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PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETORS,
By A. J. Valpy, Tooke's Court, Chancery Lane.
PUBLISHED BY HENRY COLBURN, CONDUIT STREET, HANOVER SQUARE;
Price 10s. 6d. Boards.
SINCE the publication of the motives which induced the proprietors to establish this work, it has been often suggested to them that their object would be more effectually promoted, were they to allow the insertion of plays which have not been offered for representation: for there are many dramatic writers who abstain from applying to the managers, and others who, although they have had plays rejected, continue to prosecute their study of the art without any expectation of theatrical patronage.
As it is the wish of the proprietors of the Rejected Theatre to render it, in every possible way, a vehicle for bringing forth talents, at present unknown, and by this means to promote the REFORMATION OF THE STAGE, they have enlarged their plan accordingly.
They have seen, with regret, that some persons who affect to be interested in the property of the playhouses have been attempting, through the medium of the newspapers, to represent the Rejected Theatre as directed in spleen against the managers. They did not expect such a return for an attempt to render the stage more interesting, and, consequently, thereby to improve the mercenary speculations of those sort of persons: but it is impossible to provide against the misconceptions of folly and ignorance. They expect that their readers, and even the managers, as well as the actors, will do justice to the liberality of their plan and motives. Rej. Th.