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My Turn Next, before 1874

 Item — Small Collection Box: 5, Envelope: 3
Identifier: Series-213-C

Scope and Contents

Victorian-era drawing room play, also called an exhibition and parlor drama. Drawing room plays were developed during the Victorian period in the U.K. and were designed for entertaining guests in the drawing room of one's home. They include instructions for simple costumes and props as well as stage directions.

My Turn Next tells the story of Taraxicum Twitters, a village apothecary, just married and extremely timid. It illustrates the difficulties he encounters through marrying in haste and promises that his sufferings are "excruciatingly funny."

This farce in one act, written by Thomas J. Williams, part of the Star Drama series, is undated but published by T.S. Denison (Chicago) presumably before the author's death in 1874.


  • Publication: before 1874

Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.


0.033 Cubic Feet (1 of 3 plays in a small collection envelope)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of this item is unclear. It was transferred to the County Archives in 1999 by the Golden Landmarks Association with two other plays and several other unrelated records.

Related Materials

Series 213-A: Initiating a Granger and Series 213-B: The Mischievous Nigger

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

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