Theatre Periodical Series: Unit 1: American Theater Periodicals of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

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Overview

Theater news from New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and other venues is covered in this collection of periodicals. Some titles focus on a broader scale of performing arts, including vaudeville, magic, opera and folklore.

The titles included are:

  • The Thespian Mirror, 1805-1806
  • The Dramatic Mirror, 1829
  • The Prompter's Whistle, 1850
  • Stage, 1866
  • Playbill, 1876-1877
  • Le Chat Noir, 1889
  • The Vaudeville, 1898-1906
  • The Cann-Leighton Official Theatrical Guide, 1896-1971
  • Stage, 1904-1905
  • The St. Louis Dramatic News, 1906-1909
  • The Drama, 1911-1930
  • Gus Hill's National Theatrical Directory, 1914-1915
  • The Theatrical Budget, 1823-1828
  • Figarao, 1850
  • The Prompter, 1866-1867
  • The New York Clipper Annual, 1874-1901
  • Oriole Tidings, 1803-1806
  • Dramatic Mirror Quarterly, Mahatma, 1895
  • The Looker-On, 1895-1897
  • The Burr McIntosh Monthly
  • Philadelphia Theatrical Guide, 1903-1904
  • Conjurer's Monthly Magazine, 1906-1908
  • The New York Star, 1908-1909
  • The Theatrical Weekly Record, 1911-1913

Unit One: 19 reels

Reviews

"The drama series offers a wide range of significant and hitherto unavailable sources to the scholar who intends to study the popular stage in depth." -- Dr. David Mayer Department of Drama University of Manchester

— David Mayer, Dr.

"An invaluable source of documentation on London theatres and those of the provinces for the crucial early years of the 20th century." -- Mr. Donald Roy Director of Drama University of Hull

— Donald Roy