Theater and Drama

Jules Cheret
Grand Theater of the Exposition, Palace of the Children (Grand Théâtre de L'Expo
color lithograph on off-white wove paper
15 3/4 in. x 11 7/16 in. ( 40 cm x 29.1 cm )
Gift of Mrs. John Alexander
This print depicts the interior of a theater. Several actors move about the set at the top of the print. Individuals in the audience are minutely detailed. Near the left of the stage, a pair of half-naked men brawl while an actor chides them from above. Near the bottom of the image, several in the audience smoke long pipes. A man holds the hand of a child on a raised platform near the bottom left of the print.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Nishimura and unidentified others (​Publisher's seal); Torii Kiyotsune ga (Artist's signature)<br />
Torii Kiyotsune
Perspective Print of the Interior of the Nakamura Theater Featuring the Amakawa Scene of The Treasury of Loyal Retainers
woodblock print on pa[er
12 in x 17 1/2 in (30.48 cm x 44.45 cm)
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
Herbert W. Johe
The Ionic Order, from the Theatre at Pompeii (ca. 60 AD)
watercolor on paper
30 3/8 x 22 11/16 in. (77.1 x 57.5 cm)
Gift of Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe
Richard L. Sears
View of the Theater of Marcellus, Rome
watercolor on paper
17 in. x 23 1/2 in. ( 43.18 cm x 59.69 cm )
Gift of Marvin Eisenberg in honor of Graham and Marianne Smith
Jean Touzé
The Magic Picture: Zémire et Azor
black chalk, heightened with white on beige paper
14 3/4 in. x 12 5/8 in. ( 37.5 cm x 32.1 cm )
Gift of Hubert L. and Doris M. Grigaut for The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Herbert W. Johe
The Ionic Order, from the Theatre of Marcellus, Rome (23-13 BC)
watercolor on paper
30 1/16 x 22 9/16 in. (76.3 x 57.3 cm)
Gift of Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe

Athens - Theatre of Dionysus
albumen print on paper
10 1/2 in. x 14 15/16 in. ( 26.6 cm x 38 cm )
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Clara Skinner
Theatre No. 1
woodcut on paper
10 ⅞ in x 14 ⅛ in (27.62 cm x 35.88 cm)
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, New Deal art project
Santa Fabio
Backstage at the Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
14 in. x 11 in. ( 35.5 cm x 27.9 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
This print shows a seated audience at a theater. The three most visible figures wear kimono, the obi tied in the back, and kneel overlooking a balcony above the stage. The figures in the foreground are more clearly defined, the outlines of the figures in the background blend into one another to create a dark undefined area.
Oda Kazuma
Theater Going (Kangeki)
lithograph on paper
7 3/4 in x 12 in (19.68 cm x 30.48 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm);9 1/8 in x 15 1/8 in (23.18 cm x 38.42 cm)
Gift of the artist, through Mr. and Mrs. Yoshito Yamamoto
In thick, sketchy lines, this print portrays a scene in which one figure leans against a wall on the left, and a crowd of people look over a balcony on the right. The top half of the composition is taken up mostly by a ceiling with two lamps with bare bulbs hanging from it.
Oda Kazuma
Interior of a Cinema Theater (Katsudo Shashinkan Naibu)
lithograph on paper
11 1/8 in x 7 1/2 in (28.26 cm x 19.05 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in (49.21 cm x 36.51 cm);11 7/16 in x 7 9/16 in (29.05 cm x 19.21 cm)
Gift of the artist, through Mr. and Mrs. Yoshito Yamamoto
This print shows a corner of the interior of a theater. A small part of the stage is visible, and two performers stand on the stage. To the left, engulfing the view of the stage, the balconies wind from the lower right to the upper left and fill the top third of the print. The audience is portrayed as dark strokes of seated figures that are not detailed or well defined. The audience sits in darkness.
Oda Kazuma
In the Imperial Theater (Teigeki nite)
lithograph on paper
10 3/4 in x 7 1/4 in (27.31 cm x 18.41 cm);19 in x 14 in (48.26 cm x 35.56 cm);12 in x 8 1/16 in (30.48 cm x 20.48 cm)
Gift of the artist, through Mr. and Mrs. Yoshito Yamamoto


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