Drawings for the London Stage Collection 1886-1924 1886-1897


Drawings for the London Stage Collection 1886-1924 1886-1897

This collection comprises costume and set design drawings and programs from late-Victorian London stage productions.

1.68 Linear feet (4 boxes)



SNAC Resource ID: 6352804

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Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905

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Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905) was a British actor-manager. Born Feb. 6, 1838, in Keinton Mandeville, Somerset, Eng., he died Oct. 13, 1905, in Bradford, Yorkshire. Irving's original name was John Henry Brodribb. He achieved early success and began to play leading roles throughout London, often with Ellen Terry. In 1878, he took over the Lyceum Theatre and hired Terry as the company's leading lady. This partnership lasted for 25 years and was reknowned throughout England and the United States. Bra...

Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912

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Bram (Abraham) Stoker (b. November 8, 1847, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland-d. April 20, 1912, London, England), studied at Dublin's Trinity College. He took a civil service job, but found it unsatisfying and moonlighted as an unpaid theatre critic. His affection for the theatre led to a partnership with Henry Irving, managing London's Lyceum Theatre. While managing the theatre, Stoker wrote consistently, publishing popular adventure and horror stories as well as non-fiction. Today, he is almost exclu...

Cattermole, Charles, fl. 1859

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London experienced an impressive flourishing of the theatrical arts during the late-Victorian period. Spectacle productions took prominence, and theatre managers/actors such as Henry Irving, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Charles Wyndham, and George Alexander (all of whom would eventually be granted knighthood – the first actors to acquire the honor) opened palatial new venues, increased their costume and stage design budgets, stocked their stages with scores of actors during epic plays, an...

Palace Theatre (London, England)

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Old Vic Company

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Harrison, Frederick, 1853 or 1854-1926

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Alexander, George, Sir, 1858-1918

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English actor and theatre manager. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Ambleside, to Joan Severn, 1885 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 761219386 Epithet: actor-manager Title: Knight British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000544.0x000059 ...

Neilson, Julia, 1868-

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Guildhall (London, England)

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Klein, Charles, 1867-1915

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British-born American playwright. From the description of Charles Klein Plays, 1900-1921. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494160 The playwright Charles Klein was born in London, England, on 7 January 1867. He was one of four sons of Hermann Klein, a professor of languages, and the former Adelaide Soman. All four brothers had careers in the performing arts: Hermann was a singing teacher and mu...

Daly’s Theatre (London, England).

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Orczy, Emmuska Orczy, Baroness, 1865-1947

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Allan, Maud

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Epithet: dancer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000813.0x00036f Biography Maud Allan was born in Toronto, Canada in 1883; raised in San Francisco, California; performing debut, Vienna, 1903; best known solo performance, The vision of Salome, 1908; toured India in 1913, Southeast Asia in 1913 and 1923, South America from 1919 to 1920, and the U.S.; had a scho...

Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916

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Ada Rehan was an Irish-American actress. From the description of Letter to Horace Howard Furness, 1890. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 206691443 Irish-American actress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hotel Metropole, W.C., London, to Arthur Sullivan, 1891 Nov. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126537 Irish-born American stage actress. From the description of Papers, ca. 1879-1918. (University ...

Haymarket Theatre (London, England)

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The Theatre Royal Haymarket or Haymarket Theatre or the Little Theatre is a West End theatre in The Haymarket in the City of Westminster, London, England, which dates back to 1720, making it the third-oldest London playhouse still in use. All the buildings on the east of the Haymarket from the theatre southward were rebuilt circa 1820 in connection with John Nash's schemes for the improvement of the neighbourhood. A lease dated 10 June 1821, was granted to David Edward Morris. The theatre was op...

Lucas, John Seymour, 1849-1923

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Epithet: RA British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001039.0x0001b3 Epithet: painter British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000705.0x00008b Epithet: RA; FSA British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000705.0x00008c London experienced an impressive flouri...

Kelly, Walter C., 1873-1939

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The comic strip "Pogo", created by Walt Kelly, ran in daily newspapers from 1948 to 1973. The strip was set in Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp and was populated by animals talking in a fractured southern dialect. Over the years "Pogo" often referred to Georgia and to several of the state's locales, such as Waycross, Fort Mudge, and Ware County. In the 1950s it was the most popular daily strip in America, primarily because of its blend of slapstick humor and engaging characters. The comic strip's popu...

Benson, Frank R. (Frank Robert), 1858-1939

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English actor-manager. From the description of Letters signed (2) : Malvern, to W.A. Knight, 1904 May 20 and 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132651 ...

Calvert, Louis, 1859-1923

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Tearle, Edmund, 1856-1913

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Bourchier, Arthur, 1863-1927

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Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, Sir, 1853-1937

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English actor. From the description of Autograph letters signed : Grand Hôtel Mürren ; and 31 Clifton Crescent, Fotherstone, to Olga Nethersole, 1913 July 26 and 1915 June 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126227 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Joan Severn, [1897?] Nov. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 763487288 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 11 December 1906, to an unidentified recipient, 1906...

Baylis, Lilian, 1874-1937

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Ristori, Adelaide, 1822-1906

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Italian actress. From the description of Autograph sentiment signed Adelaide Risotri Del Grillo, dated : Florence, 9 December 1870, 1870 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270676170 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Arthur Sullivan, 1883 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125420 From the description of Adelaide Ristori Del Grillo letter fragment [manuscript], no date [1847 or later] (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id:...

London Coliseum (London, England)

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Arthur, Julia, 1869-1950

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Actress. From the description of Miscellany, 1893-1897. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 173203748 An American actress, born in Canada, Julia Arthur was also known as Ida Lewis and Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney. From the description of Papers, 1891-1950 (inclusive), 1914-1924 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86145098 ...

Wills, W. G. (William Gorman), 1828-1891

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Epithet: writer of plays British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000623.0x00004a ...

Standard Theatre (Shoreditch, London, England).

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Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928

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British actress. From the description of Dame Ellen Terry correspondence and calling card, 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980587 Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x000002 Dame Ellen Terry was a 19th century British actress, who for many years performed opposite Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, London. She was made a Dame Grand Cross in 1925. Fro...

Hampton (Richmond upon Thames, London, England)

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Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1852-1917

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Herbert Beerbohm Tree was an English actor-manager and writer. From the description of Herbert Beerbohm Tree collection. [1891-1902]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676800446 English actor-manager of the early 20th century. From the description of Herbert D. B. Tree collection, 1891-1917. (University of California, Davis). WorldCat record id: 506484524 Herbert Beerbohm Tree was a successful actor manager, renowned for his product...

Vanbrugh, Violet, 1867-1942

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Lyceum Theatre (London, England)

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"The theatre burnt down in 1830. ... Beazley designed and built a replacement, also known as the English Opera House, on the same site; it opened in July 1834" - Grove Opera. From the description of Contracts, specifications and plans for the building and rebuilding of the Lyceum Theatre, London : 1834-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612811405 ...

Ward, Genevieve, 1838-1922

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Power, Tyrone, 1869-1931

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Old Vic Theatre (London, England)

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Terriss, William, -1897

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Terriss acted as Daly's London agent and made the arrangements for his earlier tours in England. From the description of Autograph letters signed from William Terriss to various recipients [manuscript], 1883-1897. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 281643431 ...

Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899

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Playwright, producer; owner of Daly's Theatre in New York City. From the description of [John] Augustin Daly letter to Mr. [William A. ]Jenner [manuscript], 1892 Dec 7. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 191870954 American dramatist and theatrical manager. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Mr. Bouton (bookseller in New York), 1882 Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526011 From the description of Autograph l...

Terry, Fred, 1863-1933

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Epithet: actor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001039.0x000311 ...

Robertson, T. W. (Thomas William), 1829-1871

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English dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to T. H. Lacy, [1864] Mar. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655411 English actor and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London, n.d.], to Mr. [Lewis Strange] Wingfield, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583138 ...