Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film is a magazine focusing on Arts

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1, June

'Aint You Coming to Our Concert Tonight?': The Court and Alley Concerts of Late- Victorian Britain
In April 1897, the Liverpool Mercury printed a letter from a Mr H. Lee Jones:Gentlemen, - I hope I am correct in concluding that but few amongst us will question the inspirational force of good- class music, of whatever description. None again, who have...
Class, Consensus and Repertoire at the Nottingham and Midland Counties Working Classes Industrial Exhibition
On 16 March 1865, during one in a series of meetings held to determine the structure and scope of the forthcoming Nottingham and Midland Counties Industrial Exhibition, a member of the Nottingham Town Council outlined both the financial infrastructure...
D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation: A History of 'The Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time.'/Griffith in Context: A Multimedia Exploration of the Birth of a Nation (CD-ROM)/The Birth of a Nation (DVD)
Melvyn Stokes D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation: A History of 'The Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time.' New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 413 pp. £61/$99 hardback, £13.99/$24.95 paperbackEllen Strain and Gregory VanHoosier- Carey...
'Instruction, Amusement and Spectacle: Popular Shows and Exhibitions, 1800-1914'
Th e AHRC- funded project 'Projected and Moving Image Entertainment in the South- West, 1820-1914' undertook to examine the range of exhibition practices and potential sites and audiences for such relevant entertainments in the south- west of England....
Jim Crow, American: Selected Songs and Plays, edited/Slavery and Sentiment on the American Stage, 1787-1861: Lifting the Veil of Black
T.D. Rice, Jim Crow, American: Selected Songs and Plays, edited by W. T. Lhamon. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009. 224 pp. £11.95/$14.95.Heather S. Nathans, Slavery and Sentiment on the American Stage, 1787-1861: Lifting...
'Natural Pantomime': Spectacle, Silence and Speech Disability
On 2 October 1830, the Sheffield Independent & Yorkshire and Derby Advertiser carried the story of an inquest held on 30 September at The Black Bull Inn into the death of newborn infant in the Yorkshire village of Ecclesfield.1 The baby's torso had...
Staging Criminality and Colonial Authority: The Execution of Thug Criminals in British India
The most sensational of British colonial initiatives in pre- Mutiny India was the campaign to suppress the criminal fraternity of thugs (bandits who worked the roads, robbing and strangling travellers). The campaign had its roots in what C. A. Bayly...
'Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay': Lottie Collins' Act and the Not-So-Modern Girl
The cheers and catcalls which attended Lottie Collins's London performances of 'Ta- ra- ra- boom- de- ay' in 1891-2 have long since become legendary. After it became a hit in Gaiety Theatre burlesques and the music halls of the West End, a swag of reminiscences...
The Arsenal as Spectacle
Woolwich Warren, or the Royal Arsenal as it became known from the early nineteenth century (1805), was a global hub of the British Empire. Home to the Royal Artillery, the Arsenal, situated on the eastern banks of the Thames, dispatched men and ordnance...
The Griffith Project/Biograph Shorts
Paolo Cherchi Usai, general editor, The Griffith Project. Volumes 1-12. London: British Film Institute, 1999-2008. 188-321 pp. £42.50/$80.00 per volume hardbound. Volumes sold separately.D. W. Griffith. Biograph Shorts. Special edition, David Shepard...
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