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    • Greek theater

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    • Plan of a Greek theatre in the Jocundus edition of Vitruvius, 1513 ; this shows well the early humanist idea of the Greek stage ; note that the whole is enclosed within a rectangular wall
    • Pantaloon's Seranade

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    • Painting, Pantalone and Innamorata, she in window ; this work shows a typical commedia dell'arte scene, the comical serenade followed by a disaster
    • Jumpin'  Jim Crow

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    • Jumping Jim Crow became a national rage beginning in 1828, when the performer T. D. Rice introduced the dance at Ludlow and Smith's theater in Louisville, Kentucky ; this painting shows Rice on stage in 1833 at the Bowery Theatre in New York in a...
    • Cherry Orchard, The

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    • Directed by Eva Le Gallienne, with Harold Moulton and Alla Nazimova ; this was a revival of the Masterwork originally produced at the Moscow Art Theater in 1904
    • Naumachia on the Arno  River

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    • A naumachia (ancient Roman spectacles representing naval battles) on the Arno River in Florence given in honor of the marriage of Cosimo de Medici to Maria Madalena of Austria in 1608 ; this naumachia was based on the story of Jason and the Golden...
    • Cherry Orchard, The

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    • Directed by Eva Le Gallienne, with Alla Nazimova ; this was a revival of the Masterwork originally produced at the Moscow Art Theater in 1904
    • Cherry Orchard, The

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    • Directed by Eva Le Gallienne, with Alla Nazimova ; this was a revival of the Masterwork originally produced at the Moscow Art Theater in 1904
    • Pantaloon's Seranade

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    • Painting, Pantalone and Innamorata, she in window ; this work shows a typical commedia dell'arte scene, the comical serenade followed by a disaster
    • Il Pomo d'oro

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    • Act II, Scene V ; The Abyss of Hell. ' The earth opens up, and an enormous and hideous head arises and takes up the entire stage; the gaping maw opens to another abyss, through which is seen the river of Hell with Charon and his boat at a landing;...
    • Equus

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    • Poster designed by Gilbert Lesser ; this poster is considered to be one of the most stunning examples of the modern genre ; the design, all circles and rectangles, has the brutal bite of the play it represents
    • Wedding on the Eiffel Tower

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    • The original production in the 1920s by the Ballets Suedois of Cocteau's The Wedding on the Eiffel Tower ; this scene shows the wedding feast ,while in the background is a panorama of Paris and the Seine as seen through the girders of the tower
    • Tabard Inn, London

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    • Yard of the Tabard Inn ; this sketch was made just before the inn was destroyed in the 19th century ; supposedly the yard had remained unchanged since the time of Elizabeth I. Although the Tabard was probably not used for plays, it illustrates the...
    • Pantaloon's Seranade

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    • Painting, Pantalone and Innamorata, she in window ; this work shows a typical commedia dell'arte scene, the comical serenade followed by a disaster
    • Tabard Inn, London

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    • Yard of the Tabard Inn ; this sketch was made just before the inn was destroyed in the 19th century ; supposedly the yard had remained unchanged since the time of Elizabeth I. Although the Tabard was probably not used for plays, it illustrates the...

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