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Theatre Collection Richard Southern Collection

Richard Southern The Richard Southern Collection is an important visual resource for the history of theatre. It is particularly strong in the areas of theatre architecture and backstage information, including plans, photographs, cuttings, as well as scenery and costume. There are about 22,500 prints and illustrations providing a useful theatre picture library for all researchers.

Follow this link for information about Dr Southern's research interests and career, or view a list of his books and articles.

For further information about the contents of this collection search the online catalogue, or view the list below of the main themes covered by the collection:

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1

Primitive Drama in Britain and Europe

2

Primitive Drama in Africa, Asia & the Middle East

3

Greek and Roman Theatre (A-N)

4

Greek and Roman Theatre (O-Z)

5

Greek and Roman Theatre - Masks and Costumes

6

Greek and Roman Theatre - Phlax Vases, Costume and Masks (Various)

7

General Reference (Theatre) - Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Primitive

8

Medieval Theatre - Brunelleschi (1374-1446), German (Rasser of Alsace), Terence and Plautus

9

Commedia Dell'Arte - 16th century & 17th century

10

Commedia Dell'Arte - 18th century & 19th century (unidentified)

11

Medieval Theatre - Theatre in the Round Donaueschingen, Laurentius, Lucerne, Valenciennes, Castle of Perseverance, St Just in Cornwall, Fouquet Miniatures, General background to Religious Drama

12

General Theatre Reference - 8th century, 9th century, 10th century, 11th century, 12th century, 13th century, 14th century

12a

General Theatre Reference - 15th century

13

Elizabethan Theatre and Jacobean Theatre - reconstruction, miscellaneous, Elizabethan Playhouse, Scenery and Costume

14

Elizabethan Theatre - Reconstruction of Playhouse, Reconstruction of Globe, Documentary evidence

15

Elizabethan Theatre - General background, Westminster Play

16

General Theatre Reference - 16th century

17

Inigo Jones - Designs (1605-1634)

18

Inigo Jones - Designs (1635-1640)

19

Inigo Jones - Designs for unidentified Masques, Greenwich, John Webb, Aphra Behn 1678 Sir Patient Fancy

20

Primaticco - (1540-1570) Vecellio

22

Italy (theatre) - Buontalenti (1536-1608), Sabbattini (1574-1654)

23

Italy (theatre) - Teatre Olympico (1579-), Sabbioneta (1585-), Teatro Farnese (1618-)

24

Italy (Venice theatre) - Torelli, Bibena family (1657-1787)

25

Italy - Theatre (up to 1695), Scene Designs (up to 1800), Yugoslavia - Hvar (1612)

26

Italian Theatre Scenery and Costume - 16th century and 17th century, Bernini, Galestruzzi, Gissey, Gonzaga, Guerario, Neroni, Palladio, Parigi, Serlio, Vasari, Peruzzi, Rabel, Salviatti, Scarabelle

27

Italian and French Theatre Scenery and Costume - 17th century, Berain, Burnacini, Harms, Mauro, Pozzi, Santurini, Tacca, Vigarim

28

France - Theatre Scenery and Costume (up to 1800)

28a

France (theatre) - Mahelot

29

France - Theatres (up to 1800), Versailles Opera House (1769-)

30

Royal Entries - Pageants, Rederijker (1486-1614) (1615-)

31

General Theatre Reference - 17th century

32

Germany - Theatre scenery and costume (up to 1800, Renaissance stage, Furttenbach. Austria (up to 1800)

33

Germany - Theatres (1672-1800)

34

Holland - Theatre Scenery and Costume. 17th century and 18th century, Schouwburg (1637-1772) (1774-1890)

35

Spain - Theatres, scenery and costume (16th century). Italy - Theatre Scenery and Costume. Juvarra (late 17th century and 18th century). Russia

36

Italian and French Theatre Scenery and Costume (18th century & early 19th century), Basoli, Barbiers, Berain, Bertoli, Bocquet, Boucher, Carboni, Chiarottini, Codognato, Desprez, Fasano, Galliari, Gonzaga, de la Jour, Mauro, Mingozzi, Morck, Palmstedt, Pfeiffer, Posi, Quaglio, Rastrelli, Sacchetti, Saint-Aubin, Servandoni, Slodtz

37

Italy - Theatres (1706 - 1795)

38

English Theatres 18th century - Covent Garden Theatre (1732-1792), Goodman's Fields (1729-1802), Sadler's Wells Theatre (1683-1804), Dorset Gardens (1671-1706), Queen's Haymarket (1705-1790), Pantheon (1772-1814), Sans Souci (1793 -), Haymarket (1705-1790)

39

Drury Lane Theatre (1674-1792), (1793-1810)

40

English Provincial Theatres (18th century) - Andover Theatre, Arundel Theatre, Bath Theatre, Brighton Theatre, Bristol (Jacob's Wells Theatre), Chepstow Theatre, Dublin Theatre, Guildford Theatre, Hammersmith (Brandenburg House), King's Lynn (1766-1814), Leeds Theatre, Lewes Theatre, Limerick Theatre, Maidstone Theatre, Margate Theatre, Scarborough Theatre, Stamford Theatre, Wargrave Theatre, Wisbech Theatre, Wynnstay Theatre, Truro Theatre, Ipswich Theatre

41

Bristol Theatre Royal (1766-) - Auditorium, Exterior, Machinery

42

Richmond Theatre, Yorkshire (1788-) - Auditorium, Stage, Exterior, Pit Passage, Basement, Plans

42a

Richmond Theatre, Yorkshire

43

English Theatre - Scenery and Costume 18th century (1689-1800)

44

Foreign Theatre Scenery and Costume 18th century - de Loutherbourg (1740-1812), Thomas Ledyard (1725-1730)

45

Foreign Theatres 18th century - America, Austria (Vienna), Belgium (Brussels), Czechoslovakia, Malta, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Williamsburg (Virgin Islands), Yugoslavia

46

General Theatre Reference - 18th century including the copy of a letter by David Garrick

47

Sweden - Drottningholm Theatre (1766-), theatre scenery, set pieces, wings, machinery

48

Sweden - Drottningholm Theatre (1766-) - theatre plans, machinery, auditorium, palace

49

Theatrical Cartoons (18th century and 19th century) - cartoons and unidentified prints

50

Popular Entertainment 18th century and 19th century - pantomime, outdoor and popular entertainment, melodrama, puppets, colosseum

51

Technical Theatre 18th century and 19th century - Backstage, workroom, machinery, plans

52

London's Theatres 18th century and 19th century - Astley's (1770-1828), Royalty (1787-1828), Sadlers Wells (1804-1930), Her Majesties (1791-1897)

53

Covent Garden Theatre (1804 - onwards)

54

19th century London Theatres (exteriors & interiors), Drury Lane Theatre (1810-), Coburg Theatre (Old Vic) (1818 - onwards), Haymarket Theatre (1820-onwards)

55

18th century & 19th century London Theatres - Surrey Theatre (1782), Lyceum Theatre(1794), Olympic Theatre (1805), Adelphi Theatre (1806), Scala Theatre (1815), Pavillion Theatre, Whitechapel (1829)

56

19th century London Theatres (interiors and exteriors)- West London Theatre (1831), Westminster Theatre (1832), Clarence Theatre (1832), Grecian Theatre (1832), London Bridge Theatre (1832), Rotunda Theatre (1833), Bower (1838), Royalty Theatre, Soho (1840), Britannia Theatre (1841), Canterbury Theatre (1848), Holborn Empire (1850), Alhambra (1854), South London Palace (1860), Alexandra Theatre (1861), Deacon's Music Hall (1861), Collins Music Hall (1863), Wilton's Music Hall (1859), Strand Theatre (1831), Royal Kent Theatre (1834), St James Theatre (1835), Standard Theatre (1835), City of London Theatre (1835), Princess's Theate (1840)

57

19th Century London Theatres (exteriors and interiors) - Gatti's (1865), Holborn Theatre (1866), Queen's Theatre (1867), Globe Theatre (1868), Court Theatre (1870), Vaudeville Theatre (1870), Criterion Theatre (1874), Savoy Theatre (1881), Avenue Theatre (1882), Empire Theatre (1883), Stratford East Theatre (1884), Lyric Theatre (1888), Lyric Theate, Hammersmith (1890), Palace Theatre (1891), Duke of York's Theatre (1892), Grand Theatre, Fulham (1897), New Theatre Bedford (c1890), Gaiety Theatre (1868), Toole's Theatre (1869), Grand Theatre, Islington (1870), Forester's Theatre (1871), Aquarium Theatre (1876), Comedy Theatre (1881), Kingsway Theatre (1882), Prince of Wales Theatre (1884), Terry's Theatre (1887), Garrick Theatre (1889), Daly's (1893), Granville Theatre (1898), Wyndham's Theatre (1899)

58

Popular Entertainment in 19th century and 20th century - Broadsheets, Circus, Exhibitions, Fairs, Egyptian Hall (Piccadilly) (1849-1920), Diorama
59

British Provincial Theatres in 19th century - Northallerton Theatre (1800), Newbury Theatre (1802), Ipswich Theatre (1803), Manchester Theatre (1805), Winchester Theatre (1805), Brighton Theatre (1806), Barnwell Theatre (c1808), Sudbury Theatre (1814), Bury St Edmunds

59a

Ipswich Theatre Royal (interiors and exterior views)(1803)

60

British Provincial Theatres in the 19th century - Great Yarmouth Theatre (1820), Edinburgh Theatre (1820), Loughborough Theatre (1822), North Walsham Theatre (1827), Bungay Theatre (1828), Newport Theatre (1831), Beccles (1836), Newcastle Theatre (1837), Birmingham Theatre Royal (1840), Manchester Theatre Royal (1845), Prince's Theatre, Manchester (1869), Cork (1867), Stratford-on- Avon (1879), Portsmouth Theatre (1884), Dublin (1880), Eastbourne Theatre (1884), Liverpool Theatre (1887), Northampton Theatre (1887), Street Theatre in Somerset (1899), Penzance Theatre, Chatsworth (1823), Ashby-de-la Zouch (1828), Hereford Theatre (c1830), Leicester (1836), Le Gout du Temps (1837), Birmingham New Theatre (c 1820), Henley-On-Thames (c1830), Middlesborough Theatre (1899), Free Trade Hall in Manchester (1856), Sheffield Theatre (1865), Leeds Theatre (c 1878), Prince's Theatre in Bristol (1867), Perth Theatre (1882), Richmond Theatre in Surrey (1884), Exeter Theatre (1867), Bolton Theatre (1888), Rochester Theatre (1884), Gloucester House, Clifton in Bristol

61

English Scenery and Costume from 1800-1860

62

English Scenery and Costume from 1861 to 1900

63

English Scenery and Costume in the 19th century - Kean at the Princess's (1850-1859), Irving at the Lyceum (1878-1899)

64

English Scenery 19th century - Scenic Designers, Stock Scenery, Star Trap (1874)

65

General Theatre Reference 19th century

66

Foreign Theatres 19th century - Austria (Vienna), America, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Brazil, Germany, Finland, Malta, Poland, South America, Latvia, Spain, Yugoslavia, Switzerland

67

Foreign Theatres, 19th century - France and Italy

68

Foreign Scenery and Costume in the 19th century - Austria (Vienna), America, France, Germany, Italy, Russia

69

Booth Stages and Tennis Courts - Wren Plans, Gibbon's, Lisle's (Lincoln's Inn Fields), Theatre de la Foire

70

Continental Theatre Machinery

71

Juvenile Theatre in the 19th century - Redington (1850-1876), Hodgson (1822-1832), Theatrical Portraits, Pollock's, Set scenes and Side Wings. Miscellaneous

72

Juvenile Theatre in the 19th century - Park (1818-1880), Skelt (1835-1872), Lloyd and Skelt (Black Eyed Susan), West (1811-1832), Green (1832-1861), Jameson (1811-1826), Burtenshaw (1811), Webb (1847-1890)

73

Juvenile Theatre 19th century - Pollock (A-D) (1876-1937)

74

Juvenile Theatre 19th century and 20th century - Pollock (E-Z), (1876-1937)

75

Trick Theatre Scenery - 19th century - West, Pollock, Whittington and his Cat

76

Theatrical Portraits (1906-1915)

77

Theatrical Portraits (1906-1915)

78

Scandanavian Theatre 19th century and 20th century - Ibsen and Bjornsen

78a

Scandanavian Theatre 19th century and 20th century - Strindberg

79

London Theatres 20th century (exteriors and interiors)- Adelphi Theatre, Aldwych Theatre, Alexandra Theatre in Stoke Newington, Apollo Theatre, Bedford Music Hall, Gaiety Theatre, Globe Theatre, Hippodrome, Holborn Empire, Barbican, Cambridge Theatre, Artillery in Woolwich, Coliseum, Fortune Theatre, Empire in Islington, Little Theatre, Kingsway Theatre, Mermaid Theatre, Park Lane Theatre, Kings Theatre in Hammersmith, Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, Palace Theatre, Palladium, Phoenix Theatre, Playhouse Theatre, Princess's, Prince's Theatre, Queens' Theatre, Questor's Theatre in Ealing, Regent's Park Theatre, Riverside, Scala Theatre, Royal Festivall Hall, Sadler's Wells, St Martin's Theatre, Saville Theatre, Stoll Theatre, Strand Theatre, Vanbrugh Theatre at RADA, Whitehall Theatre, West London Theatre, Winter Gardens, Wood Green Theatre, Grand Theatre at Clapham, Teddington (Normansfield Hospital)

80

Provincial Theatres in the 20th century - Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon, Birmingham Arena, Cannon Hill Theatre in Birmingham, Octagon Theatre in Bolton, Buxton Theatre, Festival Hall in Cambridge, Chichester Theatre, Palace Pier in Brighton, Bristol Hippodrome, Birmingham Rep, Alhambra in Bradford, Bradfield College, Cheltenham College, Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, Pembroke Theatre in Croydon, Dartington Hall, Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Northcott Theatre in Exeter, Glyndebourne, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Harrogate Theatre, Leeds Theatre, Malvern, Manchester Theatre, Newcastle Theatre, Newport Theatre, Northampton Theatre, Oxted Theatre, Pitlochry, Minack Theatre in Porthcurno in Cornwall, Whitehaven (Rosehill), Scarborough (library), Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Shute Theatre in Devon, Startford-On-Avon, Stretford in Lancashire, Welwyn garden City, York Theatre Royal, Nottingham Playhoue, University of Bristol Studio Theatre (Wills Building), Little Theatre, Bath, Maddermarket Norwich, Olympia Theatre in Liverpool, Theatre Royal in Plymouth

81

English Scenery and Costume (1900-1927)

82

English Scenery and Costume (1928-1935)

83

English Scenery and Costume (1936-1963)

84

English Scenery and Costume (1964-1972)

84a

English Scenery and Costume (1973-1976)

84b

English Scenery and Costume (1977-1979)

84c

English Scenery and Costume (1980-1983)

84d

English Scenery and Costume (1984-)

85

English Scenery and Costume 20th century - Royal Shakespeare Company Productions 1959-1970, Profiles of Plays, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (1938-1970)

85a

English Scenery and Costume - Royal Shakespeare Company (1971-)

86

American Theatres, 20th century

87

Austrian Theatres in the 20th century, Vienna Opera, Vienna Burgtheater

88

Canadian Theatres 20th century - Stratford, Ontario

89

French Theatres 20th century - France , Algeria, Tunisia

90

German Theatres 20th century - A to G

91

German Theatres 20th century - H to Z

92

Foreign Theatres 20th Century - Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Finland, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia

93

American Scenery and Costume in the 20th century

93a

Foreign Scenery and Costume in the 20th century - Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland

93b

Canadian Scenery and Costume (Stratford, Ontario) in the 20th century

94

French Scenery and Costume

95

German Scenery and Costume in the 20th century - Max Reinhardt and Miscellaneous

95a

German Scenery and Costume in the 20th century - Berlin Caberet

96

Foreign Scenery and Costume in the 20th century - Italy, Japan, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Yugoslavia

97

Scene Designers in the 20th century - Adolf Appia, Edward Gordon Craig, Balieff's 'Chauve Souris'

98

Foreign Scenery and Costume in the 20th century - Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Bakst, Miscellaneous Ballet

99

Does not exist

100

Theatre Scenery - Technical - Flies, Flats, TABS etc

101

Technical in the 20th century - Projection, and Modern Lighting

102

Theatre Architecture in the 20th century - Barbican (1959-), Stratford East

103

Russian Scenery and Costume in the 20th century - Russian Gypsy, Russian Jewish, Moscow Arts Theatre

104

Russian Scenery and Costume in the 20th century - Children's Theatre, Kamerny, Meyerhold, Okhopkov, Miscellaneous

105

General Theatre Reference - (1900 - 1976) in the 20th century

105a

General Theatre Reference - (1977 - 1980) in the 20th century

105b

General Theatre Reference - (1981 - 1983) in the 20th century

105c

General Theatre Reference - (1984 - 1985) in the 20th century

105d

General Theatre Reference - (1986 - ) in the 20th Century

106

German Scenery and Costume in the 20th century - Bertolt Brecht, Berliner Ensemble

107

Japanese Theatre - Kabuki (A)

108

Japanese Theatre - Kabuki (B)

109

Japanese Theatre - Noh, Stage, Stage Props and scenes

110

Japanese Theatre - Noh Theatre, Costumes and Masks

111

Japan - Bunraku & Puppets

112

Chinese Theatre - Costume, Puppets , Musical Instruments

113

Does not exist

114

Chinese Theatre - Stages, Props, Photographs of Scenes and Figures, Acrobatic Theatre

115

Indian Theatre - Kathakali, Ceylon

116

Bali Theatre - Java, Korea, Malaya

117

Cambodian Theatre - Thailand, Tibet

118a

Meyerhold - Production Photographs (1926-1935)

118b

Meyerhold - Production Photographs (1898-1925)

A31

Original Theatre Prints and engravings etc, 19th century portraits

A32

Original Theate Prints and engravings etc, 18th century portraits

A3.3

Original Prints and engravings etc, London Theatres

A34

Original Prints and engravings or Provincial and Foreign Theatres

A6

Original signed theatrical photographs

A7

English Scenery and Costume in the 19th century (originals of Box 61 & 62)

A8

Theatrical Portraits

A9

Theatre Royal, Bristol by Richard Southern

A10

Pantomime Book of Words

A11

Unidentified Theatre interiors and exteriors

A12

Theatre Postcards

A13

Henry Irving Portraits


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