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Melville Collection

Plays: Bad Woman Dramas

Written by Frederick Melville and Walter Melville, the 'bad woman dramas' were plays with a strong moral theme, very much suited to the tastes of the day.

You can also view a list of the other plays in the collection.

Play texts are included in LibrarySearch; for programmes and playbills use the theatre collections search.

Publicity postcards are available for a number of these plays: accession code: UKC/MEL/PUBMA - use theatre collections search.

Title First production Theatre Author
The great world of London
item number: 0599878
31 October 1898 Standard Theatre, London Walter Melville
The worst woman in London
item number: 0599714
publicity postcard available
23 October 1899 Standard Theatre, London Walter Melville
On Her Majesty's service
item number: 0599817
22 January 1900 Unknown Walter Melville
World of sin or When a woman is married
item number: 0599892
5 November 1900 Standard Theatre, London Walter Melville
In a woman's grip
item number: 0599882
7 October 1901 Standard Theatre, London Frederick Melville
That wretch of a woman
item number: 0599890
4 November 1901 Standard Theatre, London Walter Melville
Her second time on earth
item number: 0599881
9 October 1902 Standard Theatre, London Walter Melville
Between two women
item number: 0599868
27 October 1902 Terriss's Theatre, Rotherhithe Frederick Melville
A girl's cross roads
item number: 0599876
publicity postcard available
5 October 1903 Unknown Walter Melville
The female swindler
item number: 0599870
publicity postcard available
12 October 1903 Terriss's Theatre, Rotherhithe Walter Melville
Her forbidden marriage
item number: 0599879
publicity postcard available
4 April 1904 Terriss's Theatre, Rotherhithe Frederick Melville
A disgrace to her sex
item number: 0599869
23 May 1904 Terriss's Theatre, Rotherhithe Walter Melville
The girl who lost her character
item number: 0599872
publicity postcard available
10 October 1904 Standard Theatre, London Walter Melville
The ugliest woman on earth
item number: 0599891
publicity postcard available
14 November 1904 Terriss's Theatre, Rotherhithe Frederick Melville
A wheel of fortune
item number: 0599736
1 September 1905 Unknown Walter Melville
The beast and the beauty
item number: 0599727
9 October 1905 Standard Theatre, London Frederick Melville
The girl who took the wrong turning
item number: 0599873
publicity postcard available
1 October 1906 Standard Theatre, London Walter Melville
The soldier's wedding
item number: 0599889
publicity postcard available
8 October 1906 Terriss's Theatre, Rotherhithe Walter Melville
The drunkard's story
item number: 0599731
December 1906 Terriss's Theatre, Rotherhithe Walter Melville
Her road to ruin
item number: 0599880
publicity postcard available
20 May 1907 Terriss's Theatre, Rotherhithe Frederick Melville
The girl who wrecked his home
item number: 0599874
30 September 1907 Standard Theatre, London Walter Melville
The murderer December 1907 Unknown Walter Melville
Married to the wrong man
item number: 0599883
publicity postcard available
3 August 1908 Elephant & Castle Theatre, London Frederick Melville
The beggar girl's wedding
item number: 0599867
publicity postcard available
19 October 1908 Elephant & Castle Theatre, London Walter Melville
The bad girl of the family
item number: 0599866
publicity postcard available
4 October 1909 Adelphi Theatre, London Frederick Melville
The sins of London
item number: 0599888
14 September 1910 Lyceum Theatre, London Walter Melville
The shop soiled girl
item number: 0599886
3 October 1910 Elephant & Castle Theatre, London Walter Melville
The monk and the woman
item number: 0599884
publicity postcard available
28 February 1912 Lyceum Theatre, London Frederick Melville
Monte Christo
item number: 0599840
1912 Prince's Theatre, London Walter and Frederick Melville
Monte Christo 1916 Lyceum Theatre, London Walter and Frederick Melville
2 October 1918 Lyceum Theatre, London Walter Melville
Is life worth living Unknown Unknown Walter and Frederick Melville

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