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Theatre History

Backstage

Point of entry for finding and searching performing arts collections in the UK. Gives the project background, the scope, and advice on how to search the database.

Footlight Notes

Images of theatre and other popular entertainment1850s-1920s.

Globe Theatre History

Resource provided by the Globe Theatre with timelines, biography of James Burbage, and pages on the actors, Elizabethan theatre, and the audiences.

The Golden Age of Theatre (1880 – 1920)

Presents illustrated biographies of major British actors during the early years of the nineteenth century.

Old Theatres

Aims to preserve old British theatres from destruction. Includes details of their magazine and book about old theatres in the Midlands.

Playbills of the Theatre Royal Edinburgh

Digitized selection of over 240 playbills used to advertise performances and events. The selection was from originals in the collection of the National Library of Scotland.

The Society for Theatre Research

Informing those interested in the history and technique of the British theatre; with news, publications, research resources and awards, and events.

Stage Beauty

Focussed on the female stars from the golden age of English theatre such as Sarah Bernhardt and Clara Butt. Includes biographies and images, lists of historic theatres and old theatre productions.

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