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Adah Isaacs Menken

(1835—1868) actress and poet

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Astley's Amphitheatre

Astley's Amphitheatre  

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A theatrical entertainment, regarded as the first modern circus, founded in London in 1770 by the English theatrical manager and former soldier Philip Astley (1742–1814). By 1798 he was allowed to ...
Equestrian Drama

Equestrian Drama  

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Form of entertainment, popular in London in the first half of the 19th century, which evolved out of the feats of horsemanship shown at Astley's Amphitheatre. The first was The ...
Napoleon Sarony

Napoleon Sarony  

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(1821–96), photographer.The most famous of 19th‐century theatrical photographers, said to have photographed over thirty thousand actors or actresses, he was born in Quebec, where he studied ...

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