The Flying Dutchman;

[Fitzball [formerly Ball] (Edward)]

The Flying Dutchman;

or, the Phantom Ship: A Grand Melo-Dramatic Romance, in Three Acts.

Description: slight staining from half way through, pp. 24, 12mo, disbound

Publication Details: Printed [by E. Spragg] for I. Jameson, [?1827]

Notes: There were numerous editions of this highly successful play, though this seems to be the only one where it is neither 'a Nautical Drama' or 'a Nautical Burletta'. Nautical melodramas were Fitzball's forte. Later on he invented 'a magic lantern projection from backstage onto gauze of the ghostly vessel, which grew larger, approaching the land, as the lantern retreated on its tracks further upstage. This saved the theatre the materials and labour involved in building a very large model of a ship on stage, the usual practice. If the claim is correct, this would have been the first use of back pro...more

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Price: £400

Subject: Literature

Published Date: [?1827]

Stock Number: 65026

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