by the copyist J. H. Doyne (?), Manchester. Contains words for songs. Keywor... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXIII (ff. 1169). Aug.-Sept. 1845. (1) 'The Rover's Secret or the Bridge of St Martin', by E. Stirling. Autograph. ff. 2-40 b. (2) Address for the Royal Albert Saloon. ff. 41-44 b. (3) 'The White Slave or Murder and Mi... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXLIX (ff. 1047). June-Sept. 1848 (see also 43021, art. 1), except art. 24 (July 1845). (1) 'Les Égarements d'une Canne et d'un Parapluie', by F. A. Duvert and A. T. de Lauzanne de Vauxroussel. French. Printed (1843). f..., 1845-1848 British Library
creatorOf ‘The railroad of life, or, A parliamentary express’, drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 23 September 1859 for performance at the Effingham. Keywords: gipsies, family relationships, widows, servants, poverty, popular song, Portsmou... British Library
creatorOf 'Ben Bolt', drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 23 March 1854 for performance at the Surrey Theatre 28 March 1854. Request for licence written and signed by stage manager. Signed by Messrs. Shepherd and Creswick, lessees. LCO Day ... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXX (ff. 1135). April-May 1845 (see also 42983). (1) 'Who's the Papa? or my New Counterpane'. ff. 2-45. (2) 'L'Habeas Corpus ou Liberté Libertas', by C. Varin and 'L. Boyer'. French. Printed [1845]. ff. 46-55 b. (3) 'Le... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXI (ff. 1166). May-June 1845. (1) 'London by Night', by C. Selby. ff. 2-59. (2) 'The Old Fleete Prison or the Widow and her Suitors', by F. F. Cooper. ff. 60-101. (3) 'Fi Fi or the King of the Conjugal Islands', by 'W... British Library
creatorOf ‘Under a cloud’, drama in two acts with prologue, by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 9 May 1859 for performance at the Effingham. MS in more than one hand. Actors’ names added in pencil to the list of dramatis personae. LCO Day Book Add. 52703 rec... British Library
creatorOf ‘Will o’ the wisp, or, The doomed of Dyneley Chase’, drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 25 February 1859 to be performed on 28 February 1859 at the Effingham Saloon. Cover signed Morris AbrahaMS See also Add. 52979 S. Keywords: l... British Library
creatorOf 'The bells of Shandon, or, The banks of the Lee', drama in five acts. Licence sent 9 September 1863 for performance at the Standard. Paste-ins and corrections in ink. Additions to missing text in different hand on ff. 49v. "Standard, Board Bills... British Library
creatorOf ‘Minnigrey’, drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone. Licence sent 12 April 1852 for performance at the Standard 12 April 1852. For another version, see Add. 52931 P and 52931 Y. The LCO Day Book Add. 53703 does not record any stipulations about cha... British Library
creatorOf 'The old woman who lived in a shoe, or, Harlequin Miller of the River Dee and the fairies of the barley sugar bowers', pantomime by J. B. Johnstone (with music by L. Giorgi). Licence sent 17 December 1861 for performance at the Marylebone. Include... British Library
creatorOf 'The sailor of France, or, The republicans of Brest', drama in two acts by J. B. Johnstone, possibly in collaboration with J. Courtney. Licence sent 22 November 1853 for performance at the Surrey 28 November 1853. Published in Lacy's, vol. 17, no.... British Library
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