Saturday, 31 December 2016

The Silver Box written by John Galsworthy and produced at the Empire Theatre, New York, in 1907

A scene from The Silver Box (first published in 1906) written by the British playwright John Galsworthy (1867 - 1933) and produced by Charles Frohman (1856 - 1915) at the Empire Theatre, New York City, with the scenic design by Frank Platzer, having run for only 20 performances from March 18, 1907 to April 1907, featuring Bruce McRae as Jones and Ethel Barrymore as Mrs. Jones. Critics praised Ethel Barrymore's performance, but audiences preferred to see her in more glamorous part. 


Ethel Barrymore as Mrs. Jones



Mary Stuart (1919 ) written by John Drinkwater and produced at the Curtain Club of the University of Texas around 1925

A scene from Mary Stuart (1919 ) written by the British playwright John Drinkwater (1882-1937) and produced at the Curtain Club (a performance group and campus theatrical society) of the University of Texas, USA, around 1925







Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Secret 1922) written by Karel Čapek and produced at the Pasadena Community Playhouse, California, in 1926

A scene from Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Secret or Case 1922) written by the Czech playwright Karel Čapek (1890 - 1938) and produced at the Pasadena Community Playhouse, California, by the University Players Guild, with the stage designed by Robert Redington Sharp (1904 - 1934) in 1926


  • Act I, The lawyer's office

  • There are two other set scene photos by R. R. Sharpe for The Makropoulos secret
    • Act II, The bare stage
    • Act III, The hotel boudoir

Fancy-Free (1911) written by William Stanley Houghton and produced at the Princess Theatre, New York City, in 1913

A scene from Fancy-Free (fantastic comedy in one act, first published in 1911)  written by the British playwright William Stanley Houghton (1881 - 1913) and produced at the Princess Theatre, New York City, having run for 115 performances from March 14, 1913 to June 1913





 

Friday, 30 December 2016

Saint Joan (1923) written by George Bernard Shaw and produced at the Théâtre des Arts in Paris under the direction of Georges Pitoëff in 1925

A scene from Saint Joan (first published in 1923) written by the British playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and produced at the Théâtre des Arts in Paris under the direction of Georges Pitoëff (1884 - 1939 Russian-born of Armenian origins) in 1925






Thursday, 29 December 2016

Milestones written by Enoch A. Bennett and produced at the Royal Theatre on 5the March, 1912

A scene from Milestones (first published in 1912) written by the British playwright Enoch Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931) with Edward Knoblauch (American-born British playwright, 1874 - 1945) and produced at the Royal Theatre, running for over 600 performances from March 5, 1912 to 1913


Second Act

Second Act





Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Justice (1910) written by John Galsworthy and produced around 1925

A scene from Justice (1910) written by the British playwright John Galsworthy (1867-1933)  and produced probably at the Duke of York's Theatre, London, on February 21, 1910




Act I

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Strife (1909) written by John Galsworthy produced at the St. Martin's Theater in April, 1920

A scene from Strife (premiered in 1909) written by the British playwright John Galsworthy (1867-1933) and produced at the St. Martin's Theater, London, in April, 1920




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Monday, 26 December 2016

The Man of Destiny (1897) written by George Bernard Shaw and produced at the Mimes Theatre, USA, in 1927

A scene from The Man of Destiny (first published in 1897) written by the British playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and produced at the Mimes Theatre, New York City, under the direction of Molkmar Julian? in 1927




Androcles and the Lion (1913) written by George Bernard Shaw and produced at the Klaw Theatre by the Theatre Guild, New York, in 1925

A set design of 1926 by Miguel Covarrubias (1904 - 1957) for Androcles and the Lion (first published in 1913) written by the British playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) and produced at the Klaw Theatre by the Theatre Guild, New York, under the direction of Philip Moeller (1880 - 1958), running for  68 performances from Nov. 23, 1925 to Jan. 1926





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The Show Off written by George Edward Kelly and produced at the Playhouse Theatre, New York, in February 1924

    A scene from The Show Off (3-act play) written by the American playwright George Edward Kelly (his early career in vaudeville as an actor and sketch writer, 1887-1974) and produced at the Playhouse Theatre, New York City, running for 571 performances from February 5, 1924 to June, 1925


 The big room at Fisher's



The Guardsman (1910) written by the Hungarian playwright Molnár Ferenc and produced by the Theatre Guild, New York, around 1925

Some scenes from The Guardsman (comedy of marital roleplaying, first published in 1910) written by the Hungarian playwright Molnár Ferenc (1878-1952) and produced by the Theatre Guild, at the Garrick Theatre & Booth Theatre, New York City, starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, having run for 248 performances from Oct. 13, 1924 to Jun. 6, 1925,  after a monumental success of his Liliom in 1921


Act II
















Lynn Fontanne & Alfred Lunt in The Guardsman - New York Garrick Theatre (1924) 
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Liliom (1909) written by Molnár Ferenc and produced by the Theatre Guild, New York, in 1921

Some scenes from Liliom (first published in 1909) written by the Hungarian playwright Molnár Ferenc (1878 - 1952) and produced by the Theatre Guild, under the direction of Frank Reicher (1875 - 1965), at the Garrick & Fulton Theatres, New York City, running for 300 performances from April 20, 1921 to Jan. 7, 1922

 






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He Who Gets Slapped written by Leonid N. Andreyev and produced by the Palmetto? Players, USA, around 1925

A scene from He Who Gets Slapped (first published in 1922) written by the Russian playwright Leonid N. Andreyev (1871-1919) and produced by the Palmetto? Players, USA, around 1925




 


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Mr. Pim Passes By (1919) written by A. A. Milne and produced by the Theatre Guild, at the Garrick Theatre, in 1921

Two scenes from Mr. Pim Passes By (first published in 1919) written by the British playwright Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956) and produced by the Theatre Guild, at the Garrick Theatre, New York City, having run for 124 performances from February 28, 1921 to June 1921



Erskine Sanford as Carraway Pim, Dudley Digges and Laura Hope Crews




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Pictures from the Insects’ Life (1921) written by Karel Čapek and Josef Čapek, and produced at the Jolson's 59th Street Theater, New York, in 1922 - 23

Two scenes from Ze života hmyzu (Pictures from the Insects’ Life or The World We Live In, first published in 1921)  written by the Czech playwrights Karel Čapek (1890-1938) and Josef Čapek (1887-1945), and produced by William A. Brady at the Jolson's 59th Street Theatre, New York, with the stage designed by Lee Simonson, running for 111 performances from Oct. 31, 1922 to Feb. 1923









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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Street Scene written by Elmer Rice and first produced at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City in 1929

Some scenes from Street Scene written by the American playwright Elmer Rice (1892-1967) and first produced at the Playhouse Theatre, New York City, with the scene designed by Jo Mielziner, having run for 601 performances from Jan. 10, 1929 to June 1930 






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