Resources for the 19th Century
- The 19th Century London Stage: An Exploration. Created between 1995 and 1998, this work in progress
was developed by undergraduates, PhD students and faculty at the University of Washington. The study was based on a collection of more then 1800 British acting editions in
the University Library. In a somewhat fragmented form the study may be found today on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.
- Art by African Americans Collection in the Smithsonial American Art Museum
- On-line biographic study of Michael Balfe, 19th century composer of The Bohemian Girl. "This site covers the life, times
and works of the eminent Dublin born, 19th century composer, Michael W. Balfe. He wrote 28 operas, many of which have been performed around the world during the past 165 years."
A site maintained by Basil Walsh, writer and biographer. Mr. Walsh is also the author ofCatherine Hayes (1818-1861): The Hibernian Prima Donna.
- Hunderttausend Thaler - Öffentliche Vergnügungen in Berlin 1848. A chronology of public performances in Berlin in
1848. Auf Deutsch
- The Victorian Web
created and maintained by George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art History, Brown University, a leading authority on Victorian art and literature and the author of numerous works
on hypertext theory and application.
- The Victorian & Edwardian Theatre Collection's
Theatre History Resources at the Templeman Library, University of Kent at Canterbury.
- Theater in the 19th Century. British Library; essay by Jacky Bratton, emeritus professor of
theatre and cultural history at Royal Holloway University of London.
- Popular entertainment in nineteenth century Glasgow: background and context for
The Waggle o'the Kilt exhibition; and essay by Alasdair Cameron
- The Birdcage Theatre, Tombstone, Arizone. Most complete history of this old playhouse.
- The Woodward Opera House, "America's oldest authentic 19th century opera house." (Mt.Vernon, OH) Detailed exploration of the theatre
and its history, with an excellent photo tour of the building.
- Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia. Although opened in 1794, the Chestnut Street is more to be
regarded as a 19th than an 18th century theatre. The heyday of its company was from 1800 'til 1835, and the building was not completed until 1805, and lit by gas in 1816.
This study has been developed around a 3D computer model of the building, and focuses on the theatre building rather than on the acting company or the production staff.
- Theatre Royal Bath, U.K.
- 19th Century American Theatre; an unattributed essay in the Digital Collections of the University
of Washington, Seattle Washington.
- 19th Century Actors and Theater Photographs. Digital Collections of the University of Washington.
- African American Music. African American Musical theatre sheet music from the Brown University collection.
"This collection consists of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920." Excellent resource.
- Music History of the 19th Century. Part of the "Music History On-Line" series.
- Music and Melodrama;" a conference report by Sarah Hibbard, University of Nottingham,
19th Century Woman
- British Women Playwrights Around 1800. Professors Tom Crochunis and Michael Laplace-Sinatra, General Editors. This site has been
subsumed by the more general "Romanticism on the Net." Has some useful links, however.
- Life and Times of Actress EJ Phillips
(1880s & 1890s); "Her dramatic career, cross-country travels, family life, Golden Age of the American theatre & Arrival of the 20th century." The site created by Em Turner Nickinson
Kuhl and Mary Glen Kuhl Chitty. This site is a treasury of late 19th century American theatrical information, with copious links to major theatrical figures, theatres and productions of
- Victoriana: Resources for Victorian Living. This commercial site includes an excellent "library" of Victorian
web-sites and a fine listing of Victorian:
Virtual Museums, Online Museums & Historical Societies museums and Historical Societies.
- Mytton Antiques, Antique Furniture UK - Decorative Antique Items - Collectors Pieces - 18th and 19th Century Antique Furniture.
18th century antique furniture and 19th century antique furniture.
Victorian Database Online
- 19th Century Theatre, Theatre Database Resources. Links to contemporary 19th century resource materials.
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