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Theatre is that branch of the performing arts concerned with the creation of stories or narratives for (or with) an audience using combinations of acting, speech, gesture, music, dance, object manipulation, sound and spectacle — indeed, any one or more elements of the other performing arts. In addition to standard narrative dialogue style, theatre takes such forms as opera, musicals, ballet, mime, kabuki, classical Indian dance, Chinese opera, mummers' plays, improvisation, story theater and pantomime.

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The Country Wife is a Restoration comedy from 1675 by William Wycherley. A product of the tolerant early Restoration period, the play reflects an aristocratic and anti-Puritan ideology, and was controversial for its sexual explicitness even in its own time. Even its title contains a lewd pun. Based on several plays by Molière, it turns on two indelicate plot devices: a rake's trick of pretending impotence in order to safely have clandestine affairs with married women, and the arrival in London of an inexperienced young "country wife", with her discovery of the joys of town life, especially the fascinating London men. The scandalous trick and the frank language have for much of the play's history kept it off the stage and out of print. Between 1753 and 1924, The Country Wife was considered too outrageous to be performed at all and was replaced on the stage by David Garrick's cleaned-up and bland version The Country Girl. The original play is again a stage favourite today, and is also acclaimed by academic critics, who praise its linguistic energy, sharp social satire, and openness to different interpretations.
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Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician, short story writer, and playwright. His brief playwriting career produced four classics of the repertoire, while his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife," he once said, "and literature is my mistress". Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896; but the play was revived to acclaim by Konstantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Uncle Vanya and premiered Chekhov’s last two plays, The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a special challenge to an acting ensemble, and they also challenge audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a "theatre of mood" and a "submerged life in the text". Not everyone appreciated that challenge: Leo Tolstoy reportedly told Chekhov, "You know, I cannot abide Shakespeare, but your plays are even worse". Tolstoy did, however, admire Chekhov's short stories. Chekhov had at first written stories only for the money, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique, later exploited by Virginia Woolf and other modernists, combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure.
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All the world's a stage / And all the men and women merely players / They have their exits and their entrances / And one man in his time plays many parts ... — William Shakespeare, "All the world's a stage", As You Like It
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    A Scene from Troilus and Cressida - Angelica Kauffmann
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    A Wilde time 3
  • A. Hamid Arief, c. 1960
    A. Hamid Arief, c. 1960
  • Adolphe-Joseph-Louis Alizard from Le Charivari
    Adolphe-Joseph-Louis Alizard from Le Charivari
  • Advertisement for the music score of La Bohème, 1895
    Advertisement for the music score of La Bohème, 1895
  • Aida poster colors fixed
    Aida poster colors fixed
  • Al quartiere latino, bozzetto di Adolf Hohenstein per La Bohème (1896) - Archivio Storico Ricordi ICON000086 - Restoration
    Al quartiere latino, bozzetto di Adolf Hohenstein per La Bohème (1896) - Archivio Storico Ricordi ICON000086 - Restoration
  • Albert Pierre-René Maignan - Jules Massenet - Ariane
    Albert Pierre-René Maignan - Jules Massenet - Ariane
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    Albert Reiss LOC ggbain-25651
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    Alexandre Charles Lecocq - Giuseppe Verdi - La forza del destino
  • Alexandre Fragonard - Scène de L'orage (Barbier de Séville)
    Alexandre Fragonard - Scène de L'orage (Barbier de Séville)
  • Alexandre Lacauchie - Gilbert Duprez as Gaston in Verdi's Jérusalem
    Alexandre Lacauchie - Gilbert Duprez as Gaston in Verdi's Jérusalem
  • Alfons Mucha - 1896 - La Dame aux Camélias - Sarah Bernhardt
    Alfons Mucha - 1896 - La Dame aux Camélias - Sarah Bernhardt
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    Alfredo Edel - Jules Massenet - Le mage
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    Alice Neilsen's production of Victor Herbert's The Fortune Teller
  • Amilcare Ponchielli (before 1886) - Archivio Storico Ricordi FOTO000794 - Restoration
    Amilcare Ponchielli (before 1886) - Archivio Storico Ricordi FOTO000794 - Restoration
  • Arizona - 1907 poster
    Arizona - 1907 poster
  • Atelier Nadar - Fly scene from Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers with Jeanne Granier as Eurydice and Eugène Vauthier as Jupiter, 1887 revival, wide-angle shot
    Atelier Nadar - Fly scene from Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers with Jeanne Granier as Eurydice and Eugène Vauthier as Jupiter, 1887 revival, wide-angle shot
  • Atelier Nadar - Galli-Marié in Bizet's Carmen
    Atelier Nadar - Galli-Marié in Bizet's Carmen
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    Atelier Nadar - Jacques Isnardon, Vaudeville
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    Barbier, Jules, Nadar, Gallica
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    Bernhardt Hamlet2
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    Big White Fog
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    Bon-Ton Burlesquers2
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    Boris Kustodiev - Portrait of Fyodor Chaliapin - Google Art Project
  • Carl Nielsen c. 1908 - Restoration
    Carl Nielsen c. 1908 - Restoration
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    Carloz Schwabe - Vincent d'Indy's Fervaal
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    Charles Frohman presents William Gillette in his new four act drama, Sherlock Holmes (LOC var 1364) (edit)
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    Charles Gounod (1890) by Nadar
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    Charles Motte - Rossini et Georges IV - la soirée de Brighton
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    Charles-Antoine Cambon - La Esmeralda, Act 3, Scene 2 set
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    Charles-Antoine Cambon - La Esmeralda, Act III, Scene 1 set design (Version 2)
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    Charles-Antoine Cambon - Set design for Act V, Scene 2 of Fromental Halévy's La reine de Chypre
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    Charles-Antoine Cambon - Set design for the première of Rossini's Robert Bruce, Act III, Scene 3
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    CharltonHestonCivilRightsMarch1963Retouched
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    Cherubini, Luigi - Medea - Restoration
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    Chicago Theatre blend
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    Christine Nilsson Nadar
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    Cody-Buffalo-Bill-LOC
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    Colette and Maurice Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges, 1st scene
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    Colette and Maurice Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges, 2nd scene
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    Collina presso Nagasaki, bozzetto di Alexandre Bailly, Marcel Jambon per Madama Butterfly (1906) - Archivio Storico Ricordi ICON000079 - Restoration
  • Colosseum in Rome, Italy - April 2007
    Colosseum in Rome, Italy - April 2007
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    Composer Rossini G 1865 by Carjat - Restoration
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    Célestin Nanteuil - Jules Massenet - Don César de Bazan
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    Danny Lee Wynter
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    Donald Pleasence Allan Warren edit
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    Elsie Leslie (1899) by Zaida Ben-Yusuf
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    Ethel Smyth
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    Ethel Waters - William P. Gottlieb
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    Eugène Du Faget - Costume designs for Guillaume Tell - 1-3. Laure Cinti-Damoreau as Mathilde, Adolphe Nourrit as Arnold Melchtal, and Nicolas Levasseur as Walter Furst
  • Eugène Du Faget - Costume designs for Les Huguenots - 2. Julie Dorus-Gras as Marguerite, Adolphe Nourrit as Raoul, and Cornélie Falcon as Valentine
    Eugène Du Faget - Costume designs for Les Huguenots - 2. Julie Dorus-Gras as Marguerite, Adolphe Nourrit as Raoul, and Cornélie Falcon as Valentine
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    Eugène Grasset - Jules Massenet - Werther
  • Eva Le Gallienne (mnwp.275003, cropped restoration)
    Eva Le Gallienne (mnwp.275003, cropped restoration)
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    Falstaff 3
  • François-Joseph Bélanger - Set design for Gluck's Alceste
    François-Joseph Bélanger - Set design for Gluck's Alceste
  • Fromental Halévy, L'Éclair score cover - Restoration
    Fromental Halévy, L'Éclair score cover - Restoration
  • Gabrielle Ray (c. 1910) - Archivio Storico Ricordi FOTO002691 - Restored version
    Gabrielle Ray (c. 1910) - Archivio Storico Ricordi FOTO002691 - Restored version
  • Gavin Hamilton - Coriolanus Act V, Scene III edit2
    Gavin Hamilton - Coriolanus Act V, Scene III edit2
  • George Romney - William Shakespeare - The Tempest Act I, Scene 1
    George Romney - William Shakespeare - The Tempest Act I, Scene 1
  • George Sand by Nadar, 1864
    George Sand by Nadar, 1864
  • Georges Rochegrosse - Henry Février - Henri Cain and Louis Payen after Victorien Sardou - Gismonda
    Georges Rochegrosse - Henry Février - Henri Cain and Louis Payen after Victorien Sardou - Gismonda
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    Georges Rochegrosse's poster for Jules Massenet's Don Quichotte
  • Giacomo Puccini (1924) - Archivio Storico Ricordi FOTO003293 - Restoration
    Giacomo Puccini (1924) - Archivio Storico Ricordi FOTO003293 - Restoration
  • Gilbert Duprez & Rosine Stoltz in Donizetti's La Favorite
    Gilbert Duprez & Rosine Stoltz in Donizetti's La Favorite
  • Giuseppe Barberis - Carlo Cornaglia - Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo at La Scala
    Giuseppe Barberis - Carlo Cornaglia - Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo at La Scala
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Giovanna d'Arco, Vocal Score - Restoration
    Giuseppe Verdi, Giovanna d'Arco, Vocal Score - Restoration
  • Giuseppe Verdi, La traviata title page - Restoration
    Giuseppe Verdi, La traviata title page - Restoration
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Lombardi alla prima crociata. Libretto, 1843 - Restoration
    Giuseppe Verdi, Lombardi alla prima crociata. Libretto, 1843 - Restoration
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto, Vocal score illustration by Roberto Focosi - Restoration
    Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto, Vocal score illustration by Roberto Focosi - Restoration
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Simon Boccanegra first edition libretto for the 1881 revision of the opera - Restoration
    Giuseppe Verdi, Simon Boccanegra first edition libretto for the 1881 revision of the opera - Restoration
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Un Ballo in maschera, Vocal score frontispiece - restoration
    Giuseppe Verdi, Un Ballo in maschera, Vocal score frontispiece - restoration
  • Glad to See You Together
    Glad to See You Together
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    Grant, Cary (Suspicion) 01 Crisco edit
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    Haydée, ou Le secret Act II - Philippe Chaperon
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    Hazel MacKaye and dog by Harris & Ewing
  • Hector Berlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict score title page - Restoration
    Hector Berlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict score title page - Restoration
  • Hector Berlioz, La Prise de Troie score cover - Restoration
    Hector Berlioz, La Prise de Troie score cover - Restoration
  • Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens vocal score cover - Restoration
    Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens vocal score cover - Restoration
  • Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens à Carthage vocal score cover - Restoration
    Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens à Carthage vocal score cover - Restoration
  • Henri C. R. Presseq - Camille Erlanger - Le juif polonais
    Henri C. R. Presseq - Camille Erlanger - Le juif polonais
  • Henry Atwell Thomas - Franz von Suppé - Fatinitza
    Henry Atwell Thomas - Franz von Suppé - Fatinitza
  • Humanité René Philastre and Charles-Antoine Cambon - Set design for the second part of Victor Hugo's Les Burgraves, première production
    Humanité René Philastre and Charles-Antoine Cambon - Set design for the second part of Victor Hugo's Les Burgraves, première production
  • Il signor Tambourossini - Delaroche
    Il signor Tambourossini - Delaroche
  • Illustrated London News - Giuseppe Verdi's Attila at Her Majesty's Theatre, London
    Illustrated London News - Giuseppe Verdi's Attila at Her Majesty's Theatre, London
  • Ira Aldridge as Aaron in Titus Andronicus
    Ira Aldridge as Aaron in Titus Andronicus
  • Ivor Novello
    Ivor Novello
  • Jacques Offenbach - A. Jannin - Robinson Crusoé
    Jacques Offenbach - A. Jannin - Robinson Crusoé
  • Jacques Offenbach by Nadar
    Jacques Offenbach by Nadar
  • Jean Cocteau b Meurisse 1923
    Jean Cocteau b Meurisse 1923
  • Jean de Paleologu - Jules Massenet - Sapho
    Jean de Paleologu - Jules Massenet - Sapho
  • Jessie Bonstelle, Mishkin, N.Y. - Mishkin LCCN2014684961 (restoration)
    Jessie Bonstelle, Mishkin, N.Y. - Mishkin LCCN2014684961 (restoration)
  • Johann Strauss II by Fritz Luckhardt
    Johann Strauss II by Fritz Luckhardt
  • John Opie - Winter's Tale, Act II. Scene III
    John Opie - Winter's Tale, Act II. Scene III
  • John Phillip Sousa - De Wolf Hopper - El Capitan1
    John Phillip Sousa - De Wolf Hopper - El Capitan1
  • JohnShea
    JohnShea
  • Joseph Albert - Ludwig und Malwine Schnorr von Carolsfeld - Tristan und Isolde, 1865f
    Joseph Albert - Ludwig und Malwine Schnorr von Carolsfeld - Tristan und Isolde, 1865f
  • Jules Massenet - Le Cid 2e Acte, 3e Tableau - L'Illustration
    Jules Massenet - Le Cid 2e Acte, 3e Tableau - L'Illustration
  • Jules Massenet - Le Cid 3e Acte, 6e Tableau - L'Illustration
    Jules Massenet - Le Cid 3e Acte, 6e Tableau - L'Illustration
  • Jules Massenet by Eugène Pirou
    Jules Massenet by Eugène Pirou
  • Julia Margaret Cameron (British, born India - Ellen Terry at Age Sixteen - Google Art Project
    Julia Margaret Cameron (British, born India - Ellen Terry at Age Sixteen - Google Art Project
  • La Juive Act 1 set 1835 - Restoration
    La Juive Act 1 set 1835 - Restoration
  • Le comte Ory - Dubois & chez Martinet - Final scene
    Le comte Ory - Dubois & chez Martinet - Final scene
  • Leo Tolstoy 1897, black and white, 37767u
    Leo Tolstoy 1897, black and white, 37767u
  • Lohengrin - Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News
    Lohengrin - Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News
  • Louis Guéymard as Robert le Diable by Gustave Courbet - The Metropolitan Museum of Art 436015 (cropped)
    Louis Guéymard as Robert le Diable by Gustave Courbet - The Metropolitan Museum of Art 436015 (cropped)
  • Lucy Arbell as Queen Amahelli in Massenet's Bacchus, wide view
    Lucy Arbell as Queen Amahelli in Massenet's Bacchus, wide view
  • Lucy Arbell in Massenet's Thérèse
    Lucy Arbell in Massenet's Thérèse
  • Lucy Arbell photographed by Paul Nadar
    Lucy Arbell photographed by Paul Nadar
  • Luigi Verardi after Dominico Ferri - Gaetano Donizetti - Carrefour de St Jean et Paul. Dans l'Opéra Marino Faliero
    Luigi Verardi after Dominico Ferri - Gaetano Donizetti - Carrefour de St Jean et Paul. Dans l'Opéra Marino Faliero
  • Luigi Verardi after Dominico Ferri - Vincenzo Bellini - Théatre Royal Italien. Salle d'armes dans l'Opéra I Puritani
    Luigi Verardi after Dominico Ferri - Vincenzo Bellini - Théatre Royal Italien. Salle d'armes dans l'Opéra I Puritani
  • M. Browne - Herbert Railton - Sydney Grundy - Arthur Sullivan - Haddon Hall
    M. Browne - Herbert Railton - Sydney Grundy - Arthur Sullivan - Haddon Hall
  • Mademoiselle Maupin de l'Opéra (Julie d'Aubigny)
    Mademoiselle Maupin de l'Opéra (Julie d'Aubigny)
  • Magistrate 1885 - Weir Collection - Restoration
    Magistrate 1885 - Weir Collection - Restoration
  • Marcel Jambon - Giuseppe Verdi - Otello Act I set design model
    Marcel Jambon - Giuseppe Verdi - Otello Act I set design model
  • Maria Carrara Verdi, Barberina Strepponi, Giuseppe Verdi, Giuditta Ricordi, Teresa Stolz, Umberto Campanari, Giulio Ricordi, Leopoldo Metlicovitz (1900) - Archivio storico Ricordi FOTO003107 - Restoration
    Maria Carrara Verdi, Barberina Strepponi, Giuseppe Verdi, Giuditta Ricordi, Teresa Stolz, Umberto Campanari, Giulio Ricordi, Leopoldo Metlicovitz (1900) - Archivio storico Ricordi FOTO003107 - Restoration
  • Maritana - Nov 22 1845 Illustrated London News
    Maritana - Nov 22 1845 Illustrated London News
  • Mary Martin in The Sound of Music by Toni Frissell
    Mary Martin in The Sound of Music by Toni Frissell
  • Mary Pickford cph.3c17995u
    Mary Pickford cph.3c17995u
  • Max Brückner - Otto Henning - Richard Wagner - Final scene of Götterdämmerung
    Max Brückner - Otto Henning - Richard Wagner - Final scene of Götterdämmerung
  • Maxim Gorky LOC Restored edit1
    Maxim Gorky LOC Restored edit1
  • Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots - Décor Acte II
    Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots - Décor Acte II
  • Midsummer Night's Dream Henry Fuseli2
    Midsummer Night's Dream Henry Fuseli2
  • Minstrel PosterBillyVanWare edit
    Minstrel PosterBillyVanWare edit
  • Mrs. Fiske, "Love finds the way" - Zaida Ben Yusuf. LCCN2006677585 - Restoration, levels tweaked
    Mrs. Fiske, "Love finds the way" - Zaida Ben Yusuf. LCCN2006677585 - Restoration, levels tweaked
  • Nadar - Alexander Dumas père (1802-1870) - Google Art Project 2
    Nadar - Alexander Dumas père (1802-1870) - Google Art Project 2
  • Napoli, strada Acquaquilia, bozzetto di Riccardo Salvadori per A Basso Porto (1894) - Archivio Storico Ricordi ICON002556
    Napoli, strada Acquaquilia, bozzetto di Riccardo Salvadori per A Basso Porto (1894) - Archivio Storico Ricordi ICON002556
  • Nelly Martyl by Jean Reutlinger (Image 10715)
    Nelly Martyl by Jean Reutlinger (Image 10715)
  • Paul Maurou - Poster for Edmond Audran's Gillette de Narbonne
    Paul Maurou - Poster for Edmond Audran's Gillette de Narbonne
  • Paulette del Baye - Photograph in Les Modes 75 (1907-03)
    Paulette del Baye - Photograph in Les Modes 75 (1907-03)
  • Philippe Chaperon - Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots Act I (1896)
    Philippe Chaperon - Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots Act I (1896)
  • Philippe Chaperon - Rigoletto
    Philippe Chaperon - Rigoletto
  • Pierre Gaveaux by Edmé Quenedey (1821)
    Pierre Gaveaux by Edmé Quenedey (1821)
  • Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, Giulietta act
    Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, Giulietta act
  • Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, Olympia act
    Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, Olympia act
  • Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, prologue
    Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, prologue
  • Pierre-Luc-Charles Cicéri - Eugène Cicéri - Philippe Benoist - Adolphe Jean Baptiste Bayot - Décorations de théâtre, Robert le diable, 3e act
    Pierre-Luc-Charles Cicéri - Eugène Cicéri - Philippe Benoist - Adolphe Jean Baptiste Bayot - Décorations de théâtre, Robert le diable, 3e act
  • PikiWiki Israel 13773 AIDA AT MASADA 2011
    PikiWiki Israel 13773 AIDA AT MASADA 2011
  • Portrait of Elizabeth Farren, by Thomas Lawrence
    Portrait of Elizabeth Farren, by Thomas Lawrence
  • Portrett av Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, 1909 - no-nb digifoto 20150129 00043 bldsa BB0791 - Restoration
    Portrett av Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, 1909 - no-nb digifoto 20150129 00043 bldsa BB0791 - Restoration
  • Poster for Jules Massenet's La Navarraise with Emma Calvé in the rôle of Anita
    Poster for Jules Massenet's La Navarraise with Emma Calvé in the rôle of Anita
  • Poster for Le pardon de Ploërmel 1859
    Poster for Le pardon de Ploërmel 1859
  • Priscilla Horton (Mrs. German Reed) as Ariel
    Priscilla Horton (Mrs. German Reed) as Ariel
  • Programme for the première of Ubu Roi
    Programme for the première of Ubu Roi
  • Prudent-Louis Leray - Poster for the première of Georges Bizet's Carmen
    Prudent-Louis Leray - Poster for the première of Georges Bizet's Carmen
  • Rice & Barton's Big Gaiety Spectacular Extravaganza Co. - Gaiety Dancers
    Rice & Barton's Big Gaiety Spectacular Extravaganza Co. - Gaiety Dancers
  • Robert Earl Jones in Langston Hughes' Don't You Want to be Free? (23 June 1938; photograph by Carl Van Vechten)
    Robert Earl Jones in Langston Hughes' Don't You Want to be Free? (23 June 1938; photograph by Carl Van Vechten)
  • Robert Jacob Hamerton - Poster for F. C. Burnand and Arthur Sullivan's The Contrabandista
    Robert Jacob Hamerton - Poster for F. C. Burnand and Arthur Sullivan's The Contrabandista
  • Rosa Raisa (1917) - Archivio Storico Ricordi FOTO002701 - Restoration
    Rosa Raisa (1917) - Archivio Storico Ricordi FOTO002701 - Restoration
  • Rosabel Morrison - Carmen poster
    Rosabel Morrison - Carmen poster
  • Sarah Bernhardt, par Nadar, 1864, sepia
    Sarah Bernhardt, par Nadar, 1864, sepia
  • Set design by Philippe Chaperon for Act1 sc2 of Aida by Verdi 1871 Cairo - Gallica - Restored
    Set design by Philippe Chaperon for Act1 sc2 of Aida by Verdi 1871 Cairo - Gallica - Restored
  • Set design by Philippe Chaperon for Act4 sc2 of Aida by Verdi 1880 Paris
    Set design by Philippe Chaperon for Act4 sc2 of Aida by Verdi 1880 Paris
  • Shakespeare's King John at Drury Lane Theatre
    Shakespeare's King John at Drury Lane Theatre
  • Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
  • Sheldonian Theatre Interior, Oxford, UK - Diliff
    Sheldonian Theatre Interior, Oxford, UK - Diliff
  • Sir Peter Ustinov Allan Warren
    Sir Peter Ustinov Allan Warren
  • Strauss, Richard - Ariadne auf Naxos - Restoration
    Strauss, Richard - Ariadne auf Naxos - Restoration
  • Strobridge & Co. Lith.- Ben-Hur - Klaw & Erlanger's Stupendous Production
    Strobridge & Co. Lith.- Ben-Hur - Klaw & Erlanger's Stupendous Production
  • Taming of the Shrew
    Taming of the Shrew
  • Tavola 5, bozzetto di Gebrüder Brückner per Tannhäuser (s.d.) - Archivio Storico Ricordi ICON011721 - Restoration, crop
    Tavola 5, bozzetto di Gebrüder Brückner per Tannhäuser (s.d.) - Archivio Storico Ricordi ICON011721 - Restoration, crop
  • Teatro Municipal de São Paulo 8
    Teatro Municipal de São Paulo 8
  • The Happy Land - Illustrated London News, March 22, 1873
    The Happy Land - Illustrated London News, March 22, 1873
  • The High Rollers Extravaganza Co. - Bend Her - c.1900
    The High Rollers Extravaganza Co. - Bend Her - c.1900
  • The Mikado Chappell Vocal Score cover (c.1895)
    The Mikado Chappell Vocal Score cover (c.1895)
  • The Princess - W. S. Gilbert
    The Princess - W. S. Gilbert
  • Thespis - Illustrated London News Jan 6 1872
    Thespis - Illustrated London News Jan 6 1872
  • Thomas Keene in Macbeth 1884 Wikipedia crop
    Thomas Keene in Macbeth 1884 Wikipedia crop
  • Thomas Keene in Othello 1884 Poster
    Thomas Keene in Othello 1884 Poster
  • Thomas Keene in Richard III 1884 Poster
    Thomas Keene in Richard III 1884 Poster
  • Thos. W. Keene in Hamlet
    Thos. W. Keene in Hamlet
  • Tom Cobb
    Tom Cobb
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    Trial by Jury - Chaos in the Courtroom
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