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London Theater, via Word Wenches. Madam Vestris as Don Giovanni.

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Madame Vestris as Don Giovanni in W. Moncrieff's Giovanni in London Hand-coloured etching c.

Maisie Ellinger as Prince Charming

Maisie Ellinger as Prince Charming

Mrs. Jordan, original plate p. Lady's Magazine Dec 1785 alongside a biography of the actress, who had this point had only been on the London stage a year.

Jordan, original plate p. Lady's Magazine Dec 1785 alongside a biography of the actress, who had this point had only been on the London stage a year.

Little girl waiting to be evacuated from London in 1940.  Poor little thing.  I hope it turned out OK for her and her family...

maudelynn: “ A little Evacuee, and her doll, waiting to be transported from a blitz rattle London to what her parents hope will be a safe haven, the English Countryside May 1940 This makes me weep.

Mr Weston in the character of Dr Last in Samuel Foote's the Devil Upon Two Sticks. The Folger Library

Tom Weston of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Mr Weston in the character of Dr Last in Samuel Foote's the Devil Upon Two Sticks. The Folger Library

Mrs Jordan as Sir Harry Wildair from the Rare Portrait of 1788 Giclee Print at Art.com

Mrs Jordan as Sir Harry Wildair from the rare portrait of 1788

Dorothy Jordan as Lucy in 'The Virgin Unmasked,' published 1787, line engraving (NPG)

Dorothy Jordan as Lucy in 'The Virgin Unmasked,' published line engraving (NPG)

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Tom Weston of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Tom Weston of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Drury Lane, said to be the oldest and most haunted theatre in the world, has had a playhouse on its site since 1661, with the current building dating to 1812. One of Drury Lane's spectral stars is the lavendar-scented spirit of actor Dan Leno, a famed Victorian pantomime dame, said to have worn strong perfume to cover up the stench of incontinence. Actors and stagehands have been haunted by Leno's signature aroma of lavendar, along with the 'tap-tap-tap' sound of his disembodied clogs.

Stage Fright: The Thespian Ghosts Of London's Haunted Theatres

Drury Lane, said to be the oldest and most haunted theatre in the world, has had…

The Edwardian era was the apex of the Golden Age of Opera, which roughly dated between the 1880s and the early 1930s. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life crammed into opera houses across the globe to weep and clasp their hands to the thrilling sounds of top opera stars, and the top Edwardian hostesses vied for their services in their homes – at any cost.

Opera Stars of the Edwardian Era

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