Souvenir album: scenes of the play Ben-HurAdditional title: Tale of the ChristAdditional title: Ben-HurAdditional title: Treasures of the American Performing Arts
NamesRockwood, George Gardner, 1832-1911 (Photographer)Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 (Author)Young, William (Author)Kelley, Edgar Stillman, 1857-1944 (Composer)American Colortype Company (Publisher)Teal, Ben (Stage director)Klaw & Erlanger (Producer)Byron, Joseph, 1847-1923 (Photographer)Brooks, Joseph, 1849-1916 (Stage manager)
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1900Place: New YorkPublisher: American Colortype
Library locationsBilly Rose Theatre DivisionShelf locator: MWEZ+ n.c. 27974.04
TopicsReligion in literatureJews -- PersecutionTheatrical productionsJesus Christ -- DramaWallace, Lew, 1827-1905. Ben-Hur
NotesContent: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.Creation/production credits: Copyrighted, 1900, by Klaw & Erlanger--Cover.Statement of responsibility: Illustrations from flash-light photographs by Joseph Byron--Leave Content: Klaw & Erlanger's production of Gen. Lew Wallace's 'Ben-Hur'--Leave Statement of responsibility: Photographers include Rockwood and Joseph Byron.Creation/production credits: Souvenir program for the stage production of Ben-Hur, dramatised by William Young, staged by Ben Teal, vocal and instrumental music composed by Edgar Stillman Kelley, and business direction by Joseph Brooks.Biographical/historical: The stage production opened Nov. 29, 1899 at the Broadway Theatre, New York, N.Y. Other New York productions include one at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Dec. 1911, and another at the Manhattan Opera House, Nov. 1916. Film adaptations include the 1925 version with Ramon Navarro, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson, and Francis X. Bushman, and another in 1959 with Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, and Martha Scott.
Physical DescriptionPhotomechanical printsExtent:  leaves : ill., music ; 26 cm.
DescriptionIncludes illustrated covers, music and songs from the drama, text from the original novel and the drama, illustrated with photographs from the stage production.
Type of ResourceStill imageNotated musicText
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPG99-B167NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14568854Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f1fb7fb0-55e3-0135-a1a8-3515c1be6c64
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