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Theater-Figuren aus dem Verlage von M. Trentsensky in Wien

Theater-Figuren aus dem Verlage von M. Trentsensky in Wien.
Matthias Trentsentsky
Vienna, ca. 1839-1860

This volume features 243 hand-colored illustrations of theatrical costumery from 41 different productions in Matthias Trentsentsky’s Theater-Figuren, including six of Shakespeare’s plays. Usually issued separately or in small sets, illustrated plates like these were cut out for use in so-called “toy theaters,” which were essentially small paper mock-ups of popular stage performances. These illustrations—and toy theaters in general—formed the way in which generations of would-be theatergoers envisioned popular dramatic characters. (PN2067 .T74 1839x)