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Entertainment - Theatre


§ Actors, Actresses and Acts

see also Freak Shows under Entertainment

— acrobats (theatrical)

— amateurs (1) (2)

— The Beckwith Frogs

— Blondin (Charles Jean Francois Gravelet) (tightrope walker) (1824-1897)

— "The Female Blondin"

— "Buffalo Bill"

— Herbert Campbell (left of photo) (music hall star)

— Albert Chevalier (music hall star)

— Lottie Collins (music-hall star, 1865-1910)

— costumes

— 'the Dramatic Shoe-Black'

— entertainers for hire

— "The Female Blondin"

— Lydia Foote (actress)

— Mademoiselle de Glorion

— Henry Irving (actor, 1838-1905)

— 'Judge and Jury Clubs'

— Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kean

— Mr. & Mrs. William H. Kendal

— Dan Leno (right of photo) (music hall star)

— Madame Lejars (bare-back rider)

— Jules Leotard (trapeze artist, 1838-1870)

— 'Little Tich' (music hall star)

— Arthur Lloyd (music hall star, 1839-1904)

— Marie Lloyd (music hall star, 1870-1922)

— Loisset (acrobat)

— William Charles Macready (actor)

— magicians

— Charles Matthews (Comedian, 1803-78)

— Adah Isaacs Menken('Mazeppa')

— mesmerists

— Henry Neville (actor)

— 'Nigger Minstrels' / 'Ethiopian Serenaders'

— Cora Pearl (actress)

— Samuel Phelps (Actor/Manager 1804-78)

— Jean Polaski (equestrian)

— Nellie Power (singer)

— poses plastiques

— public readings

— Arthur Roberts (comedian, actor)

— Frederick Robson (actor, 1821-1864)

— Samuel Scott, The American Diver

— Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng

— Edward Sothern (1826-81) 'Lord Dundreary'

— Ellen Terry (Actress, 1848-1928)

— 'Zazel' (Rosa Richter) (human cannonball)

— Zuleilah

§ Audiences

— 'Among the Gods'

— audience members (1) (2)

— drama and the poor

— Gallery audiences

§ Dioramas, Panoramas et al.

— Colosseum

— Cosmorama

— Cyclorama

— Diorama in Regent's Park

— Eidephusicon

— Frith's "Railway Station" 

— Gallery of Illustration

— an Oriental Diorama

— Panorama, Leicester Square

— Stereorama

— Tourists' Gallery

— Wyld's Globe, Leicester Square

§ Music Hall

Character of

— 'Among the Music Hall Luminaries' by James Greenwood

— 'An Anti-Idiotic-Entertainment Company' by James Greenwood

— East End (1) (2)

— general comments

— licensing / indecency

— London Music Halls, by F. Anstey

— Music Hall London by H.Chance Newton

— Music Halls by J. Ewing Ritchie

— Music Halls by George Sims

— Music Halls from 'Tempted London' (1) (2)

— 'music-hall inanities'

— music halls in 'London and Londoners'

— precursors of

— prostitution

— refreshments

— Temperance Music Halls

Halls

see also Theatres below

— Albert Saloon

— Bedford Music Hall

— Britannia Theatre, Hoxton

— Cambridge Music Hall (1) (2)

— Canterbury 1852, enlarged 1854/5 & 1858

— 'coffee music halls'

— Empire Theatre of Varieties 1887

— Evans in Covent Garden 1855 (1) (2)

— Forester's Hall

— Harwoods

— list of theatres, music halls &c. in 1895

— London Pavilion (1) (2) (3)

— Medley

— 'The Mogul'

— Oxford Music Hall 1861 (1) (2)

— Palace (Shaftesbury Avenue)

— Philharmonic (1) (2)

— Pilgrim's Hall

— Royal (Holborn) (pic from 'Living London' 1902)

— South London Palace

— Strand Musick Hall 1864

— Weston’s in Holborn 1857 (1) (2)

— Wiltons, Wellclose Sq. 1858

— Wonderland

— Wornum's

§ Penny Gaffs

— character of

§ Plays

— plots of popular drama

— realism

§ Private Theatricals

— Dickens's Dictionary advice

§ Theatres and Venues

see also list of 'public halls'

see also Entertainment - Music and Musicians

see also Theatre - Music Hall above

— Adelphi

— Agricultural Hall

— Alhambra

— Astleys; (see also Sanger's Amphitheatre)

— Avenue Theatre

— Batty's Hippodrome

— 'Behind the Scenes'

— Bijou Theatre

— Brunswick Theatre

— Charing Cross Theatre

— City of London Theatre

— Coburg see The 'Vic'

— Collins Music Hall

— Comedy Theatre

— Court Theatre

— Covent Garden Theatre

— Criterion Theatre

— Drury Lane Theatre

— Duke's Theatre (see also Holborn Theatre Royal)

— The Eagle

— East End cheap theatres (1) (2)

— East London Theatre

— Effingham Saloon

— Egyptian Hall

— Elephant and Castle Theatre

— The Empire Theatre

— English Opera House see Lyceum Theatre

— 'the evils of theatres'

— Folly Theatre

— Gaiety Theatre (1868)

— Garrick Theatre, Whitechapel

— Globe Theatre

— Grand, Islington

— Grecian Theatre see The Eagle

— at Greenwich Fair

— Haymarket Theatre

— Hengler's Circus, Argyle Street (1872-?)

— Her Majesty's Theatre / Opera House

— Hippodrome (1900-)

— Holborn Theatre Royal

— Imperial Theatre see Royal Aquarium

— list of theatres, music halls & venues in 1895

— Lyceum Theatre

— Marylebone Theatre

— New Royal Amphitheatre

— Novelty Theatre

— Olympia

— Olympic Theatre

— Opera Comique

— Palace Theatre

— Park Theatre

— Pavilion Theatre (1) (2) (3)

— Philharmonic Theatre

— Polygraphic Hall

— Polytechnic

— prices for theatres

— Prince of Wales's Theatre (Tottenham Court Rd)

— Prince of Wales's Theatre (Coventry St.)

— Princess's Theatre

— Queen's Theatre (Regency Theatre)

— Queen's Theatre (St. Martin's Hall)

— Royal Alfred Theatre

— Royal Aquarium

— 'Royal Circus', East End

— Royal Clarence Theatre

— Royal Court Theatre (1871)

— Royal Victoria see The 'Vic'

— Royalty Theatre

— Sadler's Wells

— Sanger's Amphitheatre (see also Astley's)

— Sans Souci Theatre

— Savoy Theatre

— Shaftesbury Theatre

— St. George's Hall

— St. James's Theatre

— St. Martin's Hall see Queen's Theatre

— Standard Theatre

— Strand Theatre

— Surrey Theatre

— Terry's Theatre

— 'a theatrical green-room and behind the scenes'

— Vaudeville Theatre

— The 'Vic' (Coburg)

— The Walhalla