Scott Thompson Tells The Amazing Story Of Canada’s Vaudeville Soldiers (by TheHour)

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Dramatic Recitation
Harry E. Humphrey, 1919

Humphrey gives an extremely melodramatic reading of Frank Deprez’s poem of western romance. Both western themes and dramatic recitations enjoyed popularity on the vaudeville stage.

(Source: vaudevillia)

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A Wake in “Hell’s Kitchen” (by LibraryOfCongress)

George Brooks as Mrs Crusoe
The panto dame is a man. And very clearly so. Colourful, boisterous, (oftentimes libidinous). Without the dame there really is no panto.

George Brooks as Mrs Crusoe

The panto dame is a man. And very clearly so. Colourful, boisterous, (oftentimes libidinous). Without the dame there really is no panto.

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Ballerina Elise Craven
Elise Craven was the talk of the town in London at only 10 years old. Her debut as the Queen of Fairies in the pantomime Pinkie and the Fairies at His Majesty’s Theater in London garnered her immediate success.
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Ballerina Elise Craven

Elise Craven was the talk of the town in London at only 10 years old. Her debut as the Queen of Fairies in the pantomime Pinkie and the Fairies at His Majesty’s Theater in London garnered her immediate success.

[Learn More: Ballerina Elise Craven]

I wish the graphics were a bit better, but this is a pretty good basic run down of mask and archetypal character.

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Ramon Novarro behind his Arlecchino mask in the title role of Rex Ingram’s “Scaramouche” (1923)—“he was born with the gift of laughter, and a sense that the world was mad….”

morphodite:

Ramon Novarro behind his Arlecchino mask in the title role of Rex Ingram’s “Scaramouche” (1923)—“he was born with the gift of laughter, and a sense that the world was mad….”

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"Two Rubes at the Vaudeville" by Byron G. Harlan

Brought to you by the wonderful Project Gutenberg. Quite static-y, but kind of fun that there are two separate bits in one. A song and the rubes interrupting it. A little old-fashioned meta for you.

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