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    • 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
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Shakers, The

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    • Modern dance inevitably made its way to the Broadway stage ; this Edward Steichen photograph of The Shakers, a dance by Charles Weidman (born in Lincoln, Neb.) and Doris Humphrey in Americana appeared in Vanity Fair early in 1933, a few months...
    • Maid of Orleans, The

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    • The coronation procession from Schiller's The Maid of Orleans as staged by Iffland at the Berlin National Theater in 1801 ; this production was one of the first anywhere to emphasize historical accuracy in costumes and scenery, although many...
    • Maid of Orleans, The

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    • The coronation procession from Schiller's The Maid of Orleans as staged by Iffland at the Berlin National Theater in 1801 ; this production was one of the first anywhere to emphasize historical accuracy in costumes and scenery, although many...
    • Deliverance of Renaud

    • Delivrance de Renaud (Choreographic work : Belleville)
    • Second scene, Garden of Delights, from The Deliverance of Renaud, produced at the French court in 1617 ; this seems to have been the first production in France to use angled side wings and back shutters
    • Entertainment staged for Queen Elizabeth I at Elvetham

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    • Entertainment given for Queen Elizabeth by the Earl of Hertford in 1591 at Elvetham in Hampshire ; this shows the second day's entertainment of a four day visit. A crescent-shapes lake was dug especially for the water pageant ; Queen Elizabeth's...
    • Salmacida Spolia

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    • Inigo Jones's floor plan ; note the use of nested wings and back shutters, all of which could be changed by sliding them in grooves ; this may be the first example of a completely changeable setting in England ; Salmacida Spolia was the last masque...

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