Dr. Tice Miller Lecture Slides
The images and accompanying notes in this collection are taken from the lecture slides of Dr. Tice Miller, covering the history of theatrical practice from ancient cultures through the 20th century. These files contain depictions of theatrical spaces, scenery, costumes, lighting, practitioners, and theoreticians, augmented by historical artifacts and cultural materials.
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Charles Lehr was one of America's most highly respected scene painters during the 19th century ; his training as a dioramist in the 1830s is evident in this sketch from Harper's Weekly of a scene he created for a production of The Jewess, a melodrama produced in 1853 at the Boston Museum. (The heroine was, of course, saved from the boiling cauldron at the finale.) As was customary at that time, the set consisted of an elaborately painted backdrop, in front of which were placed the props and functional scenery
American drama -- 19th century ;Theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century ;Theaters -- Stage setting and scenery
University of Nebraska--Lincoln, Libraries
Tice Miller, Professor Emeritus UNL ; scan from teaching slides, original source unknown
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