Wednesday, 11. January 2017

Elbphilharmonie

After many years of construction, the stunning new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg will be opened tonight with a gala concert.

Here are some postcards: Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie

Its predecessor, the Laeiszhalle (a. k. a. Musikhalle) will still be used for concerts: Hamburg: Laeiszhalle

Monday, 7. November 2016

How to paint a theatre on the iPad

My postcard of the Sun Theatre, in Yarraville, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, isn't very old, but it has an interesting history. You can watch it being painted on an iPad by the artist, Greg Ure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNnnNiQKNE

Theatre history of Köln

(Cologne, Germany)

Cabaret and variety theatres:
“Willkommen, Bienvenue,Welcome...“ Politische Revue – Kabarett – Varieté in Köln 1928 –1938
http://www.museenkoeln.de/ausstellungen/nsd_0802_kabarett/

Cinemas:
Köln im Film
http://www.koeln-im-film.de/kinos.html

Theatrum.de

A comprehensive and richly illustrated site on ancient Greek and Roman theatres (in German only):

http://www.theatrum.de/

There is also a sister site on amphitheatres: http://amphi-theatrum.de/

AusStage

A comprehensive database of performance history and theatre venues in Australia:

https://www.ausstage.edu.au/

I added links to this database from all my pages on Australian theatres (where applicable).

A postcard from Regensburg

A 1906 card sent from Regensburg to Santa Monica (California) is perhaps the one postcard in my collection that holds the most incredible wealth of pictorial information. It's the first card on the Regensburg: Stadttheater page.





At first glance the card may seem quite unsuspicious, but since it is mounted on light wood that is almost 5 mm thick , it surely stands out from any stack of postcards. With one Bavarian and no less than six American red stamps the address side it is also quite impressive.

In the middle of the picture side, there is a little leporello that can be taken out. Folded out, it is 176 cm long and contains photographed portraits of 44 members of the ensemble of Theater Regensburg.

This image shows them arranged in groups of six:



For the single portraits, see a new Wikimedia Commons category.

Scanning the card and its leporello also helped to illustrate some Wikidata items and three German Wikipeda articles:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Cortolezis
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Jungk
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_von_Bukovics

Most names of the portraited ladies and gentlemen can be found in the "Neuer Theater-Almanach" of 1906 that is available at the Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/stream/deutschesbhnen1906genouoft#page/516/mode/2up

While all ensemble members of 1906 have passed away long ago, the theatre itself is still alive and kicking:

http://www.theater-regensburg.de/

Many new cards

Too many to be listed here, actually.

For a start, have a look at the cards from Albania, Angola, Australia, Barbados, Bosnia, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Montenegro, Oman, Papua New Guinea. Plus, the new opera houses of Oslo (Norway) and Göteborg (Sweden) finally got their pages.

I also added lots of cards from Germany, notably from Heidelberg, Hof, Kassel, Köln, Mainz, München (Gasteig), Münster, Neuburg, Norderney, Putbus, Rathenow, Ravensburg, Rüsselsheim, Schwetzingen, Sindelfingen, Sommerhausen, Stuttgart (Wilhelma), Trossingen, Walsrode, Weingarten, Wolfsburg, Worms, Würzburg.

Monday, 5. September 2016

Additions from the Czech Republic

New additions from the Czech Republic: Additions of new postcards to existing pages: Praha, Národní divadlo pop-up postcard

Wednesday, 7. January 2015

Theatre history of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia

Theater in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien /(2013), free online:

http://hw.oeaw.ac.at/6999-4inhalt?frames=yes

Friday, 28. June 2013

Weddigen's History of German Theatres online

Otto von Weddigen's monumental two-volume "Geschichte der Theater Deutschlands" (1904) is available at the Internet Archive:

Vol. 1: http://archive.org/details/geschichtederthe01wedd

Vol. 2: http://archive.org/details/geschichtederth02wedd

Thanks to the University of Toronto for this most welcome scan.

Theatre Finder

Theatre Finder is supposed to become "a comprehensive, web-based, world-wide guide to theatres over 100 years old"

http://mith.umd.edu/theatrefinder/

Beautiful photos by David Leventini

See slate.com

"The Stunning Grandeur of the World’s Great Opera Houses"

Thursday, 27. June 2013

Additions 2013-06

Some additions from Germany: Bad Sulzuflen

Wednesday, 31. August 2011

Theatres and cinemas in Vienna

Wiener Theater- und Kinotopografie

http://www.kinthetop.at/

Friday, 1. May 2009

Musical postcards from Spain

"Tarjetas postales" ("Postcards") is the title of five small piano works by Joaquín Turina.

1. Danza Vasca

http://www.youtube.com/v/4M2W6rPjukU

2. Ramblas de Barcelona

http://www.youtube.com/v/TmheSR-ka2k

3. Madrid

http://www.youtube.com/v/HxRWhAJNZCc

4. Paisaje Granadino

http://www.youtube.com/v/3aq5QsGnYds

5. Romeria

http://www.youtube.com/v/HTQTdgs5eEQ

Pianist: Antonio Soria

A postcard from Frankfurt with a poem

Hampelmanns Abschied vom alten Schauspielhaus

transcribed at Wikisource

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