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Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet (1899) | FROM THE BYGONE

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1925) by Lafayette as Hamlet, 1899 More photos via Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet (1899) | FROM THE BYGONE

08/10/2018 · 2 Comments

On this day: the premiere of Haddon Hall | In Times Gone By…

Haddon Hall, a light opera by Arthur Sullivan and Sydney Grundy, premiered at the Savoy Theatre in London on the 24th of September, 1892. The production was based on a 16th-century … Continue reading

09/24/2016 · Leave a comment

Victoria, the Victorians and us | Culture and Anarchy

I often have conflicted views about books and TV programmes which deal with real historical figures. There are so many questions surrounding how we react and respond to history, how … Continue reading

09/08/2016 · Leave a comment

A Victorian Flea Circus: The Smallest Show on Earth – Mimi Matthews

During the 19th century, the flea circus was a popular sideshow attraction.  Often billed as the “smallest circus in the world,” it took place in a ring the size of … Continue reading

04/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Lillie Langtry (1853-1929) as ‘Cleopatra’ (1895)

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Circa 1895: Actress Lillie Langtry as Cleopatra. via Circa 1895: Actress Lillie Langtry as Cleopatra. via Actress Lillie Langtry as Cleopatra postcard.…

10/22/2015 · 4 Comments