Tag: theatre

New Photographers: The Art of Performance

Posted by Published on November 29, 2018

We would like to let you know that we now represent some fantastic new photographers who specialise in photographing performance  – whether it be in the realm of theatre, opera, classical music or rock. From productions by Samuel Beckett to Richard Wagner operas, Jacqueline du Pré to Aretha Franklin, these photographs cover contemporary and iconic performances and performers past and present. See below for lightboxes of these wonderful images….

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Discover Lebrecht: Opera and Performance

Posted by Published on November 29, 2018

Bridgeman is proud and excited to announce the acquisition of Lebrecht Photo Library, the world’s largest image bank for classical music and related arts, with a collection of over 400,000 specialist images. Discover the wealth of Lebrecht content here. Whether you are working on a concert program, marketing materials or even a stage backdrop, Bridgeman Images has a vast array of artwork, photography and footage…

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Music & Dance: Performing Arts

Posted by Published on May 25, 2018

Following the announcement of our acquisition of Lebrecht Photo Library, the world’s largest image bank for classical music and related arts, we are highlighting material from the Bridgeman archive relating to the performing and musical arts. Lebrecht is the world’s most comprehensive image bank for every genre of music: classical music, jazz, opera, rock music, as well as musical instruments, notation, Broadway musicals, dance and ballet. It…

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When the men were not fighting, they would have to find ways to pass the long tedious hours. These were also opportunities to find a way to recreate some moments of normality in an otherwise surreal and unpredictable situation. Using images for our Look and Learn Collection, I would like to illustrate these lighter moments in the life of the World War I soldier.  …

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The Psychology of Performing Arts

Posted by Published on May 31, 2017

Shakespeare, Marlowe, Racine, Moliere, Chekhov… famous playwrights  whose plays are still performed today and reinterpreted by directors and actors around the world. They were key in transforming many aspects of everything we know as theatre and drama. In the 20th century there continue to be notable practitioners who have invented new methods for actors to use in order to achieve a more genuine performance. “Love the art in yourself and not…

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William Shakespeare famously noted that all the world’s a stage. The world is certainly full of magnificent stages, some of which don’t only host the finest performances, but are spectacular masterpieces in their own right. From the oldest known stone theatre to buildings connected to legendary playwrights, we’ve lined up 7 theatres that provide a glimpse into the history of the performing arts. The Theatre of Dionysus –…

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Before blockbusters, before stunts and special effects, there were magicians. People that could disappear in front of a crowd, get rid of handcuffs in less than 3 minutes, or even get away from a cell without any keys. The 31st of October 2016 will mark the 90th anniversary of the death of the most famous magician: Harry Houdini. A man whose name is now synonymous…

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Shakespeare in Art

Posted by Published on March 30, 2016

‘Beginning in the middle, starting thence away. To what may be digested in a play.’ * In 2016 the world is commemorating 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. For centuries artists have reinterpreted and brought to life the acts, characters and scenes in Shakespeare’s plays, reaching zenith proportions during the Romantic Movement. Their paintings range from tragic visions by Fuseli to vivid evocations of…

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