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Playbills (Posters)


  • Posters or single-sheet programs advertising a theatrical performance, usually listing the cast. For booklets that provide a description of a performance and its cast and crew, and are typically distributed to audience members, see [Theater programs.]

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    • Playbills (Posters)
  • Variants

    • Broadsides (Posters)
    • Theater playbills (Posters)
    • Theater posters
    • Theatre playbills (Posters)
    • Theatre posters
    • Theatrical playbills (Posters)
    • Theatrical posters
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  • Sources

    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 24, 2014(playbill: A printed poster or circular advertising the performance of a play, usually indicating the names of the actors and actresses cast in the leading roles. Also, a program for a play or other theatrical entertainment, printed on a single sheet.)
    • found: Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, July 24, 2014(Playbills. Use for single-sheet items advertising plays, usually announcing the cast. BT Broadsides. RT Cast lists; Plays; Theater programs)
    • found: Thesaurus for graphic materials, via WWW, July 24, 2014(Playbills. Scope Note: Programs printed on one sheet for plays or theatrical entertainments. BT Broadsides. RT Theater programs. Theatrical posters)
    • found: Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004:p. 63 (playbill: poster announcing a play; (US) theatre programme)
    • found: Merriam-Webster online, June 26, 2014(playbill: a poster or piece of paper that advertises a play)
    • found: Dictionary.com, June 26, 2014(playbill: a program or announcement of a play)
    • found: Collins English dictionary - complete & unabridged 10th edition, via WWW, June 26, 2014(playbill: 1. a poster or bill advertising a play 2. the programme of a play)
    • found: Oxford dictionaries website, June 26, 2014(playbill 1. A poster announcing a theatrical performance. 1.1. North American: A theater program)
    • found: Oxford learner's dictionaries website, June 26, 2014(playbill 1 a printed notice advertising a play 2 (North American English) a theatre programme)
    • found: Webster's new world college dictionary, via WWW, June 26, 2014(playbill. 1. a poster or circular advertising a play. 2. a program of a play, listing the cast, staff, etc.)
    • found: LCSH(Playbills. BT Broadsides; Posters. RT Theater programs; also: Theatrical posters. UF Theater posters. BT Playbills; Posters)
    • found: The beggar on horseback : Feb. 12-13, Meany Hall, 1926(Poster promoting University of Washington student production of George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly's play, "Beggar on Horseback," presented at Meany Hall on February 12-13, 1926. It features a large, stylized image of a figure riding a horse and is signed: M. Bayley (possibly Mildred Bayley, a graduating senior in Fine Arts).)
  • General Notes

    • Posters or single-sheet programs advertising a theatrical performance, usually listing the cast. For booklets that provide a description of a performance and its cast and crew, and are typically distributed to audience members, see [Theater programs.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Theater programs]
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2017-09-19: revised
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