Produced by the master entertainer P. T. Barnum, a melodrama about the dangers of alcohol was the first show to run for a hundred performances in New York City.
Every limb of him had a language.
One of the minor themes of 2019 was the revelation that various prominent white politicians had once worn blackface. The question is: why?
In the nineteenth century, enterprising toymakers developed a novel way to bring theater into the home.