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American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment 1870-1920

Multimedia anthology selected from various Library of Congress holdings that includes a collection that illustrates the diverse forms of popular entertainment such as vaudeville that thrived from 1870-1920.

Arthur Lloyd

Music hall site dedicated to performer and songwriter Arthur Lloyd and contains a brief biography, interviews, songs, and theater posters.

Black Broadway: A Twentieth Century Black Music Review

Virtual playhouse that celebrates the history and future of African-American musical theater and dance.

Broadway – The Golden Age

Stories of legendary theatrical stars and how they came to New York City and how they created a legendary century in American theater.

Early Twentieth-Century Russian Drama

Serves as a virtual textbook and an accompaniment of a course devoted in Russian modernist theater taught in Northwestern University.

Elizabethan Playhouses, Actors, and Audiences

Provides an overview of Elizabethan theater.

George M. Cohan in America’s Theater

Aims to give tribute to and document the life of the American Theater’s first mega-star, George M. Cohan.

HAT – History of Australian Theatre – online

Contain articles, historical database, picture section, message board, and suggestions for further research.

Shreveport’s Municipal Memorial Auditorium

Information including Stage of Stars Museum, gift shop, events, tours, links, and contact details.

St. John Terrell’s Lambertville Music Circus

Features information about the establishment, as well as photos, press coverage, stories and tales, and forum.

This Month in Theatre History

Presents day-by-day and month-by-month milestones of theater history. Serves as resource for theater educators, students, and scholars.

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