The 1800’s By: Summer Wilkinson and Fabiana Cuéllar 1828 Thomas Dartmouth “Daddy” Rice appearing as Jim Crow in a song-anddance act. Time Period 1830–1850 The Theatre Regulation Act of 1843 bans drinking in theaters. 1859 The first great opera house in Americ a is built in New Orleans called the 1865 FrenchFormer Operacircus houseclown Tony Pastor opens the first variety theater in New York. 1890 Modern dance emerge s Theatre Developments Georgian style architecture In 1816 Philadelphia’s Chestnut Street Theatre Thomas Drummon invents the limelight. It is like the spotlight that we use today. Sample of Costumes in the 1800’s: Philadelphia’s Chestnut Street Theatre Female costume male costume Notable Playwrights & Actors Edmond Kean Edwin Booth Richard III Cordelia Howard John Wilkes Booth Uncle Tom’s Cabin George Sims The Lights of London Maurice Barymore Characteristics European and American actors Play scripts came from Europe The plays were Victorian style Acting was very exaggerated The audience was usually not very educated Plays always had an orchestra Characteristics In 1891 the first electric marquis was made Theaters were grouped together in a syndicate Plays moved from one theatre to another within the group Questions For Review Did the audience like Shakespeare? What was Victorian acting like? What was a Syndicate? How old was Cordelia Howard? Who killed Abraham Lincoln?