Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Theater is Not Dead

I am mesmerized by the photography work of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre.  They are masters at capturing a bygone era by photographing cultural landmarks in a state of ruin.  I am particularly awed by their theater series.  I've peppered this post with photos of theater performances in the era at which these theaters were at their zenith.

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Sarah Bernhardt


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King Lear and his daughters

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The Desperate Hours 1955


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Ethel Barrymore in her dressing room.


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Stage version of A Street Car Named Desire 1947.


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3 comments:

Heather said...

Gorgeous! <3

My Grama's Soul said...

Even in their decay those old theaters are stunning.

Jo

JWC said...

those theatres look so amazing... I wish there was a way to preserve them completely as is.