Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Grand Eleusinian Spectacle

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on May 14, 2012

Playbill for an evening’s entertainment at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, England: The Grand Eleusinian Spectacle of Magic & Mystery, by Professor Anderson, The Great Wizard of The North … Monday, Oct. 22nd, 1855 …

Nuclear Victim

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on March 2, 2010

“No more victims” die-in & vigil [instruction card]
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1978 May 27
Living Theatre Records

Hen fight!

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on November 10, 2008

An engraved plate by George Cruikshank from a compilation of issues
of “London Oddities or the Theatrical Cabinet”, [London, Hodgson & Co., ca. 1822.]

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]