Tag Archives: Theatres

Narrative and Explanation of the Appearance of Phantoms and other Figures in the Exhibition of the Phantasmagoria

Source: William Nicholson, ‘Narrative and Explanation of the Appearance of Phantoms and other Figures in the Exhibition of the Phantasmagoria. With Remarks on the Philosophical use of common Occurrences’, Journal of Natural Philosophy, February 1802, pp. 147-150 Text: A very … Continue reading

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Letters of Natural Magic

Source: Sir David Brewster, extract from ‘Letter IV’, Letters on Natural Magic (London: Chatto & Windus, 1883 – orig. pub. 1831), pp. 158-159 Text: The power of the magic lantern has been greatly extended by placing it on one side … Continue reading

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Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918

Source: Extract from interview with Mrs Annely, Thompson, P. and Lummis, T., Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918, 1870-1973 [computer file]. 7th Edition. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], May 2009. SN: 2000, http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-2000-1 Text: Q: Cinemas, lantern slide … Continue reading

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Words

Source: Jean-Paul Sartre, Words [Le Mots] (London: Penguin, 2000 – orig. pub. 1964), translated by Irene Clephane, pp. 75-79 Text: I challenge my contemporaries to tell me the date of their first experience of the cinema. We entered blindly into … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets

Source: Jane Addams, The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets (New York: Macmillan, 1909), pp. 75-88 Text: To the preoccupied adult who is prone to use the city street as a mere passageway from one hurried duty to another, … Continue reading

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The Picture-Palaces of London

Illustration accompanying the original article Source: ‘The Picture-Palaces of London’, The Daily Chronicle, 9 April 1910 Text: The Picture-Palaces of London. Have They Comes to Stay? Pricked out in electric lights, on an imposing brand new structure of white stucco, … Continue reading

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The King and Kinemacolor

Source: D.L.W., ‘The King and Kinemacolor’, Cinema News and Property Gazette, June 1912, p. 14 Text: THE KING AND KINEMACOLOR ROYALTY SEES ITSELF UPON THE SCREEN. The recent visit of the King and Queen to the Scala Theatre to witness … Continue reading

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The Cinema

Source: The Cinema: Its Present Position and Future Possibilities (London: Williams and Norgate, 1917), pp. 198-201 Text: [Three South London schoolgirls were examined together]. 22. THE CHAIRMAN. How often do you go to the cinema? — I don’t go very … Continue reading

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