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 Jack B. Yeats, 'Miniature theatre notebook', 1900-1902

The Anne Yeats gift (1996) included the manuscripts of Jack B. Yeats’s literary output together with first editions of his works for miniature theatre, novels, and plays. This image of the character Timothy Coombewest is from a miniature theatre notebook from the turn of the 19th century which contains the manuscript, set designs, and cut-out cardboard characters for the play Timothy Combewest or Esmerelda Grande. This notebook also includes an essay ‘My miniature theatre’ in which Yeats explains that ‘every Christmas for a number of years it has been my habit to entertain the children of the valley in which I live and for their amusement I set up my miniature stage…’ he goes on to describe how he creates the productions.