American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
"...a multimedia anthology selected from various Library of Congress holdings. This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs and 29 memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini. Groups of theater posters and additional sound recordings will be added to this anthology in the future."
American Memory, Library of Congress
The Dramatic Exchange
"The Dramatic Exchange is a Web resource for playwrights, producers, and anybody interested in plays. We aim to provide a place where playwrights can make their plays available, and where producers and readers can look to find plays uploaded here by the playwrights.">
Al Hirschfeld, Beyond Broadway
"The exhibition features twenty-five works drawn from the gift, and from the Library's established collections, spanning Hirschfeld's miraculous career and offering an intimate look back at the origins of his wondrous, 'unaccountable' line."
Mediaeval English Drama Bibliography
Robbins Library, University of Rochester
Reading Wilde, Querying Spaces
An Exhibition Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Trials of Oscar Wilde
"Drawing on the extensive holdings of first editions, autograph letters, photographs, periodicals, and ephemera from the Fales Collection of English and American Fiction, graduate students in the Victorian Studies Group at New York University trace the powerful impact of Oscar Wilde in the aesthetic, political, spiritual, and moral circles of late-Victorian England. The books and manuscripts analyzed, interpreted, and displayed are the textual fossil remains of the culture of Oscar Wilde's transgressions and containment--the footsteps of the chameleon."
- Bobst University, New York University
Roger L. Stevens Presents
This exhibition examines Stevens's career through the great number of stage productions that Stevens presented or fostered indirectly, for example, through the NEA. His achievements manifest Stevens's deep commitment to raising the quality of life for all Americans and his special place as one of the nation's foremost cultural leaders."
- Library of Congress Exhibition
Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century
"This digital collection presents 7,949 publicity brochures, promotional advertisements and talent circulars for some 4,546 performers who were part of the Chautauqua circuit. These talent brochures are drawn from the Records of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau, held by the University of Iowa Libraries."
- American Memory, Library of Congress
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