Friday, 30 September 2016

The Playboy of the Western World (1907) written by John Millington Synge and produced at the Theatre Dada, Prague, in 1928

Two scenes from The Playboy of the Western World (first published in 1907) written by the Irish playwright John Millington Synge (1871-1909) and produced by Divadlo Dada at the Theatre Dada, Prague, Czech, and directed by Jiří Frejka in 1928





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Thursday, 29 September 2016

The Well of the Saints (first produced in 1905) written by John Millington Synge and painted by John S. Currie

A stage sketch of The Well of the Saints (3-act-play, first produced at the Abbey Theatre in 1905) written by the Irish playwright John Millington Synge (1871-1909), painted by John S. Currie (American, 1897-1946)





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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Shadow of the Glen (1903) written by John Millington Synge (1871-1909) and produced by the Mount Vernon Community Players, Ohio, USA, around 1920

A scene from The Shadow of the Glen (first published in 1903) written by the Irish playwright John Millington Synge (1871-1909) and produced by the Mount Vernon Community Players, Ohio, USA, around 1920





Riders to the Sea (1904) written by John Millington Synge and produced at the West Virginia University, USA, around 1920

A scene from Riders to the Sea (first published in 1904) written by the Irish playwright John Millington Synge (1871-1909) and produced at the West Virginia University, USA, around 1920



The Land of Heart’s Desire (1894) written by William Butler Yeats and produced at the Canvas Playhouse, USA, in 1920

A scene from The Land of Heart’s Desire (first published in 1894) written by the Irish playwright William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) and produced at the Canvas Playhouse, USA, in 1920




Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Cathleen ni Houlihan written by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) and Lady Gregory, and produced at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, on April 2, 1902

A scene from Cathleen ni Houlihan (the nationalistic and republican one-act play) written by the Irish playwright William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) and Lady Gregory (1852 - 1932), and produced at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, for the first time on April 2, 1902















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Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel (1921) written by Jean Cocteau and produced by the Ballets Suedois on June 15, 1921

A scene from Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel (first published in 1921) written by the French playwright Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) and produced by the Ballets Suedois on June 15, 1921









"Les mariés de la tour Eiffel (The Wedding Party on the Eiffel Tower) is a ballet to a libretto by Jean Cocteau, choreography by Jean Börlin, set by Irène Lagut, costumes by Jean Hugo, and music by five members of Les SixGeorges Auric, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Germaine Tailleferre. The score calls for two narrators. The ballet was first performed in Paris in 1921."

"Un mois après, le 18 juin 1921 sont montés de nouveau au théâtres des Champs-Elysées, Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel (ou La Noce massacrée), petit chef-d'oeuvre littéraire, où Cocteau parviendra à faire aboutir dans les personnages de l'appareil-photo et du phonographe, son obsession des "boîtes-parlantes" narrant l'action. (Divers manuscrits du texte original font apparaître Radiguet et Auric comme co-auteurs du texte...)"

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

La Mort de Tintagiles (1894) written by Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) and produced at the Opéra Comique, Paris in 1902

Five scenes from La Mort de Tintagiles (published in 1894) written by the Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) and produced at  the Opéra ComiqueParis in 1902


Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

Act 3

Act 4







Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Pelléas et Mélisande written by Maurice Maeterlinck and produced at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, Paris, in November 1905

Scenic designs by Lucien Jusseaume (French painter, 1861 - 1925) for Pelléas et Mélisande (Pelléas and Mélisande, an 5-act-opera with music by Claude Debussy, 1892) written by the Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) and produced at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, Paris, in November 1905


act 1, scene 2
 

act 2, scene 1


act 2, scene 3

act 3, scene 4




Sunday, 18 September 2016

Voulez-vous jouer avec moâ? (1922) written by Marcel Achard and produced at the Théâtre de l'Atelier, Paris, on 18 December, 1923

Two scenes from Voulez-vous jouer avec moâ? (first published in 1922) written by the French playwright Marcel Achard (1899-1974) and produced at the Théâtre de l'Atelier, Paris, on 18 December, 1923





Thursday, 15 September 2016

Knock (1923) written by Jules Romains and produced at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, on December 14, 1923

A scene from Knock (Knock ou le Triomphe de la médecinefirst published in 1923) written by the French playwright Jules Romains (1885-1972) and first produced at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, on December 15, 1923, starring Louis Jouvet (French actor, 1887 - 1951)



























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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Le Carnaval des enfants written by Saint-Georges de Bouhélier and directed by Pitef? at the Théâtre des Arts, Paris, in 1910

A scene from the play Le Carnaval des enfants written by the French playwright Saint-Georges de Bouhélier (1876-1947) and directed by Pitef? at the Théâtre des Arts, Paris, in 1910





"Il obtint son plus grand succès avec Le Carnaval des enfants, pièce créée au Théâtre des Arts en 1910, et jouée par la suite à l'Odéon et à la Comédie-Française."

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The first act from L'Homme enchaîné (3 acts) written by Édouard Bourdet and produced at the Théâtre Fémina, 6 March, 1923

A scene of the first act from L'Homme enchaîné (3 acts, first published in 1923) written by the French playwright Édouard Bourdet (1887-1945) and produced at the Théâtre Fémina, 6 March, 1923




Friday, 2 September 2016

The play 'Love' written by the French playwright Gorardi?, and produced at La Comédie-Française in Decembr 4th,1921

A scene from the play 'Love' written by the French playwright Girardi?, and  produced at La Comédie-Française in December 4, 1921


Act II