Saturday, 31 December 2016

The Silver Box written by John Galsworthy and produced at the Imperial Hall in February, 1907

A scene from The Silver Box (first published in 1906) written by the British playwright John Galsworthy (1867-1933) and produced at the Imperial Hall in February, 1907

 


"Galsworthy’s The Silver Box (The Court, 25 September–19 October 1906 and 8–27 April 1907) highlights the inequality of justice between the classes, seen in this case through the aristocratic Barthwick and the lower class Jones families. Jack Barthwick, a young man about town, returns home drunk one evening and is helped inside by James Jones (the husband of the family’s maid). Jones takes advantage of Barthwick’s offer of thanks by seizing a silver cigarette box and a lady’s purse. The following morning the items are discovered missing and Mrs Jones is wrongly arrested for the crime. However, upon discovering that the lady’s purse was originally stolen by Jack, his father pays off the lady to avoid any scandal and only mildly reprimands his son. By contrast, after admitting his guilt Jones receives a month’s hard labour."

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 of the University of Texas, USA, around 1925






Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Affair 1922) written by the Czech playwright Karel Čapek and produced at the Pazadena Community Playhouse, California, around 1925

A scene from Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Affair 1922) written by the Czech playwright Karel Čapek (1890-1938 Czech) and produced at the Pazadena Community Playhouse, California,  with the stage design by Robert Sharp around 1925




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

A scene from Fancy-Free (first published in 1911)  written by the British playwright William Stanley Houghton (1881-1913) and produced at the Princess Theatre, New York City, in 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 in 1925




"The production by Georges Pitoëff, at the Théâtre des Arts in Paris in 1925 with Ludmilla Pitoëff as Joan, was a notorious example of playing against what Shaw took to be the spirit of his text. Frequently revived over the next ten years, it was Shaw's first – and greatest – French success owing not a little to the tremendous emotional force of Ludmilla's acting. Reviewers, quick to find contemporary implications about the need for national unity in post-War France, responded to Shaw's presentation of an impassioned, strategic Joan and recognised that what they saw as his satirisation of the other characters made her shine out all the more."

Thursday, 29 December 2016

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

A scene from Milestones written by the British playwright Enoch Arnold Benett (1867-1931) with Edward Knoblauch and produced at the Royal Theatre on 5th of March, 1912

Third Act




"In 1912, Milestones, by Arnold Bennett and Edward Knoblauch had over 600 performances at the Royal Theatre, London."


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 around 1925




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




Monday, 26 December 2016

The Man of Destiny (1897) written by George Bernard Shaw and produced at the Mimes? Theatre, USA, around 1925

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, USA, around 1925



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 scene from 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 Morcmare Julia? in 1925







Androcles and the Lion   
This production was composed of the following shows:
Klaw Theatre, (11/23/1925 - circa. 1/1926)
First Preview:Total Previews:
Opening Date:Nov 23, 1925  
Closing Date:Jan 1926Total Performances:68


Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in a prologue and two acts

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 written by the American playwright George Edward Kelly (1887-1974) and produced at the Playhouse Theatre, New York, in February 1924





The Show Off   

Playhouse Theatre, (2/05/1924 - circa. 6/1925)
First Preview:Total Previews:
Opening Date:Feb 05, 1924  
Closing Date:Jun 1925Total Performances:571

Category: Play, Comedy, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: 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 (first published in 1910) written by the Hungarian playwright Molnár Ferenc (1878-1952) and produced by the Theatre Guild, New York, around 1925



Liliom (1909) written by the Hugarian playwright Molnár Ferenc and produced by the Theatre Guild, New York, in 1921

Some scenes from Liliom (first published in 1909) written by the Hugarian playwright Molnár Ferenc (1878-1952) and produced by the Theatre Guild, New York, in 1921
 
 






"Liliom was a failure in Hungary when it was staged there in 1909, but not when it was staged on Broadway in an English translation by Benjamin Glazer in 1921. The production starred Joseph Schildkraut (his role originally offered to John Barrymore), and Eva Le Gallienne, with supporting roles played by such actors as Dudley Digges and Helen Westley."

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 Alan Alexander Milne and produced by the Theatre Guild, USA with the stage-design by Walter Sinclair 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, USA with the stage-design by Walter Sinclair in 1921



 






Pictures from the Insects’ Life (1921) written by Karel Čapek and Josef Čapek, and produced at the 59 East 59th Street Theater?, New York, with the stage design by Lin Simonson? around 1927

Two scenes from Ze života hmyzu (Pictures from the Insects’ Life, first published in 1921)  written by the Czech playwrights Karel Čapek (1890-1938) and Josef Čapek (1887-1945), and produced at the 59 East 59th Street Theater?, New York, with the stage design by Lin Simonson? around 1927








 

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 in New York City on January 10, 1929  







"Street Scene is a 1929 American play by Elmer Rice. It opened January 10, 1929, at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City. After a total of 601 performances on Broadway, the production toured the United States and ran for six months in London. The action of the play takes place entirely on the front stoop of a New York City brownstone and in the adjacent street in the early part of the 20th century. It studies the complex daily lives of the people living in the building (and surrounding neighborhood) and the sense of despair that hovers over their interactions. Street Scene received the 1929 Pulitzer Prize for Drama."

"An actual apartment house at 25 West 65 Street was duplicated for the production of ‘Street Scene’ by Elmer Rice c. 1929. Such a wonderful image, too. I love how the crowd, even the people looking out the various windows, fills out the picture frame."

The Adding Machine (1923) written by Elmer Rice and produced at the Boston Repertry Theatre around 1925

A stage design from The Adding Machine  (first published in 1923)  written by the American playwright Elmer Rice (1892-1967) and produced at the Boston Repertry Theatre around 1925, which was drawn by Yonel Yolgresco?



Monday, 19 December 2016

A play written by Eusebio Blasco (1844–1903) and produced at Teatro Manzoni, Milano, in February, 1905

Two Scenes from a play Little Fountain?? written by the Spanish playwright Eusebio Blasco (1844–1903) and produced at Teatro Manzoni, Milano, in February, 1905

First Act


Fourth Act