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Bob’s Electrical Theatre (1906)

- May 29, 2019 in electricity, puppets, Segundo Chomón, theatre

Very early animation in which puppets get up to various routines, including wrestling, fencing, and what appears to be a short bout of bum smacking.

The Legs of the Opera (ca. 1862)

- May 24, 2016 in ballet, carte de visite, collage, legs, mosaic, opera, theatre

An unusual creation from the studio of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, the French photographer known for inventing the hugely popular carte de visite.

The Legs of the Opera (ca. 1862)

- May 24, 2016 in ballet, carte de visite, collage, legs, mosaic, opera, theatre

An unusual creation from the studio of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, the French photographer known for inventing the hugely popular carte de visite.

The Legs of the Opera (ca. 1862)

- May 24, 2016 in ballet, carte de visite, collage, legs, mosaic, opera, theatre

An unusual creation from the studio of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, the French photographer known for inventing the hugely popular carte de visite.

Machiavelli, Comedian

- August 5, 2015 in comedy, Drama, Lucretius, Machiavelli, Mandragola, mandrake, Philosophy, Plays, sexism, Terence, theatre

Most familiar today as the godfather of Realpolitik and as the eponym for all things cunning and devious, the Renaissance thinker Niccolò Machiavelli also had a lighter side, writing as he did a number of comedies. Christopher S. Celenza looks at perhaps the best known of these plays, Mandragola, and explores what it can teach us about the man and his world.

Highlights from Folger Shakespeare Library’s Release of almost 80,000 Images

- August 13, 2014 in acting, actors, opera, Plays, shakespeare, theatre

Highlights from the Folger Shakespeare Library's Digital Image Collection, released now under a Creative Commons Share-Alike license.

Highlights from Folger Shakespeare Library’s Release of almost 80,000 Images

- August 13, 2014 in acting, actors, opera, Plays, shakespeare, theatre

Highlights from the Folger Shakespeare Library's Digital Image Collection, released now under a Creative Commons Share-Alike license.

Cabinet Card Photographs from the Harvard Theatre Collection

- August 5, 2014 in buffalo bill wild west show, cabinet cards, mark twain, theatre

HOUGHTON LIBRARY, HARVARD UNIVERISTY - John Overholt shines a spotlight on a few examples from the eclectic lot of cabinet card photographs found in the Harvard Theatre Collection, a series of images which are currently making their way onto Wikimedia Commons courtesy of the Wikipedian in Residence scheme.

Cabinet Card Photographs from the Harvard Theatre Collection

- August 5, 2014 in buffalo bill wild west show, cabinet cards, mark twain, theatre

HOUGHTON LIBRARY, HARVARD UNIVERISTY - John Overholt shines a spotlight on a few examples from the eclectic lot of cabinet card photographs found in the Harvard Theatre Collection, a series of images which are currently making their way onto Wikimedia Commons courtesy of the Wikipedian in Residence scheme.

Cabinet Card Photographs from the Harvard Theatre Collection

- August 5, 2014 in cabinet cards, Curator's Choice, Featured, Public Domain, theatre

John Overholt, Curator at Houghton Library, shines a spotlight on a few examples from the eclectic lot of cabinet card photographs found in the Harvard Theatre Collection, a series of images which are currently making their way onto Wikimedia Commons courtesy of the Wikpiedian in Residence scheme.