1890s, Edwardian Stage, England, Victorian Stage

John Martin-Harvey in Costume.

Photograph of John Martin-Harvey (1863-1944) as Sydney Carton in The Only Way at the Lyceum Theatre, London, London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, 1899

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1890s, 1900s, Adaptation, Drama, Edwardian Stage, England, Fashion, Victorian Stage

Nina Boucicault.

Born in 1867 in London, England she was the daughter of actor Dion Boucicault and his actress wife Agnes Robertson, she was the sister of actress Eva and actors Aubrey and Dion Boucicault Jr, the  first ever Peter Pan.

One of her plays was ‘The Light That Failed’ in 1903 at the New Theatre, London it was an adaptation of a novel by George Flemming adapted by Rudyard Kipling.

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1890s, Comedy, France, Silent Era

A Terrible Night by Georges Méliès.

A Terrible Night (French: Une nuit terrible) is an 1896 French silent comedy film by Georges Méliès. It was released by Méliès’s Star Film Company.

A man tries to go to sleep, but is disturbed by a giant bug climbing up the bed and onto the wall. He attacks the bug with a broom and disposes of it in a chamber pot in a compartment of his bedside table.

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1890s, 1900s, 1910s, Comedy, Drama, Edwardian Stage, England, Victorian Stage

Miss Sevening.

Nina Gladys Sevening was born in 1885 in Westminster, London to H.W.Sevening a German born commercial clerk and his English wife Gertrude.

Nina Sevening first appeared on stage in December 1894 in The House That Jack Built at the Opera Comique,She married Victor Charles Hamilton Longstaffe and changed her last name after him. She retired from the stage in 1917.

 

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