1800 - 1900

Theater / Stage Design -
Stage Machinery Star Trap
Bristle Trap Corsican Trap
Treadmills Moving Panoramas
Stage Lighting Gas Light
Gas Table Limelight
Electric Lighting (Carbon Arc) 3-D Scenic Design
1900 - 2000
Western Theatre Timeline
Play types, Movements, or Schools of Theatre -
Naturalist Movement
National & Historical Drama
Farce Travesty
Burlesque Extravaganza
Dioramas Panaramas
Waxworks Pantomimes
Comic Opera Operetta
Dramatists -
Thomas Morton Tom Taylor
Douglas Jerrold William S. Gilbert
Oscar Wilde George Bernard Shaw
Edward Bulwer Lytton T.W. Robertson
Actors -
Edmund Kean (also Manager)
W.C. Macready (also Manager)
Charles Kean Henry Irving
Ellen Terry Charles Kemble
Fanny Kemble William Poel
Set Painters -
Clarkson Stanfield John Henderson Grieve
Set Designers -
Lawrence Alma Tadema
Books in Owens Library -
Victorian theatre: a pictoral survey / Richard Southern
Victorian theatre: the theatre in its time / edited by Russel Jackson
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