In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Friday night's premiere of Kaiso House at the Deluxe Cinema attracted no more than 250 patrons for all the kings and queens on the playbill and the ‘shocker’ Yangatang promised at City Hall mustered no better than half that number.
- Well, Stanley Donwood's artwork reminds me of the playbills from Victorian music halls or a rickety theatre troupe travelling across the land.
- She puts all of her playbills up in here and keeps scripts that she finds here.
- By 1602 it appears to have been operating again: the hoaxer Richard Vennar circulated a playbill describing an entertainment called England's Joy, ‘to be Played at the Swan this 6 of November, 1602’.
- Photos and playbills from famous ventriloquists line the walls.
- The only other evidence of his existence is a playbill they found in Dawson's papers for a concert by some of the professor's students.
- It looks fantastic, full of wonder: the pages are liberally illustrated with playbills, etchings and portraits both crude and powerful.
- A counter balance to these playbills is one for a production of Uncle Tom's Cabin at the Theatre Royal in Dunlop Street in 1853, during the time of the abolitionist movement.
- At times it reads more like an epic playbill than the behind-the-scenes exposé hinted at in the subtitle ‘Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theater.’
- John Mee demonstrates how playbills and advertisements could be used during the 1790s to mock authority figures and government policies.
- He points to the box office, and the framed playbills he used to deliver for the reward of a free pass to the pictures.
- The ephemera gallery is a self-navigated tour through vintage still photographs - many of which were used in the film - and images of vintage posters and playbills, including some from different countries.
- You don't need a playbill to tell that the lecherous, black-clad Wolfe, who swaps hockey tickets for political favours, is the heavy here - if he had a moustache, he'd twirl it.
- Another playbill from the same tour provides a typical description.
- He takes pains to claim back credit from his producers and fills three pages with the playbill of a 1968 Italian concert to show there was a time when his name came first.
- The playbills indicate this play is unsuitable for children.
- Coupland isn't the only big name gracing the Rabbit playbill next season.
- Pianist Raf Robertson, who months ago advised of his unavailability, was still on the playbill.
- The language emblazoned across these advertising playbills bandies about offensive terms which today would be unacceptable.
- Two years earlier, in 1829, the playbill for Rossini's William Tell had included the names of the dancers (again led by Marie Taglioni) together with the singers as evidence of a spectacular production.
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