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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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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
  • Sparse drama in colonies
  • William and Mary College first playhouse in America (Virginia)
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Actors began using greasepaint and historically accurate costumesActors were “on the road”, meaning they toured-one night performances
minstrel show
Minstrel Show
  • Native American theatre, the Ministrel show
  • Black face
  • Ethnic songs and jokes-stereotypes
melodrama
Melodrama
  • Melodrama-a drama characterized by exaggerated emotions, stereotypical characters, and interpersonal conflicts
  • Titles: The Drunkard, Dirty Works at the Crossroads
vaudeville
Vaudeville
  • Vaudeville-variety show featuring singers, acrobats, jugglers, dancers, comedians, trained animals
  • Family entertainment
people need not write
People (need not write)
  • Edwin Booth—considered greatest American actor
  • Joseph Jefferson
  • Richard Mansfield
  • Maude Adams
  • Mrs. John Drew
review
Review
  • Showboats, city theatres
  • Prominent actors
  • Costumes and Make-up
  • First Theatre ______________
  • “On the road”
  • Minstrel shows, Melodramas, Vaudeville
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