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Topic: theatrical productions

1617
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1999
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[The captain]

[The captain]

Print shows Capitano, a stock character in the Commedia dell'arte, with theatrical stage set and spectators in background.

Iwai sagenta [to] katsuyama matagorō

Iwai sagenta [to] katsuyama matagorō

Print shows actors Iwai Sagenta and Katsuyama Matagorō, one reclining on a veranda, the other about to climb steps to the veranda.

Sawamura Sōjūrō no Soga no Jūrō to Ichikawa Yaozō no Soga no Gorō

Sawamura Sōjūrō no Soga no Jūrō to Ichikawa Yaozō no Soga no Gorō

Print shows two actors (possibly Sawamura Sōjūrō, 1685-1756, and Ichikawa Yaozō) in the roles of two brothers who attempt to revenge their father's murder.

Kudanme

Kudanme

Print shows Tonase holding a sword, standing behind her step-daughter Konami on a veranda as Honzō walks by, disguised as a traveling monk, wearing a beehive-shaped basket over his head and playing a recorder.

A new pantomine - harlequine

A new pantomine - harlequine

Print shows Charles James Fox and Lord North performing on a stage before an audience including the Prince of Wales with his mistress, Mary Robinson, also, Admiral Keppel, the Earl of Portland, Lord Cavendish, ... more

Shodan

Shodan

Print shows a confrontation between a court official and a lesser official with his wife standing nearby, following an offense by the court official; this sets the stage, in later acts, for the lesser official'... more

Fūryū onna shikisanba

Fūryū onna shikisanba

Print shows three women (or the male actors portraying women) in the role of the three old men who typically perform the Okin Shikisanba, a sacred ceremonial no dance.

Seki no matsugae

Seki no matsugae

Print shows seven people, male and female, musicians and actors or dancers.

Hunchback in the character of Richard

Hunchback in the character of Richard

Print shows an actor portraying Richard III in a tent on a stage, appearing through trap doors in the stage are a king, queen, prince regent, and another prince, all crying "Murder."

Tachibanaya ōmiya

Tachibanaya ōmiya

Print shows two actors, full-length portrait, one as a warrior sitting, the other as a woman standing behind the warrior.

Manzai o miru josei[fujo?] to kodomo

Manzai o miru josei[fujo?] to kodomo

Print shows four women and a child watching two men dancing with a fan and a drum.

Shakespeare--Hamlet--Prince of Denmark / painted by H. Fuseli R.A. ; engraved by R. Thew.

Shakespeare--Hamlet--Prince of Denmark / painted by H. Fuseli R.A. ; e...

Act 1, scene 4, from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, showing Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus, and the Ghost, on platform before the Palace of Elsinor.

Hachidanme

Hachidanme

Print shows two women (one probably Konami on her bridal journey to Rikiya's home) in a landscape setting with Mount Fuji in the background.

Kudanme

Kudanme

Print shows two women (Konami and her stepmother Tonase) and another person (possibly Oishi, wife of Yuranosuke) standing behind a screen, listening to them.

Yodanme

Yodanme

Print shows an old man (possibly Yuranosuke), a woman (probably Lady Kawayo), and a young man (possibly Rikiya).

Shichidanme

Shichidanme

Print shows two men (possibly Yuranosuke and one of Moronô's spies) and a woman (possibly Okaru) at a brothel.

Nidanme

Nidanme

Print shows a young man (Rikiya) speaking to a young woman (Konami), they are observed by an older man (possibly Yuranosuke, Rikiya's father, or Honzo, Konami's father).

Jūichidanme

Jūichidanme

Print shows a mentally disabled old man, a samurai carrying a lantern (one of the 47 Rōnin), and the goddess figure Otafuku; at the time of the attack on Moronô's home.

Shodan

Shodan

Print shows actors in the roles of Moronō (Kira Yoshinaka) propositioning Lady Kaoyo, Enya's wife, and Wakasanosuke (a noble offended by Moronō's behavior).

Rokudanme

Rokudanme

Print shows two men (one is probably Kampei) and a young woman (probably Okaru).

Sandanme

Sandanme

Print shows a woman (possibly Okaru), a little man (possibly Moronô's servant Bannai), and another man (possibly Honzo or Kampei).

[Kyōgen play with two characters]

[Kyōgen play with two characters]

Drawing shows an actor on the left with short sword and holding a fan, on the right is an actor wearing a hat and standing on a bundle with his arms spread, as though about to fly.

[Actors performing]

[Actors performing]

Print shows two actors, on the right, one appears to be climbing out of his costume to take the lid off a basket while the other actor crawls to the left.

[Kyōgen play with four characters, two wear hats, one possibly portraying a woman; there is a fish with carving knife on tray in the background]

[Kyōgen play with four characters, two wear hats, one possibly portray...

Drawing shows an actor on the left, wearing a hat, approaching three actors, one also wearing a hat, sitting on the right.

Suehirogari

Suehirogari

Print shows two dancers, one holding a fan and the other holding a parasol.

Gokuin sen'emon to okuri no onna

Gokuin sen'emon to okuri no onna

Print shows two actors in a kabuki play, one as a woman with a paper lantern standing next to Gokuin Sen'emon, one of the five chivalrous men.

Jūnidanme

Jūnidanme

Print shows the night attack on the villa and the capture of Moronō (Kira). Scene from act twelve of the play Chūshingura or revenge of the 47 Rōnin.

Godanme

Godanme

Print shows Yoichibei, an old man, returning home after selling his daughter, Okaru, to a brothel to raise money so that his son-in-law, Kampei, can redeem himself. Yochibei is being robbed and murdered by Sada... more

Hachidanme

Hachidanme

Print shows Tonase, Honzō's wife, and her stepdaughter Konami passing Mount Fuji on Konami's bridal journey to find Rikiya; many pilgrims are visible behind them traveling on the Tōkaidō Road. Scene from act ei... more

Yodanme

Yodanme

Print shows several persons gathered for the ritual suicide, seppuku, of Enya Hangan (Asano). Scene from act four of the play Chūshingura or revenge of the 47 Rōnin.

Shodan

Shodan

Print shows three people (Lady Kaoyo, Moronō, and either Wakasanosuke or Enya Hangan) next to a large trunk representing the treasury. A scene from act one of the play Chūshingura or revenge of the 47 Rōnin.

Nidanme

Nidanme

Print shows, in the background, Konami sitting inside a building, probably meeting with her lover Rikiya, who is not visible, though the hilt of a sword can be seen through the opening, at center is Wakasanosuk... more

Jūdanme

Jūdanme

Print shows the Rōnin samurai dressed as police to test the loyalty of the merchant Gihei. A scene from act ten of the play Chūshingura or revenge of the 47 Rōnin.

Rokudanme

Rokudanme

Print shows Kampei in the act of seppuku; a woman, probably Osai, the brothel-keeper who has come with the final payment for Okaru, is standing near Kampei, as a porter waits next to her sedan chair. Scene from... more

Kudanme

Kudanme

Print shows two women, possibly Tonase and Konami, and Honzō, looking at a map of Morono's villa, and Rikiya, standing, about to draw his sword. Scene from act nine of the play Chūshingura or revenge of the 47 Rōnin.

Shichidanme

Shichidanme

Print shows Yuranosuke reading a long letter without noticing that Okaru, Kampei's lover, seated on a railing above, and Kudayū, one of Moronō's retainers, hiding under the veranda, surreptitiously read the let... more

Bandō, Mitsugorō no Ukiyo Tōei

Bandō, Mitsugorō no Ukiyo Tōei

Print showing the actor Bandō, Mitsugorō, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in the role of Ukiyo Tōei.

Jūichidanme

Jūichidanme

Print shows a scene during the attack on Kira Yoshinaka's home by the 47 Rōnin, with the samurai confronting Kira's guards and searching the grounds. Scene from act eleven of the play Chūshingura or the revenge... more

Sandanme

Sandanme

Print shows a confrontation at the rear gate outside the shogun's palace between Sagisaka Bannai and two other men, who are Moronō's retainers, and Kampei, who is fleeing with his lover Okaru. Scene from act th... more

Shigenoi kowakare

Shigenoi kowakare

Print showing a woman holding a tray of rice cakes?, standing over a man sitting on the floor next to a gameboard.

Segawa Rokō to Bandō Mitsugorō

Segawa Rokō to Bandō Mitsugorō

Print shows the actors Segawa Roko and Bando Mitsugoro as travelers, one carrying a large box suspended from a pole that rests on his shoulder.

Komurasaki and Gonpachi

Komurasaki and Gonpachi

Print shows the samurai-turned-murderer Gonpachi and the young beauty-turned-prostitute Komurasaki.

Is this a rattle which I see before me / Cruikshank.

Is this a rattle which I see before me / Cruikshank.

John Philip Kemble, caricatured, plays the dagger scene in Macbeth. In front of him is magically suspended a large watchman's rattle, labelled "a word to the wise". Text refers to the personal attack made on th... more

Sawamura Tanosuke no Oshichi

Sawamura Tanosuke no Oshichi

Print shows the actor Sawamura Tanosuke in the role of Yaoya Oshichi as she rings the bell at the top of the fire tower.

The centaur-ian manager / the caricaturist general fecit.

The centaur-ian manager / the caricaturist general fecit.

A satire on the equestrian performances at Covent Garden, with John Philip Kemble, as a mount for Mrs. Sarah Siddons, as a tragedy queen, with raised dagger. Behind the centaur's kicking hind-legs lies Comedy o... more

A parody on Macbeth's soliloquy at Covent Garden Theatre

A parody on Macbeth's soliloquy at Covent Garden Theatre

Kemble as Macbeth, in Highland dress, declaims before the footlights; holding out a coin in his left hand, he staggers back, left leg forward.

Sawamura Tanosuke no Yūsuke nyōbō Osen

Sawamura Tanosuke no Yūsuke nyōbō Osen

Print shows Sawamura Tanosuke, an actor, in the role of Osen, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, carrying a wooden bucket containing flowers.

Yatsushi shikisanba

Yatsushi shikisanba

Print shows three actors in the roles of Senzai, Okina, and Sanbasō, on stage performing in the noh play Shikisanba (or shikisamba).

Iwai Hanshirō no Sagoemon musume Oyone

Iwai Hanshirō no Sagoemon musume Oyone

Print shows the actor Iwai, Hanshiro in the role of Oyone, Sagoemon's daughter, full-length, standing, facing left.

Segawa Rokō no Matsukaze

Segawa Rokō no Matsukaze

Print shows Segawa Roko, an actor, as Matsukaze, one of two sisters, with a shoulder pole carrying salt water from the sea.

The rehearsal or the baron and the elephant / G. Cruikshank, fect.

The rehearsal or the baron and the elephant / G. Cruikshank, fect.

A satire on the Covent Garden pantomime of 1812-13, which caused a sensation by the performance of an elephant. The elephant crushes under a fore-foot a bust of Shakespeare and a number of open books. Baron Ger... more

Godanme

Godanme

Print shows a man (possibly the outlaw Sadakurô) holding an umbrella, glaring at a man (probably Yoichibei) holding a lantern, cowering in the rain; Sadakurô will rob and kill Yoichibei.

Jūdanme

Jūdanme

Print shows a masked man, one of the Rōnin, with a sword attacking Osono, the estranged wife of Gihei, in order to cut her hair to the customary length of a nun making it impossible for her father to marry her ... more

Rokudanme

Rokudanme

Print shows a woman, Osai, owner of a brothel, in a palanquin with porters at the front and back. She has come to Yoichibei's cottage to make the final payment for Okaru, Yoichibei's daughter. She is confronted... more

Jūichidanme

Jūichidanme

Print shows three Rōnin samurai attacking the entrance to Moronō's (Kira Yoshinaka) home.

Shodan

Shodan

Print shows a woman on the left, Kaoyo, wife of Enya (Asano Naganori), who has received a love letter from Moronō (Kira Yoshinaka), who is standing on the right, and, in the middle, Wakasanosuke about to draw his sword.

Taibi

Taibi

Print shows three men outside a shed, one is carrying a large knife, another is carrying a lance and a lantern, and the third man appears unarmed.

Sandanme

Sandanme

Print shows, at the entrance to a foot-bridge, a man (Kampei) with sword raised over his head, poised to strike, and standing next to him is a woman (Okaru), and lying on the ground is a man who is possibly one... more

Yanone gorō

Yanone gorō

Print shows an actor portraying Yanone Gorō shapening an arrow.

Kudanme

Kudanme

Print shows a man (possibly Yuranosuke) and two women (possibly Tonase and her step-daughter Konami, or Oishi, wife of Yuranosuke) in a room with doorway to the outside in the background.

Nidanme

Nidanme

Print shows Rikiya, with sword and fan, standing next to Konami, kneeling on the floor, offering him a cup of tea.

Seki sanjūrō no ukai kujūrō

Seki sanjūrō no ukai kujūrō

Print shows Seki Sanjūrō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, in front of a folding screen.

Nakamaru matsue no keisei miyako

Nakamaru matsue no keisei miyako

Print shows the actor Nakamura Matsue in an onnagata role as the keisei (courtesan) Miyako, standing at a gate in the wall around a city, beating a small drum.

Ofusa tokubei

Ofusa tokubei

Print shows a full-length portrait of a Ofusa, a young woman about to depart on a suicide journey in order to spend eternity with her lover Tokubei.

Segawa kikunojō no hashihime

Segawa kikunojō no hashihime

Print shows Segawa Kikunojō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing in front of a screen, facing front, in an onnagata role portraying Hashihime (Lady at the Bridge, chapter 45 of the Tale of Genji).

Nakamura karoku no kinokuniya koharu

Nakamura karoku no kinokuniya koharu

Print shows the actor Nakamura Karoku, in an onnagata role of the courtesan Kinokuniya Koharu, full-length, standing, binding her thighs with a long ribbon, from the play Shinju Ten no Amijima; a standing scree... more

Lola has come! Enthusiastic reception of Lola by American audience

Lola has come! Enthusiastic reception of Lola by American audience

Caricature of theater scene, showing Lola Montez dancing on stage as Puritan peaks at her through his fingers and the house manager carries "half the house" agreement in his pocket.

Hachidaime ichikawa danjūrō no sinie

Hachidaime ichikawa danjūrō no sinie

Print shows actors kneeling on a stage before an audience and other figures on the stage that have horns.

Tsuri gitsune

Tsuri gitsune

Print shows a scene from a performance of Tsurigitsune (the fox and the trapper, or the fox hunter) where the trapper tries to coax the fox into taking the bait in a trap.

Interior of the Grand Duke's Theater - The audience during the performance of the thrilling spectacle of the march of "The Mulligan Guards" / J. B.

Interior of the Grand Duke's Theater - The audience during the perform...

Newsboys and bootblacks' theater, Five Points neighborhood, New York City.

Kiralfy's grand spectacle of Paradise lost

Kiralfy's grand spectacle of Paradise lost

Includes portraits of Julia Seaman, Kiralfy Brothers, and others.

[Advertising cards for play "Deacon Crankett"]

[Advertising cards for play "Deacon Crankett"]

Two identical advertising cards for a play by John Habberton, "Deacon Crankett," with the head of a baby and the message "One of 'Helen's babies' laughing at 'Deacon Crankett'" and one leaf-shaped advertising c... more

Juvenile Pinafore

Juvenile Pinafore

Poster advertising H.M. Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan as performed by children.

[Advertising card for play "Deacon Crankett"]

[Advertising card for play "Deacon Crankett"]

Advertising card for a play by John Habberton, "Deacon Crankett," with the head of a baby and the message "One of 'Helen's babies' laughing at 'Deacon Crankett'" affixed to a calendar from the Home Insurance Co... more

Oliver Twist - Nancy Sikes

Oliver Twist - Nancy Sikes

Theater poster showing full-length portrait of "Nancy Sikes."