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19 th Century American Theatre. Architecture. Showboats entertained people along the Mississippi. Major theatres built new theatres-narrow aprons, small houses Incandescent lights after 1880. Important Events. Sparse drama in colonies

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19 th century american theatre
19th Century American Theatre


Architecture
Architecture

  • Showboats entertained people along the Mississippi


Major theatres built new theatres narrow aprons small houses incandescent lights after 1880
Major theatres built new theatres-narrow aprons, small housesIncandescent lights after 1880


Important events
Important Events houses

  • Sparse drama in colonies

  • William and Mary College first playhouse in America (Virginia)


Actors began using greasepaint and historically accurate costumesActors were “on the road”, meaning they toured-one night performances


Minstrel show
Minstrel Show costumes

  • Native American theatre, the Ministrel show

  • Black face

  • Ethnic songs and jokes-stereotypes


Melodrama
Melodrama costumes

  • Melodrama-a drama characterized by exaggerated emotions, stereotypical characters, and interpersonal conflicts

  • Titles: The Drunkard, Dirty Works at the Crossroads


Vaudeville
Vaudeville costumes

  • Vaudeville-variety show featuring singers, acrobats, jugglers, dancers, comedians, trained animals

  • Family entertainment


People need not write
People costumes (need not write)

  • Edwin Booth—considered greatest American actor

  • Joseph Jefferson

  • Richard Mansfield

  • Maude Adams

  • Mrs. John Drew



Review
Review costumes

  • Showboats, city theatres

  • Prominent actors

  • Costumes and Make-up

  • First Theatre ______________

  • “On the road”

  • Minstrel shows, Melodramas, Vaudeville


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