Speaight, George

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SPEAIGHT, George. British, b. 1914. Genres: History, Theatre, Travel/ Exploration. Career: General Ed. of Publs., Society for Theatre Research, London, 1970-91. Ed., Rainbird Publishing Group, London, 1960-73; Co- Ed., Theatre Notebook, London, 1969-76. Publications: Juvenile Drama: The History of the English Toy Theatre, 1947; The History of the English Puppet Theatre, 1955; Professional and Literary Memoirs of Charles Dibdin the Younger, 1956; The History of the English Toy Theatre, 1969; Punch and Judy: A History, 1970; Bawdy Songs of the Early Music Hall, 1975; The Book of Clowns, 1980; A History of the Circus, 1981; The Life and Travels of Richard Barnard, Marionette Proprietor, 1981; Memories of Circus, Variety, etc. by Henry Whiteley, 1981; The New Shell Guide to Britain, 1985; Collecting Theatre Memorabilia, 1988; Off the Beaten Track in Germany, 1989. Address: 6 Maze Rd, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3DA, England.