Playbills, 1836-1843.


Playbills, 1836-1843.

Broadsides documenting productions at the Theatre-Royal, Dublin, Ireland. Documents dancers such as Clara Vestris Webster and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert, as well as the kind of dances featured. Pantomime and tableau vivans presented by the Boleno Family began in 1841. Equestrian spectacle by the Ducrow Company is described in 1943. Wild trained animals by the VanAmbrugh Company in 1839 are distinguished by a line drawing. Musical performers, such as violinist Camilio Sivori, are described by epithets and previous engagements. Popular songs such as "Pit Pat, Pit-Pat Goes My Heart" are indicated by title and performer. Featured performers include Madame Vestris, Charles Kean, Ellen Tree, the Ternans, Mr. Macready, Mr. Wallack, the composer Balfe, and the American Thomas Rice, performer of "Jum Crow." Stage machinery, scene painting, and special effects for Robinson Crusoe are attributed to Sloman and Phillips in 1841. Costume design is recognized in the attribution of special "dresses" by Mr. Lord and McCaul in 1840.

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