George Dibdin Pitt


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Noun1.George Dibdin Pitt - a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)George Dibdin Pitt - a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
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When I asked Jim if he could recommend a publisher that would be interested in my edition of George Dibdin Pitt's 1847 Sweeney Todd, his immediate response was to solicit it for Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Film.
George Dibdin Pitt's play, first staged in 1847, laid the foundation for innumerable subsequent versions of the Sweeney Todd tale, many of which critiqued dominant cultural values.
The work was adapted into a popular Victorian stage melodrama, A String of Pearls, or the Fiend of Fleet Street (1847), by George Dibdin Pitt; it was later retitled Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
This is a scholarly edition of the Lord Chamberlain's Plays manuscript of The String of Pearls by George Dibdin Pitt as submitted for licensing on February 15, 1847 and held in the British Library.
When George Dibdin Pitt died in 1855, his obituary in The Era claimed that he wrote '700 melo-dramas, farces, and extravaganzas' in his twenty-five year career (Moore 299).
This special edition of Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film makes available for the first time a transcript of the manuscript of the first Sweeney Todd melodrama, George Dibdin Pitt's adaptation of The String of Pearls, or The Fiend of Fleet Street, edited and with an introduction by Sharon Aranofsky Weltman.
'George Dibdin Pitt: Actor and Playwright.' Theatre Notebook 52.1 (1998), 24-37.
George Dibdin Pitt's The String of Pearls, was performed at the Britannia Saloon for one week commencing on 1 March, 1847, and then was moved to second place on the bill for a further week.