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Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of performing art that uses live performers, usually actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, "a place for viewing"), itself from θεάομαι (theáomai, "to see", "to watch", "to observe").

Modern Western theatre comes, in large measure, from the theatre of ancient Greece, from which it borrows technical terminology, classification into genres, and many of its themes, stock characters, and plot elements. Theatre artist Patrice Pavis defines theatricality, theatrical language, stage writing and the specificity of theatre as synonymous expressions that differentiate theatre from the other performing arts, literature and the arts in general.

Modern theatre includes performances of plays and musical theatre. The art forms of ballet and opera are also theatre and use many conventions such as acting, costumes and staging. They were influential to the development of musical theatre; see those articles for more information.

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Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea Avenue in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The creator of this image, photographer Carol M. Highsmith, enjoys a moment on stage at a remarkable theater in what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

The creator of this image, photographer Carol M. Highsmith, enjoys a m...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Hotel in Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Ho...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Hotel in Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Ho...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea Avenue in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

DCM 1284: Clinton & Co. Flute in C

DCM 1284: Clinton & Co. Flute in C

DCM ledger: "Compare this flute with No. 109; the two are identical in keys and adjustments, even in the shapes of straps, levers, etc., except this has closed G# action carried to the inner side of the tube wi... More

Atlas portatif, ou, le nouveau theatre de la guerre en Europe : contenant les cartes geographiques, avec les plans des villes & forteresses les plus exposées aux revolutions presentes : accompagné d'une nouvellle methode pour apprendre facilement la geographie & la chronologie des potentats.

Atlas portatif, ou, le nouveau theatre de la guerre en Europe : conten...

Date on title page of 1706, date on leaves [49] and [59] of 1708. Phillips 2820 Vellum covered boards and vellum spine attached to modern pink cloth spine. Available also through the Library of Congress Web sit... More

[Title page of Conicorum, with seated helmeted figure holding lance and shield in front of sheldonian Theater, Oxford, England] / delin. M. Burghers ; scult. Univ. Ox. 1704.

[Title page of Conicorum, with seated helmeted figure holding lance an...

Title page in: Conicorum / Apollonius Pergaeus. Oxoniae : E. Theatro Sheldoniano. 1710. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 228.

[A popular hero, Shibaraku], Kiyomasu Torii

[A popular hero, Shibaraku], Kiyomasu Torii

Print shows an actor as a samurai making a grand entrance at the "Shibaraku" moment on the kabuki stage. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawing... More

[A beauty with an umbrella], Kiyomasu Torii

[A beauty with an umbrella], Kiyomasu Torii

Print shows the actor Nakamura Sanya as a young woman standing beneath an umbrella, wearing a head covering and geta. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese print... More

Ichikawa danjūrō [to] ichikawa monnosuke

Ichikawa danjūrō [to] ichikawa monnosuke

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke as a courtesan and Ichikawa Danjūrō as a merchant.

Pierre Imbert Drevet - Adrienne Le Couvreur / peint par Ch. Coypel, gravé par P. Drevet.

Pierre Imbert Drevet - Adrienne Le Couvreur / peint par Ch. Coypel, gr...

French actress, portrayed in the role of Cornelia, half-length portrait holding jar. 3rd state.

[Benjamin Johnson, English actor, head-and-shoulders portrait facing slightly left, in ornamental oval frame] / Gerard Honthorst pinxt ; Geo. Vertue, Londini sculp.

[Benjamin Johnson, English actor, head-and-shoulders portrait facing s...

Signed and dated on plate. Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection.

[Playing with a puppet]

[Playing with a puppet]

Print shows kabuki actor Sanogawa Ichimatsu I in the role of a puppeteer, standing, full-length, facing right, holding a puppet of the courtesan Matsuyama above his head. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi ... More

[The black knight], Okumura Masanobu

[The black knight], Okumura Masanobu

Print shows a man, possibly an actor or a samurai, with sword, holding an umbrella, wearing a black kimono and geta. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints... More

Ichikawa ebizō no kinzaemon yorikata, Kiyomasu Torii

Ichikawa ebizō no kinzaemon yorikata, Kiyomasu Torii

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Ebizō as Kinzaemon Yorikata fighting a tiger. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-... More

[Warrior or actor with long hair and bracelets around wrist and ankles, full-length, seen from behind, holding a sword]

[Warrior or actor with long hair and bracelets around wrist and ankles...

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Caricature of musician or actor dancing, with a cat at his feet]

[Caricature of musician or actor dancing, with a cat at his feet]

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Kiyomitsu Torii - Bandō hikosaburō

Kiyomitsu Torii - Bandō hikosaburō

Print shows Bandō Hikosaburō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Hosoban... More

Kiyomitsu Torii - Onoe kikugorō no sanjō kokaji munechika

Kiyomitsu Torii - Onoe kikugorō no sanjō kokaji munechika

Print shows Onoe Kikugorō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Hosoban Be... More

Kiyomitsu Torii - Nakamura matsue

Kiyomitsu Torii - Nakamura matsue

Print shows the actor Nakmura Matsue in a female role. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Attributed to: Torii, Kiyomitsu. Format: part o... More

The retort - an hieroglyphic epistle from the Revd. Dr. [Whitefield] to Saml. [Foote] Esqr. / J Hill, invt. seul., British Cartoon Print

The retort - an hieroglyphic epistle from the Revd. Dr. [Whitefield] t...

A satirical letter, rendered in rebus form, supposedly from Evangelical Methodist minister Dr. George Whitefield to playwright Samuel Foote. In his 1760 play, "The Minor", Foote mimicked Dr. Whitefield, causing... More

Kiyomitsu Torii - Ichimura kamezo no kyo no jirō

Kiyomitsu Torii - Ichimura kamezo no kyo no jirō

Print shows the actor Ichimura Kamezo performing a fan dance. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-e. Forms part o... More

An accurate map of His Majesty's Province of New-Hampshire in New England, taken from actual surveys of all the inhabited part, and from the best information of what is uninhabited, together with the adjacent countries, which exhibits the theatre of this war in that part of the world,

An accurate map of His Majesty's Province of New-Hampshire in New Engl...

Scale ca. 1:633,600. Hand colored. Prime meridian: London. Relief shown pictorially. Shows area from Hudson River-Lake Champlain to Penobscot Bay. Appears in Thomas Jefferys' A general topography of North Ameri... More

Arashi hinaji no jōrurigozen

Arashi hinaji no jōrurigozen

Print shows actor Arashi Hinaji in an onnagata role as the princess Jōruri Gozen, standing on a veranda, holding a lantern. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print sp... More

Ichikawa komazō no sano no genzaemon segawa kikunojō no keisei tamagiku

Ichikawa komazō no sano no genzaemon segawa kikunojō no keisei tamagik...

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Komazō as Sanno no Genzaemon holding an umbrella and walking with the courtesan Tamagiku, portrayed by the actor Segawa Kikunojō. Title and other descriptive information compiled ... More

Iwai hanshirō no shirabyōshi

Iwai hanshirō no shirabyōshi

Print shows Iwai Hanshirō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in the role of a shirabyōshi dancer (as a woman dressed as a man). Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibun... More

[The interior of a kabuki theater]

[The interior of a kabuki theater]

Print shows a full audience of men and women at a kabuki theater. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Okumura masanobu no kakejiku o miru yūjo

Okumura masanobu no kakejiku o miru yūjo

Print shows an interior scene with two courtesans admiring a screen painting of an actor or beautiful woman by the painter Okumura Masanobu. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-spons... More

Yamasita kyōnosuke

Yamasita kyōnosuke

Print shows Yamashita Kyōnosuke, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, looking at a poster mounted on a building showing a deer. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-... More

Sugawara no michizane, Shigemasa Kitao

Sugawara no michizane, Shigemasa Kitao

Print shows Sugawara no Michizane, an actor, sitting on a platform beneath pine and plum trees. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Form... More

Segawa kikunojō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Segawa kikunojō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows an actor portraying a woman holding an umbrella. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; ... More

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II, full-length portrait, facing left, standing on snow-covered veranda.

Nakamura kanzaburō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Nakamura kanzaburō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows the actor Nakamura Kanzaburō, full-length portrait, facing right, holding fan. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the se... More

Ichikawa danzō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Ichikawa danzō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Danzō, half-length portrait, facing right in fan-shaped frame. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the... More

Tomizawa hanzaburō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Tomizawa hanzaburō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows the actor Tomizawa Hanzaburō, half-length portrait framed by a fan, in the role of a female servant. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists i... More

Onoe matsusuke, Bunch Ippitsusai

Onoe matsusuke, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows the actor Onoe Matsusuke, half-length portrait framed by a fan, facing right. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the ser... More

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke, Bunch Ippitsusai

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, with painting of a deer in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo... More

Sanogawa ichimatsu, Bunch Ippitsusai

Sanogawa ichimatsu, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows the actor Sanogawa Ichimatsu, half-length portrait, portraying a female, facing left in fan-shaped frame. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print speciali... More

Nakajima kanzaemon, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nakajima kanzaemon, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Nakajima Kanzaewmon, half-length portrait, facing right in fan-shaped frame. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Fro... More

Nakajima mihoemon

Nakajima mihoemon

Print shows the actor Nakajima Mihoemon, half-length portrait framed by a fan, in the role of a rogue samurai.

Onoe Matsusuke Hosoban Nishikie.

Onoe Matsusuke Hosoban Nishikie.

Print shows the actor Onoe Matsusuke standing with his right hand inside a closed parasol. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hos... More

Nakamura tomijurō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nakamura tomijurō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Nakamura Tomijurō portraying a woman performing a Noh dance. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: one of a se... More

Onoe tamizō, Shunk Katsukawa

Onoe tamizō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Onoe Tamizō, full-length portrait, standing, facing right in an onnagata role. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006.... More

Nakamura nakazō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nakamura nakazō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows Nakamura Nakazo, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, holding sword in right hand. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists i... More

Nakamura kumesaburō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nakamura kumesaburō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Nakamura Kumesaburō, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in the role of a woman walking near a stream. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored E... More

Yodaime ichikawa danzō

Yodaime ichikawa danzō

Print shows Ichikawa Danzō I, a kabuki actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, holding a sword over right shoulder, possibly in the role of a samurai or as Shoki the demon queller.

Sandaime segawa kikunojō, Shunk Katsukawa

Sandaime segawa kikunojō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Segawa Kikunojō III, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in the role of a woman. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists i... More

The Theatre of war in North America, with the roads, and tables, of the superficial contents, distances, &ca.

The Theatre of war in North America, with the roads, and tables, of th...

Scale ca. 1:7,250,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Includes text, "Evan's polymetric table of America," "Survey of the British colonies, by Thomas Templeman," and "A table of the population of the B... More

Yodaime iwai hanshirō, Shunk Katsukawa

Yodaime iwai hanshirō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Iwai Hanshirō, full-length portrait, standing, portraying a female role. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format:... More

Theatre de la guerre en Amerique. Seat of war in America.

Theatre de la guerre en Amerique. Seat of war in America.

Scale ca. 1:1,600,000. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Covers the area from the Chesapeake Bay to Boston. Shows states, some counties, towns and cities, manors, forts, and some roads. "Supplement au... More

Godaime ichikawa danjūrō, Shunk Katsukawa

Godaime ichikawa danjūrō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Danjūrō V, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, with large hat and carrying a paper lantern. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo ... More

Georges Louis le Rouge - Theatre de la guerre en Amérique.

Georges Louis le Rouge - Theatre de la guerre en Amérique.

Scale ca. 1:4,500,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II, full-length portrait, facing right, holding a piece of cloth around his neck. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print spe... More

Carte du theatre de la guerre presente en Amerique / dressée ... par L. Denis.

Carte du theatre de la guerre presente en Amerique / dressée ... par L...

Print shows cartouche with a Native woman wearing feathered headdress and skirt reclining against a tropical tree laden with fruit and behind which grows corn; she is looking over her right shoulder at a battle... More

Onoe matsusuke no raikō sitennō

Onoe matsusuke no raikō sitennō

Print shows Onoe Matsusuke, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: one of a ... More

Nidaime yamashita kinsaku

Nidaime yamashita kinsaku

Print shows the actor Yamashita Kinsaku II, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in an onnagata role. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in ... More

Sandaime sawamura sōjurō, Shunk Katsukawa

Sandaime sawamura sōjurō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Sawamura Sōjurō III, full-length portrait, standing, facing right. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: one p... More

Segawa Kikunojō. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Segawa Kikunojō. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Print shows the actor Segawa Kikunojō III, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in the role of a geisha. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists ... More

Komekitte o motsu nakamura nakazō, Shunk Katsukawa

Komekitte o motsu nakamura nakazō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Nakamura Nakazō, full-length, standing on the shore, facing slightly left, holding a rice coupon. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specia... More

Ichikawa danjuro no kudo suketsune

Ichikawa danjuro no kudo suketsune

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Danjuro's reflection in a mirror, in the role of Kuro Suketsune. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format... More

Onoe matsusuke no bikuni, Shunsh Katsukawa

Onoe matsusuke no bikuni, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows Onoe Matsusuke, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, wearing a large hat. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06... More

Nidaime bandō mitsugorō no anno heibei, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nidaime bandō mitsugorō no anno heibei, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows Bandō Mitsugorō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing right. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: central p... More

An accurate map of the State and Province of New-Hampshire in New England, taken from actual surveys of all the inhabited part, and from the best information of what is uninhabited, together with the adjacent countries, which exhibits the theatre of this war in that part of the world,

An accurate map of the State and Province of New-Hampshire in New Engl...

Scale ca. 1:633,600. Hand colored. Prime meridian: London. Relief shown pictorially. Shows area from the Hudson River-Lake Champlain to Penobscot Bay. Includes inscription to "John Hancock, Esqr. Gov.," text, a... More

The way to keep him as perform'd at the Richmond Theatre &c. Act V, British Cartoon Print

The way to keep him as perform'd at the Richmond Theatre &c. Act V, Br...

"Lovemore (Lord Derby) stands between Mrs. Lovemore (Mrs. Damer), who holds his right arm, and the Widow Belmour (the fat Mrs. Hobart)..." (Source: George) A scene from Act V of Murphy's play as performed at th... More

The way to keep him, or the female flagellants attacking the platonic hero at the Richmond Theatre / designed by Whim ; exectued by Satire., British Cartoon Print

The way to keep him, or the female flagellants attacking the platonic ...

Print shows a smiling man, "platonic love", on one knee as three women beat him with whips made of bulrushes(?); on the wall in the background are two portraits, "The Maid of Drury" and "The Maid of the Oaks." ... More

Theatrical portraiture no. 1 - Henry V

Theatrical portraiture no. 1 - Henry V

Illustration shows an actor portraying Henry V in Shakespear's play by the same name. Illus. in: The Attic miscellany or, characteristic mirror of men and things, vol. 1. London : Bently & Co., 1790. Caption: H... More

Hunchback in the character of Richard, British Cartoon Print

Hunchback in the character of Richard, British Cartoon Print

Print shows an actor portraying Richard III in a tent on a stage, appearing through trap doors in the stage are a king, queen, prince regent, and another prince, all crying "Murder." Title from item. Caption: L... More

Theatrical portraiture no. 6

Theatrical portraiture no. 6

Illustration shows an actress performing.

I'll tell you what! That "such things are" we must allow, but such things never were till now / / H. Wigstead, delt., British Cartoon Print

I'll tell you what! That "such things are" we must allow, but such thi...

Print shows playwright Elizabeth Inchbald writing "puffs" at a table with a bottle of gin and the writings of Aristotle, Rochester, and Congreve as a dog defecates on a paper on the floor. The title refers to t... More

Theatrical portraiture no. 4 - King Dick

Theatrical portraiture no. 4 - King Dick

Illustration shows an actor portraying Richard III in Shakespeare's Henry VI, part 2. Illus. in: The Attic miscellany or, characteristic mirror of men and things, vol. 1. London : Bently & Co., 1790. Caption: A... More

A strolling player, British Cartoon Print

A strolling player, British Cartoon Print

"An actor stands on the stage, wearing contemporary dress of a military cut, his hair in a pigtail queue which curls upwards grotesquely..." (Source: George) [I. Cruikshank?] This record contains unverified dat... More

Kataoka nizaemon, Shun Ei Katsukawa

Kataoka nizaemon, Shun Ei Katsukawa

Print shows actor Kataoka Nizaemon, full-length portrait, facing left, wearing ceremonial costume. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Ada... More

Bandō Hikosaburō, Utagawa Toyokuni

Bandō Hikosaburō, Utagawa Toyokuni

Print shows the actor Bandō, Hikosaburō, full-length portrait, standing, wearing a cape, and holding with his right hand raised, a bamboo rod with a paper attached to the end. Title and other descriptive inform... More

Utagawa Toyokuni - Yamatoya

Utagawa Toyokuni - Yamatoya

Print shows an actor in the role of a woman. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Yakusha butai no sugatae : Portraits of ... More

Segawa tomisaburō [as yadorigi, wife of ogishi kurando]

Segawa tomisaburō [as yadorigi, wife of ogishi kurando]

Print shows Segawa Tomisaburō, an actor, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, in the role of Yadorigi, the wife of Ogishi Kurando. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored... More

Ichikawa ebizō no takemura sadanoshin

Ichikawa ebizō no takemura sadanoshin

Print shows actor Ichikawa Ebizō, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, in the role of Takemura Sandanoshin.

Sandaime ichikawa yaozō

Sandaime ichikawa yaozō

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Yaozō III, bust portrait, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: vertical Oban Nishikie. ... More

[Theater and hotel building ("Theatre, Assembly Rooms and an hotel"), Richmond, Virginia. 8--perspective sketch]

[Theater and hotel building ("Theatre, Assembly Rooms and an hotel"), ...

Forms part of: Benjamin Henry Latrobe Archive (Library of Congress).

[Theater and hotel building ("Theatre, Assembly Rooms and an hotel"), Richmond, Virginia. 16--front of the stage]

[Theater and hotel building ("Theatre, Assembly Rooms and an hotel"), ...

Inscription on recto: "Front of the Stage." Reference copy available in LOT 4249. Forms part of: Benjamin Henry Latrobe Archive (Library of Congress).

[Theater and hotel building ("Theatre, Assembly Rooms and an hotel"), Richmond, Virginia. 14--SW and NE flanks of hotel]

[Theater and hotel building ("Theatre, Assembly Rooms and an hotel"), ...

Inscriptions on recto: "Elevation of the S.W. Flank, being the FRONT of the HOTEL." "Elevation of the N.E. Flank, being the FRONT of the ROOMS," "VIII." Reference copy available in LOT 4249. Forms part of: B... More

To the curious! Tuesday and Thursday evenings, will be exhibited, at a commodious room, in Mr. Dearborn's new building, at the South entrance of the narrow lane, leading from the theatre, to Milk-Street by Mr. Maginnis ... a grand medley of ente

To the curious! Tuesday and Thursday evenings, will be exhibited, at a...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 46, Folder 8.

[Vignettes of supernatural beings and mythical events possibly related to Japanese theater]

[Vignettes of supernatural beings and mythical events possibly related...

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noyes collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Caesar-like figure standing and holding a staff and an orb topped with a cross]

[Caesar-like figure standing and holding a staff and an orb topped wit...

This record contains unverified, preliminary data. Title devised by Library staff. Sheet is crisscrossed with squares drawn with a pencil. Inscribed in pencil on back of drawing: "Deposit received from Joseph V... More

[Kyōgen play with four characters, two wear hats, one possibly portraying a woman; there is a fish with carving knife on tray in the background]

[Kyōgen play with four characters, two wear hats, one possibly portray...

Drawing shows an actor on the left, wearing a hat, approaching three actors, one also wearing a hat, sitting on the right.

[Kyōgen play with two characters]

[Kyōgen play with two characters]

Drawing shows an actor on the left with short sword and holding a fan, on the right is an actor wearing a hat and standing on a bundle with his arms spread, as though about to fly. Title devised by Library staf... More

[French actress, full-length portrait, seen from behind, right hand raised, skipping or dancing, wearing a plumed headdress]

[French actress, full-length portrait, seen from behind, right hand ra...

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in ink on lower right: Le Gateux. Inscribed in ink in upper right corner: 68. No. 44044 21.

[Actors performing]

[Actors performing]

Print shows two actors, on the right, one appears to be climbing out of his costume to take the lid off a basket while the other actor crawls to the left. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noy... More

[French actor, full-length portrait, facing slightly right, right hand raised, skipping or dancing, wearing a plumed turban-like headdress]

[French actor, full-length portrait, facing slightly right, right hand...

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in ink on lower right: Louis[?] Opera 1770. Paper has a portion of a watermark on the right side. No. 44044 2.

[Theater, Loches]
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