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Drama Collection

Background imageDrama Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageDrama Collection: Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France

Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France
At the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l Ouest, the Granville train crashes through the buffers and into the street (Rue de Rennes)

Background imageDrama Collection: Sherlock Holmes theatre poster

Sherlock Holmes theatre poster
Theatre poster advertising a four-part drama of Sherlock Holmes, playing at the Grand Theatre in Halifax, the show travelling from the Lyceum Theatre in London

Background imageDrama Collection: Photo of The Dolly Sisters

Photo of The Dolly Sisters
Black and white photograph of popular revue stars the Dolly Sisters in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 19th December 1925

Background imageDrama Collection: Shakespeare Exhibition at Earls Court, London

Shakespeare Exhibition at Earls Court, London
Londons great attraction: what to see in Shakespeares England. How to find and identify the chief reconstructions of old Tudor buildings at Earls Court. Date: 1912

Background imageDrama Collection: The Huntsman, painting by W Smithson Broadhead

The Huntsman, painting by W Smithson Broadhead
Colour photograph in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 24th October 1925 of The Huntsman painting by W Smithson Broadhead. Date: 24th October 1925

Background imageDrama Collection: Shakespeare quotation on a greetings card

Shakespeare quotation on a greetings card (inside pages) -- Heaven give you many, many merry days (The Merry Wives of Windsor). With a colourful spray of flowers. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageDrama Collection: Bardelys The Magnificent, by Hamilton and Sabatini

Bardelys The Magnificent, by Hamilton and Sabatini
Bardelys The Magnificent, by Henry Hamilton and Rafael Sabatini, from Sabatinis novel (1906). First produced at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, August 1910, then the Globe Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

Background imageDrama Collection: Cymbeline - title page

Cymbeline - title page - Iachimo emerges from the trunk as Imogen sleeps. 1862

Background imageDrama Collection: Muses - Thalia, Erato

Muses - Thalia, Erato
Thalia muse of comic drama and Erato muse of lyric poetry

Background imageDrama Collection: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist

Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist
Leo Tolstoy (Count Lyev Nikolayevich Tolstoy), Russian novelist, essayist, dramatist and educational reformer

Background imageDrama Collection: The Immortal Hour, by Rutland Boughton, Birmingham

The Immortal Hour, by Rutland Boughton, Birmingham
The Immortal Hour, music drama by Rutland Boughton from the play by Fiona MacLeod, produced by Barry V Jackson, at the Repertory Theatre, Station Street, Birmingham. circa 1921

Background imageDrama Collection: The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin - Flyer, Eastbourne Production

The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin - Flyer, Eastbourne Production
The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin. First produced at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 28th November 1927. Back and front pages of the flyer for the Eastbourne production

Background imageDrama Collection: Caricature of the actor and dramatist Harry Paulton

Caricature of the actor and dramatist Harry Paulton
Caricature of the comic actor and dramatist Harry Paulton in the role of The Abbe. circa 1880s

Background imageDrama Collection: Silhouettes of a fox hunt in the York and Ainsty country

Silhouettes of a fox hunt in the York and Ainsty country
Black and white silhouette pictures by Captain H L Oakley in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 12th December 1925

Background imageDrama Collection: OUDS: The Tempest at Worcester College, 1949

OUDS: The Tempest at Worcester College, 1949
A midsummer diversion in an Oxford garden: the Oxford University Drama Societys production of Shakespeares The Tempest in the grounds of Worcester College, 1949

Background imageDrama Collection: Photo of Miss Alice Delysia

Photo of Miss Alice Delysia
Black and white photograph in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 21st November 1925 showing Miss Alice Delysia in On with the Dance at the London Pavilion. Date: 21st November 1925

Background imageDrama Collection: William Shakespeare on a Christmas card

William Shakespeare on a Christmas card
Head and shoulders profile portrait of William Shakespeare with a quotation on a Christmas card (front and back covers) -- Heaven bless you and prosper your affairs (Henry IV, Part 2)

Background imageDrama Collection: William Shakespeare on a greetings card

William Shakespeare on a greetings card
Head and shoulders profile portrait of William Shakespeare on a greetings card (front cover). (1 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageDrama Collection: Cover design, Popular Aviation Magazine

Cover design, Popular Aviation Magazine combined with Practical Mechanics, showing two criminals in a red car being pursued by two policemen in a biplane

Background imageDrama Collection: King Henry VI of England married to Margaret of Anjou

King Henry VI of England married to Margaret of Anjou at Titchfield Abbey, 23 April 1445. The mad king was 24 and the queen 15

Background imageDrama Collection: Scenes from Madame Sans-Gene (1925) starring Gloria Swanson

Scenes from Madame Sans-Gene (1925) starring Gloria Swanson, filmed in Paris. This lavishly produced romantic costume comedy-drama was directed by L鯮 ce Perret

Background imageDrama Collection: Ramsgate lifeboat men on board stranded ship

Ramsgate lifeboat men on board stranded ship
Ramsgate lifeboat men with passengers on board a ship caught on the Goodwin Sands. Date: 19th century

Background imageDrama Collection: Martin Harvey in Scaramouche, a romantic drama in four acts by Rafael Sabatini

Martin Harvey in Scaramouche, a romantic drama in four acts by Rafael Sabatini, at the Garrick Theatre, London. Date: late 1920s

Background imageDrama Collection: Le Devoir de Tuer by Rene Berton

Le Devoir de Tuer by Rene Berton (born in 1872 and died in 1934). Rene Berton was a French physician, known for his plays. Le Devoir de Tuer translated is The Duty to KIll

Background imageDrama Collection: Photo of HRH Prince of Wales aboard HMS Repulse

Photo of HRH Prince of Wales aboard HMS Repulse
Black and white photograph in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 24th October 1925 of HRH Prince of Wales aboard HMS Repulse on the way home from a South American tour

Background imageDrama Collection: Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw

Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw
Promotional postcard for Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw. First produced at the Royal Court Theatre, 21st May 1905

Background imageDrama Collection: Twelfth Night, Act II Scene iv, by William Heath Robinson

Twelfth Night, Act II Scene iv, by William Heath Robinson
Scene from the Shakespeare comedy, Twelfth Night, Act II Scene iv, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Showing a banquet at Orsinos house, with the clown Feste singing a sad love song

Background imageDrama Collection: The Quinlan Opera Company

The Quinlan Opera Company
Promotional postcard for The Quinlan Opera Company. Billed as The Greatest Touring Company Ever Organized. Touring to the Royal Hippodrome, Liverpool, 2nd October 1911 Figures, left to right

Background imageDrama Collection: Caricatured Hamlet on a music sheet

Caricatured Hamlet on a music sheet
A caricatured Hamlet, probably based on Sir Henry Irving, on a music sheet entitled Hamlet Ye Dane, A Ghost Story, with music by J B Lawreen

Background imageDrama Collection: Scene from Wagners opera Tannhauser

Scene from Wagners opera Tannhauser. late 19th century

Background imageDrama Collection: William Archer - The Theatre Magazine

William Archer - The Theatre Magazine
William Archer, drama critic, translator and playwright - The Theatre Magazine, May 1886. 1886

Background imageDrama Collection: The Merry Wives of Windsor - title page

The Merry Wives of Windsor - title page - Anne Page and Slender, an inept and unsuccessful suitor. 1862

Background imageDrama Collection: Caricature of the English dramatist James Albery

Caricature of the English dramatist James Albery -- Defiance. circa 1870s

Background imageDrama Collection: Advert for Happy New Year Costume Ball 31st December 1925

Advert for Happy New Year Costume Ball 31st December 1925
Black and white advertisement in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 28th November 1925 for the Happy New Year Costume Ball at the Albert Hall on 21st December 1925

Background imageDrama Collection: Tom Edson, The electrician Chas. E. Blaneys American comedy

Tom Edson, The electrician Chas. E. Blaneys American comedy drama success. Date c1898

Background imageDrama Collection: Siege of Malta Raised

Siege of Malta Raised
The siege of Malta raised

Background imageDrama Collection: Greece / Theatre Audience

Greece / Theatre Audience
A colourfully dressed and sophisticated audience at an Athenian theatre

Background imageDrama Collection: Faust & Black Dog

Faust & Black Dog
Faust and Wagner see the Black Dog - a sinister symbol (scene from Goethes drama)

Background imageDrama Collection: Adolphe Laferriere as Charles Barbaroux in

Adolphe Laferriere as Charles Barbaroux in Madame Roland by Virginie Ancelot, Theatre du Vaudeville, 1843. Handcoloured lithograph after an illustration by Victor Dollet from Galerie Dramatique

Background imageDrama Collection: Mlle Payre as Beppe in the verse drama Karel Dujardin, 1843

Mlle Payre as Beppe in the verse drama Karel Dujardin, 1843
Mlle Payre as Beppe in the verse drama Karel Dujardin by the Marquis de Belloy, Theatre de l Odeon, 1843. Handcoloured lithograph after an illustration by Victor Dollet from Galerie Dramatique

Background imageDrama Collection: Harry Brodribb Irving as Mathias in The Bells

Harry Brodribb Irving as Mathias in The Bells, a role made famous by his father, Sir Henry Irving. He was appearing at the Grand Theatre, Southampton. 1910s

Background imageDrama Collection: Sarah Bernhardt as Cleopatra

Sarah Bernhardt as Cleopatra in Victorien Sardous Drama at the New English Opera House Date: 1892

Background imageDrama Collection: Plans and section of the Odeon of Pericles, Athens, Greece

Plans and section of the Odeon of Pericles, Athens, Greece
Plans and section of the Odeon of Athens or Odeon of Pericles in Athens, Greece. Odeo di Pericle. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Luigi Antonio Bossi from Giulio Ferrarios

Background imageDrama Collection: Ballet dancer Lucien Petipa as Lyonel in Lady

Ballet dancer Lucien Petipa as Lyonel in Lady Henriette by Mazilier, Academie Royale de Musique, 1844. Handcoloured lithograph after an illustration by Victor Dollet from Galerie Dramatique

Background imageDrama Collection: Ulysses at Her Majestys Theatre, London

Ulysses at Her Majestys Theatre, London - Constance Collier as Pallas Athene. The play was written by Stephen Phillips. 1902

Background imageDrama Collection: Dip in the morning and Dip at Night

Dip in the morning and Dip at Night. A housewife seems to be gaining a lot more personal pleasure from her morning soak than her evening with her soak who is not performing to quite her

Background imageDrama Collection: The Youngest of Three, New Theatre, Cambridge

The Youngest of Three, New Theatre, Cambridge
The Youngest of Three, a play by H F Maltby, at the New Theatre, Cambridge, with a scene from Act 3. First performed in Jersey in 1905. circa 1911



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