Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Your face is your best mask

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 22, 2008

A guide for producing street theater, ca. 1970

with guidance on the various uses of masks:

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Loie and who?

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 7, 2008

Loie Fuller

 and ???

 

From a collection of  photographs of theatrical performers by Napoleon Sarony, ca. 1870-1890.

Oratorical Gestures

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on April 11, 2008

Images of the Delsarte system of expression, popularized in the 1880s
and found in the volume: The Popular Entertainer and Self-Instructor in Elocution
(Chicago: Conkey, 1898) [in the collection of the Beinecke Library as part of a salesman’s sample book, including Wood’s Natural History for Children]