In his day, Henry “Box” Brown was a celebrated stage magician who incorporated performance into his lectures on abolitionism in the United States and England. Much of what we know about him comes from his memoir, the Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself (1851).
The Ransom Center’s Spring 2020 Stories to Tell exhibition features some of the earliest printed examples of illustrated English plays. [Read more…] about Picturing the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
The Ransom Center has obtained the archive of British-Irish theatre and film actor Peter O’Toole (1932–2013). [Read more…] about Archive acquired of theatre and film actor Peter O’Toole
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” — As You Like It (Act II, Scene VII)
For four centuries, Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies have held up a mirror to society, showing us our facility for both greatness and weakness. [Read more…] about Stage materials shine spotlight on centuries of Shakespeare
Antes de la invención de materiales plásticos, el vidrio y el papel eran los materiales principales para producir negativos en blanco y negro. Las placas de vidrio con emulsión de gelatina fueron producidas desde finales del siglo diecinueve (XIX) hasta mediados del siglo veinte (XX). La transparencia del vidrio facilitó [Read more…] about Un resultado positivo para un negativo en placa de vidrio
Before the invention of plastics, glass and paper were used to produce black and white photographic negatives. Glass plates with gelatin emulsion were produced from the late- nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth century. The transparency of glass made the plates very [Read more…] about A positive outcome for a glass plate negative