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  1. Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design
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    The Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design is a valuable source of documentation on the history of theatre and is housed in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is a rare collection of original materials on the theatre, comprising over 5000 items from more than 150 productions in England and the United States. Thes...
  2. Portraits of Actors
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    Portraits of Actors, 1720-1920, includes almost 3,500 pictures of actors — studio portraits and actors posing in costume for a particular role or performing a scene from a play. Dramatists, theatrical managers, singers and musicians are also included, but the majority are British and American actors who worked between about 1770 and 1893. Among the hundreds of actors include...
  3. John Dolman as Leon in "Rule a Wife and Have a Wife"
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    Whole-length. Wearing embroidered breeches, cape, and doublet. Process print of lithograph.
  4. Portrait of Viola Allen
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    Magazine clipping. In ornamented costume with headdress or veil covering back of head.
  5. Caricature of Joseph Jefferson as Bob Acres in "The Rivals"
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    Whole-length caricature, holding rolled-up paper.
  6. Louis James as Jean Valjean
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    Whole-length portrait, staff in right hand.
  7. Ann Barrymore (nee Adams) in costume
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    Whole-length. In costume, perhaps as Maria Grazia in "The Brigand," with pistol and rifle.
  8. Portrait of Thomas Weston in character
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    Half-length portrait, bumps on his face.
  9. Portrait of John M. Vandenhoff in character
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    Nearly half-length portrait.
  10. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree in "A Village Priest"
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    Three-quarter-length portrait, wearing robe, hat, spectacles.
  11. Interior of Ellen Terry's dressing-room at the Lyceum Theatre
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    Wood block print of dressing table, chair, mirror.
  12. Portrait of Richard Tarlton
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    Whole-length portrait, standing, playing pipe and tabor drum.
  13. Portraits of Marie Taglioni in "Costumes of all Nations"
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    Several portraits showing her in different costumes and hairstyles.
  14. Ada Rehan in character
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    Whole-length portrait, standing in room wearing skirt with a long train.
  15. William Parsons in a scene from "The Maid of Bath"
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    Scene with six other actors.
  16. Alfred Burnett in character
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    holding book. Print in color.
  17. Alfred Burnett in character
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    holding long stem pipe with right hand. Print in color.
  18. Charles Mathews as four characters
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    Whole-length portraits. Colored print.
  19. Isabella Cubas in costume
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    Whole-length.
  20. Henry Gaskell Denvil as Manfred
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    Whole-length. Wearing tunic, cape. Process print of lithograph.
  21. Anthony Aston as one of the four characters in "The Fool's Opera"
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    With text: "Anthony Aston. The earliest comedian known to have played in New York (circa 1702)". Lithographic reproduction of woodcut from a title page.
  22. Picture of Margaret ("Peg") Woffington and Kitty Clive fighting
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    Original pen and ink drawing of two women fighting, with various other characters looking on. Penciled-in title: "Peg Woffington and Kittie Clive in the Greenroom Shuffle."
  23. Presentation to Mr. Barry Sullivan at Liverpool
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    Sullivan, standing at table in costume, with crowd around him.
  24. Edwin Booth as Richelieu
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    Whole-length. Wearing heavy, long robe and cross on chain.
  25. Portrait of Hobart Bosworth in costume
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    Whole-length. Wearing toga and lace-up boots.
  26. Alfred Burnett in character
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    Half-length. In top hat. Print in color.
  27. John Mills in a scene from a play with Mrs. Porter and Mr. Cibber
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    Scene from a play with Mills peeking out from under table.
  28. Charles Mathews as the Spanish Ambassador
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    Whole-length portrait, wearing a large hat.