Selby, Charles, active 1801-1848, actor and dramatist

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referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CI (ff. 973). Oct.-Dec. 1842. (1) 'Twankey and Son'. ff. 2-83. (2) 'Anthony and Cleopatra', by C. Selby. ff. 84-109. (3) 'The Belle of the Hotel or American Sketches', by J. B. Buckstone. ff. 110 b, 127 are autograph. f... British Library
creatorOf ‘Caught by the ears’, farcical extravaganza in one act by C. Selby. Licence sent 28 May 1859 for performance at the Strand. Copied by G. Hastings. Published in Lacy’s, vol. 41, no.604. Lacy’s edition includes musical excerpts for piano and voice... British Library
creatorOf 'My friend the major', farce in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 18 September 1854 for performance at the St. James’s 25 September 1854. Signed by Laura Seymour. LCO Day Book Add. 53703 records the stipulation that all oaths be omitted. Pu... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLXXI (ff.1001). May-July 1851. (1) 'Embrassons-nous Folleville!', by E. M. Labiche and P. C. J. A. Lefranc. French. Printed (n.d.). ff. 1-22b. (2) 'Roméo et Marielle', by 'P. F. Pinel Dumanoir', P. Siraudin and L. I. E... British Library
referencedIn LORDS CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXXIV (ff. 813). July-Oct.1838. (1) 'The M.P. for the Rotten Borough!', by M. Lemon. ff. 2-16 b. (2) 'New Notions', by W. B. Bernard. ff. 17-34 b. (3) 'Tarnation Strange or More Jonathans', by 'W. T. Moncrieff'. ff. 3... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXVII (ff. 1052). Jan.-Feb. 1846, except art. 20 (Feb. 1845). (1) 'The Minstrel Boy or the Maniac of the Pyrenees', by G. D. Pitt. ff. 2-71. (2) 'The Phantom Breakfast', by C. Selby. ff. 72-84 b. (3) 'Le Débutant ou l'... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXXIII (ff. 1082). Oct.-Nov. 1846. (1) 'Family Arrangements', by C. Long. ff. 2-51. (2) 'Mary Livingstone or the Maiden's Murder', by G. D. Pitt. ff. 52-108. (3) 'Queen Mary's Bower', by J. R. Planché. ff. 109-127 b. ... British Library
creatorOf 'The marble heart, or, The sculptor's dream', drama in five acts by Charles Selby. Licence sent 15 May 1854 for performance at the Adelphi 18 May 1854. Request for licence written and signed by Benjamin Webster. LCO Day Book Add. 53703 records th... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. XCIV (ff. 940). Jan.-June 1841 (see also 42954, artt. 5, 13, 15, 29), except art. 31 (June 1840). (1) 'The White Milliner', by D. W. Jerrold. ff. 3-32 b. (2) 'The Widow Barnaby', [by T. H. Reynoldson?]. ff. 33-68 b. (3)... 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. CXXVI (ff. 1221). Dec. 1845, except art. 39 (Nov. 1845). (1) 'David Hunt or the Backwodsman (sic) and his Daughter, a Tale of the Paire (sic)' al. 'David, Hunt the Backwoodsman or Life, Love and Jealousy, a Tale of the ... British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, chiefly of British actors, dramatists, authors, musicians, etc., addressed mainly to Morris Barnett, actor and dramatist (b. 1800, d. 1856), and to Wellington Guernsey, song-writer and composer (b. 1817, d. 1885); 182..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXII (ff. 1146). June-Aug. 1845 (see also 43013, art. 24), except art. 11 (May 1845). (1) 'L'Amour en Commandite', by' A. de Leuven', 'Monsieur Brunswick' and 'A. Dennery'. French. Printed (n. d.). ff. 2-9 b. (2) 'L'Ho... British Library
creatorOf 'An hour in Seville', 'original protean sketch' in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 19 February 1858 for performance at the Lyceum 10 March 1858. Also published in Lacy's, vol. 53, no. 795. Keywords: theatre, Spanish characters, food and di... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLXV (ff. 910). July-Oct. 1850. (1) 'The Musician's Daughter or the Lovers of Heidelburg', by J. Courtney. ff. 2-29. (2) ['L'Ebrea' al. 'The Jewess'], by P. Giannone. Italian, with English translation. Printed [1850]. f... British Library
creatorOf ‘The Camberwell brothers, or, The mystic milk man’, a ‘biological prolusion’ in two acts by Charles Selby. Licence sent 10 April 1852 for performance at the Olympic 12 April 1852. Signed by W. Farren. Text includes a number of songs where origina... British Library
creatorOf 'Hotel charges, or, How to cook a biffin', farcical sketch in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 6 October 1853 for performance at the Adelphi 10 October 1853. Request for licence written and signed by Benjamin Webster. Revisions throughout. ... British Library
creatorOf 'The bonnie fish wife', original farce in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 17 September 1858 for performance at the Strand 20 September 1858. Stage directions and cues underlined in red. Published in Lacy's, vol. 37, no. 551,as an 'original... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXIX (ff. 864). Nov.-Dec. 1835. (1) 'The Barbers at Court', by H. Mayhew and G. Smith. ff. 1-41. (2) 'The Jewess!', by J. B. Buckstone. ff. 42-57 b. (3) 'Family Peculiarities' ('Family Peculiarities or the Sisters Three... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. XCV (ff. 927). July-Sept. 1841. (1) 'The Two Jack Sheppards or a Slight Mistake', by C. A. Somerset. ff. 3-58. (2) 'Barnaby Rudge', by C. Selby and C. Melville. ff. 59-171. (3) 'The Rake's Progress', by W. L. Rede (see ... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXIV (ff. 1065). Sept.-Oct. 1845. (1) 'Loyalty or Speke Hall, Lancashire, during the Commonwealth'. ff. 2-79. (2) 'The Golden Lily or the Three Brothers of Bagdad', by G. D. Pitt, Act 1. ff. 80-112. (3) 'Japhet in Sear... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CVIII (ff. 1138). Jan.-Feb. 1844. (1) 'Josephine or the Child of the Regiment' ('Josephine or the Fortune of War'), by J. B. Buckstone. ff. 2-24. (2) 'Mary Graham or a Tale of Sorrow!' altered from 'The Horrors in Winte... British Library
creatorOf 'The drapery question, or, Who's for India', apropos sketch in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 24 October 1857 for performance at the Adelphi 28 October 1857. ‘Proprietor, Benjamin Webster’ written on title page. Includes some later additio... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXXVII (ff. 954). Feb.-March 1847, except art. 4-11 (Feb. 1848). (1) 'The Death of Xavier, the Prussian Brothers or the Victim of the Violet' altered from 'The Prussian Brothers or the Victim of the Violet', by G. D. ... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLIV (ff. 960). April-May 1849. (1) 'Alhamar the Moor or the Brother of Valencia' altered from 'Cavagal or the Brother of Valencia', by E. Fitzball, Act 1 (Acts 2 and 3 form 43017, art. 27). ff. 2-14b. (2) 'The Heart of... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXVI (ff. 1007). Jan.-March 1837, except art. 25 (March 1836). (1) 'The Duchess de la Vallière', by Lord Lytton. Printed (1836). ff. 1-104 b. (2) 'The Wager or how to furnish a House without Money', by J. Parry. ff. 1... British Library
creatorOf 'The court page', original comic drama in two acts by Chas (i.e. Charles) Selby. Licence sent 22 August 1863 for performance at the New Royalty. Incomplete MS. Name and address of L. Fredericks, copyist, 6 Church Street, Soho Square, noted on sc... British Library
creatorOf 'My aunt's husband', original farce in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 27 September 1858 for performance at the Strand. Published in Lacy's, vol. 37, no. 554. MS version contains more detailed stage directions, text and business than the v... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXX (ff. 903). 1837. (1) 'Mr Ferguson' al. 'It's All very well Mr Ferguson but you can't sleep here', by W. E. Suter. ff. 2-25 b. (2) 'Why did he die?' ('Why did you die?'), by C. J. Mathews. ff. 26-72. (3) 'The Love-C..., 1837 British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. XC (ff. 1011). Jan.-March 1840, except artt. 5, 13, 15, 29 (jan.-March 1841). (1) 'Cupid's Diplomacy or Royal Woes and Royal Wooing'. ff. 2-13. (2) 'My Lord is not my Lord' altered from 'Lisette or the Mock Marquis', by... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. XCVIII (ff. 773). March-May 1842 (see also 42963). (1) 'The New Footman', by C. Selby. ff. 2-19. (2) 'Robinson Crusoe', by M. Lemon. fr. 20-38. (3) 'Whittington and his Cat' ('Dick Whittington and his Cat'), by M. Lemon... British Library
creatorOf ‘The elves, or, The statue bride’, ballet extravaganza in two acts by Charles Selby. Licence sent 18 November 1856 for performance at the Adelphi 18 November 1856. Request for licence signed B. Webster. Songs included in MS. Final scene written ... British Library
creatorOf ‘Paris and pleasure! or, Home and happiness’, 'drama fantastique' in four acts by C. Selby. Licence sent 17 November 1859 for performance at the Lyceum on 28 November 1859. Signed Celeste Elliott, sole lessee. LCO Day Book Add. 52703 records the ... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXV (ff. 962). Jan.-March 1835. (1) 'A New Farce' ('A New Farce or a Scene of Confusion'), by J. B. Buckstone. ff. 2-32. (2) 'The Bottle of Champagne'. ff. 33-59. (3) 'Une Mère', by J. F. A. Bayard. French. Printed (183... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CIV (ff. 926). June-Sept. 1843. (1) 'Bertrand l'Horloger ou le Père Job', by 'J. de Prémaray'. French. Printed (1843). ff. 2-15 b. (2) 'The Double Bedded Room', by J. M. Morton. ff. 16-31 b. (3) 'The Little Innocent', b... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXIV (ff. 1043). Sept.-Oct. 1844. (1) 'The Lilly of the Valley or the Dumb Boy of the Mill'. ff. 2-56. (2) 'Mother and Son!'. ff. 57-132. (3) 'Outgeneraled or a Hint to Bachelors' al. 'A Leaf for Bachelors'. ff. 133-149... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXXXI (ff. 953). May-Aug. 1846 (see also 42996, art. 25). (1) 'Stradella', by A. Bunn. ff. 3-37 b. (2) 'The Shipwrecked Mother or the Vow of Silence!' ('Madaline or the Victim of Crime'), by T. Mildenhall, Act 1. ff. 38... British Library
creatorOf 'The king's rival', drama in five acts by 'John Roakes' (i.e., Tom Taylor) and Charles Reade. Licence sent 16 September 1854 for performance at the St. James’s 25 September 1854. Signed by Laura Seymour. Revisions throughout. LCO Day Book Add. 5... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXL (ff. 1048). May-June 1847, except artt. 24-29 (Jan. 1847). (1) 'The Devil's Mount' ('The Devil's Mount or the Female Bluebeard'), by T. H. Higgie. ff. 3-70. (2) 'A Curiosity or the Doomed Entombed', by J. Clarance. ... British Library
creatorOf 'The Spanish dancers, or, The jota Arroganese', terpsichorean burletta in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 12 October 1854 for performance at the St. James’s 16 October 1854. Signed by Laura Seymour. Also published in Lacy's, vol. 49, no. 7... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CIX (ff. 1155). Feb.-March 1844. (1) 'Richard the Third', by J. S. Coyne. ff. 2-19. (2) 'Zopyrus, the Hero of Persia', by W. Cooper. ff. 20-55 b. (3) 'The Twenty Fourth of May!!', by T. H. Reynoldson. Autograph ff. 56-7... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXXIX (ff. 914). Sept.-Dec. 1839. (1) 'Alive and Merry', by C. Dance. ff. 2-36. (2) 'His Last Legs', by W. B. Bernard. ff. 37-67 b. (3) 'The Fairy Lake or the Magic Veil' ('The Fairy Lake or the Enchanted Veil'), by C.... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLA1N'S PLAYS. Vol. CL (ff. 975). Sept.-Nov. 1848. (1) 'First Friendship or a Soldier's March from the Cradle to the Grave', by G. D. Pitt. ff. 2-69. (2) 'Dark Donald, the Idiot of the Cliff, or the Dogs of Loch Lomond', by S. Atkyns. ff. ... British Library
creatorOf 'Fearful tragedy in the Seven Dials', farce in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 30 April 1857 for performance at the Adelphi 4 May 1857. Request for licence signed Benjamin Webster. See Add. 52966 Z. Published in Lacy's, vol. 31, no. 452. ... British Library
creatorOf 'The last of the pigtails', original petite comedy in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 3 September 1858 for performance at the Strand. Stage directions and speaking cues underlined in red. LCO Day Book Add. 52703 records the stipulation tha... 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
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXXVII (ff. 684) March-June 1839. (1) 'Now or never', by G. Dance. ff. 2-22 b. (2) 'My Little Adopted', by N. T. H. Bayly. ff. 23-44 b. (3) 'The Giant of Palestine'. ff. 45-59. (4) 'Our Cousin German' ('Our Cousin Ger... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXVII (ff. 795). July-Oct. 1835. (1) 'The Covenanters' altered from 'The Trooper or the Lowther Mountains', by T. J. Dibdin. ff. 2-26 b. (2) 'La Lectrice ou une Folie de Jeune Homme', by J. F. A. Bayard. French. Printed... 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 'Harold Hawk, or, The convict's vengeance' (altered from 'Jessie Grey'), drama in two acts by Charles Selby. Licence sent 13 September 1858 for performance at the Surrey. Stage directions underlined. Published in Lacy's, vol. 38, no. 559. The La... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. XCIX (ff. 910). April-July 1842 (see also 42962). (1) 'Intimate Friends'. ff. 2-72. (2) 'Jack in the Water or the Ladder of Life', by W. L. Rede, lacking Act 3, Scene 5 and part of Scene 6 (the last page forms 42964, ar... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXXVI (ff. 629). Feb.-March 1839, except art. 16 (Dec. 1838). (1) 'The Foreign Prince' ('The Irish Nigger or the African Prince'), by W. L. Rede. ff. 2-11. (2) 'Oliver Twist', by E. Stirling, Acts 1 and 2. ff. 12-35 b.... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CVI (ff. 1089). Oct.-Dec. 1843. (1) 'The Shark of the Atlantic! or the Fight for the Beacon' al. 'Shark of the Atlantic or the Spectre of the Chapel' al. 'Shark of the Atlantic or the Spectre of the Ruins' altered from ... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXXVIII (ff. 678). June-Sept. 1839. (1) 'The Organ of Order'. ff. 2-17. (2) 'Foreign Airs and Native Graces', by 'W. T. Moncrieff'. ff. 18-30. (3) 'The Loves of Lord Bateman and the Fair Sophia', by C. Selby. ff. 31-70... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CXLIV (ff. 1113). Oct.-Dec. 1847 (see also 43007). (1) 'Une Fille Terrible', by E. Deligny. French. Printed (1846). ff. 2-13b. (2) 'Le Chef-d'OEuvre Inconnu', by C. Lafont. French. Printed (n.d.). ff. 14-25 b. (3) 'Fre... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXIV (ff. 766). Sept.-Dec. 1834. (1) 'My Wife's Bed Room' ('Bed and Board'). ff. 1-15 b. (2) 'The Warden of Galway', by the Rev. E. Groves. ff. 16-85 b. (3) 'The Sylph' ('The Kitchen Sylph'), by J. B. Buckstone. ff. 86-... British Library
creatorOf ‘The young mother’, drama in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 25 February 1859 for performance at the Haymarket on 28 February 1859. Published in Lacy’s, vol. 39, no. 574. The Lacy’s version contains variations from the MS text and more det... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLV (ff. 1061). May-July 1849. (1) 'The Deserter', by T. H. Reynoldson. Autograph (?). ff. 2-52. (2) 'The Witch Wife, a Tale of Malkin Tower', by H. Spicer. ff. 53-107b. (3) 'Wanted, a Title'. ff. 108-125. (4) 'Mooltan... British Library
creatorOf 'Larks in a cage', domestic drama in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 22 August 1863 for performance at the New Royalty. "A domestic drama of harrowing interest" on title page. Line "terrible resistance he must be making" on inner-front cov... British Library
creatorOf 'The poor nobleman', domestic drama in two acts by Charles Selby. Licence sent 25 November 1861 for performance at the St James's. Adapted from Le gentilhomme pauvre, by P. F. Pinel and É. Lafargue. Published in Lacy’s, vol. 53, no. 787. For a... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXXI (ff. 821). Jan.-April 1838. (1) 'Shocking Events', by J. B. Buckstone. ff. 2-19 b. (2) 'The Dancing Barber', by C. Selby. ff. 20-75. (3) 'The Confounded Foreigners', by J. H. Reynolds. ff. 76-106. (4) 'Our Mary An... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. CLXIII (ff. 1116). April-May 1850. (1) 'The Blind Wife', Acts 1 and 2. ff. 2-57. (2) 'Duty and Honour' al. 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' al. 'The Fugitive or Duty and Honour'. ff. 58-136. (3) 'Therèse or the Orphan of Geneva'... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXXXIII (ff.886). May-July 1838. (1) 'Lynn Wives or the Biter's Bit'. ff.2-22 b. (2) 'The Siege of Lynn'. ff. 23-59. (3) 'Mr Pickwick or the Sayings and Doings of Sam Weller', by F. C. Nantz. ff. 60-94 b. (4) 'Le Diades... British Library
referencedIn LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S PLAYS. Vol. LXVIII (ff. 849). Oct.-Nov. 1835. (1) 'The Muleteer's Vow', [by J. T. Haines or T. J. Serle]. ff. 2-35. (2) Address for Harriette D. Taylor. ff. 36-37 b. (3) 'The Yellow Kids', by M. Barnett. ff. 38-56. (4) 'The Mill of... British Library
creatorOf ‘My sister from India’, farce in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 31 December 1851 for performance at the Strand 1 January 1852. Includes performances of the songs ‘Youth in wrinkles’, and ‘Soldiers, comrades.’ The latter is noted in the te... British Library
creatorOf 'The pet lamb', comedietta in one act by Charles Selby. Licence sent 4 September 1860 for performance at the Strand. MS written in more than one hand, signed by the copyists, E. and J. Hastings, 9 University Street, Tottenham Court Road. Not list... British Library
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