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Birmingham

Birmingham  

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City in West Midlands, Eng., with splendid mus. tradition. Fest. was held there triennially, with occasional breaks, from 1768 to 1912. Costa cond., 1849–82; Mendelssohn's Elijah f.p. 1846 and ...
Boulevard du Temple

Boulevard du Temple  

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Fairground in Paris which became a centre of entertainment, with circuses, booths (in which Bobèche and Galimafré revived memories of the earlier parades), children's theatres, and puppet-shows. ...
boulevard theatre

boulevard theatre  

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At its simplest, ‘le théâtre de boulevard’ translates as ‘commercial theatre’: it refers, particularly in the period 1890–1914, to those Parisian establishments which were independent of state ...
Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth  

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(1833–93)American actor. Born in Maryland, Edwin was the second son of acclaimed actor Junius Brutus Booth and Mary Ann Holmes. Accompanying his erratic and frequently inebriated father on tour ...
fairs

fairs  

Public gatherings (usually open-air) for purposes of buying and selling goods and labour, often combined with entertainment. Some fairs were exclusively for pleasure.Rural fairs were linked with the ...
Funambules, Théâtre des

Funambules, Théâtre des  

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Paris, playhouse on the boulevard du Temple which derived its name from the Latin for rope-dancers. It began as a booth for acrobats and pantomime, but in 1816 a permanent ...
Punch and Judy

Punch and Judy  

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English puppet theatre which acquired its present form early in the nineteenth century. The show is a glove-puppet performance of an episodic nature with little plot, built around a lord ...
Richmond

Richmond  

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The state capital of Virginia, a port on the James River, which during the American Civil War was the Confederate capital from July 1861 until its capture in 1865.
seasonal theatre

seasonal theatre  

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Many people go to the theatre during the Christmas or summer holidays, and managements cater specifically for this trade. At Christmas, the shows are generally aimed at children. In Britain ...
theatre

theatre  

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Building for the public enjoyment of drama, etc. Antique Classical theatres were planned as segments of a circle, the seats rising in concentric tiers above and behind one another around the ...

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