A History of Leadville Theater

Author: Gretchen Scanlon
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614237700
Format: PDF, Docs
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When the West was wild, the glitziest streets in Colorado ran through Leadville, where opera, variety and burlesque lit up Magic City theaters. Theatrical legends Buffalo Bill and Oscar Wilde graced the Tabor Opera House, while revolutionary Susan B. Anthony reached a rough mining audience from a stage atop a bar. Thomas Kemp spared no expense on the risque Black Crook at the Grand Central Theater, complete with a grand waterfall, a trapdoor and dragons. Follow Leadville historian Gretchen Scanlon through these theatrical glory days, from the glamorous productions and stump speeches to the offstage theft and debauchery that kept the drama going even when the curtain fell.

A History of Leadville Theatre

Author: Gretchen Scanlon
Publisher: History Press
ISBN: 9781609497118
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When the West was wild, the glitziest streets in Colorado ran through Leadville, where opera, variety and burlesque lit up Magic City theaters. Theatrical legends Buffalo Bill and Oscar Wilde graced the Tabor Opera House, while revolutionary Susan B. Anthony reached a rough mining audience from a stage atop a bar. Thomas Kemp spared no expense on the risqué Black Crook at the Grand Central Theater, complete with a grand waterfall, a trapdoor and dragons. Follow Leadville historian Gretchen Scanlon through these theatrical glory days, from the glamorous productions and stump speeches to the offstage theft and debauchery that kept the drama going even when the curtain fell.

Games and Sporting Events in History

Author: Annette Hofmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134819935
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Games and Sporting Events in History offers a broad global perspective on sports and games in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. A diverse set of topics covers education, medicine, therapy, body culture, gender, race, cross cultural flow, and political issues from the late nineteenth century throughout the twentieth century, offering new insights into previously little researched areas of scholarship relating to physical activity and sport. Such works take a new look at old issues with continued relevance to current works. The use of sports as a political tool are prominent in studies persistent to national and international relations; while other investigations cover the sociocultural discourse of the past relative to bodies and physical performances that continue to resonate in modern times. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Eddie Foy

Author: Armond Fields
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: 9780786407026
Format: PDF
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Just a century ago Eddie Foy was the consummate stage comedian. A versatile performer, Foy contributed to the development of popular theater from the Civil War to the Roaring Twenties, from poverty-inspired Irish two-acts to lavish musical comedies. This first-ever biography of Foy tells the story of his indigent childhood in New York's Bowery and in Chicago, his tough uphill climb as a variety artist at Western outposts, his success in vaudeville and Broadway, and his arrival as a national icon with the Seven Little Foys. Foy's career mirrored the growth of popular theater entertainment in America. Exhaustively researched, this work contains many rare personal photographs from the Foy family archives.

Moby Dick oder Der wei e Wal

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736872585
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Das Werk "Moby-Dick; oder: Der Wal" (englisch "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale") ist ein 1851 in London und New York erschienener Roman von Herman Melville. Das erzählerische Rückgrat des Romans ist die schicksalhafte Fahrt des Walfangschiffes "Pequod", dessen Kapitän Ahab mit blindem Hass den weißen Pottwal Moby Dick jagt, der ihm ein Bein abgerissen hat. Entlang dieses erzählerischen Fadens, der knapp die Hälfte des Romans ausmacht, reiht Melville zahlreiche philosophische, wissenschaftliche, kunstgeschichtliche und mythologische Exkurse, zu denen noch viele subjektive, mal lyrische, mal auch ironische Betrachtungen des Autors kommen. In diesem Rahmen wird auch die Welt des Walfangs im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert detailreich dargestellt. Melville widmete seinen Roman "Moby-Dick" dem befreundeten Schriftsteller Nathaniel Hawthorne.