Post Tagged with: "Theatre"

Behind the curtain: the lives of Dolia and Rosa Ribush

Behind the curtain: the lives of Dolia and Rosa Ribush

January 3, 2023

Ask a librarian, Performing Arts, Theatre:

Dolia and Rosa Ribush arrived in Melbourne from Riga, Latvia in 1928. They played a pivotal role in the theatrical and cultural life of Australia.

William Shakespeare, 1860, Sadd, H.S. (Henry Samuel), H88.46/1

Online Collection Spotlight: New Oxford Shakespeare

May 15, 2022

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights:

What exactly is ‘the wat’ry star’? What does ‘verily’ mean? And who really wrote the ‘Fly Scene’ in Titus Andronicus? Read on and discover the answers using the New Oxford Shakespeare database!

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Online Collection Spotlight: Oxford reference online

January 14, 2022

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights:

In Mozart’s opera ‘The marriage of Figaro’ who married Figaro?
The world at your fingertips! Explore the riches of the Oxford Reference Online collection.

Beauty spots: from facial flaws to fashion statements

Beauty spots: from facial flaws to fashion statements

September 6, 2018

Social life & customs, Such was life, Theatre:

Under the eye or the corner of the mouth? Does the position of your beauty spot mean you are a flirt, engaged or just cheeky? Stars, pigs and horses; from the eighteenth century onward, the beauty spot has an alluring past.

The breaking of the drought: silent movies and photography

The breaking of the drought: silent movies and photography

July 30, 2018

Arts & literature, Such was life:

The Library has digitised some wonderful photographs taken during the filming of the 1920 Australian silent movie, ‘The breaking of the drought.’ Melodrama, song, dance, water ballet, seduction, ruin and redemption; this movie has it all. And a happy ending too.

A bohemian football match

A bohemian football match

March 31, 2015

Sport, Such was life:

The costume football match in 1881 featured players dressed as characters from opera, tragedy, comedy, farce and pantomime.

Arts on Film: The Winter’s Tale.

Arts on Film: The Winter’s Tale.

August 20, 2013

Rare Books & Arts:

The Winter’s Tale : a play in five acts by William Shakespeare, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday August 21. This… Read More ›

Arts on Film : Shakespeare screening.

Arts on Film : Shakespeare screening.

April 30, 2013

Performing Arts, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

As you like it : a comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, is the next program in the Arts on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday May 1 in… Read More ›

Australian Performing Group

Australian Performing Group

April 6, 2013

Arts & literature, Such was life:

The 1960s, a time of social and political change, saw the birth of the Australian Performing Group (APG).

Augusta L Dargon and the Melbourne Irish

Augusta L Dargon and the Melbourne Irish

March 14, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

In honour of St Patrick’s Day, Manuscripts Librarian Kevin Molloy examines a little known Irish-Australian treasure: