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"Unveiling the Art of Acting: From Geishas to Hollywood Stars" Step into a world where the art transcends time and borders

Background imageActing Collection: Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil

Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil
Japan - Three Geisha girls - miming the phrase See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil. Date: circa 1904

Background imageActing Collection: The Famous Astaires by Nerman

The Famous Astaires by Nerman
Caricature of brother and sister dance act, Fred and Adele Astaire by Nerman during the time of their successful run in Stop Flirting at various London theatres during the mid 1920s

Background imageActing Collection: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - still from the Radio Picture Ltd production Shall We Dance?

Background imageActing Collection: Fred and Adele Astaire in Stop Flirting

Fred and Adele Astaire in Stop Flirting
Fred and Adele Astaire starring with Majorie Gordon in the successful show, Stop Flirting which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London in 1923 and moved to the Queens Theatre a few months later

Background imageActing Collection: Peninsular War, with riflemen of 95th Reg

Peninsular War, with riflemen of 95th Reg
An action during the Peninsular War, with riflemen of 95th (Rifle) Regiment acting as snipers, 1810 (c).Watercolour attributed to Denis Dighton

Background imageActing Collection: The Mikado at the Savoy

The Mikado at the Savoy
Sketches from The Mikado at the Savoy Theatre in London: The Mikado (Mr R. Temple), Nanki-Pooh (Mr Durward Lely), Katisha (Miss Brandram), Pooh-Bah (Mr R)

Background imageActing Collection: Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh
VIVIEN LEIGH British actress photographed shortly after starring in " Gone With the Wind"

Background imageActing Collection: Anna May Wong / Bystander

Anna May Wong / Bystander
ANNA MAY WONG Chinese American actress, pictured on a suitably Orientally designed cover of The Bystander magazine, 1929

Background imageActing Collection: Marjorie Roach

Marjorie Roach
MARJORIE ROACH Irish film actress; star of " The Crooked Billet" and " The First Born"

Background imageActing Collection: Covent Garden Theatre, 1786 (pen and ink with wash on paper)

Covent Garden Theatre, 1786 (pen and ink with wash on paper)
XCF282036 Covent Garden Theatre, 1786 (pen and ink with wash on paper) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageActing Collection: Margaret Rawlings, actress, (1906-1996) theatrical and informal portraits

Margaret Rawlings, actress, (1906-1996) theatrical and informal portraits. Captioned, White in a single night'. With description, A camera-study of Margaret Rowlings

Background imageActing Collection: British Actress Margaret Rutherford

British Actress Margaret Rutherford
Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, DBE (1892-1972) - British character actress of stage, television and film, probably best known for her later career as Agatha Christies character Miss Marple

Background imageActing Collection: Mary Casson - Sir Gerald du Maurier in Barries Dear Brutus

Mary Casson - Sir Gerald du Maurier in Barries Dear Brutus
J. M. Barries fantasy, Dear Brutus - 1929 performance - Mary Casson (1914-2009) in the role of Margaret, about to have her portrait painted by Sir Gerald du Maurier (1873-1934)

Background imageActing Collection: OUDS: The Tempest at Worcester College, 1949

OUDS: The Tempest at Worcester College, 1949
A midsummer diversion in an Oxford garden: the Oxford University Drama Societys production of Shakespeares The Tempest in the grounds of Worcester College, 1949

Background imageActing Collection: The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland at theatre

The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland at theatre
Alice in Wonderland, performed on stage in 1918 at the Savoy Theatre, and starring Estelle Dudley as Alice, Adrienne Puret as the March Hare

Background imageActing Collection: Filming of Oliver! at Shepperton studios. The scene which should have been shot in mid

Filming of Oliver! at Shepperton studios. The scene which should have been shot in mid winter was being shot in August with a ton of featherlight polystyrene strewn about to represent the snowfall

Background imageActing Collection: Battling it out at the Castle Keep, Robin Hood, Anne Nolan

Battling it out at the Castle Keep, Robin Hood, Anne Nolan and Sheriff Basil Soper from the pantomime Babes in The Wood which is playing at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Background imageActing Collection: Gertie Millar - English stage actress and singer

Gertie Millar - English stage actress and singer
Gertie Millar (1879-1952) - English stage actress and singer, married 2nd Earl of Dudley in 1924, becoming the Countess of Dudley. Date: circa 1908

Background imageActing Collection: Roberts Self-Acting Mule, c. 1830 (litho)

Roberts Self-Acting Mule, c. 1830 (litho)
KW258408 Roberts Self-Acting Mule, c.1830 (litho) by Lowry, Joseph Wilson (1803-79); Private Collection; (add.info.: machine used in factories, for spinning cotton or wool)

Background imageActing Collection: Anna Pavlova: An Impression

Anna Pavlova: An Impression Date: 1913

Background imageActing Collection: Photo of HRH Prince of Wales aboard HMS Repulse

Photo of HRH Prince of Wales aboard HMS Repulse
Black and white photograph in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 24th October 1925 of HRH Prince of Wales aboard HMS Repulse on the way home from a South American tour

Background imageActing Collection: Boxgrove Tipteers, local amateur group in a Christmas Mummers Play October 1936

Boxgrove Tipteers, local amateur group in a Christmas Mummers Play October 1936
Christmas Mummers Play with the actors in a variety of costumes. October 1936 George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N13694

Background imageActing Collection: Gay Cadets - Bournemouth

Gay Cadets - Bournemouth
Birchmore & Lindens Gay Cadets - West Beach, Bournemouth. A right navy lark! Date: circa 1920s

Background imageActing Collection: Sir Ralph Richardson as Timon of Athens

Sir Ralph Richardson as Timon of Athens
Sir Ralph Richardson (1902 - 1983), British stage and screen actor, drawn by Youngman Carter in the Shakespearean role of Timon of Athens

Background imageActing Collection: Henry Irving - Richelieu

Henry Irving - Richelieu
Henry Irving in the role of Cardinal Richelieu in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Date: 1873

Background imageActing Collection: Game / Children Acting

Game / Children Acting
A little girl stands on a stool and reads from a script, while her friends and their toys form the audience

Background imageActing Collection: Constantin Stanislavski, Russian actor (b / w photo)

Constantin Stanislavski, Russian actor (b / w photo)
821634 Constantin Stanislavski, Russian actor (b/w photo) by Russian Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Constantin Stanislavski (1863-1938), Russian actor

Background imageActing Collection: Television programme - Dr Who - Actress Jackie Lane who plays Dodo a companion of

Television programme - Dr Who - Actress Jackie Lane who plays Dodo a companion of the Doctor, in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who 18 February 1966

Background imageActing Collection: Greer Garson (1904-1996) - British and American actress and singer

Greer Garson (1904-1996) - British and American actress and singer. A major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the Second World War for her portrayal of strong women on the homefront

Background imageActing Collection: Still from the film Die schoenen Tage in Aranjuez, aka Ein Traum

Still from the film Die schoenen Tage in Aranjuez, aka Ein Traum
RYS336056 Still from the film " Die schoenen Tage in Aranjuez", aka " Ein Traum vom Glueck" with Gustaf Gruendgens

Background imageActing Collection: Palace Theatre Company - London - Theatrical Garden Party

Palace Theatre Company - London - Theatrical Garden Party Date: 1912

Background imageActing Collection: Richard Baker in The Moon in the Yellow River

Richard Baker in The Moon in the Yellow River
Richard Baker (news announcer) playing Darrell Blake (centre) in the Tower Theatres production of The Moon in the Yellow River by Denis Johnston. Date: 1954

Background imageActing Collection: The Push Tank and Machine Guns - German Field Postcard

The Push Tank and Machine Guns - German Field Postcard
The Push. Tank and Machine Guns. Drawn on a German Field Postcard (Feldpostkarte). 386202 Acting Sergeant Herbert Gibson, Mm, 1St Northumbrian Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

Background imageActing Collection: David Garrick and Mrs Pritchard in The Suspicious Husband by Benjamin Hoadley

David Garrick and Mrs Pritchard in The Suspicious Husband by Benjamin Hoadley
XYC151878 David Garrick and Mrs Pritchard in The Suspicious Husband by Benjamin Hoadley (1676-1761) 1747 (oil on canvas) by Hayman, Francis (1708-76); 71.4x91.6 cm; Yale Center for British Art

Background imageActing Collection: Colleen Moore

Colleen Moore (18991988) - American film actress and one of the most fashionable stars of the era and helped popularize the bobbed haircut. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageActing Collection: The first authentic stage Tess

The first authentic stage Tess
Photographs of the first production of Thomas Hardys own dramatic version of his novel Tess of the d Urbervilles on 26th November 1924 by the Hardy Players at the Corn Exchange, Dorchester

Background imageActing Collection: Tatler front-cover: Madeleine Carroll

Tatler front-cover: Madeleine Carroll
The beautiful young English actress was at this time filming the new Walter Wangle production, The Case Against Mrs Ames. Her most recent successes in this period were The Thirty-nine Steps

Background imageActing Collection: Blanche De Castille

Blanche De Castille
When her son becomes king, Blanche de Castille, who has been acting as regent during his minority, releases prisoners from the countrys prisons

Background imageActing Collection: An incubator nursery

An incubator nursery
Nurses attending to sick babies kept alive in a ward of incubators. The incubators pictured are from a design by Paul Altmann and distributed by Messrs Coney and Schenkhein

Background imageActing Collection: Mrs Patrick Campbell

Mrs Patrick Campbell
Beatrice Stella Campbell (nee Tanner), 1865-1940, stage name Mrs Patrick Campbell, posing for a photograph while acting in the melodrama The Black Domino at the Adelphi Theatre

Background imageActing Collection: Carroll / Alice / Trial

Carroll / Alice / Trial
The trial of the Knave who (allegedly) stole the jam tarts, before the King of Hearts, acting as judge, and the Queen of Hearts

Background imageActing Collection: Lillian Russell, 1860/1861 -1922. American actress and singer, 1884 (engraving)

Lillian Russell, 1860/1861 -1922. American actress and singer, 1884 (engraving)
6116602 Lillian Russell, 1860/1861 -1922. American actress and singer, 1884 (engraving); (add.info.: From La Ilustracion Iberica, published 1884.); Photo © Ken Welsh. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageActing Collection: Hermann Vezin at age 28

Hermann Vezin at age 28
3586017 Hermann Vezin at age 28; (add.info.: Portrait of Hermann Vezin (1829-1910) an American actor, teacher of elocution at the University of Pennsylvania

Background imageActing Collection: Alois Senefelder

Alois Senefelder
3585789 Alois Senefelder; (add.info.: Illustration of Alois Senefelder (1771-1834) a German actor, playwright, and inventor of the printing technique of lithography

Background imageActing Collection: A scene from the opera I Lombardi being performed at Her Majesty's Theatre

A scene from the opera I Lombardi being performed at Her Majesty's Theatre
3586267 A scene from the opera I Lombardi being performed at Her Majesty's Theatre; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a dramatic scene from the opera I Lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Background imageActing Collection: Mabel Terry-Lewis as Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew

Mabel Terry-Lewis as Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew
3586136 Mabel Terry-Lewis as Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew'; (add.info.: Photograph of Mabel Terry-Lewis (1872-1957) an English actress, and member of the Terry-Gielgud dynasty of actors

Background imageActing Collection: Lorenza Correa

Lorenza Correa
3118868 Lorenza Correa; (add.info.: Portrait of Lorenza Correa (1773-1831) a Spanish actress and opera singer. Dated 18th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageActing Collection: Cecile Sorel, a French comic actress

Cecile Sorel, a French comic actress
3078916 Cecile Sorel, a French comic actress; (add.info.: Cecile Sorel (1873-1966), a French comic actress. Dated 19th Century); Universal History Archive/UIG



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"Unveiling the Art of Acting: From Geishas to Hollywood Stars" Step into a world where the art transcends time and borders. In Japan, geishas captivate with their graceful movements, embodying the essence of storytelling through dance. Like a delicate flower blooming on stage, they transport us to another realm. In 1887, Ernest Barraud immortalized "Alice and the Dormouse, " capturing a moment frozen in time. The painting reminds us that acting is not limited to words but also encompasses expressions and gestures that speak volumes. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers waltz their way into our hearts, showcasing unparalleled chemistry on screen. Their seamless partnership epitomizes how two individuals can create magic together through their craft. Elizabeth Taylor's allure shines brightly as she graces the silver screen in the 1950s. With her captivating performances, this English-American actress proves that talent knows no boundaries. The Peninsular War comes alive as riflemen from the 95th Regiment take center stage. Through their disciplined portrayal of soldiers' struggles, we witness how they are shed light on historical events and honor those who fought bravely. "The Mikado" at Savoy Theatre transports us to an enchanting world filled with music and laughter. This Gilbert & Sullivan masterpiece showcases how theater brings communities together while entertaining audiences for generations. Herbert Marshall's charismatic presence captures hearts both on film and onstage during the 1930s-1940s era. His versatility as a British actor demonstrates that true talent can seamlessly transition between mediums. Fred Astaire continues his reign alongside Adele Astaire in "Stop Flirting. " Their dynamic performances remind us that acting is not just about individual brilliance but also about collaborating harmoniously with fellow artists. Vivien Leigh enchants audiences worldwide with her mesmerizing portrayals such as Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind. " Her ability to embody complex characters showcases the transformative power of acting.