Sunday, 29 January 2017

Saint Joan (1923) written by George Bernard Shaw and produced at the Kamerny theatre in Moscow around 1925

A scene from Saint Joan (1923) written by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) and produced at the Kamerny theatre (founded in 1914) in Moscow around 1925


Saint Joan (1923) written by George Bernard Shaw and produced at a theatre in Paris around 1920

A scene from Saint Joan (1923) written by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) and produced at a theatre in Paris under the direction of Pitef? around 1925






Saturday, 28 January 2017

Man and Superman (1901-02) written by George Bernard Shaw and produced at the Lessing Theater, Berlin, under the direction of Karlheinz Martin around 1920

Some scenes from Man and Superman (1901-02) written by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) and produced at the Lessing Theater, Berlin, under the direction of Karlheinz Martin (1886-1948) around 1920





Man and Superman (1901-02) written by George Bernard Shaw and produced at the Hudson Theater, New York City, probably in 1905-06

Two scenes from Man and Superman (1901-02) written by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) and produced at the Hudson Theater, New York City, probably in 1905-06


Clara Bloodgood stars in Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman in 1905





"Hudson Theatre  Sep 30, 1912 - Oct 1912 and Sep 05, 1905 - Feb 1906"



Friday, 27 January 2017

Major Barbara (1905) written by George Bernard Shaw and produced at the Theater am Kurfürstendamm, Berlin under the direction of Karlheinz Martin around 1920

A scene from Major Barbara (1905) written by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) and produced at the Theater am Kurfürstendamm, Berlin under the direction of Karlheinz Martin (1886-1948) around 1920



The Doctor's Dilemma (1906) written by George Bernard Shaw and produced at the Deutsches Theatre, Berlin, around 1910

A scene from The Doctor's Dilemma (1906) written by the Irish playwight George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) and produced at the Deutsches Theatre, Berlin, around 1910


 


"But within a year of leaving school Veidt was able to finagle his way into appearing in Shaw’s “The Doctor’s Dilemma”; (“Der Arzt am Scheideweg”) at Berlin’s prestigious Deutsches Theater. He was soon a regular on Berlin’s stages, but his budding career was derailed by the outbreak of war in 1914."

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Fanny's First PLay (1910-11) written by George Bernard Shaw and produced at the Josefstadt Theatre, Wien, in1926

A scene from Fanny's First PLay (1910-11)  written by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) and produced at the Josefstadt Theatre, Wien, in1926


 


"Shaw George B. Fannys erstes Stück (orig.: Fanny's First Play) 1926 Siegfried Trebitsch 16.09.1926 Theater in der Josefstadt 40A Komödie, 3 Akte"

Mrs. Warren’s Profession (1893) written by George Bernard Shaw and produceed in the JosefstadtTheatre, Wien, in 1927

A scene from Mrs. Warren’s Profession (1893) written by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) and produceed in the Josefstadt Theatre, Wien, in 1927




"Shaw George B. Frau Warrens Gewerbe (orig.: Mrs.Warren's Profession)1906 09.10.1906 Raimundtheater 26A"
"Shaw George B. Frau Warrens Gewerbe (orig.: Mrs. Warren's Profession) 1927 Siegfried Trebitsch 16.03.1927 Theater in der Josefstadt 22A Schauspiel, 4 Akte"


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Salome (1893) written by Oscar Wilde and perfomed at the Berlin's Kleines Theatre under the direction of Max Reinhardt in November, 1902

A scene from Salome (1893) written by the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) and perfomed at the Berlin's Kleines Theatre (Little Theatre) under the direction of Max Reinhardt (1873-1943) in November, 1902
 
 


"Wilde's version of the story has since spawned several other artistic works, the most famous of which is Richard Strauss's opera of the same name. Strauss saw Wilde's play in Berlin in November 1902, at Max Reinhardt's 'Little Theatre', with Gertrud Eysoldt in the title role, and began to compose his opera in summer 1903, completing it in 1905 and premiering it later the same year."
"By 1902 he was planning the season of the Kleines Theater, and it was here he made his directorial debut with a production of Oscar Wilde's Salomé.The show made Reinhardt's name; less than a year later he was a wealthy man, with nearly fifty plays under his belt. Salomé also had a huge impact on Strauss when he saw it in 1903: his 1905 adaptation would be his first great operatic success."

The School for Scandal (1777) written by Richard Brinsley Sheridanand performed at the Drury Lane, London, in 1778

A stage sketch of The School for Scandal (1777) written by the British playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816) and performed at the Drury Lane, London, in 1778




"The School for Scandal is a play written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. It was first performed in London at Drury Lane Theatre on 8 May 1777."
"These appeared in "The School for Scandal" 8 May 1777 at The Drury Lane Theatre in London.
John Palmer – as Joseph Surface, Frances Abington – as Lady Teazle, William 'Gentleman' Smith – as Charles Surface."
 

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Volpone ("sly fox", 1605-06) written by Ben Jonson and produced at the Volkesbühne, Berlin, around 1920

A scene from Volpone (Italian for "sly fox", first stage in 1605-06) written by the English playwright Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637) and produced at the Volkesbühne, Berlin, around 1920




Macbeth written by William Shakespeare and produced in Germany with Violet Vanbrugh playing Lady Macbeth in 1913

A scene from Macbeth written by the English playwright William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) and produced in Germany with Violet Vanbrugh playing Lady Macbeth in 1913




"In 1913, she appeared in Mrs. Pomeroy's Reputation by Horace Annesley Vachell and Thomas Cobb at The Queen's Theatre. They then produced their own movie in Germany of scenes from Macbeth."

"Macbeth is a German 1913 silent film version of the William Shakespeare play Macbeth, and the fifth film adaptation of that work. Arthur Bourchier plays Macbeth, and Violet Vanbrugh Lady Macbeth. It was released on November 17, 1913 in the UK. It is 47 minutes long."

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare and produced at the Kamerny Theatre, Moscow under the direction of Alexander Y. Tairov in 1922

A scene from Romeo and Juliet written by the English playwright William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) and produced at the Kamerny Theatre, Moscow under the direction of Alexander Y. Tairov (1885 - 1950) in 1922


Monday, 16 January 2017

Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare and produced in the Deutshces Theater, Berlin, under the direction of Max Reinhardt with Alexander Moissi as Romeo and Eibenshuts as Juliet around 1920

Two scenes from Romeo and Juliet written by the English playwright William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) and produced in the Deutshces Theater, Berlin, under the direction of Max Reinhardt with Alexander Moissi (1879-1935) as Romeo and Eibenshuts as Juliet around 1920






"The main stage is located in the Grand House and offers seating for 600. The chamber theatre, which was initiated by Max Reinhardt, the theatre’s artistic director in 1906, has room for another 230 guests for smaller-scale productions."

The Merchant of Venice written by William Shakespeare and produced in France with Jamie? playing Shylock around 1920

A scene from The Merchant of Venice written by the English playwright William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)  and produced in France with Jamie? playing Shylock around 1920



Friday, 13 January 2017

A photo of Violet Vanbrugh as Portia in The Merchant of Venice written by Shakespeare and produced at Windsor Castle in 1905

A photograph of Violet Vanbrugh (1867-1942) as Portia in The Merchant of Venice written by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)  and produced with Arthur Bourchier (as Shylock) at Windsor Castle in 1905





Violet Vanbrugh as Anne Boleyn

"Violet Vanbrugh (as Portia) & Arthur Bourchier (as Shylock) in The Merchant of
Venice"
"Violet Vanbrugh quickly returned to working at the Garrick and her triumphs included, in 1904, Alfred Sutro's The Walls of Jericho, that ran for 423 performances. By the command of Edward VII, she played Portia in her husband's production of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice that was presented at Windsor Castle in 1905."

Thursday, 12 January 2017

A photograph of Frank R. Beson (1858-1939) playing Mark Anthony in Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare in 1911

A photograph of Frank R. Beson (1858-1939) playing Mark Anthony in Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) in 1911



Benson in the role of Richard III

Benson in the role of Romeo

F. R. Benson, knighted by King George V

Benson appearing in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, 1893.

Benson as Petruchio from a 1901 performance of The Taming of the Shrew
"Frank R. Benson was born on November 4, 1858 in Alresford, Hampshire, England as Frank Robert Benson. He was an actor and director, known for Julius Caesar (1911), Richard III (1911) and The Taming of the Shrew (1911). He was married to Constance Benson. He died on December 31, 1939 in London, England."        

 

 

 

King Lear written by the English playwright William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) and produced at the Royal Court Theatre, Munich, in 1884

A scene from King Lear written by the English playwright William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) and produced at the Royal Court Theatre, Munich, in 1884




Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Hamlet written by William Shakespeare and produced in London with the characters in modern dress around 1925

Scenes from Hamlet written by the English playwright William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) and produced in London with the characters in modern dress around 1925

London production

Birmingham production

"A modern-dress Hamlet first took place in 1925, under the direction of Barry Jackson and H. K. Ayliff, at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Muriel Hewitt, dressed for her role of Ophelia in the style of the flapper generation of the 1920s, was both fascinated and anxious by the prospect of an enlarged sexual freedom."