"The Picture Postcard is a sign of the times": Theatre Postcards and Modernism

  title={"The Picture Postcard is a sign of the times": Theatre Postcards and Modernism},
  author={P. Meraza Farfan},
  journal={Theatre History Studies},
  pages={119 - 93}
  • P. Farfan
  • Published 11 September 2013
  • Art
  • Theatre History Studies
4 Citations
“My Word! How He is Kissing Her”: The Material Culture of Theatrical Promotion
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Hands across the sea: situating an Edwardian greetings postcard practice
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Beauty and the Market: Actress Postcards and their Senders in Early Twentieth-Century Australia
A hundred years ago the international craze for picture postcards distributed millions of images of popular stage actresses around the world. The cards were bought, sent, and collected by many whose
The Beautiful and the Damned: The Creation of Identity in Nineteenth Century Photography.
This exhibition and accompanying publication explored the conventional photographic portrait and its many alternatives against the background of the 19th century belief in the 'science' of
Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of
Multimedia Modernism: Literature and the Anglo-American Avant-garde
1. Towards a media theory of modern poetics 2. Camera ready copy 3. Figure, image, thing 4. The Vorticist membrane 5. Zukofsky's cinema Bibliography.
“Quote the Words to Prompt the Attitudes”: The Victorian Performer, the Photographer, and the Photograph
Photographs show what performers actually look like. They show details of costume. They apparently show gesture, posture, stance, and expression, which sometimes can be linked with specific moments