Sights & Sounds


Performers

Here you can see images of 19th century performers and the parts they played. Each actor specialized in particular types of roles, but they would also play multiple types of characters to demonstrate their range.

/media/Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn

/media/Covent Garden playbill, 1833

Covent Garden playbill, 1833

/media/Edward Young

Edward Young

/media/Ginger Blue

Ginger Blue

/media/Hamlet, 1878

Hamlet, 1878

/media/Hamlet

Hamlet

/media/Macbeth, 1815

Macbeth, 1815

/media/Macbeth, 1822

Macbeth, 1822

/media/Macbeth

Macbeth

/media/Oroonoko, 1776

Oroonoko, 1776

/media/Oroonoko, 1797

Oroonoko, 1797

/media/Othello, 1830

Othello, 1830

/media/Othello, 1854

Othello, 1854

/media/Othello, circa 1860

Othello, circa 1860

/media/Othello, 1884

Othello, 1884

/media/Othello, 1896

Othello, 1896

/media/Ira Aldridge

Ira Aldridge

/media/Othello

Othello

/media/Ira Aldridge, 1858

Ira Aldridge, 1858

/media/Ira Aldridge

Ira Aldridge

/media/Rolla

Rolla

/media/Rolla

Rolla

/media/Shylock, 1814

Shylock, 1814

/media/Shylock, 1855

Shylock, 1855

/media/The Black Doctor

The Black Doctor

/media/Mungo

Mungo

/media/Mungo

Mungo

/media/Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

/media/Zanga, 1776

Zanga, 1776

/media/Paul and Virginia

Paul and Virginia

/media/Bertram

Bertram

/media/Rob Roy

Rob Roy

/media/Henry Siddons

Henry Siddons

/media/The Revenge

The Revenge

/media/Audience

Audience

/media/Audience

Audience

/media/Audience

Audience

/media/Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

/media/Black Eyed

Black Eyed

/media/Ira Aldridge as Othello

Ira Aldridge as Othello

/media/Zanga, 1848

Zanga, 1848

/media/Jenny Lind

Jenny Lind

/media/Jacob Adler

Jacob Adler

/media/Edwin Booth in Julius Ceasar

Edwin Booth in Julius Ceasar

/media/Edwin Booth as Hamlet

Edwin Booth as Hamlet

/media/Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth

/media/Jenny Lind

Jenny Lind

/media/Jenny Lind

Jenny Lind

/media/Jenny Lind

Jenny Lind

/media/Jenny Lind in La Sonnambula

Jenny Lind in La Sonnambula

/media/Jenny Lind

Jenny Lind

/media/Jenny Lind

Jenny Lind

/media/Jenny Lind

Jenny Lind

/media/Edwin Booth as Hamlet

Edwin Booth as Hamlet

/media/Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth

/media/Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth

/media/Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth

/media/Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth

/media/Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth

/media/Young Edwin Booth

Young Edwin Booth

/media/Edwin Booth as Iago

Edwin Booth as Iago

/media/Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth

/media/Edwin Booth as Hamlet, 1873

Edwin Booth as Hamlet, 1873

/media/Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth

/media/Jacob Adler

Jacob Adler

/media/Jacob Adler

Jacob Adler