Front cover image for Tony Pastor Collection, 1861-1908 (bulk 1866-1890)

Tony Pastor Collection, 1861-1908 (bulk 1866-1890)

The bulk of the collection consists of scripts and actors' sides for more than one hundred sketches, burlesques, and pantomimes dating from pastor's earliest days as the manager of Tony Pastor's Opera House in 1866 on up to his heyday at the Fourteenth Street Theatre in the 1880s. The range of topics is narrow, with rags to riches stories and abductions being common. Many of the unsigned sketches may have been written by Pastor himself. Identified authors include John F. Poole, Charles F. Seabert, James Coleman Glynn, and J.C. Stewart
Archival Material, English, 1861